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!
STAR WARS: THE SCREAMING CITADEL #1 – Your First Look At The New Epic Crossover!
“Star Wars” & “Doctor Aphra” Collide For All-New Story
New York, NY—April 13th 2017 — Two of the biggest comics in the industry collide as Star Wars and Star Wars: Doctor Aphra cross over for the first time! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside STAR WARS: THE SCREAMING CITADEL #1 – the first chapter in a blockbuster five-part story kicking off May 10th! Superstar writers Jason Aaron (Star Wars, The Mighty Thor) and Kieron Gillen (Star Wars: Darth Vader, Star Wars: Doctor Aphra) join forces once again to combine their two hit series for an epic crossover in the mighty Marvel manner!
March came in like a lion but didn’t end like a lamb, at least not in the pages of Marvel’s Star Wars comics, that’s for certain.
Join us we take a deep dive into the latest issues of Star Wars: Darth Maul #2, Star Wars: Poe Dameron #12 and Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #5. We’re also looking ahead to Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, too, with details about the Coffee With Kenobi Podcast meet-up, panels that are focused on Star Wars comics along with pertinent details about what you can get from us, cheap as free, if you’re going to the big event.
Our chief question? What will Celebration mean for Marvel’s Star Wars comics? We don’t know, yet, but one thing’s for certain: Don’t stop believing.
February was a light month for Star Wars yet remained a critical moment for the entire line, with stories in Star Wars: Poe Dameron 11, Star Wars: Doctor Aphra 4 and Star Wars 29 holding true to ongoing storylines that keep pace with expanding the Saga’s character development and exploration of events before the events of the prequel trilogies and the original trilogies, along with ahead of events in The Force Awakens.
We’ve also got a special guest this issue, artist Mike Mayhew, whose work on the vaunted one-shot Obi-Wan Kenobi stories in Marvel’s flagship Star Wars monthly (we dubbed them Obi-Wan Shots) gave readers new insight into not just the last of the Jedi Knights’ time on Tatooine, but an edifying and entertaining glimpse into Luke Skywalker, too.
Star Wars news comes fast and furious this week on The Star Wars Show! Major Marvel/Star Wars comics crossover news, Celebration signings announced, another visit to the set of Rogue One, and much more. Get all the latest in the video below:
A Sith Unleashed in Your First Look at STAR WARS: DARTH MAUL #1!
On Sale February 1st!
New York, NY – January 9th, 2016 – This February, hatred has a new face. But first, Marvel Entertainment & Lucasfilm Ltd. are pleased to present your first look inside STAR WARS: DARTH MAUL #1 – the next thrilling Star Wars limited series comes to comic shops and digital devices everywhere! Blockbuster writer Cullen Bunn (Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe, Monsters Unleashed) and artist Luke Ross (Star Wars: The Force Awakens Adaptation) take you inside the mind of Darth Sidious’ star pupil as he embarks on a personal quest – with deadly consequences!
It’s never easy losing a friend, an idol, an icon. The loss of Carrie Fisher is one we won’t forget and will feel, acutely, through 2017 and beyond.
It’s among the reasons this episode starts somber, and for good reason, but we never lose sight of the hope that Star Wars brings its legion of fans and the community that has built itself up around the Saga.
Oh my. So much Star Wars comics from November in this episode.
So much we even had to include an issue from December, too, to be sure we got them all.
How many? Six. Just like the original trilogy plus the prequel trilogy.
Is this thing on? Can you hear us? Are we getting through?
YES WE ARE!
After a technical snafu delayed Jeff McGee and Matt Moore, the daring duo have roared back into the Dragon Run to give it another go and what a go it was, what with the latest issues of Star Wars, Star Wars: Poe Dameron and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The Star Wars Canon Dispatch
Welcome to The Star Wars Canon Dispatch, an unofficial monthly contextual look at the recent and upcoming releases in Star Wars storytelling. There were quite a few Star Wars canon releases over the last four weeks, with a couple of surprises hidden within, and while the next four weeks are a bit lite, there are some heavy hitters coming up.