Tag: Chris Eliopoulos

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: Darth Vader – Dark Lord of the Sith #1

Darth Vader Dark Lord of the Sith #1

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Darth Vader – Dark Lord of the Sith #1 begins literally right where Revenge of the Sith left off, delving into earliest days of Vader’s Sith training under Emperor Palpatine’s yoke. Written by Charles Soule, who hasn’t disappointed yet with his 3 other Star Wars series, with an art team consisting of Giuseppe Camuncoli, Cam Smith, and David Curiel, the Dark Lord’s first trials come to brutal and satisfying light in a promising start to the next Darth Vader series! Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Darth Vader – Dark Lord of the Sith #1”

Canon Comic Review: Darth Maul #1

Darth Maul #1

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The renewed focus on Darth Maul might have come a decade after his overly memorable introduction (and quick execution) in The Phantom Menace, but he’s proven himself to be a multi-dimensional character ever since, arguably the biggest reason for his continued existence to be worthwhile. While a lot of eyes might be focusing on the upcoming outcome of his big showdown with an old foe in season 3 of Star Wars Rebels, Marvel takes us back before it all started with the second Maul-led comic series, simply titled Darth Maul. In the end, neither issue #1’s portrayal of the younger, feral Maul nor its copious set-up make me want to recommend going out and buying this right away, though the potential for this series to be something more is hiding beneath the surface, just like the Sith themselves. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Darth Maul #1”

Canon Comic Review: Star Wars #25

Star Wars #25

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With Star Wars issue #25, “The Last Flight of the Harbinger”  comes to an end, and even if it’s a snappy, action-packed issue, it’s not enough to save this arc from being one of the series’ first disappointing ones. However I did find something else to enjoy about this issue: there’s a bonus one-shot story made in honor of Kenny Baker, the actor who brought R2-D2 to life for so many years. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Star Wars #25”

Canon Comic Review: Poe Dameron #1

Poe Dameron #1

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The best pilot in the galaxy stars in the latest on-going Marvel Star Wars comic: Poe Dameron! Written by Charles Soule (who’s a Star Wars comics veteran at this point) with art by Phil Noto, Poe Dameron #1 brings across Poe’s charm and skills in comic panels, it layers in some interesting bits to the background of The Force Awakens, and promises to explore some of the stranger parts of the universe. In other words: it’s a stellar start for a new series! There’s also a BB-8 one-shot in the issue and it’s about the cutest thing you’ll ever see (and not just because it stars BB-8, though that helps a lot). Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Poe Dameron #1”