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Archived News-July 2007


Week 2

Saturday July 14, 2007
On Vacation

After today, I will not be providing any updates until Thursday, July 19th. I will be on vacation with my family and will not be near a computer. I hope you will join me on July 19th for more great news and features here at Galactic Voyage and as always, thank you for your understanding and support. Take care!

Posted by: Jedi Power

Saturday July 14, 2007
September, October, And More For 2007

The Official Star Wars Site has provided a look at more Dark Horse Comics for Star Wars fans this Fall.

September 2007
Star Wars Rebellion 10.jpg (63280 bytes)Much has been told about the legacy of the Skywalker family, but until now little has been said of the legacy of Obi-Wan Kenobi! If you think you know the whole story, prepare yourself for a shock. In the wake of the Clone Wars, Obi-Wan fought a lonely battle -- the outcome of which rocks the future of the Star Wars galaxy! Another layer of the Legacy mystery is revealed in Star Wars: Legacy #16, third part of the six-part "Dragon" story arc by John Ostrander, Jan Duursema, Dan Parson and Brad Anderson, with cover art by Travis Charest. It is due out on September 12.

One of the Empire's most valuable secrets is about to be compromised unless Darth Vader can get to it in time! This is the all-action conclusion to "The Ahakista Gambit," a compelling new story set between the events of A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back exploring the Rebel Alliance's desperate struggle against the Galactic Empire. Deep inside an Imperial stronghold, a team of spies led by Wyl Tarson fights for their lives. Loyal to the Rebel cause, each is willing to make the ultimate sacrifice to complete the mission, none realizing that Tarson marches to the orders of someone far more sinister than the Alliance. For Tarson, this is the moment of truth -- will he betray those who trusted him with everything? One thing is certain, once Vader arrives, few will be left alive. The action in Star Wars: Rebellion #10 is delivered in high-octane, widescreen style by writer Rob Williams (Cla$$war, Star Wars Tales) and artist Michel Lacombe (Star Wars Tales, Star Wars Empire), with color by Wil Glass and cover art by Ryan Sook. It is due out on September 12.

Negotiations between the Republic and the Mandalorians come to a head in this unthinkable conclusion to the compelling "Daze of Hate" story arc of the Knights of the Old Republic series. Aboard his massive flagship Arkanian Legacy, Lord Adasca believes his plan to become the most powerful being in the galaxy is about achieve fruition. If he is to be stopped, fugitive Padawan Zayne Carrick must risk it all with a quickly conceived and untested scheme that requires help from none other than his arch-nemesis and former teacher -- Jedi Master Lucien! Yet as these two former enemies spring into action amidst Adasca's carefully controlled meeting of the Republic and the Mandalorians, another plot is set into motion -- one that will seal the fate of several major players forever! Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic #21 is by John Jackson Miller, Bong Dazo, Michael Atiyeh with cover art by Chris Warner. It is due out on September 26.

Venture into new, unexplored territory following the events of Revenge of the Sith! As the crew of the UhumelÚ heads for what they hope will be a big payday, Bomo Greenbark learns the reasons why pilot Crys Taanzer hates not just the Republic and the Empire, but even the Jedi. Events during the Clone Wars forced her to make a decision that she has lived to regret. And, though she cannot know it, her decision has had ramifications for Jedi Master K'Kruhk, as well. The real danger still lies ahead, as betrayal is piled upon betrayal. In the dark times, putting your trust in anyone, it seems, means putting your life on the line! Star Wars: Dark Times #7, the second part of the five-part "Parallels" story-arc, is by Mick Harrison and Dave Ross, with cover art by Zach Howard. It is dude out on September 26.

October 2007
A turning-point issue in the most surprising Legacy arc yet comes out on Halloween. In the heart of the Sith Temple on Coruscant, an unexpected acolyte trains in the ways of the Sith. Captured by Darth Krayt, Cade Skywalker has made an unholy bargain with the usurper Emperor. Is Cade following in the footsteps of Vader? Find out in the fourth part of "Dragon," Star Wars: Legacy #17 by John Ostrander, Jan Duursema, Dan Parson, and Brad Anderson, with cover art by Travis Charest. It is due out on October 31.

