Around the Web

October 30, 2020 at 2:44 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, IDW, News, Random House, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Television, The Mandalorian, Toys & Collectibles, Video Games | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • Thrawn Ascendancy: Greater Good has a release date and a cover now. It’ll be out May 4, 2021.
  • On top of that, Chaos Rising is going to get a special signed limited edition with foil-stamped slipcase and a printed piece of Chiss iconography. It’ll be limited to 750 copies at $150 each. Pre-orders will launch on November 17 at 11 AM EST at Out Print. You can check out io9 for the full details and a look at the covers.
  • To coincide with the limited edition book, Out of Print will also be offering a Heir to the Empire t-shirt. Those will be selling for $30.
  • StarWars.com has a look at some of the villains of The High Republic.

Comic News

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Podcasts in Review

October 29, 2020 at 2:00 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here’s this week’s Podcasts in Review, starting with the top five and any honorable mentions, then moving on to the full reviews.

This Week’s Top Five

  1. Beyond the Outer Rim Lookin’ Sus on Mon Cala
  2. What The Force? Meta Music: The Mandalorian Part 3
  3. Skywalking Through Neverland Episode 306
  4. TechnoRetro Dads Candy Coated Special
  5. Blast Points Podcast Episode 240

Honorable Mentions

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New Releases: ‘Doctor Aphra #5’ & ‘Journals of Obi-Wan Kenobi’

October 28, 2020 at 10:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Two new Star Wars comic releases from Marvel today.

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Doctor Aphra (2020) #5
Writer: Alyssa Wong
Artist: Marika Cresta
Cover Artist: Valentina Remenar

POWER TO RULE THE GALAXY? RONEN TAGGE has the legendary RINGS OF VAALE. Will he destroy the priceless artifacts or fall to their temptation? If they truly give him the power to rival the EMPEROR, what hope do APHRA and crew have to stop him?

Details: Rated T, $3.99

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Journals of Obi-Wan Kenobi TPB

Writers: Jason Aaron and Dash Aaron
Artists: Simone Bianchi and more
Cover Artist: John Cassaday

Lost tales of the Jedi revealed! Obi-Wan has slowly adjusted to his life of exile on Tatooine, secretly protecting young Luke Skywalker. But now, injustice reigns as villainous scum run rampant, extorting moisture farmers and wreaking havoc. Will “Old Ben” risk revealing himself to do what’s right? And when Jabba the Hutt hires a bounty hunter to find out who’s been thwarting his men, Obi-Wan must take on the galaxy’s deadliest Wookiee, Black Krrsantan! Plus, years earlier, when Obi-Wan was still a Padawan, Master Yoda found himself trapped on a savage world with a hidden power. Yoda must learn the secret of the stones – and his struggle in the past will affect Luke in the present! And can Obi-Wan save a young Tusken Raider? Collecting STAR WARS (2015) #7, #15, #20, #26-30 and material from STAR WARS (2015) #37.

Details: Rated T, $19.99

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Book Review: ‘The Rules of Enchantment’ by Wendy Tardieu

October 27, 2020 at 4:00 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy, Reviews, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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So there’s a first time for everything, right? Well The Rules of Enchantment is the first time I’ve read an “erotic fantasy adventure” novel. I’ve read lots of fantasy books, and some of those have gotten pretty steamy, but this of course takes it just a bit further. However, maybe not as far as you might think. If you’re a fan of fantasy stories and you like romance, this might be right up your alley.

The story takes place in a world where people gifted in magic can go to academies to learn more about spells and such. There’s an Order of Shadows, an Order of Light and an Order of Sight. Each school has a different focus on the magical arts. Beyond the magic schools, the world lives in the shadow of an event that happened long ago. A sorcerer named Malantheus and his followers crafted a powerful gauntlet that could rule the dead. They rebelled against the kingdoms of the world as they wanted to cast off the restrictions placed on magic. Malantheus was stopped, the gauntlet locked away, and his followers were doomed as spirits to haunt an enchanted forest. All of that creates the backdrop for the world.

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Max Reebo’s Pick of the Week: 6 Feet

October 26, 2020 at 2:19 am | Posted in Max Reebo Pick of the Week, Music, Regular Feature | Leave a comment

This week’s pick is “6 Feet” by Red Shahan.

