Our Celebration Anaheim Interview with John Jackson Miller

May 5, 2015 at 12:05 am | Posted in Books, Celebration, Conventions, Events, Interview, Sci-Fi, Star Trek, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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While at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, we had the chance to interview Star Wars author John Jackson Miller. We talked about not just Star Wars, but also his recent work with Star Trek and his work in his original sci-fi setting Overdraft.


This may be taboo but I’d like to ask you first about your latest novel Star Trek: The Next Generation: Takedown. What kind of prep work did you have to do for this novel?

Well I certainly needed to be aware of where the characters were relative to the other novels that Pocket Books had out. I also needed to get some sense of the specs of Enterprise relative to Aventine, which is the ship that they’re chasing throughout the book. I also got out my copy of Star Trek Star Charts and got a good idea of where all of the locations were in my story. So basically ever place that they go is some place they could reasonably get to.

Character voices can be hard to capture, but Senator Bretorious really leaps off of the page. How did he come about?

Well I think the notion was that I wanted to show that for a Romulan it was…it’s common for Romulans to have to try to claw over each other to become at the top level of their society. With Bretorious I wanted to show someone who had very limited prospects who had advanced as far as he was going to go and was on the way down. I wanted to show particularly, as the events of the story unfold, what happens when somebody of his limited abilities is put into the position that the opportunities of the book provide him. It’s difficult to get too much into this book without revealing some of the secrets, but certainly pitting Riker against Picard, they’re certain friends, but they’re on opposite sides of the situation. Riker, now being an admiral in the book chronology, provides some interesting story opportunities. Then of course pitting Riker against Bretorious, we got to see their two different personalities clashing there, too. I had a lot of fun with the book and it was very well received. Continue Reading Our Celebration Anaheim Interview with John Jackson Miller…

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New Releases: Legacy #14, KOTOR Omnibus #3 and A Spark Remains TPB

April 23, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Dark Horse Comics has three new Star Wars releases today.

Legacy #14 (of 18)

look into Ania Solo’s prison-camp past reveals a secret connection to the brutal bounty hunter who is desperate to bring her to justice—dead, not alive!

But bounty hunters are only part of Ania’s problems!

* The answer to “Who is Ania Solo?” is at hand!

Click here for a four page preview.

Writers: Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman
Artist: Gabriel Hardman
Colorist: Jordan Boyd
Cover Artist: Agustin Alessio

Format: FC, 32 pages
Price: $2.99

Star Wars Omnibus: Knights of the Old Republic Volume 3

Free from the false charges against him, former Padawan Zayne Carrick discovers that one of his allies, Jarael, has been running from her past. Soon Zayne is caught in a web of sport dueling, slavery, an evil twin, an ancient society, and finally, the frontline of the Mandalorian Wars. Collects Knights of the Old Republic #38–#50 and Knights of the Old Republic—War #1–#5 (part of volume 7 and volumes 8–10).

* Expands the story of the smash-hit video games!
* From the New York Times best-selling novelist John Jackson Miller!

Click here for a three page preview.

Writer: John Jackson Miller
Pencillers: Ron Chan, Brian Ching, Bong Dazo, Andrea Mutti and Dean Zachary
Inker: Pierluigi Baldassini
Colorist: Michael Atiyeh
Cover Artist: Dan Scott

Format: FC, 416 pages; TP, 6” x 9”
Price: $24.99

Dark Times Volume 7: A Spark Remains TPB

Together with their old friend Dass Jennir and a new Jedi acquaintance, the crew of the Uhumele is plotting to take down the Galactic Emperor’s second in command, Darth Vader! For this foolproof plan, they’ll be offering something the Dark Lord won’t be able to resist: Jedi. Collects Star Wars: Dark Times—A Spark Remains #1–#5.

* Vader on the hunt . . . for Jedi!
* Darth Vader grooms an assassin for the Empire!

Click here for a six page preview.

Writer: Randy Stradley
Penciller: Douglas Wheatley
Colorist: Dan Jackson
Cover Artist: Benjamin Carré

Format: FC, 128 pages; TP, 6 5/8” x 10 3/16”
Price: $19.99

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New Release: ‘Star Wars Omnibus: KOTOR Volume 2’

December 25, 2013 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse | Leave a comment
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Dark Horse Comics has one new Star Wars release on this Christmas Day and it’s a big one.

Star Wars Omnibus: Knights of the Old Republic Volume 2

After Zayne Carrick is framed for the murder of his fellow Jedi in training, his poor luck prevents him from clearing his name and throws him into dangerous situations all over the galaxy, leading to his final confrontation with the Jedi Masters who massacred their own Padawans!

