This Week in Star Wars

January 21, 2022 at 10:01 am | Posted in News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

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New Releases: ‘The High Republic #13’, ‘Doctor Aphra #18’, ‘Galactic Bake-Off’ & ‘The Weapon of a Jedi’

January 19, 2022 at 7:33 am | Posted in Comic Books, IDW, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Four new Star Wars comic releases today.

The High Republic #13

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

THE BATTLE FOR NO-SPACE! Since MARCHION RO attacked the Republic Fair on VALO, everything has been leading to this moment. Now it’s THE JEDI’s turn to strike the heart of THE NIHIL. AVAR KRISS VS. LOURNA DEE. JEDI VS. NIHIL. JEDI VS. JEDI. A line is about to be crossed!

Details: Rated T, $3.99

Doctor Aphra #18

Writer: Alyssa Wong, Artist: Minkyu Jung, Cover Artists: Sara Pichelli, Chris Sprouse (Lucasfilm 50th Anniversary variant), Emanuela Lupacchino (variant)

“CONJURATIONS.” With STRANGE RITUAL MURDERS on the rise, DOCTOR APHRA and SANA STARROS’ hunt for HOWLING ARTIFACTS is growing dire! Their leads keep turning up dead, and they’re running out of time! They’ll have to delve deep into the secrets of an ANCIENT TECH CULT if they plan to catch the killer!

Details: Rated T, $3.99

The High Republic Adventures: Galactic Bake-Off Spectacular

Writers: Daniel Jose Older, Vita Ayala, Artists: Toni Bruno, Jo Cheol-Hong, Cover Artist: Jason Loo
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“Buckets of Blood” Buck and Kantam Sy face off in a brutal, intense, ruthless… bake-off! Lightsabers and Jedi robes are put aside in favor of whisks and aprons as the two competitors bake Master Yoda’s special pastry recipe. But the recipe requires one extra special ingredient: a story! “Buckets of Blood” and Kantam recount the tale of an epic battle as they whisk away, both hoping to win the prize of Padawan approval. Daniel José Older and Vita Ayala team up in this heart-warming one-shot. Plus, bake Master Yoda’s pastries yourself, with the recipe included in the back!

Details: $5.99

The Weapon of a Jedi

Writers: Jason Fry, Alec Worley, Artist/Cover Artist: Ruairi Coleman

Discover an untold chapter in Luke Skywalker’s journey from orphan to Jedi knight in this middle-grade graphic novel set between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back! The Rebel Alliance has destroyed the Empire’s dreaded Death Star, but the Imperial starfleet continues hunting the rebels throughout the galaxy. Luke Skywalker now seeks to support the Rebellion as an X-wing fighter. But as he flies with the pilots of the Red Squadron, Luke feels stirrings of the Force. And this farm-boy-turned-fighter-pilot begins to suspect that his destiny lies along a different path. This Star Wars adventure also foreshadows events to come in Episode VII: The Force Awakens!

Details: $9.99

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Book Review: ‘Immortal Coil’ by Jeffrey Lang

January 18, 2022 at 6:47 am | Posted in Books, Reviews, Sci-Fi, Star Trek | Leave a comment
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Star Trek: Immortal Coil is a Next Generation novel heavily centered around Data, A.I., and lots of Star Trek history. It was written by Jeffrey Lang and was published by Pocket Books in February 2002. 

If you love Data, then this is the book for you. Data takes the lead in this novel as the Enterprise crew must solve a mystery involving Bruce Maddox and an accident that occurs at his laboratory. 

I went into this book expecting a more ethereal, philosophical look into androids and into Data’s history. That seemed to be the pitch of the book from the blurb and also what word of mouth on the book was. Instead, this book is actually a fun episode-sized adventure with an android mystery to it. I wasn’t disappointed in the book, as I find those novels much more enjoyable than the scientific exploration ones, but I did feel that the book had false marketing.

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New Release: ‘Doctor Aphra #17’

January 5, 2022 at 7:39 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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One new Star Wars comic out today.

Doctor Aphra #17

Writer: Alyssa Wong, Artist: Minkyu Jung, Cover Artist: Sara Pichelli, W. Scott Forbes (variant cover), Chris Sprouse (variant cover)

EVOCATIONS! DOCTOR APHRA and SANA STARROS stumble upon a STRANGE RITUAL…and STRANGER ENEMY! Will they fall victim to a practitioner of an ANCIENT CULT?

Details: Rated T, $3.99

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New Release: ‘The Fallen Star’ by Claudia Gray

January 5, 2022 at 7:06 am | Posted in Audiobooks, Books, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Out in hardcover, digital and audiobook formats.

