Star Wars Comics Review: Star Wars 34

This review of Star Wars #34 contains minor spoilers.

There’s a certain satisfaction when you come across a neatly contained one-issue story in comic books. Star Wars #34 is exactly that, given it’s briskly paced, energetically illustrated and rollicking from start to finish.

This issue, written by Jason Aaron and illustrated by Salvador Larroca, with colors by Edgar Delgado and letters by VC’s Clayton Cowles, focuses on Lando Calrissian and Capt. Sana Starros.

It is, to be blunt, pure joy to read, from the cover by Mike Mayhew to the final page with the surprising reveal, setting the stage for issue #35.

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Melinda’s Brew: Coming Home

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“Wesa goen home!” Jar Jar Binks exclaims jubilantly moments before Queen Amidala and her entourage board her sleek starship for their return journey to Naboo. Can you blame Jar Jar for his unrestrained enthusiasm? He is akin to a fish out of water [almost literally] while on the daunting, intimidating city planet Coruscant. He is thrilled to be venturing home to Naboo. The same cannot be said for the Queen. Oh, Amidala Naberrie most likely is happy to be returning to her beautiful, lush home world, but since her trip to the capital had been less than auspicious, her hoped-for elation is tempered with both disappointment and determination. [She is one shrewd cookie. The Senate may not have jumped to Naboo’s and her aid, but she is a woman and leader of action. Plan A didn’t work. As any great strategist knows – have a Plan B. 🙂 ]

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CWK Show #78: “Buy your child a landspeeder!”, with Luke Seiters and Joao Stinson (174)

Dan Z is joined by Legends Library co-host, Luke Seiters & The Cantina Cast co-host, Joao Stinson. They begin the show with news of a composer for the untitled Han Solo film. Disney Insider Jim Hill has more insights into Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, and the Star Wars resort, and Tom gives the news. For the Coffee Chat, Mediocre Jedi shares an interview with Hasbro from San Diego Comic-Con. They close out the show with email. This the podcast you’re looking for!

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Star Wars: It’s About Family

Star Wars has many themes, and one of them is family.  It’s relatable.  It’s honest.  And that’s powerful.

Since the very first film, Star Wars introduced us to a new family, the Skywalkers.  A family that lives in a galaxy far, far away, but at the same time, that family feels like home.  Sometimes, it feels or has felt more like home than home.  At one time or another, we were Luke.  A dreamer.  We were Leia and Padmé.  A strong leader. We were Shmi.  A nurturer.  And yes, even Anakin.  Fiercely loyal and yet tried and troubled too. After all, what family is not all these things and more?

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Melinda’s Brew: Princess. Senator. Freedom Fighter. A Rose By Any Other Name…

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CWK Show #74: “So this is what Kylo Ren smells like”, with Scott Murray & Joe Tavano (170)

Dan Z is joined by Creative Director and Lead Producer of the Assembly of Geeks podcast network, Scott Murray, and the Editor-in-Chief and co-host of Brews and Blasters, Joe Tavano. They start the show with the announcement of Ron Howard taking over directorial duties on the untitled Han Solo film. Disney Insider, Jim Hill, shares the latest on Star Wars Land, and Tom gives the news. In the Coffee Chat, CWK lifestyle correspondent, Deanna Zehr joins Dan Z in a sponsored segment, to review Star Wars fragrances from KeepMe fragrances. They close out the show with email. This the podcast you’re looking for!

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The Death Star Attack Briefing Room

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Recently, I was home from work without anything planned. I decided to watch Return of the Jedi because it had been a while since I just sat down and watched it. One of the thing that always impressed me about Star Wars films was how much detail and story inhabits each scene. One example of this is the briefing room scene for the attack on the second Death Star. This well-designed scene includes character development, exposition, world building, and consequences in three carefully crafted minutes of the film. Read more

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CWK Show #73: “That’s a whole different ballgame”, with Swara Salih & Tom Gross (169)

Dan Z is joined by Beltway Banthas co-host, Swara Salih & CWK newsman, Tom Gross. They begin the show with the news of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller leaving the untitled Han Solo film. Jason Brame and the hosts discuss categorizing ancillary characters in Star Wars, and Tom gives the news. For the Coffee Chat, they play a few rounds of Star Wars Trivial Pursuit. They close out the show with your tweets. This the podcast you’re looking for!

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Melinda’s Brew: The Force Springs Forth

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Can you feel it? There’s an energy pulsing through the air. It’s palpable. It’s electrifying. It’s so strong I can feel it coursing through every pore of my being.

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The Road to Celebration, with Three Weeks to Go (251)

The Road to Celebration returns as Coffee With Kenobi‘s Dan Z & Cory Clubb discuss the latest Star Wars Celebration hype, news on the upcoming Han Solo film, and break down key moments from Star Wars Rebels penultimate episode in Season Three, “Twin Suns”. With three weeks to go, Dan and Cory discuss:

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