New Ahsoka Novel Announced

March 31, 2016 at 4:21 pm | Posted in Books, Disney, Lucasfilm, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Disney-Lucasfilm Press is on the ball again, this time with a newly announced Ahsoka novel!

Ahsoka Tano, fan favorite character from Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, will be the star of her own young adult novel from Disney Lucasfilm Press this October 11, 2016! Fans have long wondered what happened to Ahsoka after she left the Jedi Order near the end of the Clone Wars, and before she re-appeared as the mysterious Rebel operative Fulcrum in Rebels. Finally, her story will begin to be told. Following her experiences with the Jedi and the devastation of Order 66, Ahsoka is unsure she can be part of a larger whole ever again. But her desire to fight the evils of the Empire and protect those who need it will lead her right to Bail Organa, and the Rebel Alliance….

Revealed by Amy Ratcliffe on Nerdist, the upcoming book will be written by E. K. Johnston and will be out in October. Click here to read the full announcement.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Podcasts in Review

March 31, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Aggressive Negotiations: Issue 008 begins a multi-episode on the fall of Anakin Skywalker. In this episode they talk about his conception in the Force and whether that was caused by Palpatine, whether Anakin should have been taken or left on Tatooine, choosing Jedi masters for him, his relationship with Padme and the Jedi’s knowledge of it, whether giving him an apprentice was a good idea, and whether his fall is even sadder after Star Wars: The Clone Wars. It’s a good discussion of all things Anakin.

Bantha Fodder: Episode 6 starts out with some miscellaneous topics, from drones to kidney stones, but things get pretty good when the main discussion kicks in. They talk about whether Rey caused Han to die in The Force Awakens. Did she push Kylo Ren into having to prove himself or did Snoke motivate him to take the leap? They throw down their arguments as each host tries to convince the other. Good one to check out. While there is a good argument for Rey leading to Han’s death, I think she’s more of a catalyst than a cause.

Beyond the Vote: Episode 002 is a solo episode with just Riley following the Carolina debate. I have to admit the podcast just doesn’t have the same dynamic without Scott. Together, they make a great team, but the solo episode wasn’t as good. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Comic Review: ‘Star Wars #17’

March 30, 2016 at 12:03 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Star Wars #17 brings on the horror and the laughs as Leia fights insane criminals in the dark, and Han and Luke smuggle nerfs from the Empire. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Obi-Wan & Anakin #3’

March 30, 2016 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Obi-Wan & Anakin #3 plunges into some beautiful artwork, a wicked Palpatine/Anakin subplot, and tosses the whole Open/Closed tribe thing into a fire ready to explode. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Release: ‘Darth Vader #18’

March 30, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Darth Vader #18 is out today from Marvel.

Darth Vader #18

Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist: Salvador Larroca
Cover Artist: Kaare Andrews

With resources vital to the Empire on the line, Vader makes his move…but Cylo and his forces are looking to show him up before he can! Full-scale warfare on the surface of Sho-Turun!

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99

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Databurst From the 501st

March 30, 2016 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 March 30 to  April 5th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

March 30

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Leawood, KS for the Children’s Mercy South Star Wars visit, and in St. Louis, MO for Creative Music Making! at Maryville University Auditorium.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Riverside, CA for Read Across America at Riverside Public Library Main Branch from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

April 1

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in St. Louis, MO for an Act Now Rescue Star Wars Fox 2 segment from 8:30 to 9:30 AM, and in St. Louis, MO for the Wohlwend Elementary Lip Sync Show at Oakville High School from 8:00 to 9:00 PM.
  • Carolina Garrison will be in Charleston, SC for WonderFest Bridge Fest/Kids Run at Hampton Park from noon to 6:00 PM.
  • Central Garrison will be in Omaha, NE for the Manchester Elementary NeSA Pep Rally from 1:15 to 3:00 PM.
  • Midwest Garrison will be in Normal, IL for Star Wars Family Fun Night.

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New Release: ‘Aftermath’ in Paperback

March 29, 2016 at 7:26 pm | Posted in Books, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Chuck Wendig’s Aftermath is out today in paperback.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Monday Funny: Punch Chris Pratt in the Face!

March 28, 2016 at 5:29 pm | Posted in Humor, Monday Funny | Leave a comment

Okay, Chris Pratt really sold this one. In promoting Omaze’s Guardian of the Galaxy contest for a good cause, he cranked up the hilarity to 11. This one is funny, make sure to watch it to the end for all the laughs.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Movie Review: ‘Batman v Superman’

March 28, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in DC Entertainment, Movies, Reviews | Leave a comment

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has been in the headlines for a long time now with tons of promotion and expectations. Yet with its release, it received a new bar of expectation, one that couldn’t get any lower. From internet memes of the interview with Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, to countless reviews and commentary on social media saying how bad the movie is, I was prepared for the worst. Nevertheless, it was one of the movies I had to see. Surprisingly…I liked it. Continue Reading Movie Review: ‘Batman v Superman’…

Around the Web

March 25, 2016 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Conventions, Interview, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Aftermath Trilogy update – Life Debt is currently slated for July 19, 2016 and Empire’s End is slated for January 17, 2017.
  • Martha Wells’ fans can pick up Stories of the Raksura Book II for just a $1.99 for Amazon Kindle.

Convention & Event News

  • Mad Monster Party is March 25 to 27 in Charlotte, NC. Star Wars guests include Jeremy Bulloch.
  • Dutch Comic Con is March 26 to 27th in Utrecht, Netherlands. Star Wars guests include Paul Blake.
  • Greedy Goblin Con is March 27 in Dorchester, England. Star Wars guests include Paul Blake, Mike Edmonds, Alan Flyng, Paul Markham, David Prowse and Paul Warren.

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