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A Blockade Runner Halloween 2018 – The Blockade Runner Podcast #80

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We get into the spooky spirit of Halloween this week by taking a look at the first four issues of IDW’s Tales From Vader’s Castle series in the first portion of this Halloween-themed episode. The back half of the show features a discussion of the similarities between The Force Awakens and this year’s new Halloween film, both of which walk the line between sequel, reboot, and reimagining (and are both really, really great).

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Wendig Wednesday – The Blockade Runner Podcast #79

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This week’s episode is all about Star Wars novel and comic author Chuck Wendig, his work, and Marvel’s choice to fire him last week. We spend at least the first half of the episode discussing Marvel’s call to remove Chuck from the Star Wars books he was working on “for having a mind of his own,” and we’re not happy about it. We felt it was important to address and we wanted to voice our support for Chuck who we believe is responsible not only for some excellent Star Wars stories, but for speaking up against injustice and being unafraid to take a stand on important issues regardless of the fallout. The final portion of the show features a discussion of Chuck’s Star Wars work and the contributions he’s made to the property.

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The Mandalorian + NYCC 2018 News – The Blockade Runner Podcast #77

 

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This week we’re catching up on recent Star Wars news, including Lucasfilm’s The Mandalorian reveal and the toys and publishing announcements coming out of NYCC 2018. Other highlights include the debut of Our Star Wars Stories and the wrestlers that hail from the same parts as Ryan. Also, we find out out *while recording* that Resistance is live on the Disney Now app, but somehow push through and finish the show.

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Star Wars at SDCC 2018 – The Blockade Runner Podcast #71

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Ryan and John break down all of the Star Wars news coming out of San Diego Comic Con 2018. Join us as we look at:

  • TV: The return of Star Wars: The Clone Wars to Disney’s direct-to-consumer streaming service!
  • Novels: Queen’s Shadow, Master & Apprentice, and the Solo novelization
  • Youth Publishing: Lando’s Luck, Pirate’s Price, Star Wars Choose Your Destiny: A Luke and Leia Adventure, and Star Wars: Search Your Feelings
  • Comics: Tales from Vader’s Castle, Age of Republic/Rebellion/Resistance macro-series,  and the Solo adaptation
  • Toys: Vintage Collection, Black Series, and Solo Force Link 2.0 figures and playsets

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Star Wars: The Power of the 90s (1994) – The Blockade Runner Podcast #70

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Ryan and John return to the 90s to discuss all of the Star Wars books, comics, games, and merchandise releases from 1994. Join us as we look at:

  • Books: The Jedi Academy Trilogy, The Courtship of Princess Leia, The Crystal Star, A Guide to the Star Wars Universe (2nd Edition), The Art of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, and West End Games’s The Last Command Sourcebook and Star Wars Adventure Journals #1
  • Comics: Droids, Classic Star Wars, Classic Star Wars: The Early Adventures, and Tales of the Jedi: Dark Lords of the Sith
  • Games: Super Return of the Jedi and Tie Fighter
  • Plus: The inaugural issue of Star Wars Insider and the start of The Phantom Menace pre-production!

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My Signed Star Wars Comics Collection

After the Disney deal went through and the canon “rebooted,” I made a commitment to start fresh collecting Star Wars comics in earnest. I had a handful of original Marvel books and kept up with the Dark Horse titles for a few years, but I was never fully able to catch up (same with the novels, etc.). The continuity reorganization gave me a fresh starting point and as of this moment I’ve read pretty much every Star Wars comic published since the change. I love what Marvel, IDW, and the Lucasfilm Story Group have been doing with the comics, bringing in some of the absolute best talent in the industry to tell great stories that compliment the films. I’ve been fortunate enough to meet some of this talent at various conventions over the past few years, and it has been great to be able to let them know how much I appreciate the work they’ve been doing (and to get signatures for my collection). So that’s what this post is all about, just sharing the books I’ve had signed and my appreciation for the creators.

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Solo TV Clips & Spots Plus Poe Dameron #26 – The Blockade Runner Podcast – May 14th, 2018

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This episode features two separate conversations with a few different members of the Blockade Runner crew. First up, Kevin and John discuss the recently released Solo TV spots as well as two short scenes from the film shown on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Ryan and John follow that up with some discussion of Poe Dameron #26 which features the first post-TLJ storytelling we’re aware of from Lucasfilm. We also briefly touch on Star Wars Adventures and some other Star Wars publishing as we ride out the last couple of week’s waiting for Solo: A Star Wars Story to release.

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