Comic Review: ‘Rogue One #6’

September 13, 2017 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Rogue One #6 is the last issue in the Rogue One comic adaptation. Surprisingly, this one ends with a bit a of bang, enough to warrant checking this one out whether you’ve read–or liked–the others or not. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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Comic Review: ‘Darth Vader #5’

September 13, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Darth Vader #5 dips deep into lightsaber lore as we see Vader bleed his very own lightsaber crystal. Click here to read our review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

September 8, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Del Rey, Events, IDW, Marvel, Movies, News, Random House, Regular Feature, 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

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Comic Review: ‘Seven to Eternity #9’

September 6, 2017 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Image, Reviews, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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Seven to Eternity #9 is out today from Image Comics and wraps up the second arc of the series. There’s some great storytelling and artwork in this one. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Releases: ‘Darth Vader #5’, ‘Rogue One #6’, ‘Star Wars Adventures #1’ & More

September 6, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, IDW, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Marvel has five new Star Wars releases today and IDW has one new Star Wars release with Star Wars Adventures #1 (two different covers available).

Darth Vader #5

Writer: Charles Soule
Artist/Cover Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli
Variant Cover: Terry Dodson

He began his journey as a Jedi with wonder and hope. Now it is time to put away childish things. Vader’s first and most vital test as a Sith concludes.

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99

Rogue One #6 (of 6)

Writer: Jody Houser
Artist: Emilio Laiso
Cover Artist: Phil Noto

Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor, along with their ragtag team of Rebel activists, are on the hunt for the Imperial Death Star plans. But the Empire is not going to back down without a fight. Will the Rebels succeed? Or with the Empire destroy them without batting an eye? Read the conclusion of the epic blockbuster film!

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99

Star Wars: Darth Vader Omnibus HC

Writers: Kieron Gillen and Jason Aaron
Pencillers: Salvador Larroca, Mike Deodato Jr., Leinil Francis Yu and more
Cover Artist: Kaare Andrews

One of the greatest antagonists in all of fiction rises again! Fresh from a stinging defeat at the hands of the Rebel Alliance, Darth Vader must reassert the Empire’s iron grip on the galaxy. But will his personal desire for vengeance against the young Jedi who destroyed the Death Star distract from Vader’s duty to the Emperor? As a fateful quest begins, the Dark Lord of the Sith will face new threats to his power. And as other villains old and new play their part — from Boba Fett and Jabba the Hutt to diabolical debutant Aphra and the killer droids Triple-Zero and BeeTee-One — will Vader’s imperial march continue, or will his schemes prove his undoing? Collecting DARTH VADER #1-25 and ANNUAL #1, STAR WARS: VADER DOWN and STAR WARS (2015) #13-14.

Details: 736 pages, Rated T, $100.00

Darth Maul TPB

Writers: Cullen Bunn and Chris Eliopoulos
Pencillers: Luke Ross and Chris Eliopoulos
Cover Artist: Rod Reis

Raised on hate, fear and anger — steeped in the ways of darkness — and trained to kill! Darth Maul’s time as apprentice to Darth Sidious has long been cloaked in shadows; now, at last, his tale of revenge is revealed! It’s a story of rage unleashed as Darth Maul prepares for his first encounter with the hated Jedi. But when a Jedi Padawan is captured by sinister forces, why is Maul so determined to find her? And what’s the role of the band of bounty hunters that includes Cad Bane and Aurra Sing? Get to know the galaxy’s deadliest Zabrak like never before! Collecting DARTH MAUL #1-5.

