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New Star Wars Comic Explores Key Planet in the Last Jedi

The new Star Wars comic Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Storms of Crait #1 is set to explore the key planet in Star Wars: the Last Jedi. This special, one-shot comic will be released right after the film on December 27th. It’s going to explore Crait, a mineral planet that looks like it will be a battleground between the Resistance and the First Order. Honestly, it looks really interesting, especially for comic fans. So, what’s it all about and what does it have to do with the film? It will be written by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker (Star Wars: Join The Resistance) with art by Mike Mayhew (Star Wars, The Star Wars). The basic plot of the comic revolves around Luke and Leia during the Galactic Civil War as they head to Crait in search of finding a new base for the Rebel Alliance. The editor of the comic, Jordan D. White, says this about the new…

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Marvel Games VS Star Wars Games

As you know, I am a big fan of Star Wars so I try to get my hands on every Star Wars game that comes out, or at least give myself the opportunity to plan them. I imagine you are also a fan since you’re here reading this. What you might not know is that I am also a Marvel fan. I’ve been a fan of comics since I was a young girl (weren’t most of us?) and I’ve also tried to play as many of the Marvel games as I could. Over the years, we’ve been given many Marvel games and Star Wars games to try out, not all of them adding up equally. Let’s face it, some of them have just flopped. We have talked about as much here on the site before, in regard to Star Wars games. But Marvel has their share of flops too. When…

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New Star Wars comic is set to fill the gap between Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Return of the Jedi.

A new comic book series by Marvel is going to make Star Wars fans very happy. This fall Star Wars: Journey to the Force Awakens – Shattered Empire is set to release to fill the gap between Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Return of the Jedi. The news came not long ago on StarWars.com, however, there are not many more details for fans to read right now. The first image has been released and it was illustrated by Phil Noto. The image shows festive heroes in the Rebel Alliance during the Ewok celebration that closed off the original trilogy. We don’t know when more information will be released on Shattered Empire but you do need to know that the Star Wars Celebration is less than a month away. StarWars.com is calling Shattered Empire Marvel’s very first entry into Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Could this mean that…

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MARVEL’S STAR WARS Leads JANUARY 2015 Comic Book Sales to Robust Start of the Year

The new line of Star Wars comics are making a big hit in the New Year after Diamond Comic Distributors revealed their sales charts for January 2015. The hit comic series is sitting pretty at the #1 position. Marvel has seven out of the Top Ten Comic Books in January 2015 and four of them were new comic series. When you compare January 2015 with past months, the sales did not rate did not rise for individual comics but the increase did come from graphic novels by 9%. When you take a look at the YTD, Year-to-Date, sales it has seen a great increase. Overall sales went up by 12.27% and graphic novels are a major reason for this increase. How long do you think Star Wars can stay at the top spot? Have you seen the new Star Wars comics? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the…

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Marvel’s Star Wars #1 – Featurette

Marvel has started a new Star Wars Comic Book series and they have recently released the first one, “Star Wars #1.” The comic book has done so well that they have already started a second printing. There is a featurette that was made about the comic and it star Marvel’s editor in chief Axel Alonso, Jason Aaron who is the writer, and the editor Jordan D. White. The video shows them discussing different aspects of the comic and much more about this new and exciting series. You can Pre- order Star Wars #1 right here To check out the video:

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Dark Horse Is Having a Farewell Sale on all Digital Star Wars comics

It was bound to happen eventually, but the time has come. Star Wars’ time under comic book publisher Dark Horse will be coming to an end in just four days time. The publisher has been in control of the license ever since 1991, but its contract will expire on Jan. 1 when Disney starts their own line of comics through Marvel. Therefor Dark Horse Comics is offering a pretty killer deal for those who want to have every Star Wars comic published by the company. You can now get the full digital Star Wars collection for $300, which represents an 80% discount off the cover price. Also check out the XL bundle sales. You don’t need to spend $300 to get a good deal. They have a Knights of the Old Republic XL with all of the comics of that series for $34.99. That is 56 comics for $34.99, $0.64…

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Thank You Dark Horse Comics

  We love Star Wars and we love comics. As fans, it can be difficult to picture a world without Star Wars and quite frankly, why would we want to? But such a time did exist and we have one name to thank for helping end that dark era in Star Wars history: Dark Horse EUCantina.net brings us some interesting news about Dark Horse Comics this week: This week marks the final scheduled release in the Expanded Universe, or as it has been rebranded, Legends time line.  Dark Horse comics has the unique privilege of closing it out with the final issue in the Legacy series. For those who don’t know, Dark Horse has been putting out Star Wars stories since 1991. It was Dark Horse comics that helped rekindle the Star Wars fandom after a dark period in the 80s when they stopped making Star Wars action figures and…

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MMO Speak- Do You Know Your Lingo?

