July 2013 Preview

July is shaping up to potentially mark a big month for fandom news. Consecutive weekends in the second half of the month will host San Diego Comic-Con and Star Wars Celebration Europe II. Whether it’s movies, television, or Star Wars, it’s sure to be an interesting couple of weeks.

Star Wars – Kay reviews the latest Expanded Universe novel, Troy Denning’s Crucible. Also look for a review of recent Dark Horse comic storylines. And depending on what news breaks from the convention, we may have a lot more to say.

Korra’s Heroine’s Journey – Lex revisits the Seeking Strong Female Heroines series with a discussion of The Legend of Korra and its titular character, including how her Heroine’s Journey compares to others we’ve written about previously.

Here are a few of the other things we’re looking forward to in July:

New Star Wars Books

  • William Shakespeare’s Star Wars – July 2nd
  • Crucible – July 9th

New Star Wars Comics

  • Star Wars #7 – July 10th
  • Legacy: Prisoner of the Floating World #5 – July 24th
  • Dawn of the Jedi: Prisoner of Bogan (TPB) – July 31st
  • Agent of the Empire: Hard Targets (TPB) – July 31st

New Movies

  • The Lone Ranger – July 3rd
  • Despicable Me 2 – July 3rd
  • Pacific Rim – July 12th
  • Red 2 – July 19th
  • The Wolverine – July 26th

Returning and Premiering Television Series

  • Marvel’s Avengers Assemble – July 7th at 11:00 a.m. on Disney XD
  • Covert Affairs – July 16th at 9:00 p.m. on USA
  • Suits – July 16th at 10:00 p.m. on USA

Television Series Season Finales

  • Defiance – July 8th
  • Warehouse 13 – July 8th

New Releases on DVD

  • The Legend of Korra: Book One: Air – July 9th
  • Warehouse 13: Season Four – July 9th
  • G.I. Joe: Retaliation – July 30th