The folks behind "Star Wars" fiction in print get free reign to explore different time periods in the science-fiction universe first created by George Lucas decades ago. We've seen what life in the Old Republic was like, when the Sith were a force as large and as powerful as the Empire. We've followed our favorite heroes from the movie trilogies, through the Clone Wars, the dark times of Emperor Palpatine, and the Yuuzhan Vong invasion. We've even seen the distant future, a bleak moment when Palpatine's vision of a Galactic Sith ruling party is realized by one Darth Krayt.
Now, Dark Horse Comics and Del Rey Books are preparing to wind things back to the age before the Sith Order collapsed beneath the tyranny of Darth Bane's Rule of Two.
"Star Wars: Knight Errant" follows Kerra Holt, a lone Jedi Knight operating in Sith territory, far beyond the reach or aid of her Jedi Masters. The ongoing series kicks off in October with a Dark Horse comic written by John Jackson Miller and a tie-in novel (also authored by Miller) to be released next year. Interior art for the comic is provided by Federico Dallocchio.
MTV News has your exclusive first look at two covers from "Knight Errant" featuring the work of artists Joe Quinones and Dave Ross. We also have some details from Miller himself about what fans can look forward to in this new era for the "Star Wars" universe. Read More...
Dark Horse published "Star Wars: Purge" in 2005, a one-shot that picked up in the aftermath of Order 66, a.k.a. The Day The Jedi Died. The comic followed Darth Vader as he searched Coruscant for stray Jedi, hoping that one would lead him to his former master, Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Today brings the release of a second "Purge" one-shot, subtitled "The Hidden Blade." The story opens on a remote, newly conquered world. Emperor Palpatine has dispatched the Dark Lord of the Sith to oversee the production of AT-AT walkers as the Imperial garrison consolidates its strength in the face of continuing assaults from the planet's indigenous people.
When Vader picks up faint traces of a Jedi, he's faced with a choice: stay with the garrison to lead the defense or disobey the Emperor's command and head out to find the rogue Force-wielder. Read More...
A few weeks ago, I reviewed the first issue of Dark Horse's new series, "Mass Effect: Redemption," spun off from the popular BioWare-developed RPG video games. The opening of the planned ongoing storyline was great, filled with fan service and continuing the story of Commander Shepard as it was laid out in the first game. The series opens before the events of "Mass Effect 2," which hits stores next week.
I subsequently had the rare pleasure of interviewing Casey Hudson, project director on the "Mass Effect 2" team at BioWare. While our talk focused mostly on the coming game release, I managed to slip in a few questions about the Dark Horse series.
Hudson had some interesting things to say about the planned arc for these comics, as they'll extend beyond prequel territory and into the game's core story. Sort of. Read More...
In just a few short weeks, gamers will explore the galaxy once again with Commander Shepard in "Mass Effect 2." No need to wait until then to reacquaint yourself with BioWare's refreshingly original sci-fi scenario however. On newsstands today is issue one of "Mass Effect: Redemption," the fruits of a collaboration between's the game's developer and Dark Horse Comics.
Let's get the simple facts out of the way first: if you haven't played or aren't familiar with the "Mass Effect" universe, "Redemption" is not the best place to start. The beginnings of a story laid out in the first issue entertain, but newcomers will be lost without the proper context. The first game excelled at introducing players to BioWare's multi-layered intergalactic society in drip-feed helpings. "Redemption" expects that you know why Elcor talk the way they do and what bone the humans have to pick with everyone else.
As re-introductions go however, it's just what you're looking for. (Oh, and consider this your SPOILER ALERT.) Read More...
Created on a budget of less than $15,000 and shunted along in the festival circuit for roughly two years, "Paranormal Activity" is one of the most noteworthy films released this year. The found-footage horror flick emerged this fall as a top box-office earner, setting records as the most profitable film of all time. Considering the out-of-nowhere success, it's no surprise that tie-ins are only just starting to trickle out.
One of those tie-ins is "Paranormal Activity: The Search for Katie," a digital comic for iPhone and iPod Touch published by IDW. The story picks up after the events of the film, so needless to say, there are SPOILERS AHEAD.
The first issue of the new series was released as a self-contained App, downloadable for $0.99, and promised some answers for fans regarding what became of Katie after the terrifying final minutes of the movie. Read More...
The image up above this text is a sneak preview of the EXCLUSIVE "Sherlock Holmes" clip that you'll be able to see on today's episode of "Behind the Screen." It's a pretty action-packed sequence that we've got for you, and taken from relatively early in the movie, so don't worry about any spoilers. It's a great flick, surprisingly faithful to the Holmes mythology while mixing in liberal amounts of impressively staged action. Read More...
The time is here folks. Stop reading and proceed directly to the MTV Movies home page. Why? Don't you know by now?!!?!?!? "Avatar" director James Cameron, along with stars Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana are answering questions from fans -- submitted on MTV.com or via the Facebook event page -- about the movie in a special MTV live stream event.
What are you still doing here? Go watch (starting at 3pm EST/12pm PST)!!
We've been blasting you all week with "Avatar" updates on MTV Movies Blog, and now the day is finally here. This afternoon, at 3pm EST/12pm PST, director James Cameron and stars Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana will sit down to answer questions put to them by fans on MTV and Facebook. The event will be streamed live on the MTV.com Movies homepage. In addition to having all of those burning questions you might have about the 3-D mega-blockbuster answered, you'll also get to see a little slice of the movie thanks to an all-new clip.
While "Avatar" fans have much to look forward to this afternoon, there's more to come from MTV before the movie hits theaters on December 18. Soon, before that date, the latest episode of "Behind the Screen" will air. The centerpiece for this new episode will be "Avatar," with exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and clips to hype you up for the coming release. Get psyched, people.
In less than 24 hours from now, "Avatar" fans will have the opportunity to have their questions about the movie answered by the director, James Cameron, and two of its stars, Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana. The fun starts at 3pm EST/12pm PST tomorrow right here on MTV.com and MTV Movies Blog. The session will last for 30 minutes, and you'll be able to send in your questions in real time, either directly through the website or through a portal on Facebook.
There's plenty more "Avatar" action coming from MTV as well, in advance of the highly anticipated 3-D blockbuster's December 18 release. The movie will be a featured component in the next episode of MTV's "Behind the Screen," which will air shortly before the theatrical release with a jam-packed collection of interviews, premiere coverage and exclusive clips. Speaking of clips, tomorrow's Q&A will also feature a brand-new clip for you to enjoy. Lots of "Avatar" mania is incoming starting tomorrow, so lock your browsers on MTV.com if you want to keep up with the latest.
FROM MOVIES BLOG: Back in May, J.J. Abrams delighted fans and newcomers alike with his mass audience-friendly (yet still fan-serving) reboot of "Star Trek." It's been a six month wait, but finally we all get to enjoy the movie at home thanks to today's Blu-ray/DVD release. What many people may not realize however, is that the wait could have been longer.
"Trek" was originally set to hit theaters on Christmas Day in 2008. Paramount chose to delay that release to May 2009, which turned out pretty well. Abrams didn't mind either, since it gave him extra time to ensure that the movie would have something for all who might be interested. "We had the luxury of time," he said in a recent interview with MTV's Josh Horowitz. "I would argue that literally the last ten days of our post process we did 30% of the work."
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