Author: Head Butler Ryan

Canon Comic Review: Doctor Aphra #14

Doctor Aphra #14

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The Doctor Aphra series is back with a new arc, new co-writer, and new art team in issue #14! It’s a riotous beginning to the “Remastered” arc that reintroduces us to a familiar Imperial, makes your skin crawl with its ending, and will leave you laughing with delight at Aphra’s honest attempts at matchmaking, all of which come together to make a new high-point for the excellent series. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Doctor Aphra #14”

Canon Comic Review: Darth Vader – Dark Lord of the Sith #8

Darth Vader Dark Lord of the Sith #8

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Darth Vader – Dark Lord of the Sith issue #8 continues the series’ hot streak, giving us an intriguing look inside Vader’s mind while showing why you don’t disrespect the (Jedi) library in front of the head (Jedi) librarian! Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Darth Vader – Dark Lord of the Sith #8”

Star Wars Rebels Review: “Rebel Assault”

Star Wars Rebels Rebel Assault

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“Rebel Assault,” the mid-season finale for Star Wars Rebels’ final season, is one of the series’ most thrilling, tense episodes to date and an amazing showcase of the multi-talented Space Mom of the year, Hera Syndulla. Continue reading “Star Wars Rebels Review: “Rebel Assault””

Canon Junior Novel Review: The Legends of Luke Skywalker

The Legends of Luke Skywalker

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The Legends of Luke Skywalker, by renowned author Ken Liu, unveils myths and legends the people in-universe have about the mystical Jedi, and is part of the “Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi” initiative. Dismissing this book out of hand due to its lack of purely canonical stories about Luke Skywalker would be a grave mistake, as Ken Liu’s considerable talents challenge readers’ assumptions and paints an unforgettable and inspiring portrait of everyone’s favorite Jedi. Continue reading “Canon Junior Novel Review: The Legends of Luke Skywalker”

Rian Johnson Set to Create New Star Wars Trilogy, Live-Action TV Show Plans Announced

Ever since Disney purchased Lucasfilm in 2012, plenty of the subsequent announcements have been exciting, but today’s news finally matches the same level of excitement for me: Rian Johnson, director of the upcoming The Last Jedi, will be creating a new Star Wars trilogy with all brand-new characters, while a live-action TV show will see the light of day when Disney’s streaming service arrives! Holy mother of moons is this amazing news! Head below as I try to unpack the announcements. Continue reading “Rian Johnson Set to Create New Star Wars Trilogy, Live-Action TV Show Plans Announced”

Canon Comic Review: Star Wars #38

Star Wars #38

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With Star Wars #38, Kieron Gillen (of Darth Vader, Doctor Aphra fame) takes over the reigns of the mainline series from Jason Aaron. His first stop as the new writer? “The Ashes of Jedha,” revisiting the titular planet after it’s destruction in Rogue One, further mashing up the film with the Original Trilogy. In short, issue #38 is a fine enough start to this new era of the series, and read on below for more. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Star Wars #38”

Star Wars Rebels Review: “Kindred” & “Crawler Commandeers”

Star Wars Rebels Kindred
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I’ve decided to do one review for the double episodes they’ve been airing each night for Star Wars Rebels this season, whether they are billed as a two-parter or not, so below you’ll find reviews for “Kindred” and “Crawler Commandeers,” which aired together. For “Kindred,” it’s quite the start to the hour, finally giving fans something they’ve been asking for, along with plenty of action and more hints at the endgame, while “Crawler Commandeers” is the fun before the storm episode we’ll need before next week’s midseason finale. Continue reading “Star Wars Rebels Review: “Kindred” & “Crawler Commandeers””

Canon Comic Review: Darth Vader – Dark Lord of the Sith #7

Darth Vader Dark Lord of the Sith #7

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Darth Vader – Dark Lord of the Sith issue #7 has a lot to devour, setting up a delicious new arc, “The Dying Light,” which looks to have the potential to match and beat its nearly flawless first six issues. It’s a tall order, but in the series creative team’s vision I trust. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Darth Vader – Dark Lord of the Sith #7”

Star Wars Rebels Review: “Flight of the Defender”

Star Wars Rebels Flight of the Defende

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Star Wars Rebels‘ “Flight of the Defender” has plenty of exciting action with the titular TIE, but a tease for the show’s endgame is what will stick with viewers for a very long time. Continue reading “Star Wars Rebels Review: “Flight of the Defender””

Star Wars Rebels Review: “The Occupation”

Star Wars Rebels The Occupation

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Star Wars Rebels has slowly gone darker over the years and “The Occupation” brings that home both literally a figuratively, forever altering the planet Lothal in unexpected, emotional, and compelling ways. Continue reading “Star Wars Rebels Review: “The Occupation””