Report: Star Wars comics going to Marvel in 2015

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Tweet Well the other power converter has dropped, as respected Disney site Blue Sky Disney has some inside poop on the Star Wars comics license, which everyone assumed would be moving from Dark Horse to Marvel once Disney purchased Lucasfilm: One of the things that many people wondered after Disney bought Lucasfilm was how long […]

Is this the face of the man who will write Star Wars: Episode VII?

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Tweet Vulture is reporting that TOY STORY 3 writer Michael Arndt has written a treatment for Star Wars Episode VII the film Disney will make in 2014. Informed sources tell Vulture that Star Wars: Episode VII has found a leading candidate to write the film’s screenplay: Michael Arndt, the Pixar favorite who was nominated for […]

Disney/Star Wars Mashup Sampling

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TweetHere’s a quick evening sampling of #DisneyStarWars mashups from around the worldwide web-0-sphere…

Dark Horse React to Disney’s Acquisition of Lucasfilm

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TweetNewsarama have published a statement from Dark Horse President Mike Richardson regarding Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm. This move obviously raises questions about Dark Horse, who currently own the rights to the Star Wars franchise. It’s nothing definitive, by any terms, but it does suggest that something may have to change as a result of Disney’s […]

Disney Buy Lucasfilm; Announce New Star Wars Film

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TweetThis may be delirium setting in, but it seems that Disney have acquired Lucasfilm today for the princely sum of $4.05 billion. This means Disney now effectively own properties including Star Wars, Indiana Jones…. Willow, and several others. And what are they going to do with this? According to reports, their first move was to […]

Coming Attractions: Fall 2012: Random House

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Brian Wood is writing Star Wars

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Brian Wood and Carlos D’Anda have been announced as the creative team for a new Star Wars series debuting next year, from Dark Horse Comics.

SDCC 12: the Course of the Force is revving up with Ewoks

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While the mental journey to Comic-Con 2012 started on the very last day of Comic-Con 2011 for some of us, an actual physical journey is kicking off this weekend: The Course of the Force, an Olympic-style charity relay run from the Santa Monica Pier to the gates of Comic-Con — with a Lightsaber as the torch — begins its real-life epic journey this Saturday.

To kick off the kick-off, a new short film featuring Nerdist Chris Hardwick shows the origins of the journey— and reveals that the ILM lot is inhabited by real Ewoks, Boba Fett tools around in a van and one particular comics superstar likes to see people on their knees singing “Yub nub.”

Non-Shock: Jeffrey Brown's Star Wars cartoon books is a Father's Day best seller

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As we previously noted, and as this sales chart shows, and The B&N chart from last night confirmed, Jeffrey Brown’s DARTH VADER AND SON is doing very well, especially in advance of Father’s Day this Sunday. The Tribune interviews Brown with a classic cartoonist profile description:

Darth Vader and Son—the trailer

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Jeffrey Brown’s DARTH VADER AND SON is a book of gentle humor centering on the idea of Darth Vader as dad to a four year old Luke Skywalker. And amazingly, it is not only an officially licensed Lucasfilm product…but they even made a trailer for it with James Earl Jones reading a line or two.

March Mayhem at Stately Beat Manor!

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Cursing the basketball gods because your bracket is broken? Searching for a tournament bracket which better suits your knowledge base? We present a multitude of 2012 non-sports tournaments, from popular culture, food, and corporate America!

Adventure Time/Star Wars mash-up T-shirt

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Has anything ever felt more natural?

Buy the T-shirt right here.

No trademark infringement going on. Buy with confidence.

NICE ART: Darth Vader can't eat pie

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And it makes him unhappy, writes artist Tim Kreider, who has just resumed weekly updates on his website.

The Watchtower: Comic-Con – Special Star Wars Edition

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Star Wars Ruined Comic-Con!

EMPIRE STRIKES BACK: The movie that made being a nerd cool

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Today is the 30th anniversary of the release of THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, probably the single greatest event in the history of nerddom. STAR WARS might have been new and cool and funny and fresh, but EMPIRE was all that AND sad and tragic and shocking and filled with the kind of terror and awe that the greatest storytelling inspires. From the frozen beauty of an icy horizon studded with AT-ATs, to the steaming green swamp where Luke Skywalker begins his archetypal but unique hero’s journey, to the crimson horror of the carbon freezing chamber, to the primal red and blue of the final battle between Luke and Vader, no SF blockbuster has ever captured the imagination so cleanly and completely. It was grown up in an unself-conscious way that nothing to do with Star Wars would ever be again. (Almost certainly because it was the last one that producer Gary Kurtz would in involved with; after EMPIRE it was George Lucas all the way.)