Star Wars Rebels Season Three Finale Review: “Zero Hour”

Star Wars Rebels Zero Hour

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While the overall outcome of Star Wars Rebels‘ Season Three Finale, “Zero Hour,” isn’t too surprising, everything in the middle provides plenty of thrills, a surprise or two, reasons to fear the military prowess of Grand Admiral Thrawn and Hera Syndulla, dark hints at some character’s fates, and set up for story threads in what is surely going to be the show’s biggest season yet. In short, “Zero Hour” is a finale that feels epic in size and scope, wrapping up S3 in an fantastic fashion. Continue reading “Star Wars Rebels Season Three Finale Review: “Zero Hour””

Young Reader’s Review: Backstories: Princess Leia: Royal Rebel

Princess Leia Royal Rebel (Backstories)

In a world where everything – everything – is canon, you never know where the latest offerings may come from. While there have been obvious offerings like movies or comics, there have also been sticker books, atlases, and finally, young reader’s books. And, hey, would you believe it – young readers are given a treat most of us would rather pass over in Backstories: Princess Leia: Royal Rebel!

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Canon Comic Review: Darth Maul #2

Darth Maul #2

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The first issue certainly had me split in halves (see what I did there) over whether or not to continue reading the series, but Darth Maul issue #2 introduces some old, dearly missed faces and contains a surprising flashback that have me actually excited for more. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Darth Maul #2”

Star Wars Rebels Review: “Twin Suns”

Star Wars Rebels Twin Suns

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For the past 18 years, Maul has been a surprisingly consistent thorn in several heroes sides, despite being cut in half by a young Obi-Wan Kenobi in The Phantom Menance. The two battled during the Clone Wars after Maul was resurrected, but they both found themselves on much different destinies after the war ended. While Maul appeared at the end of last season, Star Wars Rebels first starting laying hints at the beginning of this season that these two might meet again and suddenly the possibility of a rematch went from Infinities to canon. In “Twin Suns,” there’s a lot of history to live up to by finally pitting these two behemoths against each other again and of course the big question is: does it live up to all the expectations and history? Does Maul survive, somehow, again? The answer to the first question is holy-Force-words-fail-me yes, while the second…read on to find out. Continue reading “Star Wars Rebels Review: “Twin Suns””

Canon Comic Review: Poe Dameron #12

Poe Dameron #12

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Poe Dameron‘s longest and latest arc, “The Gathering Storm,” reaches its penultimate issue in #12, where the chances our heroes, including Poe, Threepio, BB-8, and all of Black Squadron, have of surviving past issue #13 are looking as slim as they can ever get. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Poe Dameron #12”

Marvel Announces 2nd Darth Vader Comic Series, Set Post-Revenge of the Sith (UPDATED)

Dark Lord of the Sith AnnouncementConsider me completely surprised and initially perplexed by this announcement: we’re getting a new Darth Vader comic in June, a second series subtitled Dark Lord of the Sith, set mere seconds after the events of Revenge of the Sith. Considering the first series only just finished its run a few months back and is highly lauded by most fans and critics, it seems a little strange to go back to Vader so soon, but the potential hidden in the story Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith wants to tell, like focusing on Vader as a character getting used to his new life or the start of the Inquisitors first seen in Star Wars Rebels, and it being written by Charles Soule, I feel like there’s enough here to actually get excited for it. More thoughts and further details about the new series below! Continue reading “Marvel Announces 2nd Darth Vader Comic Series, Set Post-Revenge of the Sith (UPDATED)”

Canon Comic Review: Doctor Aphra #5

Doctor Aphra #5

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In Doctor Aphra #5, the first arc’s penultimate issue, neither plot nor character arcs are sacrificed as both advance in exciting and memorable ways only the Aphras can allow in another excellent and deep entry that makes the wait for the finale all the more antagonizing.  Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Doctor Aphra #5”

Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 News Roundup Part I: The Last Jedi, Rebels Season 4, 40th Anniversary Panels, and More! (UPDATED)

As usual, surprises and big reveals are sure to be abound at this year’s Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017, and already Lucasfilm has announced we can be on the lookout for updates on The Last Jedi, the 4th season of Star Wars Rebels, 40th Anniversary surprises, an exclusive Thrawn novel cover, limited video game showings, and dozens of autographs to line up for. Check out the details below! Continue reading “Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 News Roundup Part I: The Last Jedi, Rebels Season 4, 40th Anniversary Panels, and More! (UPDATED)”

Star Wars Rebels Review: “Secret Cargo”

Star Wars Rebels Secret Cargo

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An episode name like “Secret Cargo” is somewhat misleading, as it’s not a really catchy or memorable title and seems to obscure the possibility for such a good Star Wars Rebels episode to be hiding inside of it, but hey, I guess that’s this episode’s secret cargo itself: a damn fine episode of Rebels that some fans have been waiting for since the show first premiered in 2014 and is certainly important to the mythology of the Rebel Alliance, but that is certainly not all it’s good for. Continue reading “Star Wars Rebels Review: “Secret Cargo””