Category: Canon Comic Review

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”

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”

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”

A Star Wars Anthology Story: Retrospective on Jason Aaron’s Star Wars Comic Run (#1-37)

Since Marvel’s new beginnings with the Star Wars license, the Star Wars mainline series has been the backbone of the comics, providing adventurous tales about the Big Three: Leia Organa, Luke Skywalker, and Han Solo. At the helm of the series since the start has been writer Jason Aaron, who has taken us on anthology-lite arcs of story between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, filling in what’s becoming quite the crowded era. His stories contained everything from big surprises were you least expected them to character moments big and small. And after 37 issues, stretching from January 2015 to October 2017, Jason Aaron’s run has come to an end. Having read the series since its inception, it’s time now to look back at Aaron’s legacy as this retrospective discusses what I feel has been the good, the bad, and the in-between of his nearly three year run. Continue reading “A Star Wars Anthology Story: Retrospective on Jason Aaron’s Star Wars Comic Run (#1-37)”

Canon Comic Review: Poe Dameron #20

Poe Dameron #20

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Poe Dameron #20 begins the “Legend Found,” arc, where Poe and the rest of Black Squadron are tasked with rescuing a captured Lor San Tekka, bringing the series back to its roots nearly a year and a half later. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Poe Dameron #20”

Canon Comic Review: Doctor Aphra #13

Doctor Aphra #13

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With deftness and its trademark humor, Doctor Aphra #13 sifts through and deals with the aftermath of last month’s game-changing issue, unforgettably wrapping up the major arcs of its first year. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Doctor Aphra #13”

Canon Comic Review: Darth Vader – Dark Lord of the Sith #6

Darth Vader Dark Lord of the Sith #6

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Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith #6 both wraps up lingering threads of the current arc while setting up the next, but despite slowing down to do so, the series continues to captivate. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Darth Vader – Dark Lord of the Sith #6”