Posts Tagged ‘Comics’



WonderCon Update: Star Wars Invasion

Pablo Hidalgo | February 28, 2009

At WonderCon (currently underway in San Francisco), Dark Horse Comics director of publicity Jeremy Atkins unveiled new cover art by Jo Chen for the forthcoming New Jedi Order-era series, Star Wars: Invasion (see the original New York Comic-Con story here.)

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We caught up with Dark Horse editor Randy Stradley to ask him some quick questions about the new series (below the cut).

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Dark Horse Dives Into NJO-era

StarWars.com Team | February 7, 2009

Some breaking news out of New York Comic-Con — Dark Horse Comics is telling an original comics story set during the Yuuzhan Vong invasion previously chronicled in the best-selling New Jedi Order series from Del Rey Books. This is no adaptation or retelling of a novel — no, Star Wars: Invasion is a brand new story by writer Tom Taylor and artist Colin Wilson. It starts this summer, first as an online preview, and then as a regular print comic.

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Comic Book Resources has the scoop, with an interview with Taylor including art work samples from the series, and they look fantastic. The Yuuzhan Vong in full color glory — believe us, Skrulls have nothing on the Vong. These sickos killed Chewbacca, for crying out loud.

Click here for the announce (with Wilson interview) and here for a follow up interview with Taylor.

Inside Star Wars: Dark Times “Blue Harvest”

StarWars.com Team | January 7, 2009

If you can’t wait to read the new comic Star Wars: Dark Times #13 “Blue Harvest” (written by Mick Harrison; Pencils and cover by Doug Wheatley; Colors by Dave McCaig) that goes on sale April 22, 2009 , you can get a glimpse of it on Myspace!

Picking up where the two-part story on Myspace/DarkHorsePresents leaves off, Dass Jennir begins his first job since the destruction of the Jedi Order only to discover that the job description he was given is not entirely accurate. Facing great odds is all in a day’s work for a Jedi, but Jennir isn’t a Jedi anymore and his lightsaber must stay hidden. Meanwhile, Darth Vader returns to Coruscant and must face his master — and fallout from the events in the “Vector” crossover!

Check it out here:
Star Wars: Dark Times “Blue Harvest” Part 1 (via Myspace Dark Horse Presents)

Read about more Star Wars comics due out in April 2009.

Bring Back the Nagai!

StarWars.com Team | November 10, 2008

Graeme McMillan at io9.com makes a fan plea to bring back the Nagai into the Star Wars lexicon. He has some interesting points to make about the Nagai and their ilk.

For those who have no idea what I’m talking about — which is more than likely the majority of you, unless you happened to be around ten years old in the mid-80s — the Nagai were a bunch of bad guys introduced in the dying days of Marvel Comics’ Star Wars series in the hope that they could replace the Empire as the main hive of villainy of the franchise post-Return Of The Jedi. It didn’t work, for a number of reasons — not least of which was the cancellation of the comic, forcing a somewhat awkward end to the story that showed that, hey, that warlike race wasn’t so warlike after all and just wanted to join the Alliance and hold hands in the end — but the potential was such that, almost quarter of a century later, I want to see more of these albino aliens. And soon, so will you.

Graeme reminds fans of a few interesting tidbots about the long-gone comic baddies like the fact that Chewbacca’s brother-in-law consorted with the Nagai to kidnap Chewie’s son Lumpy, and that they’ll recruit any slimeball wanting a job, and they often say “drats!” when in retreat.

Read more here:
Bring Back Star Wars’ Second Best Bad Guys (io9.com)

Hasbro’s Star Wars Comic Packs

Pablo Hidalgo | February 17, 2008

Hasbro continues to mine the Expanded Universe of Star Wars comics for new action figure creations. Here’s a look at some of the two-packs they have coming up for 2008.

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From Star Wars Republic #69 Asajj Ventress and Tol Skorr, acolytes of Count Dooku and from Star Wars: Obsession #3, Durge and Anakin Skywalker. Look for these sets this summer.

 

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Webstrip Chatter at Celebration IV

Pablo Hidalgo | May 27, 2007

Earlier today at Celebration IV, Joe Corroney, Tom Hodges and myself sat and chatted with Hyperspace members in the Fan Club Lounge. Much of the chatter was about The Clone Wars trailer, which had just debuted that day, but we did turn specifically to the subject of webstrips eventually, and here’s what we had to say.

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