Retrospective: Time Magazine, May 19, 1980

September 21, 2011 at 12:05 pm | Posted in Miscellaneous | 2 Comments

For awhile now (it seems like forever) I’ve been in the process of moving and downsizing.  Packing to move is bad enough; add downsizing to that and it becomes a real pain.  However, there is an upside.  Besides divesting yourself of a lot of “stuff” you just really don’t need (I call it the modified Jedi possessions plan), you can come across some treasures you forgot you had.

Yesterday I came across a treasure: my May 19, 1980 issue of Time magazine.  Emblazoned on the cover is the iconic Darth Vader and the words, THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK!  Yep my copy of Time’s ESB issue, 2 days before the movie premiered.  Now I saw that movie in Hollywood at the Egyptian Theater (where it premiered) the week it came out.  In fact I stood in line for 3 hours with my future ex-husband to see that movie.  It was quite an experience and I still remember the cheering as our heroes made their appearance, the booing for Vader and the Dead Silence as the movie ended.  Boy, had Lucas slapped us with some shockers and an ending that was not an ending at all.  This was not the Star Wars we’d seen and fallen in love with three years before.  Hoping to recapture the feel of 30 years ago I reread the article and got more than I bargained for — in a good way.  Continue Reading Retrospective: Time Magazine, May 19, 1980…

New Releases: Knight Errant – Deluge #2 & Jedi – The Dark Side #5

September 21, 2011 at 11:36 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Knight Errant: Deluge #2 hits stores today with a brand new penciller and inker for the interior artwork.

Answering a distress call, Jedi Knight Kerra Holt has returned to her Sith-held home planet to liberate as many slaves as possible with a single shuttle. She didn’t expect to meet a squadron of starfighters from the Republic! With the help of the Devil Squadron, Kerra can go on the offensive, and the entire planet will have a chance at liberation! But there is more to the Devils than it first appears. A scheming Hutt with an evil agenda is infiltrating the planet, and the Sith Lord Daiman is just getting wind of what is happening on his planet!

Writer: John Jackson Miller
Penciller: Iban Coello
Inker: Sergio Abad
Colorist: Michael Atiyeh
Cover Artist: Joe Quinones

Click here for a six page preview.

Also hitting stores is Jedi – The Dark Side #5, the final issue of the five part series.

Civil war has broken out on Telos IV. As the governor rallies his military, Jedi Qui-Gon Jinn struggles desperately to uncover the reason for the planet’s unrest, in hope of stopping the war . . .But Qui-Gon’s troubled Padawan isn’t helping: his homecoming to Telos has been anything but happy, and the recent events–including the horrific death of a family member-have fueled his growing anger. This time, though, Qui-Gon is the target!

Writer: Scott Allie
Artist: Mahmud Asrar
Colorist: Paul Mounts
Cover Artist: Stéphane Roux

Click here for a four page preview.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Databurst From the 501st

September 21, 2011 at 11:16 am | Posted in 501st, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

Latest Databurst From the 501st covering event news from September 21st through September 27th. Lots of Fall activities kicking off, so be sure to check your local garrison for event opportunities and show your support.

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