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Fantasy Flight Unveils the X-Wing Miniatures Game Imperial Raider

The X-Wing Miniatures Game is about to get a bit more epic. Fantasy Flight has unveiled the Imperial Raider. The new ship was designed in partnership with Lucasfilm Ltd. for use within the game’s Cinematic Play and Epic Play formats, the Raider-class corvette is the highlight of the upcoming Imperial Raider Expansion Pack.

The ship is a dedicated anti-fighter vessel too big for standard play. The expansion also contains one Tie Advanced miniature with a variant paint scheme and a new campaign “The Will of the Empire.”

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Nerd Block’s January Theme is A Galaxy Far Far Away

In September, Nerd Block announced they’d be starting “themes” for their monthly blind box releases. This January kicks off their new direction and the first theme is “A Galaxy Far Far Away.” This block will feature items from your favourite universes, full of epic adventures! January subscriptions are open, so get one before they sell out.

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Marvel’s Original Star Wars Adaptations Return in 2015 With Remastered Graphic Novels

Next year, the original Marvel Comic adaptations of the iconic Star Wars trilogy return for new, oversized graphic novels with remastered coloring! It all starts this March as the first original comic adaptation of the greatest space-fantasy film of all time is reborn for the modern age as Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope makes it’s triumphant return to comic shops!

Weeks before George Lucas’ first Star Wars film hit theaters, Marvel gave eager fans their very first look at Luke Skywalker, boldly asking “Will he save the galaxy, or destroy it?” Over 30 years later, you know the answer, but that doesn’t spoil the excitement of reliving this now classic adaptation like you’ve never seen it before – including scenes that never made it to the silver screen! Written by Roy Thomas with art by Howard Chaykin, this iconic story has been remastered for the modern age all-new coloring by Chris Sotomayor.

Debuting in an oversized hardcover format with sophisticated packaging and a new cover by famed artist Adi Granov, relive the original Marvel Comics adventure of Luke, Han, Leia, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2 and the villainous Darth Vader again – or for the very first time. It’s six against an entire galaxy – one that’s far, far away and a long time ago!

STAR WARS: EPISODE IV  A NEW HOPE OGN-HC
Written by ROY THOMAS
Pencilled by HOWARD CHAYKIN
Colored by CHRIS SOTOMAYOR
Cover by ADI GRANOV
On Sale May 2015!

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Preview: The Force is Strong With a New Look at Star Wars #1

Lucasfilm Ltd. and Marvel have released a new look at the highly anticipated Star Wars #1the blockbuster new ongoing series welcoming Star Wars back home to the House of Ideas! The all-star creative team of Jason Aaron, artist John Cassaday and colorist Laura Martin bring a galaxy far, far away to life like never before as the adventures of the Rebel Alliance continue following the events of Star Wars: A New Hope!

In an interview with Marvel.com, Aaron said:

Every story is about the characters, and we’ll focus on all the old favorites. There will be big moments for everyone, from Han to R2-D2. But a major part of the narrative will be driven by Luke Skywalker and his journey of discovery, a journey that will decide the fate of the entire galaxy.

Taking place immediately after the destruction of the first Death Star, join Luke, Leia, Han, Chewie, R2-D2 and C-3PO as the Rebel Alliance attempts to liberate the galaxy from Darth Vader and the tyranny of the Empire! Created in close partnership with Lucasfilm, this new ongoing comic series will exist as part of the canon for the Star Wars Universe!

The world of Star Wars is set to make it’s triumphant return to Marvel beginning in January 2015, and now is your chance to jump on board the brand new series for one of the biggest launches of the year! Take your first step into a larger world when Star Wars #1 comes to comic shops and digital devices this January!

STAR WARS #1 (NOV140709)
Written by JASON AARON
Art & Cover by JOHN CASSADAY
Variant Covers by JOHN CASSADAY (NOV140711), BOB MCLEOD (NOV140712), JOE QUESADA (NOV140714), ALEX ROSS (NOV140716), SARA PICHELLI (NOV140718), SKOTTIE YOUNG (NOV140719) and J. SCOTT CAMPBELL (NOV140710)
Party Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (NOV140720)
Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (NOV140721)
Movie Variant Also Available (NOV140713)
Quesada Sketch Variant, Ross Sketch Variant and Christopher Party Sketch Variant Also Available
FOC – 12/08/14, On Sale 01/14/15

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Welcome Home Star Wars With Epic Launch Parties in January!

Marvel is kicking off 2015 with a bang big enough to destroy a Death Star as Star Wars makes its triumphant return to the House of Ideas and into comic shops on January 14th! That’s right, your local comic shop is the place to be to get your hands on the blockbuster first issue of Star Wars! In addition to being among the first to purchase and read the landmark Star Wars #1, fans will also be able to receive special items exclusive to these launch parties.

Star Wars #1 is already poised to be one of the biggest launches of the year, and Marvel is making sure comic book stores worldwide are armed and ready for the landmark return of Star Wars to its home at Marvel. Each retailer opting into the Star Wars #1 Launch Party will receive a Star Wars Party Kit from Marvel, containing exclusive promotional materials including exclusive variants, promotional buttons, cake toppers and more. Check your Marvel Mailer for more information on how to opt-in by 12/08 to ensure your store has these promo items and exclusives.

