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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CWK Show #88: “Another great excuse to go out and get cereal”, with Jeff McGee and Garr Van Orden (183)

Dan Z is joined by Comics With Kenobi’s Jeff McGee, and Star Wars fan, Garr Van Orden. They start the show discussing the all-new Star Wars Rebels Season Four poster. The hosts discuss how they consume Star Wars, in all respective mediums, and Tom brings us up to date on the news.  For the Coffee Chat, they look at Qui-Gon Jinn, his differences in ideology with the rest of the Jedi order, and how he may have impacted the Clone Wars.This the podcast you’re looking for!

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The Caffeinated Collector: Episode 36 – Coming Back For More, Part 3. Which Is Actually Part 6…

It’s that time again! Are you guys enjoying these? I know I am, so even if you’re not, they’re gonna keep on coming. So strap yourselves in. The next film in my discussion of the things that bring me back to the Star Wars films is the most hotly-debated film in the original trilogy: Return of the Jedi. From the script to the Ewoks to the ending, this is the original trilogy film that has the most wildly-varying opinions associated with it. Some people put it near the bottom of the saga, and some people put it at the very top. For me, it falls near the middle, but definitely upper-middle. I recognize that it has some flaws, but those flaws are not glaring enough to diminish my enjoyment of it. So what is it about THIS admittedly flawed film that makes me develop a hankering for it? And why is it called a “hankering”? Read on to find out!

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The Caffeinated Collector: Episode 35 – Coming Back For More, Part 2. Which Is Actually Part 5…

Hi folks! It’s that time again. We all know I’m a fan of Memory Lane, so here’s another round of rumination for you. As I continue my exploration of what keeps me coming back to each Star Wars film individually, I’m taking a look at The Empire Strikes Back this month. As much as I talked about nostalgia last time, the second film in the saga may hold even more warm, fuzzy thoughts. It is the first movie I remember seeing in a movie theater. My brother took me to see it. I’ve mentioned before how funny I thought “Laugh it up, fuzzball” was to me at the time, so I won’t go into that again, but suffice it to say I laughed so much that my brother got annoyed. I’ve struggled with how much nostalgia should play a role in these discussions, and I think I’ve come to a conclusion.

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CWK Show #79: “I guess what I’m trying to say is, porg”, with Steele Saunders and Jeff McGee (175)

Dan Z is joined by Steelewars host, Steele Saunders, and Comics With Kenobi & Talking Toys with Taylor and Jeff co-host, Jeff McGee. They begin the show with Porg talk and share their opinions on The Last Jedi marketing. Then, they discuss their current Star Wars collecting and look to Force Friday II, and Tom gives the news. For the Coffee Chat, they talk about Mike Audette’s recent CWK blog, “When is it too much”? This is the podcast you’re looking for!

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The Caffeinated Collector: Episode 34 – Coming Back For More, Part 1. Which is actually Part 4…

Hello there! You may have noticed I was M.I.A. for a couple of months. Or, maybe you didn’t. If you didn’t, good. Just don’t tell me that you didn’t. Anywho, I’m back, baby, better than ever, and I’m ready to inundate you with thoughts, feelings, and remembrances. What you are about to read is part 1 in what will be an ongoing series about the Star Wars films. We all love Star Wars, most of us started out with the films, and we keep coming back to them time and time again. We all do this for different reasons, but the one common factor is that they just kind of feel like old friends, don’t they? Or a warm, fuzzy blanket on a chilly afternoon. Or….you know what, I’m gonna stop that right there before I drink a gallon of hot cocoa and fall asleep. My point is this: We love the saga. What I have been pondering is each film as a separate work. What keeps me coming back to each film individually? When I decide that I want to watch one, why do I choose the one that I opt for? I’ve found that the answer is different for each chapter in the saga, and that’s what my next several blogs will be concerned with. I’m going to go through each film one-at-a-time and discover what it is uniquely about THAT film that I am drawn back to. I’m sure I’ll surprise myself with a few of my findings, and hopefully it will give some of you an appreciation for elements of the films you’ve never noticed, or encourage you to consider this topic for yourself and discover your own answer for each film.

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Coffee With Kenobi Show #67: “As long as I get to be Face”

Dan Z is joined by Comics With Kenobi co-host & Marvin Dog Media CEO, Jeff McGee, and the Senior Digital Editor of Men’s Fitness, Mike Rodio. The hosts start the show with talk on the upcoming Darth Vader comic and the pros and cons of a new Darth Vader story. Then they discuss the Star Wars 1/2 marathon and what kind of prep is involved. 

Tom Gross gives the news, and during the Coffee Chat, the hosts discuss a unique angle featured in Luke’s training on Dagobah, and they close out the show with email. This is the podcast you’re looking for!

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The Caffeinated Collector: Episode 33 – Our Little Fandom Is All Grown Up

Well, I’m back from Celebration Orlando. A grand time was had by all. Or at least by most. Probably by all. It wasn’t without its hiccups, but what large gathering of 60,000 people isn’t? The short version of my experience is this: It was great to see some friends again after 2 years, and great to meet some new friends for the first time, including my Comics With Kenobi co-host, the illustrious Mr. Matt Moore. There were a few nice surprises, which I’m sure you’ve read about already: Harrison Ford and George Lucas onstage for the 40th Anniversary Panel, John Williams playing Princess Leia’s theme as part of a tribute to Carrie Fisher, and the reveal of the teaser for The Last Jedi, to name just a few. There was one moment that was simultaneously somewhat surprising and not shocking in the least. Read on to find out what it was!

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Celebration Orlando Day Two

Here is our report from Day Two of Celebration Orlando, including interviews with Star Wars fans on the convention floor, as well as initial reactions to the teaser trailer of The Last Jedi from Dan Z, Cory Clubb, Jeff McGee of Comics With Kenobi & Marvin Dog Media, and Scott Murray of Assembly of Geeks. We also catch up with The Star Wars Heresies author, Paul McDonald. Live from the Convention floor, this is the podcast you’re looking for!

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The Caffeinated Collector: Episode 32 – Good Expectations. Not Great, But Good…

We’re just a few short weeks away from Celebration Orlando!!! Can you feel it? I can feel it. It feels….good. This will be my second Celebration, and it will be VERY hard to top the experience I had in Anaheim in 2015. It was, quite honestly, one of the best times I have ever had in my life. Meeting friends IRL for the first time, making new friends that I’m going to get to see again, eating good food, and being immersed in Star Wars for 4 days was kind of my own version of Heaven. Can I expect the same sort of thrill this time out? Probably not. But that’s ok…

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