* Expands the story of the smash-hit Knights of the Old Republic video games!

* From the New York Times best-selling novelist John Jackson Miller!

Click here for a three page preview.

Writer: John Jackson Miller
Pencillers: Brian Ching, Bong Dazo, Scott Hepburn, Alan Robinson and Dustin Weaver
Inkers: Dan Parsons and Joe Pimentel
Colorist: Michael Atiyeh
Cover Artist: Colin Wilson

Format: FC, 440 pages; TP, 6” x 9”
Price: $24.99

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Dark Horse Star Wars Solicitations for February 2014

November 19, 2013 at 11:44 am | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here are the Star Wars solicitations from Dark Horse Comics for February 2014.

Dark Times: A Spark Remains TPB

Continue Reading Dark Horse Star Wars Solicitations for February 2014…

New Release: ‘Knights of the Old Republic Volume 1’ Omnibus

August 21, 2013 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Knights of the Old Republic Volume 1 Omnibus is out today collecting issues #0-18 (trade paperbacks 1-3).

Padawan Zayne Carrick is suddenly a fugitive framed for the murder of his fellow Jedi-in-training. Little does the galaxy know, Zayne’s own Masters are behind the massacre and dead set on recovering him before he can reveal the truth.

Click here for a four page preview.

Writer: John Jackson Miller
Artist: Brian Ching, Travel Foreman, Harvey Tolibas, Dustin Weaver
Colorist: David Ramos, Michael Atiyeh
Cover Artist: Travis Charest

Format: FC, 424 Pages; TP, 6″ x 9″
Price: $24.99

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All Wings Report In Interviews John Jackson Miller

July 31, 2013 at 9:50 am | Posted in Books, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Del Rey, Interview, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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All Wings Report In, the official podcast of the Rebel Legion, has a really nice interview with author John Jackson Miller. John was recently inducted into the Rebel Legion at San Diego Comic Con 2013, and he jokes around about joining the Mandalorian Mercs next for a trifecta. He talks about recruiting a Tusken Raider at SDCC to threaten con goers, a wild traffic jam he and Michael S. Stackpole witnessed involving a train, a fire truck, cops and a cosplayer with wings. John also talks about how he ended up working for Dark Horse Comics, how Knights of the Old Republic came about, when KOTOR will come back, tabletop gaming, developing the Lost Tribe of the Sith, how art can sometimes inspire the story, the origin of Kenobi and how it got put off. Like other authors recently, John emphasized that future Star Wars projects are on a wait and see basis, but he is doing stuff other than Star Wars (Simpsons, Conan, Star Trek, Overdraft: The Orion Offensive). The interview covers a whole lot more, and combined with the good audio quality, this is definitely one worth checking out.

Click here to listen to the interview. You can find the download links here.

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Around the Web

June 7, 2013 at 10:12 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Dark Horse, Events, Interview, News, Regular Feature, scifi/fantasy, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Video Games | Leave a comment
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The big news this was the announcement of a new Star Wars book in The Jedi Path/The Book of Sith line that will focus on the bounty hunters. Called The Bounty Hunter Code: From the File of Boba Fett, this deluxe edition comes in the shape of a briefcase, includes extra goodies and covers info on bounty hunting with notes from the pros like Boba, Dengar, Bossk and more. Idle Hands posted a really nice write up with lots of pictures, plus Amazon has it up for pre-order. Unlike the previous books in this series, Daniel Wallace will be joined by two other authors: Ryder Windham and Jason Fry. The book is certainly in good hands.

LucasBooks editor Jen Heddle has also been tweeting a lot of lit news lately. She’s been reading the manuscripts for Maul: Lockdown by Joe Schreiber and The Star Wars by J.W. Rinzler. Some fun notes about The Star Wars: there’s a pilot character called Mace and Leia has a brother named Windy. Definitely going to be an interesting read. Continue Reading Around the Web…

Drew Karpyshyn Reddit Recap

March 20, 2013 at 7:21 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Interview, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Video Games | 2 Comments
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drewkarpyshynAuthor Drew Karpyshyn answered a ton of questions on his Ask Me Anything Reddit chat the other day. The topics range from Mass Effect to Star Wars, books to video games. Here’s the full recap.

Drew Karpyshyn: I know it’s a bit early, but I’m here and ready to go. Let me set the stage: 85 degrees in Austin today so I snuck in some golf (shot 77, thanks for asking) and now I’m back home and raring to go.

