Happy Birthday, Ray Park

August 23, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Birthday, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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jinn-2014-ray-parkToday we wish a happy birthday to actor Ray Park who turns 40. If you’d like to meet Ray, you can check him out at Fan Expo Canada (Aug. 28-31 in Toronto, ON), Las Cruces Comic Con (Sept. 5-7 in Las Cruces, NM) or Albuquerque Comic Con (Jan. 9-11 in Albuquerque Comic Con).

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Around the Web

August 22, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Comic Books, Contest, Conventions, Dark Horse, Del Rey, Events, Interview, JJ Abrams, Movies, Random House, Star Trek, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars Rebels, Television, Toys | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Random House is giving away twenty copies of the SDCC promo copies of John Jackson Miller‘s upcoming book A New Dawn. Click here to enter.
  • Suvudu released an exclusive video of their Star Wars: A New Dawn panel from SDCC.
  • Coffee with Kenobi interviewed John Jackson Miller on his new book A New Dawn.
  • Goodreads has a giveaway for Stories of the Raksura by Martha Wells.
  • Silence in the Library has a kickstarter out for one of Timothy Zahn‘s novels Cloak. In his words, “So if you think you might be interested in reading about a stolen Indian tactical nuke, an assassination plot, and the theft of a newly-invented Cloak of invisibility, hop over to the Kickstarter page and take a look.”
  • Kevin J. Anderson also has a book out now on writing called Million Dollar Productivity.

Comic News

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New Info for Untitled Ventress/Vos Novel

August 21, 2014 at 5:10 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Over on edelweiss they’ve posted some new info on Christie Golden’s upcoming Ventress/Vos novel.

The last story never told in The Clone Wars television saga: A tale of trust, betrayal, love, and evil starring the hugely popular ex-Sith/never-Jedi female bounty hunter, Asajj Ventress! A tale written but never aired, now turned into a brand-new novel with the creative collaboration of the Lucasfilm Story Group and Dave Filoni, Executive Producer and Director of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels!

When the Jedi decide to target Count Dooku—Darth Tyranus—himself, they turn to his ex-apprentice, Asajj Ventress, for help in getting close to the slippery Sith Lord. But when unexpected sparks fly between Ventress and Quinlan Vos, the unorthodox Jedi sent to work with her, the mission becomes a web of betrayal, alliances, secrets, and dark plotting that might just be the undoing of both Jedi and Sith—and everything in between!

Tentative Release Date: July 7, 2015 (Hardcover)

Convention Promotions: Star Wars Celebration Anaheim (4/15), Phoenix Comicon (6/15), San Diego Comic-Con (7/15) and New York Comic Con (10/15)

Based on a series of scripts written by Katie Lucas, George Lucas’s daughter, and developed with full collaborative effort by the Story Group and Dave Filoni, Executive Producer and Director ofThe Clone Wars television series, this new Star Wars novel brings to complex and exciting life a story planned for but never told on TV—and one of the most popular anti-heroines of the Star Wars galaxy: Asajj Ventress!

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Podcasts in Review

August 21, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Assembly of Geeks: “Guardians of the Galaxy, Deadpool & Ivy Doomkitty” episode starts with an interview with cosplayer Ivy Doomkitty. Then they talk about the leaked Deadpool test footage with Ryan Reynolds and cover some other news and rumors. The main discussion, however, is Guardians of the Galaxy which all three hosts managed to see. They share their thoughts and how they thought it ranked with the other Marvel movies.

Bombad Radio: August Free-For-All Episode features Jeremiah, James and Jesse. They cover the leaked Deadpool footage featuring Ryan Reynolds, Age of Ultron news, lots of SDCC stuff, a strange Spider-Man statue in Korea, other Spider-Man news, Flash, Gotham, Mad Max: Fury Road, Sinister 6, Wonder Woman, Dwayne Johnson and even a little bit about Agent Carter. It’s a jam packed movie and tv discussion episode.

Coffee with Kenobi:A Cup of Clone Wars – The Disappeared Parts I & II” features special guests Laird Malamed (Indy Cast) and Chris Hamilton (Star Wars Kidscast) as they cover the Jar Jar/Mace episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season Six. From Mace’s treatment of Jar Jar, the music, Mother Talzin and all the Indy nods, they cover a wide range of topics. Fun discussion to check out.

