Around the Web

June 26, 2020 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Celebration, Conventions, News, Random House, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys & Collectibles | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • IGN has an excerpt from the delayed High Republic novel by Charles Soule called Light of the Jedi.
  • Alexander Freed did an interview with StarWars.com for his latest book Shadow Fall which came out this week.
  • Author J.W. Rinzler will be doing a Star Wars webinar on July 1st so if you have any Star Wars questions, send them his way.

Convention & Event News

  • The Star Wars Celebration refund and exchange program is up now.

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Podcasts in Review

June 25, 2020 at 12:05 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here’s this week’s Podcasts in Review, starting with the top five and any honorable mentions, then moving on to the full reviews.

This Week’s Top Five

  1. The Living Force: Episode 62
  2. Blast Points Podcast: Episode 223
  3. Brews and Blasters: Episode 262
  4. Podcast Stardust: Episode 114
  5. Skywalking Through Neverland: Episode 293

Honorable Mentions

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Book Review: ‘Shadow Fall’ by Alexander Freed

June 24, 2020 at 12:05 am | Posted in Books, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Shadow Fall delivers a great follow-up to Alphabet Squadron with lots of military action and deep characters. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Releases: ‘Bounty Hunters #3’, ‘Star Wars Adventures Clone Wars #2’ & ‘Fight the Empire’

June 24, 2020 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, IDW, Marvel, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Marvel and IDW have three new Star Wars releases today.

Bounty Hunters #3

Writer: Ethan Sacks
Artist: Paolo Villanelli
Cover Artist: Lee Bermejo

DUEL TO THE DEATH…AS THE SCOREKEEPER WILLS! Bossk confronts Valance in the ultimate heavyweight battle…and only one bounty hunter will remain standing when the dust clears. The mysterious Nakano Lash finally resurfaces, threatening to plunge the underworld into an all-out war between two of the most powerful criminal syndicates in the galaxy. Every bounty hunter, including the fearsome BOBA FETT, is after Lash. But what truly drives Fett to hunt down this particular quarry? Is it for the payday or…vengeance?! What exactly happened to Boba, Valance and Lash on that ill-fated mission so many years ago…?

Details: Rated T, $3.99 Continue Reading New Releases: ‘Bounty Hunters #3’, ‘Star Wars Adventures Clone Wars #2’ & ‘Fight the Empire’…

Retro Reviews: ‘Dark Disciple’ by Christie Golden

June 23, 2020 at 10:42 am | Posted in Books, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Dark Disciple by Christie Golden is the first novel in the canon to utilize unproduced scripts from The Clone Wars television series, originally written by Dave Filoni, Matt Michnovetz, and Katie Lucas. It was released in July of 2015.

The first thing I have to say is that Christie Golden did exactly what any novelizer should do. She added information and beats to the story to make it flow better, but kept true to the facts and spirit of the original story. She made something made for kids television translate into a novel for adults. That would be a daunting enough challenge, even if it wasn’t a Star Wars property, and yet Christie Golden met that challenge head on and did a great job. Continue Reading Retro Reviews: ‘Dark Disciple’ by Christie Golden…

New Release: ‘Shadow Fall’ by Alexander Freed

June 23, 2020 at 5:11 am | Posted in Books, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Shadow Fall by Alexander Freed is out today in hardcover, digital and audiobook formats.

Alphabet Squadron’s hunt for the deadliest TIE fighters in the galaxy continues in this Star Wars adventure!

News of the New Republic’s victory still reverberates through the galaxy. In its wake, the capital ships of the newly legitimized galactic government journey to the farthest stars, seeking out and crushing the remnants of imperial tyranny. But some old ghosts are harder to banish than others. And none are more dangerous than Shadow Wing.

Yrica Quell’s ragtag Alphabet Squadron still leads the search for Shadow Wing, but they’re no closer to their goal—and the pressure to find their quarry before it’s too late has begun to shake them apart. Determined to finish the fight once and for all, Quell works with New Republic Intelligence’s contentious Caern Adan and the legendary General Hera Syndulla to prepare the riskiest gambit of her starfighting career—a trap for Shadow Wing that could finish the chase once and for all.

