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August 26, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, Regular Feature, Toys | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • Author Timothy Zahn was awarded the 2016 Life Achievement Award by the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers.
  • Author Jason Fry talks about his new book Star Wars: Aliens of the Galaxy on StarWars.com.
  • Did you spot the Tuckerization of Star Wars author Kevin Hearne in Aftermath: Life Debt?
  • Edelweiss has a new entry for the Art of Coloring Star Wars: Rogue which looks kind of neat. It’s a 128 page coloring book targeted for young adults and will be out December 20 from Disney Lucasfilm Press.

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Comic Review: ‘Poe Dameron #5’

August 24, 2016 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Poe Dameron #5 dives into some droid action as Black Squadron relies on BB-8 and their astromechs to save the day. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Releases: ‘Star Wars #22’ & ‘The Force Awakens #3’

August 24, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Marvel has two new Star Wars releases today.

Star Wars #22

Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: Jorge Molina
Cover Artist: Mike Deodato
Variant Cover: John Tyler Christopher (action figure variant), Mike Deodato (sketch variant)

The Star Destroyer Harbinger, a massive weapon of Imperial war. Also the target of the rebels’ new top-secret plan. Join Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Leia Organa for “The Last Flight of the Harbinger”!

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Adaptation #3 (of 6)

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

Rey and Finn escaped Jakku in the Millennium Falcon and teamed up with Han Solo and Chewbacca! But they’re not in the clear yet — there be RATHTARS! Meanwhile, Kylo Ren meets with the mysterious Supreme Leader Snoke! The search for Luke Skywalker continues!

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Star Wars Solicitations November 2016

August 23, 2016 at 8:05 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 November 2016. Here is the full Star Wars rundown.

Poe Dameron #8
Writer: Charles Soule
Artist/Cover Artist: Phil Noto, variant cover by Rod Reis

New Story Arc Starts Here! Agent Terex has sworn vengeance against Poe Dameron! But how does he always seem to know what Black Squadron is doing? Could there truly be a traitor in their midst?

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99
Release Date: November 2, 2016

The Force Awakens Adaptation #6 (of 6)
Writer: Chuck Wendig
Artist: Luke Ross
Cover Artist: Paolo Rivera, variant cover and sketch cover variant by Esad Ribic

It’s the Resistance vs the First Order as the attack on Starkiller Base continues! Meanwhile, Rey must use a lightsaber for the first time in a battle against Kylo Ren! Will the Resistance finally find the mysterious location of the vanished Jedi Luke Skywalker? The saga continues!

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99
Release Date: November 9, 2016

Star Wars #25
Writers: Jason Aaron and Chris Eliopoulos
Artists: Jorge Molina and Chris Eliopoulos
Cover Artist: Mike Deodato Jr., sketch cover variant by Mike Deodato Jr., and IG-88 action cover variant by John Tyler Christopher

Rebel crew vs. SCAR Troopers for the fate of the Harbinger! PLUS: An all-new Artoo-Deetoo adventure!

Details: 40 pages, Rated T, $4.99
Release Date: November 23, 2016

Star Wars Annual #2
Writer: Kelly Thompson
Artist: Emilio Laiso
Cover Artist: Mike Mayhew, variant cover by Elsa Charretier

Princess Leia is on a top-secret dangerous mission that brings her to a planet that wants no part of the war against the Empire. But when an injury threatens to end her mission, can she inspire that rebel spirit in those who just want to keep their heads down? Writer Kelly Thompson (A-FORCE) and artist Emilio Laiso (GODS OF WAR) bring us an all-new tale of Alderaan’s last monarch in action!

Details: 40 pages, Rated T, $4.99
Release Date: November 30, 2016

Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope TPB
Writer: Roy Thomas
Penciller: Howard Chaykin
Cover Artist: Adi Granov

The original comics adaptation of the greatest space-fantasy film of all is remastered for the modern age with all-new coloring by Chris Sotomayor! Weeks before George Lucas’ first Star Wars film hit theaters, Marvel gave fans their first look at Luke Skywalker, boldly asking: “Will he save the galaxy, or destroy it?” You may know the answer, but that doesn’t spoil the fun of seeing Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope like never before — including scenes that never made the silver screen! When Princess Leia is taken prisoner, Luke, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO and R2-D2 ride to the rescue and take on Darth Vader in his awesome Death Star. It’s six against a galaxy — one that’s far, far away and a long time ago! May the Force be with you, in the mighty Marvel manner! Collecting STAR WARS (1977) #1-6.

