Happy Birthday, R.A. Salvatore

January 20, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Birthday | Leave a comment
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Today we wish a happy birthday to author R.A. Salvatore!

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Be sure to stop by Facebook or Twitter and wish Bob a happy birthday.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Monday Funny: Boba Fett Kills Mario & Co.

January 19, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Humor, Monday Funny, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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This video took me on a trip down memory lane. Some cool, classic games…and Boba Fett killing them all.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot. Darth Humor.

Around the Web

January 16, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Conventions, Events, Movies, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Trailer | 1 Comment

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

Convention & Event News

  • Magic City Comic Con is January 16 to 18 in Miami, FL. Star Wars guests include Jim Cummings, Tom Kane and Greg Weisman.
  • Rustycon is January 16 to 18 in Seattle, WA. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • Daniel Logan will be at Heroes & Fantasies in San Antonio, TX on January 17 for a signing.
  • Peter Mayhew, Margo Apostolos and Mike Quinn will be at Madness Games & Comics in Plano, TX for a signing.
  • Hollywood Show is January 23 to 25 in Los Angeles, CA. Star Wars guests include Femi Taylor.
  • Portland Comic Con is January 23 to 25 in Portland, OR. Star Wars guests include Katee Sackhoff, Paul Gulacy and Michael Golden.
  • South Texas Collectors Expo is January 24 to 25 in Laredo, TX. Star Wars guests include Paul Blake, Mark Dodson and Peter Mayhew.
  • Salt Lake Comic Con is January 29 to 31 in Salt Lake City, UT. Star Wars guests include Carrie Fisher.
  • SFBall 21 is February 6 to 8 in Southampton, England. Star Wars guests include Julian Glover.
  • Madison Comic Con is February 6 to 8 in Madison, WI. Star Wars guests include Michael Golden, James Marsters, Billy Dee Williams.
  • Shock Pop Comiccon is February 13 to 15 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Star Wars guests include Mike Deodato Jr., Greg Land, Hal Rayle, Ben Templesmith.
  • Farpoint is February 13 to 15 in Baltimore MD. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • Gallifrey One is February 13 to 15 in Los Angeles, CA. Star Wars guests include Burn Gorman, Garrick Hagon, Deep Roy, Greg Weisman.
  • Indianapolis Comic Con is February 13 to 15 in Indianapolis, IN. Star Wars guests include John Tyler Christopher, Michael Golden, Jake Lloyd, James Marsters.
  • CifiMad is February 20 to 22 in Fuenlabrada, Spain. Star Wars guests include Angus MacInnes.
  • Cleveland Comic Con is February 20 to 22 in Cleveland, OH. Star Wars guests include Michael Golden, Tony Isabella, James Marsters, John Sloboda.
  • The Official Xena Convention is February 20 to 22 in Burbank, CA. Star Wars guests include Adrienne Wilkinson.
  • Con Nooga is February 27 to March 1 in Chattanooga, TN. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • Culture Shock is February 27 to March 1 in Indianapolis, IN. Star Wars guests include Alan Harris, Daniel Logan, Cathy Monroe, John Mortan, Chris Parsons.
  • Pensacon is February 27 to March 1 in Pensacola, FL. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson, Jeremy Bulloch, Olivia d’Abo, Dave Dorman, Julian Glover, Barbara Goodson, John Hudgens, Felix Silla, Carel Struycken, David Warner.
  • The Scandinavian Sci-Fi, Game & Film Convention is February 28 to March 1 in Malmo, Sweden. Star Wars guests include Ray Park.
  • Long Beach Comic Expo is February 28 to March 1 in Long Beach, CA. Star Wars guests include Greg Weisman and Brian Wood.
  • This one is a ways off, but worth planning for, the Joliet Public Library Annual Star Wars Day, which will be June 6 in Joliet, IL and will include Star Wars guests Joe Corroney, Dave Dorman and John Jackson Miller.

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Podcasts in Review

January 15, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Movies, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television | 1 Comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Bombad Radio: Episode 182 starts out with Jeremiah and Zach talking about tv shows and Nobility. Then they break to their interview with Adrienne Wilkinson who talks about Xena: Warrior Princess, The Force Unleashed, voice work, acting, and Sam Witwer’s impressive knowledge of Star Wars. It’s a nice interview with some good behind-the-scenes looks at various shows and Star Wars projects.

Coffee With Kenobi: Show #29 is a look back at 2014 with special guest Rob Wainfur (The Bearded Trio). Together they recap their year in Star Wars, their guests, interviews and major events of the year. If you’ve missed any episodes, this is a great way to find out what you need to go back and listen to.