Somebody is betrayed, somebody dies in the October issue of Star Wars: Dark Times. Bomo Greenbark and the smuggler crew of the UhumelÚ are caught in the crossfire between two criminal gangs, both of whom want what the crew has. But Captain Heren still has one trick left to play -- and it will result in a dangerous surprise for Jedi Master K'Kruhk, who is half a galaxy away and who believes himself to be out of peril. These are the dark times, and nobody gets away easy -- if they even get out alive! Issue #8 of the series is by Mick Harrison and Dave Ross, with cover art by Zach Howard, and is due out on October 31.

Also out that day is the start of a new story-arc, "Knights of Suffering," in the Knights of the Old Republic series. This tale brings fugitive Padawan Zayne Carrick back to Taris -- the scene of his alleged crime, now overrun by the Mandalorian army! Deep in the lower city of Taris, swoop bike gangs battle Mandalorian troops in the streets. An organized resistance to the invasion was taking shape thanks to an old friend of Zayne's, but something went terribly wrong. Reunions and betrayals follow Zayne into the heart of a war zone in Knights of the Old Republic #22, by John Jackson Miller, Dustin Weaver, Dan Parsons, and Michael Atiyeh (with cover art by Colin Wilson), due out on October 31.

And beyond...
Each month, Dark Horse Comics will bring readers a limited-edition hardcover of the best of Dark Horse's Star Wars graphic novels. Available only through Direct Market retail outlets, each volume's print run is limited to initial orders and will not be reprinted. Throughout the vast reaches of the galaxy, wherever fugitives meet or lawbreakers conspire, one name is always uttered in hushed tones, a name guaranteed to strike fear into the stoutest heart -- Boba Fett. His prices are exorbitant, but if you're looking for revenge, or if you're looking for protection, he'll get the job done.

Of course, if you're looking to reclaim your kidnapped fiancÚ, the heiress to a Hutt's fortune, no price is too exorbitant. Navigating a web of villainy and deceit, Fett will go above and beyond the call to do what he does best -- get it done and get paid! Read about in the ninth volume of the Star Wars: 30th Anniversary Collection, this one containing Boba Fett: Death, Lies and Treachery by John Wagner and Cam Kennedy, with cover art by Mathieu Lauffray. It is due out on November 7.

In December, the tenth volume of the 30th Anniversary Collection brings back a crimson classic. In all the galaxy, there are no more fearsome warriors than the Emperor's Imperial Guard, and none is more loyal than Kir Kanos. But when Carnor Jax -- the most formidable of this elite brotherhood -- betrays the Emperor and orders the murder of the Guard, Kanos must escape to avenge his master. For Kir Kanos, the last loyal Imperial Guard, and the final threat to Jax's rise to power, it is vengeance or death -- there are no alternatives! This installment covers Crimson Empire, by Mike Richardson, Randy Stradley, Paul Gulacy, P. Craig Russell, and Dave Stewart with cover art by Dave Dorman. It is due out on December 5th.

Before that, experience the fall of the Jedi and the rise of the Sith in a new, fresh way with a manga-sized adaptation of Revenge of the Sith comprised of images from the film! Anakin Skywalker becomes the dreaded Darth Vader in this final chapter of the Star Wars prequel trilogy. Pulled from the movie screen and put on the comics page, this unique comic is a must-have for anyone who wants to relive the thrill of Star Wars! The Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith Photo Comic, a 96-page adaptation, is due out on November 21.

The follow up comes early in 2008, as the movie that launched the greatest myth of modern times gets a whole new look with a manga-sized adaptation of Star Wars: A New Hope made up entirely of stills from the film! A 96-page adaptation photo comic is due out on February 27, 2008.


Posted by: Jedi Power

Friday July 13, 2007
Ships Section Updated

Today I have updated the Ships Section with the Ebon Hawk. This fighter was added because of a special request by our good friend Rebel Racer. The page includes a Flash video of the ship to give you something a little more interesting. You can get a listing of ships and vehicles using their picture by type at the Ships Section. Or, if you would like to see an alphabetical listing of all of our ships and vehicles, you can check out the Ship Index. If you have a ship you would like to see me add, then e-mail me the request and I will do my best to add it for you. Enjoy!

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Posted by: Jedi Power

Friday July 13, 2007
New Game Trailers and Website

The Official Star Wars Site has announced the Official Website for Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron. You can now see some of how to customize your characters, see planets, vehicles, weapons, and more! Don't forget to watch the trailer! Another trailer is provided on the new website.

