Review: Star Wars: Legacy #14

Ania Solo!  Still in trouble!  (That could be the words for House Solo.)  Legacy #14 by Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman hits comic book store shelves today as they continue to tell the rather excellent story of one Ania Solo.

This planet keeps getting worse all the time.  It’s not enough that they’ve crashed landed and Ania’s still being chased by a masked bounty hunter with a light whip.  Oh no.  Now, this planet has to rain glass.  Meanwhile back on Coruscant, Master Val is digging into Ania’s past and manages to find a piece of evidence that exonerates her of the crime people claim she committed.  Jao, Sauk, and AG-37 have at least managed to land on the same horrible planet as Ania and found the site of the crashed ship.  Now, it’s just a matter of who will find Ania and Ramid first…

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Rebels WonderCon Roundup: Hera and Theme Music

We learned some new things about Rebels over the weekend thanks to a panel at WonderCon. First off, Clone Wars composer Kevin Kiner will return to score the new show. Second, Dave Filoni and company reaffirmed that Rebels will have a much more OT feel to it than The Clone Wars did. That means more space battles and dogfights, which brings us to a preview clip of Hera being awesome.

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Tosche Station Radio #83: Extra Extra

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It’s catching up on the news and rumors on this week’s Tosche Station Radio!

Kicking off the show, the hosts highlight what’s New on the Blog. Bria reviewed Legacy 13 and The Star Wars #7. Emily reviewed Serenity #3. Emily also called out Wookieepedia for their victim blaming attitude over their April Fool’s Joke. Brian tore apart Wookieepedia’s half-baked apology. Bria wrote a Winter Soldier themed Marvel comics primer.

In Fixer’s Flash, the hosts went and saw Winter Soldier and saw some slightly less geeky films. They also went to Megacon and somehow squeezed in time to visit the Kennedy Space Center. The Saturn V is big, folks.

Deak’s Dirt starts with Celebration Anaheim hosts being announced. Wars Reads Day is returning for a third year. Kevin Hearne turned in his Luke Skywalker novel. Harrison Ford did a Reddit AMA. No, Bennedict Cumberbatch won’t be in Star Wars. ABC and Disney will be giving bloggers (not us) a look at Rebels. Karen Gillan’s hair might be appearing in Episode VII. Obi-Wan Kenobi wins This Is Madness. Alan Horn says Episode VII is mostly cast and it’s being shot now. In addition to The Big Bang Theory, The Goldbergs will be getting its own Star Wars episode. Starwars.com gets a facelift. Finally, Disney Publishing announces four new Star Wars YA books

In Biggs’ Bull#*$&, Jeremy Bullock was on a Star Wars panel at SLC Comic Con, and maybe let something slip? Is he in something? Only time will tell. Frequent rumor: Episode VII to return to Tatooine. Related: Is Episode VII filming in Abu Dhabi? Is this the first look at the Episode VII set? Rumor: Dominic Monaghan to play a Jedi? Oxford Educated actress Maisie Richardson-Sellers rumored to be up for role. Based on previous rumors and casting calls, people are saying she might be playing a descendent of Obi-Wan Kenobi. Report: Peter Mayhew is back to play Chewie, EU fans go supernova.

Biggs Bull#*$& goes off the rails to sort of become Camie’s Concerns this week as the hosts discuss why Hermit Luke is a bad idea and why a direct descendant of Obi-Wan doesn’t make sense either.

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Tosche Station (and friends!) go to Awesome Con!

ACDClogoHeading to Awesome Con this weekend?  Thinking about heading to Awesome Con in Washington DC this weekend?  Be sure to catch our Staff Writer Bria (that’s me!) on a Star Wars Discussion panel on Saturday from 1:30pm – 2:30pm in Room 206.  It’ll be an hour chat between myself, Timothy Zahn, John ‘Dak’ Morton, and Rod and Leanne Hannah of Blue Milk Special about the State of the Star Wars Galaxy and pretty much everything Star Wars related.

You can also catch Zahn at a Q&A on Sunday from 10:45-11:45 and doing a reading from 1:15-2:15 with friend of the blog Janine Spendlove.  Speaking of Janine, she and Ron Garner of Silence in the Library Publishing have a busy schedule this weekend with a signing on Saturday, a panel on Sunday from 3:45-4:45 about Crowdfunding Your Book, and tons more.

You can check out the complete listing of panels (including some with Clone Wars voice actors!) over on the Awesome Con site!  Tosche Station will have a con round up next week but for in-the-moment updates, you can follow @chaosbria and @Tosche_Station on Twitter.

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Review: The Star Wars #7

The comic adaptation of George Lucas’s original screenplay is back!  The Star Wars #7 by Jonathan Rinzler and Mike Mayhew hits comic stores everywhere today.  Will General Skywalker succeed in keeping the royal heirs to Aquillae safe from the Empire’s grasp?

Crash landings are the name of the game when it came to Yavin.  Luke Skywalker and Han Solo leave the two young princes in the care of an anthropologist named Owen Lars and set out to find Princess Leia (who has been captured by slave trappers) and Annikin Skywalker (who has been declared some sort of god by the wookiees.)  Even with their new allies, our heroes are in for a tough battle if they’re going to rescue Leia from the clutches of the Empire and Darth Vader.

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Celebration Anaheim hosts announced

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In the latest Insider, the hosts for next year’s Celebration in Anaheim were announced.

James Arnold Taylor will return to host on the Celebrity Stage. Jason Swank and Jimmy Mac of Rebel Force Radio will be on the Behind-The-Scenes stage. Over at the Digital Stage, David Collins will be back for the fifth time. Gus Lopez will be leading up the Collecting Track.

Of note is Jason and Jimmy taking over where Pablo Hidalgo has traditionally been. That story group might just be keeping Pablo busy these days.

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So You Want To Get Into Marvel Comics: The Winter Soldier Edition

So you just saw Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier and now you want to get into Marvel comics.  Maybe you’ve already checked out our original Marvel Comics beginners guide but you want something books that are more specific to the plotlines and themes from the film.  Well you’re in luck because we’ve got a few suggestions!

First off, there’s a name you need to know when it comes to Captain America over the past decade or so: Ed Brubaker.  A good rule of thumb here is that if you see a book by Ed Brubaker that’s about either Captain America or the Winter Soldier, it’s going to be a good read.  With that said, onward with the recs!

If by some chance, you haven’t seen the film yet and are still avoiding spoilers, beware.  This post will likely reveal a thing or two about some plot points.

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