Comic Review: ‘The Star Wars #1’

September 5, 2013 at 7:58 pm | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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The Star Wars #1 marks a momentous event in the story that is Star Wars. This comic shows takes the iconic elements of Star Wars and filters them through a new light for a completely new story that is a thing to behold. It was definitely worth the wait. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Jennifer Heddle to write Leia Short Story

September 5, 2013 at 6:19 pm | Posted in Miscellaneous | Leave a comment

Lucasfilm Senior Editor Jennifer Heddle will be writing a Leia short story for Star Wars Insider #145. The short story will be titled “Constant Spirit.”

“…hurls young Senator Leia Organa into a do-or-die mission, during which learns that freedom cannot be achieved without sacrifice.”

The story will feature artwork by Magali Villeneuve. Star Wars Insider #145 will hit newsstands on October 22nd, thus following the release of Martha Wells’ Leia novel Empire and Rebellion: Razor’s Edge (which comes out September 24).

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

The George Lucas’ Super Live Adventure

September 5, 2013 at 6:03 pm | Posted in Star Wars | Leave a comment

Imagine a live show that combined Indiana Jones, Willow, American Graffiti and Star Wars all into one giant spectacular event. It had lasers, smoke, life size inflatable props and even a live tiger. For five months, the George Lucas’ Super Live Adventure toured Japan in 1993. Sadly, little evidence remains of the event, but Tested.com did a great, indepth write up on it that every George Lucas fan should check out. It’s a long article, but well worth reading from start to finish. Click here to check it out.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

‘Five By Five 2: No Surrender’

September 5, 2013 at 12:33 pm | Posted in Books, eBooks, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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Five By Five 2: No Surrender is the sequel anthology to Five By Five. This anthology features authors Kevin J. Anderson, Aaron Allston, William C. Dietz, Brad R. Torgersen and R.M. Meluch. There are five novellas in the collection.

  • LEGIO PATRIA NOSTRA—by William C. Dietz. The insectoid Ramanthians have occupied Earth, and the Confederacy of Sentient Beings needs assistance from the xenophobic Hudathans in order to survive.  But some Hudathan relics have been stolen, and the Hudathans won’t join the Confederacy unless Legion Captain Deacon Smith can get them back.  And that’s going to be difficult because the thieves are ex-legionnaires—and they have a platoon of heavily armed cyborgs! A Legion of the Damned® story.
  • PRISONER OF WAR—by Kevin J. Anderson. Set in the world of Harlan Ellison’s classic Outer Limits episode “Soldier,” this is a tale about a set of warriors in a never-ending future war, men bred for nothing but the battleground—and how they cope with the horrors of…peace.
  • REARDON’S LAW—by Brad R. Torgersen. When expensive, classified shipments of military hardware go missing, Conflux Armed Forces policewoman Kalliope Reardon is called in to work the case.  She gets way more than she bargained for, as the trail takes her far outside the boundaries of the civilized galaxy, and into the heart of occupied enemy territory.
  • DAGGER TEAM SEVEN—by R.M. Meluch.  The evidence is clear and damning—A.C. Cade was a fraud. Cade’s son makes himself into the man he used to believe his father was—a pilot of an elite Dagger Team, defending Earth against a desperate alien invader which has no use for humankind and absolutely nothing to lose.
  • COFFEE BLACK SEA—by Aaron Allston. The saga of the Dollgangers from “Big Plush” (Five by Five Vol. 1) continues. Bow, BeeBee, Lina, and new ’gangers escalate the risks of their quest for survival…by turning their eyes to the stars.

Five By Five 2: No Surrender is available in eBook formats for just $4.99 (Kindle, Kobo, Nook, Smashwords) and in print.

 

Comic Reviews: Injustice – Gods Among Us #7 and #8

September 5, 2013 at 8:44 am | Posted in Comic Books, DC Comics, Reviews | Leave a comment
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Injustice: Gods Among Us takes an upswing in issues #7 and #8 as new heroes and villains come into play. Click here to check out our review of Injustice: Gods Among Us #7 and Injustice: Gods Among Us #8. Fair warning, there are some spoilers.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Podcasts in Review

September 5, 2013 at 7:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Coffee with Kenobi: Their Book Chat with John Jackson Miller is a great interview with the author of Kenobi as John talks about his background in writing, how he got into writing comics for Dark Horse, and what went into Kenobi. They also cover John’s recent sci-fi book Overdraft: The Orion Offensive. Really nice interview and a must listen for Kenobi and John Jackson Miller fans.

ForceCast: Episode 268 includes a very nice interview with Mary Franklin. While she doesn’t reveal anything about Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, she does talk about what it’s like working on the Celebrations, organizing them, and her favorite moments. Beyond that, hosts Eric and Erik dive deeply into the rumor that the Star Wars: The Clone Wars bonus content will be an Apple TV exclusive. Definitely worth checking out the Mary Franklin interview. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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