New Release and Review: ‘Star Wars #16′

April 9, 2014 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Dark Horse Comics has one new Star Wars release today, Star Wars #16. In this issue, Luke goes hiking in the mountains of Arrochar with their elite Rangers as he tries to find some peace with his troubled feelings. Meanwhile, Leia and Han investigate a suspicious ship broadcasting a distress call above the planet. Is the Empire on to the Rebel presence? Click here to read our full review.

Star Wars #16

Establishing the new Rebel base on Arrochar, Wedge Antilles teaches the local pilots Rogue Squadron’s secret tactics, Luke Skywalker joins the Arrocharian militia on a “routine” mission, and Princess Leia balances her duty to the Rebellion with her upcoming duties as a royal wife. So why is everyone so uneasy?

Writer: Brian Wood
Penciller: Stéphane Créty
Inker: Julien Hugonnard-Bert
Colorist: Gabe Eltaeb
Cover Artist: Sean Cooke

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

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Earth 2 #22′

April 9, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, DC Comics, Reviews | Leave a comment

Earth 2 #22 has a deceiving cover, but still spins an interesting story with a good amount of Lois and Val action. There’s some decent character development and a bit of action, but fair warning, there’s a nasty cliffhanger. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Databurst From the 501st

April 9, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

Latest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from April 9 through 15th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

April 9

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Kansas City, MO for a visit to Children’s Mercy Hospital, and in Overland Park, KS for Costuming 101 at Tomahawk Elementary from 3:00 to 6:00 PM.

April 10

  • Garrison Tyranus will be in Richmond, VA for a Free LEGO Build event at Yankee Candle Village from Noon to 2:00 PM.
  • UK Garrison will be in Cambridge for Wookiee Woodland Walk Recruitment Day.

April 11 Continue Reading Databurst From the 501st…

New Star Wars Books from Becker & Mayer

April 8, 2014 at 7:12 am | Posted in Books, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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While Random House has been very quiet, Becker & Mayer has made some new book reveals in their latest catalog.

Star Wars: Imperial Handbook: A Commander’s Guide (Deluxe Edition)
by Daniel Wallace

As the Imperial Empire expands, high-ranking officials from each branch of the Imperial Military have set down tactical guidelines and procedures for all newly ascending commanders. Set in-universe, this compendium of ordinance, mission reports, and Imperial philosophy was intercepted by members of the Rebel Alliance, some of whom also left commentary scribbled in the margins. Housed in a deluxe case that opens with lights and sounds, this never-before-seen Imperial Handbook is perfect for Star Wars fans–no matter which side of the Civil War they’re on.

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Book Review: ‘Doctor Sleep’ by Stephen King

April 8, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Reviews | 2 Comments
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The master of horror goes back to his roots to bring readers a sequel to one of his most famous novels, The Shining. But can Doctor Sleep live up to its predecessor? Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Preview of ‘Star Wars: Rebel Heist #1′

April 7, 2014 at 6:02 pm | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Dark Horse Comics has provided a preview of Star Wars: Rebel Heist #1. Written by Matt Kindt, with art by Marco Castiello (penciller), Dan Parsons (inker) and Gabe Eltaeb (colorist), issue #1 will hit comic stands on April 30th. Collectors will also want to keep an eye out for the Adam Hughes variant cover and ultra variant cover.

Continue Reading Preview of ‘Star Wars: Rebel Heist #1′…

Cool Jawa Shirt on ShirtPunch

April 7, 2014 at 8:08 am | Posted in Star Wars | Leave a comment

ShirtPunch has a cool Jawa shirt available today.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

A Touch of Star Wars by David Vancook

April 7, 2014 at 6:10 am | Posted in Art, Star Wars, The Roqoo Depot Galleria | Leave a comment

This week the Roqoo Depot Galleria presents the Star Wars art of David Vancook.

David Vancook is an artist who has been doing something very interesting: he’s been taking thrift store paintings and modifying them by adding a touch of Star Wars. His selection of paintings varies greatly in both artistic styles and themes. In turn, the Star Wars characteristics of each painting are just as varied. There are AT-AT walkers looming over landscapes, starfighters flying over oceans, and iconic bounty hunters set in floral landscapes.

Below you’ll find a gallery of Star Wars work with striking visual combinations. From Monet to Norman Rockwell, David Vancook reinterprets classic visual scenes with a modern classic: Star Wars. Continue Reading A Touch of Star Wars by David Vancook…

Monday Funny: Darth Winnie the Pooh

April 7, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Conventions, Humor, Monday Funny, Star Wars | Leave a comment

At ConnectiCon 2013, voice actor Jim Cummings (who voices Hondo Ohnaka in Star Wars: The Clone Wars) did a hilarious skit reading the classic lines from Star Wars: A New Hope. The twist is that he does the voice of Darth Vader as Winnie the Pooh. It’s great.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Paul S. Kemp Update

April 4, 2014 at 7:05 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Paul S. Kemp’s third Tales of Egil and Nix novel was originally set for a summer 2014 release, but that was prior to Del Rey buying the series from Angry Robot Books. Paul posted an update on Twitter indicating A Conversation in Blood will be out next year, and in the interim, something else will be coming out.

Roqoo Depot: @Paulskemp is ‘A Conversation in Blood’ still on schedule for this summer?

Paul S. Kemp: @RoqooDepot Next year, because something else will come out in the interim. :-)

With the recent release of Paul’s Forgotten Realms novel The Godborn, which was book two in The Sundering series, I thought maybe that meant we would be getting a follow up book. Apparently not.

Roqoo Depot: @Paulskemp hmm, does that mean will be getting another Realms novel before Egil & Nix?

Paul S. Kemp: @RoqooDepot Not a Realms novel, no. WotC and I are having a family dispute.

So, Kemp fans can look forward to getting another book soon, but it won’t be Forgotten Realms or Tales of Egil and Nix.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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