The Achievements of 2017 Star Wars Storytelling

Fans didn’t need to look far for Star Wars content in 2017. From television to books, comics, and movies, Star Wars adventures were found in abundance. Plus, Star Wars debuted new ways to engage with the galaxy far, far away with the introduction of Star Wars Destinies and Battle Front II. Indeed, Star Wars provided fans with an embarrassment of riches when it came to content this year. Here is some of the content and developments in Star Wars that impressed me the most from the past year. Read more

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Marvel Star Wars Comics January Solicits


January’s Star Wars comics offer a peek into the life of Star Wars: The Last Jedi character DJ, the mystery man played by Benicio Del Toro.

There’s a conclusion, too, in the showdown between Darth Vader and Jocasta Nu.

While in not one, but two, issues of Star Wars, the ashes of Jedha are stoked as the fire burns within Luke Skywalker.

Doctor Aphra finds herself neck deep in trouble, again, as a familiar face may lend a helping hand or, perhaps, a swift kick.

While in the pages of Poe Dameron, Gen. Leia Organa and Black Squadron find themselves stymied in their crucial search for Lor San Tekka on a covert and dangerous mission to Cato Neimoidia.

Read on to find out more about January’s six Marvel Star Wars comics, including creative teams and more.

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Marvel Star Wars Comics Review: Doctor Aphra #13

This review of Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #13 contains minor spoilers.

There’s something oddly satisfying about a good ending.

Doctor Aphra #13 is all of those: Odd, satisfying and good.

So it should be, given the final episode in the five-part arc “The Enormous Profit.”

The book ends on a high note for Dr. Chelli Aphra, a decidedly low point for Yonak, a vengeful mark for Black Krrsantan, a vastly superior arrangement for Triple 0 and BT-1 and an ominous one for Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine.

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Comics With Kenobi #35

It’s autumn up here in our hemisphere.

While leaves are falling, and the countdown clock is flipping closer and closer to Star Wars: The Last Jedi, we’re slating our Star Wars thirst with a bevy of Star Wars comics from Marvel and IDW Publishing, as well as a couple of young upstarts from down in central Florida, too.

September’s comics ran the gamut from Prequel Trilogy-era events in the Clone Wars, to Original Trilogy-era nefariousness to Sequel Trilogy-era malfeasance.

There was also a Dickensian-inspired Sithmas carol that brought us a bunch of Darths, including Bane, Malgus and Vader.

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Marvel Star Wars Comics Reviews: Doctor Aphra Annual #1

This review of Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Annual #1 contains minor spoilers.

Comics annuals have often been a hit-or-miss proposition, used as either a way to get readers to pay for a 13th comic or to stuff with unused story concepts that didn’t fit elsewhere.

That’s not the case with Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Annual #1. Not in the least.

Instead, what writer Kieron Gillen, artists Marc Laming and Will Sliney, colorist Jordan Boyd and letterer Joe Caramagna, under the editorial guidance of Heather Antos and Jordan D. White, have delivered is a solidly entertaining and informative tale that builds upon the current story arc. (The covers, it should be noted, are by David Nakayama and Phil Noto.)

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Check Out Take Cover Episode 20 from Jedi News Network

Grab your bookmarks, it’s time to Take Cover as we focus on the writings of the Star Wars galaxy. This month we say goodbye to Brian and along with Matt and Mark he discusses the latest comics, books and magazine news and catches up with Doctor Aphra and soon-to-be Star Wars writer Kieron Gillen.

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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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Comics With Kenobi #32

Gather up your java, tea and more and pull those Star Wars comics out of the bags as we dive into June’s issues from Marvel.

Co-hosts Matt Moore and Jeff McGee have found much to discuss in regard to the conclusion of The Screaming Citadel, the ongoing adventures of Poe Dameron as well as the latest installment of A Star Wars Comics.

There’s also news about Star Wars Adventures at San Diego Comic-Con and some tidbits about this month’s comics, too.

It’s another long one, but, you know, it’s good problem to have, all these Star Wars comics.

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Comics With Kenobi #31

Sit down, pour a cup of joe and relax. Be at one with the Force as we discuss all the comics from May — and we mean all of them.

Apologies for the length of this show — it’s more than two-and-a-half hours — but there was a great deal to discuss about the events of (The) Screaming Citadel crossover that’s gone through three of its five chapters in its namesake one-shot, Star Wars No. 31 and issue seven of Star Wars: Doctor Aphra.

(At this rate, our show discussing August’s comics will last three days!)

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Doctor Aphra Wins Hasbro’s Star Wars Fan Figure Vote


Doctor Aphra is going on her biggest adventure yet: a journey from the pages of Marvel’s Star Wars comics to your toy collection. And it’s all thanks to you!

The kinda good, kinda bad archaeologist has won Hasbro’s Star Wars Fan Figure Vote on, meaning that she’ll be making the jump to toy form and joining the new 3.75-inch Star Wars Vintage Collection. Doctor Aphra, introduced in 2016 in Marvel’s Darth Vader series, rocketed quickly to fan-favorite status. She was dangerous, funny, and kept the company of two psychotic droids, but wasn’t completely without a heart; it was hard not to root for her, even when battling our heroes. Today, Doctor Aphra stars in her own ongoing series and cosplay sightings are regular.

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