Essential Guide to Warfare Author’s Cut Part 11

August 14, 2014 at 5:47 pm | Posted in Books, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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essential-guide-to-warfareJason Fry and Paul Urquhart are continuing their twelve part series on the cut material from Star Wars: The Essential Guide to WarfareClick here to check it out part eleven which covers Serving the Empire.

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The Cover Art of ‘Star Wars’

August 14, 2014 at 12:05 am | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars, The Roqoo Depot Galleria | 1 Comment

To commemorate the end of Dark Horse Comics’ Star Wars series, we’ve laid out the full cover art for each issue. From #1 to #20 without any text in the way. Just gorgeous artwork by Alex Ross, Rodolfo Migliari, David Michael Beck, Hugh Fleming, Sean Cooke and Victor Manuel Leza. Thus the Roqoo Depot Galleria presents: The Cover Art of Star Wars.

In The Shadow of Yavin

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Podcasts in Review

August 14, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Bombad Radio: Episode 161 starts off with an unboxing of Dungeons & Dragons Next, flows into a con report of SDCC 2014, then jumps into the main feature: an interview with actor Adam Lazarre-White who voiced Jacob in the Mass Effect series. Adam talks about he got into acting, his early career in soap opera, moving into voice acting, the differences between roles, identifying scenes, being the character, and even basing Jacob on Han Solo. Kind of a neat interview and worth listening to if you’re a Mass Effect fan or interesting in acting and voice acting.

Coffee with Kenobi: Episode #22 includes some feedback on the Star Wars Rebels trailer out of SDCC 2014, some comments on the X-wing revealed in the Force for Change video, and the usual “Expresso Shot” from the Bearded Trivia hitting film news including Jurassic World. Consetta Parker stops by to talk about the upcoming Rancho Obi-Wan Gala, and they interview author Ian Doescher. Ian talks about the William Shakespeare Star Wars books, finding the right voices for the characters, and even shares what he’s working on next. Lot of goodness packed into this one episode, so be sure to check it out.

Special Edition: Coffee with Kenobi Discusses SDCC 2014” includes their thoughts on the Star Wars Rebels preview clips and the character of the Inquisitor. Then they with special guest Jeff McGee (Assembly of Geeks) about SDCC and collectibles. Jeff’s always a fun guy to listen to and Star Wars Rebels and SDCC make good discussion topics. Another good one to add to your playlist.

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Review: ‘Star Wars #20′

August 13, 2014 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Star Wars #20 brings the series to an end as Leia chases down an old friend while being pursued by the infamous bounty hunter IG-88. With Han, Luke and Chewie to help her, they have just one shot at rescuing Seren and completing her mission for the Rebellion. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Databurst From the 501st

August 13, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

501stLogoLatest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from August 13 through 19th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

August 13

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Kansas City, MO for the Children’s Mercy Hospital visit.
  • Dune Sea Garrison will be in Scottsdale, AZ for the fundraising ice cream social at Kahala/Cold Stone Creamery World Head Quarters from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.
  • Ohio Garrison will be in Cincinnati, OH for the Health Hands Fair at Northgate Mall from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
  • UK Garrison will be in Leeds for Royal Armouries Sci-Fi Week from August 13 to 14th.

August 14

  • Bloodfin Garrison will be in Indianapolis, IN for Scotty’s Brewhouse GenCon Invasion from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Scotty’s Brewhouse Downtown from August 14 to 16th, and at the Indiana Convention Center for GenCon from August 14 to 17th.
  • Ohio Garrison will be in Marysville, OH for the All Ohio Balloon Fest 2014 from 4:00 to 10:00 PM.
  • Old Line Garrison will be in Pasadena, MD for Back to School with Star Wars at Mountain Road Library from 7:00 to 8:30 PM.
  • Redback Garrison will be at the Starlight Ekka Party 2014.