In this gripping sequel to Star Wars: The Rising Storm, the light of the Jedi faces its darkest hour.

Time and again, the vicious raiders known as the Nihil have sought to bring the golden age of the High Republic to a fiery end. Time and again, the High Republic has emerged battered and weary, but victorious thank to its Jedi protectors—and there is no monument to their cause grander than the Starlight Beacon.

Hanging like a jewel in the Outer Rim, the Beacon embodies the High Republic at the apex of its aspirations: a hub of culture and knowledge, a bright torch against the darkness of the unknown, and an extended hand of welcome to the furthest reaches of the galaxy. As survivors and refugees flee the Nihil’s attacks, the Beacon and its crew stand ready to shelter and heal.

The grateful Knights and Padawans of the Jedi Order stationed there finally have a chance to recover—from the pain of their injuries and the grief of their losses. But the storm they thought had passed still rages; they are simply caught in its eye. Marchion Ro, the true mastermind of the Nihil, is preparing his most daring attack yet—one designed to snuff out the light of the Jedi.

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New Release: ‘Book of Boba Fett’

December 29, 2021 at 7:30 am | Posted in Disney, Disney+, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Streaming on Disney+ today!

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Book Review: ‘Revenant’ by Alex White

December 29, 2021 at 6:21 am | Posted in Books, Reviews, Sci-Fi, Star Trek | Leave a comment
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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Revenant is a standalone novel by Alex White that takes place during the fourth season of DS9 and was released by Gallery Books in December of 2021.

My short review can be summed up in one sentence: If you like Jadzia Dax, or even just the character of Dax in general, then you’ll LOVE this book.

This was my first foray into a specifically Deep Space Nine book, and I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it. I was afraid about breaking into books from this series, as DS9 is my least favorite of the Berman series and as a whole didn’t hold my attention. I picked up this book as part of my goal to read every new Star Trek novel and because it was a standalone DS9 story, which seemed like a better place to start than anything in the post-Nemesis continuity.

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Review: Darth Vader and Son 2022 Wall Calendar

December 22, 2021 at 6:56 am | Posted in Books, Chronicle Books, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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I’ve never reviewed a calendar before, so here goes. Chronicle Books sent me a 2022 calendar featuring the beautiful artwork of Darth Vader and his kids by the talented Jeffrey Brown. If you’re a fan of the Darth Vader and Son books, this is a great calendar option for next year.

Each month features a large size print of Jeffrey Brown’s Star Wars artwork. They’re great reproductions as each of them are pieces that have appeared in his Star Wars books. The calendar is done on nice thick paper. Each month is easy to read and features all the holidays and then some.

Overall, it’s a nice calendar and it looks great hanging on the wall. Unlike a lot of calendars, this one will be perfect for Star Wars fans, especially if you have kids. So if you need a last minute gift, or you just need to pick up a calendar for the new year, this one is a perfect option. Five out of five.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Releases: ‘Darth Vader #19’, ‘Trail of Shadows #3’ & More

December 22, 2021 at 6:43 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Four new Star Wars comic releases from Marvel today.

Trail of Shadows #3

Writer: Daniel Jose Older, Artist: Dave Wachter, Cover Artist: David Lopez, Annie Wu (variant cover)

COLD COMFORT! A mysterious attack brings EMERICK and SIAN together at the Starlight to investigate connections to their case. Meanwhile, ARATHAB tries to ambush a Nihil ship with deadly results. Can Jedi Master Emerick and private eye Sian Holt uncover the clues to solve this case, or are they about to face their deadly demise at the hands of Nihil?

Details: Rated T, $3.99

Darth Vader #19

Writer: Greg Pak, Artist: Guiu Villanova, Cover Artist: Ryan Stegman, Russell Dauterman (variant cover), Chris Sprouse (Lucasfilm 50th Anniversary variant)

DARK ORDER! In the bowels of Bespin, DARTH VADER told his son he wanted to bring order to the galaxy. Now Vader’s promise is put to the test as he leads an unlikely crew of heroes and assassins against the criminal organization known as CRIMSON DAWN. What does “order” mean to a DARK LORD OF THE SITH? How far will he go to fight for it as the depth of Crimson Dawn’s infiltration becomes clearer? And what fate awaits the heroes who follow him into battle?

