Around the Web

June 10, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Interview, Marvel, Regular Feature, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web roundup of Star Wars news and beyond.

Book News

  • Christie Golden‘s novelization of Warcraft came out this week.
  • Edelweiss has updated their entry on Star Wars: Complete Locations. It will be written by Jason Fry with artwork by Kemp Remillard.

Comic News

  • There’s only 2 days left to back John Ostrander and Jan Duursema‘s comic project Hexer Dusk.
  • Marvel.com has an interview with Mike Mayhew covering his work on Star Wars.
  • StarWars.com talks with Charles SouleJoe Caramagna and Heather Antos about Poe Dameron.
  • Buzz Comics has a preview for Star Wars #20 and Han Solo #1.

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Podcasts in Review

June 2, 2016 at 12:02 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Assembly of Geeks: DC Comics Rebirth and TV Trailers Review starts with Matt Moore giving the rundown on DC’s Rebirth event, then they cover the trailers for upcoming TV shows and the slew of time travel series. Fun episode.

Awards Chatter: Ray Liotta episode is a great interview with Ray as he talks about his career, being adopted, how he eventually got into acting, his initial movie roles, improving the funny scene with Joe Pesci in Goodfellas, and his latest role on the show Shades of Blue.

Blabba the Hutt: Episode 22 starts with their quick thoughts on Bloodline, then Jamie talks with Degobabe about the filming in Ireland, Kate talks with Truck Torrence about the Star Wars emojis he created, going over his creative process and style and getting early BB-8 images. After that, Jamie talks with Star Wars actors Mike Edmunds and Jay Benedict who recount some of their Star Wars experiences. Good episode. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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…

Podcasts in Review

April 28, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

501stCast: Episode 94 covers news, their thoughts on the Rogue One trailer which is kind of funny since they do it from an Imperial viewpoint, troop reports including a visit to the White House, upcoming events and more.

Aggressive Negotiations: Issue 010 goes back to Legends as they talk about EU books that are still worth reading, touching on different eras, and their favorites. Excellent episode for fans who want to get an idea of which books they should try out. They even touch on some of their favorite canon comics and novels.

Aggressive Negotiations: Issue 011 discusses lightsabers. From the light side to the dark side, their favorites, the colors, creating them and more. Nice discussion.

Aggressive Negotiations: Issue 012 goes over The Force Awakens Blu-ray special features and how low it compares to other special features. I have to agree, the special features for TFA were nothing to gloat about and were pretty disappointing. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Podcasts in Review

April 21, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | 1 Comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Beyond the Vote: Episode #006 covers a bad week for Trump as he talks abortion, the numbers involved for delegates, and what’s in store for the convention. Riley and Scott take politics and make it interesting. It’s noteworthy when each week one of the podcasts I look forward to most has nothing to do with Star Wars.

Blast Points: Episode 17 continues to raise the bar as Jason interviews Star Wars author J.W. Rinzler. I’ve heard Jason do a handful of interviews, and he always does a top notch job with some excellent questions. In this episode he talks with Rinzler about his first exposure to Star Wars, getting a job at Lucasfilm, making the Making Of books, and tries to get in a question about the Making of The Force Awakens, which unfortunately gets shot down. Good try though. They wrap up with some quick Star Wars favorite questions to finish off a fun interview. Be sure to give this one a listen.

Bombad Radio: Episode 236 features a Rogue One roundtable discussion with Jeremiah, James, Jason, Gabe and author Adam Bray as they give a full breakdown of the trailer with some excellent observations and connections. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Podcasts in Review

April 7, 2016 at 12:00 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review. Warning, Star Wars Rebels spoilers below.

Aggressive Negotiations: Issue 009 is the second part of their Breaking Anakin discussion. They talk about why Yoda should have trained Anakin, Anakin living a lie, whether giving him a padawan was a good idea, Padme’s role in Anakin’s fall, and whether Obi-Wan was to blame. Great discussion.

