Marvel Star Wars Solicitations May 2017

February 23, 2017 at 6:08 pm | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Marvel, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Marvel has released their comic solicitations for May 2017. Here is the Star Wars rundown.

Rogue One #2 (of 6)

Writer: Jody Houser
Artist: Emilio Laiso
Cover Artist: Phil Noto
Variant Covers: Jon McCoy and Kris Anka Continue Reading Marvel Star Wars Solicitations May 2017…

Comic Review: ‘Darth Maul #1’

February 8, 2017 at 12:04 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Darth Maul #1 launches a new mini-series for Marvel. But can this Maul adventure hold up with those that have come before? Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Releases: ‘Star Wars #28’ and ‘Darth Maul #1’

February 1, 2017 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Marvel doubles down today with two new Star Wars releases.

Star Wars #28

Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: Salvador Larroca
Cover Artist: Stuart Immonen
Variant Covers: John Tyler Christopher (action figure variant), Meghan Hetrick (Star Wars 40th Anniversary)

Master Yoda finds himself overpowered and captured! Imprisoned within the caves, the master must become a student once more. Plus…Ben and Luke feel the ripples of the Jedi Master’s tale!

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99

Darth Maul #1 (of 5)

Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Luke Ross
Cover Artist: Rod Reis
Variant Covers: Rod Reis (sketch variant), Rafael Albuquerque (variant), Mark Brooks (variant), John Tyler Christopher (action figure variant), Terry Dodson (Star Wars 40th Anniversary), animation variant cover and movie variant cover

Bred on hate, fear, and anger…steeped in the ways of darkness…and trained to kill. Darth Maul’s time as apprentice to Darth Sidious has long been cloaked in shadows, but at last we will reveal his tale of revenge. From writer Cullen Bunn (DEADPOOL KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE, WOLVERINE) and artist Luke Ross (STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, HERCULES) comes a tale of rage unleashed as Darth Maul prepares for his first encounter with the Jedi.

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $4.99

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Star Wars Solicitations April 2017

January 24, 2017 at 7:24 pm | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Marvel, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Marvel has released their comic solicitations for April 2017. Here’s the Star Wars rundown.

Rogue One Adaptation #1 (of 6)

Writer: Jody Houser
Artist: Emilio Laiso
Cover Artists: Phil Noto, Terry Dodson (variant), Joe Quinones (droids variant), John Tyler Christopher (action figure variant), Mike Mayhew (40th anniversary variant)

The Rebellion is here! The biggest movie of the year jumps from the big screen to the comic book page! All looks lost for the Rebellion against the Empire as they learn of the existence of a new super-weapon — the Death Star. New heroes Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor set out on a desperate mission to steal the plans to destroy the new super-weapon. Written by Jody Houser (MAX RIDE) and drawn by Emilio Laiso (STAR WARS ANNUAL; HERCULES), join as the story is set up for the epic saga to follow…

Details: 48 pages, Rated T, $4.99
Release Date: April 5, 2017

Star Wars #30

Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: Salvador Larroca
Cover Artists: Stuart Immonen, John Tyler Christopher (action figure variant), Javier Rodriguez (40th anniversary variant)

It seems a battle from Yoda’s past has come to Luke’s present! Luke has stumbled upon the last native on the planet…and the stonepower is strong with this one!

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99
Release Date: April 5, 2017

Darth Maul #3 (of 5)

Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Luke Ross
Cover Artists: Rafael Albuquerque, Declan Shalvey (variant), David Lopez (variant), Jorge Molina (variant)

An evil crime syndicate is auctioning off a Jedi Padawan…that Darth Maul plans to take — and kill — for his own. Featuring: a band of bounty hunters including Cad Bane and Aurra Sing!

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99
Release Date: April 26, 2017

Poe Dameron #13

Writer: Charles Soule
Artist: Phil Noto
Cover Artists: Phil Noto, Jeff Dekal (40th anniversary variant)

It’s Terex’s army versus Black Squadron — and Black Squadron is outnumbered! Plus, Poe is stranded with only a battle-reluctant commando droid between him and his enemies. Snap Wexley may have a trick or two up his sleeve to help Black Leader fight!

