Monday Funny: Cello Wars

April 29, 2013 at 8:40 am | Posted in Humor, Miscellaneous, Monday Funny, Regular Feature, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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(via The Piano Guys)

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EU in Carbonite?

April 26, 2013 at 1:36 pm | Posted in Books, Conspiracy Report, Disney, Regular Feature, Speculation, Star Wars Books | 1 Comment
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According to a member of TheForce.Net forums, the Star Wars Expanded Universe could be frozen in carbonite for the time being. While at Starfest 2013 in Denver, Colorado, a fellow Star Wars fan met author Timothy Zahn in the elevator. The fan in questioned engaged Tim in conversation, and what Tim revealed is this…

…A freeze has been put on any, at least for him, books for the Expanded Universe beyond Return of the Jedi. Continue Reading EU in Carbonite?…

Halo Sketches by Mike Hawthorne

April 26, 2013 at 12:28 pm | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse | Leave a comment
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Dark Horse Comics artist Mike Hawthorne posted some cool Halo sketches he did at part of early tryout for the upcoming Halo: Initiation mini-series.

“Months ago I was in talks with Dark Horse to draw the comic. I already had several projects on my plate, from both publishers in the US and France, so the timing was really bad for me. It didn’t work out for several reasons, but it was fun to take a shot at the characters.

I have to admit, I’ve never played the game. So it took a lot of sketching to get familiar with the HALO characters. Here were some of the final designs I did.” -Mike Hawthorne

You can check out the rest of Mike’s Halo sketches here.

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Excerpt for ‘Hair Raising’ by Kevin J. Anderson

April 26, 2013 at 11:19 am | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Author Kevin J. Anderson has posted chapter one from his upcoming novel Hair Raising. This is the third book in his Dan Shambles, Zombie P.I. series. They’re fun books and worth checking out.

Hair Raising hits stores April 30th.

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Cover Reveal: ‘Empire and Rebellion: Razor’s Edge’ by Martha Wells

April 26, 2013 at 10:46 am | Posted in Art, Books, News, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Star Wars Books has revealed the cover for Martha Wells’ upcoming Leia novel, Empire and Rebellion: Razor’s Edge. The story will be set 2 years after A New Hope and will be released in hardcover, digital and audio book formats in October 2013.

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Details on ‘Halo: Initiation #1’

April 26, 2013 at 10:11 am | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse | Leave a comment
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As announced earlier this week, Dark Horse Comics is going to do a Halo comic mini-series called Halo: Initiation. The series will be written by Brian Reed and the art will be done by Marco Castiello, who pencilled Knight Errant: Escape and Purge: The Tyrant’s Fist. 

Before she was a supersoldier defending humanity as part of the Spartan-IV program, Sarah Palmer was an ODST—Orbital Drop Shock Trooper—carrying out the most dangerous missions behind enemy lines! See how she became the first Spartan-IV commander in this must-read series for fans of Halo 4 and the Halo franchise!

“It’s really exciting to work with Dark Horse in continuing the Halo story in comics. After Halo 4 and Spartan Ops, fans wanted to know more about the origins of the Spartan-IV program and Sarah Palmer in particular. So it’s great fun to be able to grant those wishes with a partner like Dark Horse.” -Brian Reed

Halo: Initiation #1 will be out August 14th. You can check out a preview of the interior art on Wired.com which looks pretty good.

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Around the Web

April 26, 2013 at 8:06 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Charity, Comic Books, Conventions, Disney, Events, Fantasy, Interview, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Steampunk | Leave a comment
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Kicking the news off with interviews, author Martha Wells did an interview with Evan Ramspott covering her new book, Emilie & the Hollow World. They also discuss cover art, plotting and theme songs. You can check it out here.

Comic Book Resources has an entertaining interview between comic writers Brian Wood and Steve Horton. The writers engage in a dual interview that covers their comic work and then some.

Author Michael A. Stackpole did an interview with Rick Novy that covers the usual territory but does include a nice update on what’s coming soon from Mike. Continue Reading Around the Web…

C2E2

April 26, 2013 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Conventions, Dark Horse, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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C2E2 kicks off today. The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo will include a few Star Wars guests such as Ashley Eckstein, Daniel Logan, Alex Ross, Brian Wood, Chris Alexander, Jeffrey Brown, Stephane Roux and Dave Dorman. You can check out all the details here. Dark Horse Comics will be at booth #801. On Saturday at 2:00 PM there will be a Star Wars/Conan/The Massive signing with Brian Wood with free prints from The Massive at the Dark Horse booth. There will also be a Spotlight on Brian Wood panel at 12:15 p.m. in room W471 on Saturday.

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New Excerpt for ‘Dawn of the Jedi: Into the Void’

April 25, 2013 at 11:58 am | Posted in Books, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Star Wars Books has posted a new mini-excerpt for Tim Lebbon’s upcoming Star Wars novel Dawn of the Jedi: Into the Void.

“A Je’daii needs darkness and light, shadow and illumination, because without the two there can be no balance. Veer to Bogan, and Ashla feels too constraining, too pure; edge toward Ashla, and Bogan becomes a monstrous myth. A Je’daii without balance between both is no Je’daii at all. He, or she, is simply lost.” — Master Shall Mar, “A Life in Balance,” 7,537 TYA

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WIRED Exclusive: Dark Horse does Halo

April 25, 2013 at 11:03 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse | Leave a comment

darkhorse_logo_1_WIRED announced today that Dark Horse comics will start publishing Halo comics this August!! The series will be titled Halo: Initiation and it will be written by Brian Reed and drawn by Marco Castiello.  Initiation is the origin story of Sarah Palmer, a character introduced in Halo 4.

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