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April 5, 2013 at 7:14 am | Posted in Around the Web, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Interview, News, Regular Feature, Star Trek, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Renowned Star Wars artist Dave Dorman is offering the Dave Dorman Experience: Year Two for some very lucky fans. This is a special opportunity to meet and hang out with Dave, gets some portfolio advice, watch Dave at work, view his paintings and get a chance at some cool gifts. Definitely a rare opportunity. If you’re a Dave Dorman fan, you can check out the details here on Dave’s blog.

Star Wars author Michael Reaves posted an intriguing article on space colonization and migrating off Earth. Michael takes a look at how reality could play out and some of the difficulties we would face in such endeavours.

Something for Star Wars and Star Trek fans, Eric Pfeiffer over at Yahoo! News provided some coverage of the Star Trek vs. Star Wars psychology panel from Wondercon. It’s quite a different look at the two franchises.

Apex Magazine did an interview with author Daniel Abraham which you can check out here. While it doesn’t cover his upcoming Star Wars novel (the unnamed Han Solo book which will be part of the Rebels series), it does cover some interesting stuff.

J.W. Rinzler spoke with about his newly announced comic project The Star Wars. It includes some details on what readers can expect to see.

Rounding out the interviews, MTV has one with The Clone Wars voice actor Sam Witwer. Sam talks about Being Human, The Force Unleashed and other Star Wars topics.

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Dark Horse to Adapt Lucas’s Original Concepts

March 31, 2013 at 5:56 pm | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars | 6 Comments
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darkhorse_logo_1_Dark Horse announced at WonderCon that they will be producing an 8 issue series based on George Lucas’s original Star Wars concepts.  The comic will be titled The Star Wars (not to be confused with the Brian Wood’s series, Star Wars).  The comic will feature General Anakin Starkiller — not a Sith – as well as and old general, Luke Skywalker.

Jonathan Rinzler will write and Mike Mayhew will be the artist.

(via John Jackson Miller and Bleeding Cool)

UPDATE: Here’s the official press release from Dark Horse Comics…


George Lucas’s original-draft screenplay for The Star Wars to be adapted by J. W. Rinzler and Mike Mayhew!

APRIL 1, MILWAUKIE, OR–It’s no April Fools’ prank! Dark Horse is honored to announce a dream project: working with J.W. Rinzler, executive editor at LucasBooks, and artist Mike Mayhew (Avengers) to adapt the rough-draft original screenplay which spawned the biggest franchise in film history!

Three years before his 1977 film, George Lucas put down on paper his first story set in a galaxy far, far away—a tale of fantastic adventures, daring escapes, “lazer swords,” romance, and monsters. A story of Jedi Annikin Starkiller and General Luke Skywalker, an alien named Han Solo, and evil Sith Knights. The screenplay was titled The Star Wars!

“I’m not sure where I first read about The Star Wars—it was years and years ago—but the idea of Luke Skywalker being an older Jedi General, and Han Solo being a six-foot-tall lizard, turned my Star Wars fan brain on its side,” said longtime Star Wars editor Randy Stradley. “I always assumed this would be one of those stories that would be ‘lost to history,’ so getting to work on bringing it to life is kinda like a dream come true.”

“While researching in the Lucasfilm Archives I’ve found many treasures—but one which truly astounded me was George’s rough draft for The Star Wars. His first complete imaginings were hallucinating to read—mind blowing,” said writer J.W. Rinzler. “While working with George on another book project, I once asked if we could adapt his rough draft. He was hesitant. Years later, with Dark Horse’s invaluable help, we showed him a few drawn and colored pages of what it might look like. He gave us the okay.”

Originally conceived in 1974, The Star Wars has been the subject of rumor and legend in the fan community throughout the history of the galaxy far, far away. Now, Lucas has seen fit to grant Dark Horse the right to adapt this fabled story into an eight-issue comic series launching in September!

Here’s a look at the interior art…

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Legacy WonderCon Cover Variant

March 27, 2013 at 10:27 am | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Conventions, Dark Horse, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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CBR posted an exclusive first look at the WonderCon cover variant for Legacy vol. 2 #1. The cover is by Dan Panosian and is limited to just 1,000 copies which will be available at Booth 819 at WonderCon in Anaheim, CA this weekend (March 29-31). The variant issues will be selling for $5 each.

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‘Legacy’ is almost here…

March 11, 2013 at 8:45 am | Posted in Comic Books, Conventions, Dark Horse, Events, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | 1 Comment
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Star Wars Legacy is almost here, and to promote the release next week of Legacy: Prisoner of the Floating World #1, there’ll be a few signings. Corinna Bechko, Gabriel Hardman and Dave Wilkins will be in Anaheim, CA on Wednesday March 20th for a signing at Beach Ball Comics from 5-7 PM. Gabriel will also be doing some sketches.

On Saturday March 23rd, they’ll be in Winnetka, CA at Collector’s Paradise. Gabriel will be doing sketches for the first 20 customers. There will be exclusive prints as well as the Phantom variant cover.

On Sunday March 31st, Corinna and Gabriel will be at WonderCon in Anaheim, CA for signings and the Star Wars in Comics panel from 2-3 PM in room 207BCD. There will be a signing afterwards at the Dark Horse Comics booth.

You can check out all the details here.

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Wondercon 2012

March 16, 2012 at 12:00 am | Posted in Conventions | Leave a comment

If you’re anywhere near the Anaheim Convention Center this weekend, you should check out Wondercon 2012, March 16-18.  Along with numerous comics writers and artists, Fanboys author and screenplay writer, Ernest Cline, will be appearing. The Clone Wars voice actors Stephen Stanton and Anna Graves will be there as well.  You can check out full details here at the Wondercon website.  Advance online registration is still open.

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Databurst From the 501st

March 14, 2012 at 12:01 am | Posted in 501st, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Latest Databurst From the 501st covering event news from March 14-20. Lots of cons and parades to check out. Be sure to mark your calendars and show support for your local garrisons.

March 14

  • Central Garrison will be in Sioux Falls, SD for the St. Baldrick’s fundraiser.

March 15

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