Ashley Eckstein Live Chat Today

February 27, 2013 at 11:20 am | Posted in Events, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment

Don’t forget, Star Wars Books will be hosting an Ashley Eckstein live chat today at 3 PM EST. With only one episode left in season five of The Clone Wars, there will be plenty to ask about!

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Star Wars Celebration Europe Update

February 27, 2013 at 7:59 am | Posted in Conventions, Events, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Couple updates on Star Wars Celebration Europe. First up, Steve Sansweet will be in attendance along with his Rancho Obi-Wan Experience, something all the fans can look forward to checking out. The official site has also revealed the first round of collecting panels. If you’re planning on attending Star Wars Celebration Europe, keep in mind that it’s never to early to start planning on which panels you want to go to.

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Jedi Journals Interviews Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman

February 27, 2013 at 7:50 am | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Interview, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Jedi Journals did an interview with the creators behind the next installment of Dark Horse Comics’ Star Wars Legacy series: Corrina Bechko and Garbriel Hardman. The interview covers a little bit of their background, how they got the offer to do Star Wars, their creation process and more.

Gabriel, could you share a little about your art style and technique? How long have you been drawing Star Wars (since you were a kid? 2 Months? Whatever! :)

Gabrial Hardman: Well, I’m sure I’ve drawn Star Wars pieces here and there over the years but I started drawing on the series in earnest a few months ago. Much like drawing Planet of the Apes, it’s a great feeling to have a fully developed sense on the world going in. If something doesn’t feel like Star Wars, it doesn’t go in the book. Most of the ships and planets in our Legacy are new or evolutions of previous designs. When designing for Star Wars, I’m always asking myself if it will fit with the work of Ralph McQuarrie, Joe Johnston and Nilo Rodis.

Click here to read the full interview which also includes two interior pages from the upcoming issue.

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SciFi News Interview with Drew Karpyshyn

February 27, 2013 at 7:38 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy, Interview, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment

drewkarpyshynSciFi News did an interview with Star Wars author Drew Karpyshyn. The interview covers Drew’s work in both the gaming and publishing industry, touching on some broad topics here and there.

You were successful at Stars Wars material both in gaming and in books. Did at first you feel like you were one of the chosen few who was lucky enough to enter the huge empire that makes up Star Wars? Also did you ever get the chance to meet George Lucas?

Drew Karpyshyn: Working with the Star Wars franchise is an honor, and I realized right from the start how lucky I was to be given the opportunity. There are a lot of folks out there who want to write for Star Wars, so you need some pretty strong credentials to get in. Luckily for me, my work on the KOTOR video game and my early Forgotten Realms novels was enough to convince the powers-that-be to give me a shot. But even though I’ve now written five Star Wars novels, I still haven’t had the chance to meet George Lucas himself.

Click here to check out the full interview.

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Comic Review: ‘Agent of the Empire: Hard Targets #5’

February 27, 2013 at 12:15 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Agent of the Empire: Hard Targets comes to an end with Hard Targets #5. Jahan has quite a bit on his plate in this issue as he deals with the rescue of the young Count Dooku and a persistent Boba Fett. Click here to read our full review.

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New Releases: ‘Hard Targets #5’, ‘Prisoner of Bogan #3’ and ‘Star Wars #1’

February 27, 2013 at 12:05 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Dark Horse Comics had three new Star Wars releases today.

Agent of the Empire: Hard Targets #5 (of 5)

Everyone—including Boba Fett—is after the young Count Dooku. As Cross and the Count’s loyal security guard attempt to whisk the boy to safety, they are surrounded by enemies! In the past, Cross had the power and authority of the Empire behind him. Now he has nothing but his fists!

Writer: John Ostrander
Penciller: Davidé Fabbri
Inker: Christian Dalla Vecchia
Colorist: Wes Dzioba
Cover Artist: Stéphane Roux

Dawn of the Jedi: Prisoner of Bogan #3 (of 5)

Xesh and Daegen Lok are on a mission to build Forcesabers—a weapon that Lok knows will take him closer to his vision of being leader of the Je’daii. But the Je’daii Rangers are on the pair’s trail, and this first encounter between the Je’daii and the prisoners of Bogan will carry heavy consequences!

Writer: John Ostrander
Penciller: Jan Duursema
Inker: Dan Parsons, Victor Llamas, Mark Pennington
Colorist: Wes Dzioba
Cover Artist: David Michael Beck

Star Wars #1 (3rd printing)

Dark Horse goes back to press for a 3rd printing, this time with the Alex Ross art and only the Star Wars logo on the cover.

This is Star Wars as you remember it . . . and as you have never seen it before! We’re taking you back to those heady, adventure-filled days following the destruction of the Death Star—when the Empire ruled, the Rebels were on the run, and the galaxy was a dangerous place where anything might happen!

Writer: Brian Wood
Artist: Carlos D’Anda
Colorist: Gabe Eltaeb
Cover Artist: Alex Ross

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New Release: Star Wars Pinball

February 27, 2013 at 12:01 am | Posted in News, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Video Games | Leave a comment

Star Wars Pinball is out today and is available on…

  • Pinball FX2™ on Xbox LIVE® Arcade – for 800 MSP
  • Zen Pinball 2™ on PlayStation®Network for PlayStation 3 & PlayStation Vita with Cross Buy entitlement! Purchase once and play on both systems – in North America for $9.99, in Europe for €9.99.
  • Zen Pinball 2 on the Mac®App Store – for $2.99/table
  • Zen Pinball on the Apple®App Store – for $1.99/table
  • Zen Pinball HD Google Play™ – for $1.99/table

You can check out all the details here.

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Databurst From the 501st

February 27, 2013 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Latest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from February 27 through March 5th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

February 27

  • Golden Gate Garrison will be in San Francisco, CA for The Rebellion at Mos Eisley event at Temple Night Club.

February 28

  • Bloodfin Garrison will be in Evansville, IN for Star Wars Night with the Icemen.
  • Florida Garrison will be in Orlando, FL for Star Wars Night with the Orlando Solar Bears.
  • Midwest Garrison will be in Evansville, IN for Star Wars Night with the Icemen.

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