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July 22, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Interview, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, SDCC, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • The artist for the Thrawn cover has been revealed and they have a nice behind-the-scenes look at some of the early concepts and alternate takes they did. Two Dots also designed some of the awesome looking Brazilian Star Wars covers such as Darth Plagueis.
  • Early copies of Ahsoka are out at SDCC.

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Comic Review: ‘Lady Mechanika: The Lost Boys of West Abbey No. 2’

July 20, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Reviews, Steampunk | Leave a comment
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The Lost Boys of West Abbey No. 2 wraps up another great arc in the Lady Mechanika series. If you like steampunk, it’s worth checking out. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Timothy Zahn Q&A

July 18, 2016 at 4:41 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Interview, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Hot on the heels of the Thrawn announcement, StarWars.com has an interview with author Timothy Zahn talking about the character, the show, and his upcoming novel.

Q: Can you give us any hints about the story and what readers will learn in the new book?

Thrawn will span several years of the Star Wars timeline, beginning with his first encounter with the Empire and ending just before the opening of Rebels Season 3.

Click here to read the full interview.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Forthcoming Star Wars Books

July 17, 2016 at 9:52 am | Posted in Books, CEII, Celebration, Del Rey, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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del-reyQuick recap on Del Rey news out of Star Wars Celebration Europe.

  • James Luceno is writing a prequel novel for Rogue One called Catalyst which “will help fill in more story.”
  • Timothy Zahn is writing Thrawn, which is also a prequel novel, and set prior to the events of Star Wars Rebels Season 3.
  • Alexander Freed, who wrote Twilight Company, will be writing the novelization for Rogue One.
Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Thrawn is Coming!

July 16, 2016 at 9:40 am | Posted in Books, CEII, Celebration, News, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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At the Star Wars Rebel panel at Star Wars Celebration Europe, they confirmed and showed off Grand Admiral Thrawn for Season 3 plus a brand new novel by Timothy Zahn called Thrawn coming April 2017!

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Here’s the full trailer for Star Wars Rebels Season 3 which includes Thrawn as seen above.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

‘Rogue One: Catalyst’ Cover and Author Reveal!

July 16, 2016 at 6:36 am | Posted in Books, Celebration, Conventions, Del Rey, Miscellaneous, News, rogue one, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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imageMore exciting news keeps flowing from the Star Wars Celebration in Europe! Today, the official cover art for Catalyst has been released, as well as James Luceno being announced as the author!

This will be Luceno’s second novel after Tarkin to take place in the new canon. Luceno had previously been a profilic writer in the now-titled Star Wars Legends line. Rogue One: Catalyst is due out on October 4th of this year!

Posted By: Ryan for Roqoo Depot

Around the Web

July 15, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Toys | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Around the Web. While Star Wars Celebration Europe kicks off today and is sure to bring lots of new news (be sure to watch the livestream), here’s the old news from this week.

Book News

Comic News

Convention & Event News

For those who can’t make it to SWCE, you can check out the livestream. Here’s a link to the full schedule for it.

  • Star Wars Celebration Europe is July 15 to 17 in London, England. Star Wars authors include Adam Bray, Cole Horton, Kemp Remillard and Jason Fry.
  • ArmadilloCon is July 29 to 31 in Austin, TX. Star Wars guests include author Martha Wells.
  • MidAmeriCon II is August 17 to 21 in Kansas City, MO. Star Wars guests include authors Kevin J. Anderson, William Dietz, Rebecca MoestaMartha Wells and Walter Jon Williams.
  • Dodeca Con is September 16 to 18 in Columbia, MO. Star Wars guests include author John Jackson Miller.
  • New York Comic Con is October 6 to 9 in New York City, NY. Star Wars guests include author Chuck Wendig, actress Carrie Fisher, artists Mark Brooks, Katie Cook, Adi Granov, Alex Maleev and comic writer Charles Soule.
  • Star Wars Celebration Orlando is April 13 to 16, 2017 in Orlando, FL.

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Comic Review: ‘Lady Mechanika: The Lost Boys of West Abbey No. 1’

July 13, 2016 at 12:03 am | Posted in Comic Books, Reviews, Steampunk | Leave a comment
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The Lost Boys of West Abbey No. 1 brings a new Lady Mechanika adventure as she investigates a series of sinister experiments on missing orphans. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Release: ‘Life Debt’ by Chuck Wendig

July 12, 2016 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Aftermath: Life Debt by Chuck Wendig is out in hardcover, digital and audiobook formats today.

It is a dark time for the Empire. . . . 

The Emperor is dead, and the remnants of his former Empire are in retreat. As the New Republic fights to restore a lasting peace to the galaxy, some dare to imagine new beginnings and new destinies. For Han Solo, that means settling his last outstanding debt, by helping Chewbacca liberate the Wookiee’s homeworld of Kashyyyk.

Meanwhile, Norra Wexley and her band of Imperial hunters pursue Grand Admiral Rae Sloane and the Empire’s remaining leadership across the galaxy. Even as more and more officers are brought to justice, Sloane continues to elude the New Republic, and Norra fears Sloane may be searching for a means to save the crumbling Empire from oblivion. But the hunt for Sloane is cut short when Norra receives an urgent request from Princess Leia Organa. The attempt to liberate Kashyyyk has carried Han Solo, Chewbacca, and a band of smugglers into an ambush—resulting in Chewie’s capture and Han’s disappearance.

Breaking away from their official mission and racing toward theMillennium Falcon’s last known location, Norra and her crew prepare for any challenge that stands between them and their missing comrades. But they can’t anticipate the true depth of the danger that awaits them—or the ruthlessness of the enemy drawing them into his crosshairs.

Official product page.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

July 8, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Celebration, Collecting, Conventions, Del Rey, Events, News, Random House, Regular Feature, 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.

Book News

  • The cover for Aftermath: Empire’s End by Chuck Wendig was revealed. The is the final book in the trilogy and will be out early 2017.

  • Meanwhile Aftermath: Life Debt by Chuck Wendig will be out next week and if you get it at Barnes & Noble, it will include a two sided poster (art by Chris Reiff and Chris Trevas).

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