Darth Vader: Dark Heart of the Sith Part 4 Comic Review

Thank the Maker this was released this week! Ever since the cliffhanger of the last issue I have been nigh on desperate for this issue to come out, coupled with the fact I have almost finished reading ‘Queen’s Peril’ and I am all in for the stories about Padmé and her Handmaidens. Vader, Sabé, TonraContinue reading “Darth Vader: Dark Heart of the Sith Part 4 Comic Review”

Star Wars: The Destiny Path Part 5 – Comic Review

Well hello there, I feel like I’ve been waiting for this issue for months… oh wait, we have. But now it’s back and it’s more than welcome. Yes folks, Soule has done it again. The issue focuses mainly on Luke as he searches for the mysterious woman from his vision in the previous issue. BasedContinue reading “Star Wars: The Destiny Path Part 5 – Comic Review”

Alphabet Squadron: Shadow Fall by Alexander Freed Book Review

Like ‘The Empire Strikes Back’, Freed has managed to tell a wonderfully personal story for all of his characters amidst a seemingly impossible campaign. George Lucas has often talked about how ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ has to bring the heroes to a dark place at the end, their victories from the first part almost forgottenContinue reading “Alphabet Squadron: Shadow Fall by Alexander Freed Book Review”

Darth Vader Issue 3 – Dark Heart of the Sith Part 3

The Dark Lord returns in the first issue of Greg Pak’s series to be released since March, and I feel that it deserves a very, very warm welcome. Sabé and Vader have reached Naboo and Vader’s memories of Padmé are coming back thick and fast as he remembers their time on Naboo during ‘Attack ofContinue reading “Darth Vader Issue 3 – Dark Heart of the Sith Part 3”

Doctor Aphra: Fortune and Fate Part 2 – Haunted

The new adventures of everyone’s favourite rogue archeologist continue after over two months since the first issue of this new series came out, Aphra and her new crew are back and are on the hunt for The Lost City of Vaale, and a collection of rings that contain miraculous powers. You could easily call theContinue reading “Doctor Aphra: Fortune and Fate Part 2 – Haunted”

Star Wars: Age of Resistance – Heroes Comic Review

  The ‘Star Wars: Age of…’ comics was an ongoing series of comics, every two weeks we go a one-shot comics dedicated to a hero or villain. It started early in the year with ‘Age of Republic’ and moved to ‘Age of Rebellion’ and finally ‘Age of Resistance’ and each series was split in two,Continue reading “Star Wars: Age of Resistance – Heroes Comic Review”

The High Republic – Some Thoughts

As fans, when we get new content we inevitably have tonnes of questions on how the new stuff relates to the old stuff and relish the various connections and Easter Eggs, it’s part of the territory. So when we got the ‘High Republic’ announcement and teases, set 200 years before the Skywalker Saga. A periodContinue reading “The High Republic – Some Thoughts”

Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule Excerpt Thoughts

I generally avoid any excerpts from upcoming novels, I usually struggle to get through them because they are usually from some point into the book where the story is established and you have zero context. But, Charles Soule and IGN have dropped the opening chapter of the upcoming and sadly delayed ‘Light of the Jedi’,Continue reading “Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule Excerpt Thoughts”

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Comic Review

I was lucky enough to pick this up on Kindle Unlimited before my trial period ran out, I was hesitant at first, really because part of me was worried it would just end up being a literary advert for the Galaxy’s Edge attraction. What I found was that I was mostly wrong. Of course weContinue reading “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Comic Review”

Star Wars: The New Jedi Order Review Series – Vector Prime by R. A. Salvatore

In the mid to late nineties I tried to follow the Expanded Universe as much as a kid could, but I had a lot of gaps in the collection, so when I found out about the ‘New Jedi Order’ I ended up starting with the second book in the series (it was the only oneContinue reading “Star Wars: The New Jedi Order Review Series – Vector Prime by R. A. Salvatore”

Doctor Aphra Vol. 4 – The Catastrophe Con

I am really enjoying this series, it’s quickly becoming my favourite of all the Star Wars comics from Marvel right now. The character of Aphra is one of my favourite original characters from the new expanded materials. I am so pleased that I made the decision to go back and read the whole of herContinue reading “Doctor Aphra Vol. 4 – The Catastrophe Con”

