Rebels Reconnaissance: “Ghosts of Geonosis” Review

*Spoiler warning: This review contains spoilers for the Star Wars Rebels episode “Ghost of Geonosis.”

Since Lucasfilm’s announcement regarding Star Wars canon on April 25, 2014, the status of Star Wars Rebels as a major part of that canon has never been in doubt. In fact, the first major addition to the canon was the novel A New Dawna novel by John Jackson Miller that serves as a direct prequel to Rebels and is a book I highly recommend. And throughout its run, Star Wars Rebels has been the connective tissue that has augmented Star Wars: The Clone Wars and the pre-existing film series. But with the release of Rogue One, Rebels has achieved a new level of esteem due to that film’s inclusion of the Ghost, Chopper, and “General Syndulla.”

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Melinda’s Brew: A Geonosis Gladiator Am I

Melinda's Brew

There we stood: Two gladiators mustering all the bravado we could. He, ruby red and black — a steely look in his beady eyes; me, in a flaming shirt I hoped would accentuate the fiery darts shooting from my hard-set eyes. The only thing separating us: A double-paned sheet of glass. We were set to do battle. Let the contest begin!

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Rebels Reactions: “The Honorable Ones”

Rebels Reactions

Welcome to Rebels Reactions where Coffee With Kenobi takes a critical look at the hit series Star Wars Rebels! In this episode, host Aaron Harris is joined by Zach and Rachel Moore from Good Morning Empire to discuss  The Honorable Ones, the 16th episode of the second season.

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Rebels Reconnaissance: “The Honorable Ones” Review

*Spoiler warning: This review contains spoilers for the Star Wars Rebels episode “The Honorable Ones.”

When we were told that the second season of Star Wars Rebels would explore the backgrounds of the show’s characters, chances are that most of us assumed these examinations of the past would be limited to focusing on members of the crew of the Ghost. For the most part, that has proven to be true; we have learned much regarding the origins and motivations of our heroes. Hera, Zeb, and Ezra have each been the subject of multiple stories that revealed where these characters have come from, and even Chopper’s humble beginnings have been addressed–if vaguely–during this season. In addition, we’ve also been witness to the early development of Leia Organa in a story that cast new light on the opening sequence of A New Hope. But this week’s episode, “The Honorable Ones,” redefines our understanding of a character we probably weren’t expecting to get a closer look at–Agent Kallus.

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New Friends & Old Foes, New Destinations & Familar Places Abound in April Star Wars Comics

Marvel’s solicitations for its April issues of Star Wars comics are out with new clues, new destinations, old friends and old enemies. There are returns to planets integral to the saga, too, along with the debut of Kanan: The Last Padawan, which bridges events between the end of Revenge of the Sith and the beginning of Star Wars: Rebels.

(Cover to "Kanan -- The Last Padawn" No. 1/Marvel.)
(“Kanan” No. 1/Marvel.)
("Darth Vader" No. 4/Marvel.)
(“Darth Vader” No. 4/Marvel.)

The new monthly series begins April 1 with a $3.99 32-page first issue written by Greg Weisman, the writer and executive producer ofthe first season of Rebels, and drawn by artist Pepe Larraz. It’s the fist chapter in how then-Caleb Dume — padawan to Jedi Master Depa Billaba — survived Order 66 to become the cocksure Kanan Jarrus.

The issue’s cover is drawn by Mark Brooks and there is also a variant cover by Skottie Young, another variant focusing on the Rebels show, a blank variant and another to be announced.

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