Details: 128 pages, Rated T, $19.99
Release Date: December 7, 2016

Star Wars: Han Solo TPB
Writer: Marjorie Liu
Penciller: Mark Brooks
Cover Artist: Olivier Coipel

Everyone’s favorite scoundrel goes Solo! Han is given a top-secret undercover mission for the Rebellion: rescuing several informants and spies! His cover for the assignment? Only the biggest and most infamous starship race in the galaxy, the Dragon Void—a tournament he has dreamt of winning his entire life. With a chance of glory, can Han keep his mind on the mission? Or is failing Leia worse than losing? If that wasn’t enough, there’s also the small matter of finding a traitor within the Rebellion. As the Dragon Void heats up, can a certain Wookiee pal lend a hand in the mole hunt? Place your bets for the ultimate space race! Our money’s on Han and the Millennium Falcon — after all, it’s the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs! Collecting HAN SOLO #1-5.

Details: 112 PGS./Rated T …$16.99
Release Date: January 4, 2017

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

August 19, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, Movies, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, trailers | Leave a comment

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

Art News

  • Dave Dorman did a cool personal painting of Rey and BB-8.

Book News

  • The release date for Aftermath: Empire’s End has been slightly adjust. It will now be coming out on February 21, 2017 (moved from January 21st).
  • Edelweiss has some new entries and updates.

Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia (by DK Books)

Release Date: April 4, 2017
$40.00, Hardcover, 360 pages, 11.9 in H | 9.9 in W

With a galaxy of information on every page, Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia is the perfect illustrated guide to everything Star Wars.

The saga in more than 3000 characters, vehicles, droids and objects.

With a galaxy of information on every page, Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia is the perfect illustrated guide to everything Star Wars.

This beautiful visual tour of the Star Wars universe includes gallery upon gallery of stunning images and fascinating facts. The object-themed spreads focus down onto hundreds of topics, from Star Wars fashion and food, to vehicles and creatures. Explore a range of droids, from medical to spy droid, or discover the different snacks you can eat in the Star Wars universe.

A virtual museum in a book, DK’s Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia is the perfect pictorial companion to that galaxy far, far away….

Unique approach: A unique, taxonomical approach to Star Wars, with five chapters: geography, science & technology, history, culture and nature. Objects are arranged according to increasingly narrowing categories, e.g. Culture » Fashion » Helmets.

Visual: Carefully curated images that allow the reader to explore the Star Wars story picture by picture and special feature boxes and sidebars will pull out items in more detail, display movie action shots and delve into cross-sections.

Star Wars Box Set Slipcase (by Marvel)

Release Date: April 18, 2017
$350.00, Hardcover, 784 pages, 1st Print: 18K

Celebrate Star Wars with a box set that you’ll need to be Force strong to lift! Enjoy adaptations of every film in the series so far, plus a special prelude to Episode VII-The Force Awakens. Follow Luke Skywalker and the Rebels into all new adventures with the first collection of Marvel’s best-selling new Star Wars series, and turn to the Dark Side with Darth Vader’s own debut volume! Then savor a stunning gallery of Star Wars covers by Marvel’s greatest artists. It’s the ultimate celebration of cinema’s greatest sci-fi epic in comic book form!

Star Wars Rogue One Rebel Dossier (by Disney Book Group)

Release Date: December 20, 2016
$12.99, Hardcover, 64 pages, 1st Print: 150K

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New Release: ‘Poe Dameron #5’ and Star Wars Vol. 3 Rebel Jail

August 17, 2016 at 12:04 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Marvel has two new Star Wars releases today.

Star Wars: Poe Dameron #5

Writer: Charles Soule
Artist/Cover Artist: Phil Noto
Variant Cover: Cameron Stewart

Black Squadron’s been locked away in a Republic prison! But they’re not locked in there with us, they’re locked in with…Terrex?! Can Poe and co. get the info they need and get free?

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99

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

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘I Hate Fairyland #8’

August 17, 2016 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Image, Reviews | Leave a comment
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I Hate Fairyland #8 is out today from Image Comics. This one changes things up a bit as the middle part of the issue features a guest artist. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Darth Vader #24’

August 17, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Reviews, Star Wars, Marvel | Leave a comment
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Darth Vader #24 sets up the endgame with only one issue left. With flashbacks and living nightmares, Vader rises to conquer his enemies, but what will he be left to face in the final issue? Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

August 12, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Marvel, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Kevin Hearne is working on a collection of Iron Druid short stories called Besieged which will be out next summer. Omnivoracious has a short interview with him that you can check out here.
  • Pre-orders are now up for Paul S. Kemp‘s next novel A Conversation In Blood. This is part of his ongoing Egil & Nix series.

Comic News

Convention & Event News

Registration is now open for the runDisney The Dark Side Star Wars Half Marathon. Continue Reading Around the Web…

Comic Review: ‘Prometheus #3’

August 10, 2016 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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Life and Death: Prometheus #3 is out today from Dark Horse Comics. While there isn’t a ton of action in this issue, it does move the story forward. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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