Preview of ‘Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin’

April 5, 2013 at 7:07 pm | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Dark Horse Comics has a six page preview of Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin #1 which you can check out here. Issue #1 will hit stores on April 17th.

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Newsarama Coverage of ‘Dark Times: A Spark Remains’

April 5, 2013 at 9:59 am | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Interview, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Newsarama has a juicy look at the next Dark Times arc, A Spark Remains, with some beautiful looking artwork from Doug Wheatley. There’s cover art, interior art and comments from writer Randy Stradley.

Launching July 17, Star Wars: Dark Times: A Spark Remains shows one of the last “sparks” of Jedi – the insectoid Beyghor Sahdett and a lovesick Dass Jennir – attempting to mount an assassination of the right hand of the Empire, Darth Vader. The Jedi are used to long odds, but even these two know they need some back-up – it’s just a matter of finding the right Jedi for the job.

Click here to check it out.

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Talking ‘Overdraft’ and ‘Kenobi’ with John Jackson Miller

April 5, 2013 at 8:20 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, eBooks, Interview, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Author John Jackson Miller kicked off his new sci-fi project this week with Episode 1 of Overdraft: The Orion Offensive, an eight episode science fiction story full of aliens, action and humor. We interviewed John about Overdraft and the colorful characters therein, plus we squeezed in some questions for the ever anticipated Kenobi which will be out later this year.

First off, lets cover your new original science fiction story Overdraft: The Orion Offensive. How did the idea for the project begin?

John Jackson Miller: In 2011, I had been invited to write a short story for John Joseph Adams’ anthology Armored. At the time, I had done nothing but licensed work for eight years, and felt like it would be a good change of pace to create something that was all my own. The story I wrote for the book — which Baen published in 2012 — was “Human Error,” an extended, humorous anecdote about a group of space marines who get sent the wrong species’ armor by mistake. Continue Reading Talking ‘Overdraft’ and ‘Kenobi’ with John Jackson Miller…

RavenCon 2013

April 5, 2013 at 7:35 am | Posted in 501st, Conventions, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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RavenCon kicks off today in Richmond, VA. Authors Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta will be there as a guests of honor. The 501st Legion will also be in attendance. You can check out all the details here on their official site.

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Happy Birthday, A.C. Crispin

April 5, 2013 at 7:27 am | Posted in Birthday | Leave a comment
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Today we wish a happy birthday to author A.C. Crispin. Ann is still one of the best authors to ever tackle Han Solo with her wonder Han Solo Trilogy (The Paradise Snare, The Hutt Gambit, and Rebel Dawn). You can always find out more about Ann by visiting her website. Also, be sure to wish Ann a happy birthday on Facebook or Twitter.

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Dark Horse Star Wars Chat Today

April 5, 2013 at 7:22 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Dark Horse Comics is hosting a live Star Wars Twitter chat today at 1 PM PDT (3 PM CDT/4 PM EDT). Corinna Bechko (@corinnabechko) and Garbriel Hardman (@gabrielhardman) will be weighing in on Legacy Volume 2 #1, and Brian Wood (@brianwood) will be covering the self-titled Star Wars series. Remember to use the hashtag #SWComicsChat. Dark Horse will also be giving away prizes to participants. You can check out the details here.

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Around the Web

April 5, 2013 at 7:14 am | Posted in Around the Web, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Interview, News, Regular Feature, Star Trek, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Renowned Star Wars artist Dave Dorman is offering the Dave Dorman Experience: Year Two for some very lucky fans. This is a special opportunity to meet and hang out with Dave, gets some portfolio advice, watch Dave at work, view his paintings and get a chance at some cool gifts. Definitely a rare opportunity. If you’re a Dave Dorman fan, you can check out the details here on Dave’s blog.

Star Wars author Michael Reaves posted an intriguing article on space colonization and migrating off Earth. Michael takes a look at how reality could play out and some of the difficulties we would face in such endeavours.

Something for Star Wars and Star Trek fans, Eric Pfeiffer over at Yahoo! News provided some coverage of the Star Trek vs. Star Wars psychology panel from Wondercon. It’s quite a different look at the two franchises.

Apex Magazine did an interview with author Daniel Abraham which you can check out here. While it doesn’t cover his upcoming Star Wars novel (the unnamed Han Solo book which will be part of the Rebels series), it does cover some interesting stuff.

J.W. Rinzler spoke with Hollywood.com about his newly announced comic project The Star Wars. It includes some details on what readers can expect to see.

Rounding out the interviews, MTV has one with The Clone Wars voice actor Sam Witwer. Sam talks about Being Human, The Force Unleashed and other Star Wars topics.

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Podcasts in Review

April 5, 2013 at 6:56 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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There are a lot of Star Wars podcasts out there, and I listen to a few, so I thought fans might be interested in a combination podcasts review/roundup. Expect this to be a periodic column, and be sure to let us know what Star Wars podcasts you’re interested in.

Bombad Radio: Episode 76 is a must hear podcast for The Clone Wars fans as it includes a great interview with voice actor Tom Kane. Tom performed a few voices, from Yoda and Yularen to his absolutely perfect Morgan Freeman. It also delves into some details on a Yoda arc Tom worked on for The Clone Wars Season 6 which we may or may never see. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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