Details: 112 pages, Rated T, $16.99

Star Wars: The Marvel UK Omnibus HC

Writers: Archie Goodwin, Chris Claremont, John Stokes, Alan Moore, Steve Moore, Steve Parkhouse and more
Pencillers: Walt Simonson, Dave Cockrum, Carmine Infantino, Steve Moore, Adolfo Buylla, Alan Davis, John Stokes and more
Cover Artist: Tony DeZuniga

All your favorite Star Wars characters, from Luke Skywalker to Darth Vader to the Ewoks, in sensational adventures first published a long time ago and far, far away — in Britain in the ’70s and ’80s! Now, for the first time, these rarely-seen tales are collected in a single hardcover — along with a veritable treasure trove of UK-exclusive covers, pinups, posters, articles, interviews, star profiles, activities and other goodies never before seen by American eyes! Savor early stories by classic British creators, tales slated for the U.S. series but never published in America, and fascinating Star Wars rarities you didn’t know existed! Collecting STAR WARS WEEKLY #60, #94-99 and #104-115; EMPIRE STRIKES BACK MONTHLY #149, #151 and #153-157; STAR WARS MONTHLY #159; EWOKS ANNUAL 1989; STAR WARS: THE OFFICIAL COLLECTORS’ EDITION; and material from PIZZAZZ #10-16.

Details: 808 pages, Rated T, $100.00

Star Wars Adventures #1

Writer: Cavan Scott
Artist/Cover Artist: Derek Charm
Variant Cover: Elsa Charretier

Introducing an exciting new era in all-ages Star Wars comics! Each issue in this monthly series will feature two stories, starring your favorite Star Wars characters from all the films! This debut issue will reveal Rey’s early adventures on Jakku as well as a comical tale of clone catastrophe!

Details: $3.99

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Releases: ‘Star Wars #35’ and ‘Mace Windu #1’

August 30, 2017 at 12:03 am | Posted in Comic Books, IDW, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Marvel has two new Star Wars releases today. IDW also has a new release, the Star Wars The Force Awakens graphic novel.

Star Wars #35

Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: Salvador Larroca
Cover Artist: Mike Mayhew
Variant Cover Artists: Amy Reeder (40th anniversary cover), John Tyler Christopher (action figure variant)

Two issues featuring tales of the Star Wars underworld! First, Sana and Lando join forces on Coruscant to swindle some credits! Then, Han and Chewie go back to smuggling…for a Hutt?!

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99

Jedi of the Republic: Mace Windu #1 (of 5)

Writer: Matt Owens
Artist: Denys Cowan
Cover Artist: Jesus Saiz
Variant Cover Artists: Rahzzah (variant cover), Russell Dauterman (40th anniversary cover), Javier Rodriguez (homage variant cover)

For over a thousand generations, the Jedi have been the peacekeepers of the galaxy…but now, at the dawn of the Clone Wars, they find themselves in a new role: generals in the Army of the Republic. As Mace Windu, one of the Jedi’s greatest warriors, leads a small unit of Jedi into battle shortly after the war begins, the Jedi must make peace with their new role, or be lost to the violence around them!

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99

Star Wars The Force Awakens (Graphic Novel)

Writer: Alessandro Ferrari
Artists: Igor Chimisso, Simone Buonfantino, Massimo Rocca, Davide Turotti and Studio Kawaii
Cover Artist: Eric Jones

Prepare for the Holiday 2017 blockbuster film, Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, with this comic adaptation of The Force Awakens, published in the U.S. for the first time! Faithfully capturing the galaxy-spanning action of The Force Awakens, join Rey, Finn, BB-8, Kylo Ren, and all your favorite characters, new and old, on the adventure of a lifetime! Experience Episode VII in a whole new way before catching the new movie in theaters later this year! This beautiful graphic novel combines the awe-inspiring wonder of Star Wars with the streamlined designs of Disney animation, making it a must-read for longtime fans and a great introduction for newcomers!

Details: 80 pages, Ages 10 – 14, $9.99

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Comic Review: ‘Doctor Aphra Annual #1’

August 30, 2017 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Doctor Aphra Annual #1 reveals Black Krrsantan’s backstory and explains a little bit of how Aphra’s auction party came to be. Click here to read our full review.

