New Releases: ‘Ghosts of Vader’s Castle #5’, ‘Tales of Villainy #11’, ‘The High Republic #10’ & More

October 20, 2021 at 12:10 pm | Posted in Comic Books, IDW, Marvel, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Four new Star Wars comic releases today.

Star Wars Adventures: Ghosts of Vader’s Castle #5 (of 5)

Writer: Cavan Scott, Artist: Francesco Francavilla, Cover Artists: Francesco Francavilla (Cover A), and Derek Charm (Cover B)

Join Cavan Scott, Francesco Francavilla, and a host of classic Star Wars artists in the epic conclusion to the Vader’s Castle saga! Star Wars Adventures: Ghosts of Vader’s Castle is a horror-packed, star-studded, five-week event guaranteed to haunt your dreams. In the final Vader’s Castle tale, Lina, Hudd, Skritt, and Jaxxon race to Mustafar to save Milo and Crater. Will the group be able to fight the ghosts that still haunt the castle, or will the galaxy forever be bound to suffer from the wrath of the GHOSTS OF VADER’S CASTLE?

Details: $3.99

Star Wars Adventures: Tales of Villainy #11

Writers: Cavan Scott, and Anne Toole, Artists: Manuel Bracchi, and Nick Brokenshire, Cover Artists: Francesco Francavilla (Cover A), Nick Brokenshire (Cover B)

Commanded by Luke Skywalker, Rogue Squadron tangles with the Empire in the Outer Rim, but the young Jedi has more than Imperial TIE fighters to deal with. New recruit Myra Chimor just won’t listen to orders. Can the hot-headed pilot learn how to fly as part of a team or will her need to go it alone lead to disaster? Cavan Scott joins Manuel Bracchi for the beginning of a two-part X-wing adventure, “SQUAD GOALS”! Then, in “BUBO’S ADVENTURE,” by Anne Toole and Nick Brokenshire, Ree-Yees has lost Jabba the Hutt’s beloved pet, Buboicullaar! Explore every inch of the filthy Hutt barge with Ree-Yees as he races to find Bubo before Jabba can toss him off the ship!

Details: $3.99

Star Wars: The High Republic #1 Halloween Extravaganza 2021

Writer: Cavan Scott, Artist: Ario Anindito, Cover Artist: Phil Noto

BEFORE THE SKYWALKER SAGA! THE GOLDEN AGE OF THE JEDI! A new era of STAR WARS storytelling begins. It is centuries before the SKYWALKER SAGA. The JEDI are at their height, protecting the galaxy as REPUBLIC pioneers push out into new territories. As the Frontier prepares for the dedication of majestic STARLIGHT BEACON, PADAWAN KEEVE TRENNIS faces the ultimate choice – will she complete her Jedi Trials or rescue the innocent from disaster? New Jedi! New ships! New evils to fight!

Details: Rated T

Star Wars: The High Republic #10

Writer: Cavan Scott, Artist: Ario Anindito, Cover Artists: Phil Noto, Georges Jeanty (variant cover)

OUT OF BALANCE, OUT OF TIME!!! KEEVE TRENNIS and bond-twin TEREC have defected to the villainous NIHIL. With AVAR KRISS and her former master closing in, Keeve must make a terrible choice. Can she take an innocent life to secure her place within the TEMPEST? A turning point is reached in the lives of THE JEDI OF STARLIGHT BEACON. The shadow of the Nihil has never loomed larger!

Details: Rated T, $3.99

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“A Time to Kill” by David Mack

October 19, 2021 at 6:21 am | Posted in Books, Reviews, Sci-Fi, Star Trek | Leave a comment
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Star Trek: A Time to Kill is the seventh novel in the A Time to series produced by Pocket Books at Simon and Schuster and was written by David Mack and was released in August 2004. 

I have been largely critical of the A Time to series thus far. I found that John Vornholt’s books had excellent ideas, but were poorly executed. Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore’s books matched the tone of Star Trek, but were very boring. Robert Greenberger’s books had excellent pacing, but lacked a lot of substance and were entirely too short. Well, for the first time in the series, David Mack has changed the game and has turned in a fabulous novel!

What sets this book apart from its predecessors is it’s execution. All of the books have had some military-political angles that have been interesting, this book puts a laser focus on it. This whole book is a political thriller in the vein of Jack Ryan novels but is set in the Star Trek universe. Mack is able to deftly thread the political thriller and Star Trek feelings well, creating a unique and exciting novel.

Continue Reading “A Time to Kill” by David Mack…

This Week in Star Wars

October 15, 2021 at 8:28 am | Posted in News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

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New Releases: ‘Ghosts of Vader’s Castle #4’, ‘Doctor Aphra #15’, ‘Trail of Shadows #1’ & ‘War of the Bounty Hunters #5’

October 13, 2021 at 10:50 am | Posted in Comic Books, IDW, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Four new Star Wars comics out today.

