Tag: Gerry Alanguilan

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: Star Wars #19

Star Wars #19

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Star Wars issue #19 wraps up the “Rebel Jail” arc (which should really be known as the “Ladies Kick Ass in Rebel Jail”) with Leia, Sana, and Aphra proving there should be more stories with just them involved, the mysterious attacker is identified, and there’s a fun little tease of what’s to come in the next arc. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Star Wars #19”

Canon Comic Review: Star Wars #18

Star Wars #18

Spoiler Review –

All aboard the ladies taking charge train! Star Wars #18 gives Leia, Aphra, and Sana a team-up of the ages, as they both fight together and fight against enemies in thoroughly entertaining ways. Plus, the identity of the mysterious attacker has been all but been confirmed and Han and Luke’s unimportant adventures finally come to an end in the “Rebel Jail” penultimate issue. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Star Wars #18”

Canon Comic Review: Star Wars #17

Star Wars #17

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Star Wars #17 continues to make the “Rebel Jail” arc all about the women in some of most exciting ways possible, giving Leia, Sana, and Aphra the center stage spotlight they so deserve. Their prominence begs the question about this issue’s only downside: why are we wasting any time or space with Luke and Han on their nerf-herding adventure right now? Also, I’m pretty sure I cracked the case on who the mysterious madman is that has taken over Sunspot Prison. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Star Wars #17”

Canon Comic Review: Star Wars #16

Star Wars #16

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Star Wars #16 starts the “Rebel Jail” arc, which brings the series back into ‘present time’, picking up where the crossover event Vader Down left off: Doctor Aphra in the clutches of our Rebel heroes. It may make many an Aphra fan nervous, but the issue’s focus on its female characters is its greatest strength (even if one is in possible peril). Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Star Wars #16”

Canon Comic Review: Darth Vader Annual #1

Darth Vader Annual #1

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The Darth Vader series gets its first Annual issue, which showcases the Dark Lord’s thinking man’s brutality as he puts a manufacturing planet of ore into line for the Empire (with a little help from Triple-Zero and Beetee) and leaves a “gift” no one will soon forget. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Darth Vader Annual #1”