Since Star Wars didn’t have a full fledged panel at Comic-Con, we’re relegated to picking up details on The Rise of Skywalker that came from panels covering other corners of the galaxy. In this case, the Lucasfilm Publishing panel had a couple details that Star Wars fans will be happy to hear about.
First up, in the upcoming Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker book bonanza, there will be a new four-issue comic book miniseries from Marvel entitled Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren, which will reveal the backstory to the Knights of Ren that many have wanted to hear. Plus, a tease of the upcoming visual dictionary for The Rise of Skywalker has revealed a brand new TIE Fighter. Get details on both of those revelations and more. Read More »
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have had an endless array of comic book crossovers throughout their long history. They’ve met up with Archie, ALF, and Garfield, and more recently the heroes in a half-shell worked with the Ghostbusters and Batman. Now BOOM! Studios has the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles slated to crossover with Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, the original iteration of the Japanese-imported superhero team, in a new limited comic series starting this winter. Find out more below. Read More »
Unless you spent this past spring trapped in the burned-out ruins of Harrenhal, you probably know that HBO’s Game of Thrones came to an end a couple of months ago. That shortened final season drew some loud, negative responses from many viewers – but fear not, for author George R.R. Martin is not the reactionary type. If you think he saw the divisive reaction to the show’s ending and is currently scrambling to make changes to his A Song of Ice and Fire ending, rest easy knowing that he’s not going to change a damn thing. (Whether he’ll ever finish writing, of course, still remains to be seen.) Read More »
Brian De Palma‘s recent release Domino was not well-received, and reportedly suffered from behind-the-scenes set-backs. But fans craving more De Palma thrills are in luck: the filmmaker has a novel coming out. Co-written with Susan Lehman, the Brain De Palma novel is called Are Snakes Necessary?, and features a mystery-based plot that sounds ripped right from one of De Palma’s movies.
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Three years ago, word came that Michael Mann would be returning to the world of Heat with a prequel novel. But after the initial announcement, no additional info arose, and you’d be forgiven for forgetting the project was even happening. Now, Mann himself has provided an update, stating that a Heat novel is definitely still in the works, and will be published next year.
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Earlier this week, Marvel Comics caused a bit of a tizzy when they posted a singular image of the number “4” created by spider webbing. This had many fans thinking that Marvel was going to turn the abandoned idea for Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 4 movie into a comic book. But the next day, they posted a webbed number “3” and it was clear a countdown was happening that would end today. And while it didn’t end with news of Sam Raimi’s unmade movie becoming a comic, it’s still pretty cool.
Today, Marvel Comics announced a new limited Spider-Man comic book series written by Star Wars and Star Trek franchise director JJ Abrams and his 20-year old son Henry Abrams. The comic will introduce a new villain called Cadaverous. Read More »
Netflix has found the sweet spot for its algorithm, and it’s YA. The teens are driving the streaming giant’s numbers, with feature film hits like The Kissing Booth and To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before and popular TV series like On My Block, and Netflix is focusing its efforts on that young demographic. The streaming service has just optioned the rights to three novels by bestselling YA novelist Sarah Dessen for the next Netflix YA adaptations.
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Have you always wondered why Harry Potter and his friends balked at reading the lengthy tome A History of Magic when it sounds like the coolest textbook ever? Well, you can soon dive into a real history of magic with four new Harry Potter eBooks arriving very soon from Pottermore Publishing. Titled Harry Potter: A Journey Through…, the nonfiction series will give readers a lesson on each of the different magical subjects taught at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry through an exploration of the “traditional folklore and magic at the heart of the Harry Potter stories.”
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Last fall, Lucasfilm and Insight Editions teamed up to bring Star Wars fans an official Millennium Falcon workshop manual that dove into the intricate details of the YT-1300 Modified Corellian Freighter that was famously customized by both Lando Calrissian and Han Solo (and less famously, Unkar Plutt). Now they’re shining a light on the Galactic Empire.
The TIE Fighter Owners Workshop Manual gives the same detailed treatment to the disposable but deadly TIE Fighter. But we’re not just talking about the default version of the Imperial starship. The TIE Fighter owners workshop manual dives into the entire history of the ship, including variants like the TIE Bomber, TIE Interceptor and Kylo Ren’s recent TIE Silencer. See some images from the book below. Read More »
Before the release of every episode of the primary Star Wars saga, there’s a collection of books leading up to the arrival of the film itself. This year is no different as the Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker line-up of books has just been announced. But that’s not what the coolest revelation is today.
Like every Star Wars movie hitting theaters, there will be The Art of Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker book that arrives around the time the movie hits theaters. Not only was the release date of this book announced today, but the cover art reveals what could be an insane, unbelievable lightsaber battle that us unlike any that the saga has ever seen. Check it out below. Read More »