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October 4, 2013 at 12:59 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Conventions, Fantasy, Interview, JJ Abrams, Movies, Regular Feature, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web featuring news and events for Star Wars and beyond.


  • Dave Dorman fans looking to get a signed print of his variant cover for The Other Dead #1 featuring President Obama ready to take on the zombie apocalypse can pick one up here while supplies last.


  • Dallas Comic Con Fan Days starts today and features quite a few Star Wars guests: Anthony Daniels, Carrie Fisher, David Prowse, Peter Mayhew, Daniel Logan, Ron Perlman and Katee Sackhoff.
  • DEF-CON 2 kicks off Saturday in Southhampton, England and features Star Wars guests Jeremy Bulloch, Pam Rose, Brian Wheeler, Alan Flyng, Nick Joseph, John Chapman, and Brian Muir.
  • Also kicking off Saturday in England is the London Film & Comic Con which will features guests Ailsa Berk, Jett Lucas, Julian Glover, Brian Blessed, Mike Mayhew and J.W. Rinzler.
  • John Jackson Miller has revealed his NYCC schedule. He’ll be signing at the Random House booth (#2205) Friday from 5-6 p.m. and Saturday from 11-noon.
  • Star Wars artist Jeff Carlisle will be a featured Artist Guest of Honor this year at Con on the Cob which kicks off October 17 in Hudson, OH.

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Dark Horse NYCC Schedule

October 3, 2013 at 5:23 pm | Posted in Comic Books, Conventions, Dark Horse, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Dark Horse Comics has released their New York Comic Con 2013 schedule in their latest press release. Among the panels and events listed, there are a few that might be of interest for Star Wars fans including a “TBA” project by Tommy Lee Edwards who has done some pretty cool Star Wars work in the past, Star Wars panels with J.W. Rinzler, Jan Duursema, Brian Wood and Zack Giallongo.

(Signings in Dark Horse Booth #1636)

Thursday (October 10th)

  • 8:00 p.m. Tommy Lee Edwards: Project TBA

Friday (October 11th)

  • 4:00 p.m. CONAN, STAR WARS, THE MASSIVE: Brian Wood
  • 5:00 p.m. THE STAR WARS, STAR WARS: DAWN OF THE JEDI: Jonathan Rinzler, Jan Duursema

Saturday (October 12th)

  • 5:30 p.m. THE MASSIVE: Brian Wood, Garry Brown

Sunday (October 13th)

  • 12:00 p.m. Tommy Lee Edwards: Project TBA
  • 3:00 p.m. STAR WARS: SHADOWS OF ENDOR: Zack Giallongo

For those interested, you can check out Dark Horse Comics full schedule below. Continue Reading Dark Horse NYCC Schedule…

New Release and Review: ‘The Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi’ by J.W. Rinzler

October 1, 2013 at 12:02 am | Posted in Books, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Today The Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi hits stores. If you haven’t ordered a copy already, this is definitely one book worth checking out. J.W. Rinzler dives into all of the aspects that went into making the film. There are snippets from the various drafts of the script, including the bits that feature Palpatine in his volcanic lair on Had Abaddon. There’s behind the scenes details on things like the selection of the director and how Richard Marquand was not George Lucas’ first choice. Plus there are tons of pictures, from photos onset to awesome concept art. Click here to read our full review.

You can find retailer links via Random House’s official product page along with a 74 page preview of the book. If you’re interested in the Enhanced Edition for eReaders, that version won’t be out until October 22nd.

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SDCC 2013 Star Wars Video Roundup

July 21, 2013 at 4:05 pm | Posted in Books, Conventions, Interview, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | 1 Comment
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A lot of good videos came out of San Diego Comic Con 2013 including quite a few interviews. We put together a roundup of the Star Wars ones for fans to enjoy, some featuring Star Wars writers discussing their other projects, plus a look at The Bounty Hunter Code that reveals the artists for the book.

John Jackson Miller (KenobiOverdraft: The Orion Offensive) interview via Fandom Network

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Rinzler Digs Into ‘The Star Wars’

July 17, 2013 at 5:35 pm | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Interview, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Comic Book Resources posted an interview with writer J.W. Rinzler on his upcoming series The Star Wars. There’s some interesting details revealed in this one.

