It’s here! The eighth episode of Lattes with Leia! Amy and Drea are reunited at last. Before we jump into this month’s topic, we spend time catching up on each other’s highlights from Celebration Europe and San Diego Comic-Con and talk about the latest Star Wars things we’re obsessed with (yes, there are some links below – the dress Drea mentions is sadly sold out, though). Then, we go on to discuss superlatives in Star Wars — the best Jedi, the best Sith, the best friend, etc. Listen and then share your bests with us.
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Marvel achieved a milestone in July: None of its Star Wars comics were among the top 20 books sold in comic shops during the month, the first time since the debut of Star Wars #1 in January 2015.
The sales rankings are compiled by Diamond Comics Distributors Inc.
Author and comics aficianado John Jackson Miller breaks down the sales estimates monthly on his website, Comichron: The Comics Chronicles, to determine how many copies were sold that month of a particular title, while also including the cover price of each particular issue. (Diamond and Miller track only print sales, not digital.)
It’s clear that the slide in rankings, and decline in issues sold for the Star Wars titles, was due, in part to the massive success of DC Comics‘ Rebirth, which has dominated charts, sales and comics conversations since its ramp up in June (The harbinger of the initiative, DC Universe Rebirth #1 was released in May).
The one thing that seems to be on the minds of everyone this summer is Netflix’s hit show Stranger Things. I won’t spoil the show here (CWK is anti-spoiler on all entertainment matters!), but I will highly recommend sitting down and watching it. It has plenty of Star Wars references throughout and blends a lot of different storytelling genres together. It got me thinking of what kind of stories could be told in the Star Wars universe. We’re all use to the Saga films and different kind of novels in Legends and the new continuity. Even individual episodes of The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels have utilized different genres. Below are some great ideas for things that would be interesting to see explored.
Thursday afternoon means it’s time for The Star Wars After Show, for even more of your weekly dose of Star Wars news and discussion. In this week’s installment, host Andi Gutierrez talks to Lucasfilm employees Matt Martin, Amanda Jean Camarillo, Tony Sherg, and Katie Avila about the long history of Star Wars and Disneyland, new stormtroopers, and what’s new in Marvel Star Wars comics.
You can check out the show below:
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We’ve hit the mid-week mark, and that means it’s time for an all-new installment of The Star Wars Show! In addition to bringing you all the latest news from the galaxy far, far away, co-hosts Andi Gutierrez and Peter Townley talk to Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show, about his love for The Phantom Menace. There’s also a visit to Shanghai Disneyland and much more packed into just over eight minutes.
Check out the show below:
StarWars.com’s weekly comic book feature, “Comic Book Galaxy” by Coffee With Kenobi co-host Dan Z, returns this week with a look at what’s new in the world of Marvel’s Star Wars comics. Dan takes a look at highlights from Poe Dameron #5, The Force Awakens #3, and Star Wars #22. Hope you’re caught up with your comic book reading! There’s a lot to enjoy right now.
You can read an excerpt from Dan’s piece below:
DISNEY MOVIES ANYWHERE ADDS ITS FIRST MULTICHANNEL VIDEO PROGRAMMING DISTRIBUTOR, FIOS BY VERIZON, TO ITS
EVER-EXPANDING DIGITAL FOOTPRINT
Fios by Verizon Is Joining Disney Movies Anywhere on August 23, Coinciding with the Digital In-Home Release of the Groundbreaking Live-Action Adventure “The Jungle Book”
All Newly Connected Accounts Will Receive A Limited, Free Movie Offer
of Disney•Pixar’s “Monsters, Inc.”
BURBANK, Calif. – August 23, 2016 – Continuing efforts to provide more ways to buy and watch your favorite Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars movies at home or on the go, Disney Movies Anywhere today announces the addition of Fios by Verizon, the first multichannel video programming distributor to join its cloud-based digital movie service platform.
The launch coincides with today’s digital release of Disney’s hit film The Jungle Book.
MARVEL HONORS JACK “THE KING” KIRBY WITH A WEEK LONG CELEBRATION!
New York, NY—August 23rd, 2016— He’s the King of Comics! A man who left an indelible mark upon the medium, using his peerless imagination to create some of the greatest stories and characters ever told. All this week, join Marvel.com for a celebration devoted to all things Kirby with Marvel’s KIRBY WEEK.
Jack “The King” Kirby is one of the founding fathers of the Marvel Universe and from August 22nd to the 28th–what would have been Kirby’s 99th birthday–Marvel will pay homage to the incredible and iconic contributions Kirby has made to the House of Ideas, entertainment, and pop-culture.