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Out this week: Fanboys, No Prisoners, KOTOR

Fanboys is coming out on DVD tomorrow, and if you’re in Los Angeles you can head over to a release party then… Or one in San Diego tonight.

On the book front Tuesday is a big day for Traviss fans, as The Clone Wars: No Prisoners and the Order 66 paperback will both be in stores. And the comic fans can look forward to Knights of the Old Republic #41 on Wednesday.

The Clone Wars as a season, why little boys like Star Wars and more…

The Clone Wars: Storm Over Ryloth

Several reviewers have summed up their opinions after seeing a whole season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. IGN gives it a 7.7 out of 10, saying “it has a ton of great action and adventure, is increasingly great to look at, and has had some surprisingly effective character moments.”, calling out ‘Rookies’, ‘Cloak of Darkness’ and ‘Trespass’ among their favorite episodes. Ki-Aaaron-Mundi blogs about the impressive first season on his sw.com blog, pointing out the good, the bad, and the ugly. Lazypadawan highlights the sophistication of the writing, and the great new characters.

Reviews are also coming in for the Star Wars: The Clone Wars DVD – A Galaxy Divided (containing 4 episodes containing 4 episodes: the Yoda-centric ‘Ambush’ and the Malevolence three-parter). IGN also panned it for weak episodes and no extras – good for kids, but adults should wait for the full season 1 release. SWCloneWarsReviews sums it up: the reviewer bought the DVD so you don’t have to.

Meanwhile, SW.com takes a look at the latest issue of the UK’s The Clone Wars comic/magazine. EUCantina reported on briefly seeing “The Force Unleashed – Special Edition” on Gamefly, releasing at the end of September.

And the Washington Post’s Parenting blog looks at Star Wars and other kid obsessions, keying off of a Slate article by Emily Bazelon on why Star Wars resonates with little boys.

The Clone Wars is over for now, but hey! DVDs!

And so the first season of The Clone Wars ended on Friday with a ‘Hostage Crisis’. Dave Filoni talks about bounty hunters in the episode commentary, and Bonnie interviews Corey Burton, who voices Cad Bane, Count Dooku and Ziro the Hutt. And don’t forget about the S2 preview!

The Clone Wars explores Ahsoka’s existential crisis

The Clone Wars: Storm Over Ryloth

Tomorrow’s new episode, ‘Storm Over Ryloth’ kicks off the Ryloth trilogy. Apparently it will be epic. Or something.

NYCC: Report from Steve Sansweet’s panel

Not a ton of breaking news here… The bulk of TFN’s report deals with some Clone Wars stuff, including some deleted scenes and a peek at the S1 finale. (Speaking of: Cartoon Network has picked up the second season, shocking absolutely no one.)

But we can expect a Celebration V announcement sometime this summer!

Rumor: The Clone Wars on DVD in March?

TFN has a source saying that there are tentative plans to release the first set of The Clone Wars DVDs – the first part of the season – on March 25th. (A Wednesday? One strike.)

Assuming Cartoon Network takes no more breaks, the season’s last episode will air on the 20th… And perhaps the second half on DVD in June, if any of this pans out.

UPDATE: And things just got a lot more solid… it’s in Previews! Click over to the TFN link for scans.