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99
Release Date: April 19, 2017

Doctor Aphra #6

Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist: Kev Walker
Cover Artists: Komome Shirahama, David Lopez (variant), Rod Reis (40th anniversary variant)

Aphra Jr. and Sr. have stumbled upon an ancient Jedi citadel…but it appears that some form of life has survived…and they are NOT happy to be disturbed.

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99
Release Date: April 12, 2017

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
Release Date: May 10, 2017

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Marvel Star Wars Solicitations March 2017

December 22, 2016 at 7:17 pm | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Marvel, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | 1 Comment
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Marvel has released their comic solicitations for March 2017. Here is the Star Wars rundown.

 

Star Wars #29

Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: Salvador Larroca
Cover Artist: Stuart Immonen
Variant Covers: John Tyler Christopher (action figure variant), Kevin Wada (40th anniversary cover)

A problem, Yoda has. A big problem. Strong with the stonepower, this problem is. But judge it not by its size, will he.

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99
Release Date: March 1, 2017

Doctor Aphra #5

Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist: Kev Walker
Cover Artist: Kamome Shirahama
Variant Covers: Joe Quinones, and 40th anniversary cover by Marc Laming

Has Aphra actually found a lost ancient Jedi site? And if so, can she make it out with her life? And if so, will she be able to get a good price for it?

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99
Release Date: March 8, 2017

Poe Dameron #12

Writer: Charles Soule
Artist/Cover Artist: Phil Noto
Variant Covers: Bengal, and 40th anniversary cover by Leinil Yu

Poe is on the run from Terex’s forces with only C-3PO and BB-8 to help him! Can the greatest pilot in the galaxy survive without a ship? PLUS: A traitor revealed?!

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99
Release Date: March 15, 2017

Darth Maul #2 (of 5)

Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Luke Ross
Cover Artist: Rafael Albuquerque
Variant Covers: David Aja, and 40th anniversary cover by Paul Renaud

A Jedi Padawan has been captured by sinister forces…and Darth Maul is determined to find her?! This early tale of the galaxy’s deadliest Zabrak continues!

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99
Release Date: March 22, 2017

Star Wars Special Edition: A New Hope HC

Writer: Bruce Jones
Penciller: Eduardo Barreto
Cover Artist: Dave Dorman

Revisit the original space opera in a comic-book adaptation of the special edition of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, the ultimate realization of George Lucas’ creative vision! Meet young Luke Skywalker, whose destiny lies in the stars! And join him as he finds himself at the center of a Rebellion against the imposing Empire and its ruthless enforcer, Darth Vader! But what hope do the freedom fighters have of defeating the planet-destroying Imperial Death Star? With new scenes, including Han Solo’s early encounter with Jabba the Hutt, alongside classic moments with Leia, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2, Obi-Wan Kenobi and more, it’s everything you could want from Star Wars between two covers! Collecting STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE — SPECIAL EDITION #1-4.

Details: 112 pages, Rated T, $24.99, oversized trim
Release Date: April 5, 2017

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Marvel Star Wars Solicitations February 2017

November 24, 2016 at 10:28 am | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Marvel, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Marvel has released their comic solicitations for February 2017. Here is the Star Wars rundown.

Darth Maul #1 (of 5)

Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Luke Ross
Cover Artist: Rod Reis
Variant Covers: Rod Reis (sketch variant), Rafael Albuquerque (variant), Mark Brooks (variant), John Tyler Christopher (action figure variant), Terry Dodson (Star Wars 40th Anniversary), animation variant cover and movie variant cover Continue Reading Marvel Star Wars Solicitations February 2017…

New Darth Maul Coming to Marvel

November 15, 2016 at 5:40 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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USA Today has revealed that Marvel will be doing a Darth Maul mini-series next year and it will kick off in February. The five issue mini-series will be written by Cullen Bunn and drawn by Luke Ross who illustrated The Force Awakens comic adaptation. The story will be set prior to The Phantom Menace.

