Around the Web

July 22, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Interview, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, SDCC, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • The artist for the Thrawn cover has been revealed and they have a nice behind-the-scenes look at some of the early concepts and alternate takes they did. Two Dots also designed some of the awesome looking Brazilian Star Wars covers such as Darth Plagueis.
  • Early copies of Ahsoka are out at SDCC.

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Timothy Zahn Q&A

July 18, 2016 at 4:41 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Interview, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Hot on the heels of the Thrawn announcement, StarWars.com has an interview with author Timothy Zahn talking about the character, the show, and his upcoming novel.

Q: Can you give us any hints about the story and what readers will learn in the new book?

Thrawn will span several years of the Star Wars timeline, beginning with his first encounter with the Empire and ending just before the opening of Rebels Season 3.

Click here to read the full interview.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Forthcoming Star Wars Books

July 17, 2016 at 9:52 am | Posted in Books, CEII, Celebration, Del Rey, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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del-reyQuick recap on Del Rey news out of Star Wars Celebration Europe.

  • James Luceno is writing a prequel novel for Rogue One called Catalyst which “will help fill in more story.”
  • Timothy Zahn is writing Thrawn, which is also a prequel novel, and set prior to the events of Star Wars Rebels Season 3.
  • Alexander Freed, who wrote Twilight Company, will be writing the novelization for Rogue One.
Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Thrawn is Coming!

July 16, 2016 at 9:40 am | Posted in Books, CEII, Celebration, News, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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At the Star Wars Rebel panel at Star Wars Celebration Europe, they confirmed and showed off Grand Admiral Thrawn for Season 3 plus a brand new novel by Timothy Zahn called Thrawn coming April 2017!

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Here’s the full trailer for Star Wars Rebels Season 3 which includes Thrawn as seen above.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

‘Rogue One: Catalyst’ Cover and Author Reveal!

July 16, 2016 at 6:36 am | Posted in Books, Celebration, Conventions, Del Rey, Miscellaneous, News, rogue one, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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imageMore exciting news keeps flowing from the Star Wars Celebration in Europe! Today, the official cover art for Catalyst has been released, as well as James Luceno being announced as the author!

This will be Luceno’s second novel after Tarkin to take place in the new canon. Luceno had previously been a profilic writer in the now-titled Star Wars Legends line. Rogue One: Catalyst is due out on October 4th of this year!

Posted By: Ryan for Roqoo Depot

Star Wars Celebration Europe

July 15, 2016 at 6:03 pm | Posted in CEII, Celebration, Conventions, Events, Interview, Movies, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment

If you missed the livestream, YouTube has you covered. Here’s a Star Wars Celebration Europe playlist of videos for both panels and interviews. Updated for all three days.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

July 8, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Celebration, Collecting, Conventions, Del Rey, Events, News, Random House, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • The cover for Aftermath: Empire’s End by Chuck Wendig was revealed. The is the final book in the trilogy and will be out early 2017.

  • Meanwhile Aftermath: Life Debt by Chuck Wendig will be out next week and if you get it at Barnes & Noble, it will include a two sided poster (art by Chris Reiff and Chris Trevas).

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Around the Web

June 17, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Interview, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Toys, trailers, Video Games | Leave a comment

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

Art News

Comic News

  • StarWars.com has an interview with Han Solo writer Marjorie Liu.
  • There’s a new printing coming from Marvel of the old Star Wars newspaper strip comics. Volume 1 has a page up on AmazonStar Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Newspaper Strip Vol. 1 is slated for release next February.

Convention & Event News

Some more Star Wars Celebration Europe guests have been announced: Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Jeremy Bulloch and Daniel Logan. Continue Reading Around the Web…

Databurst From the 501st

June 1, 2016 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

501stLogoLatest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from June 1 to 7th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

June 1

  • Central Garrison will be in Omaha, NE for the Make-A-Wish send off at Blocks and Bricks.
  • Outer Rim Garrison will be in Vancouver, BC for CKNW Orphan’s Fund Playland Picnic from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM.

June 2

  • Austrian Garrison will be at the film premiere of Regrets of the Past.
  • Midwest Garrison will be in Peoria, IL for the Children’s Hospital visit.
  • Northeast Remnant Garrison will be at Tenefly STEM Night.

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Star Wars Comic Solicitations for August 2016

May 19, 2016 at 6:11 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 August 2016. Here’s the Star Wars rundown including a look at the cover for the last Darth Vader comic.

Star Wars: Han Solo #3 (of 5)

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

As The Dragon Void race gets more intense…Han’s rebel mission gets more deadly! Can the Falcon hold up to one of the most intense flights of its career? What’s worse for Han…failing Leia? Or losing a race?

Details: 32 pages, Rate T, $3.99
Release Date: August 3, 2016

Star Wars: Darth Vader #24 (of 25)

Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist/Cover Artist: Salvador Larroca
Variant Cover: John Tyler Christopher (action figure variant)

Vader is lost in his inner mindscape, lost in visions of the Force! Is he truly more machine now than man? Or can he fight his way back from the brink?

Details: 32 pages, Rate T, $3.99
Release Date: August 10, 2016

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
Release Date: August 17, 2016

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Adaptation #3 (of 5)

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
Release Date: August 24, 2016

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
Release Date: August 24, 2016

Star Wars: Darth Vader #25 (of 25)

Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist: Salvador Larroca
Cover Artist: Juan Gimenez
Variant Covers: Adi Granov, Jamie McKelvie, Michael Cho, KaMome Shirahama, Joe Quesada, Chris Samnee, Sara Pichelli, Cliff Chiang, Salvador Larroca, John Tyler Christopher

It has all built up to this! Vader’s trials against Cylo’s creations! His machinations against the Emperor! His covert missions with Doctor Aphra and her murderous droids! All comes to fruition in an oversized 40-page issue by the stellar team of Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca! You won’t want to miss this ending!

Details: 56 pages, Rated T, $5.99
Release Date: August 31, 2016

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
Release Date: December 7, 2016

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