Around the Web

March 24, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Celebration, Conventions, Events, Interview, News, Regular Feature, 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.

Art New

  • Dave Dorman had a nice update for his Star Wars fans, “Because I am not going to SW Celebration this year, I don’t want my fans, old and new, to miss out on any Dorman SW prints. So for one week prior to Celebration, I will have a sale on my SW artist proofs. This will probably run from April 4-12. Keep it tuned here on FB for more as we get closer. I am working on a new small oil painting of DARTH MAUL. I will have that to show and sell towards the end of the week.” You can watch Dave paint Darth Maul right here.

Book News

  • Author Jason Fry has posted part 1 and part 2 of his author notes for Imperial Justice.
  • Update from author Paul S. Kemp via Facebook, “In vague writing news, finished a novel outline and am now pondering a short story for a cool antho.” That novel outline may or may not be related to the tie-in novel he mentioned he was working on in his January reddit AMA.

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Marvel Star Wars Solicitations June 2017

March 23, 2017 at 5:23 pm | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Marvel has released their comic solicitations for June 2017. Here is the Star Wars rundown.

Darth Vader #1

Writer: Charles Soule
Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli
Cover Artist: Jim Cheung
Variant Covers: Mark Brooks, Adi Granov, Skottie Young, Phil Noto, John Tyler Christopher (action figure variant) Continue Reading Marvel Star Wars Solicitations June 2017…

Podcasts in Review

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

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Blast Points: Episode 64 kicks off with news, some The Last Jedi stuff, scene descriptions, and then they get to what may be the best Star Wars holiday of all, St. Panaka Day! They celebrate Captain Panaka like no other with all of his dialog from The Phantom Menace, rating each line on grumpiness which turns out to be really fun. They talk about the character, and even go into why he wasn’t in Attack of the Clones. Excellent episode.

Blast Points: Episode 65 is Jason and Gabe geeking out on Star Wars Rebels “Twin Suns.” This one is fun from the get go. They talk about how Obi-Wan knows Ezra’s name, the duel, how perfect Obi-Wan is, Luke being the chosen one, and the glimpse of Luke. Great episode.

Bombad Radio: What If with The Witcher features Jeremiah and Chris Cannon as they discuss the possibility of a movie of The Witcher with lots of fan casting. Should it be based off the books or the games, and who would play who? Good episode for fans of the series. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

New Release: ‘Darth Maul #2’

March 22, 2017 at 12:03 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Marvel has one new Star Wars release today.

Darth Maul #2 (of 5)

Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Luke Ross
Cover Artist: Rafael Albuquerque
Variant Covers: David Aja, and 40th anniversary cover by Paul Renaud

A Jedi Padawan has been captured by sinister forces…and Darth Maul is determined to find her?! This early tale of the galaxy’s deadliest Zabrak continues!

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99

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Comic Review: ‘Poe Dameron #12’

March 22, 2017 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Poe Dameron #12 kicks up the fun with Terex as he chases down Poe in the ice caves a deserted planet. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Databurst From the 501st

March 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 March 22 to 28th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

March 22

  • Garrison Corellia will be in Morgantown, WV for Child Life Super Hero Day at WVU Children’s Hospital.

March 23

  • Northern Darkness Garrison will be in Walkerton, IN for Disabilities Awareness Night at Walkerton Elementary from 5:30 to 7:00 PM.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Anaheim, CA for the Anaheim GardenWalk Grand Celebration from 5:00 to 9:00 PM.

March 24

  • Bloodfin Garrison will be in Evansville, IL for Evansville-Evillecon at the Holiday Inn Evansville Airport.
  • Carolina Garrison will be in Rock Hill, SC for the Mad Monster Party at The Hood Center from March 24 to 26th.
  • Great Lakes Garrison will be in Royal Oak, MI for the Northwood Elementary Star Wars Bash.
  • Mountain Garrison will be in Denver, CO for A Symphonic Tribute to Comic Con: The Tetralogy at Boettcher Concert Hall at Denver Performing Arts Complex from March 24 to 25th.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Huntington Beach, CA for the Moffett Jog-a-Thon at Moffett Elementary School from 8:00 AM to noon.
  • UK Garrison will be in Swansea for Comic Relief Fundraising at Virgin Media from 7:00 to 9:30 PM.

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Book Review: ‘The Binding’ by Nicholas Wolff

March 21, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, horror, Reviews | Leave a comment

Taking a new twist on zombie stories can be a bold move, and actually coming up with an idea that’s novel and interesting is no small feat. However, a great idea doesn’t always make for a good story if the author can’t pull it off. Click here to read our full review of The Binding.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

’40 Years of the Force’ and ‘I Rebel’

March 17, 2017 at 4:32 am | Posted in Art, Conventions, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Star Wars artist Joe Corroney and Brian Miller will be heading to Star Wars Celebration next month and both artists have revealed their exclusive prints. Details below!

Both artists will be attending Star Wars Celebration Orlando April 13 – 16 where their artwork will be featured in the Celebration Art Show. Limited edition, officially licensed prints of the artwork are being made available exclusively for attendees as well. As artists who work on officially licensed Lucasfilm projects Joe Corroney and Brian Miller also participate in Celebration programming for the fans. Joe will be sketching Star Wars characters at Booth No. 2810 and Brian will be participating in the Star Wars Kids art program. Kids can learn how to make droids with Brian during the “Create a paper-craft BB-8″ event at Celebration.

