Around the Web

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.

Art

  • 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.

Conventions

  • 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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Ewok of the Day: Paploo

October 4, 2013 at 12:05 am | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars | 2 Comments
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Here at Roqoo Depot, we are counting down the days to the release of Ewoks: Shadows of Endor. Written and drawn by Zack Giallongo with colors by Braden Lamb, this trade paperback comic leads directly in the events of Return of the Jedi and ties into the Ewoks television movies and series. To help get readers in the mood, we’ll be doing an Ewok of the day each day until the comic’s release. Today we’re highlighting Paploo.

Paploo is the nephew of Chief Chirpa and the son of Bozzie, Chief Chirpa’s sister. He often hanged out with Wicket, Teebo, Latara and Kneesaa. During the battle of Endor, he stole a scout trooper speeder bike which created a diversion allowing the Rebels to capture the shield generator. Later on, he actually came to replace Master Logray in Bright Tree Village.

Kenny Baker played Paploo in Return of the Jedi. Originally the roles of Paploo and Wicket were reversed, but on the day for shooting the scene between Leia and her first encounter with an Ewok, Warwick Davis was used instead and the names were later swapped. Paploo went on to appear in the Ewoks television show, the Ewoks comics, in Star Wars Tales 22: “Marooned” and in the children’s books: How the Ewoks Saved the Trees: An Old Ewok Legend and The Ewoks Join the Fight.

Ewoks: Shadows of Endor will be out on October 9, 2013.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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…

Ewok of the Day: Chukha-Trok

October 3, 2013 at 12:05 am | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here at Roqoo Depot, we are counting down the days to the release of Ewoks: Shadows of Endor. Written and drawn by Zack Giallongo with colors by Braden Lamb, this trade paperback comic leads directly in the events of Return of the Jedi and ties into the Ewoks television movies and series. To help get readers in the mood, we’ll be doing an Ewok of the day each day until the comic’s release. Today we’re highlighting Chukha-Trok.

Chukha-Trok is a notable Ewok known for his strength, wisdom, and for being a woodcutter. He accompanied Logray and his caravan in their attempt to rescue a pair of humans named Jeremitt and Catarine from one of the monstrous Gorax. Sadly, Chukha-Trok died during the confrontation with the Gorax.

His first appearance was in the television movie Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure (1984). He also appeared in a couple episodes of the Ewoks television show and in the short story “Return of the Great One!” which was part of the 1988 Marvel Ewoks Annual.

Ewoks: Shadows of Endor will be out on October 9, 2013.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Ewok of the Day: Weechee

October 2, 2013 at 12:05 am | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here at Roqoo Depot, we are counting down the days to the release of Ewoks: Shadows of Endor. Written and drawn by Zack Giallongo with colors by Braden Lamb, this trade paperback comic leads directly in the events of Return of the Jedi and ties into the Ewoks television movies and series. To help get readers in the mood, we’ll be doing an Ewok of the day each day until the comic’s release. Today we’re highlighting Weechee.

Weechee is the eldest of the Warrick brothers. Son to Deej and Shodu, Weechee has three siblings: Widdle, Wicket, and Winda. He is known as one of the best warriors in the Bright Tree Village, often put in charge of expeditions. He also has a girlfriend, Chirita.

Weechee first appeared in Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure (1984) then in Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (1986). He was also a recurring character in the Ewoks television show and was in the children’s book Wicket Goes Fishing: An Ewok Adventure.

Ewoks: Shadows of Endor will be out on October 9, 2013.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Ewok of the Day: Widdle

October 1, 2013 at 12:05 am | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here at Roqoo Depot, we are counting down the days to the release of Ewoks: Shadows of Endor. Written and drawn by Zack Giallongo with colors by Braden Lamb, this trade paperback comic leads directly in the events of Return of the Jedi and ties into the Ewoks television movies and series. To help get readers in the mood, we’ll be doing an Ewok of the day each day until the comic’s release. Today we’re highlighting Widdle.

Widdle is Wicket’s older brother and the black sheep of the family. He often challenges his older brother Weechee, and is prone to accidents. During the battle of Endor, he was one of the Ewoks who captured an AT-ST along with the mighty Chewbacca and Wunka. That AT-ST helped turned the tide of the battle and secured the Ewok’s victory over the Empire.

