Around the Web

June 5, 2020 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Movies, News, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, trailers | Leave a comment

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

Fandom News

  • Here’s the latest episode of The Star Wars Show Book Club covering Resistance Reborn.

Movie & Television News

  • Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge is being delayed now to June 10 but it will kick off with two full episodes. The new show will be available on StarWarsKids.com and the Star Wars Kids YouTube channel for free.
  • For those watching the Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian, the shows final episode is coming up this month on June 19th. So just a couple more episodes till the end.
  • Not a lot of news this week so how about some movie trailers for upcoming films? This one looks like a mediocre B flick, but I’m a Mel Gibson sucker. Force of Nature hit VOD on June 30th.

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Podcasts in Review

June 4, 2020 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here’s this week’s Podcasts in Review, starting with the top five and any honorable mentions, then moving on to the full reviews.

This Week’s Top Five

  1. Grand Moff Talkin’ Episode 143
  2. The ForceCast The ForceCast Author Series With Special Guest E.K. Johnston
  3. Scarif Scuttlebutt Podcast Episode 29
  4. Two Sons of Tatooine Episode 3
  5. Podcast Stardust Episode 105

Honorable Mentions

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New Releases: ‘Darth Vader Poster Book’ & ‘Return to Vader’s Castle TPB’

June 3, 2020 at 8:35 am | Posted in Comic Books, IDW, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Two new Star Wars releases today.

Star Wars: Darth Vader Poster Book

Feel the power of the Dark Side! The deadliest villain in the galaxy, Darth Vader, is celebrated in this sinister poster book – giving you an instant collection of the Dark Lord of the Sith’s finest Marvel Comics artwork! Darth Vader’s grandeur and glory is captured by some of the industry’s finest talents, including those that graced Vader’s two ongoing series – Salvador Larroca and Giuseppe Camuncoli! And don’t forget the many other artists who have depicted the Emperor’s ruthless right hand on dozens of awe-inspiring covers, pages and pinups – from Adi Granov to Alex Ross and more! As you gaze in wonder on Marvel’s visions of Vader, you are sure to hear the Imperial March in your head. It’s a gallery of masterpieces worthy of framing in every room of your house – until you find your lack of wall space disturbing!

Details: $24.99

Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle

Writer: Cavan Scott
Artists: Megan Levens, Nicoletta Baldari, Kelley Jones, Charles Paul Wilson, Francesco Francavilla, and Derek Charm
Cover Artist: Derek Charm

Return to Vader’s Castle for a spooky spin on your favorite villains from a galaxy far, far away….This exciting graphic novel explores the hidden corners of the Star Wars universe and features a wretched hive of scum and villainy including Darth Maul, Jabba the Hutt, Grand Moff Tarkin, Asaji Ventress-all under the shadow of Darth Vader!

Details: $14.99

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New Release: ‘Queen’s Peril’ by E. K. Johnston

June 2, 2020 at 5:15 am | Posted in Books, Disney Lucasfilm Publishing, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Queen’s Peril by E. K. Johnston is out today in hardcover, digital and audiobook formats. This book serves as a prequel to her previous novel Queen’s Shadow.

When fourteen-year-old Padmé Naberrie wins the election for Queen of Naboo, she adopts the name Amidala and leaves her family to the rule from the royal palace. To keep her safe and secure, she’ll need a group of skilled handmaidens who can be her assistants, confidantes, defenders, and decoys. Each girl is selected for her particular talents, but it will be up to Padmé to unite them as a group. When Naboo is invaded by forces of the Trade Federation, Queen Amidala and her handmaidens will face the greatest test–of themselves, and of each other.

Click here to check out the official product page.

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Around the Web

May 29, 2020 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Del Rey, Disney, Disney+, IDW, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Television, Toys & Collectibles, Video Games | Leave a comment

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

Art News

Book News

  • Polygon has an excerpt from Queen’s Peril which will be out next week.
  • New release dates for The High Republic novels (which are being pushed back): Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule – January 5, 2021, A Test of Courage by Justina Ireland – January 5, 2021, and Into the Dark by Claudia Gray – February 2, 2021.

