Dark Horse Star Wars Solicitations for May 2014

February 27, 2014 at 9:25 am | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Dark Horse Comics have released their Star Wars solicitations for May 2014. From the final cover of The Star Wars, to the first cover of Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir, there is lots of cool titles to check out.

Star Wars #17 (of 20)

As Princess Leia and her prince prepare for their wedding day on Arrochar, the uneasy feeling among the Rebels—especially Han Solo—grows. Meanwhile, Luke, on an alpine mission with local troops, discovers the Alliance’s new “friends” aren’t so friendly! Continue Reading Dark Horse Star Wars Solicitations for May 2014…

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Comic Review: ‘The Star Wars #5’

February 5, 2014 at 12:05 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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The Star Wars #5 continues its strange journey based on George Lucas’ original draft. With lightsaber fights, spaceport brawls and awkward love scenes, this issue packs a smorgasbord of action and weirdness. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Releases: ‘The Star Wars #5’ and ‘Legacy Book 3’

February 5, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Dark Horse Comics has two new releases today: The Star Wars #5 (of 8) and the hardcover collection Legacy Book 3.

The Star Wars #5

Remember the scene in Star Wars where the Sith Knight traps General Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Annikin Starkiller, and the alien Han Solo—and they have to fight their way free and steal an Imperial starship? No? That’s because this is The Star Wars—based on George Lucas’s original rough-draft screenplay! Experience a Star Wars that never was!

Writer: Jonathan Rinzler
Artist: Mike Mayhew
Colorist: Rain Beredo
Cover Artist: Nick Runge

Format: FC, 32 pages; Ongoing
Price: $3.99

Legacy Book 3

Last heir to the legacy of the Skywalkers, Cade Skywalker is ready to turn his back on the galaxy for good. But as the rumored death of Sith Emperor Darth Krayt sets into motion a struggle for power . . . it becomes clear to Cade that he is the true last hope for the galaxy. Collects Star Wars: LegacyVolumes 9–11, and Legacy #37–#40 from Legacy collection Volume 8.

Click here for a four page preview.

Writers: John Ostrander and Jan Duursema
Pencillers: Jan Duursema and Dave Ross
Inker: Dan Parsons
Colorists: Brad Anderson and Jesus Aburto
Cover Artist: Jan Duursema

Format: FC, 440 pages; HC, 6” x 9”
Price: $34.99

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

January 24, 2014 at 12:05 am | Posted in Books, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Fantasy, Interview, News, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Books News

  • Author Kevin J. Anderson has wrapped up another Dan Shamble Zombie P.I. novel as well as a new short story which includes some Star Wars nods…

And, it’s off—final copy-edted ms. of Dan Shamble, Zombie PI SLIMY UNDERBELLY, and so is the Shamble story “Role Model” about murder at a cosplay convention for FICTION RIVER –Kevin J. Anderson

“This time a murder’s getting in the way—Star Wars fan dressed up in a stormtrooper outfit found dead with a stake through his heart. Turns out he was a vampire. We’ve got a Klingon as our main witness.” Yes, I love writing new Dan Shamble, Zombie PI stories! –Kevin J. Anderson

Dan Shamble’s new case, ROLE MODEL: “A Mandalorian “Boba Fett” bounty hunter sneered at a colorful figure of Kenny from South Park, saying, “He’s no good to me dead.” –Kevin J. Anderson

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Dark Horse Star Wars Solicitations for April 2014

January 11, 2014 at 8:09 pm | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Dark Horse Comics have released their solicitations for April 2014. Here’s the Star Wars rundown including cover art and details on the Matt Kindt’s Rebel Heist series. I have to say I’m a little excited to see Stéphane Créty and Julien Hugonnard-Bert working on Brian Wood’s Star Wars series. Both artists did an excellent job on Agent of the Empire: Iron Eclipse.

Star Wars #16 (of 20) Continue Reading Dark Horse Star Wars Solicitations for April 2014…

Comic Review: ‘The Star Wars #0’

January 1, 2014 at 12:06 am | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Zero issues can be interesting oddities. Sometimes they take on the format of mini-guides that plug in backstories not fully covered in the actual series. Other zero issues are more like bonus comics, and that’s definitely where The Star Wars #0 falls. While it doesn’t have a ton of information, it more than makes up for it with some cool artwork. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Releases: ‘The Star Wars #0’ and ‘Star Wars Omnibus: Dark Times Volume 1’

January 1, 2014 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Dark Horse Comics has two new Star Wars releases today.

