It’s never easy losing a friend, an idol, an icon. The loss of Carrie Fisher is one we won’t forget and will feel, acutely, through 2017 and beyond.
It’s among the reasons this episode starts somber, and for good reason, but we never lose sight of the hope that Star Wars brings its legion of fans and the community that has built itself up around the Saga.
For our last episode of 2016 — and the first of 2017 — co-hosts Matt Moore and Jeff McGee dive deep into the four Marvel Star Wars comics that made December so stirring. They featured tales of adventure, intrigue, daring and, yes, heroism in all its forms, subtle and small.
We start off with Star Wars: Poe Dameron #9, and are immediately drawn into the role that C-3PO plays. Is he, in fact, a super stealthy agent of espionage? Is that loquacious fretting merely a cover? Meanwhile, in Star Wars #26 (what a story!) we get our first look at a pre-The Phantom Menace Yoda as the series starts a multi-issue arc that draws its inspiration from the journals of Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Finally, we embrace with gusto the first two issues of Star Wars: Doctor Aphra, written by Kieron Gillen and drawn by Kev Walker.
It bears repeating that this is a milestone debut, given it’s the first time a Star Wars character created for the comics is headlining a solo title. We had high hopes. Were they met?
We also talk about the tremendously done fan project Star Wars: Tales From the Far, Far Away shepherded by writers Michael Moreci and Tim Daniel. It’s so well done and deserving of your attention. The fact that it’s only the second time they’ve done so should add to your excitement.
Check out the details of the project at Multiversity Comics and you’ll see what we mean.