Dan Z is joined by the daily content manager of Jedi News, program director of the Jedi News Network, and the co-host of Radio 1138, & Take Cover, Mark Newbold, and the host of The Cantina Cast, Mike Rondeau. They start the show debating the pros and cons of skipping pre-The Last Jedi marketing. Tom has news, and in the Coffee Chat, they ponder what has happened to Rogue One in current Star Wars conversation. This the podcast you’re looking for!
Excited for Star Wars Battlefront II? The November release sure seems like a long way off, but EA Star Wars has unveiled a new gameplay trailer to whet the appetite just a little more.
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Grab your bookmarks, it’s time to Take Cover as we focus on the writings of the Star Wars galaxy. This month we say goodbye to Brian and along with Matt and Mark he discusses the latest comics, books and magazine news and catches up with Doctor Aphra and soon-to-be Star Wars writer Kieron Gillen.
Writer Charles Soule has never shyed away from incorporating contemporary events into his comics tales. It’s why Poe Dameron #18 has a particular resonance about the importance of information as rallying point and commodity.
The latest issue of Marvel’s third Star Wars monthly series is jarring, illuminating and, above all, mindful, given the precarious nature of a galaxy that’s caught in a standoff by the Resistance and an ever-growing and seemingly morality free First Order.
Written by Soule, illustrated Angel Unzueta, colored by Arif Prianto, lettered by VC’s Joe Caramagna, the second part of the “War Stories” arc finds Black Squadron divided in duties, with Jess, Kare and Suralinda attempting to expose the ruthlessness of a First Order detachment on a world rich with thorilide deposits.
Jay’s Galactic Espressions
Now that I have the attention of the Star Wars shippers out there…!
August, 2017 marked the nine-year anniversary of the theatrical premiere of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. On March 11, 2013, it was announced that Lucasfilm would be cancelling the beloved television series. Anyone who knows me well, knows that I wept at that announcement, and went through the entire grief process, trying to come to terms with the loss. I pined for the characters, the stories, and just the idea of being able to look forward to each passing week, so I could fill the Star Wars need in my life. I listened to the beautifully compelling musical works of Kevin Kiner, reliving the emotional journey of some of the characters and pivotal scenes.
There’s a certain satisfaction when you come across a neatly contained one-issue story in comic books. Star Wars #34 is exactly that, given it’s briskly paced, energetically illustrated and rollicking from start to finish.
This issue, written by Jason Aaron and illustrated by Salvador Larroca, with colors by Edgar Delgado and letters by VC’s Clayton Cowles, focuses on Lando Calrissian and Capt. Sana Starros.
It is, to be blunt, pure joy to read, from the cover by Mike Mayhew to the final page with the surprising reveal, setting the stage for issue #35.
This week’s installment of The Star Wars Show features prequel-era additions to the mobile game, Star Wars: Force Arena, updates to Galaxy of Heroes, and creating the sounds for The Force Awakens with foley artist Jana Vance. Meanwhile, at Skywalker Ranch, a discussion takes place between The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson and Thomas Kail, director of Hamilton.
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The Star Wars Canon Dispatch
Welcome to The Star Wars Canon Dispatch, an unofficial monthly contextual look at the monthly releases in Star Wars storytelling. Mostly a comic driven month this August as we ramp up towards Journey to the Last Jedi.