Comic Review: ‘Doctor Aphra #9’

July 19, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Doctor Aphra #9 kicks off a new storyline as Aphra looks to finally make a profit on Eternal Rur. However, her murder bots have their own ideas. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Databurst From the 501st

July 19, 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 July 19 to 25th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

July 19

  • Georgia Garrison will be in Grantville, GA for the Cosplay Party at Grantville Library.
  • Midwest Garrison will be in Peoria, IL for the Children’s Hospital of Illinois visit.
  • New England Garrison will be at Adventure Day Camp for Star Wars Week, and in Hudson, MA at Hudson Library.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in West Covina, CA for Rogue One Community Movie Night at Plaza West Covina from 7:00 to 10:00 PM.

July 20

  • Cloud City Garrison will be in Hillsboro, OR for Hillsboro Hops Star Wars Night at Ron Tonkin Field from 6:00 to 7:30 PM.
  • Garrison Tyranus will be in Arlington, VA for Fun Bot Lab Open House at St. Charles School from 5:00 to 6:00 PM.
  • New England Garrison will be in Providence, RI for the Child Life Cookout.
  • Northeast Remnant Garrison will be in Brick, NJ for an event at Brick Library from 6:30 to 7:30 PM.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Tehachapi, CA for Movies in the Park at Meadowbrook Park from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.
  • Spanish Garrison will be in Málaga, Spain for Summer Colonies Cirhma Foundation from 11:00 AM to noon.
  • UK Garrison will be in Glasgow for the Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity Fundraiser at Buchanan Galleries from July 20 to 23rd.

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Star Wars Land aka Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

July 17, 2017 at 6:36 pm | Posted in Disney, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Behind The Scenes of ‘The Last Jedi’

July 17, 2017 at 5:23 am | Posted in Episode VIII, Movies, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Around the Web

July 14, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Del Rey, IDW, Marvel, 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

  • Some updates on the upcoming short story collection From a Certain Point of View: we now know some of the characters certain authors will be covering.

Meg Cabot = Aunt Beru
Nnedi Okorafor = the Dianoga
Cavan Scott = Obi-Wan Kenobi

Cavan actually wrote up a blog post for the reveal which includes the name of his short story.

  • If you’re heading to SDCC and plan on picking up the Star Wars Battlefront II: Inferno Squad convention edition, Unbound Worlds has all the details.
  • Zomnibus by Kevin J. Anderson is out and collects the first Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I. novel Death Warmed over with all of the short stories from the Working Stiff collection. If you haven’t read any of the books in the series, this would be a great way to jump in. They’re pretty fun. The next book coming out in the series will be entitled Tastes Like Chicken.
  • In other KJA news, Tales of Dune – The Expanded Edition is now out and includes all of the published Dune short stories by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson.
  • The cover for Kevin Hearne‘s Scourged has been revealed.

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Podcasts in Review

July 13, 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 81 covers Forces of Destiny, the cancellation of the making of Rogue One book, then they celebrate Ben Burtt. They talk about how he got into movies and the sounds of films, lots of facts and trivia, and their favorite Star Wars sounds. Fun episode.

Brews and Blasters: Episode 126 kicks off with corn starch, winery tours, Star Wars conversations and 4th of July celebrations. Then they get into Forces of Destiny as they watch the first three episodes and provide commentary, and they wrap up with need’em got’em on the S.H. Figuarts Return of the Jedi Luke and the Black Series Royal Guard. Fun episode.

Children of the Force: Episode 75 covers what they’re reading, accents, Hamilton, Star Wars news, the Han Solo directors being fired, Ron Howard being hired, Inferno Squad news, a new joke, and they ponder what story from A New Hope would they tell. Good episode. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

New Releases: ‘Darth Vader #3’, ‘Doctor Aphra #9’ & ‘The Original Marvel Years Vol 2’

July 12, 2017 at 12:05 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Marvel has three new Star Wars releases today.

Darth Vader #3

Writer: Charles Soule
Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli
Cover Artist: Olivier Coipel

Vader sets his sights on a Jedi who’s avoided Order 66…a Jedi Master who’s long lived in seclusion…a Jedi more powerful than any Vader has faced before…

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99

Doctor Aphra #9

Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist: Kev Walker
Cover Artist: Kamome Kamiyama
Variant Cover: Reilly Brown (40th anniversary)

Aphra’s back with a brand-new plan that’s guaranteed to pay! There’s just one teensy problem…It involves surrounding herself by some of the galaxy’s biggest baddies. And they don’t like Aphra’s tricks!

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99

Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Original Marvel Years Vol. 2 TPB

Writers: Mary Jo Duffy, Archie Goodwin, Michael Golden and Chris Claremont
Pencillers: Carmine Infantino, Michael Golden and Mike Vosburg
Cover Artist: Carmine Infantino

Marvel’s original exploration of the Star Wars galaxy continues — and all your favorites are along for the ride! Luke and Leia are trapped in a siege at Yavin! Obi-Wan Kenobi fights alone! Cyborgs clash when Darth Vader takes on bounty hunter Beilert Valance! And Han and Chewie answer the question, “Whatever happened to Jabba?” Lightsabers clash, there’s thunder in the stars and a red queen rises as the Dark Lord of the Sith finally discovers the identity of the young Jedi who destroyed the Death Star! Prepare for a Skywalker showdown setting the stage for The Empire Strikes Back! Plus: Rarely seen tales from the United Kingdom! Collecting STAR WARS (1977) #24-38 and ANNUAL #1, and STAR WARS WEEKLY (UK) #94-99 and #104-115.

Details: 448 pages, Rated T, $39.99

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Comic Review: ‘Poe Dameron #16’

July 12, 2017 at 12:03 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Poe Dameron #16 finishes off the adventure with the Rosary, thus picking up before the events of Poe Dameron Annual #2. Click here for the full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Doctor Aphra #8’

July 12, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Doctor Aphra #8 wraps up The Screaming Citadel arc and the ending isn’t very surprising. Click here to read the full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Databurst From the 501st

July 12, 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 July 12 to 18th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

July 12

  • Alpine Garrison will be in Orem, UT for Star Wars Night with the Orem Owlz from 5:30 to 8:30 PM.
  • Badlands Garrison will be in Calgary, AL for Stampede Kids Day at Stampede Grounds, and in Calgary, AL for Wood’s Home Breakfast #2 at Parkdale Campus.
  • Great Lakes Garrison will be in Grand Rapids, MI for the Devos Children’s Hospital Visit.
  • Southern California Garrison will be at Family Kids Camp, in Orange, CA for the Muscular Dystrophy Association Summer Camp, and visiting CHOC Hospital Child Life Services.
  • UK Garrison will be in London for the Taxi Wave Off at Sainsburys Supermarket from 8:00 to 10:00 AM.

July 13

  • UK Garrison will be in Glasgow for the Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity Fundraiser at Buchanan Galleries from July 13 to 16th.

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