Also, you can now see the new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed! It really looks great! To bad these games won't be available on the PC.


Posted by: Jedi Power

Friday July 13, 2007
Path to the Force - Episode 194

Today we have Episode 194 of Star Wars Galaxies-Path to the Force which has been created by Nathan Ciprick. You will be able to access these stories through the Comics section. Check out the latest episode!

Star Wars Galaxies-Path to the Force-Episode 194 - Could this be the end for E'nac!?!?

Be sure to join us next Friday for the one-hundred and ninety-fifth episode of Star Wars Galaxies-Path to the Force. Then join us every week as we continue to follow the adventures of the Wookiee E'nac from the Star Wars Galaxies videogame in the form of Gamics!


Posted by: Jedi Power

Thursday July 12, 2007
2007 Ornaments From Hallmark

Hallmark has provided a look at their 2007 Star Wars ornament line. Be sure to get yours!

A Jedi Legacy Revealed - Star Wars: A New Hope - Press the button to see Luke's lightsaber light up and hear Obi-Wan present the lightsaber as the elegant weapon of a Jedi Knight. The ornament will sell for $28.00.

The Adventure Begins - Star Wars: A New Hope 30th Anniversary - Press the button to see the Millennium Falcon's engines light up and hear the Star Wars theme. The ornament will sell for $32.00.

R2-D2 & Jawa - Star Wars: A New Hope - This is the 11th ornament in the Star Wars series and will sell for $15.00.

Tusken Raider - Star Wars: A New Hope 30th Anniversary - The Tusken Raider will be available only in limited quantities at Hallmark Gold Crown Store Locations. It will be available on Ornament Premier Weekend July 14-15 and will sell for $15.00.


Posted by: Jedi Power

Thursday July 12, 2007
New Battlefront Edition PSP

Engadget has an article featuring the new and improved Son PSP. It will be lighter, thinner, faster and come in a Star Wars Battlefront special edition that will include the image of Darth Vader on the unit. This special edition will be available in September for $199.99 and will be packed with the new Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron. Be sure to read the entire article that includes pictures from the event!


Posted by: Jedi Power

Thursday July 12, 2007
The Force Unleashed on "E.T."

The Official Star Wars Site has announced that this evening (Thursday, July 12), "Entertainment Tonight" is scheduled to host the world TV premiere of a special preview of "The Force Unleashed," including the very first look anywhere at the trailer for the next chapter of the Star Wars Saga, which debuts from LucasArts in Spring 2008. Be sure to check your local listings for the exact time and channel in your area, then tune in to "Entertainment Tonight" for this special preview of this exciting new Star Wars adventure!


Posted by: Jedi Power

Wednesday July 11, 2007
Guy LagacÚ's Climactic Battlescenes

Today I have updated the last image in Guy LagacÚ's Climactic Battlescenes section. This was the sixteenth in the series for this section. Remember that these images were his vision of scenes from movies that had not been created. This image was Guy's take on the attack on Geonosis for Episode II. Be sure to also see other great artists in the Featured Artists section and stay tuned for images from Guy's next section. Enjoy!

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Posted by: Jedi Power

Tuesday July 10, 2007
Movies Section Updated

Today I have added a new European Star Wars TV commercial featuring the Ewok Village from the 1983 Return of the Jedi Collection. You can find this commercial and others over in the Movies Section under TVáCommercials. If you have other commercials that I do not have listed, please be sure to send them in!


Posted by: Jedi Power

Monday July 09, 2007
Alien Species Section Updated

Today I have updated the Alien Species section with a new entry. The latest addition to this new section is the Anomid. I know there are many, many more, but I will get to those slowly but surely. If there is a specific species that you would like to request, please let me know and I will do my best to post it for you. Enjoy!

Posted by: Jedi Power

Monday July 09, 2007
Path to the Force - Episode 193

Today we have Episode 193 of Star Wars Galaxies-Path to the Force which has been created by Nathan Ciprick. You will be able to access these stories through the Comics section. Check out the latest episode!

Star Wars Galaxies-Path to the Force-Episode 193

Be sure to check back later this week for the one-hundred and ninety-fourth episode of Star Wars Galaxies-Path to the Force. Then join us every week as we continue to follow the adventures of the Wookiee E'nac from the Star Wars Galaxies videogame in the form of Gamics!


Posted by: Jedi Power