Canon Comic Review: Poe Dameron #14

Poe Dameron #14

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As the dust settles from the events of the previous 13 issues, Poe Dameron #14 slows things way down to deal with the fallout of the last arc’s finale, as the Resistance honors a fallen member of Black Squadron which also manages to serve up a nice goodbye for Carrie Fisher (that’s possibly changed my opinion about Leia’s role going forward in the films), while Poe and Terex learn valuable lessons about their role in their respective fights (from the powerful women in their lives)…with varying outcomes for both. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Poe Dameron #14”

Canon Comic Review: Rogue One #2

Rogue One #2

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While there are minor variations from the film in Rogue One #2, this one skews a little closer to the source material but still manages to add some delightful extra moments, continuing the successful and enjoyable adaptation of the film. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Rogue One #2”

Canon Comic Review: Darth Maul #3

Darth Maul #3

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I had my initial reservation about this mini-series, but by the end of issue #3, I can honestly say Darth Maul has turned out to be an enjoyable experience especially thanks to its colorful cast of underworld characters. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Darth Maul #3”

Canon Novel Review: Thrawn

Thrawn (novel)

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Grand Admiral Thrawn has held a special place in many fan’s hearts and his return to canon in Star Wars Rebels was one of joyous celebration (at Celebration, no less). Even better, another Star Wars legend was announced to return as well: the mastermind behind Thrawn himself, Timothy Zahn, set to write the Grand Admiral’s canon origin story in, you guessed it, Thrawn. Anyone who’s read a Star Wars novel from Zahn is in for the same treat they’ve come to expect, while new characters, especially Rebels’ Arihnda Pryce, overshadow the titular character in an enjoyable tale of mystery, intrigue, and ambitions while watching the Chiss (re)rise through the Imperial ranks. Continue reading “Canon Novel Review: Thrawn”

It’s a Wrap: Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 Final News Roundup – Remembering Carrie, Star Wars Land Features, and So Much More!

Even with all the posts I’ve put together from my time at Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017, there’s still plenty of news and happenings to cover so I’ve put it all here in this megapost of the best of the rest. We’ll be covering the beautiful remembrances for Carrie Fisher (which still gets me in tears just thinking about it), the immersive nature of the upcoming Star Wars Land, VR experiences for children in the hospital, and even some Hasbro news. Continue reading “It’s a Wrap: Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 Final News Roundup – Remembering Carrie, Star Wars Land Features, and So Much More!”

Cosplay Gallery and Celebrity Sightings (SWCO 2017)

While this year I was seemingly focused on finding any and all Doctor Aphra cosplay, the record setting attendance numbers meant there was a Wookiee-load (quite literally) of amazing cosplay. Check out my gallery for cosplayers (there’s a Captain Phasma one that’s so damn good I would’ve guessed Gwendoline Chrisite had been in the suit had I not watched someone put her helmet on) and one or two big celebrity run ins, plus I have links to some other great happenings with cosplay at the con as well as the entire cosplay competition from the show that’s also well-worth a watch! Continue reading “Cosplay Gallery and Celebrity Sightings (SWCO 2017)”

Canon Comic Review: Poe Dameron #13

Poe Dameron #13

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Was there ever any doubt Charles Soule and Phil Noto could deliver a fantastic finale to Marvel’s most action-packed and adventurous series? Poe Dameron #13 not only wraps up its longest arc to date, “The Gathering Storm,” but it also deals with several story threads that have been around since the beginning, making this a well-rounded, action-packed, and even emotional finale for its first leg. Oh, and a certain homicidal droid named Mister Bones makes a scene-stealing appearance…what more could you ask for? Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Poe Dameron #13”

Rancho Obi-Wan Experience Visit (SWCO 2017)

I’ve still yet to make my journey to the Star Wars collecting mecca known as Rancho Obi-Wan, but I was happy to get my chance (much like I did two years ago at Celebration Anaheim 2015) to check out just a small taste of what the non-profit museum has to offer while at Celebration Orlando 2017! While at SWCA there were simply more items, there was more focus to the collections brought this time around, as they set up tributes to both Carrie Fisher and Kenny Baker and also revealed the dream bedroom of Star Wars memorabilia. Photos of these fantastic collections within! Continue reading “Rancho Obi-Wan Experience Visit (SWCO 2017)”

Heroines of Star Wars Panel Impressions (SWCO 2017)

Heroines of Star Wars Panel 6 Rey and ReyOne of my favorite panels from Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 was “Heroines of Star Wars,” as it focused on some of the best characters (which have been many of the ladies these past few years), hammered home the franchise’s commitment to inclusion and gender parity, had great panelists like Ashley Ecktsein, Tiya Sircar, Dave Filoni, and a surprise appearance by Daisy Ridley (!), and we were even treated to one of the Forces of Destiny shorts. Details within! Continue reading “Heroines of Star Wars Panel Impressions (SWCO 2017)”

Canon Comic Review: Doctor Aphra #6

Doctor Aphra #6

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Doctor Aphra #6 is so quintessentially Aphra, and such a damn solid issue for the first arc’s finale, I’m still laughing, geeking out, and smiling through every page. Taking Aphra and giving her her own book has certainly paid off, as the latest issue is its greatest yet as well as one of Star Wars comics best issues to date. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Doctor Aphra #6”