Ray Park’s Duel at Planet Comicon

April 8, 2013 at 5:38 pm | Posted in Conventions, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Big thanks to Michael Nielson for posting video of Ray Park’s epic duel with Andrew at Planet Comicon. This is why Ray is one of the best.

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Stradley and Richardson talk ‘The Star Wars’

April 8, 2013 at 12:31 pm | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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A while ago J.W. Rinzler mentioned that Entertainment Weekly would have a special Star Wars article coming soon. Well EW has finally delivered with some coverage of The Star Wars. The article shows off some new artwork and includes an interview with Dark Horse’s top management, Randy Stradley and Mike Richardson.

What was the approach as far as the creative team and the design work for the project?

Randy Stradley: We did a lot of searching to find somebody who was right for this and, almost by accident, I stumbled across samples from an artist named Mike Mayhew — he’s no relation to Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca by the way. But it just looked right. George really has an affinity toward classic-looking comic books; he’s a big fan of Jack Kirby and stuff from the 1960s and Mike’s drawings and storytelling approach is reminiscent of that, even though the style is very modern. It’s been a nice combination and so far George has liked what he’s seen, so we’re excited. The entire weight of designing this new universe won’t fall on Mike Mayhew’s shoulders; I’ve also enlisted an army of comic and storyboard artists that’s designing vehicles and characters and locations.

Click here to read the full article.

UPDATE: Please note that the interview above has been brought into question due to responses from Randy Stradley himself who has stated that the answers in the interview are not completely accurate and do not fully represent the opinions of him and Mike Richardson.

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Monday Funny: Visually Impaired

April 8, 2013 at 10:08 am | Posted in Humor, Monday Funny, Regular Feature, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Miss(via George Takei Facebook)

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Cover Reveal for ‘Grimoire of the Lamb’

April 8, 2013 at 9:57 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, eBooks, Fantasy, News | Leave a comment
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Kevin Hearne’s next eNovella Grimoire of the Lamb now has a cover. The next chapter in the Iron Druid Chronicles will be available May 7th. You can check out all the details on Kevin’s website.

From the author of The Iron Druid Chronicles comes a rollicking, all-new urban-fantasy adventure featuring Atticus O’Sullivan. Atticus has a history of messing with the gods, and in this eBook original novella, he’ll have to outfox a deity at her own deadly cat-and-mouse game.

When he’s not vanquishing villainous gods or dodging demons, two-thousand-year-old Druid Atticus O’Sullivan can be found behind the counter of Third Eye Books and Herbs in modern-day Tempe, Arizona, literally minding his own business. But when an evil sorcerer—and amateur shoplifter—snatches an ancient Egyptian tome of black magic, The Grimoire of the Lamb, Atticus is not sheepish about pursuing him to the ends of the earth . . . or at least to the Land of the Pharaohs.

Unfortunatel,y Atticus already has enemies in Egypt—including cat goddess Bast, who wants her own book of mischief back from the Druid. In the streets of Cairo, she sends a feline phalanx after Atticus and his Irish wolfhound, Oberon. With fur still flying, Atticus must locate the sorcerer’s secret lair—where he will face killer crocodiles, spooky sarcophagi, and an ancient evil Egyptian who’s determined to order the sacrificial lamb special tonight.

Includes a preview of Kevin Hearne’s highly anticipated new novel in The Iron Druid Chronicles, Hunted!

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Adventures at Planet Comicon 2013

April 8, 2013 at 9:50 am | Posted in Conventions, Events, Star Wars, Television, The Clone Wars | 1 Comment
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We attended the fun at Planet Comicon in Kansas City, MO this years and I have to say, it was a blast. The two day event had a lot of guests including quite a few people from Star Wars. Geralyn and I browsed the con floor, talked with some of the celebrities and attended a few panels. For those who were not able to attend, you can find our coverage below. Continue Reading Adventures at Planet Comicon 2013…

New Excerpt for ‘Dawn of the Jedi: Into the Void’

April 8, 2013 at 8:48 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Random House has a new excerpt for Tim Lebbon’s Dawn of the Jedi: Into the Void. If you click on the image of the book, it’ll bring up a book preview app with a 27 page excerpt which includes the dramatis personae and the first page of the first 13 chapters.

Into the Void will be out May 7 in hardcover and digital formats.

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