Marvel to reprint Dark Horse Star Wars comics as STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLLECTION

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Huh, well blow me down with a womp rat. Over the 20 years of Dark Horse’s Star Wars license they built up a healthy business in selling collected editions of their “expanded universe” stories. However that ended when Disney purchased Lucesfilm and reassigned the Star Wars license to their “in house ” publisher Marvel. Although […]

Review: The Star Wars Tries to Soar

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By Matthew Jent The Star Wars Credits Script: J.W. Rinzler Art: Mike Mayhew Colors: Rain Beredo Lettering: Michael Heisler Cover Art: Nick Runge Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Movie Tie-In Star Wars the film — the original film, whether you call it “Episode IV” or “A New Hope” or just “Star Wars” — is a religious text. There’s […]

SDCC ’14: Princess Leia #1 from Mark Waid, Terry and Rachel Dodson

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The final book in the initial Star Wars line at Marvel will be Princess Leia #1, from writer Mark Waid, artist Terry Dodson, and colourist Rachel Dodson.

SDCC ’14: Darth Vader #1 from Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca

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The second book in the new Star Wars line at Marvel will be ‘Star Wars: Darth Vader’, from the creative team of Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca.

SDCC ’14: Jason Aaron and John Cassaday Launch Star Wars #1 in 2015

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Huge stonking great crushing news today, as Marvel have announced the release of their first set of Star Wars comics. The very first will be ‘Star Wars’ by the creative team of Jason Aaron and John Cassaday. Jordan D. White will be editor for the Star Wars line at Marvel.

SDCC 2014: Watchtower Thursday: Surfing the Tsunami Online

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*  We’ve won!  Politicians officially open Comic-Con! On Thursday, to mark the official opening of Comic-Con International 2014, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and San Diego City Council President Todd Gloria harnessed their inner superheroes and flew through the air on a zip-line near the downtown Convention Center. Gloria was the interim Mayor after the […]

Here is your guide to the Star Wars VII cast

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Over on FB Star Wars FINALLY announced the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII via a black and white photo of them sitting around director JJ Abrams. The ODC secretive Abrams had kept everything under wraps but since it’s beginning filming soon, they had to make an announcement. The photo is of a table reading for the new script with player old and new.

Toy Fair 2014 Part 1: Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, My Little Pony in a mustache and Play-Doh heat up Hasbro

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  Yep, Toy Fair is here again and The Beat trekked over icy veldts to bring  our reads only the VERY FINEST artsy iPhone photos of all the cool stuff. NO LIe. I managed to take like 600 photos in two days…what was I thinking?   But I guarantee I got some news NO OTHER […]

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Announcing: New Jeffrey Brown Star Wars book, Goodnight Darth Vader, with BONUS VALENTINES

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Five Days of Valentines supplemental: Jeffrey Brown’s two Star Wars cartoon books—Darth Vader and Son, and Vader’s Little Princess—have been huge sellers so to no one’s surprise a third book is coming out, called Goodnight Darth Vader. The cover has just been revealed, above. Like the first two it’s a surprisingly touching use of the […]

Wear this: High End Designer Rodarte Goes Star Wars at Fashion Week

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Rodarte is a fashion line designed by sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy—the clothing is often cerebral (and ethereal; I treasure my ochre spider web sweater from the Target collab) and the sisters are known to be SF fans. And their fashion show today from NYC FashionWeek just proved thatas it featured evening gowns adorned with […]

Sizing up Marvel’s Star Wars franchise

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We all knew that the Star Wars comics franchise would go to Marvel eventually, but no one seems enthused about the idea. Maybe that’s because, as Graeme McMillan points out, every time Disney pulls one of its licenses and give it back to Marvel, it shrinks. Case in point: the Disney kids line that BOOM! […]

Studio Coffee Run: Wolverine’s No.1, Flash TV Show, Star Wars rumors, Superman/Batman

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How does The Wolverine compare to Origins? Star Wars news out the wahzo and Superman/Batman filming locations changes.

SDCC’13: Lego Time! Batman Lego, Star Wars Lego, Hobbit Lego…

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Lego have been making quite the splash at SDCC so far, as you may have seen from some of the various photos people have been taken. There’s a scale version of Hobbiton on-site, along with lifesize models of characters like Batman, Catwoman, and Joker. But Lego have also announced some new sets this weekend – […]

SDCC’13: Star Wars Pets – Cosplay? More like Dogsplay

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By Bob Calhoun I’m stabbing myself with a pen right now to keep from writing that cosplay has gone to the dogs, but that’s exactly what happened today at Petco’s “Star Wars” Yappy Hour at the Hotel Indigo only a few blocks from Comic-Con on Friday night.

Who Would Win? Star Trek vs. The Empire

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Last week, I came across this image on Google Plus, and a lengthy (200+, multiple days) discussion ensued.   Who would win?  The USS Enterprise, or an Imperial Star Destroyer? Well, in the sake of universal peace among two very disparate yet similar geek tribes (or possibly a flame war for the ages), I will endeavor […]

May The Fourth Be With You!

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Pics from the Vader Project.. For some reason, the Brits do not celebrate the Fourth of July (or the Third of September), so our London office is on watchtower duty while we party hard here in the States (and recharge our batteries in preparation for San Diego).