New Release: ‘Bloodline’ Paperback

January 31, 2017 at 5:29 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment

Bloodline by Claudia Gray is out today in paperback and now includes the short story “Scorched” by Delilah S. Dawson.

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Around the Web

January 27, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, scifi/fantasy, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys, trailers | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Art News

Book News

  • StarWars.com dished out some info on the upcoming Rogue One novels. First up, Rebel Rising by Beth Revis (416 page hardcover, May 2, 2017).

When Jyn Erso was five years old, her mother was murdered and her father taken from her to serve the Empire. But despite the loss of her parents she is not completely alone—Saw Gerrera, a man willing to go to any extremes necessary in order to resist Imperial tyranny, takes her in as his own, and gives her not only a home but all the abilities and resources she needs to become a rebel herself.

 Jyn dedicates herself to the cause—and the man. But fighting alongside Saw and his people brings with it danger and the question of just how far Jyn is willing to go as one of Saw’s soldiers. When she faces an unthinkable betrayal that shatters her world, Jyn will have to pull the pieces of herself back together and figure out what she truly believes in…and who she can really trust.

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‘Thrawn’ Synopsis

January 26, 2017 at 5:14 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | 1 Comment
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Penguin Random House has released the synopsis for Timothy’s upcoming novel Thrawn.

Podcasts in Review

January 26, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Awards Chatter: Viggo Mortensen interview is a good one. Viggo talks about his parents, his childhood, being born in Manhattan but raised in Argentina, returning to America, the influence of his mother’s love in movies, how he eventually got into acting, his early roles and missed opportunities like Platoon, and of course filming Lord of the Rings. They also cover his latest film Captain Fantastic. Great interview and one you don’t want to miss.

Awards Chatter: Ryan Reynolds interview is pretty neat as it details the long journey that eventually led to the Deadpool movie. He talks about going from Canada and kid’s soap operas to Hollywood and films. I had no idea how deeply invested Ryan was in the idea of a Deadpool movie, nor did I realize that he wrote the script and had shopped it around for years in trying to get the film made. If you’re a Deadpool fan, you’ll definitely want to check this one out. And even if you’re not, Ryan talks about the various films he’s worked on, going from smaller films to big films, and what happened with Green Lantern.

Beltway Banthas: Episode 21 dives into politics with cabinet news, Mark Hamill reading Trump quotes in Joker voice, and they’re joined by guest Dennis Keithly from Starships Sabers and Scoundrels as they discuss the Separatists. The audio is a little tinny in this episode but the discussion on the Separatists is pretty good. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Comic Review: ‘Hellboy Winter Special 2017’

January 25, 2017 at 12:03 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews | Leave a comment
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Hellboy Winter Special 2017 rounds up some wintery stories to put a chill on your bones as they wade through snow to deal with some supernatural threats. Click here to read our full review.

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New Releases: ‘Star Wars #27’ & Star Wars Newspaper Strips Vol 1

January 25, 2017 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Marvel has two new Star Wars releases today.

Star Wars #27

Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: Salvador Larroca
Cover Artist: Stuart Immonen
Variant Covers: Ryan Stegman (Star Wars 40th Anniversary), John Tyler Christopher (Action Figure)

Master Yoda finds himself on an all-new world…full of vicious, mysteriously powered children?! Not easy, will this be.

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99, ongoing

Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Newspaper Strips Vol. 1 TPB

Writers: Russ Manning, Steve Gerber, Russ Helm, Archie Goodwin
Pencillers: Russ Manning, Alfredo Alcala, Al Williamson
Cover Artist: Al Williamson

Classic tales of Star Wars, from the funny pages to your bookshelves! Beginning in 1979, fans got a daily dose of a galaxy far, far away in their newspapers — now, with this volume, you can savor those stories without the 24-hour wait! C-3PO chronicles the adventures of the Rebel heroes! Luke takes his chances on a gambler’s world! A sojourn on Tatooine is anything but peaceful! Princess Leia is put to work as an Imperial servant! Han Solo makes another Kessel Run! Han and Chewie get more than they bargained for on a job! And Boba Fett makes his print debut! Collecting CLASSIC STAR WARS: THE EARLY ADVENTURES #1-9, CLASSIC STAR WARS: HAN SOLO AT STARS’ END #1-3, CLASSIC STAR WARS #1-3 and material from CLASSIC STAR WARS #4.