It’s an interesting topic… one we’ve actually mentioned here before but one that we sometimes forget about. Online games have their own lingo. We can break that down even more and say MMORPGs have their own speak and SWTOR has its own that is specific to it. Someone who is very new to the game or new to the work of online gaming would have a hard time knowing what the heck we’re talking about. In fact, some have said that gamer jargon sounds like a foreign language to the untrained ear. Can you imagine it? All the talk about “trash” and “DPS” and doing “FPs”? People are likely to look at you like you’re crazy. But in the gamer world, we know just what these things mean (or at least most of them). Do you ever think back to when you first started playing a certain game or maybe…

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Comic-Con: Marvel Unveils Three New ‘Star Wars’ Comic Titles

More fun Star Wars news to come out of Comic-Con – three new Star Wars titles. The three titles will take place between “A New Hope” and “The Empire Strikes Back”, during the aftermath of the Death Star’s destruction. It will explore both the Rebel Alliance and the Galactic Empire stories. This new line of comics will come in January 2015, a good time for Marvel Entertainment as they have already revealed they will be releasing their first in a series of hardcover collections of the original comics. Hollywood Reporter has some details: The announcement was made at Marvel’s “Cup o’ Joe” panel at San Diego Comic-Con Saturday afternoon, and followed the January announcement that Marvel had been awarded the comic book license for the Disney property, as well as the news earlier this month of a series of hardcover collections of Marvel’s earlier Star Wars material. The three series announced were: Star…

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Imperial Entanglements – Original Star Wars Comics, Humor and Art

You know how we love to bring you cool and interesting stuff related to Star Wars? Well, one thing we really love is comics and fan art. So you have to check out this Tumblr blog we found, Imperial Entanglements. It contains original Star Wars comics, humor and art and we think you will enjoy it as much as we do. She’s been playing SWTOR since beta and enjoys creating and sharing fan fiction and art related to SWTOR. We are highly impressed with her talent and creativity and we highly encourage you to head over and check it out. The website/blog updates every Monday. She also visited The Community Cantina on March 23rd in Boulder, CO and took some great pics as well as talked about her questions to the BioWare staff and showed us the cool stuff from her thumb drive. She even won an awesome t-shirt (even…

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It’s official: Star Wars comics will return to Marvel in 2015

Marvel will publish new “Star Wars” comic books beginning in 2015, the company announced yesterday. This means Dark Horse Comics is losing the licensing deal its had for over 20 years, but give Dark Horse the time to wrap up storylines in current series. Its first was Tom Veitch and Cam Kennedy’s “Dark Empire,” in 1989. The first Star Wars comics were originally published by Marvel in the ’70s based on the original “Star Wars” trilogy for nine years, starting in 1977. “Star Wars #1″ sold more than 1 million copies. Now the rights have returned to Marvel, which plans to release its first new-new Star Wars comics and graphic novels in 2015. Perhaps uncoincidentally, 2015 is also the year that J.J. Abrams’ yet-untitled Star Wars film is scheduled to hit theaters. Here is a snippet from the press release sent out: The Walt Disney Company’s Lucasfilm Ltd. and Marvel…

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The Corbantis Chronicles – A SWTOR Roleplaying Comic

You know how much I love sharing cool SWTOR and Star Wars fan art with you. Well, we found this cool post on the SWTOR subreddit and of course wanted to share it with you. Warning: Contains minor spoiler about Republic Makeb. “Wanted to share this here. It’s my first attempt ever at a comic or a roleplaying storyline for my characters in SWTOR. Any feedback negative or positive is most appreciated. Warning: Contains minor spoiler about Republic Makeb. Page One  Page Two The fan comic was created using a combination of Photoshop & Manga Studio EX 5. The chat bubbles could use a little work- which is common when someone is new to creating comics but overall, we think it’s pretty good. What do you think? Can’t wait to see more!

