New Release: ‘Obi-Wan & Anakin #4’ and Vader Down TPB

April 20, 2016 at 12:05 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Marvel has two new Star Wars releases today: Obi-Wan & Anakin #4 and the Vader Down TPB.

Obi-Wan and Anakin #4 (of 5)

Writer: Charles Soule
Artist/Cover Artist: Marco Checchetto

Obi-wan and Anakin are trapped on opposite sides of a war…and if they’re not careful, they’re going to get caught in the crossfire! Plus…why does Anakin want to leave the order?

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99

Vader Down TPB

Two of the biggest titles in comics collide in the first crossover of the new Marvel age of STAR WARS! When Darth Vader accidentally finds himself facing off against the rebel fleet on his own, he is sent crashing onto a nearby planet. Will the rebels seize this opportunity to put an end to one of their greatest enemies – or will they be made to feel the full power of the dark side? The Sith Lord may be down, but he isn’t out! All your favorites are here, old and new, good and evil: Luke! Vader! Leia! Aphra! Han! Threepio, Artoo, Triple-Zero and BT-1! And in a hair-raising battle of the Wookiees, Chewbacca versus Black Krrsantan! ROOOARRGH UR ROO! Collecting STAR WARS: VADER DOWN, STAR WARS (2015) #13-14 and DARTH VADER #13-15.

Details: 136 pages, Rated T, $19.99

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Negative Space #1’

April 20, 2016 at 12:04 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment

This one almost slipped past my attention, but luckily I caught it. Negative Space #1 is a comic with top notch artwork and storytelling. If you’re looking for something different, strange, and deeply intriguing, then this may be just the comic you’re looking for. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Darth Vader #19’

April 20, 2016 at 12:03 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Darth Vader #19 brings the Shu-Torun war to a close, but the hunt for Vader isn’t over yet. He still has traitors to deal with, and one last loose end to clean up. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘C-3PO #1’

April 20, 2016 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Star Wars: C-3PO #1 is a mixed bag. Buried underneath a mound of terrible artwork, lies a good story. So, is it still worth getting? Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Predator: Life and Death #2’

April 20, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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Predator: Life and Death #2 ramps up the carnage as the Predators engage the Colonial Marines in a fight to the death. It’s blades versus bullets on an alien world. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Databurst From the 501st

April 20, 2016 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

501stLogoLatest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from April 20 to 26th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

April 20

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Kansas City, MO for Ready UMKC at University Walkway from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
  • Star Garrison will be at the STAAR Pep Rally and Literacy Night.

April 21

  • Southern California Garrison will be in Palm Springs, CA for the Bobcat Cub Crossover.

April 22

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Independence, MO for Family Involvement Literacy Night at Little Blue Elementary.
  • Carolina Garrison will be in Myrtle Beach, SC for Star Wars Night with the Pelicans.
  • Central Garrison will be in Minot, ND for iMagicon 2016 at Holiday Inn from April 22 to 24th.
  • Michigan Garrison will be in Rochester Hills, MI for North Hill School Carnival.
  • Northeast Remnant Garrison will be in North Plainfield, NJ for the East End Elementary School Family Fun Night from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Orange, CA for the CHOC Outpatient Troop.

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Book Review: ‘The Edge of Worlds’ by Martha Wells

April 19, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy, Nightshade Publishing, Reviews | Leave a comment
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The Edge of Worlds by Martha Wells is the fourth book in the Books of the Raksura series, not counting the two short story collections, and it kicks off a new adventure for the Indigo Cloud court. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Wolves Are Carnivores

April 18, 2016 at 4:26 am | Posted in Humor, Monday Funny | Leave a comment

Welcome to the jungle!

Posted By: Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

April 15, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Collecting, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Toys | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • Brecker & Meyer is doing a special four book Star Wars set of The Jedi Path, Book of Sith, The Bounty Hunter Code and Imperial Handbook. No word yet on a release date, but definitely a nice way to get them all if you haven’t picked them up yet.
  • As we countdown to the next Star Wars novel, Bloodline, Star Wars Insider will be prepping readers with a short tie-in story called “Scorched.” Written by Delilah S. Dawson, “Scorched” will be appearing in Star Wars Insider #165 (due out on April 27). It stars Greer Sonnel, “a rising star preparing to take part in The Gauntlet, a challenging and dangerous starfighter race. Greer Sonnel is a key character – and close ally of Senator Leia Organa – who will be featured in Claudia Gray’s upcoming STAR WARS: BLOODLINE. SCORCHED takes place before the events of the novel and provides insight into Greer’s background and character.” The short story will also include artwork by Joe Corroney.
  • Entertainment Weekly has an excerpt from Chuck Wendig‘s next Star Wars novel Aftermath: Life Debt.
  • Plus Del Rey now has even more ways to win a free copy of Bloodline or a free Bloodline poster.
  • RebelScum is reporting that Star Wars actor Felix Silla has a book out called The World of Felix Silla. It’s an 88 page softcover and available directly from him via his Facebook page.
  • There’s a new Kickstarter out there for a mech anthology novel called MECH: Age of Steel Anthology which includes stories by Kevin J. Anderson and Martha Wells.
  • And edelweiss has updated their book catalogs with a bunch of new Star Wars titles.

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Podcasts in Review

April 14, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Blabba the Hutt: Episode #19 is their Star Wars Rebels season two finale roundtable episode. Jamie and Kate are joined by friends Gary, Matt and Rod as they discuss the episode. With four Irish guys and just one girl, it’s not the most diverse roundtable, but it’s okay. I think the regular episodes have a lot better dynamic between just Jamie and Kate. The roundtable isn’t a bad idea, but it might benefit from a different selection of guests.

Blast Points: Episode 12 covers some Episode VIII rumor/leaks/news like Luke being in a casino, they talk about Donnie Yen’s Instagram account, Rogue One speculation, Star Wars Rebels “Mystery at Chopper Base” thoughts, Gary Whitta writing more Star Wars Rebels episodes, who’s Rey, her role/destiny and the importance of Kenobi, and a deep dive into Rey’s vision as they analyze the audio with a complete breakdown of both left, center, front right, etc audio channels. Very interesting as you can pick up a lot of stuff you wouldn’t ordinarily catch.

Blast Points: Episode 15 is a special mini-episode devoted to the Rogue One trailer as they talk about Mon Mothma, the droid character, the lack of Mads, the tone and more as they go through it scene-by-scene. Funny episode with some good observations. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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