Audiobook Review: ‘Doctor Aphra’

July 22, 2020 at 1:30 pm | Posted in Audiobooks, Books, Random House, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Doctor Aphra was released this week and I’ve finally finished listening to it. Click here to check out my review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Release: ‘Doctor Aphra #2’

July 22, 2020 at 1:23 pm | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Marvel has one new Star Wars release today.

Doctor Aphra #2

Writer: Alyssa Wong
Artist: Cresta Marika
Cover Artist: Valentina Remenar

BEWARE THE MAD CITY! DOCTOR APHRA and her new team have tracked the RINGS OF VAALE to a mysterious planet filled with primordial horror. What’s worse, the rings may be cursed…a malediction that could already be tearing Aphra’s crew apart. Will they escape the terror of the cursed planet with the precious rings or succumb to the creeping madness pervading the ancient world?

Details: Rated T, $3.99

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Release: ‘Doctor Aphra’ by Sarah Kuhn

July 21, 2020 at 5:12 am | Posted in Audiobooks, Books, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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The Doctor Aphra audiobook by Sarah Kuhn is out today from Random House.

Dr. Aphra teams up with Darth Vader himself in this audiobook original—an expanded adaptation of the critically acclaimed Marvel comics series, performed by a full cast.

Dr. Chelli Lona Aphra, rogue archaeologist, is in trouble again.

A pioneer in the field of criminal xenoarchaeology, Aphra recognizes no law, has no fear, and possesses no impulse control. To her, the true worth of the galactic relics she discovers isn’t found in a museum, but in an arsenal. This viewpoint has led to a lot of misunderstandings. After her latest plan goes horribly wrong, her roguish ways are on the verge of catching up to her, when suddenly Darth Vader, terror of the galaxy, swoops in with his lightsaber ignited, and…saves her life?

Don’t get her wrong—it’s not like she’s ungrateful. Sure, her new boss is a lord of the Sith. And OK, she may have just become a pawn in a deadly game being played by him and HIS boss, who happens to be the Galactic Emperor. And yes, the life expectancy of anyone who disappoints Vader can be measured in seconds.

But she’s back doing what she does best. She’s got a ship to fly, a heist to pull, and two unorthodox but effective metal buddies: Triple-Zero, a protocol droid specializing in etiquette, customs, translation, and torture; and BT-1, an astromech loaded with enough firepower to take down a battlecruiser. Together, they might just find a way to get the job done and avoid the deadly performance review that waits at its conclusion.

Just kidding. She’s doomed.

Cast:
Emily Woo Zeller as Doctor Aphra
Jonathan Davis as Boba Fett
Sean Patrick Hopkins as Luke Skywalker
Sean Kenin as Triple-Zero
Nicole Lewis as Sana Starros
Carol Monda as Maz Kanata
Euan Morton as The Emperor
Catherine Taber as Leia Organa
Marc Thompson as Darth Vader

Click here to check out the official product page.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

July 17, 2020 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys & Collectibles | Leave a comment

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

Book News

Fandom News

  • For the cereal fans out there, General Mills is releases a cereal based on The Child aka Baby Yoda from The Mandalorian. The cereal will only be available at Sam’s Club and Walmart, though. It should be hitting Sam’s Club stores later this month and Walmart stores later next month.
  • This Week in Star Wars

Continue Reading Around the Web…

Podcasts in Review

July 16, 2020 at 12:01 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. Light week this week due to vacation.

This Week’s Top Five

  1. Talking Bay 94 Episode 64
  2. Blast Points Podcast Episode 226
  3. Obroa-skai Walkers Republic Commando: Hard Contact – Chapters 9-12: Podsonas
  4. Obroa-skai Walkers Republic Commando: Hard Contact – Chapters 13-16: You Give A Mando A Melee Weapon
  5. TechnoRetro Dads Birthday Bash to the Future!

Honorable Mentions

  • The Deucecast Movie Show Episode 439 fun film discussion.

Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

New Release: ‘Star Wars Adventures #32’

July 15, 2020 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, IDW, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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One new Star Wars comic out today.

Star Wars Adventures #32

Writers: Cavan Scott, and Michael Moreci
Artists: David M. Buisan, and Arianna Florean
Cover Artists: Arianna Florean, and David M. Buisan

Learn more about the heroes and villains of The Rise of Skywalker! In this issue, the spotlight falls on Finn!

Price: $3.99

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Retro Reviews: ‘Aftermath’ by Chuck Wendig

July 14, 2020 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Aftermath is the sixth novel in the canon, and was the first adult novel to explore the Post-Return of the Jedi era in the canon. It was written by Chuck Wendig and was released in September of 2015.

Aftermath is a very polarizing book. There are people who love it and people who hate it. Rightly so, as there is a lot to hate in this book, but also a lot to love. I personally had a lot of problems with this book, but overall really liked it and enjoyed it. If you want a different (and yet really informative opinion), I recommend you go back and read Skuldren’s review, which poignantly outlines a lot of the problems of the book. I’ll cover some problems here, but that review is much more in depth. Continue Reading Retro Reviews: ‘Aftermath’ by Chuck Wendig…

‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’ TV Show

July 13, 2020 at 7:27 pm | Posted in News, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Television | Leave a comment

StarWars.com has made it official, The Bad Batch will be getting their own TV Show on Disney+ which will premier next year. You can check out the official announcement here.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

We’re On Vacation!

July 3, 2020 at 12:01 am | Posted in Miscellaneous | Leave a comment

We’ll be back in a couple weeks.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

The Mandalorian Publishing Program

July 2, 2020 at 7:17 am | Posted in Books, DK, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Television, The Mandalorian | Leave a comment

StarWars.com revealed details on The Mandalorian publishing program which will kick off “this Fall” but it looks like the main books won’t hit till December.

  • The Art of The Mandalorian (Season One) by Phil Szostak; cover by Doug Chiang (release date December 15, 2020)
  • The Mandalorian: Original Novel (adult novel, Del Rey) by Adam Christopher (release date December 1, 2020)
  • The Mandalorian: The Ultimate Visual Guide (DK) by Pablo Hidalgo
  • The Mandalorian: Allies & Enemies – Level Two Reader (DLP) by Brooke Vitale
  • The Mandalorian: 8×8 Storybook (title to be revealed later) by Brooke Vitale
  • The Mandalorian: Junior Novelization by Joe Schreiber
  • Marvel comics for The Mandalorian
  • IDW comics for The Mandalorian

On Facebook, Del Rey hinted that his is just the first novel coming down the pipeline, so if all goes well, we’ll see more.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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