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March 24, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Celebration, Conventions, Events, Interview, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

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

Art New

  • Dave Dorman had a nice update for his Star Wars fans, “Because I am not going to SW Celebration this year, I don’t want my fans, old and new, to miss out on any Dorman SW prints. So for one week prior to Celebration, I will have a sale on my SW artist proofs. This will probably run from April 4-12. Keep it tuned here on FB for more as we get closer. I am working on a new small oil painting of DARTH MAUL. I will have that to show and sell towards the end of the week.” You can watch Dave paint Darth Maul right here.

Book News

  • Author Jason Fry has posted part 1 and part 2 of his author notes for Imperial Justice.
  • Update from author Paul S. Kemp via Facebook, “In vague writing news, finished a novel outline and am now pondering a short story for a cool antho.” That novel outline may or may not be related to the tie-in novel he mentioned he was working on in his January reddit AMA.

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Marvel Star Wars Solicitations June 2017

March 23, 2017 at 5:23 pm | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Marvel has released their comic solicitations for June 2017. Here is the Star Wars rundown.

Darth Vader #1

Writer: Charles Soule
Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli
Cover Artist: Jim Cheung
Variant Covers: Mark Brooks, Adi Granov, Skottie Young, Phil Noto, John Tyler Christopher (action figure variant) Continue Reading Marvel Star Wars Solicitations June 2017…

’40 Years of the Force’ and ‘I Rebel’

March 17, 2017 at 4:32 am | Posted in Art, Conventions, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Star Wars artist Joe Corroney and Brian Miller will be heading to Star Wars Celebration next month and both artists have revealed their exclusive prints. Details below!

Both artists will be attending Star Wars Celebration Orlando April 13 – 16 where their artwork will be featured in the Celebration Art Show. Limited edition, officially licensed prints of the artwork are being made available exclusively for attendees as well. As artists who work on officially licensed Lucasfilm projects Joe Corroney and Brian Miller also participate in Celebration programming for the fans. Joe will be sketching Star Wars characters at Booth No. 2810 and Brian will be participating in the Star Wars Kids art program. Kids can learn how to make droids with Brian during the “Create a paper-craft BB-8″ event at Celebration.

Fans will find Joe Corroney and Brian Miller appearing at at booth no. 2810 during the event. Attendees interested in the two limited edition prints,’STAR WARS: 40 YEARS OF THE FORCE’ and ‘I REBEL’ may pre-order them starting March 15th at the links below and pick-up the prints in person at Star Wars Celebration booth no. 2810. These exclusive prints will sell-out, pre-ordering is strongly encouraged.

STAR WARS: 40 YEARS OF THE FORCE – http://bit.ly/swcoexclusive
illustration by Brian Miller
Price $60
Limited to 250 edition
Hand signed and numbered  – includes certificate of authenticity
12″ x 24″
7-color fine art silkscreen on 100# French speckle tone stock

When asked about his artwork for Celebration Miller says,’STAR WARS: 40 YEARS OF THE FORCE’ is a salute to the anniversary of the 1977 release of Star Wars. The idea was to illustrate Star Wars in a manner evocative of the time period. I love the scene where Luke Skywalker turns off the targeting computer in his X-Wing fighter and uses the Force to focus on his target. It’s symbolic of Luke truly embracing the light side of the force and beginning his journey to becoming a Jedi. In this pivotal moment Darth Vader has Luke’s X-Wing in his sights until Han Solo and Chewbacca return in the Millennium Falcon to blast the TIE Fighters. The Rebel and the scoundrel work together to destroy the Death Star and save the rebellion. It’s a timeless moment and one I am proud to have captured with this new illustration.

I REBEL – http://bit.ly/swcolimited
illustration by Joe Corroney
Price $60
Limited to 250 edition
Hand signed and numbered
Measures 18″ x 24″ inches
4-color process lithograph on 80# cover stock with satin aqueous archival finish

Joe Corroney and Brian Miller each chose to represent the Rebellion in their Star Wars Celebration exclusive illustrations titled, ‘STAR WARS: 40 YEARS OF THE FORCE’ & ‘I REBEL’. Between the two artist they have managed to capture the essence of the original Star Wars film as well as embrace the latest film in the franchise, Rogue One. Joe had this to say about his newest illustration, “I absolutely loved Rogue One, especially the character of Jyn Erso from the film. For this new print I wanted to capture the defiance of her character during one of the key action sequences on Jedha, Also, the title of the artwork is actually a quote taken from a cut scene from the film which appeared in the trailers when Jyn infamously says “I rebel”. The Star Wars saga has a great history of strong, heroic female characters that fans all over the world have looked up to and have been inspired by. I’m hoping female fans especially will really respond positively to this new art because of our own current period in history with women all over the world courageously marching and taking a stand against oppression for themselves and for the rights of others.”

Fans and collectors can view the prints for preorder at: http://masterdigitalcolor.com/2017/03/swcoexclusive/
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Book Review: ‘The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ by Josh Kushins

March 14, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Abrams, Art, Books, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment

The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story provides a glimpse at the creation process for the movie without revealing all of its secrets. With lots of imagery and some quotes from the creatives who worked on the film, it provides something for fans to dig into while we wait for the making of book. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Marvel Star Wars Solicitations May 2017

February 23, 2017 at 6:08 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 May 2017. Here is the Star Wars rundown.

