New Release and Review: ‘Maul: Lockdown’ by Joe Schreiber

January 28, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Maul: Lockdown by Joe Schreiber is out today in hardcover, audiobook and digital formats. Click here to read our full review.

Set before the events of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace, this new novel is a thrilling follow-up to Star Wars: Darth Plagueis.

It’s kill or be killed in the space penitentiary that houses the galaxy’s worst criminals, where convicts face off in gladiatorial combat while an underworld gambling empire reaps the profits of the illicit blood sport. But the newest contender in this savage arena, as demonic to behold as he is deadly to challenge, is fighting for more than just survival. His do-or-die mission, for the dark masters he serves, is to capture the ultimate weapon: an object that will enable the Sith to conquer the galaxy.

Sith lords Darth Plagueis and Darth Sidious are determined to possess the prize. And one of the power-hungry duo has his own treacherous plans for it. But first, their fearsome apprentice must take on a bloodthirsty prison warden, a cannibal gang, cutthroat crime lord Jabba the Hutt, and an unspeakable alien horror. No one else could brave such a gauntlet of death and live. But no one else is the dreaded dark-side disciple known as Darth Maul.

You can find retailer links and an excerpt from the book on Random House’s official product page.

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New Release: ‘Alien: Out of the Shadows’ by Tim Lebbon

January 28, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Sci-Fi | 1 Comment
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Tim Lebbon has a new book out today, Alien: Out of the Shadows.

In space no one can hear you scream…The massively acclaimed Alien franchise is one of the most successful of all time, beginning with the first film in 1979. In a dramatic twist, this novel will return us to that time, to Ellen Ripley, and to never-before-revealed secrets of the Weyland-Yutani Corporations…secrets that lead into the events of the second film, Aliens…and beyond!

Alien: Out of the Shadows is available in mass market paperback and digital formats.

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Monday Funny: There’s No One Like Leia

January 27, 2014 at 11:56 am | Posted in Humor, Monday Funny, Regular Feature, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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funny-hero-girls-Emma-Watson-Twilight-Star-WarsSource: facebook

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Inside Star Wars Insider 147

January 27, 2014 at 7:00 am | Posted in Interview, Star Wars, Star Wars Insider, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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Star Wars Insider 147 has already hit subscriber’s mailboxes. Here’s a look inside this month’s issue.

  • Star Wars Rebels “Frontline Update” provides some cool info on the progress of the show. Half of the scripts for season one are done, five episodes have been voice recorded, three episodes have been storyboarded, two episodes are being animated…and via Twitter, we know the animation for the first episode is now done…and the show has a theme already composed.
  • “50 Greatest Reasons to Love the Star Wars Prequels” is a cool article showcasing Star Wars fans across the board, from Star Wars: The Clone Wars voice actors to authors and actors all weighing in on why they love the prequels.
  • Jedi News’ Mark Newbold has an interview with Gerald Home, the actor who portrayed Tessek and a Mon Calamari officer in Return of the Jedi. It covers Gerald’s first experience with Star Wars, his favorite scene, action figure and more. Continue Reading Inside Star Wars Insider 147…

Around the Web

January 24, 2014 at 12:05 am | Posted in Books, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Fantasy, Interview, News, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Books News

  • Author Kevin J. Anderson has wrapped up another Dan Shamble Zombie P.I. novel as well as a new short story which includes some Star Wars nods…

And, it’s off—final copy-edted ms. of Dan Shamble, Zombie PI SLIMY UNDERBELLY, and so is the Shamble story “Role Model” about murder at a cosplay convention for FICTION RIVER –Kevin J. Anderson

“This time a murder’s getting in the way—Star Wars fan dressed up in a stormtrooper outfit found dead with a stake through his heart. Turns out he was a vampire. We’ve got a Klingon as our main witness.” Yes, I love writing new Dan Shamble, Zombie PI stories! –Kevin J. Anderson

Dan Shamble’s new case, ROLE MODEL: “A Mandalorian “Boba Fett” bounty hunter sneered at a colorful figure of Kenny from South Park, saying, “He’s no good to me dead.” –Kevin J. Anderson

Continue Reading Around the Web…

The Art of Darth Maul

January 24, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Art, Star Wars, The Roqoo Depot Galleria | Leave a comment

Darth Maul is one of the most iconic looking villains in the Star Wars franchise. With his startling black and red tattoos, his horned head and creepy yellow eyes and teeth, his appearance is almost demonic. Through the years, many artists have drawn Maul. With the imminent release of Joe Schreiber’s Maul: Lockdown, we present a collection of some of the best Darth Maul artwork to get you in the mood. Enjoy! Continue Reading The Art of Darth Maul…

Maul: Lockdown – Early Reviews & Interviews

January 23, 2014 at 12:10 am | Posted in Books, Interview, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | 1 Comment
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Maul: Lockdown doesn’t hit store shelves until next week, but already there’s some early press hitting the web. Megan, over on Blog Full of Words, has a nice interview with author Joe Schreiber talking about his new novel, the characterization of Maul, and more. Click here to check it out.

Brian, over on Big Shiny Robot, also has an interview with Joe covering the new Star Wars book which you can listen to here.

Pete, over on Lightsaber Rattling, has a spoiler free review.

William, over on EUCantina, has a minor spoiler review.

And you can check out the first 50 pages of Maul: Lockdown over on Suvudu.

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Podcasts in Review

January 23, 2014 at 12:05 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review. Got set back by a nasty cold, but I still managed to make it through some podcasts, though the news was grim when the discussion turned toward Dark Horse and Marvel. Hopefully next week’s batch will be more uplifting.

Bombad Radio: Episode 119 is their January free for all as they discuss a bunch of random Star Wars topics. Some nice discussion, and worth a listen.

ForceCast: Episode #285 covers the Marvel Star Wars comic news among other things like the Star Wars: The Clone Wars bonus content and Star Wars Disneyland attractions.

Full of Sith: Episode XLVII features hosts Mike, Bryan and Bobbie as they discuss the end of the Star Wars Expanded Universe and the task of the Star Wars story group. As a lover of the EU, this was a hard episode to listen to. Mike and Bobbie have no love for the EU. There just wasn’t much discussion for me to agree on, to enjoy, or to be intrigued by. If you’re a fan of the EU, you may just want to skip this episode. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Carrie Fisher Confirms Star Wars Film Start

January 22, 2014 at 4:06 pm | Posted in Episode VII, Movies, Sequel Trilogy, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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mark_hamill_harrison_ford_carrie_fisherCarrie Fisher confirmed the start of filming for the new Star Wars movie…sort of.  She stated that she, Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford are expected to report for work in March or April.  Of course, being Carrie, she couldn’t resist joking in her own inimitable style.

“I’d like to wear my old [cinnamon buns] hairstyle again — but with white hair,” she says. “I think that would be funny.”

Fisher’s Star Wars statement was made while she was promoting her upcoming roles on The Big Bang Theory and Legit.  

Via TV Guide

Reported by Geralyn for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: Legacy 2 #11

January 22, 2014 at 10:48 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

legacy 2 #11The ongoing  adventures of Ania Solo continue with the release today of issue #11 of Legacy 2.  You can check out our spoilerish review here.

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