Around the Web

October 30, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Art News

  • Tsuneo Sanda made the cover of Newsweek with a new The Force Awakens image. You can check out the original artwork on Facebook.

Book News

  • Pediment Publishing is putting out an interesting book called A Galaxy All Their Own which collects 38 years of Star Wars through the pages of the Los Angeles Times. You can check out Amazon for more details.

Comic News

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“The Perfect Weapon” Blurb

October 29, 2015 at 3:58 pm | Posted in Books, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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the-perfect-weaponDel Rey has revealed the official blurb for Delilah S. Dawson’s e-original short “The Perfect Weapon.”

Podcasts in Review

October 29, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Episode VII, Movies, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television, trailers | 1 Comment

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

501stCast: Episode 89 includes coverage of Kevin Doyle’s walk from Rancho Obi-Wan to SDCC, con and event reports, library cons, troop reports, backpack events, and more. If you want to know what the 501st does and what they’ve been up to, this is the podcast to listen to.

Comics With Kenobi: Episode #8 reviews Shattered Empire #2, Darth Vader #10, Star Wars #10 and Lando #4 and #5. Plus they have an interview with the writer for the Lando series, Charles Soule. Now after the end credits they do a live reading of Lando #5. At first I thought they meant they were going to re-enact the comic and read it outloud, but that isn’t the case. Instead it’s them giving their reactions, kind of like a film commentary track, as they read the comic for the first time. It’s an interesting idea, but it needs some more dialog if it’s going to work as there was a like of dead space as they were reading.

Fly Casual: Episode 61 features lots of comic reviews as they cover Darth Vader, Star Wars, Kanan, Lando and Shattered Empire. They keep it entertaining as always. Afterwards they did a little into books as they talk about Lost Stars. Then they get into rumors. Fair warning, they cover The Force Awakens rumors and character deaths, so listen at your own risk when they get to that part of the episode.

Full of Sith: The Trailer Council is so far the best discussion I’ve heard covering The Force Awakens trailer. Part of this is because Bobby Roberts put together an all star panel: Tricia (FANgirl Blog), Bethany (Star Wars Report), Nancy (Tosche-Station), Dunc (Club Jade), Justin (The ForceCast), Mark (Jedi News) and Dan (Coffee With Kenobi). Together they breakdown both the poster and the trailer for an excellent discussion with great audio quality. This one not only sets the bar, it raises it. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Halo Giveaway Contest

October 28, 2015 at 4:02 pm | Posted in Books, Contest, Sci-Fi | Leave a comment
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And the winners of our Halo: Last Light giveaway contest are…Anthony Grenus and tallpaul02. Congratulations! We want to thank everyone who entered and be sure to keep an eye out for more giveaways in the weeks to come.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Releases: ‘Chewbacca #2 and Kanan #7’

October 28, 2015 at 12:05 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Marvel has two new Star Wars releases today: Chewbacca #2 and Kanan #7. Also be on the lookout for The Star Wars Micro Comic Collector Packs which are out today.

Chewbacca #2 (of 5)

Writer: Gerry Duggan
Artist/Cover Artist: Phil Noto
Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99

Known as the skilled co-pilot of the infamous Millennium Falcon, the legendary Wookiee warrior CHEWBACCA will star in his very own limited comic series! After the battle of Yavin, Chewbacca is on his own when he crash lands his ship on an Imperial occupied planet. Now stranded, Chewie finds himself caught in the middle of trying to return to the rebellion and helping a young and feisty girl in need. Writer Gerry Duggan (DEADPOOL, 1872, HULK) and artist Phil Noto (BLACK WIDOW, X-23, UNCANNY X-FORCE) bring us a never-before-seen tale of the heroic Wookiee we all know and love.

Kanan #7

Writer: Greg Weisman
Artist: Pepe Larraz
Cover Artist: Mark Brooks
Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99

We’ve seen Kanan’s LAST adventure as a Padawan…now we go back to his FIRST adventure! See Caleb Dume’s first steps in the Clone Wars!

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘The Tablet of Destinies No. 4’

October 28, 2015 at 12:03 am | Posted in Comic Books, Reviews, Steampunk | Leave a comment
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Lady Mechanika: The Tablet of Destinies No. 4 takes the adventure to the desert as they face off against slavers and Tusken Raiders! Well, not quite Tuskens, but close. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Darth Vader #11’

October 28, 2015 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Darth Vader #11 continues the hunt for clues as Inspector Thanoth zeroes in on Vader, but could Aphra be at her own end as well? Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Shattered Empire #4’

October 28, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Shattered Empire #4 brings the series to an end. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Databurst From the 501st

October 28, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

501stLogoLatest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from October 28 to November 3rd. If you’re looking for 501st Halloween events, we have you covered. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

October 28

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Overland Park, KS for Geek Week at JCCC Student Union from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, and in Kansas City, MO for the Children’s Mercy October visit.
  • Northern Darkness Garrison will be in Valparaiso, IN for the Comic Con Geek Concert at Valparaiso High School Auditorium.
  • Ohio Garrison will be in Lima, OH for Star Wars Trunk-Or-Treat at Shawnee Alliance Church from 5:30 to 8:00 PM.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Perris, CA for Creating Costumed Characters.
  • UK Garrison will be in Milton Keynes for Star Wars Family Fun Day at the Broughton Pavilion from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

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Fantastic New Battlefront Trailer

October 27, 2015 at 12:22 pm | Posted in Battlefront, Gaming, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Via io9

Posted by Geralyn
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