Star Wars Books Relaunch

April 25, 2014 at 5:51 pm | Posted in Books, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Here’s the official press release regarding the Star Wars books relaunch.

DISNEY PUBLISHING WORLDWIDE and RANDOM HOUSE ANNOUNCE

RELAUNCH OF STAR WARS™ ADULT FICTION LINE

New Publishing Program to be Part of the Unified Star Wars Storytelling Future

New York, NY – April 25, 2014 – Following today’s announcement of Lucasfilm’s new unified storytelling approach, Disney Publishing Worldwide is proud to announce their first step into that larger world, beginning with Del Rey Books. The publishing program will feature new adult fiction novels set in the beloved galaxy far, far away, and will be closely connected to the cinematic entertainment currently in development at Lucasfilm. Continue Reading Star Wars Books Relaunch…

New Star Wars Books!

April 25, 2014 at 1:57 pm | Posted in Books, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Well that didn’t take long. Earlier today, Star Wars Books teased a new dawn in September and now they’ve released the details. John Jackson Miller, James Luceno, Paul S. Kemp…it’s freaking Christmas for readers. *UPDATED with new covers*

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Star Wars Books: A New Dawn in September

April 25, 2014 at 6:16 am | Posted in Books, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

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Uploaded today on Star Wars Books’ Facebook page, Del Rey hits fans with a cryptic message: a new dawn begins September 2014. What does it mean? Well, we have clues perfect for speculation. For starters, Disney-Lucasfilm Press is starting the Star Wars Saga Program which will start launching books in October retelling the stories of the original films thus introducing children to an era of the saga they might not be familiar with. It’s all about prepping kids for Star Wars Episode VII and seeing Han, Luke and Leia on the big screen. Continue Reading Star Wars Books: A New Dawn in September…

Around the Web

April 25, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Dark Horse, Episode VII, Events, Fantasy, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Star Wars Insider, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Jason Fry‘s next book is up for pre-order on Amazon, The Jupiter Pirates: Curse of the Iris.
  • Jedi News spotted a new book for Star Wars collectors called The Ultimate Guide to Vintage Star Wars Action Figures, 1977-1985.
  • Martha Wells‘ story “Rites of Passage” is now available online for free on her site.

Comic News

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Podcasts in Review

April 24, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Episode VII, Interview, Movies, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

501stCast: Episode 81 includes the full audio interview with Alan Ladd Jr. as they talk to him about greenlighting Star Wars and the 501st Legion. They also cover 501st troop reports, upcoming events and touch base on what the Galactic Academy has been up to. On top of that, Scott does some Emperor Palpatine impressions and, I have to say, I like them. Hopefully they keep that up. Adds a nice element to the show.

Assembly of Geeks: Looking Back: Special Guests & Controversies episode is a “best of” highlighting some moments from the past 12 months. If you haven’t listened to the show, this would be a good episode to check out to see if it’s the sort of podcast you would enjoy or not as they showcase some of their interviews and personalities of their hosts.

Bombad Radio: Episode 139 serves up another one of their awesome interviews, this time with Scott Allen, the 501st Legion’s Southern California Garrison Commander, Legion Charity Representative, Legion Celebrity Liaison, and co-host of the 501stCast. Scott talks about the 501st Legion, costuming, and being a Star Wars fan. From putting together his Darth Vader costume to the differences between the Star Wars costuming groups and the hazards of trooping. Really great episode to check out if you’d like to learn more about the 501st Legion and just fun to listen to as they have some great conversations. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Comic Review: ‘Legacy #14’

April 23, 2014 at 12:03 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Legacy #14 is going strong with great artwork and great storytelling. Click here to check out our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Releases: Legacy #14, KOTOR Omnibus #3 and A Spark Remains TPB

April 23, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Dark Horse Comics has three new Star Wars releases today.

Legacy #14 (of 18)

look into Ania Solo’s prison-camp past reveals a secret connection to the brutal bounty hunter who is desperate to bring her to justice—dead, not alive!

But bounty hunters are only part of Ania’s problems!

* The answer to “Who is Ania Solo?” is at hand!

Click here for a four page preview.

Writers: Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman
Artist: Gabriel Hardman
Colorist: Jordan Boyd
Cover Artist: Agustin Alessio

Format: FC, 32 pages
Price: $2.99

Star Wars Omnibus: Knights of the Old Republic Volume 3

Free from the false charges against him, former Padawan Zayne Carrick discovers that one of his allies, Jarael, has been running from her past. Soon Zayne is caught in a web of sport dueling, slavery, an evil twin, an ancient society, and finally, the frontline of the Mandalorian Wars. Collects Knights of the Old Republic #38–#50 and Knights of the Old Republic—War #1–#5 (part of volume 7 and volumes 8–10).

* Expands the story of the smash-hit video games!
* From the New York Times best-selling novelist John Jackson Miller!

Click here for a three page preview.

Writer: John Jackson Miller
Pencillers: Ron Chan, Brian Ching, Bong Dazo, Andrea Mutti and Dean Zachary
Inker: Pierluigi Baldassini
Colorist: Michael Atiyeh
Cover Artist: Dan Scott

Format: FC, 416 pages; TP, 6” x 9”
Price: $24.99

Dark Times Volume 7: A Spark Remains TPB

Together with their old friend Dass Jennir and a new Jedi acquaintance, the crew of the Uhumele is plotting to take down the Galactic Emperor’s second in command, Darth Vader! For this foolproof plan, they’ll be offering something the Dark Lord won’t be able to resist: Jedi. Collects Star Wars: Dark Times—A Spark Remains #1–#5.

* Vader on the hunt . . . for Jedi!
* Darth Vader grooms an assassin for the Empire!

Click here for a six page preview.

Writer: Randy Stradley
Penciller: Douglas Wheatley
Colorist: Dan Jackson
Cover Artist: Benjamin Carré

Format: FC, 128 pages; TP, 6 5/8” x 10 3/16”
Price: $19.99

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Databurst From the 501st

April 23, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

501stLogoLatest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from April 23 through 29th. With the weather getting nice, there are plenty of charity walks to check out. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

April 24

April 25

  • 70th Explorers will be in Kansas City, MO for Kansas City Corporate Challenge 2014 at Truman Sports Complex from 3:00 to 8:00 PM.
  • Bast Alpha Garrison will be in New Orleans, LA for the Zoo-To-Do for Kids.
  • Carolina Garrison will be in Wilmington, NC for the Relay for Life 2014 at Ashley High School.
  • Garrison Carida will be in Allentown, PA for Walk Now For Autism Speaks at Dorney Park from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, and in Pittsburgh, PA at the Carnegie Space Center from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.
  • German Garrison will be in Stuttgart for the FMX Fair.
  • Midwest Garrison will be in Chicago, IL for C2E2 from April 25-27th (Dan Tefler escort for Comedy Mutant on Friday, 501st panel 1:00 to 2:00 PM Saturday, and they’ll be at the Children’s Blaster Arena).

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Book Review: ‘Breakout Squad’ by Ryder Windham

April 22, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment
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Ryder Windham is set to write Ezra’s Gamble, a Star Wars Rebels book which will be out in August. But what can readers expect from the book? Well, to get an idea, I’m checking out Ryder Windham’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars books. They’re both books based on animated Star Wars tv shows and they’re both aimed at kids. Thankfully, Breakout Squad is also a book adults can enjoy. Click here to check out our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Monday Funny: Hail Hydra

April 21, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Humor, Monday Funny | Leave a comment

With “Hail Hydra” being a running gag, this one is my favorite.

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via Bob and Carl Sci-Fi Janitors

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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