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First Impression: DARTH VADER [2020] #1

by Glenn Snow | December 12th, 2019
DARTH VADER [2020] #1

All hail, another ongoing Darth Vader series! Let’s hope this one goes for at least 25 issues as well! “‘JOIN ME, AND TOGETHER, WE CAN RULE THE GALAXY AS FATHER AND SON.’ THE TRAGEDY OF DARTH VADER CONTINUES. In the shattering climax of The Empire Strikes Back, Darth Vader infamously reveals his true relationship to Luke Skywalker and invites his son to rule the galaxy at his side. But Luke refuses — plunging into the abyss beneath Cloud City rather than turn to the Dark Side. We all remember Luke’s utter horror in this life-altering moment. But what about Vader? In this new epic chapter in the Darth Vader saga, the dark lord grapples with Luke’s unthinkable refusal and embarks […]

First Impression: STAR WARS: THE RISE OF KYLO REN [2020] #1

by Glenn Snow | October 15th, 2019
STAR WARS: THE RISE OF KYLO REN [2020] #1

Tons of Star Wars stuff this month, but this one looks exceedingly cool. “WITH BEN SOLO’S FALL… COMES KYLO REN’S RISE. Young Ben Solo is legendary Jedi Luke Skywalker’s most promising pupil. As the son of Rebel Alliance heroes Leia Organa and Han Solo, as well as Luke’s own nephew, Ben has the potential to be a great force for light in the galaxy. But the Skywalker legacy casts a long shadow, the currents of the dark side run deep, and Darth Vader’s blood runs in Ben’s veins. Voices call from both his past and his future, telling him who he must be. He will shatter, he will be reforged, his destiny will be revealed. Snoke awaits. The Knights of […]

First Impression: STAR WARS [2015] #75

by Glenn Snow | September 12th, 2019
STAR WARS [2015] #75

Wait!? What?! Final issue? But, but…what’s next?! “FINAL ISSUE. IT’S A TRAP. The epic REBELS AND ROGUES storyline reaches its explosive end. Can THREEPIO save the rock people of K43? Is WARBA the master or the student? Which Champion falls? And how much of LUKE’S desperate plan has DARTH VADER foreseen from the beginning? The search for a new rebel base continues. Rated T.” Pre-Order Now Interested in Getting Started In STAR WARS comic books? Check out our guide here. Related shopping tags: STAR WARS, STAR WARS (NEW CANON) [2014]

Cool Cover Alert: VARK WARS [2019] #1

by Glenn Snow | September 12th, 2019
VARK WARS [2019] #1

Star Wars fans take note of this parody issue from independent comic legend Dave Sim. “Batvark decides to remake Star Wars as a ‘Post-Modern Deconstructionist Production’. Dante as Producer. Talking Cerebus into starring as ‘Luke’. Satan as Princess Leia. Making light sabres out of fluorescent bulbs filled with gasoline. Who will be ‘Han Solo’? Jingles? Cerebus? Batvark? (Still casting on page 12, this is so not looking good.) Francis as Obi-Wan? (Page 20 and Francis is ‘out’ as Obi-Wan). Beatrice as the princess leia hologram (‘Help me, Dan-te Alighieri, you’re my only hope.’) She looks like her. She sounds like her. Let’s make her the trailer and ’round-file’ the rest of this. Don’t miss the Earth-One Ending. Don’t miss the […]

First Impression: STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA [2017] #37

by Glenn Snow | August 11th, 2019
STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA [2017] #37

Yes! You knew this was coming eventually…Darth Vader. “A ROGUE’S END Part 1: A BRAND NEW ARC STARTS HERE. After all she’s been through, professional disaster-zone DOCTOR APHRA is right back where she started: working for DARTH VADER. What villainous use has the dark lord found for her, to make him spare the life of his most annoying foe…? And how long does she have to try and slither out of harm’s way before he decides to finish what he started years ago…? Rated T.” Pre-Order Now Interested in Getting Started In DOCTOR APHRA comic books? Check out our guide here. Interested in Getting Started In STAR WARS comic books? Check out our guide here. Related shopping tags: DOCTOR APHRA, […]

First Impression: JOURNEY TO STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER–ALLEGIANCE [2019] #1

by Glenn Snow | August 11th, 2019
JOURNEY TO STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER--ALLEGIANCE [2019] #1