Doctor Aphra Vol. 3 – Remastered Review

Whilst I thoroughly enjoyed the previous two Aphra books, ‘Remastered’ takes what we have loved about the series and upped the greatness to 11. Some time has passed and Aphra is now working for 000 who has taken over the Son-Tuul Crime Syndicate and is using Aphra’s expertise to locate his original memory disc. TheContinue reading “Doctor Aphra Vol. 3 – Remastered Review”

Poe Dameron: Free Fall by Alex Segura Book Review

I really need to loosen up when it comes to YA Star Wars novels. I’ll hold my hands up and own the fact that I always roll my eyes or, even just think to myself that I’ll get around to reading it at some point. And when I do, I usually kick myself because IContinue reading “Poe Dameron: Free Fall by Alex Segura Book Review”

Solo: A Star Wars Story by Mur Lafferty Audiobook Review

Firstly, yes, it has taken me this long to get around to reading/listening to this book. I just never really got around to it, I got it on Kindle a while back but I sometimes struggle with E-Books, I prefer the actual thing than holding a device when I’m reading. But hey, we all haveContinue reading “Solo: A Star Wars Story by Mur Lafferty Audiobook Review”

Doctor Aphra Vol. 2 – Doctor Aphra and the Enormous Profit Comic Review

Blessed be Doctor Aphra! After my recent foray into the Charles Soule ‘Darth Vader’ series and my growing disappointment in those comics, and the recent release of th new ‘Doctor Aphra’ series I have decided to jump back and dive into the first run of ‘Doctor Aphra.’ Of course, I have already started my readthroughContinue reading “Doctor Aphra Vol. 2 – Doctor Aphra and the Enormous Profit Comic Review”

Force Collector by Kevin Shinick Book Review

Released as a part of ‘Journey to The Rise of Skywalker’ wave of books and comics, ‘Force Collector’ doesn’t really tie into the latest film at all. I have seen people mention that it would have felt more at home as a part of ‘Journey to The Force Awakens’, given how it follows in theContinue reading “Force Collector by Kevin Shinick Book Review”

Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith Vol. 2 – Legacy’s End

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy. Either I am suffering from over-hype when it comes to this series or my expectations are too high after hearing all the praise but I am really not enjoying this series at all so far. This volume covers two shorter stories, the first follows Vader tracking Jocasta Nu whoContinue reading “Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith Vol. 2 – Legacy’s End”

Doctor Aphra: Issue 1 – Fortune and Fate Part 1 The Rings of Vaace

After a lengthy delay due to the COVID menace, we are finally able to get our (metaphorical) hands on the first issue of the new ‘Doctor Aphra’ series. Like the relaunches of the ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Darth Vader’ titles, the new ‘Aphra’ series is set between ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ and ‘Return of the Jedi’Continue reading “Doctor Aphra: Issue 1 – Fortune and Fate Part 1 The Rings of Vaace”

Star Wars: Heir to the Jedi Book Review

Written by Kevin Hearne, ‘Heir to the Jedi’ follows Luke Skywalker as he goes on a pair of missions for the Rebellion, firstly to Rodia where he is meant to set up a contact with some arms dealers, the second to rescue a Slicer who is working (under duress) for the Empire and reunite herContinue reading “Star Wars: Heir to the Jedi Book Review”

What Differences Should We Expect Between the High Republic Jedi and the Jedi of the Prequel Era?

Something I have been contemplating for a while, which I started thinking about more after we got the descriptions of the main ‘High Republic’ characters is what will the state of the Jedi Order be in comparison to the Order during the Prequel Era? We can already see the differences in the visual style ofContinue reading “What Differences Should We Expect Between the High Republic Jedi and the Jedi of the Prequel Era?”

Star Wars Vol. 10 – The Escape

Kieron Gillen starts moving the pieces across the board ready for the endgame in this story arc. With the help of Sana Starros, Han, Luke and Leia land on the supposedly uninhabited planet, Hubin whilst the Smuggler heads off to try to find somewhere for the Rebel leaders to hide. After learning of a settlementContinue reading “Star Wars Vol. 10 – The Escape”

“The Jedi Knights of the Round Table”

If you weren’t intrigued by ‘Project Luminous’ before, hearing the concept of ‘the Jedi Knights of the Round Table’ certainly should have piqued your interest. For the record, I was intrigued by the whole ‘Project Luminous’ idea. All of those great authors coming together for this grand project, then the rumours of ‘The High Republic’Continue reading ““The Jedi Knights of the Round Table””

