Around the Web

May 20, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | 1 Comment

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

Book News

  • Star Wars: Bloodline by Claudia Gray will be debuting at #5 on The New York Times Best Sellers list for hardcover fiction. It will also be #7 for combined print and e-book fiction and #13 for e-book fiction.
  • Star Wars News Net has an interview with Star Wars author J.W. Rinzler. And Rinzler does comment on the TFA making of book as well as working with Mark Vaz on the project. It’s worth checking out. If you scroll to the bottom, there’s an audio interview they did so you can either read the highlights or listen the whole thing.
  • Pictures from the Rogue One visual guide were leaked early on edelweiss and have since been removed. You can head on over Jedi Bibliothek if you want to check them out.
  • Ciena Ree from Lost Stars now has an official picture.

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Podcasts in Review

May 19, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

30 Minutes of Diabolical: Vol 3 | Session 6 is fully devoted to Boba Fett. They covering everything from a full ordinance rundown to elements of old Expanded Universe history. They talk about his first appearance in a parade, his deeds at Jabba’s palace, his fate in the sarlacc, and they steer clear of the prequels. I had two big gripes with the episode. First up, during the weapons segment, they had some really loud background music which made it hard to hear the two male hosts. My second gripe is that one of the hosts said “brother” a lot. And I mean a lot. Seriously, one out of three sentences included “brother”. Now I’m not sure if it was a gimmick or not, but I did try out another episode and the host did not say “brother” once, so if it was a gimmick, it did not work at all. If you’re a hardcore Fett fan, though, you might want to check this one out.

30 Minutes of Diabolical: Vol 2 | Session 29 focuses on the Star Wars Expanded Universe. Note this episode took play in December prior to The Force Awakens‘ release. They talk about the First Order 6″ Black Series figure, the Fargo TV series, then head in the EU. They cover Exar Kun, HK-47, Jaxxon, Thrawn, Mara Jade, the low points of the EU, and a lot of Shadows of the Empire. Kind of a fun trip down memory lane with the SWEU. This episode was a lot more enjoyable than the Boba Fett episode. The podcast doesn’t focus on Star Wars, so you’ll have to search for more Star Wars episodes, but it might be worth checking out.

Assembly of Geeks: Batman vs. Superman Round Table features a really nice round table discussion with guests Dan Z. (Coffee With Kenobi), Jeremiah (Bombad Radio), and Matt Moore (Comic Book Noob, Comics With Kenobi). They join Scott, Jeff and Amy as they talk about the movie, what they liked, didn’t like, and hope to see in the future. Excellent discussion and a close contender for pick of the week. If you’ve seen the movie, be sure to check this one out. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Around the Web

May 13, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, trailers, Video Games | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • Jedi Bibliothek tracked down some insightful Pablo Hidalgo tweets that shed light on some of the plot details from Claudia Gray‘s Bloodline and where they originated.
  • The Making of The Force Awakens is not cancelled now.

Comic News

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‘The Paradise Snare’ Brazilian Cover

May 11, 2016 at 4:40 pm | Posted in Art, Books, News, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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A.C. Crispin’s Han Solo novel The Paradise Snare has received a cover upgrade in Brazil.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

May 6, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Celebration, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys, Video Games | Leave a comment

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

Art News

Book News

  • Jawa James talks with author Claudia Gray about her new book Star Wars: Bloodline.
  • Roger Christian‘s new book Cinema Alchemist is out in hardcover and digital formats in the UK. You may recall Roger talking about the book some time back on Rebel Force Radio. For us fans in the states, we’ll have to wait until July but you can pre-order on Amazon.
  • Can’t recall if this is old news or not, but the blurb for Life Debt: Aftermath is out.

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Book Review: ‘Star Wars Character Encyclopedia’

May 3, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, DK, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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DK Books has a new Star Wars Character Encyclopedia out and it’s updated with characters from The Force Awakens. Click here to check out our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Release: ‘Bloodline’ by Claudia Gray

May 3, 2016 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | 1 Comment

Star Wars: Bloodline by Claudia Gray is out today from Del Rey in hardcover, digital and audiobook formats.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Character Encyclopedia Winner

April 29, 2016 at 8:40 pm | Posted in Books, Contest, DK, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | 1 Comment

And the winner is…Brian Hare! Congratulations, you’re getting a free hardcover copy of DK’s updated and expanded Star Wars Character Encyclopedia.

We want to thank everyone who entered. Gotta love some of the bad guy picks. As a consolation to those who didn’t win, I’ll send out a signed paperback copy of Drew Karpyshyn’s Annihilation to the first person who leaves a comment saying who their favorite non-Force user is…but you have to be one of the people who entered the Star Wars Character Encyclopedia giveaway.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

April 29, 2016 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, IDW, Movies, News, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys, trailers | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • You can get a three chapter preview of Star Wars: Bloodlines by Claudia Gray via Instafreebie. It’s officially endorsed by Del Rey, but they do want you to sign up for something called Playcrafting, so expect spam.
  • Speaking of Bloodlines, upcoming Star Wars director Rian Johnson had some input on the novel. Jen Heddle talk about that and the other important reasons why you should check out Bloodlines over on StarWars.com.
  • Timothy Zahn‘s next book now has a cover and title – StarCraft: Evolution. Release date is September 15 for the 208 page hardcover.

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New ‘Star Wars Character Encyclopedia’ Giveaway!

April 28, 2016 at 12:10 am | Posted in Books, Contest, DK, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | 11 Comments

DK Book has given us a copy of the Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded to giveaway! This new version of the book includes a bunch of characters from Star Wars: The Force Awakens including updated profiles for the legacy characters that were in the movie. To enter our contest to win a free copy, just leave a comment on this post letting us know who your favorite bad guy is. We will pick a random winner at the end of the day on Friday. Just be sure to enter your email when you leave your comment so we can contact you.

To be eligible for the contest, you must reside in the U.S. and have a mailing address that isn’t a P.O. Box (it’s a large book so it won’t fit).

Good luck!

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