Comic Review: ‘The Star Wars #0’

January 1, 2014 at 12:06 am | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Zero issues can be interesting oddities. Sometimes they take on the format of mini-guides that plug in backstories not fully covered in the actual series. Other zero issues are more like bonus comics, and that’s definitely where The Star Wars #0 falls. While it doesn’t have a ton of information, it more than makes up for it with some cool artwork. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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Comic Review: ‘Rogues Rebellion #3’

January 1, 2014 at 12:04 am | Posted in Comic Books, DC Comics, Reviews | Leave a comment
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The Rogues have got themselves caught in Poison Ivy’s vines, but brawling with the Man-Bat’s minions won’t be of much help. Forever Evil: Rogues Rebellion #3 brings together the bad guys of the Flash franchise with some classic Batman villains for a enjoyable adventure. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Releases: ‘The Star Wars #0’ and ‘Star Wars Omnibus: Dark Times Volume 1’

January 1, 2014 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Dark Horse Comics has two new Star Wars releases today.

The Star Wars #0

Writers: Jonathan Rinzler and Randy Stradley
Artists: Mike Mayhew, Sean Cooke, Kilian Plunkett, Stéphane Roux and Scott Kolins
Cover Artist: Nick RungeDetails: FC, 32 pages, one-shot, $3.99

A companion to the eight-issue adaptation of The Star Wars, this is an exclusive peek behind the scenes at the designs that have brought a new—yet incredibly familiar—galaxy to life. Included in this volume are the never-before-seen comics sequences that were used in Dark Horse’s pitch to George Lucas!
* Previously unpublished designs and comics pages!
* Companion to the official eight-issue adaptation of George Lucas’s original rough-draft screenplay for Star Wars!

Click here for a three page preview.

Star Wars Omnibus: Dark Times Volume 1

Writer: Randy Stradley
Pencillers: Doug Wheatley, Dave Ross and Lui Antonio
Colorists: Chris Chuckry, Ronda Pattison, Alex Wald and Dave McCaig
Cover Artist: Doug Wheatley

Details: FC, 344 pages, $24.99, TP, 6″ x 9″

Master Dass Jennir will strive to find out what it means to be a Jedi in a changed galaxy now ruled by the Empire. Master K’Kruhk—suddenly responsible for a group of Jedi younglings—will sacrifice much for their safety. The struggles of the Jedi will intertwine with those of others now living in fear, including the diverse crew of a smuggling ship, the Uhumele, and a Nosaurian whose troubles begin when the Clone Wars end. Collects Star Wars: Republic #79–#80, Dark Times Volume 1—The Path to Nowhere, Dark Times Volume 2—Parallels, Dark Times Volume 3—Vector, and Star Wars: Dark Times—Blue Harvest Parts 1–2.

Click here for a four page preview.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Databurst From the 501st

January 1, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Latest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from January 1st through 7th. It’s hockey season, so keep an eye out for Star Wars nights with your local teams. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

January 1

  • Midwest Garrison will be in Chicago, IL for the Wampa Plunge at Lincoln Park Zoo.

January 3

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Wichita, KS for Star Wars Night with the Wichita Thunder at Intrust Bank Arena from 4:30 PM to Midnight.
  • Nordic Garrison will be in Odense, Denmark for a visit to HC Andersen Børne Hospital.

January 4

  • Japanese Garrison will be in Sapporo, Hokkaido for the 15th Greenbird Volunteer CLEAN event.
  • Midwest Garrison will be in Cary, IL for the Cary Gymnastics Jedi Training.
  • Mountain Garrison will be in Denver, CO for Star Wars Night with the Mammoth Lacrosse team at the Pepsi Center from 7:00 to 10:00 PM.

January 6

  • Redback Garrison will be at the Loganholme Community event.

Next Databurst…January 8th.

*If you didn’t see the events listed for your garrison, send us an email at roqoodepot(at)gmail.com and let us know. We’re glad to add any we missed.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot. Shoot straight and troop on.

Happy Birthday, James Luceno

January 1, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Birthday | Leave a comment
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Today we wish a happy birthday to James Luceno, author of Darth Plagueis, Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader, Millennium Falcon and more.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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