Comics With Kenobi #36

Views, news and reviews as Jeff McGee and Matt Moore tackle October’s prodigious output of Star Wars comics from Marvel Entertainment.

Plenty of hits, some misses, but definitely a full complement far-reaching stories that continue to add to the complex layers of characters we’ve been following for years, if not decades, along with some careful consideration about events between Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars Rebels, along with happenings between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back.

As for news? We’re moving house! OK, not literally moving but starting later this month we’ll be moving to our own feed that you’ll be able to find on iTunes, Stitcher, BlogTalk Radio and so many more. Be sure to follow our Twitter feed for more details and the actual move date, but it’s coming sooner than you expect.

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IDW Star Wars Comics January Solicits

Rose and Paige! Ahsoka and Padme! Rey! Leia! Forces of Destiny makes its debut in January, with a host of authors from Delilah S. Dawson to Beth Revis and so many more.

Read on to find out more about January’s IDW Star Wars comics, including creative teams and more.
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Comics With Kenobi #35.1: Young Padawans Edition

You wondered, aloud even: “Where’s the discussion about IDW Publishing’s Star Wars Adventures?”

It’s right here!

We were intrigued when IDW, in announcing the new series earlier this year, noted that its stories were aimed at younglings and younglings at heart. After two issues, it’s obvious there’s no better way to explain the delightfully scripted and superbly illustrated stories.

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IDW Star Wars Comics Preview: Star Wars Adventures #3

We’ve got a preview of Oct. 11’s Star Wars Adventures #3.

The lead story which focuses on Finn from Star Wars: The Force Awakens by Landry Walker and Eric Jones, who helmed the popular DC Comics title Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the 8th Grade! It is lettered by Tom B. Long.

The backup feature, Tales from Wild Space, is co-written by actor Alan Tudyk and Shannon Eric Denton.

It features Cassian Endor and K-2SO from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. It was illustrated by Arianna Florean, colored by Monica Kubina and lettered by Christa Miesner and Tom B. Long.

To see the pages, click below.

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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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IDW Star Wars Comics Review: Star Wars Adventures #2

This review of Star Wars Adventures #2 contains minor spoilers.

There’s no sophomore slump for IDW Publishing’s Star Wars Adventures #2.

In fact, the second outing in two weeks for the new series is just as good as the debut issue, proving without doubt that an all-ages Star Wars comic is not just viable, but vivacious.

Issue two, like the first, sports a main story and a backup tale from Wild Space. Both are equally charming, splendidly paced and adroitly written and illustrated.

This issue also marks a milestone, too, with artist Elsa Charretier making her comics writing debut, co-scripting the Tales From Wild Space backup “The Flat Mountain of Yavin” with Pierrick Colinet.

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IDW Star Wars Comics Review: Star Wars Adventures #1

This review of Star Wars Adventures #1 contains minor spoilers.

When IDW Publishing chief creative officer and editor-in-chief Chris Ryall jumped up on the publishing panel at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando to announce Star Wars Adventures, I was intrigued.

Marvel’s been publishing Star Wars comics since January 2015 and has, largely, done a fine job with adding to the Saga’s canon and giving readers monthly does of stories and adventures.

But Ryall spoke of how Star Wars, as George Lucas has said, was for kids. So it made sense to have a comics series that appealed to them, too, since the Disney acquisition and Dark Horse Comics’ loss of the publishing license.

Having read the first issue of Star Wars Adventures, IDW Publishing and Lucasfilm have taken the mandate to heart, offering up a heady blend of adventure that’s not just accessible to an all-ages audience, but proffers up storytelling and visuals that are bountiful, buoyant and brimming with enthusiasm.

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IDW Star Wars Comics Reviews: The Force Awakens Graphic Novel Adaptation

This review of Star Wars: The Force Awakens Graphic Novel Adaptation contains minor spoilers.

Nearly two years since it’s cinematic release, Star Wars: The Force Awakens remains a riveting, albeit familiar, tale that has propelled the Skywalker family saga ever forward.

The film is a lightning rod but regardless of one’s opinion, it did kickstart Star Wars into a new dawn and ensured that the Saga remains just as vital and enthralling as it did with the release of A New Hope in 1977. Still, it’s a story that has run its course.

Which is why it was puzzling, at first, when IDW Publishing and Lucasfilm announced plans for another adaptation of the movie (the first being Marvel’s six-issue 2016 mini series that fell short), this time as a graphic novel done in the so-called Disney animation style.

I was hesitant. I was lukewarm to the notion. I needn’t have been either.

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‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Graphic Novel Adaptation Coming from IDW

A new Rogue One: A Star Wars Story graphic novel adaptation has been announced! Find out more from StarWars.com:

There is more than a 97.6 percent chance you’ll love this.

StarWars.com is pleased to announce that IDW Publishing, home of the highly-anticipated Star Wars Adventures series, will release a brand-new adaptation of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Star Wars: Rogue One Graphic Novel Adaptation will arrive in December, courtesy of comic-book veteran Alessandro Ferrari and the team behind the critically-acclaimed, beautiful Star Wars saga graphic novel adaptations.

This retelling of Rogue One will feature art inspired by Disney-style animation, making for an entirely new way to experience the story of how Jyn Erso and her ragtag team stole the Death Star plans. You can get a first look at the cover below!

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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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