Rundown on Crimson Empire III

March 25, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Posted in Comic Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

Cover for Crimson Empire III

Slated for release this Fall, Crimson Empire III is something a lot of fans have been waiting for. Dark Horse included some info on the new series in their regular Star Wars Friday feature. Here’s the run down.

Star Wars: Crimson Empire III #1–#6
Writer: Mike Richardson
Art: Paul Gulacy
Colors: Michael Bartolo
Lettering: Michael Heisler
Covers: Dave Dorman

Randy Stradley is also attached to the project, so I’m not sure why they left him out of the writing credit. Randy Stradley and Mike Richardson co-wrote both Crimson Empire I and II. Paul Gulacy and Dave Dorman also worked on both of the previous series. Michael Heisler is new to the Crimson Empire series. Recently he did all of the lettering for the Knight Errant comics which turned out well. I think the fans will not be disappointed.

For those who would like something sooner, next month Dark Horse Presents #1 will hit stores. The 80 page anthology of all new stories will include an 8 page story for Crimson Empire and is available for pre-order. It will be released on April 20th.

You can head on over to Dark Horse Blog for the full run down on Crimson Empire III along with some preview pages of the comic. They also have details on the upcoming Agent of the Empire, Knight Errant: Deluge, and Dark Times: Out of the Wilderness, so be sure to check it out.

Crimson Empire III preview

Update: added a Q&A interview with Randy Stradley and Mike Richardson that revealed a few interesting things. Here’s an excerpt:

“Let’s just say it ends with characters having moved to a different place. It ends whatever story plots are hanging from the first two series. I don’t want to tell you too much.

I think it’s a good story, there’s a new villain … out of the past, if that makes any sense, and there are major things that happen to some of the characters from the previous Crimson Empire series. We’re excited about, and Paul’s excited about it. We’re eager to get it out there. If it does well, who knows? We may start a new story cycle with the characters that emerge from this story.” -Mike Richardson

To see the rest of the details revealed in the interview you can read it here.

Posted By: Skuldren

Nothing Says Star Weekend Like A Yoda Shot Glass

March 25, 2011 at 7:55 am | Posted in Collecting | Leave a comment showed off some very cool new Star Wars products that will be on sale next month. The new items include beer glasses, shot glasses, coffee cups, desk signs, and even bottle cap openers. The items will be exclusive to Hallmark Gold Crown stores in April and will be in limited quanities, so buyers will need to get them while they last. According to, prices for the items will range from $5.95 to $16.95. You can click here to see a nice slideshow of some of the upcoming items, and if you want to find the nearest Hallmark store you can click here for Hallmark’s store locator.

Posted By: Skuldren

Filoni On Wookiees and a Glimpse of Season 4

March 25, 2011 at 7:26 am | Posted in Interview, Star Wars News, Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment

USA Weekend did an interview with The Clone Wars supervising director Dave Filoni that revealed some interesting behind the scenes details. Filoni answered questions on what it was like to work with Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), how the idea came about to introduce Chewie into season three, and some ideas of what to expect in season four.

You’re definitely going to see battles on the scale of likes you’ve never seen on The Clone Wars before…The end of Season 3 is a foreshadowing to the technology that is going to provide a lot of increased excitement in the future. -Dave Filoni

Dave also mentioned that some of the bounty hunters will be coming back in season four and was questioned if we might see Dengar…

[Laughs] Dengar, huh?! Well you never know. When you wish upon a star… -Dave Filoni

Even though Dengar isn’t likely, it sounds like season four will have a lot for the fans to enjoy. Be sure to check out the full interview here.

Posted By: Skuldren

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