All qualifying retailers will receive the following as part of the Star Wars #1 Launch Party:

Star Wars #1 Invitational Postcards

Star Wars #1 Promotional Pins

Star Wars #1 Skottie Young Lithographs

Star Wars #1 John Tyler Christopher Sketch Party Variant

This January, take your first step into a larger world as a galaxy far, far away returns to Marvel with Star Wars #1 – on sale January 14th!

STAR WARS #1 (NOV140709)
STAR WARS WELCOME HOME PARTY OPT-IN (NOV140723)
Written by JASON AARON
Art & Cover by JOHN CASSADAY
Variant Covers by ALEX ROSS (NOV140716), JOE QUESADA (NOV140714), SARA PICHELLI (NOV140718), BOB MCLEOD (NOV140712) and SKOTTIE YOUNG (NOV140719)
Party Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (NOV140720)
Movie Variant Also Available (NOV140713)
Connecting Variant A by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL (NOV140710)
Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (NOV140721)
FOC – 12/08/14, On-Sale – 01/14/14

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Fashion Spotlight: Jurassic Hoth, Family Business, and North of the Dark Side

Ript Apparel has three designs for fans of Star Wars. Jurassic Hoth, Family Business, North of the Dark Side from Obvian, Azafran, and AtomicRocket will be for sale on November 30, 2014 only!

Jurassic Hoth by Obvian

Jurassic Hoth

Family Business by Azafran

Family Business

North of the Dark Side by AtomicRocket

North of the Dark Side

 

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Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer

Disney Wants Us to Pirate the Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens Trailer (Updated)

star wars the force awakensThe first trailer for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens hits theaters this Friday, but unless you live around the nine Regal Cinemas, you’re going to miss out. This isn’t the first time this has been done to promote a Star Wars film. When The Phantom Menace trailer premiered in 1998, that was on 75 screens in 26 stats. Many fans showed up to watch it, and then left.

The nine locations are:

CA Irvine — Edwards Irvine Spectrum 22 & IMAX

 

CA San Diego — Edwards Mira Mesa Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX

 

GA Atlanta — Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX

 

IL Chicago — Regal City North Stadium 14 IMAX & RPX

 

NY New York — Regal Union Square Stadium 14

 

PA Warrington — Regal Warrington Crossing Stadium 22 & IMAX

 

TN Knoxville — Regal Pinnacle Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX

 

TX Houston — Edwards Houston Marq’E Stadium 23 IMAX & RPX

 

WA Seattle — Regal Thornton Place Stadium 14 & IMAX

 

Most likely Regal rolled up a large truck full of cash to make this happen, thinking it’ll drive individuals to the theaters, but in this day and age where the internet provides easy access, and access usually before planned, the move seems to be idiotic and shortsighted. If you don’t live around one of these theaters, then sucks to be you in Disney’s eyes. I guess major metropolitan areas like Dallas, Washington, DC, San Francisco, and many others’ money isn’t worth it to Disney, and movie chains.

The move is clearly to build hype around the trailer (not the movie) in a weekend that generally is a big one for movie theaters, Thanksgiving.

But, in the age of the internet, is this even worth it? Marvel hyped the first trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron to see it leak five days earlier. At first Marvel and Disney handed out “cease and desist” letters like candy, then eventually released the trailer officially. They are currently fighting Google to find out who leaked it. Chances are when the weekend is up, the trailer will be officially released, but before that happens, Disney is creating an artificial demand pirates are more than happy to deliver to.

There’s a chance more locations will be announced, but with just nine initially making the list, any more will come off as reacting to what’s likely a lot of head scratching, and anger. For such a huge movie that’s likely to be one of the highest grossing films of the year when it comes out, this seems like an unexpected, and unneeded bump in the road, and middle finger to those who have made Star Wars what it is, the devoted fans.

The Force Awakens will be released on December 18th, 2015.

Update: Starwars.com has released a much fuller list with quite a few cities missing off of the first update. It’s up to 30 theaters:

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Unboxing Nerd Block’s November 2014 Mystery Box

We open up and show off this month’s Nerd Block blind box. Some toys, a t-shirt, and more! It’s a packed box to the point the box actually bulged!

Check out what this service has for folks who subscribe! You can subscribe for next month’s Nerd Block here.

 

 

 

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Fashion Spotlight: Mutant Wars, Samson #1, MagnetoJoJo

Ript Apparel has three designs that riffs off of Marvel‘s X-Men. Mutant Wars, Samson #1, and MagnetoJoJo from foureyedesign and LAMBZILLA will be for sale on November 12, 2014 only!

Mutant Wars by foureyedesign

Mutant Wars

Samson #1 by LAMBZILLA

Samson #1

MagnetoJoJo by foureyedesign

MagnetoJoJoThis post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links and make a purchase, we’ll receive a percentage of the sale. Graphic Policy does purchase items from this site. Making purchases through these links helps support the site.

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