Around the Web

August 28, 2020 at 12:44 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, News, 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

  • Powells will be doing a special event with Timothy Zahn on September 4th.

  • Rancho Obi-Wan will be doing a Facebook Live event to show off the display they would have had at Star Wars Celebration this week if the event wasn’t cancelled.

Fandom News

  • ForceFest kicks off today with panels happening from August 28 to 30th. The event will be hosted by GetVokl, so you’ll need to create an account there to experience the fun. Once your account is setup, you can check out all the panels here. There’s going to be a ton of content, so don’t miss out.
  • Here’s the latest This Week in Star Wars.

  • And the latest episode of The Star Wars Show.

Movie & Television News

  • Earth to Ned will be heading to Disney+ on September 4th.

Toy & Collectible New

Video Game News

  • EA posted a video for Star Wars: Squadrons single player preview.

Podcasts in Review

August 27, 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. University of Coruscant: 3:1 Marka Ragnos
  2. Talking Bay 94: Silas Carson: The Man Behind Nute Gunray, Ki-Adi-Mundi and Droid Attacks on Wookiees
  3. Skytalkers: E. Anne Convery On The Clone Wars, Myth, & Fairy Tales
  4. Scavenger’s Hoard: Episode 140
  5. The Living Force: Episode 72

Honorable Mentions

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New Releases: ‘Doctor Aphra #3’ & ‘Battle Tales #4’

August 26, 2020 at 10:14 am | Posted in Comic Books, IDW, Marvel, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Two new releases today from Marvel and IDW.

Doctor Aphra #2 (2020)

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

THE TRIALS OF VAALE! Separated from her crew, DOCTOR APHRA finds herself in peril at the hands of RONEN TAGGE’S mercenaries! Could there be a traitor in their midst? And can Aphra outwit them before the curse of the city swallows her and her new team whole?

Details: Rated T, $3.99

Star Wars Adventures: The Clone Wars: Battle Tales #4

Writer: Michael Moreci
Artists: Arianna Florean, and Derek Charm
Cover Artist: Derek Charm

This exciting weekly series explores a time of great upheaval in the galaxy-the Clone Wars! While Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, and other Jedi Knights fight against incredible odds, Commander Cody, Captain Rex, and other clones, pinned down for the duration, swap war stories that feature your favorite characters from The Clone Wars animated series, such as Padmé Amidala, General Grievous, and many more!

Details: $3.99

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Retro Reviews: ‘The Force Awakens’ by Alan Dean Foster

August 25, 2020 at 5:25 am | Posted in Books, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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The Force Awakens is the novelization to the blockbuster of the same name from December of 2015. The original screenplay was written by Lawrence Kasdan, J. J. Abrams and Michael Arndt, and the novelization was written by Alan Dean Foster.

First off, this is going to be a controversial review. I personally loved The Force Awakens movie when I first saw it, and I still love it. It’s one of my favorite Star Wars movies. However, I did not like the novelization of the film at all. I believe that this is a textbook case of how not to write a novelization. But I will blunt my criticism off the bat by saying that there are some great things in the novelization, well worth your read.

I’ll start with the positives. There are some great, short insights about Leia and her work with the Resistance and her search for Luke that are really good. It adds to the film for me and makes me appreciate Leia. I also love how Foster included several of the deleted scenes/dialogue for Leia and Han’s scenes, some of which actually was repurposed for The Rise of Skywalker, which I didn’t realize until this reread. Continue Reading Retro Reviews: ‘The Force Awakens’ by Alan Dean Foster…

Podcasts in Review

August 20, 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 138
  2. Star Wars 7×7 Episode 2236
  3. Star Wars 7×7 Episode 2235
  4. Blast Points Podcast Battle Beyond the Stars
  5. The Nerd Byword Episode 011

Honorable Mentions

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New Releases: ‘Bounty Hunters #4’ and ‘The Rebellion’ Vol 4

August 19, 2020 at 9:35 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Marvel has two new Star Wars releases today.

Bounty Hunters #4

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

THE SINS THAT CAN’T BE ABSOLVED! With a blaster aimed at this back, cyborg bounty hunter VALANCE closes in on NAKANO LASH, the mentor who abandoned him many years ago. But what is the secret that Lash has been hiding ever since that fateful, doomed mission – one that led her to betray her entire crew? Those answers may die with her if a vengeful BOBA FETT gets to her first.