Comic News

  • Jedi News has an update on IDW’s Star Wars comic publishing plans for this summer. Click here to check out the revised release dates.

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Podcasts in Review

May 28, 2020 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here’s this week’s Podcasts in Review, starting with the top five and any honorable mentions, then moving on to the full reviews.

This Week’s Top Five

  1. Rebel Force Radio CAT & JAT talk Clone Wars
  2. The Skyhoppers Podcast Episode CLXXIX
  3. Blast Points Podcast Episode 220
  4. Geek Out Loud Episode 156
  5. Faking Star Wars Radio Clone Wars Finale!

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New Release: ‘Doctor Aphra (2020) #1’

May 27, 2020 at 2:28 pm | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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New comics are finally coming back to the shelves and Marvel has one new Star Wars release this week.

Doctor Aphra (2020) #1

Writer: Alyssa Wong
Artist: Marika Cresta
Cover Artist: Valentina Remenar

NEW CREW, NEW MISSION!
With the Rebel Alliance back on the run after their defeat at the Battle of Hoth, it’s never been a more dangerous time for outlaws, scoundrels and the errant rogue archaeologist to make their way in the galaxy. But after a string of bad luck and near escapes, DOCTOR APHRA is back on the job! She’s been keeping a low profile – jobs are scarce and credits scarcer. But the promise of the score of a lifetime is a chance too good for her to pass up. And to find the cursed RINGS OF VAALE, Aphra will need a crew of treasure hunters the likes of which the galaxy has never seen before! But RONEN TAGGE, heir to the powerful Tagge family, also has his eyes on the prize. Do Aphra and her team stand a chance at fortune and glory?

Details: Rated T, $3.99

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Databurst From the 501st

May 27, 2020 at 2:20 pm | Posted in 501st, Databurst From the 501st | Leave a comment

With The 501st Legion still on hiatus for trooping events, we’re continuing are coverage of the Legion and their members as they serve our communities in this time of need.

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Retro Reviews: ‘Heir to the Jedi’ by Kevin Hearne

May 26, 2020 at 5:28 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | 1 Comment

Heir to the Jedi, by Kevin Hearne, is the third adult novel in the Disney Canon released in March of 2015. 

This is one of the most unique books in the canon. The reason behind its uniqueness is that it was originally written to be the third book in the “Empire and Rebellion” series that was written in 2014 for the Expanded Universe (some of the last EU novels). However, once the decision on “canon” was made, Lucasfilm and Del Rey decided to make some changes and plop this book into the canon. There are many differing views on this, but mine is that they absolutely should not have.

One good thing that I can say about this book is its pacing. While many Star Wars books try to be written like movies, this book really feels like a miniseries. I could envision Lucasfilm making a t.v. show on Disney Plus that was six episodes that followed this book’s plot. It moves from the Rodia plot, to the side trip to Fax, to the covert operation on Denon, to the escape from Denon, to the stop in Kupoh, to the final battle. I liked that pacing and felt that I could read about 50 pages at a time and feel like I was reading an episode of television. Continue Reading Retro Reviews: ‘Heir to the Jedi’ by Kevin Hearne…

Around the Web

May 22, 2020 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.

Book News

Comic News

  • It’s been awhile, but Marvel just released some new comic solicitations for August 2020. Upcoming Star Wars titles include Doctor Aphra #3, Bounty Hunters #4, Star Wars #5, Darth Vader #4, Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Empire Vol. 6, and Jedi Fallen Order – Dark Temple TPB.

Fandom News

  • For the 40th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back, StarWars.com interviewed George Lucas.
  • With the passing of Charles Lippincott this week, Rebel Force Radio has released the full audio of their interview with him.

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