War of the Bounty Hunters: Alpha

Marvel’s big Star Wars Crossover Event has arrived folks, and with a Charles Soule sized bang that means only one thing. It’s f@&#%*g amazing. Boba Fett is bringing the Carbon-Frozen Han Solo to Jabba’s the Hutt but something is going wrong with the Crime Lords soon-to-be favourite decoration, leading Boba to Nar Shaddaa to visitContinue reading “War of the Bounty Hunters: Alpha”

Doctor Aphra: The Engine Job Part 3

On their search for a Nihil Hyperdrive Engine, Aphra and Sana come across a whole bunch of old Nihil ships, and of course, trouble. I’m not going to lie to you folks, but I’ve been really looking forward to this issue but had to wait to get it but was it worth the wait? Absolutely.Continue reading “Doctor Aphra: The Engine Job Part 3”

Bad Batching: A Life Debt Podcast Episode 1 – Aftermath

The Life Debt Podcast has returned for a fourth series folks, and this one is all about the latest animated series, ‘The Bad Batch’ The first episode is out NOW, where I share my thoughts on the first episode of the series. You can find the episode on most major Podcatchers, or find it overContinue reading “Bad Batching: A Life Debt Podcast Episode 1 – Aftermath”

The High Republic: There is No Fear Part 4

Possessed by the Drengir, Sskeer has Avar, Ceret, Keeve and the boy called Bartol captured in the vines created by the plant-like creatures. Remembering her time as a Padawan, Keeve reminisces about a lesson that Sskeer taught her, as she attempted to use the Force to aid her to reach the opposite side of aContinue reading “The High Republic: There is No Fear Part 4”

Star Wars: Operation Starlight Part 4

With the Rebel Fleet still in tatters, Leia and Kes share a moment of quiet to swap stories about their respective partners. Soule slows the action down for a rare quiet moment which, after the past three issues is a needed chance to pause and have some character beats that don’t revolve around the action.Continue reading “Star Wars: Operation Starlight Part 4”

The High Republic Adventures Issue 2 Review

The Nihil attack on Bralanak City escalates as the Jedi face overwhelming odds and the disdain of the locals. Daniel José Older’s inaugural contribution to ‘The High Republic’ initiative continues with an action filled issue. Lula, Farzala, Qort and their new companion Zeen must fight off the Nihil who are in league with the ForceContinue reading “The High Republic Adventures Issue 2 Review”

The High Republic: There is No Fear Part 3

As Keeve Trennis investigates a sink hole with a local boy, Marshal Avar Kriss must deal with Terec, who is acting strangely and Master Sskeer who’s recent odd behaviour has been noticed by Kriss and other Jedi. Cavan Scott and the crew have brought us another great issue of ‘The High Republic’ ongoing series. TheContinue reading “The High Republic: There is No Fear Part 3”

Darth Vader: Into the Fire Part 5

As Vader and Ochi are chased by Sly Moore into the Red Nebula on their way to Exogol, they experience visions of death before finally arriving at the long lost Planet of the Sith. We really get to see again how great a pilot Vader is, as he avoids destruction from the giant Space CthulhuContinue reading “Darth Vader: Into the Fire Part 5”

Star Wars: Operation Starlight Part 3

Lobot’s life hangs in the balance whilst Starlight Squadron faces off against Zahra’s Star Destroyer and take on a daring mission into the heart of Zahra’s ship. Lando and Kes’ showdown comes to a head whilst C-3PO is up to something. He manages to download the needed language into his own memory and turns offContinue reading “Star Wars: Operation Starlight Part 3”

The High Republic Adventures Issue 1 – Collision Course

WARNING!!! SPOILERS!!! This is the first issue of any of the IDW Star Wars comics and if this is any indication of the quality of the main series then I’ve got a lot of reading to do because it’s good! The highly anticipated first issue of Older’s series does not disappoint (except for the lackContinue reading “The High Republic Adventures Issue 1 – Collision Course”

Star Wars: The High Republic Issue 2 – There is No Fear Part 2

WARNING! SPOILERS AHEAD! Sskeer, Keeve and the twins, Ceret and Terec have been sent to investigate a distress beacon. When they arrive they sense a single survivor on the inactive ship. On board they realise the ship was attacked by The Nihil. The group splits up, Sskeer and Terec explore the ship looking for survivorsContinue reading “Star Wars: The High Republic Issue 2 – There is No Fear Part 2”

Doctor Aphra: The Engine Job Part 2

I love this series. There. I said it. Out of the three ongoing series I read (and not including’The High Republic as we are only one issue in) it has been consistently fantastic and this issue is no different. Aphra finds Sana Starros on Corellia and spends the majority of the issue trying to convinceContinue reading “Doctor Aphra: The Engine Job Part 2”

Darth Vader: Into the Fire Part 4 Review

On the run from Ochi’s Droid Assassins, most of the issue is taken up with action as Vader destroys the Droids. Once they are vanquished, he threatens Ochi’s life, forcing the assassin to help him hook up the Wayfinder to the Jedi Interceptor used by Anakin Skywalker to reach Mustafaar in ‘Revenge of the Sith’.Continue reading “Darth Vader: Into the Fire Part 4 Review”

Star Wars: Operation Starlight Part 2 Review

As C-3PO and R2 work on fixing the ‘Talky’ Droid, it reactivates and goes haywire until Lobot steps in and uses his cybernetic link to calm the Droid allowing it to communicate. C-3PO requests that the Droid assist them in translating the Thwark language. Talky initially denies the request and Lando steps in to makeContinue reading “Star Wars: Operation Starlight Part 2 Review”

