Databurst From the 501st

April 27, 2011 at 8:05 am | Posted in 501st, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

Before listing the latest 501st Databurst events schedule, we’d like to take a moment to point out a special cause. 501st Trooper TK 8103 (New England Garrison) is participating in the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life and is aiming to raise $1000. If he reaches his goal, he will be doing the relay in full Stormtrooper armor. All the money goes to a great cause, so be sure to check it out. (TK 8103 is also on Twitter if you want to stop by and show him your appreciation)

Now for the latest events schedule:

April 27th

April 29th

  • Mountain Garrison will be at the Centennial Elementary Carnival in Loveland, CO.
  • Nordic Garrison will be at the Student Star Wars Exhibit from April 29-May 1 in Strykeje, Oslo, Norway.
  • Southern California Garrison will be at the Anaheim Comic-Con in Anaheim, Califorina from April 29-May 1st.

April 30th

  • New England Garrison will be attending the Boston Comicon in Boston, Massachusetts.

May 1st

May 2nd

  • Garrison Carida will be attending Paoli Hospital Nurse’s Day in Paoli, Pennsylvania from 9:00-11:00 AM.

May 3rd

Next databurst…May 4th, Star Wars Day (May the fourth be with you).

Posted By: Skuldren

We Are Jedi Shirts Go On Sale Today

April 27, 2011 at 7:50 am | Posted in Events, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

The We Are Jedi project is a fundraiser set up by Japanese Star Wars fans to help those affected by the earthquake and tsunami that happened recently in Japan. The project has received cooperation from both Lucasfilm Ltd. and the 501st Legion, and the goal is to raise money for the victims by selling Star Wars themed t-shirts. Currently there are two designs and all proceeds go to the Japan Red Cross Society. Shirts are price at $29.50. You can visit their website here, and they also have a Facebook page which you can visit here. All sales will be conducted on their website.

Posted By: Skuldren

Today’s Dark Horse Releases

April 27, 2011 at 7:41 am | Posted in Comic Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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There are a lot of comic releases today from Dark Horse including several trade paperbacks.

Darth Vader and the Lost Command #4

Writer: Haden Blackman
Penciller: Rick Leonardi
Inker: Dan Green
Colorist: Wes Dzioba
Cover Artist: Tsuneo Sanda

An attempt on his life leaves Vader and a handful of loyal troops trapped on a desolate world. Despite the deadly perils posed by the environment and attacks from his mysterious enemy, Vader will not veer from his duty.

But what if the reason for his mission is negated? And what do these visions of Padme mean to Vader’s future?

Legacy – War #5

Writer: John Ostrander
Penciller: Jan Duursema
Inker: Dan Parsons
Colorist: Brad Anderson
Cover Artist: Jan Duursema

In the aftermath of the latest battle, the Jedi, the Galactic Alliance, and Roan Fel’s Imperials retreat to the stronghold planet Bastion to lick their wounds. In the face of the Sith Empire’s new secret weapon, there are some who counsel that resistance is futile.

But the Sith have suffered, too, and Emperor Fel knows that now is the time to attack. Plans are made and plans within plans. For Cade Skywalker knows that this war must ultimately come down to him versus Darth Krayt.

No matter what the cost, Krayt must die!

Star Wars Adventures: Boba Fett and the Ship of Fear

Writer: Jeremy Barlow
Artist: Daxiong
Cover Artist: Sean McNally

The wreck of the Reverie, a four-hundred-year-old abandoned luxury liner is rumored to house an ancient relic of immense value. When Boba comes into possession of a map revealing the ship’s current whereabouts, he sets his sights on the prize. But he’s not alone-two bounty-hunting brothers with a grudge against Fett are now on his trail, hoping to win the treasure for themselves. But, neither Boba nor the brothers are prepared for what else is lurking within the creepy corridors of the forsaken Reverie . . .

Blood Ties: A Tale of Jango and Boba Fett

Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Chris Scalf
Cover Artist: Chris Scalf

*Collects issues 1-4

Here begins a multigenerational tale of honor and redemption, starring two of the heaviest hitters in the Star Wars galaxy–the father-and-clone team of Jango and Boba Fett!

A mission that begins with Jango Fett–before the Clone Wars–will affect the course of Boba Fett’s life some twenty years into the future. When an important assignment with a big payday from Count Dooku goes awry for Jango, Boba will be tasked with picking up the pieces . . .

The Old Republic: Threat of Peace

Writer: Rob Chestney
Artist: Alex Sanchez
Colorist: Michael Atiyeh
Cover Artist: Benjamin Carre

*Collects online issues 1-27

A look at the era of Star Wars: The Old Republic, written by one of the writers behind LucasArts and BioWare’s wildly anticipated massive multiplayer online game, Threat of Peace unveils a galaxy on the brink of destruction three hundred years after the events of Knights of the Old Republic!

For decades, the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire have been at war. The Sith have gained control of the Outer Rim, but their efforts to penetrate the Core Worlds have so far been thwarted. Now, representatives from both sides attempt to negotiate a peace treaty—but deception by the Sith puts the Jedi in an unfortunate position.

Posted By: Skuldren

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