The Year of the Horse

January 10, 2014 at 5:22 pm | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | 1 Comment
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Dark Horse Comics talked to CBR covering their plans for 2014, preparing for the Marvel news, and what fans can expect in the year of the horse.

CBR News: Gentlemen, I wanted to start out talking about Dark Horse’s overall line right now…

Mike Richardson: You’re not even going to start out with “Star Wars” which everyone’s been calling about for the last three days? [Laughter]

CBR New: Well that too! I think the thing about the news of Star Wars leaving Dark Horse next year to go to Marvel that struck me was that you must have known this was coming. How did you plan around the loss of that license through 2014 and beyond?

Richardson: Well, we’ve known for a long time that Star Wars was going. We couldn’t announce it until Lucasfilm was ready, and they picked the day of January 3, allowing us to get through the holidays without having to deal with it. But we’ve known this for a very long time as we’ve built our schedule. The thing that’s a little bit irritating is hearing this talk of “Well, Dark Horse can’t get by without Star Wars.” Star Wars constituted less than 6% of our bottom line. We’re talking a year in which we’ve had a sensational year. So we’re fine without Star Wars.

Click here to check out everything Mike Richardson and Scott Allie had to say about Dark Horse’s plans for 2014 and Star Wars.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Micro Excerpt #6 for ‘Maul: Lockdown’

January 10, 2014 at 5:15 pm | Posted in Books, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Star Wars Books has posted micro excerpt #6 for Maul: Lockdown by Joe Schreiber.

“Radique is as dangerous as he is unpredictable.” Sidious was aware of an unwelcome warmth beginning to climb upward through the back of his neck, enveloping his cheeks and forehead. “Which is why I sent Maul to assassinate him.”

“I see.”

Sidious leaned slightly forward in an attempt to catch Plagueis’s eye. “I’ve been meaning to inform you. My mission there—”

“Is something I have absolute confidence in your ability to execute.” Plagueis placed a hand on Sidious’s shoulder. “I must commend you on your foresight and commitment to our ultimate purpose, Darth Sidious. As you might have guessed, with the increasing demands of my own . . .private pursuits on Sojourn, I find it profoundly liberating that I do not need to monitor the particular means with which you uphold our united goal.” Continue Reading Micro Excerpt #6 for ‘Maul: Lockdown’…

Dave Filoni Talks ‘Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir’

January 10, 2014 at 5:06 pm | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars, Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment
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Dave Filoni weighed in today on Facebook to help clarify the extent of the newly announced Dark Horse comic Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir and how it plays into Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

You may have seen the recent Clone Wars / Dark Horse Comics news, and I thought I would chime in and clarify things a bit. I am very excited about our collaboration with Dark Horse and this opportunity to tell an unfinished story developed for the TV series.

Before we get into the details about the Maul comic, I’d like to make clear that this storyline does not represent The Clone Wars series finale. I’ve seen some confusion about that online and want to set the record straight. There are additional Clone Wars episodes on the way and one arc in particular marks the series finale in my mind. We’ll have fun discussing that in the not too distant future. Continue Reading Dave Filoni Talks ‘Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir’…

Marvel Meets Star Wars

January 10, 2014 at 1:00 am | Posted in Art, Star Wars | 1 Comment

Artist Robert Shane did some fun mashups between Star Wars and Marvel characters. What started as a fun project has now become rather relevant. Enjoy!

Iron Trooper

This is the third and final picture in my trilogy of paintings depicting hybrid Marvel and Star Wars characters. Continue Reading Marvel Meets Star Wars…

Around the Web

January 10, 2014 at 12:03 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Marvel, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond. Lots of featured news this week as people respond to the Marvel Star Wars license announcement.

Book News

  • Paul S. Kemp shares why he writes masculine stories. It’s a nice insight into the themes of his books.
  • Athena’s Daughters is now funded and they reached the stretch goal for the Joe Corroney cover for the companion book, Apollo’s Daughters, which will feature stories by familiar Star Wars writers such as Aaron Allston, Michael A. Stackpole and John Jackson Miller.
  • Want to pre-order a signed copy of Mentats of Dune by Kevin J. Anderson and Brian Herbert? Then click here.
  • The Tarnished Crown Book 1: The Path to Power by Karen Miller is in the editing stage and will be ready for publication later this year. Continue Reading Around the Web…

Book Review: ‘The Wrath of Darth Maul’ by Ryder Windham

January 10, 2014 at 12:02 am | Posted in Books, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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the-wrath-of-darth-maulAt the end of this month, we’ll be getting our first new Star Wars book of the year. Joe Schreiber’s Maul: Lockdown is a Darth Maul adventure that’s sure to fire up Maul fans. Readers looking to get more of a Darth Maul fix may be wondering where else to look, or perhaps an idea of what books to read in preparation. Well to kick things off, I recommend checking out Ryder Windham’s The Wrath of Darth Maul. Click here to check out our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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