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Theories on why -THAT- character is missing from the “Star Wars IX” teaser

For the tens and tens of Star Wars fans hoping that Episode IX would also mean the rise of Tico, those hopes took a hit last week when Lucasfilm released the first Rise of Skywalker teaser/trailer. So what happened to the galaxy’s most famous, moralizing potato sack? We’ve got some theories, so let’s explore and let us know what you

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Brie Larson to play Mara Jade in “Star Wars Episode IX”

She’s been dropping hints for weeks, but now Lucasfilm has confirmed that Brie Larson will be joining the cast of Star Wars: Episode IX… as fan-favorite Mara Jade! Larson reacted to the announcement on social media. “I’m double-plus happy to be joining the Star Wars universe as the most iconic character in James (sic) Lucas’ canon!” Larson became a divisive

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From “Star Trek” to “Star Wars” – The Rise of J. J. Abrams (opinion)

On the 20th of December, people will take a break from the holidays to watch The Rise of Skywalker. The timing of the movie virtually assures Disney of a hit regardless of fan support. Fans are concerned the success of the movie will lead to more DISNEY Star Wars versus stories that respect the previous lore. It’s a well-founded fear.

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SNK 40th Anniversary Collection coming to Xbox One in May, “Baseball Stars” added as Xbox exclusive

Despite being available for Nintendo Switch and PS4 for months, Xbox One owners are finally getting a chance to play the SNK 40th Anniversary Collection on 3 May. While the Xbox One version will be a digital-only release, SNK is adding the classic arcade sports title Baseball Stars as an Xbox One exclusive. Here’s a full list of the titles included with

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Review: “Playing at the Next Level” (SEGA Dreamcast Anniversary Special)

Welcome back to SEGA Dreamcast 20th Anniversary Week at The Splintering! Today we’re reviewing Playing at the Next Level in which author Ken Horowitz details the history of SEGA of America with an emphasis on SEGA’s U.S. development teams and some of their more notable games.* Starting with the ill-fated Master System and continuing all the way until SEGA’s swan

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Headshot Comics’ “Galactic Rodents of Mayhem” are heavily-armed Capybaras in space

On Monday, independent comic book creator and Headshot Comics founder Gilbert Deltrez (Lair, Pistolera) launched his latest project via Indiegogo: Galactic Rodents of Mayhem.* Written by Deltrez and illustrated by Sebastian Navas, GROM is a girthy 110-page graphic novel inspired by old school sci-fi franchises such as Star Wars and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Here’s the sales pitch straight from

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Ethan Van Sciver’s Cyberfrog raises half a million dollars; becomes most successful crowdfunded comic book in history

On Monday, the crowdfunding campaign for Cyberfrog: Blood Honey ended as a massive success, raising 6659% of its original goal for a total of $535,012 – that’s over half a million dollars, folks. For those keeping track, it’s also a new record for a crowdfunded comic book. Cyberfrog is the creation of veteran comic book artist and YouTube Star Wars

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Sony to adapt Valiant’s “Faith” comic to the big screen, 6 actresses who could do the part justice (humor)

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a solar eclipse! It’s an angry Egyptian manatee god! It’s FAITH! Sony Pictures has announced plans to develop a movie version of Faith based on the Valiant Comics series with Neal Moritz, Toby Jaffe and Dan Mintz attached to produce and Escape Room writer Maria Melnik to pen the script. Created by Jim Shooter

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Drowning in unsold Rose Tico toys, Hasbro finds life raft by acquiring Power Rangers

This past Tuesday, toy maker Hasbro agreed to acquire several children’s entertainment franchises from Saban Entertainment including the Power Rangers for around $520 million in cash and stock. The deal follows some tough financial times for Hasbro, who is looking to diversify their revenue streams outside of toys following a loss of $112.5 million last quarter ending 1 April. The

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Disappointed backers of “Stealing Solo” comic to receive a reprinted book

Over the last week, backers of Jeff Hicks’ crowdfunded Star Wars-inspired parody Stealing Solo began receiving their long-awaited books in the mail. Unfortunately, instead of being treated as premium collectibles and shipped accordingly, the books were received with no protective envelope or packaging, with the mailing address physically stamped directly on the back cover (like a Victoria’s Secret catalogue… What?).

