New Releases: ‘The Star Wars Deluxe HC’, ‘Wanted: Ania Solo TPB’ and ‘Star Wars #20′

August 13, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Dark Horse Comics has three new Star Wars releases today including the deluxe, oversized hardcover version of The Star Wars, the third trade paperback volume of the Legacy series, and the final issue of Star Wars.

The Star Wars Deluxe HC

Before Star Wars, there was The Star Wars! This is the official adaptation of George Lucas’s rough-draft screenplay for what would become Star Wars—the film that changed motion pictures and the world. You’ll see familiar characters and places—but not all is the same in this long-ago and faraway galaxy. Still, strap yourself in for high adventure and lazersword duels, Jedi Knights, Princess Leia, Han Solo, and a battle to defeat the evil Empire!

Click here for a seven page preview.

* The deluxe oversized boxed-set edition contains the entire saga (The Star Wars #1-8 and The Star Wars #0)—plus extras—in three deluxe, foil-stamped, hardcover volumes.

Writer: J.W. Rinzler
Artist: Mike Mayhew
Colorist: Rain Beredo
Cover Artist: Nick Runge

Format: FC, 244 pages; Deluxe HC, 8” x 12 1/4”
Price: $99.99 ($81.07 on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, $89.99 on TFAW)

Wanted: Ania Solo TPB

Ania Solo is charged with the murder of an Imperial Knight! Now she’s a wanted criminal, and even her pals Sauk and Imperial Knight Jao Assam are wary. Before Ania can explain, their ship is compromised, the friends are separated, and Ania is captured by one bounty hunter, while another is in pursuit! Collects Star Wars: Legacy #11–#15.

Click here for a three page preview.

Writers: Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman
Artist: Gabriel Hardman
Colorist: Jordan Boyd
Cover Artist: Agustin Alessio

Format: FC, 120 pages; TP, 7’’ x 10’’
Price: $19.99

Star Wars #20 (of 20)

Leia risks it all for a friend she hasn’t seen since childhood! Han, Luke, and Chewie risk it all for Leia!
Brian Wood and Carlos D’Anda say farewell to that galaxy far, far away before they send our heroes to an unknown fate!

Click here for a four page preview.

Writer: Brian Wood
Artist: Carlos D’Anda
Colorist: Gabe Eltaeb
Cover Artist: Hugh Fleming

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

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Book Review: ‘Goodnight Darth Vader’

August 12, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Chronicle Books, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Goodnight Darth Vader by Jeffrey Brown is a bit different from his previous Star Wars books and very specialized in it’s role. Whether it’s right for you depends entirely on whether you’ll be reading it to your kids or not. Either way, it does have some really nice artwork. Click here for our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Book Review: ‘Return of the Padawan’

August 12, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Jedi Academy: Return of the Padawan by Jeffrey Brown is the kind of book kids will love and adults can secretly enjoy. There’s lots of laughs and reminders of what school is like is this sequel, click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Release: ‘Hellhole Inferno’ by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson

August 12, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Sci-Fi | Leave a comment
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hellhole infernoHellhole Inferno is out today bringing a conclusion to Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson’s Hellhole Trilogy. Click here for the official product page which includes excerpts and purchase links.

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Dave Dorman 2014 Artbooks

August 11, 2014 at 6:13 am | Posted in Art, Books, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | Leave a comment

Artist Dave Dorman is one of the few Star Wars artists I know who does an annual sketchbook. This year Dave is offering Leadworks No. 2 which is a 20 page booklet (5.5″x8.5″) featuring a variety of sketches ranging from Star Wars to The Walking Dead. In addition to the sketchbook, Dave is also offering Oil & Water: Xenocide and Oil & Water: Wizardry and Magic. Both are booklets just like Leadworks, but they contain full color images of his paintings. Xenocide focuses on Aliens and Predator whereas Wizardry and Magic is all fantasy based work for companies like Wizards of the Coast and Blizzard. Below are some images of the artwork to give you an idea of what’s inside.

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Monday Funny: Arnold Shot First

August 11, 2014 at 5:52 am | Posted in Humor, Monday Funny, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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A little Solo humor from Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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Around the Web

August 8, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Comic Books, Dark Horse, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, 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

  • John Jackson Miller did an interview with Bleeding Cool on his upcoming novel A New Dawn.
  • Martha Wells has started a new novel in the Books of the Raksura series.
  • Kevin J. Anderson‘s novel Death Warmed Over is currently available for free on Amazon as a digital download in promotion of the release of the next novel in the series, Slimy Underbelly, which will be out later this month.