Plenty of questions already, so let’s get to it! Continue Reading Drew Karpyshyn Reddit Recap…

Dark Horse Star Wars Solicitations for June 2013

March 14, 2013 at 8:21 am | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Here are the Dark Horse Comic Star Wars solicitations for June 2013.

Star Wars #6

Release Date: June 12
Details: FC, 32 pages, $2.99, Ongoing

Writer: Brian Wood
Artist: Carlos D’Anda
Colorist: Gabe Eltaeb
Cover Artist: Rodolfo Migliari

When he and Chewbacca are cornered by Imperials, Han Solo resorts to an improvised plan—with the most dangerous results imaginable! Meanwhile, half a galaxy away, Princess Leia and Wedge Antilles prepare for certain death, unaware that Luke Skywalker has an improvisation of his own. And Darth Vader is watching . . .

Sketch variant by Alex Ross!


Dark Times: Fire Carrier #5 (of 5)

Release Date: June 5
Details: FC, 32 pages, $2.99, Miniseries

Writer: Randy Stradley
Artist: Gabriel Guzman
Colorist: Garry Henderson
Cover Artist: Douglas Wheatley

Jedi Master K’Kruhk’s fight with militia soldiers comes to an abrupt end—with the appearance of not one, but two unexpected allies. The refuge he and his Padawans have sought may be in sight . . . 
but a shadow from within their own ranks bodes a perilous future.

Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin #3 (of 5)

Release Date: June 19
Details: FC, 32 pages, $3.50, Miniseries

Writer: Tim Siedell
Penciller: Ivan Fernandez
Inker: Denis Frietas
Colorist: Michael Atiyeh
Cover Artist: Ariel Olivetti

Darth Vader’s search for the culprits behind an assassination attempt on the Emperor leads to a shattered Star Destroyer floating lifeless above a mysterious moon. On the ground he finds no survivors—instead ancient ruins, and frightening inhabitants. All the while, a hunter follows, waiting for the moment to strike!

Legacy #4

Release Date: June 26
Details: FC, 32 pages, $2.99, Miniseries

Writers: Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman
Artist: Gabriel Hardman
Colorist: Rachelle Rosenberg
Cover Artist: Dave Wilkins

A vanishing planet and an impostor revealed . . . a deadly trap and a dangerous escape. When Ania Solo set out in search of adventure, little did she know trouble, peril, and the Sith would be along for the ride!


Knights of the Old Republic Omnibus 1

Release Date: September 10
Details: FC, 424 pages, $24.99, TP, 6” x 9”

Writer: John Jackson Miller
Artists: Brian Ching, Travel Foreman, Harvey Tolibas, Dustin Weaver
Colorists: Michael Atiyeh, Jay David Ramos
Cover Artist: Travis Charest

Padawan Zayne Carrick is suddenly a fugitive framed for the murder of his fellow Jedi-in-training. Little does the galaxy know, Zayne’s own Masters are behind the massacre and dead set on recovering him before he can reveal the truth. Collects Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic issues #0–#18 (volumes 1–3).

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New Star Wars Releases From Dark Horse

October 24, 2012 at 8:27 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse | Leave a comment
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Dark Horse Comics has several new Star Wars releases, all of them trade paperbacks.

Dark Times: Out of the Wilderness TPB

Everyone wants fugitive Jedi Dass Jennir. An assassin is hot on his heels, Darth Vader is also in the race to find him, and even the outlaw crew of the Uhumele are searching for their former companion. But for Jennir and his “partner” Ember Chankeli, those are distant concerns as they endure a scorching desert trek and an attack by deadly land pirates!

Even under a blazing sun, these are dark times! Collects Star Wars: Dark Times—Out of the Wilderness #1–#5.

Agent of the Empire: Iron Eclipse TPB

Imperial power is at its height. With Palpatine on the throne and his chief enforcer, Darth Vader, leading fleets of Star Destroyers and legions of stormtroopers across the galaxy, the Empire is an unstoppable force for order and peace.

But not every political problem requires military might; not every negotiation depends on a show of force. Sometimes all diplomacy needs to succeed is the right man, in the right place, with the willingness to get the job done. No matter what it takes.

Collects Star Wars: Agent of the Empire—Iron Eclipse #1–#5.

Knights of the Old Republic: War TPB

The Republic and the Mandalorians are at war, and some of the Jedi are joining the fight! One Jedi, peace-loving Zayne Carrick, has found himself on the front lines against his wishes—he’s been drafted . . . And when Zayne is captured by the Mandalorians while storming beaches with his fellow Republic troops, he suddenly is forced not only to fight, but to fight alongside the enemy! Collects Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic—War #1–#5.

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