Databurst From the 501st

May 17, 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 May 17 to 23rd. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

May 17

  • Midwest Garrison will be in St. Charles, IL for Walk MS 2017.
  • Nordic Garrison will be in Trondheim, Norway for the National Day Parade Norway.
  • Northeast Remnant Garrison will be in Livingston, NJ for an event at the Livingston Public Library from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.
  • Old Line Garrison will be in Millersville, MD for Shipley’s Choice Maker Faire at Shipley’s Choice Elementary from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Rancho Cucamonga, CA for the 8th Grade Celebration.

May 18

  • Badlands Garrison will be in Calgary, AB for Global TV Spot.
  • Georgia Garrison will be in Atlanta, GA for Design Conversation: Christine Taylor on The Art of Connecting through Pop Culture at MODA/Hill Auditorium from 6:30 to 9:00 PM.
  • Old Line Garrison will be in Greenbelt, MD for the Greenbelt Middle School Spring Concert from 6:00 to 8:30 PM.

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Around the Web

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

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

Book News

  • Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know is getting an update in October. Pre-orders are up on Amazon.

Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know, Updated and Expanded
Adam Bray, Cole Horton and Michael Kogge
On Sale Date: October 3, 2017
Hardcover | 256 pages
$21.99 USD
ISBN 9781465455635, 1465455639
10.9 in H | 9 in W | 1.3 lb Wt

  • Looking for an autographed copy of a book by Timothy Zahn? Well Tim has a cool arrangement with Winter River Books and you can even get the book personalized. Just remember to fill out the comment box on checkout.

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Podcasts in Review

May 11, 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: Episode 72 covers what they did for May 4th, Rian Johnson’s comments on having R2 on the island, seeing The Last Jedi trailer in 3D, fun with Watto, and they celebrate the 40th anniversary of A New Hope by going over all the drafts that led up to the final version of the film. The talk about the first drafts of the script, The Star Wars comic which was adapted from the early scripts by J.W. Rinzler, and the iterations that led up to the movie. Good episode.

Brews and Blasters: Episode 118 has Chris and Joe talking about the upcoming Rhode Island Comic Con, Dolph Lundgren and Masters of the Universe. They also talk Star Wars trivia events, a little spoiler free Thrawn, they get into the Transformers soundtrack, pizza, need’em got’em, new Opp award and listener emails. Fun episode as always.

Children of the Force: Episode 67 follows up on Celebration as they have on guests Emily and Amy who kick off the episode talking about their Celebration experience. Then Al, Liam and Anna talk about whose autograph they would want, they go over The Last Jedi trailer and they do a quick rundown on all the new books announced. Good episode. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Comic Review: ‘Rogue One #2’

May 10, 2017 at 12:03 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Rogue One #2 continues the adventure of Rogue One with a few extras and some nice artwork. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Poe Dameron #14’

May 10, 2017 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Poe Dameron #14 provides a booster shot for the series even without a dose of action. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Releases: ‘Screaming Citadel #1’ and ‘The Rebellion’

May 10, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Marvel has two new Star Wars releases today.

Variant Cover

The Screaming Citadel #1

Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist: Marco Checchetto
Cover Artist: Marco Checchetto

“THE SCREAMING CITADEL” — PART 1, Rebel pilot and rogue archaeologist wander side by side into the darkest shadows of the galaxy as Luke Skywalker reluctantly teams up with Doctor Aphra! The Doctor makes Luke an offer he can’t afford to pass up…one that leads him to a very rare gathering at the heart of the infamous Screaming Citadel. Will Luke find what he’s looking for? Can Aphra be trusted? Or will they both wind up victims of the Citadel’s Queen?

