Around the Web

July 31, 2020 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, News, 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

Fandom News

  • You’ve probably seen this elsewhere, but Karl Urban revealed his cameo in The Rise of Skywalker.
  • New Star Wars By the Numbers for doors opening and closing.

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Podcasts in Review

July 30, 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. Podcast Stardust Episode 127
  2. Blast Points Podcast Episode 228
  3. Fangirls Going Rogue Episode 20.6
  4. Jedi Journals July 2020
  5. TechnoRetro Dads Shake and Bake the Retro Disaster Movies

Honorable Mentions

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New Releases: ‘Darth Vader #3’ & ‘The Rise of Kylo Ren’

July 29, 2020 at 7:13 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Marvel has two new Star Wars releases today.

Darth Vader #3 (2020)

Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Raffaele Ienco
Cover Artist: In-Hyuk Lee

GHOSTS OF VADER’S PAST! In his quest to destroy everyone who hid the existence of his son, Luke Skywalker, from him, Darth Vader has formed an unlikely partnership with an eerie shadow from his previous life. Now they return to Naboo where a powerful new host of vengeful ghosts awaits them. Delve deeper into Vader’s past than you thought possible with this shocking tale of tragedy and revenge!

Details: Rated T, $3.99 Continue Reading New Releases: ‘Darth Vader #3’ & ‘The Rise of Kylo Ren’…

Retro Reviews: ‘Lost Stars’ by Claudia Gray

July 28, 2020 at 8:34 am | Posted in Books, Disney Lucasfilm Publishing, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment

Lost Stars by Claudia Gray is the first Young Adult novel in the canon of Star Wars, which was a part of the “Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens” line of books. It was released in September of 2015.

This is probably one of the most well defended Star Wars books in the canon. The people who love this book, truly LOVE it. I can’t begin to count the number of times I’ve seen it not only on someone’s top 10 list, but almost always at the #1 spot. And I can totally see why someone would feel that way about it. But for me, it’s not that amazing.

This book really happens in two phases, the first half and the second half. The first half of the book really reads like a standard YA sci-fi novel. It’s got all the young adult tropes and cliches that happens to be set in the Star Wars Universe. The second half of the book really feels like a Star Wars book, albeit one that happens to be a YA romance. I’ll admit, I enjoyed the second half a lot more than I enjoyed the first half. Continue Reading Retro Reviews: ‘Lost Stars’ by Claudia Gray…

Around the Web

July 24, 2020 at 12:10 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, IDW, Movies, News, 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

Comic News

  • IDW will be publishing Star Wars: The Mandalorian And The Child comic book later this year. Not many details yet other than the cover artist Peach Momoko.

Fandom News

  • Here’s the latest episode from The Star Wars Show Book Club highlighting The Mighty Chewbacca and the Forest of Fear.

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Marvel Comic Solicitations October 2020

July 23, 2020 at 6:28 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 October 2020. Here’s the Star Wars rundown.

Star Wars #7

Writer: Charles Soule
Artist: Ramon Rosanas
Cover Artist: Carlo Pagulayan
Variant Covers: Chris Sprouse (Empire Strikes Back), and Aaron Kruder

SHE WILL HAVE REVENGE. The terrifying DARTH VADER has tasked COMMANDER ELLIAN ZAHRA with tracking down the remnants of the REBEL FLEET, scattered since the BATTLE OF HOTH. From the bridge of her flagship the TARKIN’S WILL, Zahra hunts the galaxy, eradicating all resistance, her secret goal to destroy LEIA ORGANA. But why does Grand Moff Tarkin’s prize pupil have such hate for the PRINCESS OF ALDERAAN? The truth…will be revealed!

Details: 32 Pages, Rated T, $3.99
Release Date: October 7, 2020 Continue Reading Marvel Comic Solicitations October 2020…

Podcasts in Review

July 23, 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. Grand Moff Talkin’ Star Wars: Hope’s Dawn
  2. Talking Bay 94 Terryl Whitlatch: Designing Jar Jar Binks, Sebulba and Dewbacks for Star Wars
  3. Force Material Ivan Manzella on designing Babu Frik, Snoke and more
  4. Blast Points Podcast Episode 225
  5. Rebel Force Radio The Bad Batch, Geoff Norcott & A Flagon of Spotchka

Honorable Mentions

  • Blast Points Podcast Episode 227 goes over origins to the prequels.

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Audiobook Review: ‘Doctor Aphra’

July 22, 2020 at 1:30 pm | Posted in Audiobooks, Books, Random House, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Doctor Aphra was released this week and I’ve finally finished listening to it. Click here to check out my review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Release: ‘Doctor Aphra #2’

July 22, 2020 at 1:23 pm | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Marvel has one new Star Wars release today.

Doctor Aphra #2

Writer: Alyssa Wong
Artist: Cresta Marika
Cover Artist: Valentina Remenar

BEWARE THE MAD CITY! DOCTOR APHRA and her new team have tracked the RINGS OF VAALE to a mysterious planet filled with primordial horror. What’s worse, the rings may be cursed…a malediction that could already be tearing Aphra’s crew apart. Will they escape the terror of the cursed planet with the precious rings or succumb to the creeping madness pervading the ancient world?

Details: Rated T, $3.99

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Release: ‘Doctor Aphra’ by Sarah Kuhn

July 21, 2020 at 5:12 am | Posted in Audiobooks, Books, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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The Doctor Aphra audiobook by Sarah Kuhn is out today from Random House.

Dr. Aphra teams up with Darth Vader himself in this audiobook original—an expanded adaptation of the critically acclaimed Marvel comics series, performed by a full cast.

Dr. Chelli Lona Aphra, rogue archaeologist, is in trouble again.

A pioneer in the field of criminal xenoarchaeology, Aphra recognizes no law, has no fear, and possesses no impulse control. To her, the true worth of the galactic relics she discovers isn’t found in a museum, but in an arsenal. This viewpoint has led to a lot of misunderstandings. After her latest plan goes horribly wrong, her roguish ways are on the verge of catching up to her, when suddenly Darth Vader, terror of the galaxy, swoops in with his lightsaber ignited, and…saves her life?

Don’t get her wrong—it’s not like she’s ungrateful. Sure, her new boss is a lord of the Sith. And OK, she may have just become a pawn in a deadly game being played by him and HIS boss, who happens to be the Galactic Emperor. And yes, the life expectancy of anyone who disappoints Vader can be measured in seconds.

But she’s back doing what she does best. She’s got a ship to fly, a heist to pull, and two unorthodox but effective metal buddies: Triple-Zero, a protocol droid specializing in etiquette, customs, translation, and torture; and BT-1, an astromech loaded with enough firepower to take down a battlecruiser. Together, they might just find a way to get the job done and avoid the deadly performance review that waits at its conclusion.

Just kidding. She’s doomed.

Cast:
Emily Woo Zeller as Doctor Aphra
Jonathan Davis as Boba Fett
Sean Patrick Hopkins as Luke Skywalker
Sean Kenin as Triple-Zero
Nicole Lewis as Sana Starros
Carol Monda as Maz Kanata
Euan Morton as The Emperor
Catherine Taber as Leia Organa
Marc Thompson as Darth Vader

Click here to check out the official product page.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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