Comic Reviews: ‘Rey’, ‘Leia’, ‘Star Wars #41’, ‘Darth Vader #10’ and ‘Storms of Crait’

January 17, 2018 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, IDW, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Catching up on comic reviews, we have a bunch for your enjoyment.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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New Releases: ‘Star Wars #42’, ‘Legacy TP’, ‘Hera’ & ‘Star Wars Adventures #6’

January 17, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, IDW, Marvel, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

Marvel has two new releases today, and IDW has two.

Star Wars #42

Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist: Salvador Larroca
Cover Artist: David Marquez
Variant Covers: John Tyler Christopher (Action Figure Variant)

THE ASHES OF JEDHA, PARTS 4-5! The Leviathan is heading for the remains of Jedha, prepared to pick the carcass of the once-holy planet clean. But with Luke Skywalker torn between his allegiance to the Rebellion and pursuing the path of a Jedi, who will lead the charge against the Empire?

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99 Continue Reading New Releases: ‘Star Wars #42’, ‘Legacy TP’, ‘Hera’ & ‘Star Wars Adventures #6’…

Databurst From the 501st

January 17, 2018 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Latest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion events around the world from January 17 to 23rd. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

January 17

  • New England Garrison will be in Providence, RI for Star Wars Trivia at Weaver Library.
  • Starkiller Garrison will be in Pittsburgh, PA for the Feel the Force: Star Wars Party from 6:30 to 7:30 PM.

January 18

  • Knightfall Garrison will be in Melbourne, VIC, Australia for LEGO Star Wars Days Adult Night at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.
  • Southern California Garrison will be at the Tip A Cop for Kern County Special Olympics.

Continue Reading Databurst From the 501st…

Around the Web

January 12, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

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

Comic News

Fandom News

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Podcasts in Review

January 11, 2018 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 46 touches on Swara’s trip to Japan, then they dive into The Last Jedi as they share their thoughts on the film. They talk about the Force connection between Kylo and Rey, Stephen’s thoughts on Daisy Ridley overacting, their issues with Holdo not telling Poe her plan, why the Resistance is all the sudden a Rebellion again, and whether that might have been a real world political move. They talk about being surprised that Leia didn’t die, and much more. Lots of great discussion touching on some really nice points. Definitely worth a listen. One of the things that makes Beltway Banthas unique is their focus on politics in and out of universe for Star Wars, and with The Last Jedi, there’s plenty to touch on. It’s a great place for intelligent, in-depth Star Wars discussions.

Podcast Network: Retrozap, Runtime: 1 hour 1 minute, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Stephen, and Swara, Rating: Great

BondCast: Dr. No, Part 1 covers the first Bond film. They talk about the magic of Sean Connery, the introduction of the character, Jack Lord as Felix, the backstory of Dr. No, the cold blooded killing of Dent, the tarantula’s death scene, the lack of gadgets and more. The BondCast is hosted by Jason and Jimmy Mac from Rebel Force Radio, and Jonathan Wilkins, former editor of Star Wars Insider, who is also a Brit which adds a nice touch to the discussion. I’ve known about the Bondcast for a while, but to be honest, I never watched any of the old Bond films…until recently, which then had me jonsing for some Bond discussion. The BondCast was just the thing I was looking for. With all the great production and audio quality of the Rebel Force Radio main show, the BondCast focuses each episode on one of the Bond films as they dive into the interesting elements of the film, lots of fun trivia, and comparisons between the film and the books. If you’re a Bond fan, you’ll want to check these out.

Podcast Network: Rebel Force RadioRuntime: 52 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Jason, Jimmy, and Jonathan Wilkins, Rating: Fun

BondCast: Dr. No, Part 2 discusses Ursula Andress, her role as Honey Ryder, and how she stands out from the other Bond girls. They talk about Ian Fleming’s rumored cameo, the other female characters in the movie like Freelance and Trench, they touch on Sean Connery’s age and his contemporaries for the role of Bond, Quarrel, the book vs the movie, the music, boolaloops, and lots of other trivia. Excellent discussion.

Podcast Network: Rebel Force RadioRuntime: 1 hour 21 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Jason, Jimmy, and Jonathan Wilkins, Rating: Excellent Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

New Release: ‘Darth Vader #10’ and ‘Forces of Destiny: Rey’

January 10, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, IDW, Marvel, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

Marvel and IDW each have one new Star Wars release today.

Darth Vader #10

Writer: Charles Soule
Artist/Cover Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli
Variant Cover: Rod Reis (Galactic Icon)

Vader’s showdown with Jocasta Nu comes to a startling conclusion! What secret information has the Jedi librarian risked her life to protect? And can she stop Vader from getting it?

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99

Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny – Rey #1

Writer: Jody Houser
Artist/Cover Artist: Arianna Florean
Variant Covers: Elsa Charretier and Eva Widermann

Details: 32 pages, $3.99

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Databurst From the 501st

January 10, 2018 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Latest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion events around the world from January 10 to 16th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

January 11

  • Great Lakes Garrison will be in Grand Rapids, MI for the visit to Devos Children’s Hospital.

January 12

  • Carolina Garrison will be in Charlotte, NC for John Williams Unlimited at the Belk Theater from 7:30 to 9:30 PM from January 12 to 13th.
  • Central Garrison will be in Kearney, NE for Star Wars Night with the Tri-City Storm at the Viaero Event Center from 6:30 to 9:00 PM.
  • Great Lakes Garrison will be in Frankenmuth, MI for the Star Wars Silent Auction.

