Darth Vader Issue 2 – Dark Heart of the Sith Part 2

Vader remembers back to the Battle of Geonosis, to the moment where Padmé confesses her love to him and the moments in the battle where they fought together whilst he tries to talk to the woman who looks like his dead wife in front of him. She attacks him and he Force Chokes her butContinue reading “Darth Vader Issue 2 – Dark Heart of the Sith Part 2”

Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren Issue 4

And with that, the series rights itself. After last months lacklustre issue, Soule really ties the story together the bring ‘The Rise of Kylo Ren’ to a quick but satisfying conclusion. Ben uses his Mind Invasion technique to stop Ren and the Knights from murdering innocent beings but they do it anyway. Once they reachContinue reading “Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren Issue 4”

Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith Vol. 1 – Imperial Machine

I can’t believe that I’m about to say this. I found this book to be disappointing. I think, because I had heard so many great things about Charles Soule’s Vader series that I went in with very high expectations. Don’t get me wrong, it starts out amazingly in the first issue which is essentially VaderContinue reading “Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith Vol. 1 – Imperial Machine”

Poe Dameron Vol. 4 – Legend Found

Lor San Tekka is found… breaking into a high security vault on Cato Nemoidia and arrested. Leia, Poe and Black Squadron head off to find him and break him out. Poe manages to get him out of his cell whilst Leia distracts the Nemoidian’s. They get Tekka onto their ship but the plan goes wrongContinue reading “Poe Dameron Vol. 4 – Legend Found”

Star Wars: Issue 3 – The Destiny Path Part 3

Like TV Shows, sometimes you get an issue of a comics series that essentially acts as a way of setting something up, and this issue of Soule’s ‘Star Wars’ is just that. Luke, Leia and Lando head to Cloud City, each with their own agenda. Luke is searching for his lightsaber, Leia is investigating theContinue reading “Star Wars: Issue 3 – The Destiny Path Part 3”

Star Wars Vol. 9 – Hope Dies

Following on from the previous book, ‘Hope Dies’ shows just how devastating Trios’ deception is for the Rebellion. After upgrading the Mon Cal cruisers for war, during a celebration which will have those new cruisers sent out int the Galaxy, everything goes wrong. The Shu-Toren mechanics have installed programs that will shut out all commands,Continue reading “Star Wars Vol. 9 – Hope Dies”

Star Wars Vol. 8 – Mutiny at Mon Cala

In an attempt to build a fleet for the Rebel Alliance, Leia attempts to recruit the Mon Cala to their cause. The Regent of the planet doesn’t accept her invitation and the Rebels try to find a way to change his mind. Leia comes up with a plan that involves Queen Trios from Shu-Toren. TheyContinue reading “Star Wars Vol. 8 – Mutiny at Mon Cala”

Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren Issue 3

Ben Solo has finally found the Knights of Ren and he learns the price of joining them, a good death, or causing someone a good death. Ben tells them about the battle between himself and the three Jedi Students who had been chasing him on Euphoria. He managed to best two of them and killedContinue reading “Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren Issue 3”

Star Wars Vol. 7 – Ashes of Jedha

A mission to unite the former Partisans of Saw Gurrera and the Rebel Alliance sees Luke, Han, Leia and the Droids working with Benthic Two-Tubes and the rest of the freedom fighters on the ruined world of Jedha. The Empire is continuing to strip-mine the planet of Kyber Crystals but due to the unstable natureContinue reading “Star Wars Vol. 7 – Ashes of Jedha”

Star Wars Vol. 6 – Out Among The Stars

Jason Aaron finishes his run on Star Wars with a whisper, rather than a bang in this collection of one-shots following the main characters doing different things and essentially tying up one loose thread, and it was rather disappointing. The first part has Luke and Leia stranded on a planet until an Imperial entanglement givesContinue reading “Star Wars Vol. 6 – Out Among The Stars”

Star Wars: Issue 2 – The Destiny Path Part 2

The new ‘Star Wars’ run continues this week and Charles Soule keeps the momentum going at a great pace. This issue continues the conversation about trust between Lando and Leia, he finally convinces her to let him go and try to find Han, she agrees but sends Chewie with him. They go to Tatooine butContinue reading “Star Wars: Issue 2 – The Destiny Path Part 2”

The Screaming Citadel – Star Wars/ Doctor Aphra Crossover

Well… it happened… Star Wars went full on horror and it was fun, it was creepy and I enjoyed it thoroughly. After getting into a bar brawl, Luke meets (again) Doctor Aphra who takes him to a distant planet where once a year, the Queen of the Planet hosts a party where her guests bringContinue reading “The Screaming Citadel – Star Wars/ Doctor Aphra Crossover”

