The last time I was on Tatooine as Luke Skywalker it was in 1992 on my Super Nintendo playing Super Star Wars and I was ten years old. It was a great time and brought me wonderful memories as a young fan. Fast forward to 2015 and this time it’s my oldest son who has just turned ten years old and swinging Luke’s saber and taking on adventures.
Hey Coffee With Kenobi readers, Joe2-D2 here. Sorry for such a long time between blogs. I’ve spent the last seven months recovering from a stroke that I suffered in February.
So for my first blog back, I decided to pull something from the archives.
A few years ago, a group of bloggers, including a few of our very own here at CWK, had decided to write a series of blogs on the original Star Wars blogs describing a still image taken from the Original Trilogy films. We called the series “A Still Moment in the Galaxy Far, Far Away.” We were each given two images and had to decide which one we wanted to write about. This is the photo that I decided to write about. So enjoy.
Star Wars author and aficionado Adam Bray returns with Star Wars Rebels: Visual Guide: Epic Battles, another stunning book capturing the essence of Star Wars Rebels, the television series that reveals the beginnings of the Rebellion. Set between Episodes III and IV, the series is about to start Season 2 with great anticipation amongst Star Wars fans, and this book serves an excellent companion piece to the series. Full of beautiful, full color illustrations, as well as factoids and information, Epic Battles is a tantalizing treat for both new fans, as well as those of us who experienced Rebels Season One.
Have you heard the news? Sarah Michelle Gellar’s role in Star Wars Rebels has officially been revealed! She will be voicing a character called the Seventh Sister, one of the Jedi-hunting Inquisitors that will without a doubt be giving our heroes a healthy dose of trouble this season — in particular Kanan and Ezra.
See more about the Seventh Sister in the video below:
Topps will be offering 7 oversized card sets in the vintage 1977 look and feel. Each set contains 10 cards featuring one faction from the Star Wars saga. Each set will retail for $20 (tax included) and will be sold exclusively at New York Comic Con. We are doing a pretty limited print run of just 250 per set. Come find us at Booth 2266!
Here’s just a taste of what bidders can expect:
The Original Trilogy is getting a second look from a new angle through the eyes of readers who may not necessarily be familiar with the stories of Luke, Leia, Darth Vader, Han, Lando, Chewbacca and the droids R2-D2 and C-3PO.
Published by Disney Lucasfilm Press and Listening Library, the three volumes ape the original trilogy stories, but ease readers — and, in our case, audiobook listeners — into the story with sparkling writing, attentive detail that is not microscopic and vibrant storytelling.
The aim is to bring the classic trilogy store, and all it entails, to a young reader, while making it relevant to them in contemporary times. Coffee With Kenobi has listened to all three volumes and these are our reviews.
CELEBRATE THE FORCE OF READING AROUND THE WORLD ON
STAR WARS™ READS DAY OCTOBER 10, 2015
Read more, you must! Fans, authors, and publishers will join forces at thousands of Star Wars events worldwide
GLENDALE, Calif. (September 30, 2015) – Disney Publishing Worldwide and Lucasfilm Ltd. announced today that the fourth annual Star Wars Reads Day on October 10, 2015 will celebrate reading with events across the globe. The force of reading will be strong at thousands of regional and international storytelling events featuring a host of exciting literary programming for Star Wars fans of all ages as they gear up for the theatrical release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on December 18, 2015.
Amid a clamor for translations, LINE Webtoon is bringing its popular telling of the original Star Wars trilogy to the U.S., giving fans of the Saga who don’t read Korean the chance to experience the retelling of the Episodes IV, V and VI in a different manner.
The series, originally titled Star Wars: Story Before the Force Awakens, and available only in South Korea and in Korean, is expanding its reach, said JunKoo Kim, the founder and head of LINE Webtoon.
“Our fans in the United States are in for something special as they now have a chance to dive into the epic Star Wars story in a totally new way, only on LINE Webtoon,” Kim said in a statement. “This immersive digital comic experience offers a brand new experience for Star Wars fans and perfectly showcases the appeal of our digital storytelling format.”
And, remember, the stories told are canon. They’re similar to the original trilogy, but there is more depth and detail for certain characters such as Lars and Beru, along with Obi-Wan Kenobi’s doings on Tatooine.
On the latest edition of Bantha Banter, Jeff chats with artist extraordinaire Eddie Medina about Eddie’s art, his webshow The Rantcor Pit, and his unique experience of going to see The Empire Strikes Back in 1980. Trust me, it’s a good listen Check it out here.