Tag: Emilio Laiso

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: 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: Rogue One #1

Rogue One #1

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While adaptations (be it books or comics) and I have never really seen eye to eye, especially since they have to leave out parts or change scenes that clash with how I remember a film, I had my hopes up with some of early news that Rogue One‘s adaptation would expand on the film with extra scenes. After the close of Rogue One issue #1, written by Jody Hauser with art from Emilio Laiso & Oscar Bazaldua and colors from Rachelle Rosenberg, I’m happy to say it not only accomplishes its goal to add to one’s understanding of the first A Star Wars Story film, but also manages to be a worthy take on the material. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Rogue One #1”

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”

Canon Comic Review: Star Wars Annual #2

Star Wars Annual #2

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Annual’s are kind of like a box of chocolates, which we all understand means we don’t know what we’ll get when we open them. Star Wars Annual #2 therefore is like pulling your favorite candy out of said box, as it’s truly a pleasant surprise thanks to the introduction of a great new character, a much appreciated look at those who are stuck in the middle of the Rebellion and Empire’s fight, and a true deep-dive into Leia’s mindset post-the-destruction-of-Alderaan. Annual #2 is written by Kelly Thompson, art by Emilio Laiso, and colors by Rachelle Rosenberg, who all do an exceptional job bringing their own unique touches to the Star Wars universe.  Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Star Wars Annual #2”

Canon Comic Review: Shattered Empire #2

Shattered Empire #2

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While Shattered Empire didn’t have the strongest of starts, #2 says frak that and ups the ante and its game with a puzzling new Imperial character, a solid lead in Shara, and a what-the-hell ending. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Shattered Empire #2”