I found this one last week while searching for new music. I’ve been on a bit of a county kick lately, and I’ve been mining the soundtrack for the show Yellowstone. Well that led me to Red Shahan.

“6 Feet” is off his new album Culberson County. To date, he’s only released two albums. So far I’ve only listened to the new one, but there’s some good songs on it, and if you like country, it’s worth checking out.

January 2021 Star Wars Solicitations

October 23, 2020 at 10:28 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Marvel has released their comic solicitations for January 2021. Here’s the Star Wars rundown.

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Star Wars #10
Writer: Chalres Soule
Artist: Jan Bazaldua
Cover Artist: Carlo Pagulayan
Variant Covers: Terry Dodson, Chris Sprouse (ESB variant), John Tyler Christopher (action figure variant)

“OPERATION STARLIGHT, PART 2 (OF 3)” – REELING FROM THE LOSS
OF ONE OF THEIR OWN, THE REBELS FINALLY SEE A PATH FORWARD! THE REBELS attempt to create a new communications code that THE EMPIRE will never be able to crack, in hopes that they might be able to safely reunite their scattered fleet and rejoin the fight. However, the code has a cost, one that LANDO CALRISSIAN is not willing to pay! Meanwhile, STARLIGHT SQUADRON, the group of elite pilots tasked with finding the scattered divisions of the fleet, heads out on its first deadly mission.

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99
Release Date: January 6, 2021

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Podcasts in Review

October 22, 2020 at 1:00 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here’s this week’s Podcasts in Review, starting with the top five and any honorable mentions, then moving on to the full reviews.

This Week’s Top Five

  1. Force of Light Entertainment Why We Prefer DC
  2. Talking Bay 94 Misty Rosas: Performance Artist for The Mandalorian’s Kuiil the Ugnaught
  3. Blast Points Podcast Episode 240
  4. Scavenger’s Hoard Episode 143
  5. Force Toast Episode 46

Honorable Mentions

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New Release: ‘Bounty Hunters #6’

October 21, 2020 at 3:08 pm | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Bounty Hunters #6

Writer: Ethan Sacks
Artist: Paolo Villanelli
Cover Artist: Lee Bermejo
Variant Covers: Chris Sprouse (Empire Strikes Back), and John Tyler Christopher (action figure variant)

TWO AGAINST ONE! With precious cargo and a price on his head, VALANCE must go to the only person in the galaxy he can trust. But the UNBROKEN CLAN has sent a deadly and unique pair of bounty hunters after him! No one in the galaxy can escape the combined cunning of 4-LOM and ZUCKUSS!!!

Details: 32 Pages, Rated T, $3.99

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Retro Reviews: ‘Ahsoka’ by E. K. Johnston

October 20, 2020 at 1:00 am | Posted in Books, Disney Lucasfilm Publishing, Regular Feature, Retro Reviews, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Ahsoka by E. K. Johnston, is a young adult novel in the canon that was released in October of 2016. 

This book has an interesting place in my heart, because I had already started reading Star Wars books in 2016, but this was the first book that I bought on release day and read in a 24 hour period of time. 

After reading Queen’s Shadow and Queen’s Peril, I was disappointed with E. K. Johnston’s writing as a whole. When I realized I’d have to reread Ahsoka, I was afraid I wouldn’t like it now as much as I did back in 2016. 

I was wrong.

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Max Reebo’s Pick of the Week: Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh

October 19, 2020 at 3:48 pm | Posted in Max Reebo Pick of the Week, Music, Regular Feature | Leave a comment

The band Say Hi still has one of the weirdest names I’ve ever come across for a song. It’s “Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh” (that’s eight Oh’s) off of their album appropriately named Oohs and Aahs.

I came across this song a long time ago on Amazon when I was searching for free songs. For those who don’t know, you can find free songs on Amazon. Just search MP3 Music and change the search settings to Price Lowest to High. While it may sound too good to be true, the catch is sifting through all the crappy music to find something worthwhile.

It’s funny, I’ve always liked this song but I’ve never bothered to search to see if the band had any other good songs. I’ll have to remember to check into that. For now, enjoy the tune. It’s bit odd but also a lot of fun.

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