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!

Star Wars #1 Cover Gallery


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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.

Happy Birthday, John Jackson Miller

January 12, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Birthday | Leave a comment
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JJM-kenobi-signingToday we wish a happy birthday to Star Wars author John Jackson Miller. If you haven’t already checked out A New Dawn, be sure to do so. For those who have, you might want to pick up his upcoming Star Trek novel, Takedown, which will be out on January 27th in paperback and digital formats.

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Monday Funny: Jurassic Parks and Recreation

January 12, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Humor, Monday Funny | Leave a comment

A funny mash-up of Jurassic World and Parks and Recreation to kick your week off with.

via Thanks Mom Productions

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Je Suis Charlie

January 9, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Site News | Leave a comment

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Around the Web

January 9, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Celebration, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Dark Horse, Fantasy, Interview, Marvel, Movies, Star Wars Books, 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

  • Author Kevin Hearne has opened Oberon’s Treat Shop, an online store where you can get autographed books from him, and he’ll even personalize them. Use the coupon code GRAVY this month and you can get 10% off.
  • Stories of the Raksura: Volume 2 has a new cover!
  • Random House has launched their landing page for Kevin Hearne’s Heir to the Jedi which is now up for preorder. The book will be out on March 3rd, and having already read it, let me tell you, it’s worth the wait: fun, tight-knit story focusing on Luke and a new female character who is well crafted and enjoyable. It packs laughs and drama.

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