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 6, along 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.
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.
February was a light month for StarWars yet remained a critical moment for the entire line, with stories in StarWars: Poe Dameron 11, StarWars: DoctorAphra 4 and StarWars 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 TheForceAwakens.
We’ve also got a special guest this issue, artist MikeMayhew, whose work on the vaunted one-shot Obi-Wan Kenobi stories in Marvel’s flagship StarWars 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.
Hasbro has revealed more must-have Star Wars toys ahead of New York’s Toy Fair this weekend. There’s an addition to the Bladebuilders series of lightsabers, a deluxe Stormtrooper blaster, and an electronic Black Series Poe Dameron X-wing pilot helmet featuring sound effects from The Force Awakens.
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. Read more
It’s finally here. It took three recording sessions, six World Series games (Spoilers: CUBS WIN!), two trans-Atlantic crossings, one move and MULTIPLE cups of coffee, but episode 24 is ready for your listening pleasure.
I am well aware that each of us has our individual list of favorite characters from the Star Wars Galaxy. We might like the same character for the same reasons – or even for vastly different reasons. Some of the reasons might revolve around major themes a character embodies, maybe traits we see in ourselves [or wish we’d see].
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 Comics‘ Rebirth, 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).