Free Comic Book Day. It’s not until May, but we learned today that The Clone Wars will be among the offerings. (Dark Horse will also have an Avatar: The Last Airbender comic.)
Fiction returns to Insider. Paul S. Kemp has turned in a short story destined for the magazine. It stars Darth Malgus of his upcoming Old Republic novel, Deceived, so I expect we’ll be seeing it early in the new year.
Chattage. Del Rey will be holding a Vortex chat with author Troy Denning on their Star Wars Books Facebook next Wednesday.
Interview. Geeks are Sexy interviews Daniel Wallace about The Jedi Path.
Podcasts. The ForceCast has launched a new EU-focused show, Jedi Journals, with RebelScum staffers Chris Wyman and “Jovial” Jay Shepard. I have yet to listen, but am assured that they know their stuff!
I just got back from the comic store and just realized that I forgot to pick up Star Wars Adventures. Curses! I guess that’s half the excuse I need to go back for Free Comic Book Day.
But my real point here is that Dark Horse has come through with three – count ’em – three previews: Legacy #36, Knights of the Old Republic #41, and The Clone Wars #6.
And for the Brits, here’s a peek at The Clone Wars UK Comic #5.7.
Lots of booty for comic fans Wednesday with Legacy #35, Star Wars Adventures: Han Solo and the Hollow Moon of Khorya, and the sixth Knights of the Old Republic collection, Vindication.
And don’t forget that this Saturday is Free Comic Book Day, and you’ll be able to pick up a Clone Wars story, among others. Also, Henry Gilroy, John Jackson Miller, Ramón Pérez, and Matt and Shawn Fillbach are among the Dark Horse folks doing signings.
As announced last December, Dark Horse Comics is releasing Star Wars comics as part of their annual freebie book for Free Comic Book Day, which is on Saturday, May 2, 2009. A preview of the book is up – and it contains a Kit Fisto story, ‘The Gauntlet of Death‘. The free 28 page comic will also contain stories of Emily the Strange, Usagi Yojimbo and other Dark Horse properties suitable for all ages, and has a flip cover. Dark Horse also had a second freebie book for 2009, with a flip cover, helping to relaunch their Aliens and Predator comic tie-in series – check out the preview.
Dark Horse is among the Gold Sponsors for next year’s Free Comic Book Day, and their offering will feature “the greatest heroes of The Clone Wars,” inside and on one of the comic’s two covers. It’s not a dedicated Star Wars issue, but this is the first time since 2006 that the franchise has had a spotlight. 2009’s Free Comic Book Day is set for Saturday, May 2.
There’s no better time to visit your local comic book store than Free Comic Book Day, aka this Saturday. Although there are no Star Wars titles this year, there will be miniatures from WOTC.
And it’s as good a time as any to try a Star Wars comic or two – I’d recommend going for trades – the first two Legacy graphic novels are out, and Star Wars Tales is always a good bet. (Yes, you can get them at Borders or B&N, but most comic book stores are independently run and could use the support.) Comic fans, what would you recommend?
Head out to your local comic book store tomorrow for Free Comic Book Day. No Star Wars offerings this year, but free comics are free comics, and some stores will have writers, artists, and 501st in attendance.
I totally forgot it’s Free Comic Book Day! Find a shop near you to pick up Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures and many other fine comics. Because it’s free.