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Comic News: Kieron Gillen Takes Over Star Wars Series, Dr. Aphra Figure First Look, Thrawn Comic Adaptation Announced

Writer Jason Aaron, who has been the shepherd of the Star Wars mainline series since day one, will be stepping down and replaced by none other than Kieron Gillen (Darth VaderDoctor Aphra) himself, starting issue #38 later this year (first uncovered by the greatest sleuth of the internet, Florian of Jedi-Bibliothek). And over the weekend at SDCC 2017, not only was the fan-voted Doctor Aphra action-figure shown off, an adaptation of Timothy Zahn’s Thrawn novel was announced. Details are below on Gillen’s start of Star Wars, pictures of the Aphra figure, and some thoughts on what I believe to be a shrug-worthy idea in adapting Thrawn. Continue reading “Comic News: Kieron Gillen Takes Over Star Wars Series, Dr. Aphra Figure First Look, Thrawn Comic Adaptation Announced”

Canon Comic Review: Darth Maul #5

Darth Maul #5

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The Darth Maul comic closes out its run with issue #5, and as surprisingly good as the series got over its short run, plus as entertaining and exciting of a new character as Jedi Padawan Eldra became, it comes to an all too predictable, safe end that keeps it from greatness. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Darth Maul #5”

Canon Comic Review: Darth Maul #4

Darth Maul #4

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While the verdict is still out if this latest of Darth Maul comics is a must-read, as there’s still one issue left, issue #4 makes another strong case for itself due to providing even more reasons to adore, root for, and be afraid for the likely doomed Jedi Padawan Eldra Kaitis. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Darth Maul #4”

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 Comic Review: Darth Maul #2

Darth Maul #2

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The first issue certainly had me split in halves (see what I did there) over whether or not to continue reading the series, but Darth Maul issue #2 introduces some old, dearly missed faces and contains a surprising flashback that have me actually excited for more. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Darth Maul #2”

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”

Darth Maul Comic Series Set to Unleash the Sith in February 2017

Darth Maul Comic Series LogoYou cut a guy in half and you’d think that’d be the end of it, but if Darth Maul has proven anything over the past 7 years, it’ll take a helluva lot more to put him down. While we’re currently exploring his extended fate in Star Wars Rebels’ 3rd season, next year we’ll be treated to a comic series exploring his past pre-The Phantom Menace. While there isn’t enough information yet for me to really feel one way or another regarding Darth Maul, check out the details released so far below the cut. Continue reading “Darth Maul Comic Series Set to Unleash the Sith in February 2017”

Canon Comic Review: The Force Awakens #1-2

 

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For a lot of people, The Force Awakens was a shot of fun and energy into the arm of Star Wars fandom, reinvigorating a love for the franchise with fresh new faces we’ve come to adore, the promise of new adventures, and the chance to revisit some familiar faces. Even the non-Star Wars world was charmed by the film, taking in about 2 billion in the box office. Interestingly enough, when Marvel announced a The Force Awakens comic adaptation, most of the response was lukewarm. Does the series deserve the lukewarm response?

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