Around the WebDecember 30, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, IDW, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | 2 Comments
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.
- Dave Dorman has been posted some cool images from Rogue One, plus a variant cover for Doctor Aphra.
- A Conversation in Blood by Paul S. Kemp will be out next month (January 24) and while you’re waiting, you can check out an excerpt right here.
- TOR.com released an update on Martha Wells upcoming novella All Systems Red and pre-orders are up.
- New Rogue One book listed on edelweiss for young readers.
Star Wars Rogue One Young Adult Novel by Beth Revis
Release Date: May 2, 2017
Details: $17.99, Hardcover, Juvenile Fiction (Ages 12 to 18), Disney Lucasfilm Press, 336 pages
A young adult novel tied to the first of the Star Wars standalone films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.
- IDW will be reprinting the Russ Manning Star Wars newspaper strip comics in three volume hardcover set.
Star Wars: The Classic Newspaper Comics Vol. 1
Release Date: April 25, 2017
Details: $49.99, Hardcover, 260 pages 8.5 in H | 11 in W | 1.3 lb
The first of three volumes that present for the first time ever the classic Star Wars newspaper strip from 1979-1984 in its complete format—including each Sunday title header and “bonus” panels in their meticulously restored original color. Initially the color Sundays and B&W dailies told separate stories, but within six months the incomparable Russ Manning merged the adventures to tell brand new epic seven-days-a-week sagas that rivaled the best science fiction comics of all time. Volume One contains 575 sequential comic strips from the strip’s premiere on March 11, 1979 to October 5, 1980.
Convention & Event News
Doug Chiang will be joining the guest list for Star Wars Celebration Orlando.
- Pensacon is February 17 to 19 in Pensacola, FL. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn and Dave Dorman.
- Star Wars Celebration Orlando is April 13 to 16, 2017 in Orlando, FL. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
- Force V is June 2 to 4 in Melbourne, Australia. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
- Origins Game Fair is June 15 to 18 in Columbus, OH. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
- SoonerCon is June 23 to 25 in Oklahoma City, OK. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
- IndyPopCon is July 7 to 9 in Indianapolis, IN. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
- World Fantasy Con is November 2 to 5, 2017 in San Antonio, TX. Star Wars guests include Martha Wells.
- If you’re looking for more Rogue One music, check out Walt Disney Studio Awards which has tracks not on the soundtrack, and they’re free!
Movie & Television News
- Collider has an interview with Rogue One actor Ben Mendelsohn commenting on the variant scenes that were shot but not used.
- The New York Times has an interview with John Knoll on how Tarkin was brought back to life.
- Rebels Recon for “Visions and Voices” plus the official episode guide.
- Coming May 19, 2017 is Alien: Covenant and here is the trailer.
Toy & Collectible News