Around the Web

December 9, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Collecting, Conventions, Events, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, Toys, trailers, Video Games | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Penguin Random House is doing a special Star Wars giveaway contest for the holidays with tons of goodies for the winners. Click here to enter.
  • The next Star Wars Insider short fiction piece will be by Mur Lafferty and called “Voices of the Empire.” It ties in with Catalyst and Rogue One and will feature artwork by Jason Chan. The story is about a reporter for the Holo Net News named Calliope Drouth who runs into Orson Krennic. Del Rey has a sneak peak on their Facebook page.
  • Edelweiss has a new entry that looks promising.

Star Wars – On the Front Lines by Daniel Wallace
Release Date: July 18, 2017
Details: $50.00, Hardcover, Titan Books, 128 pages, 10.3 in H | 13.5 in W | 1.3 lb

From the Clone Wars and the Rebellion to the clashes with the First Order, the galaxy is defined by war. Star Wars: On the Front Lines chronicles the tactics, weapons, and armor used in pivotal battles along with profiling acts of valor achieved during the campaign. By focusing on elements of the battles that occurred “off screen,” this collection brings the struggles faced by ground soldiers and starfighter pilots to life like never before and places the reader on the battle lines.

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Podcasts in Review

December 8, 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.

Assembly of Geeks: Reactions to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them starts with some discussion of playing pretend as kids, some news, they go through the superhero movies of 2017, then share their thoughts on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, pretty spoiler free, and their thoughts on who would play a young Dumbledore. Good episode, informative and fun.

Bombad Radio: A Bombad Happy Thanksgiving is hosted by James and Steve aka Fudge Ripple as they share Thanksgiving stories. The audio is a bit rough but it’s nostalgic for long time listeners of the show. I thought it was a fun one but if you’re a new listener, you might not get as much out of it.

Bombad Radio: Episode 259 covers The Chronicles of Riddick. This one is more of a review of the film, a critique, and a look at the overall franchise with a couple comparisons to Star Wars. It’s really light on the Star Wars ties, but if you’re a Riddick fan, you might want to check this one out. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

New Releases: ‘Doctor Aphra #1’ and TPB’s

December 7, 2016 at 12:05 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Marvel has five new Star Wars releases today.

Doctor Aphra #1

Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist: Kev Walker
Cover Artists: Kamome Shirahama, Jamie McKelvie, Elsa Charretier, Rod Reis (Droids variant), Salvadore Larroca (‘thus far’ variant cover), John Tyler Christopher (action figure variant), Annie Wu, Declan Shalvey (Droids variant), Dave Dorman

An all-new, TOP-SECRET ongoing Star Wars series begins this December…

Details: 40 pages, Rated T, $4.99

Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope TPB
Writer: Roy Thomas
Penciller: Howard Chaykin
Cover Artist: Adi Granov

The original comics adaptation of the greatest space-fantasy film of all is remastered for the modern age with all-new coloring by Chris Sotomayor! Weeks before George Lucas’ first Star Wars film hit theaters, Marvel gave fans their first look at Luke Skywalker, boldly asking: “Will he save the galaxy, or destroy it?” You may know the answer, but that doesn’t spoil the fun of seeing Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope like never before — including scenes that never made the silver screen! When Princess Leia is taken prisoner, Luke, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO and R2-D2 ride to the rescue and take on Darth Vader in his awesome Death Star. It’s six against a galaxy — one that’s far, far away and a long time ago! May the Force be with you, in the mighty Marvel manner! Collecting STAR WARS (1977) #1-6.

Details: 128 pages, Rated T, $19.99

Star Wars: Kanan Omnibus HC

Writer: Greg Weisman
Pencillers: Pepe Larraz, Jacopo Camagni and Andrea Broccardo
Cover Artist: Mark Brooks

Discover how Jedi Padawan Caleb Dune became Kanan Jarrus, the cocky, sarcastic renegade hero of Star Wars: Rebels! As Caleb trained under Master Depa Billaba, neither one of them ever suspected that their “loyal” Clone Troopers would turn on them upon the issuing of Order 66 — the Emperor’s directive to execute all Jedi. How did Caleb Dune escape the Jedi purge? Then, journey even further back and experience Caleb’s very first adventure as a Padawan, protecting the Jedi Temple alongside his new master. As they head toward the furious Battle of Mygeeto, they’ll face one of the deadliest threats in the entire galaxy: General Grievous! Bridge the gap between the Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels! Collecting KANAN — THE LAST PADAWAN #1-5 and KANAN #6-12.

