Join Luke and Randy as they discuss this month’s book, Revan, by Drew Karpyshyn! Go back to the Old Republic days and discover what happened to Revan’s mask. How did the Mandalorians replace their fallen leader from the Mandalorian War? All this and much more. They also share with us ideas about how you can join their show!
What did you think of Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo when you first met her in Star Wars: The Last Jedi? I knew only that Laura Dern would be in the film, but I had no idea whom she would play or what she would look like.
I didn’t even know the character’s first name, didn’t know it until I started research for this blog entry after seeing the film for the second time. I had, once again, avoided as much news as possible about the new Star Wars film as its release drew near. I’m not sure exactly what I expected of Laura Dern’s character, but I am as surprised by Vice Admiral Holdo as Poe Dameron is in the film.
This review of Star Wars: Forces of Destiny — Hera contains minor spoilers.
The one thing Star Wars has always lacked is more Selonians. What Star Wars comics have lacked is Hera Syndulla.
Well, no more and for that we owe a debt we can never repay to writer Devin Grayson, artist Eva Widermann, colorist Monica Kubina and letterer Tom B. Long.
It’s a stirring combination and they mesh quite nicely within the pages of IDW Publishing’s third issue in the Star Wars: Forces of Destiny series, this one focused on Hera.
This review of Star Wars Adventures #6 contains minor spoilers.
Star Wars Adventures #6 is simply grand storytelling on an even grander, yet wholly relatable scale. It only gets better from the first page all the way to the end, with both the main story and backup delivering plenty of memorable adventures, art that pops and a lesson in being true to yourself while allowing what’s best about those with whom you surround yourself to make you a better person in every way.
For fans of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the main feature “Rose Knows” — written by Delilah S. Dawson, illustrated by Derek Charm and lettered by Tom B. Long — is sure to please, focusing as it does on Rose Tico and featuring plenty of Poe Dameron, a dash of Fossil from Cobalt Squadron and, naturally, Paige Tico, too.
What the editorial team promises — and delivers on — is a fast-paced tale with each of the characters, no matter minor or major, coming together to work as a team to help an ailing compadre and, ultimately, to avoid a tragedy.
Marvel’s team behind Darth Vader Vol. 2 delivers a knockout punch, a history lesson and road map for the future in the pages of issue #10, while in IDW Publishing’s latest Forces of Destiny offering, focused on Rey, suffers no sophomore slump.
Star Wars movies have always been strong with religious motifs, and The Last Jedi is no different. Whether the viewer sees the Force as a deity-like power, the Jedi as monks or priests, or Emperor Palpatine as the embodiment of Satan, Star Wars is great at using religious symbolism. One of the religious themes I really enjoyed in The Last Jedi was that of baptism, by both water and fire.
Baptism by immersion in water symbolizes a cleansing as one descends into the water and emerges purified. It also represents a type of death and resurrection. Either way there is a change after someone is baptized by water. For example, in Revenge of the Sith Obi-Wan Kenobi fell into the swamps of Utapau after his clone troopers turned on him at the start of Order 66. He emerged from the water cleansed and changed. He became a hunted Jedi and was cleansed of the Jedi dogma and arrogance. When Obi-Wan emerged from the water on Utapau he was humbled. His humility focused his resolve, and humility is a requisite of baptism. No longer obligated to follow the Jedi Order’s strict precepts, Obi-Wan could concentrate his energy on defeating the Sith.
This review of Star Wars: Forces of Destiny — Rey contains minor spoilers.
After a banner debut for its Forces of Destiny mini series, IDW’s sophomore offering builds on the series’ successful debut.
Jody Houser, who penned the devastatingly good Rogue One: A Star Wars Story for Marvel, has delivered a solidly executed and briskly paced story that zeroes in on Rey, expanding her inner nature and inherent kindness, while showcasing her good heart and sense of duty to all creatures great and small and flesh and mechanical.
Core Worlds Couture With Jay Krebs
Welcome back to another installment of Core Worlds Couture, the place to be for Star Wars fashion reviews and DIY tutorials from a “mature point of view,” while keeping that youthful, edgy style!
Today I’ll be reviewing the Star Wars Princess Leia (Hoth) Vest from Her Universe. If you’ve been with me previously, you already know that I own (and have reviewed) a lot of pieces from Ashley Eckstein’s fashion product line, so I won’t spend time discussing the background or philosophy of the company, as I normally do in these reviews. We are just going to jump right in!
Core Worlds Couture With Jay Krebs
Since then, Jamberry has introduced an updated line of Star Wars nail wraps, which has expanded the total line to 27 different Star Wars styles, including some “junior styles” for little hands!
This review of Star Wars: Forces of Destiny — Leia contains minor spoilers.
There was real excitement when IDW Publishing revealed in 2017 it would be carrying over the stories from the popular series of Star Wars: Forces of Destiny animated shorts into its own five-issue comics series.
The inaugural issue, with its focus on Princess Leia, doesn’t disappoint.