But in the darkness, their enemy has evolved. Soran Keize, last of the Imperial aces, has stepped into the power vacuum at the head of Shadow Wing, reinvigorating the faltering unit in their hour of need. Once adrift in the aftershocks of the war, Keize has found meaning again, leading the lost soldiers of his unit through to safety. The only thing standing in his way? The most mismatched squadron in the New Republic Navy, led by his former mentee: the traitor Yrica Quell.

Click here to check out the official product page for purchase links and excerpts.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

June 19, 2020 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Movies, News, Random House, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys & Collectibles, Video Games | Leave a comment

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

Book News

Convention & Event News

  • Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2020 has been cancelled. They are rescheduling the convention for August 18-21 in 2022 in Anaheim. If you already bought your tickets, you can either transfer them to the next con, get a refund or get credit toward merch. For anyone who pre-ordered merch, they’re offering a refund for that too. The credit and refund period will begin on June 22 and end on August 26th. All hotel bookings done through Celebration will be automatically canceled.
  • ATX did a virtual festival featuring a panel hosted by Anthony Breznican and featuring a bunch of people from The Mandalorian.

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Podcasts in Review

June 18, 2020 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here’s this week’s Podcasts in Review, starting with the top five and any honorable mentions, then moving on to the full reviews.

This Week’s Top Five

  1. 501stCast Episode 123
  2. Force Toast Episode 37
  3. Blast Points Podcast Disney Gallery Mandalorian 7 Score
  4. Wookiee Radio Episode 165
  5. The Sandcrawler Episode 95

Honorable Mentions

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New Release: Age of Rebellion HC

June 17, 2020 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Marvel has one new Star Wars release today.

Star Wars: Age of Rebellion HC

Writer: Greg Pak, and others
Artist: Marc Laming, and others
Cover Artist: Gerald Parel

The Age of Star Wars – an epic series of adventures uniting your favorite characters from all eras – reaches the iconic heroes and villains of the original trilogy! Witness the moments that defined them, the incredible battles that shaped them – and their eternal conflict between light and darkness! Solo stories spotlight major figures from Star Wars Episodes IV-VI – from Luke, Leia and Han to Lando, Yoda and more! And on the dark side, Darth Vader is joined by Boba Fett, Jabba the Hutt, Grand Moff Tarkin and the cold, calculating bounty hunter known as IG-88! Collecting STAR WARS: AGE OF REBELLION – BOBA FETT, DARTH VADER, GRAND MOFF TARKIN, HAN SOLO, JABBA THE HUTT, LANDO CALRISSIAN, LUKE SKYWALKER, PRINCESS LEIA and SPECIAL.

Details: Rated T, $34.99

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Max Reebo’s Pick of the Week: “Bliss”

June 16, 2020 at 7:26 pm | Posted in Max Reebo Pick of the Week, Music, Regular Feature | Leave a comment

Max Reebo’s pick this week is “Bliss” by Red Sun Rising.

Red Sun Rising is a band I’ve recently come across, even though they’ve been around since 2006. They were formed by high school classmates Mike Protech (vocals, guitar) and Ryan Williams (lead guitar) in Akron, Ohio. They signed their first record deal in 2014 and released Polyester Zeal which hit number 11 on the Billboard Hard Rock album chart. Two singles from that album each reached number 1 on the Mainstream Rock chart. They put out one other album in 2018, Thread, then went on indefinite hiatus in February this year.

Interestingly enough, the band changed their name to The Violent and released a new song last month called “Fly On the Wall.” In addition to their two studio albums, they have two independent albums which were released in 2010 and 2011, as well as three EP’s.

“Bliss” was off Polyester Zeal which featured Mike on vocals and guitar, Ryan Williams on lead guitar, Tyler Valendza on rhythm guitar, Ricky Miller on bass, and Pat Gerasia on drums. If you like that one, I also recommend “Worlds Away”, “Amnesia”, “Emotionless”, and “The Otherside.”

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

 

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