Details: 472 pages, Rated T, $39.99

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Comic Review: ‘Doctor Aphra #3’

January 25, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Doctor Aphra #3 turns out to be a very entertaining comic. Click here to check out our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Databurst From the 501st

January 25, 2017 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 January 25 to February 1st. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

January 26

  • Star Garrison will be at the Pearland Chamber of Commerce annual banquet.
  • UK Garrison will be in London for the Visit for Finn.

January 27

  • Badlands Garrison will be in Calgary, AB for the Winter Club Intergalactic Food and Beverage Show.
  • Central Garrison will be in Grand Island, NE for Rogue One at the Grand Theater from 5:00 to 7:15 PM.
  • Rancor Raiders Garrison will be in Southaven, MS for Pack the House for St. Jude event at the Riverkings’ game at Lander’s Center from 7:30 to 9:30 PM.

January 28

  • Badlands Garrison will be in Edmonton, AB for the Troop for Lucas, and in Calgary, AB for Roughnecks Star Wars Night at the Saddledome.
  • Bloodfin Garrison will be in Evansville, IN for Star Wars Night with the Thunderbolts at the Ford Center.
  • Central Garrison will be in Central City, NE for the Rogue One State Theater Foundation Fundraiser at Central City Theater from 5:30 to 8:30 PM, and in Lincoln, NE for a visit to Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital.
  • Cloud City Garrison will be in McMinnville, OR for Reaching for the Stars at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, and in Forest Grove, OR for Celebrate Star Wars at the Forest Grove Library.
  • Garrison Carida will be in Baldwin, PA for Star Wars Day at the Brentwood Public Library from 1:00 to 3:00 PM, and in Cranberry Township, PA for the Star Wars Public Skate at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.
  • Garrison Excelsior will be in Albany, NY for Star Wars Night with the Albany Devils.
  • New England Garrison will be in Worcester, MA for EcoTarium Star Wars Day.
  • Star Garrison will be at BrazCo Teen Comic Con.
  • UK Garrison will be in Nottingham for the It Takes Two charity concert at The Royal Centre from 6:00 to 10:00 PM.

January 29

  • Dutch Garrison will be in Hoorn for the Vintage Collectors Meet & Greet.
  • UK Garrison will be in Telford for the Tattoo Freeze 2017 at Telford International Centre from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

January 30

  • Garrison Titan will be in Puyallup, WA for the Star Wars Junior Fan Club at Puyallup Public Library from 6:30 to 7:30 PM.

January 31

  • Old Line Garrison will be in Washington D.C. for the Washington Auto Show from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

Next Databurst…February 1st.

*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. For more info on the 501st Legion, be sure to check out their official website.

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Star Wars Solicitations April 2017

January 24, 2017 at 7:24 pm | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Marvel, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Marvel has released their comic solicitations for April 2017. Here’s the Star Wars rundown.

Rogue One Adaptation #1 (of 6)

Writer: Jody Houser
Artist: Emilio Laiso
Cover Artists: Phil Noto, Terry Dodson (variant), Joe Quinones (droids variant), John Tyler Christopher (action figure variant), Mike Mayhew (40th anniversary variant)

The Rebellion is here! The biggest movie of the year jumps from the big screen to the comic book page! All looks lost for the Rebellion against the Empire as they learn of the existence of a new super-weapon — the Death Star. New heroes Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor set out on a desperate mission to steal the plans to destroy the new super-weapon. Written by Jody Houser (MAX RIDE) and drawn by Emilio Laiso (STAR WARS ANNUAL; HERCULES), join as the story is set up for the epic saga to follow…

Details: 48 pages, Rated T, $4.99
Release Date: April 5, 2017

Star Wars #30

Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: Salvador Larroca
Cover Artists: Stuart Immonen, John Tyler Christopher (action figure variant), Javier Rodriguez (40th anniversary variant)

It seems a battle from Yoda’s past has come to Luke’s present! Luke has stumbled upon the last native on the planet…and the stonepower is strong with this one!