Doctor Aphra Vol. 1 – Aphra

Writer – Kieron Gillen Penciller – Kev Walker Inkers – Kev Walker & Marc Deering Colour Artist – Antonio Fabela Kieron Gillen ended his run on ‘Darth Vader’ with Aphra escaping death in an escape pod. Then, Gillen took his new and original character and brought us a great new series. The first arc letsContinue reading “Doctor Aphra Vol. 1 – Aphra”

Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren Issue 2

Writer – Charles Soule Artist – Will Sliney Colourist- Guru-Fx Starting right where we left off in last issue, Snoke and Ben discuss the Knights of Ren which leads to Snoke telling Ben he needs to adopt a new name for himself, a true name. One comes to mind that Ben called himself as aContinue reading “Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren Issue 2”

Star Wars: Issue 1 – The Destiny Path (Part 1 l) Review

Well, Charles Soule is at it again folks and this time he’s shepherding us into a new era for the Star Wars comics, the time between ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ and ‘Return of the Jedi’. The story starts almost straight after the Millennium Falcon escapes ‘The Executor’. Luke is reliving the moments after Vader cutContinue reading “Star Wars: Issue 1 – The Destiny Path (Part 1 l) Review”

Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren Issue 1

Writer – Charles Soule Artist – Will Sliney Colourist- Guru-eFX On an unknown planet, long ago, a masked man called Ren is trying to recruit someone into the Knights of Ren. The potential recruit is killed by his non-Force Sensitive brother much to Ren’s disappointment. In the present timeline, Luke Skywalker’s Jedi Temple burns withContinue reading “Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren Issue 1”

Spark of Resistance by Justina Ireland (Spoiler Free) Book Review

Well, the ‘Journey to the Rise of Skywalker’ publishing event is, from what I have read so far, pretty darned good. ‘Spark of Resistance’ really helps continue the character arcs for Rey, Rose and Poe that started in ‘Star Wars: Allegiance’ and helps develop them even more and I’m hoping we see these arcs payContinue reading “Spark of Resistance by Justina Ireland (Spoiler Free) Book Review”

Resistance Reborn by Rebecca Roanhorse Book Review

Well… So that happened. ‘Resistance Reborn’ is Rebecca Roanhorse’s first foray in the Galaxy Far, Far Away and she did a fantastic job, and given this debut to the franchise I think she will be hot on the heels of Claudia Grey and E.K. Johnston vying for the top-spot. ‘Reborn’ is the “adult” novel fromContinue reading “Resistance Reborn by Rebecca Roanhorse Book Review”

Queen’s Shadow by E.K. Johnston Review

If Claudia Grey is the Queen of Star Wars novels the E.K. Johnston is the Princess and ready for the chance to take the throne. ‘Queen’s Shadow’ is quite possibly one of the best Star Wars books written. Hands down. It’s the book we have all been waiting for, finally learning more about Padmé betweenContinue reading “Queen’s Shadow by E.K. Johnston Review”

Star Wars: Allegiance Part 4 – A Rising Tide

Writer – Ethan Sacks Artist – Luke Ross Colourist – Lee Loughridge Letterer – VC’s Clayton Cowles The conclusion of this mini-series has our heroes escaping their respective tight spots. After the assassination attempt on Mon Cala, Rey and Rose hunt down the would be killer and capture him, Leia brings him before the KingContinue reading “Star Wars: Allegiance Part 4 – A Rising Tide”

Star Wars: Allegiance Part 3 – Dark Side of the Moon Review

Writer – Ethan Sacks Artist – Luke Ross Colourist – Lee Loughridge Letterer – VC’s Clayton Cowles Starting back on Mon Cala, Rey, Rose and Chewie are being held prisoner whilst Leia attempts to plead with the council for their release. The head Quarren (who sold them out to the First Order) invokes and ancientContinue reading “Star Wars: Allegiance Part 3 – Dark Side of the Moon Review”

Star Wars: Allegiance Part 2 – Troubled Waters Review

Writer – Ethan Sacks Artist – Luke Ross Colourist – Lee Loughridge Letterer – VC’s Clayton Cowles Starting where Issue 1 left off, Leia is being confronted by a gang of Quarren and Mon Cal but the gang is broken up by Aftab, the son of Admiral Ackbar. After paying her respects, Aftab takes theContinue reading “Star Wars: Allegiance Part 2 – Troubled Waters Review”

Poe Dameron Vol. 3 – Legend Lost

Writer – Charles Soule Artists – Frank D’Armata (7) and Arif Prianto (14 – 19) Charles Soule continues Poe’s adventures, this volume jumping back to Issue 7 where Poe takes an unprecedented day off and goes to visit an old friend, a former New Republic Navy pilot turned Investigative Journalist called Suralinda who claims toContinue reading “Poe Dameron Vol. 3 – Legend Lost”

