Around the Web

September 29, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Del Rey, Events, IDW, Marvel, Movies, News, Random House, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, Video Games | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • USA Today has an audio excerpt of John Ham reading Paul Dini’s short story from From A Certain Point of View.
  • StarWars.com has an interview with author Claudia Gray covering her book Leia: Princess of Alderaan.
  • Edelweiss has two new interesting Star Wars book entries. On is for an untitled Jason Fry hardcover that’s 96 pages long and will be out March 27, 2018. It’s listed as a “replica journal” and “juvenile fiction” so this might be similar to the Rey journal that was done for The Force Awakens.

Follow the next adventure in the Star Wars saga in this first person narrative. This book for tweens will feature a first-person account from one of the main characters of the second installment in the Star Wars sequel trilogy. Format includes foldouts.

There’s also a book called Star Wars: Poe Dameron: Registro de Vuelo by Michael Kogge that is specifically for Spanish speaking fans.

Star Wars: Poe Dameron: Registro de Vuelo
Michael Kogge
March 6, 2018, Hardcover, $11.99, Juvenile Fiction, Ages 6 to 8, Grades 1 to 3
96 pages, Series: Replica Journal, Full color, 8.3 in H | 5.8 in W | 0.6 in T

Filled with dossiers, pilot profiles, and now translated for Spanish-speaking fans, here are Poe Dameron’s files, collected into one flight log.
Translated for Spanish-speaking Star Wars fans! Learn what the best pilot in the galaxy’s life was like before joining the Resistance; get complete details of his mission to Jakku; and read the harrowing account of Black Squadron’s daring attack on Starkiller Base!

  • Sequart is putting a book called A More Civilized Age: Exploring the Star Wars Expanded Universe. Edited by Rich Handley and Joseph F. Berenato, this book will contain essays that talk about the Star Wars Expanded Universe, aka Legends. It also includes a foreword by Timothy Zahn and an essay by Rider Windham.

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Podcasts in Review

September 28, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Blast Points: Episode 92 returns to Droids as they do commentary for The Pirates and the Prince which includes IG-88 and a character with a name similar to Kylo Ren. You can listen along to the Droids cartoon while hearing Jason and Gabe share their their thoughts and observations.

Porg Count: 4, Runtime: 1 hour 36 minutes, Rating: Good episode

BlastCast (Hyperspace PodBlast): RFFF Vol. 5 is one of their Rapid Fire Fandom Fridays featuring several guests. Emma comes on to talk Star Wars and Harry Potter. Mike comes on to talk Marvel comics and Star Wars. And Jason comes on to talk Star Wars and video games.

Porg Count: 6, Runtime: 30 minutes, Rating: Good episode

Brews and Blasters: Episode 136 covers the weather, a new drink they invented, and then they talk about their experience at HASCON. They talk board games, M.A.S.K., GI Joe, Transformers, the issues with the Captain Rex exclusive figure, Star Wars props that were on display, diorama, talking with Hasbro, new figures on display, and the photo real decos coming in 2018. Afterwards they talk about J.J. Abrams directing Episode IX, who Paul Bettany might be, Dolph Lundgren questions, listener emails, and Need’em Got’em for the 3-3/4″ Snoke and Praetorian guard.

Porg Count: 0 (porg free), Runtime: 1 hour 12 minutes, Rating: Fun episode Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

New Release: ‘Mace Windu #2’

September 27, 2017 at 12:04 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Marvel has one new release today.

Mace Windu #2

Writer: Matthew Owens
Artist: Denys Cowan
Cover Artist: Jesus Saiz
Variant Cover: Adi Granov (40th anniversary)

On a planet of near-perpetual darkness, the Jedi must bring light. Mace finds both his faith and skill tested. For is it truly the place of the Jedi to go to war?

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Star Wars Annual #3’

September 27, 2017 at 12:03 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews | Leave a comment
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Star Wars Annual #3 is a great stand alone story that everyone can enjoy. With Han and Leia captured just right, this one is a lot of fun. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Star Wars Adventures #2’

September 27, 2017 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, IDW, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Star Wars Adventures #2 continues the fun from IDW as Rey saves Unkar Plutt and Evaan rescues the Rebels during the battle of Yavin. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: Captain Phasma #1 & #2

September 27, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Catching up on our reviews of Captain Phasma, we have our reviews for both Captain Phasma #1 and Captain Phasma #2. While issue #1 opens a little weak, things start to get interesting in issue #2.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Databurst From the 501st

September 27, 2017 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Latest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from September 27 to October 3rd. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

September 27

  • New England Garrison will be at Northampton Film Festival.

September 28

  • Southern California Garrison will be in Los Angeles, CA for Lewis Elementary School special needs visit.
  • Southern Cross Garrison will be in Minmi, New South Wales for Biodiversity Day at Blue Gum Hills Regional Park.
  • Spanish Garrison will be in Bizkaia for Boda Azurmendi from 7:00 to 8:00 PM.
  • Star Garrison will be in Amarillo, TX for Delicious Wishes Burger Bash.
  • Starkiller Garrison will be at the Fall-O-Ween Festival from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

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Book Review: ‘Phasma’ by Delilah S. Dawson

September 26, 2017 at 7:22 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Phasma by Delilah S. Dawson lays the foundation for the character with a dark, fascinating journey that explores her origins and motivations. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Movie Review: ‘It’

September 25, 2017 at 2:04 pm | Posted in Movies, Reviews | Leave a comment

Stephen King movies can be difficult to pull off as there is always the trick of condensing those big books down into a 2 hour time slot. Thus the key is capturing the essence of the book. With Andy Muschietti’s version of It, they capture the book perfectly. It’s not completely accurate to the book, but the essence is there and it feels like the same story. From the casting, to the dialog to the scary clown, this film nails it.

Back in 1990, they tried to bring the story to life with a television mini-series, but it’s pretty rough to watch. Thankfully, this version of It is leaps and bounds better. The casting for the kid actors is spot on and they form a great ensemble. Each fall perfectly into their roles which helps the viewing audience get attached and invested in the story. There’s time to get to know each of them a little, but all the while the creepiness of the town of Derry sets in. The writing does a great job of keeping the story flowing and continually interesting as things get creepier and creepier. It tackles the struggles with bullying, losing a sibling, abusive parents and the ability to overcome everything by finding strength in the friends around you. Even when the greatest danger is an evil entity that takes the form of a clown. Continue Reading Movie Review: ‘It’…

Movie Review: ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’

September 25, 2017 at 1:37 pm | Posted in Movies, Reviews | Leave a comment

Kingsman: The Golden Circle is your traditional Hollywood sequel. It’s another does of the same with some variety and a new story. If you liked the first movie, you’ll probably like this one. It’s an action movie that likes to get crazy but keep it fun. It’s enjoyable, but nothing groundbreaking.

There’s a couple things you should probably know before going into the film. Number one – Jeff Bridges and Channing Tatum both play very small roles in this movie. Pedro Pascal, the other cowboy in the trailer, gets most of the action scenes involving the Statesman. Pedro does a great job with his role, but I was surprised at how insignificant a part Channing Tatum had in the movie. Julianne Moore has a significant role as she is the main villain of the story, but it’s a very different take on a villain as she plays almost a 50’s motherly villainess. It’s cooky and creepy. Mark Strong also has a significant part, but the two main stars are definitely Taron Egerton and Colin Firth. Continue Reading Movie Review: ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’…

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