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99
Release Date: April 5, 2017

Darth Maul #3 (of 5)

Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Luke Ross
Cover Artists: Rafael Albuquerque, Declan Shalvey (variant), David Lopez (variant), Jorge Molina (variant)

An evil crime syndicate is auctioning off a Jedi Padawan…that Darth Maul plans to take — and kill — for his own. Featuring: a band of bounty hunters including Cad Bane and Aurra Sing!

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99
Release Date: April 26, 2017

Poe Dameron #13

Writer: Charles Soule
Artist: Phil Noto
Cover Artists: Phil Noto, Jeff Dekal (40th anniversary variant)

It’s Terex’s army versus Black Squadron — and Black Squadron is outnumbered! Plus, Poe is stranded with only a battle-reluctant commando droid between him and his enemies. Snap Wexley may have a trick or two up his sleeve to help Black Leader fight!

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99
Release Date: April 19, 2017

Doctor Aphra #6

Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist: Kev Walker
Cover Artists: Komome Shirahama, David Lopez (variant), Rod Reis (40th anniversary variant)

Aphra Jr. and Sr. have stumbled upon an ancient Jedi citadel…but it appears that some form of life has survived…and they are NOT happy to be disturbed.

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99
Release Date: April 12, 2017

Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Rebellion Vol. 2 TPB

Writers: Brian Wood, Ron Marz, Jeremy Barlow, Ryder Windham, Mike W. Barr and Henry Gilroy
Pencillers: Facundo Percio, Stephane Crety, Carlos D’anda, Brian Ching, Tomas Giorello, Adriana Melo, Brandon Badeaux, Jeff Johnson, Joe Corroney, Nicola Scott, Gary Erskine, Ken Steacy, Glen Mullaly and Glen Murakami
Cover Artist: Hugh Fleming

The rebels and the Empire — locked in conflict! When Leia announces plans to marry, will the Rebellion lose a princess, or gain a new safe haven? Darth Vader is on a mission to instill fear and discipline into the Imperial ranks using his elite stormtroopers! But as Obi-Wan Kenobi haunts the Dark Lord’s dreams, the name Skywalker dominates his mind! Meanwhile, Luke fights side-by-side with a veteran of the Clone Wars, and Han Solo flirts with an old flame. When Leia risks everything for a childhood friend, Han, Luke and Chewie must risk it all for her! Collecting STAR WARS (2013) #13-20, STAR WARS: EMPIRE #19-27 and material from STAR WARS KIDS (1997) #1-20.

Details: 488 pages, Rated T, $39.99
Release Date: May 10, 2017

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New Release: ‘A Conversation in Blood’ by Paul S. Kemp

January 24, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy, Random House, Reviews, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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A Conversation in Blood by Paul S. Kemp is out today in hardcover, digital and audiobook formats. This is the third book in the Tales of Egil and Nix series, but it’s also a good jumping in point for new readers. Click here to read our full review.

Nix is a nimble thief with just enough knowledge of magic to get into serious trouble. Egil is the only priest of a discredited god. Together, they seek riches and renown, but somehow it is always misadventure and mayhem that find them—even in the dive bar they call home. And their luck has yet to change.

All Nix wants to do is cheer Egil up after a bout of heartbreak. And, of course, strike it so rich that they need never worry about their combined bar bill. But when the light-fingered scoundrel plunders a tomb and snatches mysterious golden plates covered in runes, the treasure brings terrifying trouble. Pursued by an abomination full of ravenous hunger and unquenchable wrath, Egil and Nix find all they hold dear—including their beloved tavern—in dire peril. To say nothing of the world itself.

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