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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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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.

Continue Reading Around the Web…

Podcasts in Review

June 9, 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.

Aggressive Negotiations: Issue 017 focuses on Star Wars side characters. They cover Rex, Hondo, Dex, the Crimson Corsair, Maz Kanata, Nien Nunb, Satine, Cad Bane, Asajj Ventress, Hux and Poe. Kind of an interesting episode. They don’t dig too deeply into any one thing, rather they cover the spectrum touching on different elements of the entire saga.

Assembly of Geeks: Evil Captain America and the Raging Fandoms covers news, Tom Hiddleston playing Bond, the video game No Man’s Sky, the high expectations, and the extreme reactions of fans which leads into a discussion of fan reactions in general. They also talk about how Mel Gibson almost played Odin and they have Russ Burlingame on to talk about Captain America being a Hydra agent. Great episode. If you’re not listening to Assembly of Geeks, be sure to give it a try. It’s a great podcast for all your geek fandoms with top notch audio quality, hosts and discussions.

Awards Chatter: Jeff Daniels interview covers the actor’s career as he talks about how he got into acting, his first couple rolls, doing both theater and movies, his comeback with Dumb and Dumber, doing Newsroom, and the play he’s currently doing, Blackbird. He talks about his commitment to the roles and his outlook on his career. It’s a great interview. Definitely give it a listen. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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June 3, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Collecting, Conventions, Events, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Toys | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Art News

  • Star Wars artist Doug Wheatley posted a cool Yoda commission he did on his Facebook page.

Book News

  • Star Wars: Propaganda by Pablo Hidalgo now has a cover. The 112 page hardcover will be out October 25th.

Continue Reading Around the Web…

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…

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May 27, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, Movies, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Toys, trailers | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • Hachette has revealed the cover for Finn’s Story (thanks to Jedi Bibliothek for catching this). Written by Jesse J. Holland and with a cover by Brian Rood, the book will be out in September.
  • Jason Fry has a new Jupiter Pirates short story that’s out, and it’s free.

Comic News

Continue Reading Around the Web…

Podcasts in Review

May 26, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Aggressive Negotiations: Issue 014 focuses on the music of The Phantom Menace as they talk about the soundtrack and John Williams. Good episode for music fans.

Aggressive Negotiations: Issue 015 is a fun one as they go through alternate directors for the prequels. There’s some interesting choices, and the hosts provide their reasons for each, describing what these other directors could have brought to the table. Very intriguing and thought provoking. Good stuff.

Aggressive Negotiations: Issue 016 puts Matthew in the hot seat as John grills him on the special edition of A New Hope. It’s a fun dissection of the film and the changes. One thing I will note, not everyone who says they would like the original Star Wars wants a quasi original with some changes or modifications. I’d like to have a copy of the original just to be able to view it in all it’s original glory, flaws and all. It’s a piece of history, after all, and should be preserved if possible. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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May 20, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | 1 Comment

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

Book News

  • Star Wars: Bloodline by Claudia Gray will be debuting at #5 on The New York Times Best Sellers list for hardcover fiction. It will also be #7 for combined print and e-book fiction and #13 for e-book fiction.
  • Star Wars News Net has an interview with Star Wars author J.W. Rinzler. And Rinzler does comment on the TFA making of book as well as working with Mark Vaz on the project. It’s worth checking out. If you scroll to the bottom, there’s an audio interview they did so you can either read the highlights or listen the whole thing.
  • Pictures from the Rogue One visual guide were leaked early on edelweiss and have since been removed. You can head on over Jedi Bibliothek if you want to check them out.
  • Ciena Ree from Lost Stars now has an official picture.

Continue Reading Around the Web…

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…

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