Author: Head Butler Ryan

Secrets of the Empire Hyper-Reality Experience Impressions

Secrets of the Empire

Secrets of the Empire is a hyper-reality experience from ILMxLAB and The Void which fully immerses you into the world of Star Wars like never before. One of the three locations for Secrets of the Empire was in London, so when I made a trip there to see a concert and spend time with my friends Elliot (who writes for the site!) and Felicia who live there, we had to check it out. I’m damn happy we did because it was one of the most memorable Star Wars experiences in my life, as the immersive nature of SotE places you into the GFFA in ways which stick with you long after its 15-20 minutes is over and I really, really want to go back in. Continue reading “Secrets of the Empire Hyper-Reality Experience Impressions”

Canon Comic Review: Poe Dameron #23

Poe Dameron #23

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Leia’s plan with Black Squadron to rescue Lor San Tekka from Cato Neimoidia has hit one helluva a snag and Poe Dameron #23 puts the team through the ringer to get things back on track. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Poe Dameron #23”

Star Wars Rebels Returns for Final Episodes February 19

We already got the beginning of the end when the first half of Star Wars Rebels fourth and final season began airing late last year, but now we’re getting the true beginning of the end as the second half begins airing February 19. As for hints at what’s coming, look no further than another exceptional trailer (from Kevin Yost per usual!) above, where Kanan gets a new ‘do, Emperor Palpatine sets his sights on Ezra, and The Clone Wars’ mysterious and decisive Mortis Trilogy finds itself rather important to these final 6 episodes. Full schedule and episode descriptions below! Continue reading “Star Wars Rebels Returns for Final Episodes February 19”

Canon Comic Review: Star Wars #42

Star Wars #42

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Star Wars #42 is the penultimate issue of Kieron Gillen’s first arc as writer for the series and his new direction and take on it become clearer in an exciting series of events which set up what is sure to be a fun finale. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Star Wars #42”

Canon Comic Review: Darth Vader – Dark Lord of the Sith #10

Darth Vader Dark Lord of the Sith #10

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In the thrilling Darth Vader – Dark Lord of the Sith #10, Jocasta Nu’s final actions have far-reaching consequences, including affecting Vader’s new found place in the Empire, which wraps up this part of “The Dying Light” arc in grand fashion. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Darth Vader – Dark Lord of the Sith #10”

Always Two There Are: 2017 Star Wars Comics Year-in-Review

2017 Marvel Star Wars ComicsWith 2017 in the books, there’s plenty to discuss and dissect from its Star Wars comics, as not only did Marvel have plenty to offer fans, like a beat-every-expectation second Darth Vader series, Doctor Aphra‘s adventures went in directions not even I hoped, and the Star Wars mainline series changed writer hands, but the biggest news was how they weren’t going to be alone anymore: IDW joined the fray with its younger marketed Adventures series. But how has Marvel and IDW’s combined 80 issues of 2017 fared, what were their triumphs and failures, lessons and hardships? Without further ado, my 2017 Star Wars Comics Year-In-Review, while operating a little differently this year, will look back at what did and didn’t work, reveal my top 5 moments list with too many to pick from, and include some hopes and fears for 2018.

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Canon Novel Review: Canto Bight

Canto Bight Short Story Collection Review

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Released at the beginning of December, as part of the “Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi” initiative, Canto Bight is a novella collection that gives readers a peek into the new casino location seen in the film. The four novellas, written by Saladin Ahmed, Mira Grant, Rae Carson, and John Jackson Miller, all paint the casino world of Cantonica as “Space Vegas,” in various thrilling, funny, and dark ways. Continue reading “Canon Novel Review: Canto Bight”

Canon Comic Review: Star Wars #41

Star Wars #41

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Luke’s walkabout has a surprising, but necessary outcome, while the plot thickens for the Rebellion’s plans on the devastated Jedha in the latest “Ashes of Jedha” issue, Star Wars #41. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Star Wars #41”

The Last Jedi and a New Hope

The Last Jedi and a New Hope

Everything in The Last Jedi leads to hope being straight up strangled, stabbed in the back, forced to drink green milk directly from a Thala-siren, and left for dead, not just for its characters, but for the audience as well. And it might be my favorite thematic aspect of the film. But don’t worry, neither The Last Jedi nor I are soulless and evil, because this desecration of hope leads into its brilliant resurrection by the very end. Let’s take a look. Continue reading “The Last Jedi and a New Hope”

Canon Comic Review: The Last Jedi – Storms of Crait #1

The Last Jedi - Storms of Crait #1

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi – The Storms of Crait #1 reads like an Annual issue of the mainline series, offering a fast-paced adventure that doesn’t linger too long on anything worthwhile beyond more action. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: The Last Jedi – Storms of Crait #1”