Databurst From the 501st

October 29, 2014 at 12:00 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 October 29 through November 4th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

October 29

  • Garrison Excelsior will be in Rochester, NY for Accessible Halloween at the Center for Disability Rights at 5:00 PM.
  • Mountain Garrison will be in Glendale, CO for the City of Glendale Halloween Party from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in the Sports Center.
  • Nordic Garrison will be in Stockholm, Sweden for The Scandinavian Sci-Fi, Game & Film Convention from November 29 to 30th. Star Wars guests include Kenny Baker and David Prowse.
  • Timberline Garrison will be in Idaho Falls, ID for Boo at the Zoo at Tautphaus Park Zoo from 5:00 to 9:00 PM.
  • UK Garrison will be in Tottenham for the Spurs Family Spooktacular.

October 30

  • Italian Garrison will be in Lucca for Lucca Comics and Games from October 30 to November 2nd. Star Wars guests include Drew Karpyshyn.
  • Nordic Garrison will be in Stockholm, Sweden for Comic Con Stockholm from October 30 to November 2nd.
  • Ohio Garrison will be in Toledo, OH for the Whitmer Community Halloween event from 5:00 to 7:30 PM at Whitmer High School.
  • Southern California Garrison will be at the Dos Cominos Elementary School 50 Year Carnival, at the Hansen Elementary School fundraiser, and in Atwater Village, CA for Trick or Treat on the BOOlevard from 4:30 to 6:00 PM along Glendale Blvd.
  • UK Garrison will be in Nottingham for Oscars for Orchestra, and in IOW for the Imperial Invasion of C.H.A.R.M.

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Book Review: ‘Star Wars Art: Posters’

October 28, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Abrams, Art, Books, Movies, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars Rebels, Television, The Clone Wars, Video Games | Leave a comment

If you love the artwork of the Star Wars movie posters, then Star Wars Art: Posters is a must have. This beautiful collection of artwork presents the posters of the original trilogy in stunning detail. But it does more than that. It covers the entire six film saga, the Ewok films, the televisions series, promotional posters and even concept treatments that were never released. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Release: ‘Razor’s Edge’ Paperback

October 28, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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razors-edge-paperbackRazor’s Edge by Martha Wells is out today in paperback.

Random House Link

You can also check out our review in case you missed it, as well as our interview with Martha Wells.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Monday Funny: The Amazing Spider-Man 2

October 27, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Humor, Monday Funny | Leave a comment
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How It Should Have Ended takes a humorous look at The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The humor really kicks in at 3:22 so make sure to hang in there.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Happy Birthday, Jan Duursema

October 27, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Birthday, Star Wars | Leave a comment

jan-duursema-lightsaberToday we wish a very happy birthday to one of our favorite Star Wars artists, Jan Duursema. Be sure to stop by Facebook and wish Jan a happy birthday. You can also check out her official website.

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Our ‘Tarkin’ Interview with James Luceno

October 24, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Interview, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | 1 Comment
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Front cover of 'Tarkin'Tarkin will be hitting book stores soon and for those looking forward to the release, we have an interview with author James Luceno. James talks about the title character, his similarities to the Sith, the use of surnames, and some very fun insight into the novel without spoiling anything.

What drew you to choosing Tarkin as the focus of your next Star Wars book?

James Luceno: Actually, Tarkin was pitched to me. I worried at first that while Peter Cushing is immediately recognizable in the role, casual fans might not recall the name of the character who commanded the Death Star. Even so, I jumped at the chance. I always viewed Tarkin as being as emblematic of the Empire as the Death Star itself. I loved his casually sarcastic comeback to Princess Leia’s line about recognizing Tarkin’s “foul stench” when she was first brought aboard the battle station. “Charming to the last,” he replies. “You don’t know how hard I found it signing the order to terminate your life.”  Equally intriguing to me was Tarkin’s relationship with Vader, who in the first film we know only as the Dark Lord of the Sith. I didn’t see Tarkin so much as holding Vader’s leash as being his equal in the Imperial chain-of-command, and I wondered how that came to be. Finally, for all Tarkin’s ruthless self-assurance, he is shocked that Leia would lie to him about the location of the Rebel base, and in his final moments he refuses to acknowledge—openly, at least—that the Death Star, as much his project as it was the Emperor’s, is also fatally flawed.

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Around the Web

October 24, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Interview, Marvel, Movies, News, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys, trailers, Video Games | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • has a small preview of Star Wars Art: Posters. Having just gotten a copy of the book, this is a really cool collection of Star Wars poster art. It’s definitely worth checking out.
  • IGN has a sneak peek at Star Wars Costumes: The Original Trilogy (which will be out October 28).
  • And The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight by Tony DiTerlizzi and Ralph McQuarrie came out this week (Amazon link).
  • Edelweiss now has a listing for Jedi Academy 3. Release date is slated for July 28, 2015. Price is listed at $12.99, hardcover, 176 pages. Here’s the blurb for it…

After last year, Roan will attempt to redeem himself, avoid the Dark Side, be a better student, and a better friend. But as he and his friends deal with substitute teachers, new aliens, more robots, vegan food, braces, final exams, and more middle school awkwardness, will Roan be able to stay the path of the Jedi?