Darth Vader: Into The Fire Part 3

Continuing his punishment by Palpatine, Vader encounters The Eye of the Webbish Bog and finds the key to learning The Emperor’s grand plan. Cut off from Ochi, Vader travels through treacherous terrain, guided by a mysterious voice as he battle creatures and visions until he encounters The Eye where he acquires the Wayfinder that KyloContinue reading “Darth Vader: Into The Fire Part 3”

Star Wars: The High Republic Issue 1

It’s here! It’s finally here! Having read ‘Light of the Jedi’ last month (Spoiler Free Review Here), I have been waiting desperately for new content from ‘The High Republic’ and after finding out that ‘A Test of Courage’ will be released in February in the UK it’s al down to the Marvel run of ‘TheContinue reading “Star Wars: The High Republic Issue 1”

Doctor Aphra: The Engine Job Part 1

Aphra comes face-to-face with Domina Tagge after doing her best to avoid the Bounty Hunters sent after her. After a great first arc, the adventure continues at a great pace. Told the story is bookended between Aphra’s arrival on Domina’s ship, The Acquisitor and the meeting between Domina and Aphra. The bulk is essential howContinue reading “Doctor Aphra: The Engine Job Part 1”

Star Wars: Operation Starlight Part 1

Kes Dameron and the Path Finders are sent on a mission to locate an ancient translator Droid for the Rebellion. I feel like this is the story arc I have been waiting for in this series. I’ve been hoping to see Kes Dameron and Shara Bey in action after Soule reintroduced them to us inContinue reading “Star Wars: Operation Starlight Part 1”

Darth Vader: Into the Fire Part 2

Vader’s punishment continues. Broken and beaten, Vader makes it to the Techno Union outpost but is being followed by a mysterious character. Once inside he relives his massacre of the Separatist Leaders whilst he has a group of MSE Droids help attach various droid limbs to allow him full movement. The mysterious character arrives, introducingContinue reading “Darth Vader: Into the Fire Part 2”

Star Wars: The Will of Tarkin Part 2

In the midst of battle, Commander Zahara finally comes face-to-face with her quarry, Leia Organa. In a flashback, we see a conversation between Vader and Palpatine who tasks Vader with hunting down the Rebels after the events of ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ but Vader refuses but tasks Zahara, who has been overseeing an Imperial MiningContinue reading “Star Wars: The Will of Tarkin Part 2”

Doctor Aphra: Fortune and Fate Part 5

The first arc draws to an enjoyable and an incredible ‘Indiana Jones’ style conclusion. Now on Canto Bight, Aphra and her crew are the Prisoners of Ronan Tagge, who gets to do a Bond-Villain style monologue about why he wants to destroy the Rings of Vaale (bit of a pain-in-the-ass Kid who is living inContinue reading “Doctor Aphra: Fortune and Fate Part 5”

Darth Vader: Into the Fire Part 1

Vader is in trouble! Palpatine is very displeased with his apprentice who has allowed his anger and hate to slip away and become grief-stricken after his encounter with Sabé and the Amidalans. Vader is struck with the Emperor’s lightning before being attacked by the Royal Guards. Mas Amedda tells Vader that his actions, allowing LukeContinue reading “Darth Vader: Into the Fire Part 1”

Star Wars: The Will of Tarkin Part 1

The origins of the mysterious Commander Zahra are revealed as she prepares to tighten the noose on the struggling Rebel Fleet. A former protégé of Grand Moff Tarkin, who bested her peers and became Tarkin’s right hand during the final stages of constructional The Death Star. She fell out of his favour when a missionContinue reading “Star Wars: The Will of Tarkin Part 1”

Doctor Aphra: Fortune and Fate Part 4

The second act of Aphra’s triumphant return comes to a close, her team has been betrayed and they have nothing but desperation left… After Lucky’s betrayal, Aphra and the rest of the crew are locked in the Workshop, but Okka’s droid finds a way out via the City of Vaale’s sewer system. Underground, the teamContinue reading “Doctor Aphra: Fortune and Fate Part 4”

Darth Vader: Dark Heart of the Sith Part 5

Words can’t describe how much I am enjoying this Darth Vader run, so far it’s my favourite of all the Vader comics I have read, and that’s only five issues in. Vader visits Padmé’s tomb and is followed by Sabé and the other Amidalians. She begs Vader not to exhume her body, but the droidContinue reading “Darth Vader: Dark Heart of the Sith Part 5”

Star Wars: The Destiny Path Part 6 Review

The final part of Charles Soule’s first arc in the main ‘Star Wars’ run has come to an end, but not with a bang, but a rather satisfying whisper. After being rescued by R2, Luke learns more about the Jedi from Veela, including the name of his father, Anakin Skywalker. She tells him about anContinue reading “Star Wars: The Destiny Path Part 6 Review”

Doctor Aphra: Fortune and Fate Part 3

The misadventures of the legendary Doctor Aphra continues in this third and exciting issue of the new run. Aphra and her team are held at blaster point by the soldiers of Ronan Tagge, after Lucky, Okka and Black Krrsantan fell into an underground corridor (last issue). They hear Aphra “double cross” them by agreeing toContinue reading “Doctor Aphra: Fortune and Fate Part 3”

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”

Doctor Aphra Audio Drama by Sarah Kuhn

Emily Woo Zeller as Aphra Jonathan Davis as Boba Fett Sean Patrick Hopkins as Luke Skywalker Sean Kenin as Triple-Zero Nicole Lewis as Sana Starros Carol Monda as Maz Kanata Euan Morton as The Emperor Catherine Taber as Leia Organa Marc Thompson as Darth Vader When it was announced, I was so excited to be getting new ‘Doctor Aphra’ content. The previous audio drama, ‘Dooku: Jedi Lost’ was a great listen soContinue reading “Doctor Aphra Audio Drama by Sarah Kuhn”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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 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”

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”

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”

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 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”