Comics With Kenobi #36

Views, news and reviews as Jeff McGee and Matt Moore tackle October’s prodigious output of Star Wars comics from Marvel Entertainment.

Plenty of hits, some misses, but definitely a full complement far-reaching stories that continue to add to the complex layers of characters we’ve been following for years, if not decades, along with some careful consideration about events between Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars Rebels, along with happenings between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back.

As for news? We’re moving house! OK, not literally moving but starting later this month we’ll be moving to our own feed that you’ll be able to find on iTunes, Stitcher, BlogTalk Radio and so many more. Be sure to follow our Twitter feed for more details and the actual move date, but it’s coming sooner than you expect.

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Comics With Kenobi #35.1: Young Padawans Edition

You wondered, aloud even: “Where’s the discussion about IDW Publishing’s Star Wars Adventures?”

It’s right here!

We were intrigued when IDW, in announcing the new series earlier this year, noted that its stories were aimed at younglings and younglings at heart. After two issues, it’s obvious there’s no better way to explain the delightfully scripted and superbly illustrated stories.

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Comics With Kenobi #35

It’s autumn up here in our hemisphere.

While leaves are falling, and the countdown clock is flipping closer and closer to Star Wars: The Last Jedi, we’re slating our Star Wars thirst with a bevy of Star Wars comics from Marvel and IDW Publishing, as well as a couple of young upstarts from down in central Florida, too.

September’s comics ran the gamut from Prequel Trilogy-era events in the Clone Wars, to Original Trilogy-era nefariousness to Sequel Trilogy-era malfeasance.

There was also a Dickensian-inspired Sithmas carol that brought us a bunch of Darths, including Bane, Malgus and Vader.

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Comics With Kenobi #34

The summer has wound done, but the Star Wars comics show no sign of abating. August? It reached a new level, with 10 titles out last month.

This episode has lots of conversation and constructive criticism, along with news you can use, including details about Si Spurrier joining the writing team with Kieron Gillen for Doctor Aphra, as well as Jason Aaron’s dissection of his long run on Marvel’s flagship monthly Star Wars title with SyFy Wire’s Mike Avila.

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Marvel 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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Comics With Kenobi #33

With July done, it’s time to revisit the month’s bounty of Star Wars comics from Marvel and A Star Wars Comic. We suggest you get a milkshake to savor while you listen. (#MakeMineMilkshake)

There’s more detail about the Thrawn mini series announced at San Diego Comic-Con, which debuts in February, in this episode.

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Comics With Kenobi #32

Gather up your java, tea and more and pull those Star Wars comics out of the bags as we dive into June’s issues from Marvel.

Co-hosts Matt Moore and Jeff McGee have found much to discuss in regard to the conclusion of The Screaming Citadel, the ongoing adventures of Poe Dameron as well as the latest installment of A Star Wars Comics.

There’s also news about Star Wars Adventures at San Diego Comic-Con and some tidbits about this month’s comics, too.

It’s another long one, but, you know, it’s good problem to have, all these Star Wars comics.

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Comics With Kenobi #31

Sit down, pour a cup of joe and relax. Be at one with the Force as we discuss all the comics from May — and we mean all of them.

Apologies for the length of this show — it’s more than two-and-a-half hours — but there was a great deal to discuss about the events of (The) Screaming Citadel crossover that’s gone through three of its five chapters in its namesake one-shot, Star Wars No. 31 and issue seven of Star Wars: Doctor Aphra.

(At this rate, our show discussing August’s comics will last three days!)

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Comics With Kenobi #30

April proved a pivotal month for Star Wars comics.

From the first issue of Marvel’s Rogue One adaptation, which provided some context and details not seen in the film, to the conclusion of  story arcs in Star Wars 30 and Star Wars: Doctor Aphra 6along with the passing of a beloved member of the Resistance’s Black Squadron in Star Wars: Poe Dameron 13, there was plenty of pathos and high adventure to be had.

Co-hosts Matt Moore and Jeff McGee were suitably impressed with Star Wars: Darth Maul 3, which continued to build nuanced layer after nuanced layer on a Zabrak who began life seemingly as a throwaway character, but has grown to become one of the Star Wars Saga’s most enduring and utterly complex characters.

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Comics With Kenobi #29

March came in like a lion but didn’t end like a lamb, at least not in the pages of Marvel’s Star Wars comics, that’s for certain.

Join us we take a deep dive into the latest issues of Star Wars: Darth Maul #2, Star Wars: Poe Dameron #12 and Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #5. We’re also looking ahead to Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, too, with details about the Coffee With Kenobi Podcast meet-up, panels that are focused on Star Wars comics along with pertinent details about what you can get from us, cheap as free, if you’re going to the big event.

Our chief question? What will Celebration mean for Marvel’s Star Wars comics? We don’t know, yet, but one thing’s for certain: Don’t stop believing.

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