Widdle appeared in Return of the Jedi and both of the Ewok television movies–Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure (1984), and Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (1986). He went on to appear in the children’s book The Ewok Who Was Afraid: An Ewok Adventure, and numerous episodes of the Ewoks television show.

Ewoks: Shadows of Endor will be out on October 9, 2013.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Ewok of the Day: Kaink

September 30, 2013 at 12:05 am | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here at Roqoo Depot, we are counting down the days to the release of Ewoks: Shadows of Endor. Written and drawn by Zack Giallongo with colors by Braden Lamb, this trade paperback comic leads directly in the events of Return of the Jedi and ties into the Ewoks television movies and series. To help get readers in the mood, we’ll be doing an Ewok of the day each day until the comic’s release. Today we’re highlighting Kaink.

Kaink is an Ewok priestess and a guardian of the Soul Trees (sacred trees planeted at the time of an Ewok’s birth). She is also the legend-keeper for Bright Tree Village. She preferred to be by herself and lived in solitude several miles away from the village where she could be at one with nature. Her magical staff is adorned with a crystal that can emit a beam of mystical force or hypnotize animals.

Kaink first appeared in Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure (1984) and in two episodes of the Ewoks television show. She was also a part of the safety video for Star Tours.

Ewoks: Shadows of Endor will be out on October 9, 2013.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Ewok of the Day: Teebo

September 29, 2013 at 9:36 am | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars | 3 Comments
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Here at Roqoo Depot, we are counting down the days to the release of Ewoks: Shadows of Endor. Written and drawn by Zack Giallongo with colors by Braden Lamb, this trade paperback comic leads directly in the events of Return of the Jedi and ties into the Ewoks television movies and series. To help get readers in the mood, we’ll be doing an Ewok of the day each day until the comic’s release. Today we’re highlighting Teebo.

Teebo studied as a medicine man under the tutilege of Master Logray. Easy to spot by his trademark hat, a gurreck skull adorned with churi feathers, he was known as a poet and a watcher of the stars. His family consisted of his father Warok, his mother Batcheela, and his sister Malani. Later in life, Teebo developed a relationship with Latara.

Teebo appeared in Return of the Jedi and has a memorable scene where R2-D2 zaps him. He appeared in many of the episodes of the Ewoks televison series and the Ewoks comics, as well several children’s books: Three Cheers for Kneesa!: An Ewok Adventure, The Adventures of Teebo: A Tale of Magic and Suspense, Fuzzy as an Ewok, and The Ewoks Join the Fight. In ROTJ, he was played by Jack Purvis, who also played Kitik Keed’kak, Gonk, Chief Ugnaught and one of the main Jawas in the films. In the Ewoks tv show, he was voiced by Eric Peterson (season one) and James Cranna (season two). James Cranna actually played Widdle Warrick in Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure, was an announcer in THX-1138 and played the liquor store thief in American Graffiti.

Ewoks: Shadows of Endor will be out on October 9, 2013.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Ewoks and Wild Space

May 15, 2013 at 1:18 pm | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Dark Horse Comics has updated their upcoming titles with two new entries for October.

Ewoks: Shadows of Endor TPB

Until now, the Ewoks had been able to ignore the arrival of the Empire’s stormtroopers on Endor. But when they discover their rivals, the Agluks, have been enslaved and a legendary beast has been awakened, the Ewoks realize they may have to prepare for war—as soon as they figure out how to survive the beast!

* Leads directly into the events of Return of the Jedi!

* Ties into the beloved Ewoks TV series and movies!

Writer/Artist/Cover Artist: Zack Giallongo
Colorist: Braden Lamb

Release Date: October 16, 2013
Format: FC, 80 pages; TP, 5 1/4” x 7 1/2”
Price: $7.99
Age range: 8+

You can check out Zack Giallongo on deviantARTTumblr, Twitter and Facebook.

Wild Space Volume 2 Omnibus

A second omnibus filled with rare Star Wars gems! Get your adventure on with Jabba the Hutt, Han Solo, and Lando Calrissian, and stomp on Star Wars with Mark Evanier and Sergio Aragonés! Plus, unreal tales from the concept artists behind Episode III, and podracing fun with young Anakin Skywalker!

* Many never-before-collected stories!

* A look at the lighter side of the Force!

Release Date: October 02, 2013
Format: FC, 488 pages; TP, 6” x 9”
Price: $24.99
Age range: 12

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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