Category: Marvel

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”

Poe Dameron Headlines New On-Going Comic Series

Poe Dameron Comic LogoOne the galaxy’s best pilots, and originally scheduled to die in The Force Awakens, Poe Dameron’s short but memorable appearance in the film has endeared him to Star Wars fans just as much as Rey and Finn (and given ‘shippers a field day thanks to his bromance with Finn). And if you felt you didn’t get enough screentime to stare at Oscar Isaac’s handsomeness, then the upcoming on-going Poe Dameron comic debuting in April might just be the fix you need. That’s right, Marvel is diving into the sequel trilogy era by following the antics of Resistance fighter Poe leading up to the events of the film (and maybe beyond). Continue reading “Poe Dameron Headlines New On-Going Comic Series”

Marvel’s Back: 2015 Star Wars Comics Year-in-Review

Marvel Star Wars Comics 2015In 2015 Marvel returned to Star Wars comics, wrestling control from Dark Horse after its nearly 25 year run. Unlike its first go-around, every tale Marvel planned on telling would be canon, supervised much more carefully by the Lucasfilm Story Group, as well as scrutinized by fans of Dark Horse’s work and Star Wars fans in general. As Marvel’s first year back comes to a close, 58 issues later (all pictured above!), how has their return to Star Wars comics fared? In my Star Wars Comics 2015 Year-In-Review, I look back at what did (there’s a lot) and didn’t work (there’s not too much), name my top 5 favorite moments, and share a few of my thoughts (i.e. hopes, fears, and possible fixes) for 2016’s comics.

Mild spoilers for all the comics released in 2015 —

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Agents of SHIELD Season 3 Premiere “Laws of Nature” Review

Agents of SHIELD Season 3 Premiere Laws of Nature

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After Agents of SHIELD shrugged off it’s freshman season woes in the ever increasingly well-done second season, my hopes and expectations were high for the Season Three premiere, “Laws of Nature.” From the first shot of Skye Daisy kicking butt to the gasp inducing after-credits sequence, Agents of SHIELD has a very promising start for the new season. Continue reading “Agents of SHIELD Season 3 Premiere “Laws of Nature” Review”

The Force Awakens Soundtrack Pre-Order, C-3PO’s Red Arm Gets Comics Backstory

The Force AwakensWhile we’re all out buying merchandise like there are holes in our wallets (it certainly felt like there was one in mine afterwards), the Star Wars official site has been busy announcing both The Force Awakens soundtrack and Marvel’s C-3PO centric one-shot comic. Continue reading “The Force Awakens Soundtrack Pre-Order, C-3PO’s Red Arm Gets Comics Backstory”

New “Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Shattered Empire Details Emerge, Stars New Characters

Shattered Empire

Over at the Star Wars official site, Dan Brooks has an interview with Star Wars: Shattered Empire writer Greg Rucka, who reveals plot details, the series’ new main characters, whether we’ll see Luke, Han, and Leia, and hints at how different the new canon’s take on post-Return of the Jedi material will be (something we saw already in the Aftermath excerpt recently released). Continue reading “New “Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Shattered Empire Details Emerge, Stars New Characters”

Movie Review: Ant-Man

Ant-Man

Spoiler Review –

Marvel’s smallest hero comes to the biggest screens in Ant-Man, the origin story of Scott Lang’s character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and also the final Phase 2 film. Taking advantage of its difference in tone and scale from previous MCU films, Ant-Man is an enjoyable stand-alone film supported by great performances with humor peppered throughout, but it has issues with a rather stereotypical villain and by-the-numbers origin story (while sneaking in some concepts which may play much bigger roles in the MCU to come); Overall, it’s definitely another solid notch in Marvel’s belt. Continue reading “Movie Review: Ant-Man”