For issue nine — not 10, we swear it — things get deep as we discuss the conclusion of Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens — Shattered Empire, noting not just its role in leading up to The Force Awakens, but how it exemplifies a shift in attitude toward major female characters not named Princess Leia or Mon Mothma, that being that they not just survive, but appear to thrive.
It’s a cornucopia of Star Wars comics, with five titles to be examined this week, including the conclusion of the Lando mini-series — it’s so amazing that we had to bring in writer Charles Soule to discuss what happened and why HE wrote it like he did. There’s also more hints about The Force Awakens and nods to the prequel and original trilogies, too.
It’s a guest-star special as Marvel Comics’ Heather Antos, the assistant editor on the publisher’s Star Wars comics, takes time to discuss the art of herding writers, artists, colorists and letterers, all the while keeping to schedule and juggling the deep mysteries that is Star Wars lore.
We’re taking our first steps in a greater world, the one set after the events of Return of the Jedi and, ultimately, leading up to those in The Force Awakens. The first issue of Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Star Wars: Shattered Empire is on our minds including, too, some quantum mechanic issues.
Kanan #4 Continues to Excel, a Return to Tatooine in Star Wars #7 and a look at our favorite Star Wars Tales published by Dark Horse Comics
It’s the third issue of Comics With Kenobi which means that with just two more to go, we’ll get to have our own trade paperback edition. Maybe. (We haven’t decided if it should be hardcover or softcover.)
There’s a dearth of Marvel Star Wars Comics these past two weeks, but Kanan No. 3 has ramifications for Star Wars: Rebels that were huge in their scope and emotionally-wrenching in their effect. Matt has a fanboy crush on Pepe Larazz and doesn’t care who knows it!
Coffee With Kenobi is taking the next step, expanding its Star Wars coverage to include the ongoing line of comics from Marvel Entertainment.
Hosts Matt Moore and Jeff McGee will examine the stories, character development and events in the various titles from Marvel and discuss their effects on the Star Wars Saga’s canon and what it may entail not just for events during the prequel and original trilogies, but in the future films to come.
It’s grand universe and Comics With Kenobi is here to help you see, explore and experience it. Look for the podcast every two weeks and besides discussion and analysis, we’ll bring in special guests to talk about the comics making process, story planning and so much more!