Book Review: ‘A Time for War, A Time for Peace’ by Keith R.A. DeCandido

November 30, 2021 at 7:11 am | Posted in Books, Reviews, Sci-Fi, Star Trek | 1 Comment
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Star Trek: A Time for War, A Time for Peace is the ninth and final novel in the A Time to series produced by Pocket Books at Simon and Schuster and was written by Keith R. A. DeCandido and was released in October 2004.

The A Time to series had a rough couple of books at the beginning. It has some epic moments, but it failed to truly stand out from its predecessors. It made many promises, none of which came close to fruition until the end. The middle books were slightly better, but still missed a certain something. However, the last three books, written by David Mack and Keith DeCandido were absolutely fantastic. This book follows A Time to Kill and A Time to Heal very well.

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New Releases: ‘Life Day #1’, ‘Trail of Shadows #2’ & More

November 24, 2021 at 8:49 am | Posted in Comic Books, IDW, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Five new Star Wars releases from Marvel and IDW today.

Life Day #1

Writers: Cavan Scott, Justina Ireland, Jody Houser, and Steve Orlando
Pencilers: Kei Zama, Ivan Fiorelli, Paul Fry, and Georges Jeanty
Inkers: Victor Olazaba, Ivan Fiorelli, Paul Fry, and Kei Zama
Colorists: Ruth Redmond, Alex Sinclair, Chris Sotomayor, and Pete Pantazis
Letterer: Vc Ariana Maher
Cover Artist: Phil Noto

THE GALAXY’S FAVORITE HOLIDAY! Happy LIFE DAY! Celebrate the galaxy’s favorite holiday with a collection of festive tales from all across the STAR WARS SAGA! Life Day is the last thing on HAN SOLO’S mind when he and CHEWBACCA find themselves outgunned and under fire. But Chewie won’t give up hope, remembering the lessons of Life Days past and present. As for Life Days yet to come… well, they’ll have to survive the night first!

Details: Rated T, $4.99

Star Wars: The High Republic – Trail of Shadows #2

Writer: Daniel Older, Inker: David Wachter, Colorist: Giada Marchisio, Letterer: Vc Joe Sabino, Penciler: David Wachter, Cover Artist: David Lopez

EMERICK AND SIAN FACE TOTAL AN-NIHIL-ATION! As dead ends and loose threads mount in Jedi Master Emerick Caphtor’s investigation, he’s called to Coruscant, where Chancellor Soh introduces him to his new partner: private eye Sian Holt. Together, they must go undercover to infiltrate one of the most crime-riddled and dangerous planets in the galaxy. Will Emerick’s duty to the Republic get in the way of Sian’s personal vendetta? Time’s running out to close this case…and what do the Nihil have to do with any of this?!

Details: Rated T, $3.99

Star Wars Adventures #12

Writers: Andrew Griffith, and Cavan Scott, Artists: Manuel Bracchi, and Andrew Griffith, Cover Artist: Francesco Francavilla

First, it’s a trap! Luke Skywalker and Rogue Squadron has been snared by the Empire. But who is the traitor and why is new recruit Ibti Myrak fighting with Admiral Ackbar on the deck of Home One? X-wings and TIE fighters clash in “Squad Goals,” part two by Cavan Scott and Manuel Bracchi. Then, from author and artist Andrew Griffith comes a new “Tales of Villainy.” Asajj Ventress must face off with Aayla Secura, who is dangerously close to uncovering the early stages of the Death Star Project.

Details: 28 Pages, All Ages, $3.99

Star Wars Adventures Annual 2021

Writers: Cavan Scott, Chip Zdarsky, and Jason Loo
Pencillers: Arianna Florean, and Jason Loo
Colorists: Ronda Pattison, and Megan Huang
Letterer: Johanna Nattalie
Cover Artist: Arianna Florean

Desperate to win Jabba the Hut’s favor, Han Solo and Chewbacca take the galactic gangster a very special present. Han thinks the adorable hoojib will make a perfect addition to Jabba’s menagerie, but the cute critter hides a terrible secret. Cavan Scott (Star Wars: The High Republic) and Arianna Florean (Marvel Action) reintroduce a legendary alien species to Star Wars canon, 40 years after their first appearance! THEN, follow a group of troublesome kids on Cloud City when they come across a rare coin worth a pretty credit. But when the coin turns out to belong to the one and only Lando Calrissian, the kids quickly find out they are in over their head. Chip Zdarsky (Daredevil) and Jason Loo (The Pitiful Human-Lizard) join forces to tell this Bespin-based story.