The Star Wars #0

Writers: Jonathan Rinzler and Randy Stradley
Artists: Mike Mayhew, Sean Cooke, Kilian Plunkett, Stéphane Roux and Scott Kolins
Cover Artist: Nick RungeDetails: FC, 32 pages, one-shot, $3.99

A companion to the eight-issue adaptation of The Star Wars, this is an exclusive peek behind the scenes at the designs that have brought a new—yet incredibly familiar—galaxy to life. Included in this volume are the never-before-seen comics sequences that were used in Dark Horse’s pitch to George Lucas!
* Previously unpublished designs and comics pages!
* Companion to the official eight-issue adaptation of George Lucas’s original rough-draft screenplay for Star Wars!

Click here for a three page preview.

Star Wars Omnibus: Dark Times Volume 1

Writer: Randy Stradley
Pencillers: Doug Wheatley, Dave Ross and Lui Antonio
Colorists: Chris Chuckry, Ronda Pattison, Alex Wald and Dave McCaig
Cover Artist: Doug Wheatley

Details: FC, 344 pages, $24.99, TP, 6″ x 9″

Master Dass Jennir will strive to find out what it means to be a Jedi in a changed galaxy now ruled by the Empire. Master K’Kruhk—suddenly responsible for a group of Jedi younglings—will sacrifice much for their safety. The struggles of the Jedi will intertwine with those of others now living in fear, including the diverse crew of a smuggling ship, the Uhumele, and a Nosaurian whose troubles begin when the Clone Wars end. Collects Star Wars: Republic #79–#80, Dark Times Volume 1—The Path to Nowhere, Dark Times Volume 2—Parallels, Dark Times Volume 3—Vector, and Star Wars: Dark Times—Blue Harvest Parts 1–2.

Click here for a four page preview.

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TFN Interview with ‘The Star Wars’ artist Mike Mayhew

December 30, 2013 at 11:16 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Interview, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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TheForce.Net has an interview with Mike Mayhew, the artist behind Dark Horse Comics eight issue mini-series The Star Wars.

You’re responsible for the majority of the work that goes into designing the entirety of this alternate Star Wars galaxy. What does that process look like?

Well, that was something that was so daunting. And, the book was basically solicited before I came on, so any “extra” time I took to take the care and attention one would imagine that this project might need from a design standpoint was not a luxury. Pages were needed from day one. So, in essence, I needed to design everything, while doing penciling and inking chores on a monthly book. It would be like George designing Star Wars while he filmed it with the actors.

To make matters worse, I came on the book and agreed to a schedule, under the instructions that an “army” of artists was designing everything for me! This fell flat quickly for several reasons, some beyond anyone’s control, and because I actually wanted to control the design process, mainly so I wasn’t “stuck” drawing something that was difficult for me.

Click here to read the full interview.

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Dark Horse Star Wars Trade Paperbacks 2014

December 18, 2013 at 2:01 pm | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Due to the new distribution partnership between Dark Horse and Random House, Dark Horse’s upcoming trade paperbacks are now appearing in the Random House catalogs. Looking ahead, there is some tentative info on what we can expect in 2014, including a special edition collection for The Star Wars.

Legacy Volume 2 – Outcasts of the Broken Ring
Hardcover: $19.99
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Pages: 120
ISBN: 978-1-61655-310-4

Dawn of the Jedi Volume 3 – Force War
Trade Paperback: $19.99
On Sale: June 24, 2014
Pages: 128
ISBN: 978-1-61655-379-1 Continue Reading Dark Horse Star Wars Trade Paperbacks 2014…

CBR Interview Rinzler Plus Art From #0 Issue

December 18, 2013 at 1:29 pm | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Interview, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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CBR has a nice interview with J.W. Rinzler covering The Star Wars. He made some interesting comments…

“This is the raw form and it’s just a fun adventure, a fun romp — the characters develop but it’s very organic — so it’s not even really clear who the central character is until you get to the fifth and sixth issue.” -J.W. Rinzler

“But there’s more story left than Annikin’s story. The Wookiees are going to come into it too. George never slows down his inventiveness so I think the story keeps getting better and better. What I like about “The Star Wars” #4 is that you get a “Dirty Dozen” team assembled and now they’re going off on their main adventure, which is to get to the princess to safety. And it’s kind of started already but it’s also basically a romance between Annikin and Leia while Annikin tries to succeed in his mission.” -J.W. Rinzler

“You’re going to see a bunch of Wookiees.” -J.W. Rinzler

“[General Luke Skywalker] is the mentor to Annikin, definitely. But he’s also more like Patton. “I don’t care who is up against me, I have a very short temper and I am going to cut off heads, legs, whatever it takes. I will even cut people in half.” Jedi in “The Star Wars” are take-no-prisoners. They’re almost like samurai. Once they take out their lightsabers, they are lethal. They’re not going to put it back in the sheath because a few people are missing arms, legs and heads.” -J.W. Rinzler

Click here to check out the full interview. They also have some page samples from the upcoming #0 issue which includes new sketch artwork and info.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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