Around the Web

April 20, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Conventions, Del Rey, Events, Interview, Movies, News, Random House, Star Wars, 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.

Book News

Convention & Event News

  • East Coast Comicon is April 27 to 29 in Meadowlands, NJ. Star Wars guests include Howard Chaykin, Jan Duursema, and Timothy Zahn.
  • Comic Con Revolution is May 19 to 20 in Ontario, CA. Star Wars guests include Jason Aaron, Howard Chaykin, Tom Hodges, Mike Mayhew, Cat Staggs, Greg Weisman, and Timothy Zahn.
  • Phoenix Comicon is May 24 to 27 in Phoenix, AZ. Star Wars guests include Steve Blum, Katie Cook, Joe Corroney, Tim Curry, Delilah S. Dawson, Jason Fry, Adi Granov, Tom Hodges, R. A. Salvatore, Charles Soule, Chuck Wendig, and Wil Wheaton.
  • MantiCon is May 25 to 27 in Minneapolis, MN. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • Star Wars: Galactic Nights is May 27 in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
  • Lilac City Comicon is June 2 to 3 in Spokane, WA. Star Wars guests include Daniel Logan, and Timothy Zahn.
  • Origins is June 13 to 17 in Columbus, OH. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • All*Star Comic Con is June 15 to 17 in Tysons Corner, VA. Star Wars guests include Jason Aaron, John Jackson Miller, and Brian Muir.
  • Westercon is July 4 in Denver, CO. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson.
  • Bell County Comic Con is August 3 to 5 in Belton, TX. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • Tampa Bay Comic Con is August 3 to 6 in Tampa Bay, FL. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson.
  • Dragon Con is August 30 to September 3 in Atlanta, GA. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson.
  • FanX is September 6 to 8 in Salt Lake City, UT. Star Wars guests include Tim Curry, Delilah S. Dawson, Kevin Hearne, Paul Reubens, and Brent Spiner.

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Marvel Star Wars Solicitations July 2018

April 19, 2018 at 3:42 pm | Posted in Art, Comic Books, IDW, Marvel, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Here is the Star Wars rundown of Marvel’s comic solicitations for July 2018.

Doctor Aphra #22

Writer: Si Spurrier
Artist: Kev Walker
Cover Artist: Ashley Witter
Variant Cover: Rod Reis

STUCK IN A JUNKYARD JAIL AT WAR. IT CAN’T GET WORSE – RIGHT? I mean, unless you add a vengeful FORCE GHOST. And insane MURDERDROIDS. And a BOR BRAIN-LEECH. And a SENTIENT BIOHAZARD…Surely even rogue archaeologist DOCTOR APHRA can’t find a way to make things even worse. Wrong. Because her current beau and her ex are just about to meet…

Details: 32 Pages, Rated T, $3.99
Release Date: July 25, 2018 Continue Reading Marvel Star Wars Solicitations July 2018…

Podcasts in Review

April 19, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

501stCast: Episode 109 covers garrison news, troop reports, and they talk about Solo.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 45 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Joe, Marcus, and Nicky, Rating: Good

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 119 they talk Solo, the Denny’s Solo promotion, the Denny’s Solo commercial, Therm Scissorpunch, and then they get to their main discussion – puppet Yoda. They start with The Empire Strikes Back, the development of Yoda, the idea of using a monkey in a suit, who was involved, the sculpt, the puppet, the puppeteers, Deep Roy’s work as Yoda, the voice of Yoda, the Return of the Jedi puppet, and The Phantom Menace puppet.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 53 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Jason, and Gabe, Rating: Great

Brews and Blasters: Episode 164 covers Garry Whitta working on The Last Starfighter, Rian Johnson and the new Star Wars trilogy, Solo toy hunting, and they dive into a discussion on the Solo figures that are out or coming out, and new figures that they’ve got or are looking for. Lots of fun toy discussion in this one.

Podcast Network: RetrozapRuntime: 1 hour 17 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Joe, and Chris, Rating: Fun Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

New Releases: ‘Poe Dameron #26’, ‘Star Wars Adventures #9’ & ‘Star Wars Adventures Annual 2018’

April 18, 2018 at 5:03 am | Posted in Comic Books, IDW, Marvel, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Marvel has one new Star Wars release today, and IDW has two new Star Wars releases today.

Poe Dameron #26

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

THE AWAKENING BEGINS! Lor San Tekka has been found and Poe Dameron is off to recover the missing link to Luke Skywalker’s whereabouts. But his plan goes astray when the First Order intervenes on Jakku…Follow Poe Dameron’s adventures during the unseen events of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS!

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99

Star Wars Adventures #9

Writers: John Barber and Nickolas Brokenshire
Artists: Chad Thomas and Nickolas Brokenshire
Cover Artists: Chad Thomas (Cover A), and Nickolas Brokenshire (Cover B)

Droids take center stage in both stories of this comical and exciting adventure! C-3PO might be in over his head as he takes on a new job, and IG-88 is determined to capture his crafty bounty!

