Comic Review: ‘Seven to Eternity #3’

November 30, 2016 at 12:06 am | Posted in Comic Books, Image, Reviews | Leave a comment

Seven to Eternity #3 is the best comic I’ve read this year. At just three issues in, this series continues to impress and to raise the bar. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘The Unreasoning Beast’

November 30, 2016 at 12:05 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews | Leave a comment
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Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1954 continues with a one shot called The Unreasoning Beast which pulls out a fun little tale. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Star Wars #25’

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

Star Wars #25 wraps up the arc for the last flight of the Harbinger but with mixed results. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Han Solo #5’

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

Han Solo #5 brings the mini-series to an end with a pretty good finish. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Releases: ‘Star Wars Annual #2’ & ‘Revenge of the Sith HC’

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

Marvel has two new Star Wars releases today.

Star Wars Annual #2

Writer: Kelly Thompson
Artist: Emilio Laiso
Cover Artist: Mike Mayhew, variant cover by Elsa Charretier

Princess Leia is on a top-secret dangerous mission that brings her to a planet that wants no part of the war against the Empire. But when an injury threatens to end her mission, can she inspire that rebel spirit in those who just want to keep their heads down? Writer Kelly Thompson (A-FORCE) and artist Emilio Laiso (GODS OF WAR) bring us an all-new tale of Alderaan’s last monarch in action!

Details: 40 pages, Rated T, $4.99

Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith HC

Writer: Christopher Cerasi
Penciller: Doug Wheatley
Cover Artist: Mike Mayhew

The Republic crumbles, an Empire is born, and a new evil rises in the official adaptation of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith! As the Clone Wars rage, the fate of a young Jedi takes a dramatic turn, and many of the biggest questions raised by the original trilogy are answered. When fearsome droid leader General Grievous sweeps into the Republic capital and kidnaps Chancellor Palpatine, two Jedi Knights lead the desperate rescue mission. But Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker will face far more than they bargained for, and their relationship will never be the same! Lightsabers clash, battles rage in space and armies go to war in a tale of sacrifice, treachery and loss. Collecting STAR WARS: EPISODE III — REVENGE OF THE SITH #1-4.

Details: 104 pages, Rated T, $24.99, oversized trim

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Databurst From the 501st

November 30, 2016 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 November 30 to December 6th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

November 30

  • Southern Cross Garrison will be in Blacktown, New South Wales for the Zing Pop Culture Grand Opening.
  • Titan Garrison will be in Seattle, WA for Star Wars Night at Wildlights Woodland Park Zoo from 5:30 to 8:30 PM.

December 1

  • Badlands Garrison will be in Calgary, AB for the Candy Cane Gala.
  • Central California Garrison will be in Roseville, CA for the City of Roseville’s Christmas Tree Lighting in Vernon Street Town Square from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Bakersfield, CA for the Bakersfield Christmas Parade at 5:30 PM.
  • Southern Cross Garrison will be in Rosehilll Gardens for the Special Children’s Christmas Party, and at Taronga Zoo for Dream Night.
  • Star Garrison will be at the UNT Wind Ensemble John Williams Concert.

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‘Star Trek: Prey’ Giveaway

November 29, 2016 at 12:05 am | Posted in Books, Contest, Sci-Fi, Star Trek | 20 Comments
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With the release of The Hall of Heroes today, the final novel in the Star Trek: Prey trilogy by John Jackson Miller, we’re celebrating by giving away a complete set of the trilogy! Just leave a comment below letting us know what your favorite Star Trek ship is and you’ll be entered to win. Anyone in the United States is eligible (sorry, no international shipping) and a winner will be picked this Friday. Good luck!

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Release: ‘The Hall of Heroes’ by John Jackson Miller

November 29, 2016 at 12:03 am | Posted in Books, Sci-Fi, Star Trek | Leave a comment
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The Hall of Heroes by John Jackson Miller is out today in paperback and wraps up the Star Trek: Prey trilogy. You can also pick up an autographed copy via John’s official shop.

Continuing the milestone 50th anniversary celebration of Star Trek—an epic new trilogy that stretches from the events of The Original Series movie The Search for Spock to The Next Generation!

The Klingon Empire stands on the precipice. In the wake of violence from the cult known as the Unsung, paranoia threatens to break Chancellor Martok’s regime. Klingons increasingly call for a stronger hand to take control…one that Lord Korgh, master manipulator, is only too willing to offer.

But other forces are now in motion. Assisted by a wily agent, the Empire’s enemies secretly conspire to take full advantage of the situation. Aboard the USS Titan, Admiral William T. Riker realizes far more than the Federation’s alliance with the Klingons is in danger. With the Empire a wounded animal, it could either become an attacker—or a target.

Yet even as hostilities increase, Commander Worf returns to the USS Enterprise and Captain Jean-Luc Picard with a daring plan of his own. The preservation of both the Empire and the Federation alliance may hinge on an improbable savior leading a most unlikely force….

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Book Review: ‘Catalyst’ by James Luceno

November 29, 2016 at 12:02 am | Posted in Books, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Catalyst by James Luceno serves as an excellent novel to get you prepped for Rogue One. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Movie Review: ‘Hacksaw Ridge’

November 27, 2016 at 3:44 pm | Posted in Movies, Reviews | Leave a comment

To put it simply, Hacksaw Ridge is an outstanding film. Without question, it is on par with Saving Private Ryan. The movie tells the tale of a conscientious objector who refuses to carry a rifle but is determined to serve his country. From boot camp to the battlefield, it shows the rigors Desmond Doss went through and his amazing acts of courage. It’s a film that is touching as it not only shows the chaos and brutality of war, but the heroism and selflessness that can go with it.

While Hacksaw Ridge is a great movie, it is very different from Saving Private Ryan. First off, this movie focuses on only one battle, and it’s in the Pacific theater. It also differs in that the movie sets the stage before the war, showing Desmond as a child and then later on showing how he winds up in the military and his struggles through boot camp as a conscientious objector. Viewers get to see him fall in love, deal with his father, his faith and the horrors of war. The scope of the film provides a very nicely focused tale that encapsulates Desmond’s journey from child to war hero. Yet the real accomplishment is how the movie brings that tale to life. Continue Reading Movie Review: ‘Hacksaw Ridge’…

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