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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The Star Wars Canon Dispatch: August 2017

The Star Wars Canon Dispatch
August 2017

Welcome to The Star Wars Canon Dispatch, an unofficial monthly contextual look at the monthly releases in Star Wars storytelling. Mostly a comic driven month this August as we ramp up towards Journey to the Last Jedi.

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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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Star Wars Comics Review: Darth Vader #4

This review of Star Wars: Darth Vader #4 contains minor spoilers.

In the penultimate issue of the first arc of Charles Soule’s history of the Dark Lord of Sith, readers are treated to something not seen since the waning minutes of Revenge of the Sith: A weakened Vader contending with not just failure, but mortal peril.

The result? Pain, horror and revenge.

Darth Vader — not yet ascendant in his quest to capture and bleed the lightsaber of Jedi Master Kirak Infil’a — falls deeper into the abyss of his own making. Yet, at the same time, readers see how much power he truly has and how callous he will soon become.

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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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New Story Unleashed in STAR WARS #38 as Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larocca Take Over as Creative Team

Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larocca Unleash a New Story in STAR WARS #38!
The Darth Vader creative team will take over the title in November!

New York, NY—July 26, 2017—Fans were blown away by their work in DARTH VADER, and we fell in love with a rogue archaeologist in DOCTOR APHRA. Today, Marvel is proud to announce that writer Kieron Gillen will continue to bring his exciting storytelling to a galaxy far, far away along with artist Salvador Larocca, when Gillen takes over as the writer for Marvel’s ongoing STAR WARS title this fall.

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Coffee With Kenobi’s Dan Z Examines Darth Vader #1 for Comic Book Galaxy

In this all-new installment of Comic Book Galaxy, Coffee With Kenobi host Dan Z takes a closer look at Marvel’s Darth Vader #1. How does it increase our knowledge of the Dark Lord and of the Sith in general? Dan also catches up with previous releases Poe Dameron #14, Screaming Citadel #1, and Star Wars #13.

You can read the opening paragraph of this entry below:

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The First Order Strikes Back! Your First Look at Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Captain Phasma #1!

The First Order Strikes Back! Your First Look at JOURNEY TO STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – CAPTAIN PHASMA #1!
Marvel Comics Presents the Essential Bridge Between STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS and STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI!

New York, NY—June 9, 2017—It’s the galaxy’s big mystery: How did Captain Phasma survive the destruction of the Starkiller Base in the final moments of Star Wars: The Force Awakens? All will be revealed this September, when superstar writer Kelly Thompson (Hawkeye, Star Wars Annual) teams with blockbuster artist Marco Checchetto (Star Wars: Shattered Empire, Star Wars: Screaming Citadel) to bring you JOURNEY TO STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – CAPTAIN PHASMA #1, a four-part miniseries bridging the events between Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi!

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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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