Comic Review: ‘Doctor Aphra #2’

December 28, 2016 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Doctor Aphra #2 throws a bit of a curve ball as things get silly and the artwork gets cartoony. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Releases: ‘Star Wars #26’ and ‘The Clone Wars Vol. 1’

December 28, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Marvel has two new Star Wars releases today.

Star Wars #26

Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: Salvador Larroca
Cover Artist: Stuart Immonen
Variant Covers: Stuart Immonen (black and white variant), John Tyler Christopher (action figure variant)

With one of our rebel crew captured and imprisoned…we turn once more to the journals of Ben Kenobi…and a legendary adventure of Jedi Master…Yoda!

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99

Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Clone Wars Vol. 1 TPB

Writers: John Ostrander, Haden Blackman, Scott Allie, Jeremy Barlow and more
Pencillers: Jan Duursema, Stephen Thompson, Tomas Giorello, Brian Ching, Hoon and more
Cover Artist: Hoon

The Republic is rocked by war! As the galaxy descends into conflict, Separatists target the Republic’s crucial cloning facility — and only a squadron of Starfighters and a battalion of Jedi-led clone troopers stand in the way! Meanwhile, Naboo, home of Padmé Amidala, is the next Separatist target! How will General Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker react as the Clone Wars begin? And while the battle rages, Mace Windu struggles to reunite the divided Jedi! Peacemaker Shaak Ti goes on the offensive! Aayla Secura heads undercover! Yoda holds the fate of a world in his hands! And Count Dooku pulls all the strings! Collecting STAR WARS: REPUBLIC #49-54; STAR WARS: JEDI — MACE WINDU, SHAAK TI, AAYLA SECURA, COUNT DOOKU and YODA; and material from STAR WARS TALES #14 and #19, and STAR WARS VISIONARIES.

Details: 424 pages, Rated T, $39.99

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Marvel Star Wars Solicitations March 2017

December 22, 2016 at 7:17 pm | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Marvel, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | 1 Comment
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Marvel has released their comic solicitations for March 2017. Here is the Star Wars rundown.

 

Star Wars #29

Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: Salvador Larroca
Cover Artist: Stuart Immonen
Variant Covers: John Tyler Christopher (action figure variant), Kevin Wada (40th anniversary cover)

A problem, Yoda has. A big problem. Strong with the stonepower, this problem is. But judge it not by its size, will he.

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99
Release Date: March 1, 2017

Doctor Aphra #5

Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist: Kev Walker
Cover Artist: Kamome Shirahama
Variant Covers: Joe Quinones, and 40th anniversary cover by Marc Laming

Has Aphra actually found a lost ancient Jedi site? And if so, can she make it out with her life? And if so, will she be able to get a good price for it?

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99
Release Date: March 8, 2017

Poe Dameron #12

Writer: Charles Soule
Artist/Cover Artist: Phil Noto
Variant Covers: Bengal, and 40th anniversary cover by Leinil Yu

Poe is on the run from Terex’s forces with only C-3PO and BB-8 to help him! Can the greatest pilot in the galaxy survive without a ship? PLUS: A traitor revealed?!

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99
Release Date: March 15, 2017

Darth Maul #2 (of 5)

Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Luke Ross
Cover Artist: Rafael Albuquerque
Variant Covers: David Aja, and 40th anniversary cover by Paul Renaud

A Jedi Padawan has been captured by sinister forces…and Darth Maul is determined to find her?! This early tale of the galaxy’s deadliest Zabrak continues!

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99
Release Date: March 22, 2017

Star Wars Special Edition: A New Hope HC

Writer: Bruce Jones
Penciller: Eduardo Barreto
Cover Artist: Dave Dorman

Revisit the original space opera in a comic-book adaptation of the special edition of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, the ultimate realization of George Lucas’ creative vision! Meet young Luke Skywalker, whose destiny lies in the stars! And join him as he finds himself at the center of a Rebellion against the imposing Empire and its ruthless enforcer, Darth Vader! But what hope do the freedom fighters have of defeating the planet-destroying Imperial Death Star? With new scenes, including Han Solo’s early encounter with Jabba the Hutt, alongside classic moments with Leia, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2, Obi-Wan Kenobi and more, it’s everything you could want from Star Wars between two covers! Collecting STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE — SPECIAL EDITION #1-4.

Details: 112 pages, Rated T, $24.99, oversized trim
Release Date: April 5, 2017

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Poe Dameron #9’

December 21, 2016 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Poe Dameron #9 digs deeper into Agent Terex’s backstory while moving the plot forward and tossing Poe into the deep end. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Release: ‘Doctor Aphra #2’

December 21, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Marvel has one new Star Wars release today.

