Around the Web

February 2, 2018 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, IDW, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Toys, trailers, Video Games | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • Star Wars: Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles by Landry Q. Walker now has a cover and an entry over on Penguin Random House.

  • The paperback release of Canto Bight will be getting a new cover. It will hit stores on May 29, 2018.

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Podcasts in Review

February 1, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | 1 Comment

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 108 kicks off with some The Last Jedi stuff, Solo pics in France, then they get to their main topic, Leigh Brackett. They talk about her accomplishments and her career, how she wound up on George Lucas’ radar, and ultimately, they go over her first draft of The Empire Strikes Back, which at that point was just called Star Wars 2. They talk about Minch (aka Yoda), the bog planet, the asteroid chase, Luke and Vader’s mediation connection which is similar to The Last Jedi, Lando and how Hoth was Cloud City, levitating fruit, Luke’s dad not being Vader, sister mentioned, the Jedi oath, a very different Clone Wars, Lando as a clone, no Boba Fett or bounty hunters, no Han in carbonite, and many more differences and similarities to ESB. Great episode. If you’ve never read Leigh Brackett’s draft of Empire, then this is a must listen to episode.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 1 hour 10 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Jason, and Gabe, Rating: Great

Brews and Blasters: Episode 153 covers some Bob’s Burgers, Can’t Hardly Wait, toys, baby names, listener questions and they dive into Star Wars Rebels with the new trailer and the end of the show fast approaching. Fun discussions as always, be it Star Wars or off topic.

Podcast Network: RetrozapRuntime: 1 hour 30 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Joe, and Chris, Rating: Fun

Comics With Kenobi: Episode 46 covers comic news, then they review Poe Dameron #23, the latest issue of A Star Wars Comic, and Star Wars: Forces of Destiny – Ahsoka & Padme. Lots of good comic discussion as always.

Podcast Network: Coffee With KenobiRuntime: 1 hour 12 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Jeff, and Matt, Rating: Good Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Comic Review: ‘Poe Dameron #23’

January 31, 2018 at 12:03 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Poe Dameron #23 keeps Lor San Tekka in play as the First Order and the Resistance fight over him. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Ahsoka & Padme’

January 31, 2018 at 12:03 am | Posted in Comic Books, IDW, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Star Wars: Forces of Destiny – Ahsoka & Padme adapts one of the episodes of the show into comic form, but with a lot of additional story thrown in. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Hera’

January 31, 2018 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, IDW, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Star Wars: Forces of Destiny – Hera provides fan’s with a dedicated Hera story. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Releases: ‘Rose & Paige’ and ‘DJ’

January 31, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, IDW, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Marvel has two new Star Wars releases today and IDW has one new Star Wars release today.

Star Wars Forces of Destiny – Rose & Paige

Writer: Delilah S. Dawson
Artists/Cover Artist: Nicoletta Baldari

The Star Wars Forces of Destiny initiative celebrates the inspiring stories of iconic heroes from a galaxy far, far away….Star Wars Adventures has joined the festivities with an exciting weekly series of comic books that explores all corners of the Star Wars universe, showing how choices both big and small ultimately shape the destinies of beloved characters, such as Princess Leia, Rey, Padme, Ahsoka, and Hera along with your soon-to-be favorites from The Last Jedi, Rose and Paige! Fans will be excited to discover these stories told by talent from across Star Wars novels, comics and animation, including Delilah S. Dawson, Elsa Charretier, Beth Revis, Jody Houser, and Devin Grayson! Each issue has a variant cover by Elsa Charretier! Collect all five! Featuring your favorite classic Star Wars characters and a couple of brand new favorites!

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Databurst From the 501st

January 31, 2018 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 events around the world from January 31 to February 6th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

January 31

  • German Garrison will be in Fassberg, Germany for Star Wars at the Luftwaffe Technical School Winter Market.

February 1

  • Star Garrison will be in Sweetwater, TX for the Cub Scouts Blue & Gold Banquet.
  • UK Garrison will be in Exeter for the Princesshay Charity of the Year Launch from noon to 2:00 PM.

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New Release: ‘Thrawn’ (Paperback)

January 30, 2018 at 6:43 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Timothy Zahn’s Thrawn is out today in paperback.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

January 26, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Del Rey, Events, Marvel, Movies, News, Random House, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys, trailers | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • Random House will be offering con exclusive versions of The Last Jedi novelization at Emerald City Comic Con. However, there is also a lottery system you’ll need to enter here in order to reserve a copy. This version of the book has an exclusive cover, an autograph by author Jason Fry, and a free pin. Note not everyone who enters the lottery is guaranteed a copy as they’ll be randomly selecting entries.

Comic News

  • A Star Wars Comic has released their first issue for 2018.
  • Newsarama has a five page preview of The Last Jedi – DJ #1. Just follow the link and click the preview button to check it out.

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Movie Review: ‘Den of Thieves’

January 25, 2018 at 9:08 pm | Posted in Movies, Reviews | Leave a comment

The trailer for Den of Thieves looked interesting, but I went into this one without much in the way of expectations. I walked away very surprised at how much I liked this film. Yes, it’s a heist movie with criminals and action, but this one captured a little bit of the magic of movies like Heat. It follows both the good guys and the bad guys, telling each side of the story as the criminals try to pull off their biggest heist while the cops try to stop them. It’s cat and mouse as they play off each other and strive to outwit their opponents. It’s also evenly matched.

On one side you’ve got Pablo Schreiber playing a criminal mastermind leading his crew of ex-military convicts in a lead up to taking down the Federal Reserve. On the other side, you’ve got Gerard Butler giving one of his best performances yet as he disappears into the role of a rough edged sheriff leading a major crimes team. This movie does a great job of focusing on the characters and rewarding the audiences with bursts of action, suspenseful heists, and a surprisingly good story. It’s not completely unique as there really are a lot of similarities with Heat, but it plays out well. It’s worth checking out.

I give it a five out of five metal bikinis.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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