Details: 46 Pages, All Ages, $7.99

Star Wars: War Of The Bounty Hunters TPB

Writer: Charles Soule, Pencillers: Steve Mcniven, and Luke Ross, Cover Artist: Steve Mcniven

Collects Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters Alpha (2021) #1, Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters (2021) #1-5. The Star Wars comic event you’ve been waiting for! The notorious bounty hunter Boba Fett has finally landed his greatest prize — Han Solo, frozen in carbonite for easy transport. Fett will bring the smuggler to Tatooine to collect the massive bounty placed on Solo’s head by the fearsome crime lord Jabba the Hutt. There’s just one problem standing between Fett and the payday…and it’s a big one. But Fett will stop at nothing to get the job done! Prepare for a mind-blowing, space-shattering epic event like no other! Featuring the return of the criminal Crimson Dawn, plus Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, Valance, Doctor Aphra and the Hutts, all vying for the ultimate prize — with Boba Fett stuck in the middle!

Rating: Rated T, $19.99

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New Releases: ‘Doctor Aphra #16’, ‘The High Republic Adventures #10’ & More

November 17, 2021 at 11:37 am | Posted in Comic Books, IDW, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Five new Star Wars comic releases today from IDW and Marvel.

Doctor Aphra #16

Writer: Alyssa Wong, Artist: Minkyu Jung, Cover Artists: Chris Sprouse (Lucasfilm 50th anniversary variant), Sway (variant), Sara Pichelli (standard cover)

A DEADLY GAME! DOCTOR APHRA and SANA STARROS have escaped the VERMILLION, but there’s no escaping CRIMSON DAWN: their spies are EVERYWHERE! As DOMINA TAGGE contends with moles within TAGGE CORPORATION and Aphra struggles with the damage inflicted on her by a POWERFUL ARTIFACT, they strike one last bargain…But who can Aphra really trust?

Details: Rated T, $3.99

The Monster of Temple Peak #4 (of 4)

Writer: Cavan Scott, Artist/Cover Artist: Rachael Stott

Follow former Jedi turned saber-for-hire monster hunter Ty Yorrick in this adventure-packed High Republic miniseries by Cavan Scott and Rachael Stott! In the final part, Ty uncovers the truth deep in the Gretalax’s cave and must make a choice: the way of the Jedi or the way of the monster hunter? She must choose fast in order to protect the villagers and bring harmony to the settlement.

Details: $4.99

The High Republic Adventures #10

Writer: Daniel Jose Older, Artist: Toni Bruno, Cover Artist: Harvey Tolibao

Chaos at Takodana! The Padawans must once again face the Nihil after they’ve attacked the Jedi temple. Overwhelmed and outnumbered, the heroes are backed into a corner until an unlikely Padawan among them unmasks their full potential and saves the day! New York Times bestselling writer Daniel José Older (Star Wars: Last Shot) and artist Toni Bruno bring IDW into The High Republic, a massive publishing crossover spanning comics and prose!

Details: $3.99

The High Republic Adventures TPB 1

Writer: Daniel Jose Older, Artist: Pow Rodrix, Artist/Cover Artist: Harvey Tolibao

Two hundred years before the events of the Skywalker Saga, the galaxy is experiencing unparalleled peace-until a new enemy threatens everything the Jedi have built. In the days of the High Republic, the Jedi are at the height of their power. But the emergence of the piratical, anarchic Nihil proves that even the most successful peace is fragile, and the Jedi’s influence is neither as pervasive nor as benevolent as they would believe. Now Lula, Farzal, and Qort, inexperienced Jedi Padawans, must help the inhabitants of Trymant IV in the wake of a Nihil attack. All the while, they’ll face suspicion and outright opposition from a group of subversive citizens who resent and fear the Jedi. Two of those citizens, Zeen and Krix, will have to decide whether to accept the Padawans’ aid or try to save the day on their own. Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures is part of a broader publishing initiative exploring a mysterious, bygone era of the Galactic Republic through comics and prose. Collects Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures issues #1-5.

Details: $12.99

Star Wars Episodes IV-IX Adaptation Box Set

Writer: Alessandro Ferrari

Explore the Star Wars galaxy in a whole new light with this box set of stylishly illustrated graphic novel adaptations. “Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope.” “Do. Or do not. There is no try.” “That’s how we’re gonna win. Not fighting what we hate, saving what we love.” “Confronting fear is the destiny of a Jedi.” Relive all the events from the twin sunset over Tatooine to the lightning-streaked skies of Exegol with this handsome selection of paperbacks, adapted from the films by writer Alessandro Ferrari. Each book combines the epic wonder of a galaxy far, far away with streamlined, young-reader friendly designs, making this a visual treat for longtime fans and a great introduction for newcomers. This special box set collects the graphic novel adaptations of A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, and The Rise of Skywalker.

Details: $59.99

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New Release: ‘Lesser Evil’ by Timothy Zahn

November 16, 2021 at 11:07 am | Posted in Books, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Lesser Evil is out today! Here’s the product link where you can pick up your copy or read excerpts.

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Book Review: ‘A Time to Heal’ by David Mack

November 16, 2021 at 7:20 am | Posted in Books, Sci-Fi, Star Trek | Leave a comment
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Star Trek: A Time to Heal is the eighth novel in the A Time to series produced by Pocket Books at Simon and Schuster and was written by David Mack and was released in September 2004.

