New Releases: ‘Doctor Aphra #1’ and TPB’s

December 7, 2016 at 12:05 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Marvel has five new Star Wars releases today.

Doctor Aphra #1

Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist: Kev Walker
Cover Artists: Kamome Shirahama, Jamie McKelvie, Elsa Charretier, Rod Reis (Droids variant), Salvadore Larroca (‘thus far’ variant cover), John Tyler Christopher (action figure variant), Annie Wu, Declan Shalvey (Droids variant), Dave Dorman

An all-new, TOP-SECRET ongoing Star Wars series begins this December…

Details: 40 pages, Rated T, $4.99

Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope TPB
Writer: Roy Thomas
Penciller: Howard Chaykin
Cover Artist: Adi Granov

The original comics adaptation of the greatest space-fantasy film of all is remastered for the modern age with all-new coloring by Chris Sotomayor! Weeks before George Lucas’ first Star Wars film hit theaters, Marvel gave fans their first look at Luke Skywalker, boldly asking: “Will he save the galaxy, or destroy it?” You may know the answer, but that doesn’t spoil the fun of seeing Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope like never before — including scenes that never made the silver screen! When Princess Leia is taken prisoner, Luke, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO and R2-D2 ride to the rescue and take on Darth Vader in his awesome Death Star. It’s six against a galaxy — one that’s far, far away and a long time ago! May the Force be with you, in the mighty Marvel manner! Collecting STAR WARS (1977) #1-6.

Details: 128 pages, Rated T, $19.99

Star Wars: Kanan Omnibus HC

Writer: Greg Weisman
Pencillers: Pepe Larraz, Jacopo Camagni and Andrea Broccardo
Cover Artist: Mark Brooks

Discover how Jedi Padawan Caleb Dune became Kanan Jarrus, the cocky, sarcastic renegade hero of Star Wars: Rebels! As Caleb trained under Master Depa Billaba, neither one of them ever suspected that their “loyal” Clone Troopers would turn on them upon the issuing of Order 66 — the Emperor’s directive to execute all Jedi. How did Caleb Dune escape the Jedi purge? Then, journey even further back and experience Caleb’s very first adventure as a Padawan, protecting the Jedi Temple alongside his new master. As they head toward the furious Battle of Mygeeto, they’ll face one of the deadliest threats in the entire galaxy: General Grievous! Bridge the gap between the Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels! Collecting KANAN — THE LAST PADAWAN #1-5 and KANAN #6-12.

Details: 272 pages, Rated T, $34.99, oversized

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Adaptation HC

Writer: Chuck Wendig
Penciller: Luke Ross
Cover Artist: Phil Noto

It’s true — all of it! The blockbuster movie jumps from the big screen to the comic-book page! It’s been three decades since the Rebel Alliance destroyed the Death Star and toppled the Galactic Empire — but now, on the remote planet Jakku, there is a stirring in the Force. A young scavenger named Rey…a deserting Stormtrooper named Finn…an ace pilot named Poe…and a dark apprentice named Kylo Ren… Their lives are about to collide as the awakening begins. Writer Chuck Wendig (Star Wars: The Aftermath Trilogy) and artist Luke Ross (HERCULES) take us back into the saga of a lifetime! Collecting STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS ADAPTATION #1-6.

Details: 144 pages, Rated T, $24.99, oversized trim

Star Wars: Poe Dameron Vol. 1 — Black Squadron TPB

Writers: Charles Soule and Chris Eliopoulos
Pencillers: Phil Noto and Chris Eliopoulos
Cover Artist: Phil Noto

Poe Dameron, former Republic flyer turned Resistance fighter, is the best pilot in the galaxy. Hand-picked for the resistance by General Leia Organa to lead a squadron on a top-secret and vital mission, Poe sets off to investigate sites of historical importance to the Force — revealing backstory leading directly into The Force Awakens! Follow Poe and his X-Wing squadron on covert missions against the First Order, brought to you by writer Charles Soule (STAR WARS: LANDO, DAREDEVIL) and artist Phil Noto (STAR WARS: CHEWBACCA, BLACK WIDOW)! Collecting POE DAMERON #1-6.

Details: 144 pages, Rated T, $19.99

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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Comic Review: ‘Black Science #26’

December 7, 2016 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Image, Reviews, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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Black Science #26 takes a walk on the wild side as Block throws a party with all his evil dimensional selves and a bunch of alien dancers. Elsewhere, Pia embarks on an adventure that may prove more dangerous than she expected. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Star Wars Annual #2’

December 7, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Star Wars wraps up their run this year with Star Wars Annual #2. This extra big issue has a story fully devoted to a brand new character and how she winds up with Leia. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Databurst From the 501st

December 7, 2016 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

501stLogoLatest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from December 7 to 13th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

December 7

  • Mexican Garrison will be in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco for Semana Star Wars from December 7 to 10th.

December 8

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Kansas City, KS for the Star Wars Holiday Special Party at the Turner Community Library from 6:00 to 7:00 PM.
  • Bloodfin Garrison will be in Indianapolis, IN for the WRTV6 Toy Drive at Monument Circle from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
  • UK Garrison will be in Bishop Auckland for the Evergreen Primary Special Needs School Christmas Fair from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, and in Taunton for Santa on the Run at Castle Hotel from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.

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