Canon Young Adult Novel Review: Ahsoka

Ahsoka novel

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Ahsoka, by E.K. Johnston, is a YA novel that sheds a little light on the fan favorite eponymous character’s life post-The Clone Wars, pre-Star Wars Rebels. Johnston captures reader engagement with an excellent portrayal of Ahsoka Tano, dream character meetings, and a small focus, though that focus, the book’s pacing, and some questionable compositional choices do hinder the overall experience. Overall, Ahsoka fans or people looking for a quick and fun Star Wars book shouldn’t be deterred though, as there is still plenty to enjoy despite the flaws. Continue reading “Canon Young Adult Novel Review: Ahsoka”

Star Wars Rebels Review: “The Last Battle”

Star Wars Rebels Season Three The Last Battle

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Fans of The Clone Wars will find several familiar things in Star Wars Rebels‘ latest, “The Last Battle,” as Rex finds himself fighting alongside the Jedi again in a battle against Separatist droids who didn’t quite get the message the war was over. Come for the nostalgia, stay for the all too important and overlooked questions raised about the Clone War in another fine entry for season three. Continue reading “Star Wars Rebels Review: “The Last Battle””

Canon Comic Review: Han Solo #4

Han Solo #4

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The Millennium Falcon gets crowded in Han Solo #4 as all the spies, with each one being a potential traitor, come together at last. But will Han finish the mission or risk it all by trying to finish the race? A revealing chat with Loo Re Anno, the first of the spies to die, and the giant threat awaiting each Dragon Void Run pilot in the final leg make this an exciting lead up to the series finale. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Han Solo #4”

Star Wars Rebels Review: “Hera’s Heroes”

Star Wars Rebels Season Three Hera's Heroes

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Hera Syndulla comes face-to-face with Grand Admiral Thrawn after she takes on a personal mission to recover a family heirloom in Star Wars Rebels latest, “Hera’s Heroes.” While a fun and revealing episode in regards to Hera, especially what and who family really is to her, the chills come on strong when Thrawn makes his presence, albeit briefly, known. Continue reading “Star Wars Rebels Review: “Hera’s Heroes””

Latest Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer Brings Hope to the Rebellion

The latest trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is here and brings tons of new details, including looks into the story of the Ersos, mainly Jyn and her father Galen, while trying to show there could be hope in such a dark time for the Rebellion. It also showcases how the film, as previously reported, was shot over the shoulder by director Gareth Edwards to make it feel like viewers were right down in the trenches with the rebels. This perspective also has the effect of making the Empire feel much larger and even more insurmountable than ever before (plus that shot of Vader busting through mist has me shaking in my boots every time I see it, especially after reading the excellent Darth Vader comic series). It’s hard to have hope looking at the daunting power of the Empire, but damn it Jyn is going to try to make us have a little of it just to see this through. I know I’ll give hope, and Rogue One, a try come December 16 later this year. Check below the cut for the new poster! Continue reading “Latest Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer Brings Hope to the Rebellion”

Canon Comic Review: Darth Vader #25

Darth Vader #25

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Dreading what may all transpire, especially for fans of Dr. Aphra, in the final issue of the Darth Vader series is to be expected. What was also to be expected, and thoroughly confirmed after reading Darth Vader #25’s final page, is how Kieron Gillen, Salvador Larroca, and Edgar Delgado have wrapped up their modern classic with a riveting, enjoyable, tear-inducing, and full-circle ending that’ll be long remembered. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Darth Vader #25”

Doctor Aphra Comic Series Announced, Drops December! (UPDATE)

doctor-aphra-1-aForget about the logistics (the when/how/why in-universe) of the newly announced Doctor Aphra comic series for a moment and consider this: not only is Aphra’s series the first to be based on an original character, but it’s also the first on-going with a female lead (Princess Leia had the first female lead, though it was in a mini-series), a person-of-color, and a member of the LGBT community. This is a big leap for Star Wars comics, and mainstream comic publishers as a whole and should be lauded simply for all its inclusiveness. With all that in mind let’s unpack the details of the series, coming to comic shops near you December 7, below! Continue reading “Doctor Aphra Comic Series Announced, Drops December! (UPDATE)”

Star Wars Rebels Review: “The Antilles Extraction”

The Antilles Extraction

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Star Wars Rebels‘ latest, “The Antilles Extraction,” finds Sabine undercover at an Imperial Academy, helping a familiar face (or two) defect from the Empire. Overall the episode was another solid one thanks to it keeping Sabine in the spotlight, introducing Wedge to the Rebellion, and Agent Kallus’ surprise. Continue reading “Star Wars Rebels Review: “The Antilles Extraction””

Legendary Adventures: The Old Republic: Revan

Legendary Adventures #3: Revan

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I’m about to reveal why I am the worst Star Wars fan, ever: when I picked up this book, I couldn’t remember the plot line of either Knights of the Old Republic games…like, at all. I had to go back to Wookieepedia to refresh my memory. Sure, it all came back to me pretty easily, but I still felt horrible. Woof. Feels good to get that off my chest! Now, how does The Old Republic: Revan stand as a milestone in my Legendary Adventure?

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Star Wars Rebels Review: “Holocrons of Fate”

Holocrons of Fate

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The return (again) of Darth Maul to Star Wars Rebels in “Holocrons of Fate” is merely a stepping stone for heady concepts about holocron mergers, warnings about the dangers of secrets once known, the healing of a friendship between Kanan and Ezra, and Maul and Ezra’s shocking discoveries that possibly give us a glimpse at this season’s (or the series’) endgame. Continue reading “Star Wars Rebels Review: “Holocrons of Fate””