Doctor Aphra #2

Writer: Kieron Gillen
Penciller/Cover Artist: Kev Walker

BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT! Following the blockbuster finale of Darth Vader #25, the fan-favorite character begins a new journey in STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #1 – the new ongoing series coming this December! From superstar writer Kieron Gillen (Darth Vader) and fan-favorite artist Kev Walker (Marvel Zombies) comes Marvel’s first ongoing series starring an original character created in the comics! Following her time in the clutches of Darth Vader, Doctor Aphra has barely escaped with her life. If he ever learns of her survival, he’ll hunt her to the ends of the galaxy. But for now, it’s time for a return to what she does best. With the droids 0-0-0 and BT-1 in tow, she’s off in search of rare artifacts from the galactic center to the Outer Rim and everywhere in between. Aphra’s got debts to pay after all. Just as long as she can stay one step ahead of the Empire, some Bounty Hunters and just about everyone else in the galaxy!

Details: Rated T, $3.99

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Release: ‘Poe Dameron #9’

December 14, 2016 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Marvel has one new Star Wars release today.

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Poe Dameron #9

Writer: Charles Soule
Penciller: Phil Noto
Cover Artist: Phil Noto

Poe Dameron is on a secret mission from General Organa herself…to escort none other than C-3PO on a dangerous mission to the planet Kaddak! Also: a sneak peek into Terex’s past…

Rating: Rated T, $3.99

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Doctor Aphra #1’

December 14, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | 3 Comments
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Doctor Aphra #1 packs in some good artwork and a nice little story. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Releases: ‘Doctor Aphra #1’ and TPB’s

December 7, 2016 at 12:05 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Marvel has five new Star Wars releases today.

Doctor Aphra #1

Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist: Kev Walker
Cover Artists: Kamome Shirahama, Jamie McKelvie, Elsa Charretier, Rod Reis (Droids variant), Salvadore Larroca (‘thus far’ variant cover), John Tyler Christopher (action figure variant), Annie Wu, Declan Shalvey (Droids variant), Dave Dorman

An all-new, TOP-SECRET ongoing Star Wars series begins this December…

Details: 40 pages, Rated T, $4.99

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

Star Wars: Kanan Omnibus HC

Writer: Greg Weisman
Pencillers: Pepe Larraz, Jacopo Camagni and Andrea Broccardo
Cover Artist: Mark Brooks

Discover how Jedi Padawan Caleb Dune became Kanan Jarrus, the cocky, sarcastic renegade hero of Star Wars: Rebels! As Caleb trained under Master Depa Billaba, neither one of them ever suspected that their “loyal” Clone Troopers would turn on them upon the issuing of Order 66 — the Emperor’s directive to execute all Jedi. How did Caleb Dune escape the Jedi purge? Then, journey even further back and experience Caleb’s very first adventure as a Padawan, protecting the Jedi Temple alongside his new master. As they head toward the furious Battle of Mygeeto, they’ll face one of the deadliest threats in the entire galaxy: General Grievous! Bridge the gap between the Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels! Collecting KANAN — THE LAST PADAWAN #1-5 and KANAN #6-12.

Details: 272 pages, Rated T, $34.99, oversized

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Adaptation HC

Writer: Chuck Wendig
Penciller: Luke Ross
Cover Artist: Phil Noto

It’s true — all of it! The blockbuster movie jumps from the big screen to the comic-book page! It’s been three decades since the Rebel Alliance destroyed the Death Star and toppled the Galactic Empire — but now, on the remote planet Jakku, there is a stirring in the Force. A young scavenger named Rey…a deserting Stormtrooper named Finn…an ace pilot named Poe…and a dark apprentice named Kylo Ren… Their lives are about to collide as the awakening begins. Writer Chuck Wendig (Star Wars: The Aftermath Trilogy) and artist Luke Ross (HERCULES) take us back into the saga of a lifetime! Collecting STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS ADAPTATION #1-6.

Details: 144 pages, Rated T, $24.99, oversized trim

Star Wars: Poe Dameron Vol. 1 — Black Squadron TPB

Writers: Charles Soule and Chris Eliopoulos
Pencillers: Phil Noto and Chris Eliopoulos
Cover Artist: Phil Noto

Poe Dameron, former Republic flyer turned Resistance fighter, is the best pilot in the galaxy. Hand-picked for the resistance by General Leia Organa to lead a squadron on a top-secret and vital mission, Poe sets off to investigate sites of historical importance to the Force — revealing backstory leading directly into The Force Awakens! Follow Poe and his X-Wing squadron on covert missions against the First Order, brought to you by writer Charles Soule (STAR WARS: LANDO, DAREDEVIL) and artist Phil Noto (STAR WARS: CHEWBACCA, BLACK WIDOW)! Collecting POE DAMERON #1-6.

Details: 144 pages, Rated T, $19.99

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Black Science #26’

December 7, 2016 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Image, Reviews, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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Black Science #26 takes a walk on the wild side as Block throws a party with all his evil dimensional selves and a bunch of alien dancers. Elsewhere, Pia embarks on an adventure that may prove more dangerous than she expected. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Star Wars Annual #2’

December 7, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Star Wars wraps up their run this year with Star Wars Annual #2. This extra big issue has a story fully devoted to a brand new character and how she winds up with Leia. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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