Star Wars: Issue 4 – The Destiny Path Part 4

Following on from the last issue, which, as I said in my review, felt like a set up for this issue (and I feel I was right to a degree), we find our heroes in respective spots of bother. Lando is locked in the core of Cloud City with Lobot who is hooked up toContinue reading “Star Wars: Issue 4 – The Destiny Path Part 4”

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Novelisation by Rae Carson (Spoiler Free) Review

Let me get this off my chest. We don’t deserve this book. After all the vitriol that has spread through the fandom since ‘The Rise of Skywalker’, we are now getting spoiled by getting this fantastic novelisation. Now, as the title of this post states, this is a Spoiler Free review. By that I meanContinue reading “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Novelisation by Rae Carson (Spoiler Free) Review”

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”

Project Luminous aka Star Wars: The High Republic

After almost a year of speculation, we finally know the truth. ‘Project Luminous’ has been revealed to be a publishing campaign, officially titled ‘Star Wars: The High Republic’ and will focus on the Jedi Order 200 years prior to the events of ‘The Phantom Menace’. The first wave of stories is set to start hittingContinue reading “Project Luminous aka Star Wars: The High Republic”

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”

Star Wars Vol. 5 – Yoda’s Secret War

Writer – Jason Aaron Art – Salvador Larroca Colourist – Edgar Delgado Well, I wasn’t exactly looking forward to revisiting this story arc. It was the last one I read before life got in the way of the comic collecting and I put it on hold and I really wasn’t all that fussed about quittingContinue reading “Star Wars Vol. 5 – Yoda’s Secret War”

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”

Rumour Mill: Project Luminous and the 2022 Film

Jason Ward of Making Star Wars has put out an article about rumours he has heard from his sources about the direction of the upcoming Publishing Event ‘Project Luminous’ as well as the next film. You can read the full article HERE. According to the article, the next film will be set 400 before TheContinue reading “Rumour Mill: Project Luminous and the 2022 Film”

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”

How E.K Johnston and Claudia Grey Made Me Love Phantom Menace Even More

With this year being the 20th Anniversary of the release of ‘The Phantom Menace’, it wasn’t surprising that we would get some prequel era content that tied in with the film in some way and whilst we only really got two novels they are two of the best we have had. Claudia Grey gave usContinue reading “How E.K Johnston and Claudia Grey Made Me Love Phantom Menace Even More”

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”

After This, Nothing Will Be The Same.

Starting on November 7th (yesterday) the great Star Wars deluge begins. With the highly anticipated release of ‘Resistance Reborn’ by Rebecca Roanhorse which is the official lead-in novel to ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ that has already stirred up a lot of interest over the character of Wedge being on the cover in some countries, andContinue reading “After This, Nothing Will Be The Same.”

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 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”

Darth Vader: No More Mystery

Am I the only one who thinks we are getting too much Vader content at the moment. Since Disney acquired Lucasfilm and the Canon got reset I feel like the character who had this air of mystery, not about their identity but about their actions, is slowly losing that mystery thanks to all of theContinue reading “Darth Vader: No More Mystery”

Marvel’s Star Wars Comics – The Expansion Region of Canon

January 2015 heralded the new age of Star Wars comics from Marvel. The first issue was a bestseller and had a number of printings, but as is always the way with Star Wars there were fans who didn’t get along with some of the content. With Issue 1 we got a great, fun story setContinue reading “Marvel’s Star Wars Comics – The Expansion Region of Canon”

Life Debt Podcast Episode LXIV – Lets Talk St…ephen King

The latest episode of the Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE. This week was a bit sparse on the old Star Wars news so I take a week off to talk about my adoration of Stephen King and ‘The Dark Tower’. Don’t forget you can purchase The Life DebtContinue reading “Life Debt Podcast Episode LXIV – Lets Talk St…ephen King”

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”

Speculation: The Future of Evil in the Galaxy

“Sources close to the movie say that Skywalker will at long last bring to a climax the millennia-long conflict between the Jedi Order and its dark shadow, the Sith.” Lev Grossman Vanity Fair Lets just take a moment to take those words in… The climax of the millennia-long conflict between the Jedi and the Sith. The SithContinue reading “Speculation: The Future of Evil in the Galaxy”

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”