Star Wars Adventures: Ghosts of Vader’s Castle #4 (of 5)

Writer: Cavan Scott, Artists: Chris Fenoglio, Francesco Francavilla, Cover Artists: Francesco Francavilla (Cover A), Derek Charm (Cover B)

Join Cavan Scott, Francesco Francavilla, and a host of classic Star Wars artists in the epic conclusion to the Vader’s Castle saga! Star Wars Adventures: Ghosts of Vader’s Castle is a horror-packed, star-studded, five-week event guaranteed to haunt your dreams. In issue #4, Lina’s dreams are visited by the ghost of the galaxy’s most threatening villain! The GHOSTS OF VADER’S CASLTE are looming closer…

Details: $3.99

Doctor Aphra #15 (War of the Bounty Hunters)

Writer: Alyssa Wong, Artist: Minkyu Jung, Cover Artists: Ron Frenz (handbook variant), Sara Pichelli (normal and carbonite variant), Chris Sprouse (Lucasfilm 50th Anniversary variant)

“PARTY FAVORS.” CRIMSON DAWN is back, and DOCTOR APHRA is trapped aboard their ship! What treasures lie aboard the VERMILLION? And what price will Aphra have to pay to obtain them?

Details: Rated T, $3.99

The High Republic: Trail of Shadows #1 (of 5)

Writer: Daniel Jose Older, Artist: Dave Wachter, Cover Artists: David Lopez, Ario Anindito (variant)

JEDI KNIGHT AND PRIVATE EYE TEAM UP TO UNCOVER A MYSTERY THAT WILL CHANGE THE HIGH REPUBLIC FOREVER! A Jedi Master is dead. Another is in a state of complete shock. It’s a murder the likes of which the Jedi Order has never seen before. There are no leads. There are no suspects. There is no motive. But Jedi Investigator EMERICK CAPHTOR must solve the case before it’s too late. The fate of the Jedi, the Hutts, the Nihil and everyone in the galaxy, hangs by this tangled thread of lies and deceit. Emerick will need to dive into the darkness, testing himself and his Jedi ideals like never before. He’ll need help. Luckily, Private Eye SIAN HOLT lives in the dark. Together, they’ll follow this trail of shadows wherever it leads. If they can work together, that is.

Details: Rated T, $3.99

War of the Bounty Hunters #5 (of 5)

Writer: Charles Soule, Artist: Luke Ross, Cover Artists: Steve McNiven (normal and carbonite variant), Ron Frenz (handbook variant), John Tyler Christopher (action figure variant), Chris Sprouse (Lucasfilm 50th Anniversary variant), Carlo Pagulayan (variant)

THE ULTIMATE FINALE! THE BIGGEST EVENT OF THE YEAR CHANGES THE FACE OF THE GALAXY! Everything and everyone in the galaxy is against bounty hunter BOBA FETT, from Sith Lords to Hutt rulers to the mysterious CRIMSON DAWN. He can’t succeed. There’s no way he can regain HAN SOLO, escape the bounties on his head, and survive to get his prize to JABBA THE HUTT and get paid. But HAN SOLO belongs to him, and no one will take him away. With a shocker of an ending that sets up a revolutionary new status quo for STAR WARS COMICS!

Details: Rated T, $4.99

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New Release: ‘Ronin’ by Emma Mieko Candon

October 13, 2021 at 10:22 am | Posted in Books, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment

Out in hardcover, digital and audiobook.

A mysterious former Sith wanders the galaxy in this stunning Star Wars tale, an original novel inspired by the world of The Duel from the Star Wars Visions animated anthology.

The Jedi are the most loyal servants of the Empire.

Two decades ago, Jedi clans clashed in service to feuding lords. Sickened by this endless cycle, a sect of Jedi rebelled, seeking to control their own destiny and claim power in service of no master. They called themselves Sith.

The Sith rebellion failed, succumbing to infighting and betrayal, and the once rival lords unified to create an Empire . . . but even an Empire at peace is not free from violence.

Far on the edge of the Outer Rim, one former Sith wanders, accompanied only by a faithful droid and the ghost of a less civilized age. He carries a lightsaber, but claims lineage to no Jedi clan, and pledges allegiance to no lord. Little is known about him, including his name, for he never speaks of his past, nor his regrets. His history is as guarded as the red blade of destruction he carries sheathed at his side.

As the galaxy’s perpetual cycle of violence continues to interrupt his self-imposed exile, and he is forced to duel an enigmatic bandit claiming the title of Sith, it becomes clear that no amount of wandering will ever let him outpace the specters of his former life.