A Time to Heal picks up soon after the events of A Time to Kill, although the stakes are higher in this book than in any of the other books in the series. If something goes wrong here, there could be a galactic war on a scale never seen before in Star Trek. As a result, this book has an edge of tension that makes the reader feel like they just have to finish it. David Mack is very obviously a much better writer than his predecessors of this series, even this early in his career.

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New Releases: ‘The High Republic #11’ & ‘Blood Ties TPB’

November 11, 2021 at 12:33 pm | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Two new Star Wars comic releases this week.

The High Republic #11

Writer: Cavan Scott, Artist: Georges Jeanty, Cover Artists: Phil Noto (standard cover), Peach Momoko (variant cover)

THE HUNT FOR LOURNA DEE CONTINUES! The NIHIL have unleashed a nameless terror against the Jedi. MARSHAL AVAR KRISS is more determined than ever to bring LOURNA DEE to justice, but does STELLAN GIOS and the JEDI COUNCIL agree? As KEEVE TRENNIS struggles with what she experienced on the Nihil base, the Jedi prepare for war. PLUS, the truth about SSKEER is finally revealed – but what does it mean for his future?

Details: Rated T, $3.99

Star Wars Legends – Boba Fett: Blood Ties TPB

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis, Artist/Cover Artist: David Marquez

The galaxy’s most feared bounty hunter blazes into the spotlight! Years ago, Boba Fett’s father, Jango, took on an important mission with a big payday. But things went awry, and now Boba must pick up the pieces! Then, a rumor spreads that Boba Fett is dead – but who is picking off his “killers” one by one? Can the son of one of Jango Fett’s clones learn the truth? Plus: Boba takes on big bounties, battles the Empire and faces down an imposter in more tales of the fan-favorite in the Mandalorian armor! Collecting STAR WARS: BLOOD TIES #1-4, STAR WARS: BLOOD TIES – BOBA FETT IS DEAD #1-4, STAR WARS: EMPIRE #7 and #28, STAR WARS: BOBA FETT #1/2, STAR WARS: BOBA FETT – TWIN ENGINES OF DESTRUCTION, STAR WARS: BOBA FETT – AGENT OF DOOM and material from STAR WARS TALES #7.

Details: Rated T, $34.99

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This Week in Star Wars

November 5, 2021 at 7:29 am | Posted in News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

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New Releases: ‘Star Wars #18’ & ‘Bounty Hunters #17’

November 3, 2021 at 12:29 pm | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Two new Star Wars comic releases out today.

Star Wars #18 (War of the Bounty Hunters)

Writer: Charles Soule, Artist: Ramon Rosanas, Cover Artists: Carlo Pagulayan (standard, and carbonite variant), Ron Frenz (handbook variant), John Tyler Christopher (action figure variant), Chris Sprouse (Lucasfilm 50th anniversary variant)

“COLLISION COURSE.” Reeling from the events on JEKARA and forced to confront the reality of her own choices and losses, LEIA ORGANA meets QI’RA to discuss the person they both have in common – heroic smuggler HAN SOLO! How has he influenced their lives to that point? And how will it change their fate moving forward?

Details: Rated T, $3.99

Star Wars Bounty Hunters #17 (War of the Bounty Hunters)

Writer: Ethan Sacks, Artist: Paolo Villanelli, Cover Artists: Giuseppe Camuncoli (normal, and carbonite variant), Ron Frenz (handbook variant), Chris Sprouse (Lucasfilm 50th anniversary variant)

“LAST STAND.” Severely wounded, VALANCE must make a desperate escape attempt from an Imperial Star Destroyer. Will T’ONGA and her crew reach him in time? Plus: A shocking twist that will leave the survivors’ lives forever altered!

Details: Rated T, $3.99

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New ‘Lesser Evil’ Excerpt

November 3, 2021 at 5:29 am | Posted in Books, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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New excerpt out for Thrawn: Ascendancy – Lesser Evil which will be out November 16th.

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Book Review: ‘Coda: The Ashes of Tomorrow’

November 2, 2021 at 5:19 am | Posted in Books, Reviews, Sci-Fi, Star Trek | Leave a comment
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Star Trek: Coda: The Ashes of Tomorrow is the second book in the Coda trilogy, written by James Swallow and was released in October of 2021.

James Swallow takes the story baton from Dayton Ward and goes off sprinting and never stops. In this book, he dials the action, intrigue, suspense, character development, and story up to an 11! He truly leaves nothing on the field!

I was slightly disappointed in the scope of Moments Asunder. Don’t get me wrong, I thought it was a great book and certainly my favorite Dayton Ward book yet, but I thought that Ward made the story just too small for what was promised. However, James Swallow delivers EXACTLY what I wanted from the story. If I had my wish of what Coda would be, this book perfectly encapsulates it.

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