Around the Web

December 1, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Episode VIII, Events, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • StarWars.com has another excerpt from the upcoming Canto Bight novel.
  • Tastes Like Chicken by Kevin J. Anderson is out today and it’s the latest novel in his Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I. series. You can read the first chapter for free here.
  • The manga for Lost Stars Vol. 1 is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Note this is an English translation.
  • Easton Press is putting out a leather bound volume of Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia. Fair warning, though, it has a steep price tag.
  • Studio Fun posted an interview with author Jason Fry covering some of his upcoming Star Wars books.
  • Star Wars: The Rebel Files Deluxe Edition by Daniel Wallace is out. Pre-orders are also up for just the hardcover version (July 2018).

Comic Book News

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Podcasts in Review

November 30, 2017 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.

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 101 starts out with a little discussion of Thanksgiving, then they delve into the TV spots for The Last Jedi, all fourteen of them. They also touch on the international TV spots, the new magazine covers and articles, and the Disney park updates. Then it’s the main discussion – Ric Ollie. They talk about the other movies Ralph Brown (the actor who played Ric) has been in, they go over every line of dialog by Ric Ollie from The Phantom Menace, and they wrap up with listener feedback. I have to admit, I really like the character focused episodes as they are a lot of fun.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 56 minutes, Rating: Fun

Brews and Blasters: Episode 145 kicks off with their recap of Rhode Island Comic Con. They talk about meeting Dolph Lundgren, the Blood Sport guy, Steve Blum, Newbacca, Andy Serkis, and Evil Lyn. Afterwards they talk news and get into some speculation on the Rian Johnson Star Wars trilogy. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: RetroZapRuntime: 1 hour 23 minutes, Rating: Fun

DorkLair: Episode 15 covers the new S.H. Figuarts figures that have been revealed, Vader and Luke, plus some more tips on where to get the figures and perhaps who to stay away from. Then they review the phase two Clone trooper.

Podcast Network: RetroZapRuntime: 46 minutes, Rating: Good Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

New Releases: ‘Mace Windu #4’, ‘Poe Dameron #21’, ‘Rogue One TPB’ and ‘Star Wars Adventures #4’

November 29, 2017 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, IDW, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Marvel has three new Star Wars releases today, and IDW has one.

Jedi of the Republic: Mace Windu #4 (of 5)

Writer: Matthew Owens
Artist: Denys Cowan
Cover Artist: Jesus Saiz
Variant Covers: Declan Shalvey, Will Sliney

Mace’s faith in the Jedi path is tested when he is challenged – by one of his own!

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99 Continue Reading New Releases: ‘Mace Windu #4’, ‘Poe Dameron #21’, ‘Rogue One TPB’ and ‘Star Wars Adventures #4’…

Comic Review: ‘Star Wars #39’

November 29, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Star Wars #39 continues to explore the remains of Jedha, along with what is left of Saw’s partisans. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Databurst From the 501st

November 29, 2017 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Latest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from November 29 to December 5th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

November 30

  • Badlands Garrison will be in Grande Prairie, AB for Take Back the Night at Muskoseepi Park.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Grand Terrace, CA for the Light Up Grand Terrace Toy Drive at the Azure Hills Church Parking Lot from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.
  • Star Garrison will be in Cypress, TX for Fight Like a Wookiee.

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IDW Star Wars Solicitations February 2018

November 23, 2017 at 9:56 am | Posted in Comic Books, IDW, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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IDW has released their comic solicitations for February 2018. Here is the Star Wars rundown.

Star Wars Adventures #7

Writer: Sholly Fisch
Artist: Sean Galloway
Cover Artists: Sean Galloway (Cover A), Jamal Peppers (Cover B), Derek Laufman (variant cover)

The Empire has taken a sacred bird that is central to an important planet’s belief system. It’s up to the rebel crew of the Ghost to retrieve the creature, but little do they know it is also sought by space pirate Hondo Ohnaka! Part one of a two-part Star Wars Rebels storyline. Plus an exciting new Tales from Wild Space.

Details: 32 Pages, $3.99

Cover B

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Marvel Star Wars Solicitations February 2018

November 23, 2017 at 9:49 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 February 2018. Here’s the Star Wars rundown.

Thrawn #1 (of 6)

Writer: Jody Houser
Artist: Luke Ross
Cover Artist: Paul Renaud
Variant Covers: Francesco Mattina, John Tyler Christopher (action figure variant)

One of the most cunning and ruthless warriors in the history of the Star Wars Universe, Grand Admiral Thrawn is back with a six-issue miniseries about how he became one of the most feared military tacticians in a galaxy far, far away. Written by Jody Houser (ROGUE ONE ADAPTATION) and drawn by Luke Ross (STAR WARS: DARTH MAUL, STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS ADAPTATION), follow the comic adaptation of Timothy Zahn’s New York Times best-selling novel about Thrawn’s rise in the Imperial ranks!

Details: 32 Pages, Rated T, $3.99
Release Date: February 7, 2018 Continue Reading Marvel Star Wars Solicitations February 2018…

Podcasts in Review

November 23, 2017 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.

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 99 starts with the Rian Johnson trilogy news, the live action TV show news, and they discuss what could be next for animated shows. Their main topic is the old Star Wars fan film Hardware Wars which was one of the most profitable films ever made at that time. They talk about how it came about, who was in it, how it was released, how it ties into Poggle the Lesser, and they watch it and provide a commentary.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 56 minutes, Rating: Fun

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 100 celebrates their 100th episode by watching all six Star Wars movies at once via the overlay video which, if you haven’t checked it out, is pretty bizarre and awesome. They sort of do a commentary for it, while also tackling listener emails and voice mails. At over 2 hours, it’s a lot of fun in one episode.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 2 hours 26 minutes, Rating: Fun

Bombad Radio: Episode 290 features an interview with author and game writer Jeff Grubb. Jeremiah talks with Jeff about the differences in writing for different worlds and franchises, short stories vs novels vs comics, working with artists, his Forgotten Realms comics, writing for video games and the team effort, Guild Wars, PVP, PVE, text and socializing, the various aspects of gaming, the different types of writers in games now, planing out voices, amount of material you’re given to work with, and roleplaying books. Nice interview and a very interesting conversation that includes a lot of game designing stories.

Podcast Network: Bombad RadioRuntime: 1 hour 1 minute, Rating: Good Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Comic Review: ‘Doctor Aphra #14’

November 22, 2017 at 12:03 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Doctor Aphra #14 kicks off a new arc with a new creative team and boy does it pack a punch. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Darth Vader #8’

November 22, 2017 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Darth Vader #8 starts to turn up the heat as Vader, the Inquisitor and Jocasta Nu come together for a battle royale. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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