January 13

  • Austrian Garrison will be in Vienna, Austria for the 1st Austrian Space Ball at Palais NÖ.
  • Cloud City Garrison will be in Portland, OR for Heroes and Villains Fan Fest at the Oregon Convention Center from January 12 to 13th.
  • Garrison Carida will be in Lafayette Hill, PA for Star Wars Day at William Jeanes Memorial Library from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
  • Garrison Titan will be in Renton, WA for the Monthly Meet & Greet at Round Table Pizza from 7:00 to 10:00 PM.
  • Great Lakes Garrison will be in Muskegon, MI for Star Wars Night with the Lumberjacks, and in Grosse Point Park, MI for Chilly Fest.
  • Knightfall Garrison will be in Lyndhurst, VIC, Australia for Pink Stumps Day at Lynbrook Cricket Club.
  • Northeast Remnant Garrison will be in Harrison, NJ for the Community Expo & Health Fair at Harrison High School from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, and in Manalapan, NJ for HackFRee Hackathon at Manalapan High School from noon to 1:30 PM.
  • Redback Garrison will be at Toowoomba City Library Family Fun Day.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Tarzana, CA for the Robotics Competition at Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies from 10:00 AM to noon, and in Hemet, CA for Get Your Comic at Hemet Public Library from 1:30 to 3:30 PM.
  • Star Garrison will be in Houston, TX for Day at the Tracks, and in Lubbock, TX for the UMC Hospital visit.
  • Wisconsin Garrison will be in Waupun, WI for 501st Troopers Invade the Waupun Public Library from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.

January 14

  • Garrison Carida will be in Chester Springs, PA for an event at Henrietta Hankin Branch Library from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.
  • German Garrison will be in Muelheim an der Ruhr for The Last Jedi screening at Cinemaxx.
  • Polish Garrison will be in Elk, Krakow, Warszawa, Gdynia and Torun for 26. Final WOSP.

Next Databurst…January 17th.

*If you didn’t see the events listed for your garrison, send us an email at roqoodepot(at)gmail.com and let us know. We’re glad to add any we missed. For more info on the 501st Legion, be sure to check out their official website.

Podcasts in Review

January 4, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | 1 Comment

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review. Keep in mind that at this point there may be some mild spoilers for The Last Jedi in the episode descriptions.

BlastCast: Rapid Fire Fandom Fridays Vol. 8 switches things up as Sophie and Phil from Bright Tree Radio take over to host the episode and put Bryan and Shelby in the question seat. Bryan discusses his fandom of The Dark Tower book series, and Sophie talks about her Adventure Time fandom. As usual, they compare those subjects with Star Wars which makes for an interesting discussion.

Podcast Network: Hyperspace PodBlastRuntime: 20 minutes, Audio Quality: Great, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Bryan and Shelby, Rating: Fun

Brews and Blasters: Episode 149 starts with some discussion of the holidays, going to see The Last Jedi again, taking others and their reactions. They discuss some of the negative fan reactions, they go over listener emails, and talk favorite ships, Luke flirting with Chewie, the use of the Force in A New Hope, difference between A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back, Canto Bight and lots of other stuff. Fun episode as always.

Podcast Network: RetrozapRuntime: 1 hour 13 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Joe, and Chris, Rating: Fun

Force Material: Episode XIV is a fun discussion of The Last Jedi as they bounce around a lot and cover lots of various topics after having seen the movie. Very positive discussion.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 1 hour 18 minutes, Audio Quality: Great, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Rohan, and Baz, Rating: Fun Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

New Releases: ‘Forces of Destiny – Leia #1’ and ‘Star Wars #41’

January 3, 2018 at 12:09 am | Posted in Comic Books, IDW, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Marvel and IDW each have one new Star Wars release today.

Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny – Leia #1

Writers: Elsa Charretier and Pierrick Colinet
Artist/Cover Artist: Elsa Charretier
Variant Cover: Annie Wu

The Star Wars Forces of Destiny initiative celebrates the inspiring stories of iconic heroes from a galaxy far, far away…Star Wars Adventures has joined the festivities with an exciting weekly series of comic books that explores all corners of the Star Wars universe, showing how choices both big and small ultimately shape the destinies of beloved characters, such as Princess Leia, Rey, Padme, Ahsoka, and Hera along with your soon-to-be favorites from The Last Jedi, Rose and Paige! Fans will be excited to discover these stories told by talent from across Star Wars novels, comics and animation, including Delilah S. Dawson, Elsa Charretier, Beth Revis, Jody Houser, and Devin Grayson!

Details: 32 pages, $3.99

Star Wars #41

Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist: Salvador Larroca
Cover Artist: David Marquez
Variant Covers: Rod Reis (Galactic Icon), John Tyler Christopher (Action Figure Variant)

THE ASHES OF JEDHA, PARTS 4-5! The Leviathan is heading for the remains of Jedha, prepared to pick the carcass of the once-holy planet clean. But with Luke Skywalker torn between his allegiance to the Rebellion and pursuing the path of a Jedi, who will lead the charge against the Empire?

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Doctor Aphra #15’

January 3, 2018 at 12:06 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Doctor Aphra #15 goes full bore for fun factor with bizarre alien mercs and jokes galore. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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