Tag: Salvador Larroca

Canon Comic Review: Star Wars #31 – The Screaming Citadel Part 2

Star Wars #31 - The Screaming Citadel Part 2

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The Screaming Citadel crossover continues in Part 2 – Star Wars #31! Despite a new creative team for this portion of the crossover, none of the charm from Part 1 is lost and things spiral, ever entertainingly so, even more out of control for Doctor Aphra and Luke. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Star Wars #31 – The Screaming Citadel Part 2”

“Nothing is impossible for the Force”: A Joint Retrospective on the first Darth Vader Comic Series

Darth Vader Series Retrospective

The original Darth Vader series, written by Kieron Gillen, with art by Salvador Larroca and Edgar Delgado, was part of the initial launch of Marvel’s return to Star Wars comics in 2015. After it ended over a year and a half later, October 2016, its epic story of betrayal, Sith machinations, and surprisingly well-laden doses of dark humor ensured it would live on in the hearts of fans new and old for years to come. Chris and I sat down to ruminate on the now classic series, which you can read below, discussing some of its various components that have led to its undeniable legacy in Star Wars comics as a whole. Continue reading ““Nothing is impossible for the Force”: A Joint Retrospective on the first Darth Vader Comic Series”

Doctor Aphra and Star Wars Comics Star in Marvel’s The Screaming Citadel Crossover

The Screaming Citadel AnnouncementWhen I first saw the announcement, I thought it was a joke, as The Screaming Citadel sounds like something out of a campy horror B-movie. Thankfully it wasn’t though, as it sounds like Marvel’s next crossover (the first being Vader Down) looks to embrace the title’s tone and give us a gothic-horror story set in the Star Wars universe. Even better, it’s a crossover of the mainline Star Wars series with my absolute favorite comic character to date, Doctor Aphra! Check out some choice details below to find out what awaits you dear comic reader when the crossover begins this May. UPDATE: Marco Checchetto, who will have artist duties on the one-shot start to the crossover, shares some new character designs, so check that out below too! Continue reading “Doctor Aphra and Star Wars Comics Star in Marvel’s The Screaming Citadel Crossover”

Canon Comic Review: Star Wars #28

Star Wars #28

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“Yoda’s Secret War,” continues in Star Wars issue #28, where his tale begins to ‘forcefully’ intertwine across time, we get to see more clearly into a different side of the great Jedi Master, and the mysteries in his adventure at least get a little more interesting. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Star Wars #28”

Canon Comic Review: Star Wars #26

Star Wars #26

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Begun, in Star Wars #26, “Yoda’s Secret War” has. Jason Aaron is joined by one of my favorite artist pairs, Salvador Larroca and Edgar Delgado (Darth Vader), for an adventure from Yoda’s past, as read by Luke from the Journal’s of Old Ben Kenobi. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Star Wars #26”

Canon Comic Review: Doctor Aphra #1

Doctor Aphra #1

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I did my best to check my expectations and excitement at the door, but even though I mostly didn’t, Doctor Aphra #1, written by Kieron Gillen, art by Kev Walker, and colors by Antonio Fabela, does not disappoint, kicking off the series in as delightful and humorous fashion as one comes to expect from anything having to do with the good Doctor. It establishes the series’ more intimate focus, builds on Aphra’s many great characteristics, and gives her co-stars a chance to shine as they are want to do. And to sweeten the pot, there’s a flashback one-shot delving into the tale of how Aphra got her doctorate, brought to life by Gillen and Darth Vader series veterans Salvador Larroca and Edgar Delgado. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Doctor Aphra #1”

Canon Comic Review: Darth Vader #25

Darth Vader #25

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Dreading what may all transpire, especially for fans of Dr. Aphra, in the final issue of the Darth Vader series is to be expected. What was also to be expected, and thoroughly confirmed after reading Darth Vader #25’s final page, is how Kieron Gillen, Salvador Larroca, and Edgar Delgado have wrapped up their modern classic with a riveting, enjoyable, tear-inducing, and full-circle ending that’ll be long remembered. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Darth Vader #25”