Blast Points: Episode 13 is devoted to the Star Wars Rebels finale “Twilight of the Apprentice.” They talk about the great use of Maul, why Yoda sent Ezra to Malachor, the look of Vader’s face, Kanan being blind, and where the series will go from here. Great mini-episode with fun discussion and some humor.

Brews and Blasters: Episode #64 dives right into the Star Wars Rebels season two finale “Twilight of the Apprentice.” They talk about punches being pulled with deaths off screen, Kanan now being Ram Kota, listener feedback on the finale, Maul being there, where his lightsaber came from, what happened to the Darksaber, Mike Audette joins them as they get into Maul being over Kenobi, Vader battle damage. Dengar Dan jumps in and they talk helicopter lightsabers, Ezra’s lightsaber being destroyed, the temple guard connection, and is Ahsoka alive. Courtney joins them as they discuss whether Ahsoka’s story should have come to an end, what did Yoda send them after, Yoda and bad advice, Ezra and the Sith holocron, Vader’s eyebrow, and there’s one more guest, Mike McDonald. It’s a fun roundtable discussion. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Around the Web

April 1, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Comic Books, Interview, Marvel, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • Paul S. Kemp‘s next novel, A Conversation in Blood, now has a cover!

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Podcasts in Review

March 31, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Aggressive Negotiations: Issue 008 begins a multi-episode on the fall of Anakin Skywalker. In this episode they talk about his conception in the Force and whether that was caused by Palpatine, whether Anakin should have been taken or left on Tatooine, choosing Jedi masters for him, his relationship with Padme and the Jedi’s knowledge of it, whether giving him an apprentice was a good idea, and whether his fall is even sadder after Star Wars: The Clone Wars. It’s a good discussion of all things Anakin.

Bantha Fodder: Episode 6 starts out with some miscellaneous topics, from drones to kidney stones, but things get pretty good when the main discussion kicks in. They talk about whether Rey caused Han to die in The Force Awakens. Did she push Kylo Ren into having to prove himself or did Snoke motivate him to take the leap? They throw down their arguments as each host tries to convince the other. Good one to check out. While there is a good argument for Rey leading to Han’s death, I think she’s more of a catalyst than a cause.

Beyond the Vote: Episode 002 is a solo episode with just Riley following the Carolina debate. I have to admit the podcast just doesn’t have the same dynamic without Scott. Together, they make a great team, but the solo episode wasn’t as good. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Around the Web

March 25, 2016 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Conventions, Interview, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Aftermath Trilogy update – Life Debt is currently slated for July 19, 2016 and Empire’s End is slated for January 17, 2017.
  • Martha Wells’ fans can pick up Stories of the Raksura Book II for just a $1.99 for Amazon Kindle.

Convention & Event News

  • Mad Monster Party is March 25 to 27 in Charlotte, NC. Star Wars guests include Jeremy Bulloch.
  • Dutch Comic Con is March 26 to 27th in Utrecht, Netherlands. Star Wars guests include Paul Blake.
  • Greedy Goblin Con is March 27 in Dorchester, England. Star Wars guests include Paul Blake, Mike Edmonds, Alan Flyng, Paul Markham, David Prowse and Paul Warren.

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Around the Web

March 18, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Dark Horse, Events, Interview, Marvel, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, 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

  • Becker & Mayer is coming out with a new Star Wars book called Stormtroopers: The Ultimate Guide.

Star Wars: Stormtroopers is the definitive guide to these imposing soldiers
from the galaxy far, far away—from their creation and design to their many
roles and iterations as well as their resonance in popular-culture fandom. This
book explores the world’s endless fascination with these elite warriors and
celebrates all things stormtrooper, featuring replica memorabilia and interviews
about their evolution in the new chapter of Star Wars history.

Details: $45.00, Hardcover, 23.5 cm x 33.65 cm, 176 pages (6 gatefolds)

  • You can also catch a preview of Claudia Gray‘s Bloodlines by checking out the preview for the paperback version of Aftermath on Amazon. Just scroll down to the end.
  • There’s some new info out on the Star Wars Propaganda book by Pablo Hidalgo (coming October 5, 2016).

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