Around the Web

May 30, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Video Games | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Audiobook fans can look forward to an audiobook version of John Jackson Miller’s A New Dawn which will be out the same day as the book, September 2nd.

Comic News

  • Star Wars comic fans may want to check out the rare Chinese Star Wars comic adaptation that’s been scanned and posted online. You can follow the following link which includes translations of the Chinese text.

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Podcasts in Review

May 29, 2014 at 12:05 am | Posted in Episode VII, Interview, Movies, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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podcastsinreviewHere is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Assembly of Geeks:Surviving A Giant Monster Attack” kicks off with a monster themed intro then segues into a discussion on how the military would deal with Godzilla. They also talk about the Star Trek 3 director, Denis Lawson’s response to Episode VII,  the Zac Efron Daredevil rumor, the Channing Tatum Gambit rumor, the look of Ben Affleck in the batsuit and the batmobile, and Jessie Eisenberg playing Lex Luthor. They also talk about tv series season finales like Once Upon A Time, Castle, Agents of SHIELD, Person of Interest, Revenge, The Black List, The Goldbergs and Arrow. Tons of movie and television discussion which makes this a good episode for catching up on entertainment news.

Bombad Radio: Episode 147 gives a quick recap of their past Mass Effect coverage and interviews before announcing their plans to renew coverage as things get heated up for Mass Effect 4 which will be getting press at this year’s E3. After that, they talk with Jeopardy champion Arthur Chu. I know, it’s an odd choice of a guest for podcast that typically features Star Wars, film and video game celebrities, but it’s actually kind of interesting. Arthur talks about what’s involved in getting on the show, how you can prep for it, and the fallout of going viral. He also talks about voice over work, a field he’s trying to break out in.

Episode 148 has a nice audio recording of Nick Gillard’s panel at Salt Lake Fan Experience. Nick Gillard is the stunt coordinator who choreographed the lightsaber fights for the prequels. He talks about becoming a stunt man, the hardest stunts, working on Indiana Jones, sword fighting with the Star Wars actors, his favorite stunt, choreographing the fights and much more. The Q&A at the end asked him about the Grievous versus Obi-Wan scene, what actor was the hardest to work with (which turned out to be Ian) and some funny off the wall questions. Good episode to check out. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Movie Review: ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

May 28, 2014 at 1:22 pm | Posted in Comic Books, Entertainment, Marvel, Movies, Reviews, scifi | Leave a comment
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urlFox’s X-Men once again took the world by storm this past weekend, with big box office numbers and glowing reviews. The ‘inbetweequal’ as it is called, X-Men: Days of Future Past, is once again directed by franchise starter Bryan Singer, who utilizes both generations of X-Men casts. With Hugh Jackman returning as Wolverine for the seventh time, other stars Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Halle Berry,  Peter Dinklage, and Jennifer Lawrence round out the principal cast. Does the film stand up against all the hype? Hit the jump to find out!

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Comic Review: ‘Rebel Heist #2’

May 28, 2014 at 12:05 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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It’s kind of refreshing to get a comic starring Leia, and Rebel Heist #2 definitely delivers on the promise. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘The Star Wars #8’

May 28, 2014 at 12:04 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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The Star Wars comes to an end with The Star Wars #8. How will this odd journey come to an end? Well we won’t spoil it all, but you can click here to read our review to see if it’s worth checking out.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Legacy #15’

May 28, 2014 at 12:03 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Legacy #15 wraps up the Wanted: Ania Solo arc and answers some questions while leading readers to the finale for the series. Right now, I’d have to say this is my favorite Star Wars comic that’s still running, and Legacy #15 does not disappoint. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Releases: ‘Legacy #15’, ‘Rebel Heist #2’ and ‘The Star Wars #8’

May 28, 2014 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Dark Horse Comics has three new Star Wars comics out today.

Legacy #15 (of 18)

he good news: Ania Solo has escaped the vengeance of a crazed bounty hunter.

The bad news: She has been taken into custody by the Empire for the murder of an Imperial Knight!

Somebody’s getting a death sentence!

Click here for a four page preview.

Writers: Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman
Artist: Gabriel Hardman
Colorist: Jordan Boyd
Cover Artist: Agustin Alessio

Format: FC, 32 pages; Ongoing
Price: $2.99

Rebel Heist #2 (of 4)

On a planet outside the Empire’s jurisdiction, Princess Leia goes undercover to obtain a vital code from an Imperial source. She’ll have to use disguises, gadgets, and her feminine wiles to succeed—and her only ally is another spy who is convinced the Princess is a liability in the field!

Click here for a four page preview.

Writer: Matt Kindt
Penciller: Marco Castiello
Inker: Dan Parsons
Colorist: Gabe Eltaeb
Cover Artist: Adam Hughes

Format: FC, 32 pages; Miniseries
Price: $3.50

The Star Wars #8 (of 8)

Annikin Starkiller fights Darth Vader and Prince Valorum to save Princess Leia! Luke Skywalker and the Wookiees attack the Empire’s Space Fortress! This is the final battle! It’s like nothing you’ve seen before, but it’s all Star Wars!

Click here for a four page preview.

Writer: Jonathan Rinzler
Artist: Mike Mayhew
Colorist: Rain Beredo
Cover Artist: Nick Runge

Format: FC, 32 pages; Ongoing
Price: $3.99

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Comic Review: ‘Forever Evil #7’

May 28, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, DC Comics, Reviews | Leave a comment
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Forever Evil wraps up, but does it go out with a bang? With villains, heroes, and more villains all battling for dominance, not everyone will make it out alive. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Databurst From the 501st

May 28, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

501stLogoLatest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from May 28 through June 3rd. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

May 28

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Kansas City, KS for the Summer Reading Kick Off Party at Turner Community Library from 3:00 to 5:00 PM.

May 29

  • Czech Garrison will be in Prague for Children’s Day at George Square Poděbrad starting at 2:00 PM.
  • Dutch Garrison will be in Dusseldorf, Germany for FEDCON 23.
  • German Garrison will be in Dusseldorf for FEDCON 23 from May 29 to June 1st.
  • UK Garrison will be in Wallsend for an event at the Wallsend Shopping Centre.

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New Release: ‘Firestorm’ by Greg Keyes

May 27, 2014 at 12:02 am | Posted in Books, Sci-Fi | Leave a comment

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes will hit theaters on July 11 but to get fans fired up, Titan Books has released a prequel novel for the movie entitled Firestorm. Written by one of my favorite Star Wars authors, Greg Keyes, this book may be just the thing you’re looking for. You can head on over to Titan Books official product page for more info.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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