Around the WebMarch 11, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Abrams, Art, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, News, Sci-Fi, Star Trek, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.
- Dave Dorman showed a sneak peek at his Leadworks No. 3 with a beautiful picture of Rey.
- John Jackson Miller has revealed the titles for each of the books in his Star Trek: Prey trilogy plus there’s pre-order links: Hell’s Heart, The Jackal’s Trick, and The Hall of Heroes.
- The Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie book set from Abrams is up for pre-order on Amazon.
- Edelweiss has a listing for an upcoming Star Wars YA novel. No author listed but it’s 400 pages, hardcover, and set for October 11, 2016. It’s published by Disney Lucasfilm Press.
- Marvel will be launching a five issue Han Solo mini-series in June with art by Mark Brooks, covers by Lee Bermejo, and written by Marjorie Liu. It will be set in between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back.
The story involves a starship race known as the Dragon Void Run. “Han’s been dreaming of entering this thing for his entire life,” Liu says. “He finally gets the chance, except there’s a catch: Leia thinks there are spies in the Rebellion, and she doesn’t dare send anyone else to retrieve these vital informants who are on various planets in the system.”
As Han and Chewie start sheltering these Rebel contacts aboard theMillennium Falcon, the Corellian pilot fights the pull of his own ego’s tractor beam: If he ditches the mission, maybe he can actually win this thing.
EW has an interview with Liu plus a look at the artwork.
- Marvel has an interview with Phil Noto covering Poe Dameron.
- Comics Bulletin has a preview for Kanan #12.
- For those into Predator comics, be sure to check out Books-A-Million’s Doug Wheatley variant cover for Predator: Life and Death #1.
Convention & Event News
- Film & Comic Con Bournemouth in March 12 to 13th in Bournemouth, England. Star Wars guests include Samantha Alleyne, Aaron Ayamah, Neil Bishop, Paul Springer, and Brian Vernel.
- Sun City SciFi’s Bobafest is March 12 to 13 in El Paso, TX. Star Wars guests includeJeremy Bulloch.
- All-Con is March 17 to 20th in Dallas, TX. Star Wars guests include Paul Blake and Brian Muir.
- Sci-Fi Weekender is March 17 to 20th in Pwllheli, Wales. Star Wars guests include Brian Blessed.
- C2E2 is March 18 to 20 in Chicago, IL. Star Wars guests include Adam Bray, Mark Brooks, Jeffrey Brown, Katie Cook, Tommy Lee Edwards, Adi Granov, Claudia Gray, John Jackson Miller, Paul Mounts, Phil Noto, John Ratzenberger, Stephane Roux, and Greg Rucka.
- ROFCON is March 18 to 20 in Hampton, VA. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn and John Morton.
- MidSouthCon is March 18 to 20 in Memphis, TN. Star Wars guests include Christie Golden and John Jackson Miller.
- Comic Con Brussels is March 19 to 20th in Brussels, Belgium. Star Wars guests includeJeremy Bulloch, Stephen Calcutt, Bill Hargreaves, Alan Harris, Cathy Munroe, Chris Parsons, Kiran Shah, Carel Struycken.
- Film & Comic Con Newcastle is March 19 to 20th in Newcastle, England. Star Wars guests include Charlie Akin, Gerald Home, Marc Rolfe, and David Stone.
- Medway Comic & Screen Festival is March 19 in Gillingham, England. Star Wars guests include Chris Bunn, Alan Flyng, Gloria Garcia, Michael Henbury, Phil Hodges, Nick Joseph, Ana-Maria Leonte, Sandeep Mohan, Pam Rose, Peter Roy, Tina Simmons, and Brian Wheeler.
- Mad Monster Party is March 25 to 27 in Charlotte, NC. Star Wars guests includeJeremy Bulloch.
- Dutch Comic Con is March 26 to 27th in Utrecht, Netherlands. Star Wars guests include Paul Blake.
- Greedy Goblin Con is March 27 in Dorchester, England. Star Wars guests include Paul Blake, Mike Edmonds, Alan Flyng, Paul Markham, David Prowse and Paul Warren.
- Brad Harris made some awesome custom figures with his 3D printer including a Rathtar and a Krayt Dragon. Too bad Hasbro is making toys this cool.
- Be sure to check out the fan film Darth Maul: Apprentice.
- This is Madness will kickoff Monday on StarWars.com. Will this be the year of Rey? Here’s my picks.
Movie & Television News
- First look at the Rogue One teaser? Maybe…
Toy & Collectible News
- ToyArk has galleries up for the Finn in Stormtrooper armor and TFA Han Solo Hasbro Black Series 6-inch line.
Video Game News
- New video shows off some of the updates for Star Wars: Battlefront.