Around the Web

February 24, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Marvel, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Toys | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • StarWars.com has an interview with Chuck Wendig covering his latest novel Aftermath: Empire’s End.
  • E. K. Johnston‘s Ahsoka novel will be getting a paperback release on October 3, 2017. No details on the dimensions but it will be 400 pages.
  • New details are also now available on Star Wars: The Rise of a Hero by Louise Simonsson, Walter Simonsson, Tom Palmer and Laura Martin.

Star Wars: The Rise of a Hero

On Sale Date: May 30, 2017
Details: $10.99, Hardcover, Ages 6 to 8, Disney Lucasfilm Press, 48 pages

Blast into hyperspace and relive Luke Skywalker’s exciting adventure as he goes from being a farm boy on the dusty desert planet of Tatooine to the rebel pilot and hero who destroys the Empire’s most powerful weapon–the Death Star!

Star Wars: The Rise of a Hero reunites legendary Star Wars comic book creators Louise Simonsson, Walter Simonsson, and Tom Palmer, along with Laura Martin, they deliver an all-new, action-packed retelling of A New Hope just in time to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of that landmark science fantasy epic.

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Marvel Star Wars Solicitations May 2017

February 23, 2017 at 6:08 pm | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Marvel, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Marvel has released their comic solicitations for May 2017. Here is the Star Wars rundown.

Rogue One #2 (of 6)

Writer: Jody Houser
Artist: Emilio Laiso
Cover Artist: Phil Noto
Variant Covers: Jon McCoy and Kris Anka Continue Reading Marvel Star Wars Solicitations May 2017…

Podcasts in Review

February 23, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | 1 Comment

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Brews and Blasters: Episode 108 starts with Richard Grieco and works it’s way to Star Wars as they get the party started. They cover Valentine’s Day gifts, John Williams concert, E.T., Celebration, the new R2-D2 actor, meeting Hondo, they dive into Star Wars Rebels, Tia on Sabine, the Bendu, they touch a little on Empire’s End without going into it so no spoilers yet, they cover Han Solo news, need’em got’em, toy news, Yaddle and Galactic Empire’s new album with some audio clips. Jam packed episode with goodness from beginning to end.

Drunken Rebels Podcast: Episode 9 starts with a moment of silence for Carrie Fisher, then they get into a broad yet cohesive discussion on a variety of topics. From the blizzard in New York to who is the last Jedi, it’s a random but continuous conversation. Different, but I like it. Worth a listen for lots of fun Star Wars discussion.

Fangirls Going Rogue: Episode 41 is hosted by just Tricia and Sarah as they go through the news, Her Universe’s return, The Last Jedi, Red Cup, new actress in Han Solo movie, actress who wants to be Ahsoka, and they talk Star Wars Rebels. They have on guest Verona Blue who talks about her work as a voice actor and actor, and her parts in The Force Awakens and Rogue One. Fun interview. Afterwards they have a character discussion on Baze and Chirrut. Great episode. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Comic Review: ‘Poe Dameron #11’

February 22, 2017 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Poe Dameron #11 continues the pursuit of Poe Dameron as Agent Terex mobilizes his pirate fleet in a gambit to take out the entire Resistance. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Databurst From the 501st

February 22, 2017 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Latest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from February 22 to 28th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

February 22

  • Garrison 66 will be in Joplin, MO for “Come to see the dark side, we have pancakes!” at Freeman Hospital.

February 23

  • Alpine Garrison will be in Ogden, UT for the St. Joseph’s Catholic School STEM Night appearance.
  • Czech Garrison will be in Prague for Future Gate 2017 from February 23 to 26th.
  • Nordic Garrison will be in Linköping, Sweden for NärCon Vinter 2017 at Anders Ljungstedts Gymnasium from February 23 to 26th.

