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March 31, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Celebration, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars News, trailers | Leave a comment

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Book News

  • Chuck Wendig’s Aftermath: Life Debt came out this week in paperback and includes the short story “Blade Squadron: Kuat.”
  • Jason Fry has posted his author’s notes for The Secret Academy Part 1 and Part 2.
  • Troy Denning has a new HALO novel slated for later this year called HALO: Retribution. You can pre-order it on Amazon. Details are scarce at the moment though Troy had hinted earlier this year that he was working on a tie-in book.

Comic News

Convention & Event News

In Celebration news, Mark Hamill and Denis Lawson have been announced, and there’s a look at the Star Wars merchandise. Del Rey has also updated their con schedule. The full list of events and panels can be found here, and Jedi News has a nice roundup of the Podcast Stage. Continue Reading Around the Web…

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March 24, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Celebration, Conventions, Events, Interview, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

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  • Dave Dorman had a nice update for his Star Wars fans, “Because I am not going to SW Celebration this year, I don’t want my fans, old and new, to miss out on any Dorman SW prints. So for one week prior to Celebration, I will have a sale on my SW artist proofs. This will probably run from April 4-12. Keep it tuned here on FB for more as we get closer. I am working on a new small oil painting of DARTH MAUL. I will have that to show and sell towards the end of the week.” You can watch Dave paint Darth Maul right here.

Book News

  • Author Jason Fry has posted part 1 and part 2 of his author notes for Imperial Justice.
  • Update from author Paul S. Kemp via Facebook, “In vague writing news, finished a novel outline and am now pondering a short story for a cool antho.” That novel outline may or may not be related to the tie-in novel he mentioned he was working on in his January reddit AMA.

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March 17, 2017 at 12:10 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Del Rey, Events, Marvel, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, Toys | Leave a comment
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Book News

  • This one is beyond Star Wars, but written by Star Wars authors. Kevin Hearne and Delilah S. Dawson will be teaming up to write a book called Kill The Farm Boy which will be published by Del Rey. It’s quite the tongue and cheek title, and given the authors involved, this one will probably be a lot of fun. Here’s the project in Kevin’s own words…

About a year ago my buddy Delilah S. Dawson and I were killing an hour in the Dallas airport and we came up with an idea for messing with fantasy tropes in a humorous fashion. KILL THE FARM BOY was born. Had to file it away for a while and enjoy some tacos. But a couple months ago, because of, you know, THE WORLD, we needed something lighthearted to work on as therapy. So we started writing a proposal. We outlined the book and wrote five sample chapters that made us both laugh. We also came up with ideas for a couple more books.

And what do you know? Del Rey thought they were funny too and said we can go ahead and write them! So that’s coming, friends. KILL THE FARM BOY will be out next year. Delilah and I are taking turns writing chapters while we also work on our solo projects.

I think y’all are going to dig it. We’re laughing out loud as we do this.

  • In Star Wars book news, Amazon now has a look at the cover for Star Wars: On the Frontlines by Daniel Wallace.
  • Author Paul S. Kemp has posted his short story “Continuum” online for free. This story connects Shadowstorm and Shadowrealm., books two and three of The Twilight War.

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March 3, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Del Rey, Events, Marvel, News, Random House, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

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Book News

  • USA Today has an excerpt from Timothy Zahn‘s upcoming novel Thrawn.
  • You can read Delilah S. Dawson‘s short story Scorched online for free on StarWars.com. It’s a tie-in to Star Wars: Bloodline.
  • Dey Rey revealed what stories will be in the 2017 sampler.

  • Edelweiss now has an entry for the Star Wars Stormtroopers guide which we knew Adam Bray was working on, but now we also know that Ryder Windham is involved.

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February 24, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Marvel, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Toys | Leave a comment

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Book News

  • StarWars.com has an interview with Chuck Wendig covering his latest novel Aftermath: Empire’s End.
  • E. K. Johnston‘s Ahsoka novel will be getting a paperback release on October 3, 2017. No details on the dimensions but it will be 400 pages.
  • New details are also now available on Star Wars: The Rise of a Hero by Louise Simonsson, Walter Simonsson, Tom Palmer and Laura Martin.

Star Wars: The Rise of a Hero

On Sale Date: May 30, 2017
Details: $10.99, Hardcover, Ages 6 to 8, Disney Lucasfilm Press, 48 pages

Blast into hyperspace and relive Luke Skywalker’s exciting adventure as he goes from being a farm boy on the dusty desert planet of Tatooine to the rebel pilot and hero who destroys the Empire’s most powerful weapon–the Death Star!

Star Wars: The Rise of a Hero reunites legendary Star Wars comic book creators Louise Simonsson, Walter Simonsson, and Tom Palmer, along with Laura Martin, they deliver an all-new, action-packed retelling of A New Hope just in time to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of that landmark science fantasy epic.

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February 17, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Celebration, Collecting, Conventions, Events, Fantasy, Regular Feature, Sci-Fi, Star Wars Books, Toys | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • StarWars.com has released a new except for Aftermath: Empire’s End by Chuck Wendig which will be out February 21st and will concluded the Aftermath trilogy.
  • Del Rey’s Star Wars Facebook page teased a picture that seems to indicate the new Thrawn novel will have blue page edging. Pretty cool.

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February 10, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Celebration, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, Toys | Leave a comment
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  • Marvel’s next Star Wars crossover will be The Screaming Citadel. The five issue mini-series will put Luke Skywalker and Doctor Aphra together with Jason Aaron and Kieron Gillen handling the writing. The series will kick off in May with a one shot and will alternate between series just like Vader Down. StarWars.com has more details and an interview with the writers.

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February 3, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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January 27, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, scifi/fantasy, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys, trailers | Leave a comment

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Art News

Book News

  • StarWars.com dished out some info on the upcoming Rogue One novels. First up, Rebel Rising by Beth Revis (416 page hardcover, May 2, 2017).

When Jyn Erso was five years old, her mother was murdered and her father taken from her to serve the Empire. But despite the loss of her parents she is not completely alone—Saw Gerrera, a man willing to go to any extremes necessary in order to resist Imperial tyranny, takes her in as his own, and gives her not only a home but all the abilities and resources she needs to become a rebel herself.

 Jyn dedicates herself to the cause—and the man. But fighting alongside Saw and his people brings with it danger and the question of just how far Jyn is willing to go as one of Saw’s soldiers. When she faces an unthinkable betrayal that shatters her world, Jyn will have to pull the pieces of herself back together and figure out what she truly believes in…and who she can really trust.

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January 13, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Interview, Marvel, News, Regular Feature, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

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Comic News

  • EW has a first look at the upcoming Rogue One comic adaptation that Marvel will be doing as well as an interview with the writer, Jody Houser. Emilio Laiso will be handling the interior art. Thankfully, it sounds like this adaptation will be adding lots of new stuff unlike The Force Awakens adaptation.

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