The comic finds Maul an untested warrior under the training of Darth Sidious, who would later become the Galactic Emperor. Told to stand down from engaging with Jedi yet, Maul hunts down the worst of the worst in the cosmic underworld to vent his frustration.

After learning a young Jedi Padawan named Eldra Kaitis has fallen into the hands of a crime lord, Maul seizes an opportunity to test his skills against a real Jedi but also maybe turn someone else to the dark side.

Click here to read the full story.

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Roqoo Depot Galleria Spotlight: Gabriele Dell’Otto

February 11, 2016 at 12:02 am | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars, The Roqoo Depot Galleria | Leave a comment
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One of the best things I can say about the Star Wars license moving to Marvel is some of the truly amazing artwork we’ve seen with the cover art. One artist in particular who really stands out is Gabriele Dell’Otto. Born in 1973, this 42 year old Italian artist has a remarkable skill with paints that makes comic covers look like fine art. And that’s because they are. Both an author and an illustrator, Dell’Otto has done covers for Marvel, DC, IPP, Egmont Ehapa and MG Publishing as well as scientific illustrations and historical calendars. But the thing that caught my eye was the variant covers he did for Marvel’s Princess Leia mini-series. They’re absolutely gorgeous. So today we’re spotlighting the Star Wars artwork of Gabriele Dell’Otto. Enjoy!

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‘Maul: Lockdown’ Paperback Release

January 27, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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maul-lockdown-legendsMaul: Lockdown by Joe Schreiber is out today in mass market paperback.

Set before the events of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace, this new novel is a thrilling follow-up to Star Wars: Darth Plagueis.

It’s kill or be killed in the space penitentiary that houses the galaxy’s worst criminals, where convicts face off in gladiatorial combat while an underworld gambling empire reaps the profits of the illicit blood sport. But the newest contender in this savage arena, as demonic to behold as he is deadly to challenge, is fighting for more than just survival. His do-or-die mission, for the dark masters he serves, is to capture the ultimate weapon: an object that will enable the Sith to conquer the galaxy.

Sith lords Darth Plagueis and Darth Sidious are determined to possess the prize. And one of the power-hungry duo has his own treacherous plans for it. But first, their fearsome apprentice must take on a bloodthirsty prison warden, a cannibal gang, cutthroat crime lord Jabba the Hutt, and an unspeakable alien horror. No one else could brave such a gauntlet of death and live. But no one else is the dreaded dark-side disciple known as Darth Maul.

Official Product Page.

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Podcasts in Review

September 4, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Random House, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review. For those looking for John Jackson Miller interviews, you’re in luck, as they’re are plenty (though more to come).

Coffee with Kenobi: Book Chat with John Jackson Miller covers his new Star Wars novel A New Dawn which stars two of the main characters from the upcoming television series Star Wars Rebels. They cover the outreach of the book, going after old and new fans alike, the timing of the project, where Kanan and Hera are at this point in their lives, and more. As always, the hosts put together a great interview with excellent questions and good production quality.

Disney Vault Talk: The Saludos Amigos episode covers a Disney movie I’ve never seen. It’s a collection of shorts woven with some documentary footage to create a highlight piece for South America during a time when the US was vying for allies in WWII. As usual, Teresa shares some fun facts and trivia that sheds new light on the films and the company that made them. Together, Steve and Teresa give a nice feel for what the film is like and what it accomplished. For someone like me who isn’t very well versed in the Disneyverse, they do a great job of offering insight and provoking interest. If you like Disney or are just interested in the subject, be sure to give this one a try.

Fangirls Going Rogue: Episode #10 features special guest Steve Glosson, which means you’re in for a treat. They start out with listener feedback and a very nice discussion on cosplay and fandom. They get into their recommended episode picks for Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Steve talks about how his Star Wars fandom began, what he feels is the most underrated thing in Star Wars (Hayden Christensen), they cover some Star Wars Episode VII news, and the character discussion this month is Chewbacca which leads to lots of fun conversation. A great episode all around.

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