Details: FC, 32 pages, $3.99

Star Wars Adventures Annual 2018

Writer: John Jackson Miller
Artist/Cover Artist: Jon Sommariva

With Leia injured, it’s up to Luke to undertake a sensitive diplomatic mission with the easily irritated Sarkans! What should be a routine meeting soon turns into an action-packed adventure with the fate of the galaxy on the line!

Details: FC, 48 pages, $7.99

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Databurst From the 501st

April 18, 2018 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 events around the world from April 18 to 24th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

April 18

  • Carolina Garrison will be in North Myrtle Beach, SC for the Special Olympics at Pelicans Baseball Field from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
  • Midsouth Garrison will be in Louisville, KY for the Laukhuf Elementary School Desserts with Disney from 5:30 to 7:00 PM.

April 19

  • Central Garrison will be in Cedar Falls, IA for the Cub Scout Cake Auction at Cedar Heights Elementary School from 6:15 to 7:30 PM.
  • Midwest Garrison will be in Chicago, IL for Adler After Dark: Geek Chic VI at The Adler Planetarium from 6:00 to 10:00 PM.

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New Release: ‘Last Shot’ by Daniel José Older

April 17, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Last Shot by Daniel José Older is out today in hardcover, digital and audiobook formats.

Even the fastest ship in the galaxy can’t outrun the past. . . .

THEN:

It’s one of the galaxy’s most dangerous secrets: a mysterious transmitter with unknown power and a reward for its discovery that most could only dream of claiming. But those who fly the Millennium Falcon throughout its infamous history aren’t your average scoundrels. Not once, but twice, the crew of the Falcon tries to claim the elusive prize—first, Lando Calrissian and the droid L3-37 at the dawn of an ambitious career, and later, a young and hungry Han Solo with the help of his copilot, Chewbacca. But the device’s creator, the volatile criminal Fyzen Gor, isn’t interested in sharing. And Gor knows how to hold a grudge. . . .

NOW:

It’s been ten years since the rebel hero Han Solo last encountered Fyzen Gor. After mounting a successful rebellion against the Empire and starting a family with an Alderaanian princess, Han hasn’t given much thought to the mad inventor. But when Lando turns up at Han’s doorstep in the middle of the night, it’s Fyzen’s assassins that he’s running from. And without Han’s help, Lando—and all life on Cloud City—will be annihilated.

With the assistance of a young hotshot pilot, an Ewok slicer prodigy, the woman who might be the love of Lando’s life, and Han’s best and furriest friend, the two most notorious scoundrels in the New Republic are working together once more. They’ll have to journey across the stars—and into the past—before Gor uses the device’s power to reshape the galaxy.

Click here to check out the official product page for more info and purchase links.

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New ‘Solo’ TV Spot

April 16, 2018 at 7:39 am | Posted in Movies, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News, trailers | Leave a comment
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First Solo TV spot. This one is called, “Crew.”

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Movie Review: ‘Chappaquiddick’

April 13, 2018 at 12:05 am | Posted in Movies, Reviews | 1 Comment

First off, Chappaquiddick isn’t for everyone. This is a political drama about Ted Kennedy’s automotive accident on Chappaquiddick Island that lead to the death of Mary Jo Kopechne. It’s a story that’s complicated in large part to the way the incident was handled. The movie does a good job of covering the incident, the key players, and providing a rather level headed account of what did and might have happened. In the end, it doesn’t answer all of the questions, but on the other hand, that’s kind of the point. It provides you with enough information to get you wondering about what happened and how it was handled. Was Ted in the right or the wrong? Continue Reading Movie Review: ‘Chappaquiddick’…

Around the Web

April 13, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys & Collectibles | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

Comic News

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Podcasts in Review

April 12, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 116 they talk about getting The Last Jedi on Blu-ray, the experience of watching it at home, they go over the documentary The Director and The Jedi, the deleted scenes and they touch on some of the other extras included. Now I specifically waited until after I watched all the extras before listening to this episode, but in retrospect, that’s really not necessary. Either way, you’ll enjoy this episode, assuming you like movie of course.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 1 hour 17 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Jason, and Gabe, Rating: Great

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 118 they go over the Solo trailer. This is a nice breakdown that keeps it fun as they touch on all the cool stuff revealed.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 53 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Jason, and Gabe, Rating: Great

Brews and Blasters: Episode 163 covers Mr. Miagi, vodka, the HasLab sail barge getting backed and what might be next, the Solo Denny’s commercial, aliens in the Solo cantina, Topps cards, Therm Scissorpunch, lobster recipes, Gamorrean guard figures, and Simon Pegg on changes in Episode VIII. This was definitely the funniest episode I listed to this week. Loved it.

Podcast Network: RetrozapRuntime: 1 hour 34 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Joe, and Chris, Rating: Great Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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