Around the Web

August 19, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, Movies, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, trailers | Leave a comment

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

Art News

  • Dave Dorman did a cool personal painting of Rey and BB-8.

Book News

  • The release date for Aftermath: Empire’s End has been slightly adjust. It will now be coming out on February 21, 2017 (moved from January 21st).
  • Edelweiss has some new entries and updates.

Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia (by DK Books)

Release Date: April 4, 2017
$40.00, Hardcover, 360 pages, 11.9 in H | 9.9 in W

With a galaxy of information on every page, Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia is the perfect illustrated guide to everything Star Wars.

The saga in more than 3000 characters, vehicles, droids and objects.

With a galaxy of information on every page, Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia is the perfect illustrated guide to everything Star Wars.

This beautiful visual tour of the Star Wars universe includes gallery upon gallery of stunning images and fascinating facts. The object-themed spreads focus down onto hundreds of topics, from Star Wars fashion and food, to vehicles and creatures. Explore a range of droids, from medical to spy droid, or discover the different snacks you can eat in the Star Wars universe.

A virtual museum in a book, DK’s Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia is the perfect pictorial companion to that galaxy far, far away….

Unique approach: A unique, taxonomical approach to Star Wars, with five chapters: geography, science & technology, history, culture and nature. Objects are arranged according to increasingly narrowing categories, e.g. Culture » Fashion » Helmets.

Visual: Carefully curated images that allow the reader to explore the Star Wars story picture by picture and special feature boxes and sidebars will pull out items in more detail, display movie action shots and delve into cross-sections.

Star Wars Box Set Slipcase (by Marvel)

Release Date: April 18, 2017
$350.00, Hardcover, 784 pages, 1st Print: 18K

Celebrate Star Wars with a box set that you’ll need to be Force strong to lift! Enjoy adaptations of every film in the series so far, plus a special prelude to Episode VII-The Force Awakens. Follow Luke Skywalker and the Rebels into all new adventures with the first collection of Marvel’s best-selling new Star Wars series, and turn to the Dark Side with Darth Vader’s own debut volume! Then savor a stunning gallery of Star Wars covers by Marvel’s greatest artists. It’s the ultimate celebration of cinema’s greatest sci-fi epic in comic book form!

Star Wars Rogue One Rebel Dossier (by Disney Book Group)

Release Date: December 20, 2016
$12.99, Hardcover, 64 pages, 1st Print: 150K


Comic News

  • Darth Vader #20, #21, #22 and #23 are getting second printings in September with new covers. Bleeding Cool has the lowdown.
  • Comics Continuum has a preview of The Force Awakens #3 adaptation.

Convention & Event News

Star Wars Reads returns this October, but now it will be for the whole month. has the announcement.

  • MidAmeriCon II is August 17 to 21 in Kansas City, MO. Star Wars guests include authors Kevin J. Anderson, William Dietz, Alan Dean Foster, Rebecca MoestaMartha Wells (click here for her schedule) and Walter Jon Williams (click here for his schedule).
  • Wizard World Chicago is August 17 to 21 in Rosemont, IL. Star Wars guests include Carrie Fisher, Daniel Logan, James Marsters, Ray Park, authors Adam Bray and Greg Weisman, comic writer Charles Soule, and artists Katie CookJoe Corroney, Dave Dorman, Michael Golden, Salvador LarrocaJoe Quinones, Livio Ramondelli.
  • Geek.Kon is August 26 to 28 in Madison, WI. Star Wars guests include author John Jackson Miller.
  • Dodeca Con is September 16 to 18 in Columbia, MO. Star Wars guests include author John Jackson Miller.
  • New York Comic Con is October 6 to 9 in New York City, NY. Star Wars guests include author Chuck Wendig, actress Carrie Fisher, artists Mark Brooks, Katie Cook, Adi Granov, Alex Maleev and comic writer Charles Soule.
  • Star Wars Celebration Orlando is April 13 to 16, 2017 in Orlando, FL.

Fandom News

  • Here’s the latest episode of The Star Wars Show.

  • The latest episode of The Star Wars After Show.

  • In addition to the normal episode of The Star Wars Show, they also have an extended hour long interview with Dave Filoni.

Movie & Television News

  • The Rogue One international trailer is out now.

  • EW has some Rogue One interviews with Forest Whitaker and Felicity Jones.
  • In other movie news, the trailer for Arrival looks pretty good. It’ll be out in November.

  • Also coming out in November is Allied which looks like a solid WWII action/spy flick.

Toy & Collectible News

Video Game News

  • HK-47…er…HK-55 is coming to Star Wars: The Old Republic as a playable character and with a droid companion.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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