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January 10, 2014 at 12:03 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Marvel, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond. Lots of featured news this week as people respond to the Marvel Star Wars license announcement.

Book News

  • Paul S. Kemp shares why he writes masculine stories. It’s a nice insight into the themes of his books.
  • Athena’s Daughters is now funded and they reached the stretch goal for the Joe Corroney cover for the companion book, Apollo’s Daughters, which will feature stories by familiar Star Wars writers such as Aaron Allston, Michael A. Stackpole and John Jackson Miller.
  • Want to pre-order a signed copy of Mentats of Dune by Kevin J. Anderson and Brian Herbert? Then click here.
  • The Tarnished Crown Book 1: The Path to Power by Karen Miller is in the editing stage and will be ready for publication later this year. Continue Reading Around the Web…

Happy Birthday, Tom Taylor

November 29, 2013 at 12:00 am | Posted in Birthday | Leave a comment

Today we wish a happy birthday to Tom Taylor. Be sure to wish Tom a happy birthday on Twitter and Facebook. Since he’s in Australia, he’s a day ahead of us, but it still counts. And don’t forget to check out his latest comic which came out this week, Injustice: Gods Among Us #11.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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November 15, 2013 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Fantasy, Regular Feature, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here’s this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.


  • Kevin J. Anderson‘s new serial The Dragon Business will be out next Tuesday and is up for pre-order now on Amazon. The eight part serial will get a new episode each week. It’s only $1.99 for all eight.
  • Kevin also has a cover reveal for his upcoming novel The Dark Between the Stars. The cover is by Stephen Youll who did the cover art for several of the Star Wars anthologies books and The Bounty Hunter Wars Trilogy.
  • Daniel Wallace has a sneak peek at his upcoming book The Iron Man Manual which will be out Tuesday.

Continue Reading Around the Web…

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August 2, 2013 at 7:14 am | Posted in Around the Web, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Book News

A Hero By Any Other Name is now available as an eBook on Amazon. This superhero anthology includes stories by Aaron Allston, Michael A. Stackpole,  Janine K. Spendlove, Bryan Young, Maxwell Alexander Drake, R.T. Kaelin, Maggie Allen and Ron Garner.

Author Michael A. Stackpole posted on Facebook that he’ll be teaching online writing classes for Arizona State next year. Certainly something to keep in mind for those interested in furthering their education.

Martha Wells posted a teaser for her upcoming Raksura novella. For those who haven’t read her Books of the Raksura series yet, there is a discounted compilation available on Kindle, Nook and Kobo. Fans of Martha Wells’ Emilie & the Hollow World can also pre-order the sequel Emilie & the Sky World now on Amazon and B&N. Continue Reading Around the Web…

New Release: ‘Injustice: Gods Among Us #7’

July 31, 2013 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, DC Comics | Leave a comment

Tom Taylor’s DC Comic series is still going with this week’s Injustice: Gods Among Us #7. With Shazam on the cover, can this issue step things up a notch? Hopefully, the answer is yes.

The tragic death of one of their own has further divided the heroes. Friendships fracture as paths are chosen. The citizens of Earth, too, are divided in their feelings on the heroes’ new, proactive roles, and Billy Batson wants to hear what they have to say. Meanwhile, a signal from Metropolis proves that someone—or something—has survived.

Writer: Tom Taylor
Artists: Jheremy Raapack, Mike S. Miller and Kevin Maguire
Cover Artist: Mico Suayan

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

SDCC 2013 Star Wars Video Roundup

July 21, 2013 at 4:05 pm | Posted in Books, Conventions, Del Rey, Interview, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a 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

Continue Reading SDCC 2013 Star Wars Video Roundup…

New Release: ‘Injustice: Gods Among Us #6’

June 26, 2013 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, DC Comics | Leave a comment
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Injustice: Gods Among Us #6 hits comic shops today.

Writer: Tom Taylor
Artists: Jheremy Raapack and Mike S. Miller
Cover Artist: Mico Suayan

Batman recovers from a devastating tragedy with only Catwoman at his side, and then goes underground to start developing the resistance against Superman’s new world order—but The Man of Steel is about to take the battle to the next level. Collects three chapters from the digital-first series inspired by the highly anticipated game.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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June 21, 2013 at 2:36 pm | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Regular Feature, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Artist Ryan Kelly has some cool pics on his flickr page showcasing some of his work on Dark Horse Comics Star Wars series.

Part three of The Death of the Necromancer by Martha Wells is now up online.

Author Christie Golden is heading to China. The trip is part of a promotional tour by Blizzard Entertainment and China’s New Star Press who are publishing World of Warcraft and StarCraft novels including books by Christie Golden. Christie will be signing at CapitaMall Crystal, Beijing on June 21, City of Books on Nanjing Road, Shanghai on June 23, and at Nanshan Book Mall in Shenzhen on June 25th. If you are a Christie Golden fan in China, this will be the perfect opportunity to meet her.

While roaming the web, I came across this cool video interview with Star Wars author Timothy Zahn from Starfest 2013. Tim talks about what could happen to the Expanded Universe, writing Scoundrels in just three months, and more. It’s a nice interview and worth checking out. Continue Reading Around the Web…

Comic Review: ‘Injustice: Gods Among Us #5’

May 31, 2013 at 7:47 am | Posted in Comic Books, DC Comics, Reviews | Leave a comment
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The Flash gets the spotlight in Injustice: Gods Among Us #5 and Arkham Asylum comes under siege in the second half. Click here to check out our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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May 24, 2013 at 6:57 am | Posted in Around the Web, Conventions, Disney, Interview, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment
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Kicking off this week’s Star Wars news is the world’s largest Star Wars toy: a 46,000 pound LEGO X-Wing.

In other news, EA revealed that fans will get their first glimpse of what’s to come for Star Wars at E3 next month.

Denver Comic Con is fast approaching and Star Wars artist Gabriel Hardman revealed he’ll be there and he’ll be doing sketches (details here). Also in attendance will be author Kevin J. Anderson who is debuting his new comic Stalag-X (and Dave Dorman is doing the covers).

Author Matthew Stover posted a guest blog on Orbit Books which breaks the norm by listing a bunch of interesting notes pertaining to stories, writing, and thensome.

“Most of what follows will be about story, because I make stories the same way I breathe: even to pause requires an act of will, and if I ever stop, it’s because I’m dead.” -Matthew Stover Continue Reading Around the Web…

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