Star Wars Comics Review: Rogue One #5

This review of Star Wars: Rogue One #5 contains minor spoilers.

Marvel stumbled with its comic-book adaptation of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2016.

With it’s six-issue Rogue One: A Star Wars Story adaptation, the publisher has done more than regained its footing, it’s poised to lap the competition.

The fifth, and penultimate issue of the mini series, released Aug. 2, continues what has been a stellar retelling of the cinematic hit, while offering modest bits of material not seen in the film.

That’s not surprising, given editor Heather Antos has referred to it, and rightly so, as a director’s cut. The film’s director, Gareth Edwards, was consulted ahead of the series’ publication.

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First Order TIE Fighter and Rogue One Shoretrooper Replica Helmets In-Stock and Shipping from Anovos

There are two updates from Anovos today. The Star Wars First Order TIE Fighter Pilot and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Shoretrooper helmets are in-stock now and available for shipping.

Details below:

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Introducing the Limited Run of Star Wars Death Trooper Replica Armor Kits from Anovos

News from Anovos:

The elite soldiers of Imperial Intelligence, Death Troopers are encased in specialized armor with a dark, ominous gleam. Our new Star Wars Death Trooper Armor Kit will be a limited run of just 300 units! These do-it-yourself kits are for costumers who enjoy building their own armor for a custom fit. Pre-order yours today and save 10% with discount code SDCCSTARWARS until July 23.

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‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ General Merrick Blue Squadron Helmet Available Now from Anovos

You’ll be ready to join the Rebellion and fight the Empire with General Merrick’s Blue Squadron Helmet from Anovos:

General Merrick was the commander of Blue Squadron during the Battle of Scarif, leading Starfighter Command at the Rebel Base on Yavin 4. This X-wing helmet accessory from ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS™ STORY features the weathered markings of Blue Leader and a fully lined interior.

Take advantage of introductory pricing with 10% OFF with discount code MERRICK through July 23rd! Reserve your helmet today!

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Star Wars – AT-ACT Driver Helmet Now Available at Introductory Pricing from Anovos

Kick off your weekend with a new offering from Anovos:

ANOVOS is now proud to offer the ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS™ STORY AT-ACT Driver Helmet Accessory! With fiberglass construction and fully lined interior, this wearable helmet represents the operators of the Empire’s AT-ACT walker as seen in the battle of Scarif. Reserve your helmet today!

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‘Star Wars Rebels’ and ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Are Winners at the 2017 Saturn Awards

The 2017 Saturn Awards were announced yesterday, and Star Wars Rebels and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story were the winners in three categories. Congratulations to all!

The winning categories are listed below:

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Force and Faith: To Rebel is to be Truly Human

“I rebel.”

Very simply put, this is the most important thing you can come to grips with, and become part of.  And yeah, me, of the first estate by vocation, I will teach this to the bitter end.  There are evil and nefarious forces in the world masquerading as goodness, trying to steal the inherent beauty in each of us.  There are greedy people trying to gain unlimited power through the theft of the beauty each of us possesses.

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Heads to Netflix in July

Good news for Netflix subscribers! The streaming service announced today that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will make its exclusive debut on July 18.  Last year it was revealed that — starting from September 2016 onwards — Netflix would “become the exclusive US pay TV home of the latest films from Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar.” Rogue One kicks things off for Lucasfilm!

Everything coming to Netflix in July can bee seen in the announcement video below:

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Cassian Andor Field Jacket Pre-Order — 15% Off Today Only from Anovos!

For today only, you can take 15% off your pre-order of the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Cassian Andor Field Jacket from Anovos:

Captain Cassian Andor commands respect from his Rebel troops with his ability to keep a cool head under fire and complete his missions with minimal resources. Pre-order your ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY Cassian Andor Field Jacket today!

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Marvel Comics Announces Star Wars: Rogue One – Cassian & K-2SO Special #1

This Is The Droid You’re Looking For: Announcing STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE – CASSIAN & K-2SO SPECIAL #1!
Duane Swierczynski and Fernando Blanco bring you the epic adventures of Cassian Andor and K-2SO

New York, NY—May 19, 2017—Cassian Andor and his reprogrammed Imperial security droid K-2SO have a partnership that rivals the closeness of Luke Skywalker and R2-D2. But like all great stories, that wasn’t always the case. So how did the great partnership of human and droid come to be? This August, find out the real history between the two characters when Marvel releases STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE – CASSIAN & K-2SO SPECIAL #1, written by acclaimed author Duane Swierczynski (Cable, Punisher: Frank Castle) with art by Fernando Blanco (Marvel Zombies, Thunderbolts).

Despite fighting to protect the galaxy, Cassian Andor and K-2SO haven’t always been on the same side of the Galactic Civil War – and readers will find out why in this new story, which includes the two characters meeting each other for the very first time!

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