February 24

  • Garrison 66 will be in Branson, MO for Visioncon from February 24 to 26th.
  • Georgia Garrison will be in Atlanta, GA for AnachroCon at Atlanta Marriott Century Center from February 24 to 26th.
  • German Garrison will be in Stadthalle Offenbach for Freitags Fashing.
  • Great Lakes Garrison will be in Warren, MI for Great Lakes Comic Con 2017 from February 24 to 25th, and in Southgate, MI for the Mega 80s Fundraiser Event.
  • Mountain Garrison will be in Colorado Springs, CO for GalaxyFest at The Antlers Colorado Springs from February 24 to 26th.
  • Northeast Remnant Garrison will be in Skillman, NJ for the Cub Scout Crossover.
  • Old Line Garrison will be in Ijamsville, MD for the Cub Scout Pack 169 Blue & Gold Banquet.
  • Southern California Garrison will be at the Highland Elementary School’s Community Reader Day, and in Anaheim, CA for the Blue & Gold Dinner.
  • Star Garrison will be at the Cub Scout pack 28 Blue & Gold Banquet.

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New Release: ‘Empire’s End’ by Chuck Wendig

February 21, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Empire’s End by Chuck Wendig is out today in hardcover, digital and audiobook formats and marks the end of the Aftermath Trilogy.

EVERY END IS A NEW BEGINNING.

As the final showdown between the New Republic and the Empire draws near, all eyes turn to a once-isolated planet: Jakku.

The Battle of Endor shattered the Empire, scattering its remaining forces across the galaxy. But the months following the Rebellion’s victory have not been easy. The fledgling New Republic has suffered a devastating attack from the Imperial remnant, forcing the new democracy to escalate their hunt for the hidden enemy.

For her role in the deadly ambush, Grand Admiral Rae Sloane is the most wanted Imperial war criminal—and one-time rebel pilot Norra Wexley, back in service at Leia’s urgent request, is leading the hunt. But more than just loyalty to the New Republic drives Norra forward: Her husband was turned into a murderous pawn in Sloane’s assassination plot, and now she wants vengeance as much as justice.

But Sloane, too, is on a furious quest: pursuing the treacherous Gallius Rax to the barren planet Jakku. As the true mastermind behind the Empire’s devastating attack, Rax has led the Empire to its defining moment. The cunning strategist has gathered the powerful remnants of the Empire’s war machine, preparing to execute the late Emperor Palpatine’s final plan. As the Imperial fleet orbits Jakku, an armada of Republic fighters closes in to finish what began at Endor. Norra and her crew soar into the heart of an apocalyptic clash that will leave land and sky alike scorched. And the future of the galaxy will finally be decided.

Official Product Page

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Book Review: ‘Rogue One’ by Alexander Freed

February 20, 2017 at 5:24 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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While it took me a while to catch up, the Rogue One novelization by Alexander Freed was certainly worth my time. Freed adds in a lot of extra content to every page making this one a great book to check out. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Monday Funny: ‘Friends’ with Droids

February 20, 2017 at 12:00 am | Posted in Humor, Monday Funny, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Darth Blender does a great mash-up of Star Wars and Friends.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

February 17, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Celebration, Collecting, Conventions, Events, Fantasy, Regular Feature, Sci-Fi, Star Wars Books, Toys | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • StarWars.com has released a new except for Aftermath: Empire’s End by Chuck Wendig which will be out February 21st and will concluded the Aftermath trilogy.
  • Del Rey’s Star Wars Facebook page teased a picture that seems to indicate the new Thrawn novel will have blue page edging. Pretty cool.

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Podcasts in Review

February 16, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Aggressive Negotiations: Issue 52 covers Rey and Jyn as they talk about the two characters, their importance, how they’re similar and how they’re different.

Blast Points: Episode 59 first touches on the news with Lando, whether Snoke could be the last Jedi, Wedge in Rogue One, and then they get to the really good stuff. The main discussion of this episode is the 1977 album Living in These Star Warz. They go through the album track-by-memorable-track and this thing is golden. There’s songs about Vader and his respirator, Chewie being a rookie Wookiee and even falling in love with a droid. It’s cheesy, it’s weird, and it’s amazing. This episode is my pick of the week.

Blast Points: Episode 60 starts with news and recent happenings as usual including some info on the upcoming Star Wars Rebels episodes. Then they get into the Valentine’s Day spirit with their favorite romantic lines and smooth talking from Anakin. Very fun episode. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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