Full of Sith: Episode LXXVII is a great show features guests Dan and Cory from Coffee with Kenobi. The whole gang weighs in on Star Wars Rebels, Kevin Kiner, Greg Weisman and even some Leia discussion. Lots of great topics and definitely worth checking out.

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The Darth Maul Cover Gallery

August 21, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars, The Roqoo Depot Galleria | Leave a comment
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As such a visually iconic character, Darth Maul has received his fair share of comic covers. From comic versions of The Phantom Menace to dedicated mini-series, Maul has had his time in the spotlight. To commemorate the end of Dark Horse Comic’s mini-series Darth Maul – Son of Dathomir, the Roqoo Depot Galleria presents The Darth Maul Cover Gallery. While we won’t be seeing any more Darth Maul comics by Dark Horse, let us remember all those that have come before. Continue Reading The Darth Maul Cover Gallery…

New Release and Review: ‘Darth Maul – Son of Dathomir #4′

August 20, 2014 at 12:03 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews, Star Wars | 1 Comment
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Dark Horse Comics has one new Star Wars release today. Darth Maul – Son of Dathomir #4 brings an end to the mini-series based on scripts of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Click here to read our full review, but fair warning, we delve into full spoilers on this one.

Darth Maul – Son of Dathomir #4 (of 4)

Count Dooku is possessed by the spirit of Mother Talzin! Darth Maul’s Shadow Collective is shattered! The Separatists attack! And Darth Sidious himself enters the fight!

Click here for a four page preview.

Writer: Jeremy Barlow
Penciller: Juan Frigeri
Inker: Mauro Vargas
Colorist: Wes Dzioba
Cover Artist: Chris Scalf

Format: FC, 40 pages; Miniseries
Price: $3.50

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Comic Review: ‘Primacy #1′

August 20, 2014 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, IDW, Reviews | Leave a comment
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Transformers: Primacy #1 kicks off a new mini-series by a stellar team of storytellers. Chris Metzen and Flint Dille write robots with the kind of character and depth that can convert non-fans into fans, while Livio Ramondelli’s visuals make it all look awesome. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Databurst From the 501st

August 20, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

501stLogoLatest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from August 20 through 26th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

August 20

  • Midwest Garrison will be in Chicago, IL for the Chicago Cubs game.

August 21

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in in Kansas City, KS for The University of Kansas Hospital Pediatrics visit from 2:00 to 3:00 PM.
  • Redback Garrison will be in Brisbane for the Comic Book Heroes new store opening.
  • UK Garrison will be in Paighton for Children’s Sci-Fi Week and on the Isle of Wight for Music and Magic in the Skies.

August 22

  • Empire City Garrison will be in Holbrook, NY for Sachem Library’s Ramen Con from 4:00 to 8:00 PM.
  • Garrison Carida will be in Philadelphia, PA for Star Wars Night with the Phillies.
  • Garrison Tyranus will be in Salem, VA for Star Wars Night with the Salem Red Sox.
  • Mountain Garrison will be in Denver, CO for Star Wars Night with the Colorado Rockies.

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Book Review: ‘The Scorched Earth’ by Drew Karpyshyn

August 19, 2014 at 12:02 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy, Random House, Reviews | Leave a comment
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The Scorched Earth by Drew Karpyshyn is perhaps even better than the first book in the series, Children of Fire. The characters head to frozen landscape of the nomadic barbarians as dark minions pursue them. Mythic monsters, massive battles and chaos ensues as the action heats up. Click here for our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Release: ‘The Scorched Earth’ by Drew Karpyshyn

August 19, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy, Random House | Leave a comment
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The Scorched Earth by Drew Karpyshyn is out today in the US (it will be out in the UK on September 4). This is the second book in The Chaos Born Trilogy. Click here to check out the official product page which include purchase links, excerpts and more. Drew will be out in Austin, TX for a book signing and discussion at Barnes & Noble at 7:00 PM today. You can also read our interview with Drew covering The Scorched Earth right here.

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