Monday Funny: Best Ending to ‘The Force Awakens’

May 2, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Episode VII, Humor, Monday Funny, Movies, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Best ending to The Force Awakens yet?

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Character Encyclopedia Winner

April 29, 2016 at 8:40 pm | Posted in Books, Contest, DK, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | 1 Comment

And the winner is…Brian Hare! Congratulations, you’re getting a free hardcover copy of DK’s updated and expanded Star Wars Character Encyclopedia.

We want to thank everyone who entered. Gotta love some of the bad guy picks. As a consolation to those who didn’t win, I’ll send out a signed paperback copy of Drew Karpyshyn’s Annihilation to the first person who leaves a comment saying who their favorite non-Force user is…but you have to be one of the people who entered the Star Wars Character Encyclopedia giveaway.

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Around the Web

April 29, 2016 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, IDW, Movies, News, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys, trailers | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • You can get a three chapter preview of Star Wars: Bloodlines by Claudia Gray via Instafreebie. It’s officially endorsed by Del Rey, but they do want you to sign up for something called Playcrafting, so expect spam.
  • Speaking of Bloodlines, upcoming Star Wars director Rian Johnson had some input on the novel. Jen Heddle talk about that and the other important reasons why you should check out Bloodlines over on StarWars.com.
  • Timothy Zahn‘s next book now has a cover and title – StarCraft: Evolution. Release date is September 15 for the 208 page hardcover.

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New ‘Star Wars Character Encyclopedia’ Giveaway!

April 28, 2016 at 12:10 am | Posted in Books, Contest, DK, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | 11 Comments

DK Book has given us a copy of the Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded to giveaway! This new version of the book includes a bunch of characters from Star Wars: The Force Awakens including updated profiles for the legacy characters that were in the movie. To enter our contest to win a free copy, just leave a comment on this post letting us know who your favorite bad guy is. We will pick a random winner at the end of the day on Friday. Just be sure to enter your email when you leave your comment so we can contact you.

To be eligible for the contest, you must reside in the U.S. and have a mailing address that isn’t a P.O. Box (it’s a large book so it won’t fit).

Good luck!

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Podcasts in Review

April 28, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

501stCast: Episode 94 covers news, their thoughts on the Rogue One trailer which is kind of funny since they do it from an Imperial viewpoint, troop reports including a visit to the White House, upcoming events and more.

Aggressive Negotiations: Issue 010 goes back to Legends as they talk about EU books that are still worth reading, touching on different eras, and their favorites. Excellent episode for fans who want to get an idea of which books they should try out. They even touch on some of their favorite canon comics and novels.

Aggressive Negotiations: Issue 011 discusses lightsabers. From the light side to the dark side, their favorites, the colors, creating them and more. Nice discussion.

Aggressive Negotiations: Issue 012 goes over The Force Awakens Blu-ray special features and how low it compares to other special features. I have to agree, the special features for TFA were nothing to gloat about and were pretty disappointing. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

New Release: ‘Star Wars #18’

April 27, 2016 at 12:06 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Star Wars #18 is out today from Marvel.

Star Wars #18

Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist/Cover Artist: Leinil Francis Yu
Variant Covers: Leinil Francis Yu and John Tyler Christopher

With the Rebel base completely overtaken, our only hope is…Leia…Sana…and APHRA?!? Can they save the Imperial prisoners? Do they want to?

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99

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Comic Review: ‘Obi-Wan & Anakin #4’

April 27, 2016 at 12:04 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Obi-Wan & Anakin #4 dives into nests of lizards, backstabbing tribes and manipulative elders. How will the Jedi duo get out of this one? Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Aliens: Defiance #1’

April 27, 2016 at 12:03 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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Dark Horse continues to rollout new Predator and Aliens material with today’s launch of Aliens: Defiance #1. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Negative Space #2’

April 27, 2016 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews | Leave a comment
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Negative Space #1 was such a gem that I was worry whether the rest of the series could live up to it. Luckily #2 is just as good if not better. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Beyond the Fences #3’

April 27, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews | Leave a comment
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Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1953 – Beyond the Fences #3 packs in the action and some great artwork. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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