Details: 272 pages, Rated T, $34.99, oversized

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Adaptation HC

Writer: Chuck Wendig
Penciller: Luke Ross
Cover Artist: Phil Noto

It’s true — all of it! The blockbuster movie jumps from the big screen to the comic-book page! It’s been three decades since the Rebel Alliance destroyed the Death Star and toppled the Galactic Empire — but now, on the remote planet Jakku, there is a stirring in the Force. A young scavenger named Rey…a deserting Stormtrooper named Finn…an ace pilot named Poe…and a dark apprentice named Kylo Ren… Their lives are about to collide as the awakening begins. Writer Chuck Wendig (Star Wars: The Aftermath Trilogy) and artist Luke Ross (HERCULES) take us back into the saga of a lifetime! Collecting STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS ADAPTATION #1-6.

Details: 144 pages, Rated T, $24.99, oversized trim

Star Wars: Poe Dameron Vol. 1 — Black Squadron TPB

Writers: Charles Soule and Chris Eliopoulos
Pencillers: Phil Noto and Chris Eliopoulos
Cover Artist: Phil Noto

Poe Dameron, former Republic flyer turned Resistance fighter, is the best pilot in the galaxy. Hand-picked for the resistance by General Leia Organa to lead a squadron on a top-secret and vital mission, Poe sets off to investigate sites of historical importance to the Force — revealing backstory leading directly into The Force Awakens! Follow Poe and his X-Wing squadron on covert missions against the First Order, brought to you by writer Charles Soule (STAR WARS: LANDO, DAREDEVIL) and artist Phil Noto (STAR WARS: CHEWBACCA, BLACK WIDOW)! Collecting POE DAMERON #1-6.

Details: 144 pages, Rated T, $19.99

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Comic Review: ‘Black Science #26’

December 7, 2016 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Image, Reviews, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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Black Science #26 takes a walk on the wild side as Block throws a party with all his evil dimensional selves and a bunch of alien dancers. Elsewhere, Pia embarks on an adventure that may prove more dangerous than she expected. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Star Wars Annual #2’

December 7, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Star Wars wraps up their run this year with Star Wars Annual #2. This extra big issue has a story fully devoted to a brand new character and how she winds up with Leia. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Databurst From the 501st

December 7, 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 December 7 to 13th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

December 7

  • Mexican Garrison will be in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco for Semana Star Wars from December 7 to 10th.

December 8

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Kansas City, KS for the Star Wars Holiday Special Party at the Turner Community Library from 6:00 to 7:00 PM.
  • Bloodfin Garrison will be in Indianapolis, IN for the WRTV6 Toy Drive at Monument Circle from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
  • UK Garrison will be in Bishop Auckland for the Evergreen Primary Special Needs School Christmas Fair from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, and in Taunton for Santa on the Run at Castle Hotel from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.

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Monday Funny: Harry Potter Humor

December 5, 2016 at 5:39 am | Posted in Humor, Monday Funny | Leave a comment

This one is via Facebook.

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‘Star Trek: Prey’ Winner

December 2, 2016 at 5:47 am | Posted in Contest, Star Trek | Leave a comment
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And the winner of our Star Trek: Prey giveaway contest is…Aaron! Congratulations! Aaron’s favorite Star Trek ship is the U.S.S. Defiant. Aaron will be getting the complete Star Trek: Prey trilogy by John Jackson Miller just in time for the holidays.

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We want to thank everyone who entered and we encourage you to go check out Star Trek: Prey. It’s a great series.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

December 2, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Del Rey, Events, Marvel, Movies, News, Random House, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys, Video Games | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • James Luceno’s Catalyst has hit #10 on The New York Times Best Sellers List for Hardcover Fiction.
  • Here’s an interesting one, Bloodline is getting an export edition which is available at airport toll-free zones.
  • Author Kevin Hearne is offering 20% off his signed books up until December 15th. Just use the promo code SHENANIGANS. Click here to check them out.

Comic News

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Podcasts in Review

December 1, 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.

Aggressive Negotiations: Issue 038 focuses on the Witches of Dathomir. They steer clear of Legends as they discuss how the witches were portrayed in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and the novel Dark Disciple. They talk about their culture, compare them to the Sith and Jedi, and discuss their relationship with Palpatine. Pretty good episode.

Assembly of Geeks: Sorcerer’s Stone & Classic NES Madness covers the rush to buy the new NES console, they talk Big Bang Theory, the Han Solo movie, Doctor Strange, and some Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them which leads to some Harry Potter discussion. Good episode.

Awards Chatter: Robert De Niro episode features a nice interview with the actor as they touch on a bunch of the movies that have stretched across his long career, his thoughts on comedies versus drama, how he ended up working with Scorsese and De Palma, some of the movies he’s had to pass on, and his thoughts on his latest movie The Comedian. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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