Canon Comic Review: Star Wars #23

Star Wars #23

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Star Wars #23 provides some welcomed context to the rebel’s mission of stealing a Star Destroyer, Han and Leia’s flirting annoys everyone on the massive ship, and the SCAR troopers finally join the fray. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Star Wars #23”

Yoda-Centric Star Wars Comic Arc Announced, New On-Going Series Teased

Yoda arc and new on-going teasedIn my review of the last “Journals of Old Ben Kenobi,” the one-off tales that split up new arcs for the Star Wars mainline comic series, I wrote that it had, “a sense of finality” to it and I’d be okay if they didn’t return to his time on Tatooine (though I’d gladly take more). Technically they will be returning, but instead of a tale of Obi-Wan’s deeds it’ll be of Yoda’s deeds. And not only is it a full arc instead of a one-off, it’ll be drawn by Salvador Larroca, the genius artist behind the Darth Vader series. Can this just come out now, please?!? Also, it looks like those curious to see what new on-going will replace the DV series might have their first clues as what to expect (*cough*Aprha*cough*). More details below! Continue reading “Yoda-Centric Star Wars Comic Arc Announced, New On-Going Series Teased”

Young Reader Review: The Force Awakens: Finn’s Story

The Force Awakens: Finn's Story

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Set in the same vein as Rey’s Story, a young reader’s adaptation of The Force Awakens which showed the events of the film through Rey’s eyes, released earlier this year, comes Finn’s Story. Jesse Holland re-tells the narrative of The Force Awakens through Finn’s eyes, maybe one of the most undeveloped points of the view in the Sequel Trilogy so far. Is there enough worth gleaning from Finn’s eyes to justify another retreading of the film?

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Rogue One Merchandising Blitz Begins, Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel Synopsis Reveals Film’s Backstory

Jyn Erso Go RogueWhile you might have gotten excited for all the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story merchandise that was revealed recently, your wallet is doing its best to hide in a corner somewhere because it knows what’s best for you. Much like with The Force Awaken‘s merchandise, Rogue One‘s will also get a “Force Friday” release, this time on September 30. But if winning contests by making cool Star Wars related videos is more your speed, there’s been a Go Rogue contest announced, launching alongside a series of sorts involving upcoming Rogue One toys. And lastly, the prequel tie-in novel for the film, Catalyst, gets a detailed synopsis which includes some possible slight spoilers for RO. Find out more about all the news below! Continue reading “Rogue One Merchandising Blitz Begins, Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel Synopsis Reveals Film’s Backstory”

Legendary Adventures: The Lost Tribe of the Sith

Legendary Adventures #2: The Lost Tribe of the Sith

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The Legendary Adventures should have started with the Dawn of the Jedi: Into the Void. But let me tell you upfront: This review series is not going to be strict about order. If anything, I’ll be strict about buying novels with the Legends banner. With that in mind, we start with The Lost Tribe of the Sith! And, let me tell you: I wish I started with Dawn of the Jedi.

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Canon Comic Review: Han Solo #3

Han Solo #3

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Is the Empire Han Solo’s biggest threat on his mission to rescue wayward Rebellion spies or is it one of the spies themselves? Han Solo #3 deepens the mystery at the core of the story, takes a good long look at what makes Han tick, raises questions about Loo Re Anno, and introduces someone who’ll cause even more trouble for Han and Chewie…plus they still have a race to run! All those things add up to Han Solo quickly becoming my favorite new series of 2016. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Han Solo #3”

Legendary Adventures: Scourge

Legendary Adventures #1 Scourge

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I’m back! (He says, again.) As a glitch in the Disney XD app keeps me locked out of viewing The Freemaker Adventures, I am failing to get my Star Wars fix. With the hype train barreling toward Rogue One and the premiere of Rebels Season 3 (a review of which you can read here), I’m feeling the compulsive drive toward the galaxy far, far away…with nothing to read or watch! So join me as I travel back to a time where super weapons were a dime a dozen, more than one Hutt wielded a lightsaber, Darth Vader’s glove has magical powers, mountains weep, and the Solo kids are kidnapped every day ending in “y”! My first step: Star Wars: Scourge! 

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Canon Comic Review: Star Wars #22

Star Wars #22

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After the Star Wars series took an issue to introduce a new, deadly squad of stormtroopers, issue #22 begins “The Last Flight of the Harbinger” arc proper with the Rebellion attempting to steal a Star Destroyer. While not the best this series has ever offered, it does at least end on some tantalizing promises for where this arc can go. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Star Wars #22”

The Curious Case of Governor Arihnda Pryce

The Curious Case of Governor Pryce

There’s more to being a Head Butler than tidying up the Manor, especially since those mynocks tend to make a mess of everything (well, anything with a power source that is), and occasionally even we members of the service caste get some free time. Thusly, one develops hobbies to bide the time between guests at the Manor, and mine has become being a detective…a detective of the growing Star Wars story. With “The Curious Case of…” series, I’ll show you what I’ve found…

I’m just excited as the next fan that Grand Admiral Thrawn is in canon now, set to appear in Star Wars Rebels‘ third season, but there’s someone I’m way more intrigued by at the moment, coming to the show in the same season: Lothal Governor Arihnda Pyrce. As I mentioned in my review of the Rebels‘ season three premiere, “Steps into Shadow,” I didn’t find Thrawn as interesting as Pyrce because he’s a known entity, in that anyone who has read the Thrawn Trilogy has a good idea what to expect out of him: studying his opponent’s art to find their weaknesses, a brilliant 5-steps ahead of you strategy that will make any chess player jealous, etc. But Governor Pyrce has pretty much been a non-entity in the show and suddenly in her first appearance not only is shown as practically an equal to Grand Moff Tarkin but she’s standing right by Thrawn’s side after she demanded he be brought in. How did she go from a character barely mentioned in season one, rarely in season two, to hanging out with the two most recognizable Imperials who have names that start with “T?” After some careful research, I’ve uncovered ewok crumbs leading straight to the answer thanks to the forward-thinking work of the Lucasfilm Story Group. Be curious no more about Governor Arihnda Pyrce, as Detective Mynock is on the case… Continue reading “The Curious Case of Governor Arihnda Pryce”