Category: Comic News

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)”

Doctor Aphra and Star Wars Comics Star in Marvel’s The Screaming Citadel Crossover

The Screaming Citadel AnnouncementWhen I first saw the announcement, I thought it was a joke, as The Screaming Citadel sounds like something out of a campy horror B-movie. Thankfully it wasn’t though, as it sounds like Marvel’s next crossover (the first being Vader Down) looks to embrace the title’s tone and give us a gothic-horror story set in the Star Wars universe. Even better, it’s a crossover of the mainline Star Wars series with my absolute favorite comic character to date, Doctor Aphra! Check out some choice details below to find out what awaits you dear comic reader when the crossover begins this May. UPDATE: Marco Checchetto, who will have artist duties on the one-shot start to the crossover, shares some new character designs, so check that out below too! Continue reading “Doctor Aphra and Star Wars Comics Star in Marvel’s The Screaming Citadel Crossover”

You Can Read the Rogue One Comic Adaptation in April…the Captain Said So

Rogue One Comic Adaptation Phil Noto Variant

Whether or not you liked The Force Awakens’ comic adaptation (we weren’t that big of fans of it here at the Manor), there’s a whole new creative team behind Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’s adaptation, with Jody Hauser as writer and Emilio Laiso (Star Wars Annual #2) on artist duties. You can look for it in comic shops with issue #1 starting in April, but before then, you’ll find below that I’ve looked into Hauser’s past works (and mention how she fits into my hopes for 2017’s comics) and what Laiso means for the story as an artist. Continue reading “You Can Read the Rogue One Comic Adaptation in April…the Captain Said So”

Darth Maul Comic Series Set to Unleash the Sith in February 2017

Darth Maul Comic Series LogoYou cut a guy in half and you’d think that’d be the end of it, but if Darth Maul has proven anything over the past 7 years, it’ll take a helluva lot more to put him down. While we’re currently exploring his extended fate in Star Wars Rebels’ 3rd season, next year we’ll be treated to a comic series exploring his past pre-The Phantom Menace. While there isn’t enough information yet for me to really feel one way or another regarding Darth Maul, check out the details released so far below the cut. Continue reading “Darth Maul Comic Series Set to Unleash the Sith in February 2017”

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

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! (UPDATE: Review for isssue #1 here!) Continue reading “Doctor Aphra Comic Series Announced, Drops December! (UPDATED)”

Yoda-Centric Star Wars Comic Arc Announced, New On-Going Series Teased (UPDATED)

Yoda arc and new on-going teasedIn my review of the last “Journals of Old Ben Kenobi,” the one-off tales that split up new arcs for the Star Wars mainline comic series, I wrote that it had, “a sense of finality” to it and I’d be okay if they didn’t return to his time on Tatooine (though I’d gladly take more). Technically they will be returning, but instead of a tale of Obi-Wan’s deeds it’ll be of Yoda’s deeds. And not only is it a full arc instead of a one-off, it’ll be drawn by Salvador Larroca, the genius artist behind the Darth Vader series. Can this just come out now, please?!? Also, it looks like those curious to see what new on-going will replace the DV series might have their first clues as what to expect (*cough*Aprha*cough*). More details below! Continue reading “Yoda-Centric Star Wars Comic Arc Announced, New On-Going Series Teased (UPDATED)”

SWCE 2016 News Roundup Pt. 2: Panel Schedule is Live, Exclusive Art, VR Experience (UPDATED)

SWCE 2016 Key Art Header ImageCelebration Europe 2016 draws ever closer (July 15-17) and more details about the event has surfaced, including the nearly complete panel schedule going live so attendees can begin to plan accordingly, what prints will be exclusively available at the art show, and that ILMxLAB is bringing its Trials of Tatooine VR demo to the show! As exciting as some of the panels are this year, if I only get to play the VR demo I’ll be happy (…maybe). Details on all the above, plus a run-down on the schedule, below! Continue reading “SWCE 2016 News Roundup Pt. 2: Panel Schedule is Live, Exclusive Art, VR Experience (UPDATED)”

Darth Vader Ongoing Comic Ends with Issue #25

dv-25While I placed it #2 on my list of 2015’s comics, the Darth Vader series easily could’ve been number one (the top 3 were basically tied) and from its showing so far this year it could likely be there by the time 2016 comes to a close. Unfortunately for fans of the series, which just launched into a new (but final) arc with the excellent issue #20, it won’t be around for 2017 as issue #25 signals its end come August (as announced via IGN). The series is responsible for tons of new characters, most notably Doctor Aphra and the murderbots, Triple-Zero and BT-1, and now it’s poised for an epic conclusion. Below are some highlights from IGN’s interview with Kieron Gillen, DV’s writer, and my hopes for what could come next in its place. Continue reading “Darth Vader Ongoing Comic Ends with Issue #25”

Rogue One Prequel Novel and Comic Announced, New Bloodline Details Revealed at C2E2 2016 (UPDATED)

Catalyst A Rogue One Story 1We might not have much regarding December’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story at the moment, but that hasn’t stopped Marvel and Del Rey announcing tie-in material set to launch in October. On top of that, the Del Rey panel at C2E2 2016 revealed some new details regarding the Leia-centric Bloodline. Continue reading “Rogue One Prequel Novel and Comic Announced, New Bloodline Details Revealed at C2E2 2016 (UPDATED)”

Upcoming Comic Releases Include Han Solo Miniseries, The Force Awakens Adaptation

Han Solo MiniseriesJune will hold the start of two upcoming Marvel Star Wars comics, one a Han Solo miniseries set between Ep. IV and V and the other an adaptation of The Force Awakens. Details for both projects below, including a look at the story and new alien created for the Solo miniseries. Continue reading “Upcoming Comic Releases Include Han Solo Miniseries, The Force Awakens Adaptation”