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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Podcasts in Review

July 21, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Celebration, Celebration Europe, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review with lots of Star Wars Celebration Europe episodes.

Assembly of Geeks: Getting Ready for Ghostbusters & Comic-Con starts with a Ghostbusters discussion, then they talk about the He-Man cross-over comic with Thundercats, the black and white version of Mad Max: Fury Road, and then they head into the panels of San Diego Comic Con. Fun episode.

Blast Points: Episode 29 starts with a little pre-Celebration discussion of the panels, the livestream, and K2-SO. Then they get into their main topic – vintage Star Wars toy commercials. Now this is a thing I haven’t heard very many podcasts tackle, and I’ve certainly never heard anyone cover it in depth. They dive in, play the audio from the old commercials, and provide some fun feedback on these little gems.

Blast Points: Episode 30 covers SWCE as they highlight the panels. They talk about Mark Hamill, John Knoll, Rogue One, Jiang’s spoiler, stripper Krennic, Lucas’ set visit, the sizzle reel, space monkey, Star Wars Rebels and more. Great episode as always. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Around the Web

July 15, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Toys | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Around the Web. While Star Wars Celebration Europe kicks off today and is sure to bring lots of new news (be sure to watch the livestream), here’s the old news from this week.

Book News

Comic News

Convention & Event News

For those who can’t make it to SWCE, you can check out the livestream. Here’s a link to the full schedule for it.

  • Star Wars Celebration Europe is July 15 to 17 in London, England. Star Wars authors include Adam Bray, Cole Horton, Kemp Remillard and Jason Fry.
  • ArmadilloCon is July 29 to 31 in Austin, TX. Star Wars guests include author Martha Wells.
  • MidAmeriCon II is August 17 to 21 in Kansas City, MO. Star Wars guests include authors Kevin J. Anderson, William Dietz, Rebecca MoestaMartha Wells and Walter Jon Williams.
  • Dodeca Con is September 16 to 18 in Columbia, MO. Star Wars guests include author John Jackson Miller.
  • New York Comic Con is October 6 to 9 in New York City, NY. Star Wars guests include author Chuck Wendig, actress Carrie Fisher, artists Mark Brooks, Katie Cook, Adi Granov, Alex Maleev and comic writer Charles Soule.
  • Star Wars Celebration Orlando is April 13 to 16, 2017 in Orlando, FL.

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Podcasts in Review

July 14, 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 96 covers new outfits, troop reports, and Star Wars Celebration Europe including what garrisons will be there, 501st events, and con tips for 501st members.

Assembly of Geeks: Remaking Raiders and Games From E3 2016 starts with a discussion on the Raiders documentary. Then Scott talks with the creators of the fan film. Afterwards they cover news and then they have some guests on to talk E3. Good episode.

Assembly of Geeks: Hollywood Harry Potter & Regulated Star Trek starts with a funny Barney intro, then Emily talks about her trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. They cover news items for The Flash, Muppets, SuperCon and more. Then they touch on the Star Trek fan show which was killed by NBC and the Star Trek fan film ban that has resulted. Plus Scott give a quick review of Independence Day 2. Another great episode. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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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Podcasts in Review

July 7, 2016 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Aggressive Negotiations: Issue 019 covers their thoughts on the Attack of the Clones soundtrack. They talk about the music in the film versus the actual soundtrack release, spotting, their favorite moments and more. Good episode.

Aggressive Negotiations: Issue 020 covers the places in Star Wars they’d like to live, visit and just plain stay away from.

Aggressive Negotiations: Issue 021 covers the directors who they think would have brought an interesting perspective to Revenge of the Sith had they directed it instead of George. There’s some interesting picks and reasons behind the choices. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Around the Web

July 1, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, DK, Interview, Marvel, Movies, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, trailers | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • StarWars.com has a look at two new book covers: Star Wars: Year by Year: A Visual History and Star Wars: Complete Locations.

Comic News

Convention & Event News

Kathleen Kennedy, Kiri Hart, Rian Johnson, Chris Miller and Phil Lord will all be attending Star Wars Celebration Europe for a special Future Filmmakers panel. Continue Reading Around the Web…

Podcasts in Review

June 30, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Star Wars | 1 Comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Assembly of Geeks: Geeked Out Dads, Hi-Def Trauma & Ticked off Peggy kicks off with Regina, from Comic Book Noob, and her dad as they geek out on space and pop culture in celebration of Father’s Day. Then Matt, Scott and Jeff cover the news, The Killing Joke getting a one day theatrical release, new Transformers animated release, LEGO’s The Freemaker Adventures, and more.

Blast Points: Episode 26 covers some news, E3, the Palpatine tv script, LEGO’s The Force Awakens game, the Lucas museum, and then they head into their Qui-Gon-a-thon as they talk all things Qui-Gon. They cover his Jedi philosophy, his relationship with the Jedi council, his ability to live on in the Force, and how Luke is more like him than any other Jedi. Great entertaining show as always.

Blast Points: Episode 27 touches on the Episode VIII licensing expo news, Celebration panels, then plows into the Rogue One news. They cover the Rogue One pics, the Entertain Weekly character info, and take a deep dive into the Saw Gerrera reveal, the ties and connections, and the storytelling potential. Another great episode that is keeping this podcast in the top of its category. Blast Points is easily one of the best podcasts out there right now for Star Wars discussion. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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…

Podcasts in Review

June 16, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in 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: Minicast Know A Legion Episode #3 spotlights the Northeast Remnant Garrison, their origin as they grew out of the Empire City Garrison, trooping incentives and more as they speak with Jeffrey Nichols, TK-1454.

Aggressive Negotiations: Issue 018 puts John in the hot seat as Matthew grills him on why Revenge of the Sith is the best Star Wars movie. John makes his case, and it’s interesting, but as someone who finds ROTS to be their least favorite Star Wars film, I wasn’t swayed by John’s arguments. Good try, though.

Assembly of Geeks: Remembers Spock & The Wrath of Khan episode starts with some more Hollywood what if’s as they talk about how Nicolas Cage was almost the Green Goblin, Jason Momoa was almost Drax the Destroyer in Guardians of the Galaxy, and a bunch of others. It’s a fun discussion. Then they get into the upcoming director’s cut for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and the extra 30 minutes of footage. They talk about the Mary Poppins sequel with Emily Blunt, the For the Love of Spock documentary, Ghostbuster Day, and then they a lengthy and fun discussion on The Wrath of Khan including the director’s cut. Plus Emily talks about her run in with the Flash. Great episode. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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