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Canon Comic Review: Darth Vader – Dark Lord of the Sith #1

Darth Vader Dark Lord of the Sith #1

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Darth Vader – Dark Lord of the Sith #1 begins literally right where Revenge of the Sith left off, delving into earliest days of Vader’s Sith training under Emperor Palpatine’s yoke. Written by Charles Soule, who hasn’t disappointed yet with his 3 other Star Wars series, with an art team consisting of Giuseppe Camuncoli, Cam Smith, and David Curiel, the Dark Lord’s first trials come to brutal and satisfying light in a promising start to the next Darth Vader series! Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Darth Vader – Dark Lord of the Sith #1”

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”

Canon Comic Review: Star Wars #25

Star Wars #25

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With Star Wars issue #25, “The Last Flight of the Harbinger”  comes to an end, and even if it’s a snappy, action-packed issue, it’s not enough to save this arc from being one of the series’ first disappointing ones. However I did find something else to enjoy about this issue: there’s a bonus one-shot story made in honor of Kenny Baker, the actor who brought R2-D2 to life for so many years. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Star Wars #25”

Canon Comic Review: Poe Dameron #1

Poe Dameron #1

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The best pilot in the galaxy stars in the latest on-going Marvel Star Wars comic: Poe Dameron! Written by Charles Soule (who’s a Star Wars comics veteran at this point) with art by Phil Noto, Poe Dameron #1 brings across Poe’s charm and skills in comic panels, it layers in some interesting bits to the background of The Force Awakens, and promises to explore some of the stranger parts of the universe. In other words: it’s a stellar start for a new series! There’s also a BB-8 one-shot in the issue and it’s about the cutest thing you’ll ever see (and not just because it stars BB-8, though that helps a lot). Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Poe Dameron #1”

Canon Comic Review: Princess Leia #5

Marvel's Princess Leia #5 Review

Spoiler Review –

Princess Leia #5 draws the series to a rather swift, untimely, and rough close, though it should be remembered more for its brave (and oft debated) portrayal of Leia and the fun new character of Evaan, than the shortcomings it suffered due to being a limited series. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Princess Leia #5”

Canon Comic Review: Princess Leia #3

Princess Leia #3

Spoiler Review –

Leia and Evaan travel to Sullust and the Alderaanians there aren’t as friendly to their Princess as one would expect. Cue rockrenders, R2 helping save the day, the threat of the mole revealed, and Leia generally being a woman everyone can and should look up to in Princess Leia #3.
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Canon Comic Review: Princess Leia #1

Princess Leia #1

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It’s about time Princess Leia got her share of the new canon spotlight and Marvel’s latest comic gives her a chance to step up, covering her story directly following A New Hope with Princess Leia #1, which sets up what could potentially be a unique and very memorable adventure for Leia. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Princess Leia #1”

Marvel Shows Off Three New Star Wars Series At SDCC

Marvel Star Wars Comics Covers

During the Cup o’ Joe panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel finally announced some new series for their recently acquired Star Wars comics license. While more exciting than the pricey reprint of their original Star Wars run from some decades ago, Marvel’s three new series all take place in-between A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back, ground well-traveled for the saga in comics. This has a lot of people worried and/or uninterested, but the creative teams behind each series, Star Wars, Darth Vader, and Princess Leia all seem enthusiastic about working on the license, are fans themselves, and will be under the eyes of the Lucasfilm Story Group, all of which means not giving these a chance seems like a mistake.

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