Around the Web

December 12, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Celebration, Comic Books, Conventions, DC Comics, Episode VII, Events, Marvel, Movies, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Trailer, Video Games | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Comic News

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New Cover for ‘Heir to the Empire’

December 11, 2014 at 6:44 pm | Posted in Art, Books, Del Rey, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Star Wars author Timothy Zahn is hanging out in Brazil and over on Facebook he posted some pictures from Sao Paulo. Lo and behold there are pictures of Legends cover for Heir to the Empire, be it in Portuguese. After a little snooping I discovered that artist Marc Simonetti had been commissioned by Aleph Brazil to do a cover for the Heir to the Empire Legends version. As of yet there are no details on whether an English version will be out any time soon and whether it will sport the new cover, but it’s pretty cool looking.

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Podcasts in Review

December 11, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Audiobooks, Books, Episode VII, Movies, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Trailer, Video Games | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Assembly of Geeks:OMG! Star Wars Trailer” surprisingly doesn’t cover the trailer as much as the title of the episode would lead you to believe. They do however touch on the trailer and some of the controversies people are making a fuss over. Aside from the trailer, they also talk about the Jurassic World trailer, some comments Christian Bale made about playing Batman again, and some anniversaries for Star Trek and the Ewok movies. If you’re burnt out on TFA trailer discussions, this one is still worth checking out as Scott, Tricia and guest Jeff Roney talk a lot more about stuff outside the content of the trailer than say a scene-by-scene dissection. For fans of Assembly of Geeks, Tricia announced that she’ll be leaving the show soon do to time constraints. As a fan myself, it will be sad to see her go. Tricia has been a great part of the show and her, Scott and Jeff make a great trio.

Bombad Radio: Episode 174 features an interview with Star Wars composer Jesse Harlin who worked on Republic Commando, The Force Unleashed, Star Wars Battlefront, Star Wars Galaxies, The Old Republic and Star Wars 1313. He talks about composing, editing and arranging video game music, some of instruments he’s worked with, and even discusses some of the stuff he did for the cancelled Star Wars 1313 game. Sadly that music won’t be coming out, but they were able to share a snippet. Jesse teased that the game would have included Hutt gangster rap. For fans of Star Wars games or RebelForce Radio’s Star Wars Oxygen series, this is an episode worth listening to.

Episode 177 starts out with a live recording of Jeremiah and his wife watching The Force Awakens trailer and giving their initial thoughts, which I have to admit I haven’t heard anyone else do. But the real fun kicks in with Jeremiah’s interview with voice actor Corey Burton who talks about getting into the business, the voices and shows he’s done, coming up with the voices for Ziro the Hutt and Cad Bane, as well as his work for Disney and DC Comics. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Cover Reveal for Christie Golden’s ‘Dark Disciple’

December 10, 2014 at 5:29 am | Posted in Art, Books, Del Rey, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
Tags: , has revealed the cover for Christie Golden’s upcoming Asajj Ventress/Quinlan Vos novel Dark Disciple. Cover art is by Matt Taylor. is thrilled to reveal the cover art for the upcoming novel Star Wars: Dark Disciple by Christie Golden! Based on a series of scripts originally written for the unaired seventh season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and starring ex-Sith bounty hunter, Asajj Ventress, and the unorthodox Jedi Quinlan Vos, this new Star Wars tale of love and loss, betrayal and redemption is being produced in creative collaboration with the Lucasfilm Story Group and Dave Filoni, supervising director of The Clone Wars and executive producer of Star Wars Rebels. Star Wars: Dark Disciple hits the shelves on July 7, 2015.

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New Release and Review: ‘Prometheus: Fire and Stone #4′

December 10, 2014 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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Prometheus: Fire and Stone #4 is out today from Dark Horse Comics. Click here to read our full review.

Prometheus: Fire and Stone #4


Casualties rise as the Prometheus’s recovery team find themselves trapped between an unrelenting alien horde, a ruthless Engineer, and a vengeful victim of the mysterious accelerant!

Click here for a four page preview.

Writer: Paul Tobin
Artist: Juan Ferreyra
Cover Artist: David Palumbo

Format: FC, 32 pages; Miniseries
Price: $3.50

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Injustice Gods Among Us: Year Two #10′

December 10, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, DC Comics, Reviews | Leave a comment

The war between super heroes brings ends and new beginnings in Injustice Gods Among Us: Year Two #10. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Databurst From the 501st

December 10, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Databurst From the 501st | Leave a comment

501stLogoLatest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from December 10 through 16th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

December 10

  • Central Garrison will be in Minneapolis, MN for a Star Wars Holiday Special viewing at Bryant Lake Bowl.
  • UK Garrison will be in Glasgow for Glasgow On Ice.

December 11

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Overland Park, KS for the Cub Scout Pack Meeting and Pine Wood Derby Hangout.
  • Bloodfin Garrison will be at the WRTV 6 studio for the RTV 6 Toy Drive from 9:00 AM to Noon.
  • Redback Garrison will be at the Wonder Factory Christmas Party at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.

December 12

  • Mountain Garrison will be in Colorado Springs, CO for the Toys for Tots drive at Walgreens from 2:00 to 6:00 PM.
  • Redback Garrison will be in Toowoomba for Christmas Wonderland.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Canoga Park, CA for Stuff A Bus at Westfield Topanga from 4:30 to 6:30 PM.

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Book Review: ‘Star Wars Costumes: The Original Trilogy’

December 9, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Chronicle Books, Movies, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment

There are a lot of Star Wars books out there. Some delve into fictional stories, others tell the real life stories of what happened to make the films. Star Wars Costumes: The Original Trilogy tells the stories of some of the most recognizable imagery in the world. From Darth Vader to Ewoks, this book shows what was put together to make those famous costumes, who designed them and challenges involved. It’s a wealth of stories and wonderful photographs showing readers a look at Star Wars we might not have ever noticed before. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Interview: Kathy Tyers Talks ‘Balance Point’, ‘The Truce At Bakura’, & ‘Star Wars Legends’

December 8, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, eBooks, George Lucas, Interview, Lucasfilm, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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Today we have a very special interview conducted by Doug McCausland. A couple weeks ago Doug did an outstanding interview with author Kevin J. Anderson covering the 20th anniversary of the Jedi Academy Trilogy. This week Doug continues his series of Star Wars author interviews with Kathy Tyers.

In the early to mid 90’s, Kathy Tyers was one of the most prominent authors of the Bantam-era Star Wars Expanded Universe alongside Timothy Zahn & Kevin J. Anderson. Her first contribution to Star Wars lore was 1994’s The Truce at Bakura, taking place immediately after the events of Return of the Jedi. She would later go on to contribute several short stories to Kevin J. Anderson’s Tales From The… series, including “Prize Pelt: The Tale of Bossk” and “We Don’t Do Weddings: The Band’s Tale”, as well as the New Jedi Order installment Balance Point. Continue Reading Interview: Kathy Tyers Talks ‘Balance Point’, ‘The Truce At Bakura’, & ‘Star Wars Legends’…

Monday Funny: ‘The Force Awakens’ Parodies

December 8, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Episode VII, Humor, Monday Funny, Movies, Star Wars, Trailer | Leave a comment

With the release of The Force Awakens teaser trailer, the internet has been flooded with parody trailers. Some of my favorites have been The George Lucas Special Edition Trailer.

The Disney Trailer.

And the Spaceballs trailer.

What are your favorites?

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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