Around the WebFebruary 24, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Marvel, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Toys | Leave a comment
Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.
- StarWars.com has an interview with Chuck Wendig covering his latest novel Aftermath: Empire’s End.
- E. K. Johnston‘s Ahsoka novel will be getting a paperback release on October 3, 2017. No details on the dimensions but it will be 400 pages.
- New details are also now available on Star Wars: The Rise of a Hero by Louise Simonsson, Walter Simonsson, Tom Palmer and Laura Martin.
Star Wars: The Rise of a Hero
On Sale Date: May 30, 2017
Details: $10.99, Hardcover, Ages 6 to 8, Disney Lucasfilm Press, 48 pages
Blast into hyperspace and relive Luke Skywalker’s exciting adventure as he goes from being a farm boy on the dusty desert planet of Tatooine to the rebel pilot and hero who destroys the Empire’s most powerful weapon–the Death Star!
Star Wars: The Rise of a Hero reunites legendary Star Wars comic book creators Louise Simonsson, Walter Simonsson, and Tom Palmer, along with Laura Martin, they deliver an all-new, action-packed retelling of A New Hope just in time to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of that landmark science fantasy epic.
- Christie Golden will be returning to Star Wars with Inferno Squad which will be out in July.
- The Del Rey 2017 Sampler will be available for fans at Emerald City Comic Con next week. There will also be a free digital version that everyone can get sometime in the Spring.
- CBR has a preview of Star Wars #29.
- Marvel has an interview with artist Marco Checchetto covering The Screaming Citadel and featuring some of his artwork.
Convention & Event News
- The 4th Annual Artists Day at Reel Art Collectibles is March 4 in Berwyn, IL. Star Wars guests include 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 Jeremy Bulloch, Rian Johnson, Felicity Jones, Kathleen Kennedy, Ian McDiarmid, and 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.
- Here is the latest episode of The Star Wars Show.
- Josh Gad strikes back…again!
This has been a battle of attrition. #daisyridley has been a force to be reckoned with. In many ways she is the Vader to my Luke or the Taylor to my Katy. But like any good opponent, I have tried to outmaneuver her at every turn. This will be her final judgement. May the force be with her, because kids, she is going to need it. All I ask is that you don't ruin the surprise for others. #TheLastJedi #starwars #broughtsomefriendsalongfortheride @disney @starwars @penelopecruzoficial @prattprattpratt @brycedhoward @colintrevorrow @leslieodomjr @lucyboynton1 @brycedhoward @derek.connolly #tombateman @jjabramsofficial
Movie & Television News
- Rogue One Blu-ray pre-orders are now up with a April 4 release date (March 24 for digital HD). StarWars.com has a list of the extra features.
- The latest Han Solo update confirms a May 25, 2018 release date.
- The latest episode of Rebels Recon is out for “Legacy of Mandalore” as well as the official episode guide.
- And there’s a preview for Star Wars Rebels “Through Imperial Eyes.”
Toy & Collectible News
- Jedi News has a handy roundup of all their New York Toy Fair Star Wars coverage all in one post.
- YakFace has an update on the Gamestop Black Series 6-inch R5-D4 and a look at the Target AT-ACT Driver.
- StarWars.com has an interview with Hasbro covering their new 40th Anniversary 6-inch Black Series line that’s coming this Spring.
- ANOVOS pre-orders are up for Jyn’s rain cape and the Hover Tank helmet.