Around the WebJanuary 20, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Art, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, News, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys | Leave a comment
Tags: dave dorman, jason fry, the weapon of a jedi
Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.
- Dave Dorman might not be heading to Star Wars Celebration Orlando, but he’s been pouring out some awesome Star Wars artwork lately. Check it out.
- Aftermath: Empire’s End by Chuck Wendig will be out soon (February 21st) in hardcover, digital and audiobook formats. You can check out the full blurb below to whet your appetite.
EVERY END IS A NEW BEGINNING.
As the final showdown between the New Republic and the Empire draws near, all eyes turn to a once-isolated planet: Jakku.
The Battle of Endor shattered the Empire, scattering its remaining forces across the galaxy. But the months following the Rebellion’s victory have not been easy. The fledgling New Republic has suffered a devastating attack from the Imperial remnant, forcing the new democracy to escalate their hunt for the hidden enemy.
For her role in the deadly ambush, Grand Admiral Rae Sloane is the most wanted Imperial war criminal—and one-time rebel pilot Norra Wexley, back in service at Leia’s urgent request, is leading the hunt. But more than just loyalty to the New Republic drives Norra forward: Her husband was turned into a murderous pawn in Sloane’s assassination plot, and now she wants vengeance as much as justice.
But Sloane, too, is on a furious quest: pursuing the treacherous Gallius Rax to the barren planet Jakku. As the true mastermind behind the Empire’s devastating attack, Rax has led the Empire to its defining moment. The cunning strategist has gathered the powerful remnants of the Empire’s war machine, preparing to execute the late Emperor Palpatine’s final plan. As the Imperial fleet orbits Jakku, an armada of Republic fighters closes in to finish what began at Endor. Norra and her crew soar into the heart of an apocalyptic clash that will leave land and sky alike scorched. And the future of the galaxy will finally be decided.
- Author Jason Fry has posted the first part of his notes for The Weapon of a Jedi.
- Kevin Hearne has revealed the cover for Besieged.
- Some interesting stuff from edelweiss.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – The Official Mission Debrief
Release Date: March 28, 2017
Details: $19.99, hardcover, Titan Comics, 96 pages, 10.9″x 8″
As Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is released on DVD worldwide, The Official Mission Debrief presents an all-encompassing guide to the hugely successful movie, with unprecedented access to the making of the film, its stars, its crew and its stunning landscapes. Relive the latest movie in the world’s biggest franchise over and over again. A must for any fan of Star Wars.
- And an update on Lords of the Sith: Guide to the Dark Side.
Star Wars – Lords of the Sith: Guide to the Dark Side
Release Date: April 4, 2017
Details: $19.99, trade paperback, Titan Comics, 176 pages, 11″ x 8″
The making of the Star Wars saga, as told by the cast and crew.
• The very best features and interviews from Star Wars Insider—the official magazine of the Star Wars saga!
• Adam Driver discusses the making of The Force Awakens and his performance as Kylo Ren.
• Joel Aron, the lighting and effects supervisor on Star Wars: The Clone Wars
• Star Wars Rebels shares some tricks of the trade and Harrison Ford talks about playing Han Solo for the last time.
Series Overview: Each volume brings together a collection of the best of the official Star Wars Insider magazine content, celebrating the complete Star Wars experience, from movies to books, video games to comic books, and more! Featuring rare cast and crew interviews, and exclusive behind the scenes pictures, this is an essential read for Star Wars fans of all ages.
- ComicVine has a preview of Doctor Aphra #4.
- Adventures In Poor Taste has a preview of Star Wars #27.
- John Jackson Miller has given Comichron a facelift. Be sure to check out the new site.
Convention & Event News
The artist alley lineup has been revealed for Star Wars Celebration Orlando.
- Pensacon is February 17 to 19 in Pensacola, FL. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn and Dave Dorman.
- Northwest Comic Con is March 18 to 19 in Tillamook, OR. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
- 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.
- Disney Channel UK has a cool behind the scenes look at some of the creatures of Rogue One.
- EW has an interview with Pablo Hidalgo on Rogue One and the visual guide.
Movie & Television News
- Rebels Recon is out for Star Wars Rebels “Warhead” along with the official episode guide.
- Beyond Star Wars, if you liked Riz Ahmed in Rogue One, you might want to check out his upcoming movie City of Tiny Lights. No US release date yet but it should be out sometime this year. If you live in the UK, it’ll be out in April.
Toy & Collectible News
- Collectors, this is sure to make your day. S.H. Figuarts has revealed pics of their upcoming Padme Amidala figure.
- Sideshow pre-orders are up for the Iron Studios Darth Vader statue.
- Sideshow also showed off their Premium Format Jyn Erso.
- Gentle Giant pre-orders are up for the Shoretrooper mini-bust and the Jango Fett mini-bust.
- Walmart is getting more Funko Pop exclusives, this time a Star Wars Rebels three pack.