  • They also have listings for a new series of illustrated Star Wars movie trilogy books for younger readers. There’s Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope: Being the Story of Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, and the Rise of the Rebellion by R.J. Palacio with illustrations by Iain McCaig (release date: June 23, 2015, $17.99, hardcover, ages 8 to 12, Disney Lucasfilm Press, 224 pages); Star Wars: Return of the Jedi by Tom Angleberger and illustrations by Iain McCaig (release date: August 18, 2015, $17.99, hardcover, ages 8 to 12, Disney Lucasfilm Press, 224 pages); and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back: So You Want To Be A Jedi? by Adam Gidwitz and illustrations by Iain McCaig (release date: July 21, 2015, $17.99, hardcover, ages 8 to 12, Disney Lucasfilm Press, 224 pages).
  • Drew Karpyshyn also updated that he’s completed Chaos Unleashed (which won’t be out until July). Drew also revealed he’ll be heading to the Lucca Comics and Games convention in Italy.

Comic News

  • Newsarama has an interview with Kanan: The Last Padawan comic writer Greg Weisman.

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Marvel Star Wars Solicitations for January 2015

October 23, 2014 at 5:14 pm | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Marvel has released their solicitations for January 2015 which includes Star Wars #1 and a slew of variant covers.

Star Wars #1

Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: John Cassaday
Cover Artists: J. Scott Campbell, Bob McLeod, Joe Quesada, Alex Ross, Sara Pichelli, Skottie Young and John Tyler Christopher


Luke Skywalker and the ragtag band of rebels fighting against the Galactic Empire are fresh off their biggest victory yet—the destruction of the massive battle station known as the Death Star. But the Empire’s not toppled yet! Join Luke along with Princess Leia, smugglers Han Solo and Chewbacca, droids C-3PO and R2-D2 and the rest of the Rebel Alliance as they strike out for freedom against the evil forces of Darth Vader and his master, the Emperor. Written by Jason Aaron (Original Sin, Thor: God of Thunder) and with art by John Cassaday (Astonishing X-Men, Uncanny Avengers), this is the Star Wars saga as only Marvel Comics could make it!

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‘Tarkin’ Excerpt #3

October 23, 2014 at 4:16 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Star Wars Books has released a new excerpt for James Luceno’s Tarkin.

“Governor, your presence is required on Coruscant,” Amedda said after a moment. Tarkin moved to his desk and sat down, centering himself for the holocam. “I’ll certainly try to make time for a visit, Vizier.”

“Permit me, Governor, but that will not suffice. Perhaps I should have said that your presence is urgently required.”Tarkin waved a hand in dismissal. “I’m sorry, Vizier, but that doesn’t alter the fact that I have my priorities.”

“Priorities of what sort?”

Tarkin returned Amedda’s mirthless smile. There was probably no harm in sharing with Amedda information about the expected ship¬ments of matériel from Desolation Station to Geonosis—including vital components for the battle station’s complex hyperdrive generator—but he was under no obligation to do so.

“I’m afraid my priorities are on a need-to-know basis.”

“Indeed. Then you are refusing the request?”

Tarkin glimpsed something in the thick-skulled Chagrian’s pink-rimmed cerulean eyes that gave him pause. “Let’s say that I’m reluctant to abandon my post at this time, Vizier. If you wish, I’ll provide the Emperor with my reasons personally.”

“That’s not possible, Governor. The Emperor is presently engaged.”

Tarkin leaned toward the cam. “So engaged that he can’t speak briefly with one of his Moffs?”

Amedda affected a bored tone. “That’s not for me to say, Governor. The Emperor’s concerns are on a need-to-know basis.”

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Podcasts in Review

October 23, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Assembly of Geeks: “Reviewing Geek TV Shows” is a geek roundtable episode with guests Kay (FANgirl Blog), Emily (Wrong Button Blog) and Cory (Coffee with Kenobi). This episode includes lots of geek questions and discussions, some negativity on Gotham, thoughts and criticism on the new video game Destiny, and thoughts on geek tv shows and movies, especially Marvel and DC. Good episode overall.

Harry Potter and the Targets of Boba Fett” starts out with a Harry Potter discussion since Scott is watching all the films as they’re being screened at a local theater. They also talk some The Dark Crystal with their special co-host in this episode, Charli Armstrong (who fills in for Tricia). Then they head into an Indiana Jones discussion and the possibility and rumors of an Indy 5. Later they’re joined by Dan Zehr as they talk about Star Wars Rebels.

Bombad Radio: October Free-For-All episode includes host James, and guests Scott Murray and Steve Crellin. As usual in the free-for-all, they cover a lot of topics, but this time around Star Wars stays their main focus. From Christopher Walken going to the dark side to Star Wars Rebels and Star Wars Episode VII (include a potential major spoiler which I fast forwarded through). They also go over Gotham and share their thoughts on the series and where it needs to go to maintain interest.

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