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Exclusive to USA Today The Star Wars Trailer

  Before Star Wars, there was The Star Wars! This is the authorized adaptation of George Lucas’s rough-draft screenplay of what would eventually become a motion picture that would change the world. We’re talking about Lucas’ original galaxy as it was conceived in “The Star Wars” and the Dark Horse Comics series will show you a new side of Star Wars that you have probably never seen before. See the exclusive trailer here: USA Today got the exclusive on the trailer and brings us a little background info: Luke Skywalker as an old, gray-haired general? Darth Vader as just a dude? Han Solo — secret-agent lizard? The new Dark Horse Comics series The Star Warssounds like alternate-universe weirdness for fans of George Lucas’ influential sci-fi franchise. Instead, it’s just the filmmaker’s first pass at his galaxy far, far away. The eight-issue comic launching Sept. 4 is an adaptation of Lucas’…

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Dallas Comic-Con May 17-19, 2013 Interview and Pictures

Dallas Comic Con was this weekend and despite storms and tornados that ravished the area, many managed to have a great deal of fun at the event. One of those somebodies was a friend of a good friend of mine, named David Gillaspy who was kind enough to answer some of my questions about the event. And he even shared some awesome photos with me! I’m so jealous because I really wish I could have been there but thanks to David, I get to share a little piece of it with you. Here’s a short interview I did with him, along with some of his photos: What was your favorite costume/cosplay? I would have to say it was the guy who came in the working Warmachine armor from Iron Man 2. Did you get any cool autographs? Yes, Ernie Hudson was the first guy we met when we got there…

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SWTOR Cosplay Comicbook

It’s time for another feature of SWTOR Cosplay swagger! This one is a special treat that has been out there for a while but most of us never even knew about it. It’s short, so take your time appreciating all the work that went into it, from costume design, backdrop, photography, post-production effects, etc, etc. In my opinion this is total genius and something to learn from for all Cosplayers. With that being said … We present you Issue One of Star Wars: The Old Republic – Arandani Comic: First Encounter, by Arandani Studios. But before all that, we flashback to Captain Kadd Aradan doing a drop on Ord Mantell moments right before the ambush. That’s all for now. A very enticing introduction, with blasters, double bladed lightsabers , Cathers, Sith Inquisitors and Scoundrels. What more can you ask for? More issues? Hell yeah! I really hope they make more,…

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Star Wars Comics License Returning To Marvel?

The guys over at Blue Sky Disney reports that it’s all but  that Disney won’t be renewing Dark Horse’s contract to publish Star Wars comics, and that the Star Wars comics will return to their original home: Fellow Disney brand Marvel. “”The Suits in the know have determined that no new contracts will be given to Dark Horse after the current ones expire. So all new projects after 2013 will be handled internally by Marvel.” The report continues: “”It’s not known yet if titles will be worked into the regular line up, or will Marvel create a special branch of the company that deals with Star Wars. It’ll take a couple of years for the old deals to work there course, but the stories that Dark Horse have coming down the pipeline will be the last. And you can expect anything new from Marvel dealing with Star Wars to arrive around 2015.”” When you think of…

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STAR WARS: DAWN OF THE JEDI #0

Following yesterdays story on Tales of the Jedi, I wanted to give you a heads up on a new comic from Dark Horse comics. Set 34,000 years before the Star Wars movies, Dawn of the Jedi is a story that begins early in the universe and helps set the stage for the Star Wars world as we see it today and also in SWTOR. #0 starts us off as a preview issue of the comic series from Dark Horse. Released on February 1, 2012, this episode is less of a story and more of a guidebook to the upcoming series. “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. 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,…

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Zayne Carrick returns in Knights of the Old Republic – War!

At New York Comic Con, Dark Horse announced the next installment in the life of Knights of the Old Republic hero, young Zayne Carrick. Written by John Jackson Miller, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic: War begins in January! It’s explained on Faraway Looks: The Blog of John Jackson Miller: “The Jan. 11, 2012 release date is almost six years after the publication of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic #1 — but it’s set not long after the end of Knights of the Old Republic #50, and Zayne’s peace and quiet following that series is short-lived. He’s not a Jedi and the Mandalorians are invading — and with his homeworld of Phaeda under threat, Zayne’s luck holds true. He gets drafted!” He continues: “It really is a true jumping-on point. If you haven’t read any KOTOR comics at all — or if you’re a regular who’s read…

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The Lost Suns: Episode 4 Preview

If you’ve been following The Lost Suns comic series like I have, you will be happy to know there is a new preview of The Lost Suns: Episode 4 available. This episode of The Lost Suns will be available for sale starting on September 14th. It is 32 pages long and sells for $3.50 US. This edition picks up right where episodes 2 and 3 left off and continues the story. If you’ve read the previous comics and want a little preview of what is left to come in the story, then you should check out this preview over at Newsarama, complete with the actual pages of the comic themselves so you get the whole story for yourself. Then run out and buy your own copy on Sept. 14th. If you’re following the stories, be sure to drop in and tell us what you think! Description: Captured by the evil…

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