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New Books Revealed

October 7, 2021 at 8:54 am | Posted in Books, Disney Lucasfilm Publishing, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | 1 Comment
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StarWars.com revealed some new upcoming books. Here’s the quick rundown. Check out the official site for the synopsis and full details. No covers yet.

Shadow of the Sith

Author: Adam Christopher
Del Rey
Release Date: June 28, 2022

Luke Skywalker and Lando Calrissian return in this essential novel set between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.

Brotherhood

Author: Mike Chen
Del Rey
Release Date: May 10, 2022

Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker must stem the tide of the raging Clone Wars and forge a new bond as Jedi Knights.

Stories of Jedi and Sith

Disney Lucasfilm Press
Release Date: June 7, 2022

The battle between good and evil never ends….

Included are stories by the following authors:

Roseanne A. Brown
Sarwat Chadda
Delilah S. Dawson
Tessa Gratton
Michael Kogge
Sam Maggs
Michael Moreci
Alex Segura
Vera Strange
Karen Strong
With illustrations by Jake Bartok!

Padawan

Author: Kiersten White
Disney Lucasfilm Press
Release Date: July 26, 2022

Obi-Wan Kenobi struggles with his place in the Force as a young Padawan in this coming-of-age adventure!

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New Releases: ‘Ghosts of Vader’s Castle #3’, ‘The High Republic Adventures #9’ & ‘Smuggler’s Run’

October 6, 2021 at 5:38 am | Posted in Comic Books, IDW, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Three new IDW Star Wars comic releases today.

Ghosts of Vader’s Castle #3 (of 5)

Writer: Cavan Scott, Artists: Robert Hack, Francesco Francavilla, Cover Artists: Francesco Francavilla (Cover A), Derek Charm (Cover B)

Join Cavan Scott, Francesco Francavilla, and a host of classic Star Wars artists in the epic conclusion to the Vader’s Castle saga! Star Wars Adventures: Ghosts of Vader’s Castle is a horror-packed, star-studded, five-week event guaranteed to haunt your dreams. In issue #3, catch up with Hudd and Skritt! Hudd has been dreaming of the Spirit of the Swamp, a gilled monster that terrorizes Dagobah! The GHOST OF VADER’S CASTLE are in all corners of the galaxy…

Details: $3.99

The High Republic Adventures #9

Writer: Daniel Jose Older, Artist: Toni Bruno, Cover Artist: Harvey Tolibao

The Padawan are off on another mission! This time to Takodana, to assist the lone Jedi defending the local Jedi temple against the ever-growing threat of the Nihils. But Qort has trouble focusing when he comes face to face with his own past amidst new dangers and old allies. Writer Daniel José Older, bestselling author of Star Wars: Last Shot and artist Toni Bruno bring IDW into The High Republic, a massive publishing crossover spanning comics and prose!

Details: $3.99

Star Wars Adventures: Smuggler’s Run TPB

Writer: Greg Rucka, Artist/Cover Artist: Ingo Romling

All-star writer Greg Rucka (The Old Guard, Wonder Woman) sets the galaxy’s most infamous smugglers on a high-stakes mission that will require all their cunning and courage! Han Solo and Chewbacca team up for an exciting adventure in this thrilling middle grade graphic novel. Set between Star Wars: A New Hope and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, follow everyone’s favorite pair of smugglers as they fly the Millennium Falcon on a top-secret mission for the Rebellion. Clues scattered throughout the story foreshadow events to come in Episode VII, The Force Awakens, adding extra depth to the grand Skywalker saga.

Details: $9.99

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New Release: ‘A Vader Family Sithmas’ by Jeffrey Brown

October 6, 2021 at 5:19 am | Posted in Books, Chronicle Books, News, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Get a jump on the holidays with A Vader Family Sithmas which is out now.

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Book Review: ‘Star Trek: Coda: Moments Asunder’ by Dayton Ward

October 5, 2021 at 6:07 am | Posted in Books, Reviews, Sci-Fi, Star Trek | Leave a comment
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Star Trek: Coda: Moments Asunder is the first book in the Coda series, written by Dayton Ward and was released in September of 2021.

For 20 years, the Star Trek post-Nemesis universe was filled with hundreds of novels, each following an ever expanding continuity featuring characters and ships from Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and more! Many fans (myself included) latched onto these novels and if you asked them about Star Trek they would direct you first to the books, then to the television series. When Star Trek Picard was announced and released, many fans wondered what the state of the books would be. Would they simply reset everything and call it a day on the literary-verse as it was or would the show somehow fit the books? It turns out a third option was open where the books can now have their own chance where they will fit into the new continuity.

Continue Reading Book Review: ‘Star Trek: Coda: Moments Asunder’ by Dayton Ward…

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