Podcasts in Review

September 21, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | 1 Comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review. There’s also a new porg champion this week.

Beltway Banthas: Episode 39 goes from discussing a living constitution to Force Friday. They discuss Trevorrow being fired (pre-J.J. announcement), then they talk about the novel Inferno Squad. They do go into spoilers, so fair warning. One thing that makes their discussion unique is some of the real life comparisons they make to extremist groups around the world.

Porg Count: 4, Runtime: 1 hour 5 minutes, Rating: Good episode

Blabba the Hutt: Episode 34 features guest Craig Miller as Jamie talks to him about his work on Star Wars. Craig talks about meeting Charlie Lippencott, marketing the film at conventions, Kenner and the empty box, marketing tricks, leveraging the comics, seeing a rough cut in November, directing the Star Wars episode of Sesame Street and operating R2-D2, the 800 number for Empire, overloading AT&T’s system and leveraging that for extra marketing, what he’s doing now and other stories. Great interview.

Porg Count: 0 (Porg Free), Runtime: 1 hour 6 minutes, Rating: Great episode

Blast Points: Episode 91 starts out with the J.J. Abrams news, then they dive deep into Star Wars by taking a closer look at the sound mixes for A New Hope. They discuss the different sound mixes and go through the history of all of them, from the theatrical release all the way to the Blu-ray. They compare the Dolby mix to the Mono mix and play audio clips to illustrate the differences. You might be surprised which ones your more familiar with.

Porg Count: 1, Runtime: 1 hour 8 minutes, Rating: Fun episode Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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Comic Review: ‘Star Wars #36’

September 20, 2017 at 12:04 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Star Wars #36 focuses on R2-D2 as he goes to save C-3PO from Imperial captivity. Not even Vader can stop him. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Doctor Aphra #12’

September 20, 2017 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Doctor Aphra #12 delivers an action packed story as Rur, the Imperials and the criminals all battle it out for survival. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Releases: ‘Star Wars Annual #3’, ‘Poe Dameron #19’ and ‘Star Wars Adventures #2’

September 20, 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 issues out today, and IDW has one as well.

Star Wars Annual #3

Writer: Jason Latour
Artist/Cover Artist: Michael Walsh
Variant Cover: Rod Reis

The Rebel Alliance is on the lookout for a new secret base! Rebellion leader Princess Leia goes with Han Solo to scope out a secret hideout only he knows…as well as the group of killers who want him dead!

Details: 40 pages, Rated T, $4.99

Poe Dameron #19

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

Black Squadron is reunited once again…and together they share a common goal…The First Order must be stopped! But at what cost?

Details: Rated T, $3.99

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Star Wars Adventures #2

Writer: Cavan Scott, Elsa Charretier and Pierrick Colinet
Artists: Derek Charm and Elsa Charretier
Cover Artist: Derek Charm

Rey is forced to save the life of the unpleasant Unkar Plutt! Will she be able to outwit the off-worlders who have captured him?

Details: 32 pages, $3.99

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Databurst From the 501st

September 20, 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 September 20 to 26th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

September 20

  • Badlands Garrison will be in Edmonton, AB for Global News’ Mad Scientist segment.
  • Nordic Garrison will be in Ungdomssjukhus, Sweden for Drottning Silvias Barn from 2:30 to 3:30 PM.

September 21

  • Garrison Carida will be in Wilkes-Barre, PA for the Pediatria Day Health Center visit.
  • Garrison Tyranus will be in Falls Church, VA for the Inova Children’s Hospital Troop.
  • Midwest Garrison will be in Peoria, IL for the Children’s Hospital of Illinois visit.

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Around the Web

September 15, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, Movies, News, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys, trailers | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • Del Rey has been posting special “social cards” for From A Certain Point of View. They’re neat little image teasers with snippets from the book. There is one for each story.
  • We now have a release date for Star Wars: The Last Jedi novelization by Jason Fry. According to edelweiss it will be released on March 6, 2018. The hardcover will also be 304 pages (as of the current listing). The three month delay has some speculating that there will be a significant revelation/twist in the movie warranty the extra bit of secrecy.

Comic News

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Podcasts in Review

September 14, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review. Plenty of Force Friday coverage in these, and lots of discussion on the Trevorrow being fired situation, but too soon for J.J.

Blabba the Hutt: Episode 35 kicks off with all their porgs. They talk a little about the Leia: Princess of Alderaan book, the Forces of Destiny shorts, their Force Friday experiences at Target in Arizona and the Disney Store in Ireland, Force Friday product availability, and they go over the Star Wars Rebels Season 4.
Porg Count: 80, Runtime: 1 hour 34 minutes, Rating: Good episode

Blast Points: Episode 90 starts with Trevorrow being dropped, thoughts on whether Rian should replace him or J.J. Abrams (which is funny considering J.J. did end up replacing him). They talk about the new trailer for Star Wars Rebels Season 4, then they get to their main topic, the Star Wars Adventures In Colors and Shapes book and record from 1984. The go over the book, the story, play audio clips and explore something I didn’t even know existed. Listen in and you too can hear Han Solo chew out Anthony Daniels for grabbing the wrong part for the Falcon. Plus you get to hear the voice of the Falcon‘s central computer and the book name drops hoojibs.
Porg Count: 2, Runtime: 58 minutes, Rating: Fun episode

Bombad Radio: Episode 278 covers Disney XD’s reboot of DuckTales. They talk about their memories of the original show, the movies, the new show, and how they compare. If you’re a fan of DuckTales, this one is worth a listen.
Porg Count: 0 (Porg Free), Runtime: 53 minutes, Rating: Good episode Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Canto Bight Cover Reveal and Details

September 13, 2017 at 6:57 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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StarWars.com has revealed the cover for Star Wars: Canto Bight, and they’ve revealed details on each of the stories in the book. Follow the link for the full scoop.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Releases: ‘Star Wars #36’ and ‘Doctor Aphra #12’

September 13, 2017 at 12:06 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Star Wars #36, Doctor Aphra #12 and new printings for Darth Vader #3 and Darth Vader #4 are out today from Marvel.

Star Wars #36

Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: Salvador Larroca
Cover Artist: Mike Mayhew
Variant Covers: John Tyler Christopher (action figure variant), Ed McGuinness (40th anniversary variant)

The Empire has held Threepio captive for far too long. There’s no way they are prepared to deal with this rescue. That’s right — Artoo is ready to take action!

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99

Doctor Aphra #12

Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist: Kev Walker
Cover Artist: Kamome Shirahama

VADER IS BACK!

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99

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Comic Reviews: ‘Star Wars Adventures #1’

September 13, 2017 at 12:05 am | Posted in Comic Books, IDW, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Star Wars Adventures #1 is IDW’s first offering with their new younger reader comic line. However, this isn’t one just for kids. If you like Star Wars and fun stories, this is one everyone can enjoy. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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