Star Wars Comics Review: Star Wars: Poe Dameron 18

This review of Star Wars: Poe Dameron #18 contains minor spoilers.

Writer Charles Soule has never shyed away from incorporating contemporary events into his comics tales. It’s why Poe Dameron #18 has a particular resonance about the importance of information as rallying point and commodity.

The latest issue of Marvel’s third Star Wars monthly series is jarring, illuminating and, above all, mindful, given the precarious nature of a galaxy that’s caught in a standoff by the Resistance and an ever-growing and seemingly morality free First Order.

Written by Soule, illustrated Angel Unzueta, colored by Arif Prianto, lettered by VC’s Joe Caramagna, the second part of the “War Stories” arc finds Black Squadron divided in duties, with Jess, Kare and Suralinda attempting to expose the ruthlessness of a First Order detachment on a world rich with thorilide deposits.

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Star Wars Comics Review: Star Wars 34

This review of Star Wars #34 contains minor spoilers.

There’s a certain satisfaction when you come across a neatly contained one-issue story in comic books. Star Wars #34 is exactly that, given it’s briskly paced, energetically illustrated and rollicking from start to finish.

This issue, written by Jason Aaron and illustrated by Salvador Larroca, with colors by Edgar Delgado and letters by VC’s Clayton Cowles, focuses on Lando Calrissian and Capt. Sana Starros.

It is, to be blunt, pure joy to read, from the cover by Mike Mayhew to the final page with the surprising reveal, setting the stage for issue #35.

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Star Wars Comics Review: Doctor Aphra #11

This review of Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #11 contains minor spoilers.

Doctor Aphra is overwhelmed, overworked and underpaid. In other words, she’s in her element.

But the ambiguously moral archeologist with an eye for profit must contend with far more than she would have liked in the pages of Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #11, given her efforts to remain dead to Darth Vader are unraveling and there’s little she can do to stop it.

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Star Wars Comics Reviews: Star Wars: Rogue One — Cassian & K-2SO

This review of Star Wars: Rogue One — Cassian & K-2SO contains minor spoilers.

Now we know why K-2SO handled that sidearm with such lethality toward the end of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

We also know a great deal more about the nature of the relationship the ex-Imperial droid shared with Rebel spy Cassian Endor, too. This story is a splendid example of how comics can be used to build up and add to the mythology of Star Wars films.

Written by crime-fiction novelist and comics writer Duane Swiercyznski (check out his work on Dark Circle ComicsThe Black Hood), this one-shot provides a solidly entertaining origin story for Cassian Andor and K-2SO. The cover is by Julian Totino Tedesco with a variant (pictured) by Chris Samnee.

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Comics With Kenobi Issue #23 (216)

Is this thing on? Can you hear us? Are we getting through?

YES WE ARE!

After a technical snafu delayed Jeff McGee and Matt Moore, the daring duo have roared back into the Dragon Run to give it another go and what a go it was, what with the latest issues of Star Wars, Star Wars: Poe Dameron and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
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The Star Wars Show | New Rebels Season 3 Preview, Marvel’s Jordan D. White, and More!

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That’s right! It’s time for an all-new episode of The Star Wars Show! The weeks just fly by, don’t they? This time around, you’ll get all the latest Star Wars news — including a look at season three of Star Wars Rebels, and Yoda’s upcoming appearance in Marvel’s Star Wars comic. On the subject of Marvel, editor Jordan D. White gives an update on what’s going on in the world of Star Wars comics books, and co-hosts Andi and Peter visit the Sonoma Raceway to answer Star Wars high-speed Trivia.

All this and more can be found in the video below:

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Star Wars Celebration Europe: The Comics Cavalcade

Star Wars Celebration Europe brought a lot of news about the upcoming films Rogue One and Episode VIII, along with the stellar news that Grand Admiral Thrawn is leaping from Legends to Saga in the third series of Star Wars Rebels.

Star Wars comics? Not much was revealed nor was it livestreamed.

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STAR WARS COMICS: Greg Rucka and Marc Checchetto, Who Paired Up on Marvel’s Punisher, to Helm Star Wars Shattered Empire Comic Mini-Series

Shattered_Empire_1_Noto_CoverAmid the hype and conjecture in the buildup to the December release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a key issue that is vexing fans old and new is simply: What happened in the three decades since the end of the events of Return of the Jedi.

Lucasfilm is looking to fill in the gaps in the coming months through books, including a Marvel Comics mini-series written by Greg Rucka and drawn by artist Marco Checchetto.

The creative team, announced on April 17 at Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, is poised to dive deep into Star Wars canon, leading up to the film’s release in the pages of Star Wars: Journey to the Force Awakens — Shattered Empire No. 1.
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Book Chat: Marvel Comics Editor Jordan D. White (74)

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Star Wars returns to Marvel comics, and we’ve got an exclusive Book Chat with Marvel’s Star Wars editor, Jordan D. White! Jordan discusses the creation of these books, going to the Lucasfilm archives, and exploring the mythology of Star Wars in canonical comic book form. This is the Podcast you’re looking for!

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