Darth Maul Lives!

October 12, 2011 at 7:46 am | Posted in Star Wars News, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment

Ever since the Witches of Dathomir episodes last season on The Clone Wars, fans have been wondering whether that hazy image reminiscent of Darth Maul was indeed the real deal. Well according to Entertainment Weekly, it is.

“I found it funny in The Phantom Menace when Darth Maul got cut in half, I thought George was definitively saying to the fans, ‘There’s no way this character is coming back. This is not a Boba Fett/Sarlacc Pit situation where, because of fan love, Boba gets out of that thing any number of ways.’ Fast-forward ten-years, and I’m the one to bring Maul back.” -Dave Filoni

They even have a very short video that shows some new animation of Darth Maul (jump to 00:26). According to the article, George was behind the resurrection of Maul and Dave has been left with the challenge of how to explain Maul’s survival and what impact it will have on the other characters. As for the how, Dave hints that it could be related to the unnatural abilities of the dark side. Regardless, this is big news and is sure to stir up the fanbase. Click here to read the article and check out the new footage.

UPDATE: USA Today also has an article out there for Maul’s return, including a new image of the animated model. Check it out.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Book News: The Complete Vader Pre-sale

October 12, 2011 at 7:13 am | Posted in Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Having already read Star Wars: The Complete Vader, I can honestly say this is a really fun book to read with gorgeous photos and intriguing facts. Being a very visual person, I thoroughly enjoyed the behind-the-scenes photos of the actors, the Vader artwork, and the off-the-wall pictures of Vader merchandise. The book is big, too. It’s over 4lbs of Vader goodness. Best of all, Barnes & Noble has a nice little promotion page going with a 5 page preview, an exclusive interview with authors Ryder Windham and Pete Vilmur, and even a video preview that flips through the book showing off the format and some of the excellent artwork and pictures.

Right now you can pre-order the book for just $33.00 on Barnes & Noble (Amazon is now #33.00 as well). B&N seems to have the best deal going on right now with 45% off the list price, so take advantage of the sale while it lasts. Star Wars: The Complete Vader comes out October 18th.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Databurst From the 501st

October 12, 2011 at 12:02 am | Posted in 501st, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

Latest Databurst From the 501st covering event news from October 12-18th. As always remember to mark your calendars and show your support for your local garrisons.

October 13th

Comic Releases: Revelations #4 & The Lost Suns #5

October 12, 2011 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Two new Star Wars comics from Dark Horse hit stores today. First off, Invasion: Revelations #4 (of 5).

Queen Nina and Princess Kaye’s attack on the Yuuzhan Vong collaborators on Shramar has brought Warmaster Tsavong Lah and his armada to the scene. But the New Republic has some special forces in reserve: namely, every free ship in the sector! It’s a space battle of epic proportions as pirate ships, freighters, and Imperial vessels join the New Republic’s fleet against the invaders from another galaxy!

Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Colin Wilson
Colorist: Wes Dzioba
Cover Artist: Chris Scalf

Click here for a 4 page preview.

Secondly The Old Republic: The Lost Suns #5 (of 5).

Republic spy Theron Shan puts all he has into surviving–and stopping–the Sith’s star-killing Sun Razer. This megaweapon must be destroyed and the Republic must be warned of the threat! Alexander Freed, senior writer of the online game The Old Republic, brings this story to a thrilling close, preparing readers for the biggest Star Wars event of 2011!

Writer: Alexander Freed
Penciller: George Freeman, and Dave Ross
Inker: Mark McKenna
Colorist: Michael Atiyeh
Cover Artist: Benjamin Carre

Click here for a 6 page preview.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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