Retro Reviews: ‘Catalyst’ by James Luceno

November 3, 2020 at 2:00 am | Posted in Books, Random House, Regular Feature, Retro Reviews, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | 1 Comment
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Catalyst by James Luceno is an adult canon book released in November of 2016. It is one of the tie-in books to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and it follows the characters of Galen and Lyra Erso, Orson Krennic, and Has Obitt.

I remember in 2016 when I was just getting into Star Wars books that my parents allowed me to go the day of release to the local bookstore to snatch up my copy of Catalyst. I was incredibly excited for Rogue One, and this book was really hyped online.

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Around the Web

October 30, 2020 at 2:44 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, IDW, News, Random House, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Television, The Mandalorian, Toys & Collectibles, Video Games | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • Thrawn Ascendancy: Greater Good has a release date and a cover now. It’ll be out May 4, 2021.
  • On top of that, Chaos Rising is going to get a special signed limited edition with foil-stamped slipcase and a printed piece of Chiss iconography. It’ll be limited to 750 copies at $150 each. Pre-orders will launch on November 17 at 11 AM EST at Out Print. You can check out io9 for the full details and a look at the covers.
  • To coincide with the limited edition book, Out of Print will also be offering a Heir to the Empire t-shirt. Those will be selling for $30.
  • StarWars.com has a look at some of the villains of The High Republic.

Comic News

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Podcasts in Review

October 29, 2020 at 2:00 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here’s this week’s Podcasts in Review, starting with the top five and any honorable mentions, then moving on to the full reviews.

This Week’s Top Five

  1. Beyond the Outer Rim Lookin’ Sus on Mon Cala
  2. What The Force? Meta Music: The Mandalorian Part 3
  3. Skywalking Through Neverland Episode 306
  4. TechnoRetro Dads Candy Coated Special
  5. Blast Points Podcast Episode 240

Honorable Mentions

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New Releases: ‘Doctor Aphra #5’ & ‘Journals of Obi-Wan Kenobi’

October 28, 2020 at 10:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Two new Star Wars comic releases from Marvel today.

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Doctor Aphra (2020) #5
Writer: Alyssa Wong
Artist: Marika Cresta
Cover Artist: Valentina Remenar

POWER TO RULE THE GALAXY? RONEN TAGGE has the legendary RINGS OF VAALE. Will he destroy the priceless artifacts or fall to their temptation? If they truly give him the power to rival the EMPEROR, what hope do APHRA and crew have to stop him?

Details: Rated T, $3.99

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Journals of Obi-Wan Kenobi TPB

Writers: Jason Aaron and Dash Aaron
Artists: Simone Bianchi and more
Cover Artist: John Cassaday

Lost tales of the Jedi revealed! Obi-Wan has slowly adjusted to his life of exile on Tatooine, secretly protecting young Luke Skywalker. But now, injustice reigns as villainous scum run rampant, extorting moisture farmers and wreaking havoc. Will “Old Ben” risk revealing himself to do what’s right? And when Jabba the Hutt hires a bounty hunter to find out who’s been thwarting his men, Obi-Wan must take on the galaxy’s deadliest Wookiee, Black Krrsantan! Plus, years earlier, when Obi-Wan was still a Padawan, Master Yoda found himself trapped on a savage world with a hidden power. Yoda must learn the secret of the stones – and his struggle in the past will affect Luke in the present! And can Obi-Wan save a young Tusken Raider? Collecting STAR WARS (2015) #7, #15, #20, #26-30 and material from STAR WARS (2015) #37.

Details: Rated T, $19.99

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January 2021 Star Wars Solicitations

October 23, 2020 at 10:28 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Marvel has released their comic solicitations for January 2021. Here’s the Star Wars rundown.

