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Oct 16

Dawn of the Jedi

Posted by jedi58 at 03:41

At this years New York Comic-con, Dark Horse Comics have announced a new series is 2012 by John Ostrander and Jan Duursema which introduces readers to a time before lightsabers when the Force had only just been discovered.

Here's your first look at the Star Wars of 25,000 years ago-before there were lightsabers, when the ties to the Force were new, and before the Jedi spread out into the galaxy. It began with the mysterious pyramid ships-the Tho Yor-scattered to the eight corners of the galaxy, and ended with the establishment of an Order that would change the universe forever.

On the planet Tython, in the center of the galaxy, an order of warrior monks strives to maintain peace and to balance the mysterious power known as the Force. But a stranger is coming-one who will destroy both peace and balance, and open the galaxy to exploration and conquest. This is where it all begins!

Personally I can't wait for the series to start with issue #0 next year.

Aug 13

Crimson Empire 3 announced!

Posted by jedi58 at 07:18

It's been a long time since Crimson Empire 1 and 2 were released, and there have been many Star Wars titles since then. At Celebration V Dark Horse have announced a number of new titles including Crimson Empire 3.

Series creators Mike Richardson and Randy Stradley will be writing while Dave Dorman will be returning to paint the book covers. The six-issue series will start in March.

The series will start in March 2011. Many people will already know of their next announcement, Boba Fett - Blood Ties. This series will focus on Boba Fett and will likely feature flash-backs to Jango Fett. Another new series is a short one focused on Darth Vader searching the Ghost Nebula - this series will be titled Darth Vader and the Lost Command and will start in January 2011. Other series mentioned as starting soon are:

  • Blood of the Empire (starts October 2010
  • Knight Errant - Aflame (starts October 2010 with tie-in novel)
  • Omnibus - Droids
  • Omnibus - Ewoks

Aug 11

Star Wars Omnibus: Quinlan Vos - Jedi in Darkness

Posted by jedi58 at 06:59
Omnibus - Quinlan Vos

It looks like the next Star Wars Omnibus to be released (after the 2nd Marvel comics one) will be titled "Quinlan Vos - Jedi in Darkness" and will collect Republic issues 19 - 26 and 32 - 45.

From his first appearance as a mind--wiped amnesiac to his triumphant passage to the rank of Jedi Master, few Jedi had more brushes with the powers of the dark side and the evil of the underworld than Quinlan Vos. This volume includes over 120 pages of story that have never been collected, plus the introduction of Jedi Aayla Secura--who made the jump from the pages of the comics to appearances in the films Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.

This 504 page omnibus is scheduled for release on December 24th 2010.

Aug 06

Legacy - War series announced

Posted by jedi58 at 12:08
Legacy - War Issue 1 cover

Set long after the death of Luke Skywalker and co. the Legacy series has proven to be an incredibly popular one - however as we all know it's coming to an end with issue 50. The series may be over, but it's not going to be the end for the Legacy-era stories.

MTV is pleased to exclusively announce that the great work done by John Ostrander and Jan Duursema in developing these characters will continue in the six-issue miniseries "Star Wars: Legacy—War."

In this new story Darth Krayt returns "from the dead" to try and the bring the galaxy back under his control, sacrificing anyone (friend or foe) to get what he wants.  His new vision for the galaxy is shaped by the events that have changed him and from the sounds of it him "blurring the lines between good and evil" suggests they are going in a similar direction as they did with Darth Caedus. They've not guaranteed who will survive by the end of the mini-series but the success of this will determine whether there are any future visits to the Legacy era.

The new series goes on sale 15th December 2010 and is written by John Ostrander with lines by Jan Duursema.

Jun 21

"Star Wars Insider" Goes Digital

Posted by jedi58 at 10:53

Originally in the UK we had "Star Wars Magazine" and the US had their own magazine, but a couple of years ago the two merged to become Star Wars Insider - a global source for Star Wars news in print (albeit with information out of date by a couple of months).

From a galaxy far, far away and straight into your home, Star Wars Insider is now available to read online! The official magazine for all things Star Wars is part of a library of more than 50,000 magazines available on "the world's largest digital newsstand" -- Zinio.com.

The online version requires a subscription (which is less than the print version) in order to view it, but their is a preview page where you can sample what it's like before you buy. Zinio is a reader which is being used by several magazine publishers so the reader itself is free for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, iPhone / iPod Touch, and iPad. I found the desktop version of the software to be clumsy, but on touch devices like the iPad it works far better. A subscription to Star Wars Insider for Zinio costs £24.77 instead of the normal £35.39 for the print version.

Jun 19

Star Wars Artists at Celebration V

Posted by jedi58 at 09:56

Some news about guests at Celebration V revealed on StarWars.com

Star Wars artists of extraordinary vision will be exhibiting and selling their original prints at Celebration V. Each of the artists listed here will have a limited number of prints available, created exclusively for the show, for sale August 12-15 as part of the Celebration Art Show.

Most of these artists will be within the Celebration V Art Show area, hosted by ACME Archives, in the Celebration Experience Exhibit Hall. A few others will appear in their own booths on the exhibit floor. Here are some of the artists participating. Check back soon for additional artists.

They have confirmed the following artists:

  • Jerry Vanderstelt
  • Chris Trevas
  • Cat Staggs
  • David Rabitte
  • Mark McHaley
  • Kevin Graham
  • Grant Gould
  • Ben Curtis Jones
  • Doug Cowan
  • Joe Corroney
  • Katie Cook
  • Kyle Babbit

That's a pretty big list, though I'm sure it would be nice if Ralph McQuarrie turned up too.

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