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John Hervey’s martial arts action graphic novel “Black Tiger: Legacy of Fury” hits Indiegogo

Late last week, independent comic book creator John Hervey launched a crowdfunding campaign for Black Tiger: Legacy of Fury, a 158-page action/adventure graphic novel collecting all six issues of the Black Tiger mini-series (which are currently only available in digital form). The book is written by John Hervey (Troubleman), with pencils by Rod Luper (Star Wars: Outlander) and Diego Bernard (Witchblade), inks by Arne Starr (The Legion

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Comic creator Gilbert Deltrez reacts to the last-minute rally of his “Galactic Rodents of Mayhem” Indiegogo campaign

Over the weekend, the crowdfunding campaign for Headshot Comics’ Galactic Rodents of Mayhem ended successfully, rallying in the final hours to cross the $20 thousand threshold.* It was a dramatic last minute roller coaster ride for those watching (for me, at least), but that last-day uncertainty never shook GROM creator, Gilbert Deltrez. We got the chance to ask Deltrez a

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Fantasy Western graphic novel “Six-Gun Gorilla” fully funded on Indiegogo

Over the weekend, the crowdfunding campaign for Six-Gun Gorilla: Long Days of Vengeance ended successfully, raising nearly $4 thousand from a total of 90 backers. The Six-Gun Gorilla graphic novel collects the first 6-issue arc for a simian-sized total of 144 pages. Written by Brian Christgau and featuring illustrations by Adrián Sibar (Batgirl, Star Wars), Six-Gun Gorilla is described as

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SEGA reveals the final 12 games included with the Genesis Mini

Before we start, who called Alisia Dragoon being added to the SEGA Genesis Mini? This guy! … Well, we didn’t so much “call it” as we put it on our wishlist. Either way, it’s still great that Alisia Dragoon is even a small part of the current gaming conversation, because it’s excellent. All that gloating aside, SEGA has announced the

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Our wishlist for the last 10 Genesis Mini games (SEGA Week Special)

SEGA has been knocking it out of the park with the games announced for their upcoming Genesis Mini. The first 30 of the 40 pre-installed titles have now been revealed, with the list of confirmed games below: Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle Altered Beast Beyond Oasis Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse Castlevania: Bloodlines Comix Zone Contra: Hard Corps

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Hero or Traitor? Andre Frattino introduces “Tokyo Rose” to a new generation in his graphic novel (Interview)

Earlier in March, writer Andre Frattino launched a Kickstarter campaign for Tokyo Rose: Zero Hour, an all-new one-shot graphic novel written by Frattino and featuring illustrations by Kate Kasenow. We got a chance to have a quick back and forth with Frattino, who was gracious enough to respond to our questions on the Tokyo Rose campaign. As always, the answers

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“Joe King” Indiegogo campaign ends successfully; still available in-demand

On Monday, the Indiegogo campaign for Joe King vs. World’s Greatest Averagehero ended successfully, raising 182% of its goal for a total of $910. It may not have been the loftiest funding goal, but all flavors of success are sweet. Written and illustrated by Canadian comic creator George Peter Gatsis, Joe King is a 32-page superhero parody graphic novel seemingly

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Is Bandai Namco’s mysterious “Rad” actually a revival of 90’s NES platformer “Totally Rad”?

Bandai Namco recently trademarked several logos in the United States prominently featuring the word “rad”. Check them out for yourself below. As Gematsu points out, the logos feature fallout shelter and mushroom cloud imagery, suggesting that Rad may refer to “radiation.” Pfffft! Thanks for the expert analysis guys, but if you’ll allow us to speculate wildly for just a sec,

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Ethan Van Sciver launches Indiegogo campaign for new “Cyberfrog” comic, fully funded in 20 minutes

On Wednesday, comic book artist and YouTubeStar Wars commentator Ethan Van Sciver launched the long-awaited crowdfunding campaign for Cyberfrog: Blood Honey on Indiegogo. Originally seeking 8 thousand dollars to fully fund the project, that benchmark was reached roughly 20 minutes after the campaign went live. Van Sciver (Scriver?) created and published Cyberfrog comics from 1993 to 1998, but abandoned the

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