As Marvel’s all-new chronicling of the iconic space opera moves into its second arc, the original movie trilogy’s “in-between times” continue to flesh out. While the previous story serves as a fantastic bridging piece of the cinematic and comic page experiences, it’s only here that the “funny book” creators really start owning the ball in their court. [Read more…] about STAR WARS #8 Review: “The Awkward Center of the Universe!”
Given recent announcements of additional series and an “Event-style” crossover, it’s no secret that Marvel has big plans for the Star Wars titles. However, the unfortunate downside of this anticipated growth spurt is that sometimes what’s directly on the plate can feel less special. Sadly, this holds true of the Sith Lord’s latest solo outing. [Read more…] about DARTH VADER #8 Review: “Imperial Sidebar”
No exception to Marvel’s continued gemtastic mining of a galaxy far, far away, the new mini-series by writer Charles Soule and artist Alex Maleev picks up with the titular (anti-) hero making some sexy yet questionable life choices. Han Solo may be the Star Wars Universe poster boy for outright bad-assness but nobody makes doing the wrong thing look as suave and dashing as Mr. Calrissian! Soule, Maleev and company go so far as to throw the gauntlet that nobody, in fact, does it better… [Read more…] about LANDO #1 Review: “Criminally Smooth!”
As many of you are aware, Star Wars comics have been added to Marvel Unlimited. You can now check out the Comic Book Herald Star Wars reading order to enjoy these comics in a way that doesn’t make your brain feel like bantha fodder in a blender.
Reaching the midpoint of the first arc, writer Jason Aaron and artist John Cassaday take twenty pages to pause and take stock of Marvel’s new in-canon Star Wars Universe before moving forward. It’s not so much wheel-spinning as it is an opportunity to better align all that’s happened so far in the recently re-minted franchise. It’s really not all that far removed from having a moment to dig into the album sleeve before flipping over the vinyl. [Read more…] about STAR WARS #4 Review: “The Force Takes Five”