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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 Release: ‘Star Wars #18’

April 27, 2016 at 12:06 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Star Wars #18 is out today from Marvel.

Star Wars #18

Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist/Cover Artist: Leinil Francis Yu
Variant Covers: Leinil Francis Yu and John Tyler Christopher

With the Rebel base completely overtaken, our only hope is…Leia…Sana…and APHRA?!? Can they save the Imperial prisoners? Do they want to?

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Obi-Wan & Anakin #4’

April 27, 2016 at 12:04 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Obi-Wan & Anakin #4 dives into nests of lizards, backstabbing tribes and manipulative elders. How will the Jedi duo get out of this one? Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Aliens: Defiance #1’

April 27, 2016 at 12:03 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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Dark Horse continues to rollout new Predator and Aliens material with today’s launch of Aliens: Defiance #1. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Negative Space #2’

April 27, 2016 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews | Leave a comment
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Negative Space #1 was such a gem that I was worry whether the rest of the series could live up to it. Luckily #2 is just as good if not better. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Beyond the Fences #3’

April 27, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews | Leave a comment
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Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1953 – Beyond the Fences #3 packs in the action and some great artwork. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

April 22, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Comic Books, Marvel, Movies, News, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Trailer | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • StarWars.com talks with Pablo Hidalgo about his new book Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded.
  • In addition to the Rogue One tie-in story Catalyst, there will also be a novelization. No author yet but release date is January 3, 2017 (272 pages, $28.99, hardcover).

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Marvel Star Wars Solicitations for July 2016

April 20, 2016 at 6:09 pm | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Marvel has released their comic solicitations for July 2016. Here’s the full Star Wars rundown.

Han Solo #2 (of 5)

Writer: Marjorie Liu
Artist: Mark Brooks
Cover Artist: Lee Bermejo

Han Solo has entered the space race of his dreams – the DRAGON VOID! But he’s on an undercover mission – to find a traitor within the Rebellion. Teamed with Wookiee warrior Chewbacca, will they be able to find the mole before trouble finds them?

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99
Release Date: July 6, 2016

Poe Dameron #4

Writer: Charles Soule
Artist/Cover Artist: Phil Noto
Variant Cover: David Aja

The next stop on Poe’s mission is Grakkus the Hutt…but Grakkus has been in Republic Prison for years. You know what that means—POE DIRECTLY TO JAIL!

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99
Release Date: July 6, 2016

Darth Vader #23

Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist/Cover Artist: Salvador Larrocca
Variant Cover: John Tyler Christopher (Action Figure cover)

Vader vs. Morit on the shell of the Executor! DO YOU NEED MORE THAN THAT??? Fine: Cylo’s secret revealed!

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99
Release Date: July 13, 2016

Star Wars #21

Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: Jorge Molina
Cover Artist: David Aja
Variant Covers: David Aja (B&W cover), John Tyler Christopher (Action Figure cover)

“The Last Flight of the Harbinger” STARTS NOW! Sgt. Kreel is back with an all-new squad of stormtroopers! Go inside the minds of an elite group of Imperial soldiers! Join incoming artist Jorge Molina for a walk on the dark side!

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99
Release Date: July 20, 2016

The Force Awakens Adaptation #2 (of 5)

Writer: Chuck Wendig
Artist: Luke Ross
Cover Artist: Mike Mayhew

The saga continues! Desert scavenger Rey and ex-stormtrooper Finn are being pursued by the evil First Order! But can they escape Jakku in an old “hunk of junk” YT-1300 freighter? And what new threats will they find in a galaxy far, far away?

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99
Release Date: July 27, 2016

Darth Vader Vol. 3 – The Shu-Torun War TPB

Writer: Kieron Gillen
Pencillers: Leinil Francis Yu and Salvador Larroca
Cover Artist: Kaare Andrews

The Dark Lord of the Sith’s unstoppable march continues! The natives of Shu-Torun are revolting, and there’s no way the Empire will stand for that. When Darth Vader is tasked with leading a military assault against the planet, could it be that his rise to glory has begun? But who will follow Vader into war? Would you? Then again, it’s better to fight alongside Vader than against him. That’s a lesson that the ore barons are about to learn. Collecting DARTH VADER #16-19 and ANNUAL #1.

Details: 120 pages, Rated T, $16.99
Release Date: August 10, 2016

Star Wars Vol. 3: Rebel Jail TPB

Writers: Kieron Gillen and Jason Aaron
Pencillers: Angel Unzueta, Mike Mayhew and Leinil Francis Yu
Cover Artist: Terry Dodson

What comes next for the rebels after the events of VADER DOWN? Find out as the adventures of Luke Skywalker and friends continue! The rebel crew is en route to a prison base with a very important captive. But unlucky for them, they aren’t the only ones with their eyes on this prize! Plus: Meet a rebel spy at the heart of the Empire, and join him on a mission of life and death! And in another tale from the journals of Obi-Wan Kenobi, journey back to the Jedi’s days of exile on Tatooine. Moisture farmer Owen Lars may have taken in young Luke, but he refused to let Ben be part of the boy’s life. Now, prepare to discover the reason why! Collecting STAR WARS (2015) #15-19 and ANNUAL #1.

