‘Vader Down’ this November

July 16, 2015 at 5:50 pm | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

darth-vader-downThis November, Marvel revealed that the Darth Vader series will be crossing over with the Star Wars series for a special six issue Vader Down mini-series event.

Jason Aaron: I think this is the chance for me and Kieron to do the biggest story either one of us has done. When we started these new books, STAR WARS and DARTH VADER, we wanted them to feel like they were part of the same universe, that everything was happening at the same time. So it was pretty clear from our first arcs how things were pretty closely inter-connected. Then with our second arcs we both kind of veered off in our own directions. Kieron has been setting up a lot of new characters in his book. We’ve had a big new character pop up in my book. It made [sense] after we both veered off for a bit that the third arc would be when things would come crashing back together in a huge way. I was especially excited about the idea of taking the cast of characters that we’d both built in our books and having them interact for the first time.

Marvel.com: In the story, what are the Rebels thinking going into it?

Jason Aaron: Just that they’ve got Vader in quite the predicament. He’s alone. He’s grossly outnumbered and his ship has crashed on this alien landscape. Whether everybody believes they can do it or not, they know this is their best shot to capture him or kill him or whatever. When you get that shot, you’ve got to take it and send everyone you’ve got down after him.

According to Marvel.com, the crossover “rolls out over two issues each of their respective Star Wars titles, plus a special VADER DOWN one-shot to kick it off”. Since they said it’s six issues, I’m assuming one writer will be writing an extra issue or it will be getting shared credit.

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‘Aftermath’ Excerpt

July 16, 2015 at 5:03 pm | Posted in Miscellaneous | Leave a comment

EW.com has posted an excerpt for the upcoming Star Wars novel Aftermath.

Today is a day of celebration. We have triumphed over villainy and oppression and have given our Alliance—and the galaxy beyond it—a chance to breathe and cheer for the progress in reclaiming our freedom from an Empire that robbed us of it. We have reports from Commander Skywalker that Emperor Palpatine is dead, and his enforcer, Darth Vader, with him.

But though we may celebrate, we should not consider this our time to rest. We struck a major blow against the Empire, and now will be the time to seize on the opening we have created. The Empire’s weapon may be destroyed, but the Empire itself lives on…

Click here to read the entire excerpt.

Aftermath is written by Chuck Wendig and will be out September 4th, however preorders are already up for those interested.

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The Black Series: Scout Trooper

July 16, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Reviews, Star Wars, Toys & Collectibles | Leave a comment
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The Black Series six inch Scout Trooper is a two for one figure. Not only do you get the Scout Trooper, but you also get a speeder bike. With lots of articulation, this one is worth checking out.

The figure comes with only two accessories. His tiny blaster and a big speeder bike. Continue Reading The Black Series: Scout Trooper…

Podcasts in Review

July 16, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Big Beautiful Podcast: Episode 18 features an interview with author Christie Golden as they discuss her novel Star Wars: Dark Disciple, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and the prequels. This being my first time listening to this podcast, I was impressed with the sound quality and the hosts had some good questions which makes it worth checking out. I might be listening to some more episodes of this podcasts, especially if I can find some more Star Wars interviews.

Coffee With Kenobi: Rebels Reactions: The Siege of Lothal features Cory, Dan and Jeff as they discuss the episode with a nice, thorough breakdown. There’s a lot of thematic coverage that dives deep into the underlying story and the connective tissue of the premiere. With Cory, Dan and Jeff directing the discussion, it’s a dynamic trio.

Book Chat with Christie Golden has a nice, spoiler light discussion with the author of Dark Disciple. Dan and Cory do a great job as interviewers digging into some good subjects. Definitely a good one to check out.

Episode 39 begins with a donation thing they’re doing. The Bearded Trio provides an update on Jurassic World and the box office records it’s broke along with other Spielberg news. They talk about Star Wars SDCC exclusives before diving into their main topic: the music of Star Wars. For this segment they bring on guest Steve Torok whose music they use for the podcast. Ending things off is some listener feedback. Another great episode for Star Wars fans. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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