Comic News

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‘Tarkin’ Blurb

August 7, 2014 at 4:03 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Random House has released a new blurb for James Luceno’s upcoming novel Tarkin.

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. . . .

Bestselling Star Wars veteran James Luceno gives Grand Moff Tarkin the Star Wars: Darth Plagueis treatment, bringing a legendary character from A New Hope to full, fascinating life.

He’s the scion of an honorable and revered family. A dedicated soldier and distinguished legislator. Loyal proponent of the Republic and trusted ally of the Jedi Order. Groomed by the ruthless politician and Sith Lord who would be Emperor, Governor Wilhuff Tarkin rises through the Imperial ranks, enforcing his authority ever more mercilessly . . . and zealously pursuing his destiny as the architect of absolute dominion.

Rule through the fear of force rather than force itself, he advises his Emperor. Under Tarkin’s guidance, an ultimate weapon of unparalleled destruction moves ever closer to becoming a terrifying reality. When the so-called Death Star is completed, Tarkin is confident that the galaxy’s lingering pockets of Separatist rebellion will be brought to heel—by intimidation . . . or annihilation.

Until then, however, insurgency remains a genuine threat. Escalating guerrilla attacks by resistance forces and newfound evidence of a growing Separatist conspiracy are an immediate danger the Empire must meet with swift and brutal action. And to bring down a band of elusive freedom fighters, the Emperor turns to his most formidable agents: Darth Vader, the fearsome new Sith enforcer as remorseless as he is mysterious; and Tarkin—whose tactical cunning and cold-blooded efficiency will pave the way for the Empire’s supremacy . . . and its enemies’ extinction.

Tarkin will be out in hardcover, digital and audiobook formats on November 4th.

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Podcasts in Review

August 7, 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
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Assembly of Geeks:Looking Back on Comic-Con & Looking Forward to the Quest” gives a recap of SDCC from the Wonder Woman reveal to the Flash pilot and everything else. Justin Cavender joins them to talk about being at the con and some of the panels. They also play some clips of interviews with the producers of The Quest, talk about Robert Downey Jr. doing Iron Man 4, Dwayne Johnson possibly being in Shazam, and the J.J. Abrams Force for Change video.

Big Pop Fun: Episode #104 features an excellent interview with legendary stuntman Ted White. Ted has some great stories. He talks about working with John Wayne, what he was like, being Wayne’s stuntman and doing movies like Rio Bravo and Hatari. In fact Ted has some pretty wild stories about Hatari. He also talks about actors Ben Johnson and Jeff Bridges, his work on Fast and the Furious, and training stuntmen. Excellent interview that provides some insight on Hollywood, stuntmen and some legendary actors.

Bombad Radio: Episode 158 features their interview with voice actor Bill Ratner. Let me just say that this one has some good stuff. Bill talks about doing narration, voice over, impressions, there’s lots of joking around and Bill is just a funny guy. He’s also a great storyteller. He talks about his work for the old G.I. Joe cartoon and his newer work like Mass Effect. It’s a very enjoyable episode and the kind of show anyone can listen to and have fun, no matter what your fandom. I recommend checking it out, it’s another one of Bombad Radio’s priceless interviews.

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Databurst From the 501st

August 6, 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 6 through 12th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

August 6

  • Mexican Garrison will be in Puebla, Puebla for Anime Fest 2014.
  • Old Line Garrison will be in Baltimore City, MD for GISHWHES from August 6 to 9th.
  • UK Garrison will be in Solihull for Summer Games for Children In Care.

August 7

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in in O’Fallon, MO for the River City Rascals baseball game at TR Hughes Ballpark from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.
  • Carolina Garrison will be in Leicester, NC for Star Wars Day at the Leicester Library from 10:00 to Noon.
  • New England Garrison will be in Freeport, MD for the Cub Scouts event at Winslow Park.
  • Northeast Remnant Garrison will be in Manchester, NJ for a Star Wars event at the Manchester Public Library from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
  • Old Line Garrison will be in Eldersburg, MD for the Star Wars Extravaganza at Eldersburg Library from 2:00 to 3:30 PM.

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