New Release: ‘Blood Ties – Boba Fett is Dead #1’

April 25, 2012 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Today Blood Ties returns with Boba Fett is Dead #1. The issue is available with two different covers.

The news spreads from one end of the galaxy to the other like wildfire: Boba Fett, the galaxy’s most feared bounty hunter, is dead. But when members of the team that killed Fett are themselves picked off one by one, Connor Freeman–the son of one of Jango Fett’s clones–gets pulled into the action in a most unexpected way!

Click here for a 3 page preview.

Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Chris Scalf
Cover Artists: Chris Scalf, David Palumbo (alternative cover)

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Big Shiny Robot Interviews Tom Taylor

April 23, 2012 at 9:47 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Interview, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Big Shiny Robot posted an interview today with comic writer Tom Taylor. The interview covers Blood Ties: Boba Fett is Dead which will be out this week.

BSR!: Over the years, there have been a lot of Fett stories that were more or less standalone adventures in the classic movie era, but your Blood Ties work brings in some elements never before seen: Boba’s relationship with those who helped shape him, like his father. How do you get into the mind of one of the galaxy’s notorious bounty hunters?

Tom Taylor: Boba Fett is a man of mystery but he IS a man. We’ve seen him as a child. We know how he felt about his father. We know that he does have a sense of honor. He’s not an impenetrable bad guy or an optimistic hero. He’s not black or white, he’s a character of grays. I look at his past, I look at his future, I look at all the hits his armor has taken and I just run with it.

I don’t think you can tell a story about Boba Fett though, I think the people around him are how you tell his story because, despite his rich history, he’s still pretty impenetrable… well, impenetrable until page 1 of Boba Fett is Dead. Then he’s not impenetrable at all. He’s all full of smoking holes.

Click here to read the full interview.

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Dark Horse Star Wars Solicitations for July

April 17, 2012 at 12:00 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Here is the Star Wars rundown on Dark Horse Comics solicitations for July.

Darth Maul: Death Sentence #1 (of 4)

Writer: Tom Taylor
Penciller: Bruno Redondo
Cover Artist: Dave Dorman

Release Date: July 25
32 pages, $2.99

By now the galaxy has learned the terrible truth: Sith Lord Darth Maul still lives. Worse, he has joined forces with his brother Savage Opress! The Jedi are searching for them and, after Maul and Opress cut a murderous swath through the Outer Rim, so is an army of mercenaries hired by a wealthy mine owner. Darth Maul has a price on his head, and for him there is only one way to deal with such a problem: go directly to the source!

• A direct follow-up to the events in the television series The Clone Wars!

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First Look Inside ‘Boba Fett is Dead’

March 26, 2012 at 12:01 am | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Bleeding Cool has a first look inside the upcoming Blood Ties: Boba Fett is Dead. If you’re wondering what Chris Scalf’s art is going to look like, you’ll want to check out the three preview pages. Carrying on from the previous Blood Ties’ arc, the style hasn’t changed, and Tom Taylor is still injecting a healthy amount of humor. Definitely looks like a fun series. Boba Fett is Dead #1 will be out on April 25th.

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First Look at ‘Blood Ties: Boba Fett is Dead #2’

February 2, 2012 at 7:26 am | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Rebelscum.com has an exclusive first look at the cover for Blood Ties: Boba Fett is Dead #2. Click here to check it out.

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NYCC 2011: Star Wars Comic News Recap

October 17, 2011 at 7:00 am | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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A lot of Star Wars news came out of New York Comic Con 2011, especially with the comic announcements from Dark Horse.

Blood Ties will be getting a new arc with a very startling name: Boba Fett is Dead. The series originally kicked off with the 4 issue miniseries A Tale of Jango and Boba Fett, written by Tom Taylor and with interior and exterior art done by Chris Scalf. Both will be back on board for Blood Ties: Boba Fett is Dead which will launch in April 2012. No news yet on how long the series will be, but you can check out the blurb and cover here.

Darth Vader: The Ghost Prison will be coming out in May 2012 as a 5 issue miniseries. Haden Blackman, who wrote for Darth Vader and the Lost Command miniseries, will once again be writing for Vader along with artist Agustin Alessio. You can read the blurb here as well as an interview Haden did with Newsarama for the new series.

Dawn of the Jedi was a big announcement and according to Dark Horse Comics Vice President of Publishing Randy Stradely, this project has been in the works since 2003. Dawn of the Jedi will take place 25,000 years before the Battle of Yavin, before Jedi, Sith, and even lightsabers (and don’t let the picture fool you, John assures us that it’s not a lightsaber). This will be an age where a group called the Je’daii live on the planet Tython, gathered there by strange, flying, pyramid ships made of stone. Among their number are humans, Dathomiri witches, and even Sith (okay, so maybe there are Sith, but these are the red skinned kind, not the philosophical order). John Ostrander will be writing the series with Jan Duursema doing the artwork. The dynamic duo that brought us the Legacy series share a lot of details in this interview with CBR and you can check out the blurb as well. Dawn of the Jedi #0, which will serve as a guide for the new series, will be out February 1, 2012, and Dawn of the Jedi: Force Storm #1 will kick off the series on February 15, 2012.

Knights of the Old Republic is coming back with Knights of the Old Republic: War (for the record, John said he did indeed get the idea for the name from the Legacy: War series). John Jackson Miller will once again be writing the continuing journey of Zayne Carrick and will have the help of artist Andrea Mutti. The series will be launched on January 11, 2012. You can check out the blurb, details, cover, and even a sample page here.

