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January 4, 2013 at 10:26 am | Posted in Around the Web, News, Regular Feature | Leave a comment
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I love You.  I know.  It’s only been a couple of weeks (Dec. 21) since the Disney Deal became official, but George Lucas is wasting no time moving on with his life.  He announced, via a Lucasfilm rep to the Hollywood Reporter, that he and long time girlfriend, Melody Hobson, are engaged.  Ms. Hobson heads Ariel Investment Llc., is the chairman of Ariel Mutual Funds, as well as chairman of Dreamworks Animation.  Lucas and Hobson have been a duo since 2006.

One of the good guys.  In a story right out of Fanboys, only this time it’s unfortunately true, J.J. Abrams granted a dying fan’s wish and arranged a private screening of Star Trek: Into Darkness.  The fan, known only as Dan, has only weeks left when a friend posted his plight on Reddit.  The post eventually attracted the notice of Abrams who reached out to Dan and his wife.  Dan, who is suffering from two forms of cancer, reportedly loved the film.  Honestly, after hearing this, I won’t care if the film is terrible (which I doubt).  I’m going to love it. Continue Reading Around the Web…

‘Scoundrels’ Roundup

January 4, 2013 at 10:24 am | Posted in Books, Events, Interview, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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With the release of Scoundrels this week, there’s been a lot of promotion. MTV Geek had an exclusive book trailer, Star Wars Insider included a short prequel story “Heist”, and Random House published a prequel eBook novella Winner Lose All. There has also been a lot of positive reviews.

Big Shiny Robot, 5/5
EUCantina, 4/5, 5/5
FANgirl Blog, 7/10
Jedi News
Knights Archive
Roqoo Depot, 4/5
Star Wars Report
Tosche Station, 5/5

Along with a handful of interviews with Timothy Zahn himself.
Knights Archive
Roqoo Depot
This Blog is Full of Words

And the fun isn’t over yet. Timothy Zahn will be going on a short Scoundrels book tour this month on the west coast. You can check out the dates here.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

‘Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin’

January 4, 2013 at 9:46 am | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars | Leave a comment

News is spreading on a new Star Wars comic from Dark Horse. In the back of the last issue of Purge: The Tyrant’s Fist, an image was shown for the cover of Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin. According to Randy Stradley, this comic will be written by Tim Siedell, with art by Stephen Thompson (Jango’s Legacy in Republic #50: The Defense of Kamino). Mark Irwin has also commented on deviantArt that he’s attached to the project. Mark is an inker who has worked on several DC Comics series such as Green Lantern, Justice League, and Nightwing. Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin #1 will be out in April.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Blurb for ‘Into the Void’

January 4, 2013 at 9:20 am | Posted in Books, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Random House has posted a new blurb for Dawn of the Jedi: Into the Void by Tim Lebbon.

On the planet Tython, the ancient Je’daii order was founded. And at the feet of its wise Masters, Lanoree Brock learned the mysteries and methods of the Force—and found her calling as one of its most powerful disciples. But as strongly as the Force flowed within Lanoree and her parents, it remained absent in her brother, who grew to despise and shun the Je’daii, and whose training in its ancient ways ended in tragedy.

Now, from her solitary life as a Ranger keeping order across the galaxy, Lanoree has been summoned by the Je’daii Council on a matter of utmost urgency. The leader of a fanatical cult, obsessed with traveling beyond the reaches of known space, is bent on opening a cosmic gateway using dreaded dark matter as the key—risking a cataclysmic reaction that will consume the entire star system. But more shocking to Lanoree than even the prospect of total galactic annihilation, is the decision of her Je’daii Masters to task her with the mission of preventing it. Until a staggering revelation makes clear why she was chosen: The brilliant, dangerous madman she must track down and stop at any cost is the brother whose death she has long grieved—and whose life she must now fear.

Dawn of the Jedi: Into the Void will be out in hardcover and digital formats on May 7th.

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Preview of ‘Defenders of the Lost Temple’

January 4, 2013 at 8:37 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars, Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment

CBR has a first look at Defenders of the Lost Temple that you can check out here. Defenders of the Lost Temple features both Pre Vizsla and Death Watch. It’s set during season four of TCW and will be available on March 13.

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