Around the Web

May 19, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, News, Regular Feature, Star Trek, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

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

Book News

Comic News

  • StarWars.com has announced a new comic mini-series by Marvel called Star Wars: Jedi of the Republic – Mace Windu. The new series will be out in August with writer Matt Owens and artist Denys Cowan.

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Podcasts in Review

May 18, 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.

Beltway Banthas: Episode 30 is hosted by Swara and features guest Carly as they talk about Padme, Carly’s recent piece in response to an article by the Guardian, thoughts on Leia not being in Episode IX, and they dig into Rogue One, Mon Mothma and politics. Good episode.

Blast Points: Episode 73 celebrates the 40th anniversary of A New Hope as Gabe and Jason talk about which versions they chose for their rewatch, then they dive into the movie with some fun highlights and observations. Great episode.

Brews and Blasters: Episode 119 is solo hosted by Joe as he does a nice commentary for the Nightsisters arc of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Comic Review: ‘Screaming Citadel #1’

May 17, 2017 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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The Screaming Citadel crossover kicks off with Screaming Citadel #1. This one angles a bit for the horror side of things. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Releases: ‘Star Wars #31’ and ‘Poe Dameron #15’

May 17, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Marvel has two new Star Wars releases today.

Star Wars #31

Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: Salvador Larroca
Cover Artist: Marco Checchetto
Variant Covers: John Tyler Christopher (Action Figure Variant), Greg Land (40th Anniversary Cover)

“THE SCREAMING CITADEL” — PART 2, While Luke and Aphra face the Queen of the Citadel…Han and Leia are coming…for Aphra?!

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99

Poe Dameron #15

Writer: Charles Soule
Artist: Angel Unzueta
Cover Artist: Phil Noto

It is a sad day for the Resistance as they mourn the loss of a fallen comrade. But their fight is far from over — the First Order must be stopped! And Captain Phasma knows just how to get Terex to toe the line.

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99

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Databurst From the 501st

May 17, 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 May 17 to 23rd. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

May 17

  • Midwest Garrison will be in St. Charles, IL for Walk MS 2017.
  • Nordic Garrison will be in Trondheim, Norway for the National Day Parade Norway.
  • Northeast Remnant Garrison will be in Livingston, NJ for an event at the Livingston Public Library from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.
  • Old Line Garrison will be in Millersville, MD for Shipley’s Choice Maker Faire at Shipley’s Choice Elementary from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Rancho Cucamonga, CA for the 8th Grade Celebration.

May 18

  • Badlands Garrison will be in Calgary, AB for Global TV Spot.
  • Georgia Garrison will be in Atlanta, GA for Design Conversation: Christine Taylor on The Art of Connecting through Pop Culture at MODA/Hill Auditorium from 6:30 to 9:00 PM.
  • Old Line Garrison will be in Greenbelt, MD for the Greenbelt Middle School Spring Concert from 6:00 to 8:30 PM.

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Around the Web

May 12, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, trailers | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know is getting an update in October. Pre-orders are up on Amazon.

Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know, Updated and Expanded
Adam Bray, Cole Horton and Michael Kogge
On Sale Date: October 3, 2017
Hardcover | 256 pages
$21.99 USD
ISBN 9781465455635, 1465455639
10.9 in H | 9 in W | 1.3 lb Wt

  • Looking for an autographed copy of a book by Timothy Zahn? Well Tim has a cool arrangement with Winter River Books and you can even get the book personalized. Just remember to fill out the comment box on checkout.

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Podcasts in Review

May 11, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Blast Points: Episode 72 covers what they did for May 4th, Rian Johnson’s comments on having R2 on the island, seeing The Last Jedi trailer in 3D, fun with Watto, and they celebrate the 40th anniversary of A New Hope by going over all the drafts that led up to the final version of the film. The talk about the first drafts of the script, The Star Wars comic which was adapted from the early scripts by J.W. Rinzler, and the iterations that led up to the movie. Good episode.

Brews and Blasters: Episode 118 has Chris and Joe talking about the upcoming Rhode Island Comic Con, Dolph Lundgren and Masters of the Universe. They also talk Star Wars trivia events, a little spoiler free Thrawn, they get into the Transformers soundtrack, pizza, need’em got’em, new Opp award and listener emails. Fun episode as always.

Children of the Force: Episode 67 follows up on Celebration as they have on guests Emily and Amy who kick off the episode talking about their Celebration experience. Then Al, Liam and Anna talk about whose autograph they would want, they go over The Last Jedi trailer and they do a quick rundown on all the new books announced. Good episode. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Comic Review: ‘Rogue One #2’

May 10, 2017 at 12:03 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Rogue One #2 continues the adventure of Rogue One with a few extras and some nice artwork. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Poe Dameron #14’

May 10, 2017 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Poe Dameron #14 provides a booster shot for the series even without a dose of action. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Releases: ‘Screaming Citadel #1’ and ‘The Rebellion’

May 10, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Marvel has two new Star Wars releases today.

Variant Cover

The Screaming Citadel #1

Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist: Marco Checchetto
Cover Artist: Marco Checchetto

“THE SCREAMING CITADEL” — PART 1, Rebel pilot and rogue archaeologist wander side by side into the darkest shadows of the galaxy as Luke Skywalker reluctantly teams up with Doctor Aphra! The Doctor makes Luke an offer he can’t afford to pass up…one that leads him to a very rare gathering at the heart of the infamous Screaming Citadel. Will Luke find what he’s looking for? Can Aphra be trusted? Or will they both wind up victims of the Citadel’s Queen?

Details: 40 pages, one-shot, Rated T, $4.99

Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Rebellion Vol. 2 TPB

Writers: Brian Wood, Ron Marz, Jeremy Barlow, Ryder Windham, Mike W. Barr and Henry Gilroy
Pencillers: Facundo Percio, Stephane Crety, Carlos D’anda, Brian Ching, Tomas Giorello, Adriana Melo, Brandon Badeaux, Jeff Johnson, Joe Corroney, Nicola Scott, Gary Erskine, Ken Steacy, Glen Mullaly and Glen Murakami
Cover Artist: Hugh Fleming

The rebels and the Empire — locked in conflict! When Leia announces plans to marry, will the Rebellion lose a princess, or gain a new safe haven? Darth Vader is on a mission to instill fear and discipline into the Imperial ranks using his elite stormtroopers! But as Obi-Wan Kenobi haunts the Dark Lord’s dreams, the name Skywalker dominates his mind! Meanwhile, Luke fights side-by-side with a veteran of the Clone Wars, and Han Solo flirts with an old flame. When Leia risks everything for a childhood friend, Han, Luke and Chewie must risk it all for her! Collecting STAR WARS (2013) #13-20, STAR WARS: EMPIRE #19-27 and material from STAR WARS KIDS (1997) #1-20.

Details: 488 pages, Rated T, $39.99

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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