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Star Wars #10
Writer: Chalres Soule
Artist: Jan Bazaldua
Cover Artist: Carlo Pagulayan
Variant Covers: Terry Dodson, Chris Sprouse (ESB variant), John Tyler Christopher (action figure variant)

“OPERATION STARLIGHT, PART 2 (OF 3)” – REELING FROM THE LOSS
OF ONE OF THEIR OWN, THE REBELS FINALLY SEE A PATH FORWARD! THE REBELS attempt to create a new communications code that THE EMPIRE will never be able to crack, in hopes that they might be able to safely reunite their scattered fleet and rejoin the fight. However, the code has a cost, one that LANDO CALRISSIAN is not willing to pay! Meanwhile, STARLIGHT SQUADRON, the group of elite pilots tasked with finding the scattered divisions of the fleet, heads out on its first deadly mission.

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99
Release Date: January 6, 2021

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Podcasts in Review

October 22, 2020 at 1:00 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here’s this week’s Podcasts in Review, starting with the top five and any honorable mentions, then moving on to the full reviews.

This Week’s Top Five

  1. Force of Light Entertainment Why We Prefer DC
  2. Talking Bay 94 Misty Rosas: Performance Artist for The Mandalorian’s Kuiil the Ugnaught
  3. Blast Points Podcast Episode 240
  4. Scavenger’s Hoard Episode 143
  5. Force Toast Episode 46

Honorable Mentions

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New Release: ‘Bounty Hunters #6’

October 21, 2020 at 3:08 pm | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Bounty Hunters #6

Writer: Ethan Sacks
Artist: Paolo Villanelli
Cover Artist: Lee Bermejo
Variant Covers: Chris Sprouse (Empire Strikes Back), and John Tyler Christopher (action figure variant)

TWO AGAINST ONE! With precious cargo and a price on his head, VALANCE must go to the only person in the galaxy he can trust. But the UNBROKEN CLAN has sent a deadly and unique pair of bounty hunters after him! No one in the galaxy can escape the combined cunning of 4-LOM and ZUCKUSS!!!

Details: 32 Pages, Rated T, $3.99

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Retro Reviews: ‘Ahsoka’ by E. K. Johnston

October 20, 2020 at 1:00 am | Posted in Books, Disney Lucasfilm Publishing, Regular Feature, Retro Reviews, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Ahsoka by E. K. Johnston, is a young adult novel in the canon that was released in October of 2016. 

This book has an interesting place in my heart, because I had already started reading Star Wars books in 2016, but this was the first book that I bought on release day and read in a 24 hour period of time. 

After reading Queen’s Shadow and Queen’s Peril, I was disappointed with E. K. Johnston’s writing as a whole. When I realized I’d have to reread Ahsoka, I was afraid I wouldn’t like it now as much as I did back in 2016. 

I was wrong.

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Around the Web

October 16, 2020 at 5:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Comic Books, Marvel, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Television, The Mandalorian, Toys & Collectibles, Video Games | Leave a comment

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

Comic News

StarWars.com has a preview for Bounty Hunters #6.

Cavan Scott revealed some unfinished pages for Star Wars: The High Republic.

Fandom News

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Movie & Television News

LEGO provided a reminder that the LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special is still on it’s way. It’ll be out on Disney+ on November 17th.

New TV spot for The Mandalorian.

And a Twitter ad with 30 seconds of footage.

And here’s the release schedule for season two.

Toy & Collectible News

Gentle Giant showed off their Ahoka mini-bust in their NYCC reveals last weekend.

Hasbro revealed their Vintage Collection Boba Fett.

Sideshow pre-orders are up for the Dark Side Rey Lightsaber from EFX.

And Hasbro has revealed the latest stretch goal for the HasLab Razor Crest – four carbonite blocks.

Video Game News

Star Wars Squadrons released some short fiction to tie-into the game. “County to Three” by Joanna Berry is available for free right here.

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Podcasts in Review

October 15, 2020 at 1:00 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here’s this week’s Podcasts in Review, starting with the top five and any honorable mentions, then moving on to the full reviews.

This Week’s Top Five

  1. Blast Points Podcast Episode 238
  2. Podcast Stardust Episode 162
  3. Jedi Journals October 2020
  4. The Steve Austin Show Pat Patterson
  5. Around the Galaxy Episode 85

Honorable Mentions

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