[mind melts in anticipation] “BEFORE THE EXCITING EVENTS OF STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER. Hounded by the FIRST ORDER across the galaxy, the RESISTANCE is in dire need of ships, weapons and recruits to make a final stand against KYLO REN’S forces. Desperation drives a delegation led by GENERAL LEIA ORGANA and REY to entreat the Rebel veteran’s one-time allies, THE MON CALAMARI, to join the fight – but decades after Imperial occupation enslaved their planet, there are those willing to stop at nothing to prevent another war from bloodying the waters of Mon Cala. A system away, POE DAMERON and FINN have their own mission: to hunt down a weapons cache on the remote moon of Avedot, unaware […]

First Impression: STAR WARS ADVENTURES [2017] #27

by Glenn Snow | August 11th, 2019
STAR WARS ADVENTURES [2017] #27

Whoa! The Journey to the Rise of Skywalker includes the Wookies defending Kashyyyk from the First Order?!? I can hardly wait for this movie! “In this first installment of a three-part story, the mighty Wookiees of Kashyyk must defend their home against the armies of the evil First Order. Plus, in our second tale, R2-D2, C-3PO, and BB-8 team up on a top-secret spy adventure for the Resistance.” Pre-Order Now Interested in Getting Started In STAR WARS comic books? Check out our guide here. Related shopping tags: IDW STAR WARS ADVENTURES, STAR WARS, STAR WARS (NEW CANON) [2014]

First Impression: STAR WARS JEDI: FALLEN ORDER–DARK TEMPLE [2019] #1

by Glenn Snow | July 15th, 2019
STAR WARS JEDI: FALLEN ORDER--DARK TEMPLE [2019] #1

I don’t play video games, but I love these tie-in series! “IN THE GLORY DAYS OF THE REPUBLIC, TWO JEDI WILL GET CAUGHT UP IN A BATTLE THEY CAN’T UNDERSTAND – A BATTLE FOR THEIR LIVES. Leading into Jedi: Fallen Order™ the upcoming third-person action-adventure Star Wars™ title from Lucasfilm and Respawn Entertainment, DARK TEMPLE follows the Jedi Master ENO CORDOVA and his impulsive Padawan CERE JUNDA on their most dangerous mission yet. The Jedi Council has sent them to the remote planet Ontotho to oversee the peaceful excavation of a mysterious temple that has been uncovered. But they will come to find that what surrounds the temple may be even more dangerous than the mysteries within it. Clandestine local […]

First Impression: ART OF STAR WARS JEDI: FALLEN ORDER [2019-HC]

by Glenn Snow | July 15th, 2019
ART OF STAR WARS JEDI: FALLEN ORDER [2019-HC]

This looks seriously awesome… “Dark Horse Books, Lucasfilm Ltd., Respawn Entertainment and Electronic Arts present The Art of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. The new book, which was created in close collaboration between the four companies, is a full-color, oversized hardcover volume that captures the design process of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, a galaxy-spanning, action-adventure video game from Respawn Entertainment and Electronic Arts arriving later this year. The Art of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will guide readers through Cal Kestis’ perilous and heroic journey across the galaxy in an attempt to rebuild the Jedi Order as he learns the ways of the Force, travels to exotic worlds, and battles tyrannical foes. This uniquely designed work is sure to […]

First Impression: STAR WARS: TARGET VADER [2019] #1

by Glenn Snow | May 10th, 2019
STAR WARS: TARGET VADER [2019] #1

Vader vs. Valance the Hunter! This will be epic, for sure. “THE HUNTER. DARTH VADER is on the hunt for a mysterious criminal syndicate operating outside of THE EMPIRE’s rule. But little does he know he’s being hunted by a group of the galaxy’s deadliest bounty hunters, hired by the syndicate to take out Vader once and for all. Led by fallen Imperial Officer BEILERT VALANCE, this ragtag group of assassins will stop at nothing to kill the biggest bounty of their lives.” Pre-Order Now Interested in Getting Started In DARTH VADER comic books? Check out our guide here. Interested in Getting Started In STAR WARS comic books? Check out our guide here. Related shopping tags: DARTH VADER, STAR WARS, […]