Details: 40 pages, one-shot, Rated T, $4.99

Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Rebellion Vol. 2 TPB

Writers: Brian Wood, Ron Marz, Jeremy Barlow, Ryder Windham, Mike W. Barr and Henry Gilroy
Pencillers: Facundo Percio, Stephane Crety, Carlos D’anda, Brian Ching, Tomas Giorello, Adriana Melo, Brandon Badeaux, Jeff Johnson, Joe Corroney, Nicola Scott, Gary Erskine, Ken Steacy, Glen Mullaly and Glen Murakami
Cover Artist: Hugh Fleming

The rebels and the Empire — locked in conflict! When Leia announces plans to marry, will the Rebellion lose a princess, or gain a new safe haven? Darth Vader is on a mission to instill fear and discipline into the Imperial ranks using his elite stormtroopers! But as Obi-Wan Kenobi haunts the Dark Lord’s dreams, the name Skywalker dominates his mind! Meanwhile, Luke fights side-by-side with a veteran of the Clone Wars, and Han Solo flirts with an old flame. When Leia risks everything for a childhood friend, Han, Luke and Chewie must risk it all for her! Collecting STAR WARS (2013) #13-20, STAR WARS: EMPIRE #19-27 and material from STAR WARS KIDS (1997) #1-20.

Details: 488 pages, Rated T, $39.99

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Databurst From the 501st

May 10, 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 May 10 to 16th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

May 10

  • Garrison Carida will be in Norristown, PA for the Cub Scout Pack 369 Star Wars Pack Meeting.

May 11

  • Alpine Garrison will be in Provo, UT for BYU Baseball Star Wars Night from 5:00 to 9:00 PM.
  • Central Garrison will be in Rochester, MN for the St. Mary’s Hospital Peds visit.
  • Czech Garrison will be in Prague for Svět Knihy at the Holešovice Exhibition Grounds from May to 11 to 14th.
  • Garrison Carida will be in Philadelphia, PA for Philagraphic from 5:30 to 9:30 AM.
  • New England Garrison will be at the MIT Robot Competition.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Tustin, CA for the Spirit Carnival.

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Movie Review: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’

May 7, 2017 at 6:08 pm | Posted in Marvel, Movies, Reviews, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 delivers up a solid 2 hours and 16 minutes of entertainment. If you’re a fan of the film, this is a must see. Here’s our spoiler free review.

Without spoiling anything, the center premise of this movie revolves around Starlord finding out who his dad is and meeting him. Around that central plot is subplot with Yondu and the Ravagers, a side mission for the Sovereign (involving the octopus creature in the movie trailer), and then smaller character plots with each of the Guardians. There’s tons of attention given to the characters which leads to lots of great moments, be they laughs or more serious scenes of reflection and discovery. If you love baby Groot, then you’ll be glad to know that there’s lots of him. In fact each of the members of the cast gets an equal amount of attention. It makes for a very entertaining story. Continue Reading Movie Review: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’…

Free Comic Book Day

May 5, 2017 at 6:32 pm | Posted in 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Free Comic Book Day is Saturday May 6 and there are all kinds of events going on to help make this day even cooler. Below you’ll find a list of the events the 501st Legion will be at.

AUSTRIA

  • Austrian Garrison will be in Wörthersee for Star Wars Day Klagenfurt from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

AUSTRALIA

  • Redback Garrison will be in Helensvale for Social Meet up NightQuarter, and in Bundaberg for Starlight Week at EB Games.
  • Southern Cross Garrison will be in Campbelltown, New South Wales for Free Comic Book Day, in Canberra, ACT for Free Comic Book Day at Impact Comics, and in Gosford, NSW for the Central Coast ComiCon.
  • Southern Dewback Garrison will be in Adelaide for Free Comic Book Day.

California

  • Central California Garrison will be in Sacramento, CA for Free Comic Book Day at Empire’s Comics Vault from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM, in Hanford, CA for Free Comic Book Day at DJ’s Collectible Shoppe from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, in Fresno, CA for Star Wars Fans Blood Drive at Central California Blood Center from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, in Modesto, CA for Star Wars Night with the Modesto Nuts at John Thurman Field at 6:00 PM, and in Elverta for Golden Coast Adventure Faire at Gibson Rancho Park from May 6 to 7th.

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Around the Web

May 5, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, News, Regular Feature, 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

  • Catalyst by James Luceno is now available in paperback. Worth noting, the paperback edition includes the short story “The Voice of the Empire” by Murr Lafferty (first appeared in Star Wars Insider #170).
  • Pawn: A Chronicle of the Sibyl’s War by Timothy Zahn came out this week. So if you enjoyed Thrawn and are looking for some more Zahn books, you might want to try this one out.
  • I might have missed this if it was announced at Star Wars Celebration, but Forces of Destiny will be getting some books, three of which might be worthy enough for adults to check out.

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