Fans will find Joe Corroney and Brian Miller appearing at at booth no. 2810 during the event. Attendees interested in the two limited edition prints,’STAR WARS: 40 YEARS OF THE FORCE’ and ‘I REBEL’ may pre-order them starting March 15th at the links below and pick-up the prints in person at Star Wars Celebration booth no. 2810. These exclusive prints will sell-out, pre-ordering is strongly encouraged.

illustration by Brian Miller
Price $60
Limited to 250 edition
Hand signed and numbered  – includes certificate of authenticity
12″ x 24″
7-color fine art silkscreen on 100# French speckle tone stock

When asked about his artwork for Celebration Miller says,’STAR WARS: 40 YEARS OF THE FORCE’ is a salute to the anniversary of the 1977 release of Star Wars. The idea was to illustrate Star Wars in a manner evocative of the time period. I love the scene where Luke Skywalker turns off the targeting computer in his X-Wing fighter and uses the Force to focus on his target. It’s symbolic of Luke truly embracing the light side of the force and beginning his journey to becoming a Jedi. In this pivotal moment Darth Vader has Luke’s X-Wing in his sights until Han Solo and Chewbacca return in the Millennium Falcon to blast the TIE Fighters. The Rebel and the scoundrel work together to destroy the Death Star and save the rebellion. It’s a timeless moment and one I am proud to have captured with this new illustration.

illustration by Joe Corroney
Price $60
Limited to 250 edition
Hand signed and numbered
Measures 18″ x 24″ inches
4-color process lithograph on 80# cover stock with satin aqueous archival finish

Joe Corroney and Brian Miller each chose to represent the Rebellion in their Star Wars Celebration exclusive illustrations titled, ‘STAR WARS: 40 YEARS OF THE FORCE’ & ‘I REBEL’. Between the two artist they have managed to capture the essence of the original Star Wars film as well as embrace the latest film in the franchise, Rogue One. Joe had this to say about his newest illustration, “I absolutely loved Rogue One, especially the character of Jyn Erso from the film. For this new print I wanted to capture the defiance of her character during one of the key action sequences on Jedha, Also, the title of the artwork is actually a quote taken from a cut scene from the film which appeared in the trailers when Jyn infamously says “I rebel”. The Star Wars saga has a great history of strong, heroic female characters that fans all over the world have looked up to and have been inspired by. I’m hoping female fans especially will really respond positively to this new art because of our own current period in history with women all over the world courageously marching and taking a stand against oppression for themselves and for the rights of others.”

Fans and collectors can view the prints for preorder at:
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Around the Web

March 17, 2017 at 12:10 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Del Rey, Events, Marvel, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, Toys | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • This one is beyond Star Wars, but written by Star Wars authors. Kevin Hearne and Delilah S. Dawson will be teaming up to write a book called Kill The Farm Boy which will be published by Del Rey. It’s quite the tongue and cheek title, and given the authors involved, this one will probably be a lot of fun. Here’s the project in Kevin’s own words…

About a year ago my buddy Delilah S. Dawson and I were killing an hour in the Dallas airport and we came up with an idea for messing with fantasy tropes in a humorous fashion. KILL THE FARM BOY was born. Had to file it away for a while and enjoy some tacos. But a couple months ago, because of, you know, THE WORLD, we needed something lighthearted to work on as therapy. So we started writing a proposal. We outlined the book and wrote five sample chapters that made us both laugh. We also came up with ideas for a couple more books.

And what do you know? Del Rey thought they were funny too and said we can go ahead and write them! So that’s coming, friends. KILL THE FARM BOY will be out next year. Delilah and I are taking turns writing chapters while we also work on our solo projects.

I think y’all are going to dig it. We’re laughing out loud as we do this.

  • In Star Wars book news, Amazon now has a look at the cover for Star Wars: On the Frontlines by Daniel Wallace.
  • Author Paul S. Kemp has posted his short story “Continuum” online for free. This story connects Shadowstorm and Shadowrealm., books two and three of The Twilight War.

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Podcasts in Review

March 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.

Brews and Blasters: Episode 111 is hosted by Joe and special guest Tyler Westhause. They talk Star Wars Celebration, Drowning in Moonlight, there’s some movie discussion, some Star Wars Rebels and a bunch of other stuff, including JNCO jeans. Lots of fun as always.

Fauxthentic History: The Lost Culture of Alderaan covers what Alderaan was like, the planet’s geography, landmarks, how their society worked, their culture, wine, architecture, history, Bail and Leia’s roles, and what happened post-destruction. Very informative, they include info from the films and beyond.

Fauxthentic History: The Eugenics War goes over the origin of Khan, the super soldiers, the Chrysalis Project, and different versions of the history. It’s quite an elaborate backstory that I’ve never heard before, which makes me really curious where all these ideas were laid out and explored. I didn’t realize Khan’s history overlaps with our own history. Very enlightening. Note this episode was recorded live at SLCC, but it still has really good audio quality. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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