Knights Errant: Escape will be the next arc in the Kerra Holt’s ongoing series. John Jackson Miller will be writing along with a new art team: penciller Marco Castiello and inker Vincenzo Acunzo. The 5 issue arc will be release in June 2012. You can check out the blurb and details here.

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Cover Revealed for Blood Ties: Boba Fett is Dead

October 14, 2011 at 7:08 am | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars News | 1 Comment
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Blood Ties: Boba Fett is Dead
Release Date: April 2012
Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Chris Scalf
Cover Artist: Chris Scalf

Comic writer Tom Taylor has revealed the official cover art for the upcoming Blood Ties: Boba Fett is Dead. But first, the blurb…

“Boba Fett is dead. The most infamous hunter in the galaxy has been hunted. He’s lying, broken, on the desert floor. He’s more blaster-holes than man. It’s the ultimate ending. However, this is just the start of our story. With the fall of Fett broadcast across the galaxy, someone rises to avenge him. But who would care about the death of a man like Fett? Bounty hunters aren’t exactly known for their enduring, close friendships but even a man like Boba Fett has family… and now a Blood Tie demands blood.”

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Blood Ties: Boba Fett Is Dead Announced

October 13, 2011 at 1:24 pm | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Humor, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Recently announced, and with wonderful promo cover art provided by the hilarious Tom Taylor, Boba Fett Is Dead is coming! Tom revealed on his website Tom Taylor Made that’s he’s already finishing up issue #3. We’ll keep you posted as news is announced and when an official cover is shown. For now, enjoy Tom’s sense of humor.

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Today’s Dark Horse Releases

April 27, 2011 at 7:41 am | Posted in Comic Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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There are a lot of comic releases today from Dark Horse including several trade paperbacks.

Darth Vader and the Lost Command #4

Writer: Haden Blackman
Penciller: Rick Leonardi
Inker: Dan Green
Colorist: Wes Dzioba
Cover Artist: Tsuneo Sanda

An attempt on his life leaves Vader and a handful of loyal troops trapped on a desolate world. Despite the deadly perils posed by the environment and attacks from his mysterious enemy, Vader will not veer from his duty.

But what if the reason for his mission is negated? And what do these visions of Padme mean to Vader’s future?

Legacy – War #5

Writer: John Ostrander
Penciller: Jan Duursema
Inker: Dan Parsons
Colorist: Brad Anderson
Cover Artist: Jan Duursema

In the aftermath of the latest battle, the Jedi, the Galactic Alliance, and Roan Fel’s Imperials retreat to the stronghold planet Bastion to lick their wounds. In the face of the Sith Empire’s new secret weapon, there are some who counsel that resistance is futile.

But the Sith have suffered, too, and Emperor Fel knows that now is the time to attack. Plans are made and plans within plans. For Cade Skywalker knows that this war must ultimately come down to him versus Darth Krayt.

No matter what the cost, Krayt must die!

Star Wars Adventures: Boba Fett and the Ship of Fear

Writer: Jeremy Barlow
Artist: Daxiong
Cover Artist: Sean McNally

The wreck of the Reverie, a four-hundred-year-old abandoned luxury liner is rumored to house an ancient relic of immense value. When Boba comes into possession of a map revealing the ship’s current whereabouts, he sets his sights on the prize. But he’s not alone-two bounty-hunting brothers with a grudge against Fett are now on his trail, hoping to win the treasure for themselves. But, neither Boba nor the brothers are prepared for what else is lurking within the creepy corridors of the forsaken Reverie . . .

Blood Ties: A Tale of Jango and Boba Fett

Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Chris Scalf
Cover Artist: Chris Scalf

*Collects issues 1-4

Here begins a multigenerational tale of honor and redemption, starring two of the heaviest hitters in the Star Wars galaxy–the father-and-clone team of Jango and Boba Fett!

A mission that begins with Jango Fett–before the Clone Wars–will affect the course of Boba Fett’s life some twenty years into the future. When an important assignment with a big payday from Count Dooku goes awry for Jango, Boba will be tasked with picking up the pieces . . .

The Old Republic: Threat of Peace

Writer: Rob Chestney
Artist: Alex Sanchez
Colorist: Michael Atiyeh
Cover Artist: Benjamin Carre

*Collects online issues 1-27

A look at the era of Star Wars: The Old Republic, written by one of the writers behind LucasArts and BioWare’s wildly anticipated massive multiplayer online game, Threat of Peace unveils a galaxy on the brink of destruction three hundred years after the events of Knights of the Old Republic!

For decades, the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire have been at war. The Sith have gained control of the Outer Rim, but their efforts to penetrate the Core Worlds have so far been thwarted. Now, representatives from both sides attempt to negotiate a peace treaty—but deception by the Sith puts the Jedi in an unfortunate position.

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Tom Taylor Interview on SFB

April 21, 2011 at 10:55 am | Posted in Comic Books, Interview | Leave a comment
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Invasion and Blood TiesThe Sci-Fi Block did a nice interview with Tom Taylor that covers his work with Star Wars: Invasion as well as Star Wars: Blood Ties. Tom talks about how his work as a playwright helped him in writing comics, plus he discusses working with artist Chris Scalf, and a plug for Rombies (Roman zombie series). You can read the full article here.

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