Comics With Kenobi #28

February was a light month for Star Wars yet remained a critical moment for the entire line, with stories in Star Wars: Poe Dameron 11, Star Wars: Doctor Aphra 4 and Star Wars 29 holding true to ongoing storylines that keep pace with expanding the Saga’s character development and exploration of events before the events of the prequel trilogies and the original trilogies, along with ahead of events in The Force Awakens.

We’ve also got a special guest this issue, artist Mike Mayhew, whose work on the vaunted one-shot Obi-Wan Kenobi stories in Marvel’s flagship Star Wars monthly (we dubbed them Obi-Wan Shots) gave readers new insight into not just the last of the Jedi Knights’ time on Tatooine, but an edifying and entertaining glimpse into Luke Skywalker, too.

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For Fans Jim Mello and Alex Ray, Their ‘A Star Wars Comic’ Promises New Tales, Intrigue and More Every Month

Among the startling delights of Rogue One: Star Wars Story were the new characters, nearly all of whom perished by the film’s end. Of intriguing interest was Edrio and Benthic Two Tubes, the Tognaths who were among the trusted members of Saw Gerrera’s band of Rebels on Jedha.

While their time on screen was short, it was impressive, but the screenplay allowed for scant detail about the egg mates’ origins, thinking and devotion to the Rebellion.

That’s changed, thanks not to just the assorted books, from the official novel adapting the film or the excellent Rogue One: A Visual Guide.

For Jim Mello and Alex Ray, it wasn’t enough. The pair were so intrigued by Benthic Two Tubes that they seized upon the idea of a six-page comic about the Tognath and, in the process, have created a fan-made ode to not just the character, but to Star Wars, too.
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Marvel Titles Found only in Comic Retailers will now Unlock FREE Additional Digital Comics

New York, NY—January 6, 2017— Marvel is proud to announce that, beginning February 2017, all Marvel digital redeem codes found within the pages of Marvel Universe titles will unlock two or more BONUS DIGITAL COMICS on the Marvel Comics app for iPhone®, iPad®, iPhone® and select Android devices* at no additional cost!

Starting this year with Marvel Universe titles (excluding all-ages comics), only available within your local comic shop, the Marvel digital code will be upgraded to unlock two or more additional digital Marvel comics – stretching your dollars’ worth!

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Book Review: Narrative Equality in Star Wars Galactic Maps


Narrative Equality in Star Wars Galactic Maps

Please note, the following article has mild spoilers for several Star Wars canon books and comics, including but not limited to Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir, Lords of the Sith, Lost Stars, and Shattered Empire.

The excitement around new Star Wars narratives seems in direct proportion to the narrative weight that we as fans give those stories. A new Star Wars film is typically seen as the pinnacle of storytelling, with the animated television shows coming behind, also with a lot of excitement and media coverage. New novels are a milestone in their own right while comics fizzle in and out. Short stories often find themselves lacking coverage and reference books rarely make a dent. But… entertain me for a minute, as we explore how a particular reference book, Star Wars Galactic Maps by Emil Fortune and Tim McDonagh, a brand new “Illustrated Atlas of the Star Wars Universe,” brings to light elements from all these mediums in one single printed history of the galaxy, providing some narrative equality across all storytelling vehicles.

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Sequart’s 2nd STAR WARS Book Now Available

Sequart’s 2nd STAR WARS Book Now Available

Sequart Organization is proud to announce the publication of A Galaxy Far, Far Away: Exploring Star Wars Comics, edited by Rich Handley and Joseph F. Berenato.

Ever since Star Wars hit theaters in 1977, comic books and comic strips have taken the characters beyond the silver screen. Since then, almost 2000 comics have been produced from a variety of publishers, including Marvel Comics, Blackthorne Publishing, the L.A Times Syndicate, Dark Horse Comics, Scholastic, Tokyopop, and more, addressing every aspect of the Star Wars universe.

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The Star Wars Canon Dispatch: November 2016


The Star Wars Canon Dispatch
November 2016

Welcome to The Star Wars Canon Dispatch, an unofficial monthly contextual look at the recent and upcoming releases in Star Wars storytelling.

Recent Releases (October 16 – November 15)

Rebels 7“Ocean Rescue” – Rebels Magazine, No. 7
Martin Fisher, writer / Bob Molesworth, artist

Time Frame: Between Episodes III: Revenge of the Sith and IV: A New Hope, during the era of Star Wars Rebels, likely between Seasons 1 and 2.

Canon Influence: We got to see a bit of Sabine’s history come through in this story, a brief glimpse at what happened to her when she was in the Imperial Academy.  The stories in this comic strip are becoming more relevant as the issues go on, which is very exciting to see.

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Check Out the Latest Comic Book Galaxy by CWK’s Dan Z!


After a brief hiatus, Comic Book Galaxy is back! This regular feature, written by Coffee With Kenobi co-host Dan Z. for, looks at the latest offerings from Marvel’s Star Wars comics. This week Dan looks at the finale of the Darth Vader series, as well as Han Solo #4, and The Force Awakens #5.

You can check out an excerpt below:

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The Star Wars Canon Dispatch: September 2016


The Star Wars Canon Dispatch
September 2016

Welcome to The Star Wars Canon Dispatch, an unofficial monthly contextual look at the recent and upcoming releases in Star Wars storytelling. There were quite a few Star Wars canon releases over the last four weeks, with a couple of surprises hidden within, and while the next four weeks are a bit lite, there are some heavy hitters coming up.

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In a First, Marvel’s Star Wars Comics Slide Out of Top 20 in July

Star Wars #21

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 ComicsRebirth, 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).

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