Comic Review: ‘Cassian & K-2SO #1’

August 30, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, rogue one, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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The Cassian & K-2SO #1 one shot is kind of underwhelming. Once again, Marvel throws in some average artwork and an unambitious story for a comic that kind of falls flat. Click here for our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

August 25, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Del Rey, Events, IDW, Marvel, Movies, News, Random House, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Television, The Clone Wars, trailers, Video Games | 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 check out an except from Delilah S. Dawson’s upcoming novel Phasma on the official Star Wars website.
  • Edelweiss has a couple new entries. First up, Star Wars Lightsabers: A Guide to Weapons of the Force by Pablo Hidalgo.

Star Wars Lightsabers: A Guide to Weapons of the Force
Pablo Hidalgo
FRONTLIST | March 13, 2018
9780760355404, 0760355401
Hardcover
$19.99
Juvenile Fiction / Science Fiction
Ages 8 And Up, Grades 3 to 17
68 pages
8 in Wdth | 11.1 in Lgth

Explore lightsabers from the inside out through history, detailed stats, and epic photos with this treasury of the galaxy’s most famous lightsabers and their masters.
Not as clumsy as a blaster; an elegant weapon, for a more civilized age—lightsabers are the agents of the Force, the chosen weapon of both the Jedi and the Sith. This new and updated version of Star Wars Lightsabers: A Guide to Weapons of the Force explores these powerful weapons from tip to hilt, diving into the stories that surround them and showcasing some of the most fascinating examples.

Study the galaxy’s most notable lightsabers and the masters who wielded them, from Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi, to Rey and Kylo Ren. Every featured lightsaber includes a close-up of its one-of-a-kind hilt, a photo of the Jedi or Sith master in action. Each page is filled with detailed statistics, fascinating insights, and little-known facts.

Along with stories and details, this updated version of Star Wars Lightsabers features key foldout pages that let you get even closer and comes with a mini replica lightsaber. From the most famous lightsabers to the most notable lightsabers duels in galactic history, this otherworldly volume captures it all.

  • And there’s Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles by DK Books.

Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles
DK
FRONTLIST | On Sale Date: April 3, 2018
9781465466655, 1465466657
Hardcover
$16.99
Juvenile Nonfiction / Media Tie-In
Ages 8 to 12, Grades 3 to 7
208 pages
9.2 in H | 7.2 in W | 1.3 lb Wt

  • Halo: Retribution by Troy Denning will be out soon and Troy has posted a second excerpt.

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IDW Star Wars Solicitations November 2017

August 24, 2017 at 3:51 pm | Posted in Art, Comic Books, IDW, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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IDW has posted their comic solicitations for November 2017. Here is the Star Wars rundown.

Star Wars Adventures #4

Writers: Ben Acker and Ben Blacker
Artist/Cover Artist: Eric Jones
Variant Cover: Nathan Greno

A young Mattis Banz dreams of one day being like his heroes, Luke and Leia. Little does he know that in days past, the famous siblings once made a royal mess of an important mission with the easy-to-provoke Sarkans!

Details: 32 pages, $3.99
Release Date: November 15, 2017

Star Wars: The Classic Newspaper Comics, Vol. 2

Writer: Archie Goodwin
Artists: Al Williamson and Alfredo Alcala
Cover Artist: Al Williamson

Reprints for the first time the classic Star Wars newspaper strip in its complete format. No other edition includes each Sunday page title header and “bonus” panels in their meticulously restored original color. The epic seven-days-a-week sagas begin with “Han Solo at Stars’ End,” based on the novel by Brian Daley, adapted by Archie Goodwin and Alfredo Alcala, followed by seven complete adventures by the storied team of Archie Goodwin and artist Al Williamson. The pair had previously worked together on Creepy, Eerie, and Blazing Combat comics magazines, the Flash Gordon comic book, and 13 years on the Secret Agent Corrigan newspaper strip. They seamlessly shifted gears to take over, at George Lucas’s request, the Star Wars newspaper strip. Included are all strips from October 6, 1980 to February 8, 1981.

Details: Hardcover, B&@, $49.99, 296 pages, 11” x 8.5”, ISBN: 978-1-68405-053-6

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