Poe Dameron Vol. 2 – The Gathering Storm

Writer- Charles Soule Art – Phil Noto The Adventures of Poe Dameron continue in the second collected volume that spans issues 8 – 13 and follows Poe on a mission with BB-8, flight tech Oddy Muva and the Resistance Spy-Master, C-3PO to the planet Kaddak where one of 3PO’s spies has some information pertaining toContinue reading “Poe Dameron Vol. 2 – The Gathering Storm”

Life Debt Podcast Episode LXII – The Mind Melting and Spoilery Thrawn: Treason review.

The latest episode of the Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE. This week you get to hear my SPOILER FILLED thoughts on Thrawn: Treason after I talk about Kevin Smith’s mind melting set visit for ‘The Rise of Skywalker’. Don’t forget you can purchase The Life Debt Holiday SpecialContinue reading “Life Debt Podcast Episode LXII – The Mind Melting and Spoilery Thrawn: Treason review.”

Thrawn: Treason by Timothy Zahn Book Review

WARNING! THIS POST MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. Firstly, I would like to thank Penguin Random House for sending a copy of ‘Thrawn: Treason’ for review. Looking back to Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016, when I was sat in the ‘Rebels Season 3’ panel and Timothy Zahn (in a video) announced that heContinue reading “Thrawn: Treason by Timothy Zahn Book Review”

Thrawn: Treason Exclusive Pin Giveaway!!!

“If I were to serve the Empire, you would command my allegiance.” He’s back… The long-awaited final book in Timothy Zahn’s bestselling Thrawn trilogy is almost here – and to celebrate the release on 25th July Penguin Random House is running a two-week social campaign asking anyone who has ordered the book to upload their receipt andContinue reading “Thrawn: Treason Exclusive Pin Giveaway!!!”

The Phantom Menace Novelisation by Terry Brooks Review

When this book came out I was so excited. Then I realised that I couldn’t afford it. I was literally 50p short (curse my body requiring liquid sustenance). I placated myself by buying the Illustrated Screenplay and the Junior Novelisation and they were good for a time. When I did get the book I blitzedContinue reading “The Phantom Menace Novelisation by Terry Brooks Review”

Life Debt Podcast Episode LVIII – Dismember-gate and Other Stories

The latest episode of the Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE. This week was slow on the news but I tackle Dismember-gate, Alphabet Squadron and Star Wars: Resistance Racer. Don’t forget you can purchase The Life Debt Holiday Special (aka The Breaking of a Fan) from http://mystarwarslifedebt.bandcamp.com You canContinue reading “Life Debt Podcast Episode LVIII – Dismember-gate and Other Stories”

Alphabet Squadron by Alexander Freed Book Review

WARNING! THIS POST MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. Firstly, I would like to thank Penguin Random House for sending a copy of ‘Alphabet Squadron’ for review. When it was announced that Alexander Freed was writing a novel about a squadron of pilots set after Return of the Jedi I was extremely excited andContinue reading “Alphabet Squadron by Alexander Freed Book Review”

Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol. 4 – End of Games

Writer – Kieron Gillen Artist – Salvador Larroca Colourist – Edgar Delgado Kieron Gillen’s fantastic series comes to an end in this book, with Vader sending the murder-Droids to locate Aphra after her incarceration and escape from the Rebel prison (see Star Wars Volume 3: Rebel Jail) whilst finishing off the loose ends of DrContinue reading “Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol. 4 – End of Games”

Life Debt Podcast LVI – Clusterfudge 4: The Rise of Clusterfudge

The latest episode of the Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE. This week I talk about the Star Wars Celebration news, my thoughts on the Dark Side, inspired by @Wtforceshow, rumoured ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ Lego sets and ‘The Phantom Menace’ novelisation by Terry Brooks as well as aContinue reading “Life Debt Podcast LVI – Clusterfudge 4: The Rise of Clusterfudge”

Star Wars Vol. 4 – Last Flight of the Harbinger

Writer – Jason Aaron Artist – Jorge Molina Colour Artist – Matt Milla ‘Last Flight of the Harbinger’ is the fourth volume of the Star Wars main title from Marvel Comics and it consists of Issues 20 – 25. Issue 20 is another Obi-Wan issue which I will cover at a later date. Issue 21Continue reading “Star Wars Vol. 4 – Last Flight of the Harbinger”

