Around the Web

July 22, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Interview, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, SDCC, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • The artist for the Thrawn cover has been revealed and they have a nice behind-the-scenes look at some of the early concepts and alternate takes they did. Two Dots also designed some of the awesome looking Brazilian Star Wars covers such as Darth Plagueis.
  • Early copies of Ahsoka are out at SDCC.

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Movie Review: ‘Lights Out’

July 21, 2016 at 2:38 pm | Posted in Miscellaneous | Leave a comment

Lights_Out_2016_posterKeep the lights OUT!

The story behind Lights Out’s production and release is one of excitement and wonder. The concept was created by the movie’s first time director, David Sandberg, as an entry into a short horror film competition. The short film won the competition, and it was eventually recognized by a modern horror guru, James Wan (Saw, Insidious, The Conjuring) and the rest of Hollywood. A movie deal was made, and now here we are. As an aspiring film student, Sandberg being recognized and plucked from obscurity to direct this feature based on his own story is definitely heartwarming. And not only does Sandberg prove to be a master of horror is in his right with Lights Out, but he proves to be a very skilled and nuanced story teller.

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Podcasts in Review

July 21, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in CEII, Celebration, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review with lots of Star Wars Celebration Europe episodes.

Assembly of Geeks: Getting Ready for Ghostbusters & Comic-Con starts with a Ghostbusters discussion, then they talk about the He-Man cross-over comic with Thundercats, the black and white version of Mad Max: Fury Road, and then they head into the panels of San Diego Comic Con. Fun episode.

Blast Points: Episode 29 starts with a little pre-Celebration discussion of the panels, the livestream, and K2-SO. Then they get into their main topic – vintage Star Wars toy commercials. Now this is a thing I haven’t heard very many podcasts tackle, and I’ve certainly never heard anyone cover it in depth. They dive in, play the audio from the old commercials, and provide some fun feedback on these little gems.

Blast Points: Episode 30 covers SWCE as they highlight the panels. They talk about Mark Hamill, John Knoll, Rogue One, Jiang’s spoiler, stripper Krennic, Lucas’ set visit, the sizzle reel, space monkey, Star Wars Rebels and more. Great episode as always. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

New Releases: ‘Darth Vader #23’, ‘Star Wars #21’ and ‘Obi-Wan & Anakin TPB’

July 20, 2016 at 12:05 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Marvel has three new Star Wars releases today.

Star Wars #21

Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: Jorge Molina
Cover Artist: David Aja
Variant Covers: David Aja (B&W cover), John Tyler Christopher (Action Figure cover)

“The Last Flight of the Harbinger” STARTS NOW! Sgt. Kreel is back with an all-new squad of stormtroopers! Go inside the minds of an elite group of Imperial soldiers! Join incoming artist Jorge Molina for a walk on the dark side!

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99

Darth Vader #23

Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist/Cover Artist: Salvador Larrocca
Variant Cover: John Tyler Christopher (Action Figure cover)

Vader vs. Morit on the shell of the Executor! DO YOU NEED MORE THAN THAT??? Fine: Cylo’s secret revealed!

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99

Obi-Wan & Anakin TPB

Writer: Charles Soule
Penciller/Cover Artist: Marco Checchetto

Before their military heroism in the Clone Wars, before their tragic battle on Mustafar and many decades before their final confrontation on the Death Star, they were Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and his young Padawan, Anakin Skywalker. Now join them a few years into Anakin’s, “chosen one” training. Teacher and student have grown closer over time, but it’s been a difficult road. And things aren’t about to get any easier. In fact, when they’re called to a remote planet for assistance, the pair may be pushed to their breaking point. As they find themselves stranded on a strange world of primitive technology and deadly natives, will they be able to save themselves? When war breaks out around them, master and apprentice will find themselves on opposite sides! Collecting OBI-WAN AND ANAKIN #1-5.

Details: 112 pages, Rated T, $16.99

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Comic Review: ‘I Hate Fairyland #7’

July 20, 2016 at 12:03 am | Posted in Comic Books, Image, Reviews, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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If you’re looking for a funny comic, look no further. I Hate Fairyland #7 is as funny as ever as Gert tries a new scheme to escape Fairyland. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Lady Mechanika: The Lost Boys of West Abbey No. 2’

July 20, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Reviews, Steampunk | Leave a comment
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The Lost Boys of West Abbey No. 2 wraps up another great arc in the Lady Mechanika series. If you like steampunk, it’s worth checking out. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Databurst From the 501st

July 20, 2016 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

501stLogoLatest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from July 20 to 26th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

July 20

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in St. Louis, MO for Star Wars Night with the Cardinals at Busch Stadium from 3:00 to 11:00 PM.
  • Garrison Carida will be in Middletown, PA for the Middletown Public Library Star Wars double feature from 2:30 to 3:30 PM, in Berwyn, PA for the Star Wars Camp Family Carnival at the Upper Main Line YMCA from 6:00 to 7:30 PM, and in New Holland, PA for the ELANCO Public Library visit from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.
  • Northeast Remnant Garrison will be in Caldwell, NJ for a Star Wars event at the Caldwell Public Library from 6:45 to 7:45 PM.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in San Diego, CA for San Diego Comic Con from July 20 to 24th.

July 21

  • Carolina Garrison will be in Cary, NC for The Force Awakens Under the Stars at the Koka Booth Amphitheater from 7:00 to 8:30 PM.
  • Garrison Carida will be in Philadelphia, PA for Star Wars Night with the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park Stadium from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.
  • Japanese Garrison will be in Hokkaido Sapporo Odori for the Greenbird Cleaning event.
  • Midwest Garrison will be in Park Ridge, IL for the Advocate Children’s Hospital visit.
  • Northeast Remnant Garrison will be in Brick, NJ for Star Wars Camp at the Brick Library from 6:30 to 7:30 PM.

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Timothy Zahn Q&A

July 18, 2016 at 4:41 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Interview, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Hot on the heels of the Thrawn announcement, StarWars.com has an interview with author Timothy Zahn talking about the character, the show, and his upcoming novel.

Q: Can you give us any hints about the story and what readers will learn in the new book?

Thrawn will span several years of the Star Wars timeline, beginning with his first encounter with the Empire and ending just before the opening of Rebels Season 3.

Click here to read the full interview.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Monday Funny: Phasma Ep VIII Reveal

July 18, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Humor, Monday Funny, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Captain Phasma’s first appearance in Episode VIII.

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Forthcoming Star Wars Books

July 17, 2016 at 9:52 am | Posted in Books, CEII, Celebration, Del Rey, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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del-reyQuick recap on Del Rey news out of Star Wars Celebration Europe.

  • James Luceno is writing a prequel novel for Rogue One called Catalyst which “will help fill in more story.”
  • Timothy Zahn is writing Thrawn, which is also a prequel novel, and set prior to the events of Star Wars Rebels Season 3.
  • Alexander Freed, who wrote Twilight Company, will be writing the novelization for Rogue One.
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