Details: Rated T, $3.99

Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Rebellion Vol 4

Writers: Rob Williams & more
Artist/Cover Artist: Brandon Badeaux

The war against the Empire continues! Months after the Death Star’s destruction, the Rebel Alliance has begun the fight to dismantle the Empire piece by piece. Rebel strategist Jorin Sol has been rescued from the enemy’s clutches – but is he now friend or foe? And Luke Skywalker’s childhood pal Imperial Lieutenant Janek “Tank” Sunber claims he wants to join the Rebellion – but Princess Leia thinks it’s a trap. Can Luke still trust his old friend? Plus: The cross-time “Vector” saga continues! Bounty hunter Boba Fett takes on a series of deadly assignments! Lando Calrissian moves to Cloud City! And more! Collecting STAR WARS: REBELLION #1-16, STAR WARS: BOBA FETT – OVERKILL and STAR WARS: BOBA FETT #1/2 – and material from STAR WARS: KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC/REBELLION #0 and STAR WARS TALES #3, #15, #17 and #21.

Details: Rated T, $44.99

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Cover Reveal: ‘Victory’s Price’ by Alexander Freed

August 14, 2020 at 10:50 am | Posted in Art, Books, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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The third book in the Alphabet Squadron trilogy now has a cover.

Victory’s Price will be out March 2, 2021.

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Around the Web

August 14, 2020 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Events, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys & Collectibles, trailers | Leave a comment

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

Book News

Comic News

Event News

  • Star Wars Rival Run Weekend registration for next year is now open. Events run from April 16 to April 18 for those who are interested.

Fandom News

  • Here’s This Week in Star Wars

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Podcasts in Review

August 13, 2020 at 12:20 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. For the Nerd The Back to the Future Trilogy
  2. Grand Moff Talkin’ Episode 147
  3. Blast Points Podcast Episode 230
  4. The Steve Austin Show Jesse ‘The Body’ Ventura Pt. 1 | SAS Classic
  5. TechnoRetro Dads Conspiracies R Us

Honorable Mentions

  • The Living Force Episode 69 features an interview with the author of Poe Dameron: Free Fall

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New Releases: ‘Star Wars Action Figure Variant Covers #1’, ‘Darth Vader #4’ & More

August 12, 2020 at 9:07 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Marvel has three new releases today.

Star Wars Action Figure Variant Covers #1

Artist/Cover Artist: John Tyler Christopher

Get the ultimate Star Wars action figure collection – in one single, giant-sized comic book! As a child, John Tyler Christopher spent his days playing with Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader and his beloved Boba Fett. As an adult, Christopher has spent the last five years drawing the greatest heroes and villains of the galaxy far, far away in a stellar series of Action Figure Variant Covers to Marvel’s Star Wars titles – which have become as sought-after among fans as the original toys! Now, almost 100 of Christopher’s covers – featuring everyone from Ackbar to Zuckuss – are assembled, in all their full-size glory, in this instant collector’s item issue. And you don’t even have to agonize over taking them out of the box!

Details: Rated T, $9.99

Darth Vader #4 (2020)

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

WHO HUNTS THE HUNTER? DARTH VADER continues his terrifying quest for vengeance against everyone who hid the existence of his son from him. But on NABOO, the DARK LORD OF THE SITH faces a deadly new challenge as his focus turns from LUKE to PADMÉ, the wife of the man Vader used to be. And what secrets lie in the tomb of PADMÉ AMIDALA?

Details: Rated T, $3.99

Star Wars: Darth Vader – Dark Lord of the Sith HC Vol 02

Writers: Charles Soule, and Chuck Wendig
Artists: Giuseppe Camuncoli, and Leonard Kirk
Cover Artist: Mike Deodato

Darth Vader’s imperious rise continues! As the Empire’s grip on the galaxy tightens, the stirrings of a rebellion begin in the Mon Cala system. The fearsome Darth Vader knows that order must be maintained at all costs – but bringing Mon Cala to heel means finding the surviving Jedi that foment this unrest. As Vader, Tarkin and their Inquisitors hunt their targets, the seas will weep! Meanwhile, Vader discovers a theft – and when the thief faces the consequences, Emperor Palpatine rewards his disciple with a chilling gift! Seeking the path to destiny, Vader returns to the place of his greatest defeat. Darkness rises above Mustafar as Vader’s brutal design begins to take shape – but will the planet’s inhabitants stand for this desecration? And what can they do against the Dark Lord? Collecting DARTH VADER (2017) #13-25 and DARTH VADER ANNUAL #2.

Details: Rated T, $34.99

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