Author: Head Butler Ryan

Canon Novel Review: Last Shot

Last Shot - A Han and Lando Novel Review

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Last Shot, written by Daniel José Older, is a Han and Lando novel which covers distinct, but connected eras of their lives, with very loose ties to Solo: A Star Wars Story mixed in for good measure. Older’s prose is exhilarating, funny, and earnest, capturing Han, Lando, and the various supporting characters in organic, interesting ways, and he manages to keep the focus on the characters while raising the stakes of their adventures, all of which make Last Shot my favorite novel of the new canon since Bloodline. Continue reading “Canon Novel Review: Last Shot”

Canon Comic Review: Poe Dameron #26

Poe Dameron #26

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Poe Dameron #26 provides readers with the first glimpse post-The Last Jedi, as Poe, Rey, and Finn pass the time on the Millennium Falcon by hearing Poe’s journey through the recent sequel trilogy films, all of which means “The Awakening” is off to a splendid start that’ll have fans grinning from ear to ear. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Poe Dameron #26”

Star Wars Comics July 2018 Solicitations

Star Wars Comics July 2018 Solicitations

I haven’t been covering the monthly solicitations for Marvel’s (or IDW’s) upcoming comics, but I’ve decided to start doing so because not only do I look forward to the teases they bring for upcoming stories, but it’s for your convenience of not having to go far to find them if you’re already on the Manor! Seeing as these go out three months, today’s batch of solicitations of Star Wars comics covers issues dropping in July. Head on below to see what’s in store for Doctor AphraPoe DameronDarth Vader – Dark Lord of the Sith, and more! (I’ll update the article when IDW’s solicitations release, which seem to be a few days after Marvel’s Updated!) Continue reading “Star Wars Comics July 2018 Solicitations”

Canon Comic Review: Darth Vader – Dark Lord of the Sith #14

Darth Vader Dark Lord of the Sith #14

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The war for Mon Cala brutally begins in Darth Vader – Dark Lord of the Sith issue 14, though the side which causes hostilities leading to the “Burning Seas” might not be the one you think. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Darth Vader – Dark Lord of the Sith #14”

Buckle Up, Baby, the Solo: A Star Wars Story Trailer is Here!

Solo: A Star Wars Story‘s full trailer dropped today, providing us a glimpse at more of the things we all love and will soon grow to love, like more Wookiees, Lando, L3-37, Qi’ra, Han, the Falcon…and I’m just scratching the surface of this fun looking movie. Check out the theatrical poster and some various thoughts about the trailer below! Continue reading “Buckle Up, Baby, the Solo: A Star Wars Story Trailer is Here!”

Canon Comic Review: Star Wars #46

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Leia’s grand plan to free Mon Cala’s King from the Empire gets off to a rocky, but thoroughly entertaining start in Star Wars issue #46, though it’s a shame about the art. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Star Wars #46”

Comic News: Marvel’s Star Wars Editing Lineup Changes

Jordan D. White and Heather Antos Cameos
Credit: Marvel/Lucasfilm

Marvel’s Star Wars comics got a bit of a shake-up when Editor Jordan D. White and Assistant Editor Heather Antos (seen above in cameos from a panel in Star Wars Annual #2) both announced they are leaving in March. Having been around since the 2015 launch of Marvel’s reclamation of the Star Wars line, it’s both expected, but still a surprise to see these two moving onto other projects. They’ll be replaced by Mark Paniccia. Full details below! Continue reading “Comic News: Marvel’s Star Wars Editing Lineup Changes”

Canon Comic Review: Doctor Aphra #18

Doctor Aphra #18

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The penultimate issue of the “Remastered” arc, Doctor Aphra #18, puts Aphra, her band of misfits, and Hera Syndulla in one helluva bind aboard a secret Imperial base full of monstrosities. Just another day at the office for everyone’s favorite doctor! Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Doctor Aphra #18”

Double the Excerpts: Last Shot and Thrawn – Alliances (UPDATED)

The two currently announced adult novels, Last Shot and Thrawn: Alliances, recently got some revealing and exciting excerpts. Head below for the details! UPDATED 4/6/18: There’s a second excerpt for Last Shot as the novel’s release draws closer! Continue reading “Double the Excerpts: Last Shot and Thrawn – Alliances (UPDATED)”

Canon Comic Review: Poe Dameron #25

Poe Dameron #25

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It’s the end of an era for the Poe Dameron comic series, as issue #25 wraps up all its major story arcs that have been brewing since #1 and prepares the series to hyperspace off into its newest direction. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Poe Dameron #25”