Thrawn – The Marvel Adaptation Review

Novel – Timothy Zahn Writer – Jody Houser Artist – Luke Ross Colour Artist – Nolan Woodard With ‘Thrawn: Treason’ fast approaching and after finishing ‘Master and Apprentice’ I decided I would give the current Thrawn books a go, then I found that Prime Reading has quite a few of the Marvel Star Wars ComicsContinue reading “Thrawn – The Marvel Adaptation Review”

Master and Apprentice by Claudia Grey – Book Review

WARNING!!! SPOILERS AHEAD!!! Claudia Grey wrote another Star Wars book, so of course its amazing. ‘Master and Apprentice’ takes us into the timeline eight years prior to ‘The Phantom Menace’ and focuses on the relationship between Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon on a mission to represent the Republic during a treaty signing in the planet Pijal whichContinue reading “Master and Apprentice by Claudia Grey – Book Review”

Dooku: Jedi Lost by Cavan Scott – Audiodrama Review

SPOILERS AHEAD! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! Dooku has always been an interesting character. He is our introduction to the idea that Jedi could leave the Order, he is a political beast and a master manipulator, he is also incredibly strong in the Force. But not much was known about his life prior to the eventsContinue reading “Dooku: Jedi Lost by Cavan Scott – Audiodrama Review”

Life Debt Podcast Episode LI – A Master, An Apprentice and Some Spooky Toys

The latest episode of the Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE. In this week’s episode I theorise on Lucasfilm’s testing of ideas in the books, comics and cartoons and give my non-spoiler thoughts on ‘Master and Apprentice’ by Claudia Grey. Don’t forget you can purchase The Life Debt HolidayContinue reading “Life Debt Podcast Episode LI – A Master, An Apprentice and Some Spooky Toys”

Star Wars: Adventures in Wild Space – The Escape by Cavan Scott

In 2016 a series of children’s books was released called Star Wars: Adventures in Wild Space which follows the adventures of Lina and Milo Graf, the children of Wild Space explorers Auric and Rhyssa who are captured by Imperial Captain Korda. This is technically Book 0, which was released in the U.K on ‘World BookContinue reading “Star Wars: Adventures in Wild Space – The Escape by Cavan Scott”

Life Debt Podcast Episode L – Clusterfudge 3: The Half Century Celebration

The latest episode of the Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE. In this week’s episode I run through some news, do a review, mourn the passing of a legend and a special edition of Life Debt Banter. Don’t forget you can purchase The Life Debt Holiday Special (aka TheContinue reading “Life Debt Podcast Episode L – Clusterfudge 3: The Half Century Celebration”

My Star Wars (Life) Reviews – Bloodline by Claudia Grey

If you haven’t read Bloodline by Claudia Grey then tread lightly because there are SPOILERS ahead. You have been warned. When Bloodline was announced I was immediately excited. I had loved Claudia Grey’s previous entry into the Star Wars Canon, the Young Adult novel ‘Lost Stars’, a book I bought just because it was StarContinue reading “My Star Wars (Life) Reviews – Bloodline by Claudia Grey”

Star Wars: Vol. 1 – Skywalker Strikes

Writer – Jason Aaron Artist – John Cassaday Colourist – Laura Martin Let’s just set the scene. Early 2015. Star Wars Issue 1 arrives. I bought it. I devoured it. I had a complaint. Why is Luke facing Vader? I really didn’t like that aspect of the story (I have grown to accept its placeContinue reading “Star Wars: Vol. 1 – Skywalker Strikes”

My Star Wars (Life) Reviews – Lords of the Sith by Paul S. Kemp

I’ve been on a bit of a Vader kick recently. Built Vader’s Castle, bought a tonne of Vader comics, levelled Vader up on Battlefront 2 quite a bit and the first book I’ve read this year (I’m writing this on 6th Jan). I first read this in 2015 when I was on a huge StarContinue reading “My Star Wars (Life) Reviews – Lords of the Sith by Paul S. Kemp”

My Star Wars (Life) Reviews – Dark Disciple by Christie Golden

What a great novel! From Katie Lucas’ introduction to the final sentence this book is fantastic. Originally written by Katie Lucas as two four part arcs set during The Clone Wars, Seasons Six and Seven the story follows Quinlan Vos, an unorthodox Jedi Master, who is sent by the Jedi Council to assassinate Count Dooku.Continue reading “My Star Wars (Life) Reviews – Dark Disciple by Christie Golden”

Life Debt Podcast Episode XXX – Definitely Not as Dirty As The Name Suggests

The latest episode of the Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE. This week I celebrate the 30th episode by not focusing on recent Star Wars events and instead talk to returning guest Andrew Beekin about Chuck Wendig’s Star Wars: Aftermath and end up going on Star Wars tangents forContinue reading “Life Debt Podcast Episode XXX – Definitely Not as Dirty As The Name Suggests”