Comics: STAR WARS #7 Preview

STAR WARS #7

Written by Jason Aaron

Art by Simone Bianchi

Cover by John Cassaday, Laura Martin, Simone Bianchi, John Tyler Christopher , Tony Moore 

Published by Marvel Comics

Release Date: July 29th, 2015

• A special one-off tale of Ben Kenobi!

• Injustice reigns on Tatooine as villainous scum run rampant.

• Will Ben risk revealing himself to do what’s right?

• Guest Artist Simone Bianchi (WOLVERINE, ASTONISHING X-MEN) joins writer Jason Aaron for this special tale!

[Via CBR]

Hot Toys Reveals Awesome Princess Leia Collectible Figure

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Hot Toys have revealed an uncanny Princess Leia 1/6th scale collectible figure.

The movie-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Carrier Fisher as Princess Leia in the film featuring a newly developed head sculpt, detailed hair sculpture of Princess Leia’s iconic hair style, specially tailored costume, two types of blasters, and a figure stand.

The movie-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia in the film and features:

– Authentic and detailed likeness of Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
– Newly developed head sculpt with movie-accurate facial expression and make-up
– Detailed hair sculpture of Princess Leia’s iconic hair style
– Body with over 28 points of articulations
– Approximately 26 cm tall
– Five (5) pieces of interchangeable palms including:
– One (1) pair of relaxed palms
– One (1) pair of weapon holding palms
– One (1) left palm for supporting weapon
– Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted

Costume:

– One (1) white colored dress
– One (1) white colored top
– One (1) white colored belt
– One (1) pair of white colored boots

Weapons:

– One (1) blaster pistol
– One (1) blaster rifle

Accessory:

– Rectangular-shaped figure stand with Princess Leia nameplate and Star Wars logo

Special Edition Bonus Accessory (for selected markets only):

– Specially designed backdrop

Artists:

– Head Sculpted by So Young, Lee
– Head Painted by JC. Hong
– Head Art Directed by Kojun

Release date: Q4, 2015 – Q1, 2016

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ – New Concept Art and Photo Reveals New X-Wing Pilot

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Check out these cool new concept art from J.J. Abrams’ ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ that reveal the new X-Wing pilot called “Bullhead.”

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Here’s what Bullhead’s full practical costume, thanks to StarWars7News:

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Directed by J.J. Abrams. Screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and J.J. Abrams. Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk. John Williams will also return as composer. Stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Andy Serkis, John Boyega, Domhnall Gleeson, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, Simon Pegg and Anthony Daniels.

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ opens worldwide on December 18, 2015.

Chewbacca Is Getting His Own Comic Book Series

CHEWBACCA #1
Written by GERRY DUGGAN
Art & Cover by PHIL NOTO
Variant Cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI
On Sale in October!

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Legendary and relentlessly loyal Wookiee warrior, Chewbacca, has continued to battle the empire in the hopes of restoring freedom to the galaxy. Through unwavering and steadfast devotion to the rebel cause Chewbacca has always stood on the frontline to bring peace to a galaxy far, far away. This October, Chewbacca, along with an unlikely side-kick, proves why he is one of the fiercest warriors among the stars in CHEWBACCA #1 from writer Gerry Duggan and artist Phil Noto.
 
Known for his big heart, short temper, and booming voice, Duggan plans to get to the core of what makes Chewbacca one of the strongest warriors in the Star Wars universe. Speaking with Marvel.com, Gerry Duggan says, “He’s a hero, plain and simple. He’s a giant-sized underdog. He’s faithful, fierce, and can be playful. At the beginning of the story he’s on a very important mission. One he sets aside to help those in need. By the end of this arc we’ll have met the soul of the Wookiee. We’ll understand what he fears, and we’ll know why he picked up his bowcaster. Yes, this story will be an action-packed thriller, but I think it has a very strong Wookiee heart, too.”

Accompanying Chewbacca in this brand new series is a young and feisty co-star, Zarro, whose home comes under attack from the Empire and Duggan and Noto are excited to show how this unlikely pair take on the ruthless grip of the Empire. “Zarro’s home is under threat, and when others shrink, she stands tall,” says Duggan. “At first glance, she sees Chewie as the extra muscle she needs. The brains attached to those muscles will be a surprise for her….and I think how Chewie and Zarro manage to deal with the threat will be a fun surprise for fans. Both Phil and I are so excited to be collaborating on a Star Wars comic. The term ‘dream project’ is probably overused, but there is simply no other way to describe the gig. If fans have half as much fun as we do, then everybody’s in for a fun ride.”
Don’t call him a fuzz ball. Don’t call him a walking carpet. This is Chewbacca – fierce and loyal warrior of Kashyyyk in a brand new Star Wars series coming from Marvel this October!

Also, be sure to catch up on the blockbuster Marvel series – STAR WARS and DARTH VADER – from the very beginning! Pre-order STAR WARS VOL. 1: SKYWALKER STRIKES and DARTH VADER VOL. 1 on sale later this year!

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Random House To Release First-Ever ‘Star Wars’ Little Golden Books

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Random House will be releasing a brand new set of ‘Star Wars’ Little Golden Books based on the first six ‘Star Wars’ films.

The first six books in this series will be released on July 28: The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Each of the books will feature a custom gold spine, showing popular characters from the Star Wars galaxy.

“The Star Wars franchise has woven itself into the hearts and minds of generations of fans, many of whom read Little Golden Books as children,” said Jeanne Mosure, Senior Vice President, Group Publisher, Disney Publishing Worldwide in a release (via Entertainment Weekly). “We’re very excited to be incorporating Little Golden Books into our overarching strategy so parents can now introduce their own children to the wonders of the galaxy through this classic format.”

The boxed set will be available on September 1, 2015. Pre-order the boxed set here.