Details: RATED T, $3.99

Darth Vader Vol 3 – War of the Bounty Hunters

Writer: Greg Pak, Artists: Guiu Vilanova, and Raffaele Ienco, Cover Artist: Aaron Kuder

The next critical new chapter in Darth Vader’s ongoing evolution! Returned to the fold after his rebellion against the Emperor, Darth Vader faces the horrors of reconstruction in the secret laboratories of Coruscant. As he blacks out under the knife, does the Dark Lord of the Sith still dream of revenge against his master? Or do his thoughts drift toward his son – and the friends who make Luke Skywalker so vulnerable? Featuring the revelation of the first time Vader learned the name Han Solo! As Vader and Ochi of Bestoon embark on a search for Solo’s carbonite-frozen body, who is the Umbaran? What happens when she emerges from the darkness? And what will a raging War of the Bounty Hunters mean for the Dark Lord’s ongoing schemes? Collecting STAR WARS: DARTH VADER #12-17.

Details: Rated T, $17.99

Darth Vader Omnibus

Writer: Charles Soule, Cover Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli, Mike Deodato (variant cover)

Lord Vader…rise! In the wake of Revenge of the Sith, follow Vader as he ascends to power as a Dark Lord of the Sith! Having lost everything dear to him and now more machine than man, Vader takes his first steps into a darker world – beginning by eradicating the galaxy’s remaining Jedi! But librarian Jocasta Nu is making a desperate effort to preserve the Jedi legacy, and the stirrings of a rebellion have begun in the Mon Cala system! To ensure the Emperor’s grip on the galaxy is absolute, Vader must deal swiftly and brutally with any uprisings – but he has a goal of his own. And as darkness rises above Mustafar, the scene of Vader’s greatest defeat, will the man once called Anakin Skywalker realize his true destiny? Collecting DARTH VADER (2017) #1-25 and ANNUAL #2.

Details: 624 pages, Rated T, $100.00

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New Releases: ‘The High Republic #12’ & More

December 16, 2021 at 9:52 am | Posted in Comic Books, IDW, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Two new Star Wars releases from IDW and two from Marvel.

Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures Annual #1

Writers: Claudia Gray, Charles Soule, Justina Ireland, Daniel Jose Older, and Cavan Scott, Cover Artists: Stefano Simone (Cover A), and Jason Loo (Cover B)

Join all five High Republic authors, together in one book for the FIRST TIME EVER, as they each explore different corners of the galaxy during the height of the Galactic Republic. From daring Jedi, to the always adventurous Geode, and nefarious Nihil, The High Republic Adventures Annual has it all!

Details: $7.99

Star Wars: The High Republic #12

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

THE HUNT FOR LOURNA DEE CONTINUES! The NIHIL have unleashed a nameless terror against the Jedi. MARSHAL AVAR KRISS is more determined than ever to bring LOURNA DEE to justice, but does STELLAN GIOS and the JEDI COUNCIL agree? As KEEVE TRENNIS struggles with what she experienced on the Nihil base, the Jedi prepare for war. PLUS, the truth about SSKEER is finally revealed – but what does it mean for his future?

Details: Rated T, $3.99

Star Wars: Attack of the Clones Adaptation GN

Writer: Alessandro Ferrari, Cover Artist: Cryssy Cheung

Experience the excitement and thrill of the epic Star Wars movies in this young-reader friendly adaptation of Episode II! In the midst of galactic unrest from the growing Seperatist movement, Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Padawan, Anakin Skywalker, are dispatched to protect Senator Padmé Amidala after a failed attempt on her life. What follows is a mission stretching to the farthest corners of the Outer Rim. Master and apprentice will discover a plot that threatens the entire Republic and see their loyalties-to the Jedi and each other-tested like never before. Can Anakin protect those he loves, and can Obi-Wan prevent the outbreak of all-out war? Capturing the galaxy-spanning action of Attack of the Clones, experience Episode II as a beautiful graphic novel combining the epic wonder of Star Wars with streamlined, young-reader friendly designs.

Details: $9.99

Doctor Aphra Vol 3 – War of the Bounty Hunters

Writer: Alyssa Wong, Artists: Minkyu Jung, and Federico Sabbatini, Cover Artist: Sara Pichelli

Doctor Aphra’s adventures continue against the backdrop of War of the Bounty Hunters! Aphra and Sana Starros discover an eerie, abandoned ship… but on board they will discover a nightmarish horror not seen in the galaxy for untold eons. And to make things worse, they must contend with the fearsome bounty hunter Durge! Then, a mysterious invitation leads Aphra and Sana to an exclusive party – teeming with scum and villainy! Can they survive the underworld social event of the century? Or will their cover be blown by a familiar face with an agenda of their own? Face-to-face with the one person she hoped she’d never see again, this time, the not-so-good Doctor is in trouble so deep she might not be able to talk her way out… Collecting STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA (2020) #11-15.

Details: Rated T, $15.99

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