“Jedi General Luke Skywalker is the mastermind, the only one who always sees the big picture — and who is not afraid to get his hands dirty and light up his lazersword. Annikin Starkiller is the brash youth, whose heart is in the right place, but who’s a little rough around the edges and not above flirting with the general’s female aides — until he meets Princess Leia. The droids are a little bit more like the peasants in Kurosawa’s ‘Hidden Fortress,’ in that both of them speak and squabble, so we have a more literal idea of what’s going on in [R2D2]’s mind. Together, by about the mid-point in the series, they constitute a kind of dirty dozen team: Jedi, princess (and princes), droids, rebels…as they rise up to fight the Empire’s bloody invasion of their planet — and a dark Sith Knight.” -J.W. Rinzler

Click here to read the full interview which includes new artwork by Mike Mayhew.

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PREVIEWSworld Talks with Rinzler and Mayhew on ‘The Star Wars’

July 15, 2013 at 12:13 pm | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Interview, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Lot of The Star Wars news coming out today. PREVIEWSworld has an interview with The Star Wars‘ writer, J.W. Rinzler and artist, Mike Mayhew. It also has a log of new artwork including looks at the Death Star, new starfighters and much more.

“The all-new characters add to the story and do things that are unexpected.  For instance, a new rebel agent Klieg Whitsun, teams up with General Luke and Annikin and he is key to their mission.  Also, a new villain, one of the Sith 100, has some major character development and does something a villain has never done in a Star Wars film!” -Mike Mayhew

Click here to check out the full interview and all the art.

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Newsarama Interview with J.W. Rinzler

June 14, 2013 at 9:31 am | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Interview, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Newsarama has an interview with The Star Wars writer J.W. Rinzler who talks about the new comic series and more.

People know the over-arching story of Star Wars, but what about this divergent story — The Star Wars?

Rinzler: I don’t want to give away the whole eight issue comic story, but a lot of the elements from the original trilogy are mixed up in there like a kaleidoscope. There is an Empire and there is an Emperor, but you only see him a little bit. There’s an evil governor character like Grand Moff Tarkin, and there is a Luke Skywalker but he’s not a farm boy; he’s an experienced Jedi general.

Much like in the Star Wars movies, the Jedi are all but extinct, though there are at least two of them in this script. The Sith in this story have been actively hunting down the Jedi, who consequently are fading into legend at this point. In The Star Wars, there’s one Sith lord who, when he hears there’s a Jedi running around, comes to the Empire almost like a bounty hunter; he doesn’t work for them, but he wants to go after the Jedi. The Sith Lord comes to the Empire stating this is what they do — hunt Jedi.

There’s also a Princess Leia in The Star Wars, but she’s not Luke’s twin… but she has two brothers. There’s also a guy that’s half-man, half machine…. But it’s not Darth Vader. There is a Darth Vader, but here he is a general and not a Sith. There is a Han Solo and he does have an affinity with Wookiees, but he doesn’t have his own ship and he’s not even human. And so on and so forth.

There is an R2-D2 and a C-3PO, but unlike what people expect — this R2 actually talks, so prepare yourself for a shock.

Click here to read the full interview. They also have some new interior art.

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J.W. Rinzler Interview and Book Trailer for ‘The Making of the Return of the Jedi’

May 23, 2013 at 8:54 am | Posted in Books, Interview, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Huffington Post put up an interview earlier this week with author J.W. Rinzler covering his upcoming book The Making of Return of the Jedi which covers a diverse set of topics to say the least. They also have a book trailer that shows some of the pictures and artwork in the book. You can check it out here.

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New Release: ‘Star Wars Storyboards: The Prequel Trilogy’

May 14, 2013 at 12:00 am | Posted in Art, Books, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Star Wars Storyboards: The Prequel Trilogy comes out today from Abrams Books. Edited by J.W. Rinzler and with an introduction by Star Wars storyboard and concept artists Iain McCaig, the book is a 352 page hardcover that collects the best storyboards from Episode I, II and III. You can find full details about the book here on Abram’s website.

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New Look at ‘The Star Wars’

May 6, 2013 at 1:56 pm | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Wired posted some nice art images from the upcoming Dark Horse Comics series The Star Wars as well as some commentary from J.W. Rinzler. You can check out the full article here, below you’ll find the artwork by Mike Mayhew.

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