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Canon Comic Review: Star Wars #45

Star Wars #45

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Leia takes steps to bring her plan for spurring the “Mutiny at Mon Cala” to life while we see our heroes through the eyes of their biggest in-universe fans in another solid part of the newest Star Wars arc, issue #45. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Star Wars #45”

Forces of Destiny Returns March 19

Forces of Destiny, the microshort animated TV show, will return with 8 all-new adventures March 19! They’ll debut on the Disney YouTube channel at 12:00 p.m. CST and they’ll air as part of a TV special March 25 at 8:50 p.m. CST. The latest episodes include new stories with Sabine, Hera, Rey, Leia, Maz, Ahsoka, Padmé, Luke, Yoda, and many more. Check out the episode list/descriptions and images below! UPDATE: Check out all 8 episodes now! Continue reading “Forces of Destiny Returns March 19”

Canon Comic Review: Darth Vader – Dark Lord of the Sith #13

Darth Vader Dark Lord of the Sith #13

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Darth Vader – Dark Lord of the Sith #13 is an excellent beginning to the “Burning Seas” arc, where Vader visits Mon Cala to bring it to heel for the Empire, and is part of a era-spanning crossover with the mainline Star Wars series. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Darth Vader – Dark Lord of the Sith #13”

Canon Comic Review: Darth Vader – Dark Lord of the Sith “The Rule of Five” Arc (Issues #11 & 12)

Darth Vader - Dark Lord of the Sith The Rule of Five Arc Review

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Despite only being two issues, the latest arc for Darth Vader – Dark Lord of the Sith, “The Rule of Five,” packs a great little punch while acting as a punctuation mark for the previous arc, “The Dying Light.” Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Darth Vader – Dark Lord of the Sith “The Rule of Five” Arc (Issues #11 & 12)”

Canon Comic Review: Star Wars #44

Star Wars #44

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After managing to get readers, including myself, excited about the Star Wars mainline series again, Kieron Gillen and team are taking us on what looks to be another promising journey in the “Mutiny at Mon Cala” arc, which is part of a different type of crossover, starting with Star Wars issue #44. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Star Wars #44”

Star Wars Rebels Series Finale Review: “A Fool’s Hope” & “Family Reunion – and Farewell”

Star Wars Rebels Series Finale Goodbye for NowBack when Star Wars Rebels was first announced in May of 2013, I was still writing for the fansite Knights’ Archive, which is where I started covering the show once the character announcements began in early 2014. That site closed its doors only a few months later in May and I opened the Manor in June, anxious to continue covering the show here as my excitement for the series grew. Fast forward to March 5, 2018, and after four seasons, Rebels airs its final episodes, ending an era for both Lucasfilm Animation and for the site as well. Considering how Rebels has been a vital part of the Manor’s content since I started the site, as I sit here hashing out my finale review, it’s been crazy to think how far both the show and this site have come since then. While I’m sure we’ll talk about Rebels in the future through think-pieces and various, numerous connections other material will make to it in the years ahead, this is the last review I’ll ever write for an episode of the series and, most importantly, I’m happy to have shared this journey with you, my fellow fans! But enough waxing poetic, let’s get into the series finale review, shall we?!? With “A Fool’s Hope” & “Family Reunion – and Farewell,” Star Wars Rebels has crafted an unforgettable finale, closing off the show in exciting, well-earned ways, while setting up for the next chapter with so many surprises my head is still spinning. Dive below for the spoilers, because there is PLENTY to talk about!

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Canon Comic Review: Darth Vader – Dark Lord of the Sith #12

Darth Vader Dark Lord of the Sith #12

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The fear-filled respect Imperial Officers have when they see Vader is built up in Darth Vader – Dark Lord of the Sith issue #12, as Vader deals with a bounty placed on his head from within the highest levels of the Empire, making this a perfect coda to these recent arcs. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Darth Vader – Dark Lord of the Sith #12”

Star Wars Rebels Review: “Wolves and a Door” & “A World Between Worlds”

Star Wars Rebels Wolves and a Door Mortis Mural
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As Star Wars Rebels barrels towards its series finale, the latest episodes,”Wolves and a Door” & “A World Between Worlds,” bend minds, offer new understandings of the Force, bring back a familiar face, and so much more, meaning they’ll likely be rewatched and analyzed for years to come.

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Canon Comic Review: Doctor Aphra #17

Doctor Aphra #17

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Aphra and her crew of ne’er-do-wells hatch a foolproof plan, which includes kidnapping a familiar character from a certain animated show, to break into the highest security Tarkin Initiative base around, making the latest entry in the “Remastered” arc, Doctor Aphra #17, another top-notch blast in Marvel’s best. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Doctor Aphra #17”