Rogue One #2 (of 6)

Writer: Jody Houser
Artist: Emilio Laiso
Cover Artist: Phil Noto
Variant Covers: Jon McCoy and Kris Anka Continue Reading Marvel Star Wars Solicitations May 2017…

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February 3, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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January 27, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, scifi/fantasy, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys, trailers | Leave a comment

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

Art News

Book News

  • StarWars.com dished out some info on the upcoming Rogue One novels. First up, Rebel Rising by Beth Revis (416 page hardcover, May 2, 2017).

When Jyn Erso was five years old, her mother was murdered and her father taken from her to serve the Empire. But despite the loss of her parents she is not completely alone—Saw Gerrera, a man willing to go to any extremes necessary in order to resist Imperial tyranny, takes her in as his own, and gives her not only a home but all the abilities and resources she needs to become a rebel herself.

 Jyn dedicates herself to the cause—and the man. But fighting alongside Saw and his people brings with it danger and the question of just how far Jyn is willing to go as one of Saw’s soldiers. When she faces an unthinkable betrayal that shatters her world, Jyn will have to pull the pieces of herself back together and figure out what she truly believes in…and who she can really trust.

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Star Wars Solicitations April 2017

January 24, 2017 at 7:24 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 April 2017. Here’s the Star Wars rundown.

Rogue One Adaptation #1 (of 6)

Writer: Jody Houser
Artist: Emilio Laiso
Cover Artists: Phil Noto, Terry Dodson (variant), Joe Quinones (droids variant), John Tyler Christopher (action figure variant), Mike Mayhew (40th anniversary variant)

The Rebellion is here! The biggest movie of the year jumps from the big screen to the comic book page! All looks lost for the Rebellion against the Empire as they learn of the existence of a new super-weapon — the Death Star. New heroes Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor set out on a desperate mission to steal the plans to destroy the new super-weapon. Written by Jody Houser (MAX RIDE) and drawn by Emilio Laiso (STAR WARS ANNUAL; HERCULES), join as the story is set up for the epic saga to follow…

Details: 48 pages, Rated T, $4.99
Release Date: April 5, 2017

Star Wars #30

Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: Salvador Larroca
Cover Artists: Stuart Immonen, John Tyler Christopher (action figure variant), Javier Rodriguez (40th anniversary variant)

It seems a battle from Yoda’s past has come to Luke’s present! Luke has stumbled upon the last native on the planet…and the stonepower is strong with this one!

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99
Release Date: April 5, 2017

Darth Maul #3 (of 5)

Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Luke Ross
Cover Artists: Rafael Albuquerque, Declan Shalvey (variant), David Lopez (variant), Jorge Molina (variant)

An evil crime syndicate is auctioning off a Jedi Padawan…that Darth Maul plans to take — and kill — for his own. Featuring: a band of bounty hunters including Cad Bane and Aurra Sing!

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99
Release Date: April 26, 2017

Poe Dameron #13

Writer: Charles Soule
Artist: Phil Noto
Cover Artists: Phil Noto, Jeff Dekal (40th anniversary variant)

It’s Terex’s army versus Black Squadron — and Black Squadron is outnumbered! Plus, Poe is stranded with only a battle-reluctant commando droid between him and his enemies. Snap Wexley may have a trick or two up his sleeve to help Black Leader fight!

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99
Release Date: April 19, 2017

Doctor Aphra #6

Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist: Kev Walker
Cover Artists: Komome Shirahama, David Lopez (variant), Rod Reis (40th anniversary variant)

Aphra Jr. and Sr. have stumbled upon an ancient Jedi citadel…but it appears that some form of life has survived…and they are NOT happy to be disturbed.

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99
Release Date: April 12, 2017

Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Rebellion Vol. 2 TPB

Writers: Brian Wood, Ron Marz, Jeremy Barlow, Ryder Windham, Mike W. Barr and Henry Gilroy
Pencillers: Facundo Percio, Stephane Crety, Carlos D’anda, Brian Ching, Tomas Giorello, Adriana Melo, Brandon Badeaux, Jeff Johnson, Joe Corroney, Nicola Scott, Gary Erskine, Ken Steacy, Glen Mullaly and Glen Murakami
Cover Artist: Hugh Fleming

The rebels and the Empire — locked in conflict! When Leia announces plans to marry, will the Rebellion lose a princess, or gain a new safe haven? Darth Vader is on a mission to instill fear and discipline into the Imperial ranks using his elite stormtroopers! But as Obi-Wan Kenobi haunts the Dark Lord’s dreams, the name Skywalker dominates his mind! Meanwhile, Luke fights side-by-side with a veteran of the Clone Wars, and Han Solo flirts with an old flame. When Leia risks everything for a childhood friend, Han, Luke and Chewie must risk it all for her! Collecting STAR WARS (2013) #13-20, STAR WARS: EMPIRE #19-27 and material from STAR WARS KIDS (1997) #1-20.

Details: 488 pages, Rated T, $39.99
Release Date: May 10, 2017

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January 20, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Art, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, News, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Art News

  • Dave Dorman might not be heading to Star Wars Celebration Orlando, but he’s been pouring out some awesome Star Wars artwork lately. Check it out.

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December 30, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, IDW, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | 2 Comments
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Art News

  • Dave Dorman has been posted some cool images from Rogue One, plus a variant cover for Doctor Aphra.

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