Dark Horse Partners with Random House

October 1, 2013 at 8:27 am | Posted in Books, Comic Books, Dark Horse, News, Random House | 2 Comments

Dark Horse Comics just sent out a press release revealing that they have entered into a multi-year distribution deal with Random House Publisher Services. This is certainly good news for Dark Horse and comic fans as it will mean wider availability of their lines, both current and backlist titles. For Star Wars fans, though, this could have some interesting implications. Dark Horse Comics currently holds the licensing rights to do Star Wars comics. Random House currently handles the Star Wars novels. A partnership between the two could help strengthen that bound between Star Wars comics and novels. Furthermore, it could help strengthen Dark Horse’s role as the company to go to for Star Wars comics…and not that other company that starts with an “M”. As a Star Wars comic fan myself, I certainly hope to read Dark Horse Star Wars comics for many years to come.

Here’s the full press release. Continue Reading Dark Horse Partners with Random House…

Our Interview with Paul S. Kemp on ‘The Godborn’

October 1, 2013 at 12:05 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy, Interview | Leave a comment
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To celebrate the release of The Godborn, we spoke with author Paul S. Kemp to get a spoiler free look at some of the deeper details of the novel. Paul talked about some of the character aspects, the events of The Sundering, and what readers can expect next. Click here to check out the interview.

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Ewok of the Day: Widdle

October 1, 2013 at 12:05 am | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here at Roqoo Depot, we are counting down the days to the release of Ewoks: Shadows of Endor. Written and drawn by Zack Giallongo with colors by Braden Lamb, this trade paperback comic leads directly in the events of Return of the Jedi and ties into the Ewoks television movies and series. To help get readers in the mood, we’ll be doing an Ewok of the day each day until the comic’s release. Today we’re highlighting Widdle.

Widdle is Wicket’s older brother and the black sheep of the family. He often challenges his older brother Weechee, and is prone to accidents. During the battle of Endor, he was one of the Ewoks who captured an AT-ST along with the mighty Chewbacca and Wunka. That AT-ST helped turned the tide of the battle and secured the Ewok’s victory over the Empire.

Widdle appeared in Return of the Jedi and both of the Ewok television movies–Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure (1984), and Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (1986). He went on to appear in the children’s book The Ewok Who Was Afraid: An Ewok Adventure, and numerous episodes of the Ewoks television show.

Ewoks: Shadows of Endor will be out on October 9, 2013.

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New Release and Review: ‘The Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi’ by J.W. Rinzler

October 1, 2013 at 12:02 am | Posted in Books, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Today The Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi hits stores. If you haven’t ordered a copy already, this is definitely one book worth checking out. J.W. Rinzler dives into all of the aspects that went into making the film. There are snippets from the various drafts of the script, including the bits that feature Palpatine in his volcanic lair on Had Abaddon. There’s behind the scenes details on things like the selection of the director and how Richard Marquand was not George Lucas’ first choice. Plus there are tons of pictures, from photos onset to awesome concept art. Click here to read our full review.

You can find retailer links via Random House’s official product page along with a 74 page preview of the book. If you’re interested in the Enhanced Edition for eReaders, that version won’t be out until October 22nd.

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New Release and Review: ‘The Godborn’ by Paul S. Kemp

October 1, 2013 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy, Reviews | Leave a comment
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The Sundering continues with book two, The Godborn, by Paul S. Kemp. In this book, readers get to see Vasen Cale and his struggle between fate and destiny. Will he be able to save his father from the demonic clutches of Mephistopheles? Thankfully Vasen has a few friends on his side including the semi-divine Drasek Riven. Longtime Erevis Cale fans will not want to miss out on this dark, entertaining chapter of the series. Click here to read our full review.

If you haven’t ordered a copy yet, you can check out the official product page on Wizards.com for all the retailer links as wells as a excerpt from the book (or you can just jump over to Amazon). Paul S. Kemp is also offering signed copies over on his websiteThe Godborn is available in hardcover, digital and audiobook formats.

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Happy Birthday, Dave Dorman

October 1, 2013 at 12:00 am | Posted in Art, Birthday | Leave a comment
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Today we wish a very happy birthday to the extremely talent Dave Dorman. As always, we anxiously await his next Star Wars project. Keep up the great work, Dave!

Be sure to stop by Twitter or Facebook and wish Dave a happy birthday.

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