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New Releases: ‘The Star Wars Deluxe HC’, ‘Wanted: Ania Solo TPB’ and ‘Star Wars #20′

August 13, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Dark Horse Comics has three new Star Wars releases today including the deluxe, oversized hardcover version of The Star Wars, the third trade paperback volume of the Legacy series, and the final issue of Star Wars.

The Star Wars Deluxe HC

Before Star Wars, there was The Star Wars! This is the official adaptation of George Lucas’s rough-draft screenplay for what would become Star Wars—the film that changed motion pictures and the world. You’ll see familiar characters and places—but not all is the same in this long-ago and faraway galaxy. Still, strap yourself in for high adventure and lazersword duels, Jedi Knights, Princess Leia, Han Solo, and a battle to defeat the evil Empire!

Click here for a seven page preview.

* The deluxe oversized boxed-set edition contains the entire saga (The Star Wars #1-8 and The Star Wars #0)—plus extras—in three deluxe, foil-stamped, hardcover volumes.

Writer: J.W. Rinzler
Artist: Mike Mayhew
Colorist: Rain Beredo
Cover Artist: Nick Runge

Format: FC, 244 pages; Deluxe HC, 8” x 12 1/4”
Price: $99.99 ($81.07 on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, $89.99 on TFAW)

Wanted: Ania Solo TPB

Ania Solo is charged with the murder of an Imperial Knight! Now she’s a wanted criminal, and even her pals Sauk and Imperial Knight Jao Assam are wary. Before Ania can explain, their ship is compromised, the friends are separated, and Ania is captured by one bounty hunter, while another is in pursuit! Collects Star Wars: Legacy #11–#15.

Click here for a three page preview.

Writers: Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman
Artist: Gabriel Hardman
Colorist: Jordan Boyd
Cover Artist: Agustin Alessio

Format: FC, 120 pages; TP, 7’’ x 10’’
Price: $19.99


Star Wars #20 (of 20)

Leia risks it all for a friend she hasn’t seen since childhood! Han, Luke, and Chewie risk it all for Leia!
Brian Wood and Carlos D’Anda say farewell to that galaxy far, far away before they send our heroes to an unknown fate!

Click here for a four page preview.

Writer: Brian Wood
Artist: Carlos D’Anda
Colorist: Gabe Eltaeb
Cover Artist: Hugh Fleming

Format: FC, 32 pages; Ongoing
Price: $2.99

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Book Review: ‘Goodnight Darth Vader’

August 12, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Chronicle Books, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Goodnight Darth Vader by Jeffrey Brown is a bit different from his previous Star Wars books and very specialized in it’s role. Whether it’s right for you depends entirely on whether you’ll be reading it to your kids or not. Either way, it does have some really nice artwork. Click here for our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Book Review: ‘Return of the Padawan’

August 12, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Jedi Academy: Return of the Padawan by Jeffrey Brown is the kind of book kids will love and adults can secretly enjoy. There’s lots of laughs and reminders of what school is like is this sequel, click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Release: ‘Hellhole Inferno’ by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson

August 12, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Sci-Fi | Leave a comment
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hellhole infernoHellhole Inferno is out today bringing a conclusion to Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson’s Hellhole Trilogy. Click here for the official product page which includes excerpts and purchase links.

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Dave Dorman 2014 Artbooks

August 11, 2014 at 6:13 am | Posted in Art, Books, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | Leave a comment
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Artist Dave Dorman is one of the few Star Wars artists I know who does an annual sketchbook. This year Dave is offering Leadworks No. 2 which is a 20 page booklet (5.5″x8.5″) featuring a variety of sketches ranging from Star Wars to The Walking Dead. In addition to the sketchbook, Dave is also offering Oil & Water: Xenocide and Oil & Water: Wizardry and Magic. Both are booklets just like Leadworks, but they contain full color images of his paintings. Xenocide focuses on Aliens and Predator whereas Wizardry and Magic is all fantasy based work for companies like Wizards of the Coast and Blizzard. Below are some images of the artwork to give you an idea of what’s inside.

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