Details: 144 pages, Rated T, $19.99
Release Date: August 17, 2016

Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Shattered Empire HC

Writers: Greg Rucka and James Robinson
Pencillers: Marco Checchetto and Tony Harris
Cover Artist: Marco Checchetto

For the first time in the new Star Wars canon, journey with us into the time after the end of Star Wars Episode VI Return of the Jedi! Writer Greg Rucka (PUNISHER, WOLVERINE, Gotham Central) and artist Marco Checchetto (AVENGERS WORLD, PUNISHER) take us past the destruction of the second Death Star — and into the chaos of a Shattered Empire. It’s the explosive lead-in to this winter’s blockbuster big-screen Star Wars revival, and everything you need to know is right here! Plus, follow everyone’s favorite protocol droid as he Journeys to Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Details: 144 pages, Rated T+, $24.99, oversized
Release Date: August 31, 2016

Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones HC

Writers: Jonathan Hales and Henry Gilroy
Penciller: Jan Duursema
Cover Artist: Mike Mayhew

The official adaptation of the crucial second chapter in the Star Wars saga! The Republic is under threat, with thousands of solar systems joining the separatist movement led by the mysterious Count Dooku. The few remaining Jedi Knights struggle to maintain peace and order in the galaxy. As the Galactic Senate considers raising a clone army, Senator Amidala — the former queen of Naboo — comes under attack. Someone must protect her — and Obi-Wan Kenobi and his apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, take on the fateful mission. As old favorites like Yoda and new ones like Jango Fett play their parts, destiny takes hold — in a tale of forbidden love, a young Jedi finding his true path and an old threat rising from the shadows once again. Collecting STAR WARS: EPISODE II — ATTACK OF THE CLONES #1-4.

Details: 152 pages, Rated T, $24.99, oversized
Release Date: September 7, 2016

 

Star Wars: Heroes For A New Hope HC

Writers: Mark Waid, Charles Soule and Gerry Duggan
Pencillers: Terry Dodson, Alex Maleev and Phil Noto
Cover Artists: Terry Dodson, Alex Maleev and Phil Noto

Three of the most beloved characters in the entire Star Wars saga in their own solo adventures! After Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, Leia Organa is a princess without a world! But she still feels a duty to her people. Can she save the remaining Alderaanians from the might of the Galactic Empire? Before master of charm Lando Calrissian joined the Rebellion, or even ran Cloud City, he and faithful ally Lobot got by with the odd swindle and plenty of swagger. But this time, has Lando bitten off more than he can chew? Speaking of things getting Chewy, everybody’s favorite Wookiee warrior also faces some alone time after the battle of Yavin. Stranded on an Imperial-occupied planet, far away from Han Solo, will he make a new best friend? Collecting PRINCESS LEIA #1-5, LANDO #1-5 and CHEWBACCA #1-5.

Details: 344 pages, Rated T, $50.00, oversized
Release Date: November 2, 2016

 

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Release: ‘Obi-Wan & Anakin #4’ and Vader Down TPB

April 20, 2016 at 12:05 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Marvel has two new Star Wars releases today: Obi-Wan & Anakin #4 and the Vader Down TPB.

Obi-Wan and Anakin #4 (of 5)

Writer: Charles Soule
Artist/Cover Artist: Marco Checchetto

Obi-wan and Anakin are trapped on opposite sides of a war…and if they’re not careful, they’re going to get caught in the crossfire! Plus…why does Anakin want to leave the order?

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99

Vader Down TPB

Two of the biggest titles in comics collide in the first crossover of the new Marvel age of STAR WARS! When Darth Vader accidentally finds himself facing off against the rebel fleet on his own, he is sent crashing onto a nearby planet. Will the rebels seize this opportunity to put an end to one of their greatest enemies – or will they be made to feel the full power of the dark side? The Sith Lord may be down, but he isn’t out! All your favorites are here, old and new, good and evil: Luke! Vader! Leia! Aphra! Han! Threepio, Artoo, Triple-Zero and BT-1! And in a hair-raising battle of the Wookiees, Chewbacca versus Black Krrsantan! ROOOARRGH UR ROO! Collecting STAR WARS: VADER DOWN, STAR WARS (2015) #13-14 and DARTH VADER #13-15.

Details: 136 pages, Rated T, $19.99

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Negative Space #1’

April 20, 2016 at 12:04 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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This one almost slipped past my attention, but luckily I caught it. Negative Space #1 is a comic with top notch artwork and storytelling. If you’re looking for something different, strange, and deeply intriguing, then this may be just the comic you’re looking for. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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