Full of Sith: Episode XCVIII Bobby, Bryan and Amy share what they’ve been up to, before Bobby moves things along to a variety of topics, keeping the pace moving, and the discussion flowing. They touch on Gary Whitta leaving the Star Wars standalone movie, their thoughts on Star Wars Rebels “Path of the Jedi”, the fates of Kanan and Ezra, who Fulcrum might be (Leia or Ahsoka?), whether Kanan is really a Jedi cowboy, whether Hera has been pushed to the side, the impact of Yoda, new The Force Awakens casting leaks, the actors from The Raid, and movie posters. Great episode covering a lot of ground. A nice burst of Star Wars. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Comic Reviews: ‘Star Wars #1′

January 14, 2015 at 8:04 pm | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

The day has finally come and Marvel Star Wars #1 is out. But can it meet the hype? Click here to read our full review and find out.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Marvel Star Wars #1 Cover Gallery

January 14, 2015 at 12:15 am | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars, The Roqoo Depot Galleria | Leave a comment

Marvel is raising the bar on cover variants with Star Wars #1. Below we’ve collected a gallery of the cover art. It is not a complete gallery, and not all of the artwork below is official covers as we have included some preliminary art as well as images of just the art, and some of the actual covers (complete with logos). Regardless, with so many variants and artists involved, it’s quite the gallery. Enjoy!

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New Release: ‘Star Wars #1′ and ‘Star Wars: The Original Marvel Years’

January 14, 2015 at 12:03 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Today marks the launch day for Marvel’s Star Wars comic line with Star Wars #1 and Star Wars: The Original Marvel Years Omnibus Volume 1. Both come in variant covers, and with the wide selection with Star Wars #1, there’s no shortage to choose from.

Star Wars #1

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

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!

Details: 48 pages, Rated T, Price $4.99

star-wars-the-original-marvel-years-omnibus-volume-1Star Wars: The Original Marvel Years Omnibus Volume 1

Writers: Roy Thomas, Howard Chaykin, Archie Goodwin, Jo Duffy and Chris Claremont
Pencillers: Howard Chaykin, Carmine Infantino, Walter Simonson, Herb Trimpe, Michael Golden, Al Williamson, and Mike Vosburg
Cover Artists: Howard Chaykin and Greg Hildebrandt

Details: 880 pages, $125

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Comic Review: ‘Alien vs. Predator: Fire and Stone #4′

January 14, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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Alien vs. Predator: Fire and Stone #4 comes to a stunning, visual end…and leaves the story behind somewhere in issue #3. Seriously, you would probably enjoy this issue better if you didn’t read it and just enjoyed the visual splendor of the artwork. For what it’s worth, here’s our review of Alien vs. Predator: Fire and Stone #4.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Databurst From the 501st

January 14, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Art, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

501stLogoLatest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from January 14 through January 20th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

January 14

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Overland Park, KS for the Marvel Star Wars #1 Release Party at Elite Comics from 3:00 to 7:00 PM.
  • Central California Garrison will be in Merced, CA for the Marvel Star Wars Launch Party at Red Sky Comics from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.
  • Mountain Garrison will be in Littleton, CO for the Star Wars #1 Marvel Comics Launch Party at 5280 Comics from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
  • Northeast Remnant Garrison will be in Scotch Plains, NJ for the Star Wars #1 Launch Party at A Little Shop of Comics from 4:00 to 8:30 PM.
  • Old Line Garrison will be in Parkville, MD for Collector’s Corner Star Wars #1 Launch Party from 1:00 to 5:00 PM, and in Annapolis, MD for the Star Wars #1 Launch Party at Third Eye Comics from 7:00 to 8:00 PM.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Anaheim, CA for the Star Wars #1 Release Party at Phat Collectibles from 6:00 to 7:30 PM, in Ventura, CA for the release party at Hypno Comics & Games from Noon to 3:00 PM, and in Newbury Park, CA for the launch party at Arsenal Comics & Games from 3:00 to 8:00 PM.
  • Star Garrison will be in Webster, TX for the Marvel Star Wars Welcome Home Party.

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Brazil Gets More Star Wars Covers

January 13, 2015 at 5:31 am | Posted in Art, Books, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Artist Chris McGrath shared a new Brazilian cover for John Jackson Miller’s Kenobi utilizing the alternate cover art he did for the book’s original release.

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With this following the release of a new Brazilian cover for Timothy Zahn’s Heir to the Empire, collectors might want to keep their eyes on Brazil.

Update: The new cover for Heir to the Jedi is up on Amazon Brazil, and they mention that there will be 17 new books in 2015 and 2016 with Kenobi being the next one in February. Looking forward to seeing the new covers.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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