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”

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”

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”

Life Debt Podcast Episode LXIX – Resistance Recap and some other Stories

The latest episode of the Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE. This week I deep dive Resistance Season 2 as I catch up with the first four episodes. I take a look at the Marvel Reveal of ‘Kylo Ren’ Issue 2’s cover and synopsis and talk rumours for someContinue reading “Life Debt Podcast Episode LXIX – Resistance Recap and some other Stories”

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”

Star Wars: Allegiance Part 1 – An Old Hope Review

Writer – Ethan Sacks Artist – Luke Ross Colourist – Lee Loughridge Letterer – VC’s Clayton Cowles ‘Star Wars: Allegiance’ is Marvel’s addition you the ‘Journey to the Rise of Skywalker’ and tells a story that will lead into the event of ‘The Rise of Skywalker’. This first issue mainly follows the heroes of theContinue reading “Star Wars: Allegiance Part 1 – An Old Hope 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”

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”

Episode LXI – Clusterfudge 5 – The SDCC Fugde

The latest episode of the Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE. This week I look at the Lucasfilm Publishing Panel and share some Star Wars related thoughts from SDCC. Special thanks to Andy Bailie for the stunning new artwork. Check out Andy’s artwork at his site http://www.thespiregallery.com Don’t forgetContinue reading “Episode LXI – Clusterfudge 5 – The SDCC Fugde”

Poe Dameron Vol. 1 – Black Squadron

Writer – Charles Soule Artist – Phil Noto To say that I was excited for this series when it was first announced would be an understatement. I loved Poe in ‘The Force Awakens’ and to get his own comic series set before the events of the film was like a dream come true. This volumeContinue reading “Poe Dameron Vol. 1 – Black Squadron”

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”

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”

Speculation: Project Luminous

On the Monday of Star Wars Celebration, at the Author’s Round Table Panel which featured Authors Claudia Grey, Cavan Scott, Daniel Jose Older, Charles Soule and Justina Ireland, it was announced that the five of them were all working on a super-secret project called ‘Project Luminous’ which will be out next year. Speculation has rangedContinue reading “Speculation: Project Luminous”

Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol. 3 – The Shu-Torun War

Writer – Kieron Gillen Artists – Lenil Yu and Salvador Larroca Colourists – Jason Kieth and Edgar Delgado The third graphic novel of Kieron Gillen’s series contains the Darth Vader Annual, which is set before the events of of ‘Vader Down’ and sets the events of the Shu-Torun storyline into motion when Vader wipes outContinue reading “Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol. 3 – The Shu-Torun War”

Star Wars: Vol. 3 – Rebel Jail

Writers – Kieron Gillen and Jason Aaron Artists – Angel Unzueta, Leinil Yu and Gerry Alanguilan Colourists – Paul Mounts and Sunny Gho Volume 3 – Rebel Jail consists of the first Star Wars: Annual and issue 15, which is an Obi-Wan adventure, which I will look at sometime in the future, and issues 16Continue reading “Star Wars: Vol. 3 – Rebel Jail”

Star Wars/Darth Vader Crossover: Vader Down

Writers – Jason Aaron and Kieron Gillen Artists – Mike Deodato and Salvador Larroca Colourists – Frank Martin Jr. and Edgar Delgado In the first crossover event from the Star Wars side of Marvel we get the Darth Vader we have wanted to see since we first saw him walk into the Tantive IV. VaderContinue reading “Star Wars/Darth Vader Crossover: Vader Down”

Star Wars Celebration – Saturday, Jedi: Fallen Order, Rebels Revisited, Galaxy’s Edge and More…

Saturday kicked off with the Galaxy’s Edge panel which gave us a few more updates for the upcoming Disney Parks Star Wars themed addition, which will include very special Star Wars designed bottles of Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite and Water. Whilst I applaud their attempts to keep the immersion of the park, but this obviousContinue reading “Star Wars Celebration – Saturday, Jedi: Fallen Order, Rebels Revisited, Galaxy’s Edge and More…”

Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol. 2 – Shadows and Secrets

Written by Kieron Gillen Art by Salvador Larroca Colouring by Edgar Delgado The Vader series continues at an astonishing pace in the second volume where Vader uses Aphra and her ties to the underworld to sabotage an Imperial shipment of credits and foil a series of investigations by his rivals for the Emperor’s favour. VaderContinue reading “Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol. 2 – Shadows and Secrets”

Life Debt Podcast Episode XXXIX – Enter Rural Farmboy

The latest episode of the Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE. This week I got recent Patreon member and Star Wars Podcast connoisseur, Anthony (Rural Farm Boy) on the show for an absolutely amazing Star Wars chat. Don’t forget you can purchase The Life Debt Holiday Special (aka TheContinue reading “Life Debt Podcast Episode XXXIX – Enter Rural Farmboy”

Star Wars: Vol. 2 – Showdown on the Smuggler’s Moon

Writer – Jason Aaron Artist – Stuart Immonen Inker – Wade Von Grawbadger Colourist – Justin Ponsor Whilst this volume covers Issues 7 – 12 I will be focusing on Issues 8 – 12 and will cover Issue 7 at a later date. ‘Showdown on the Smuggler’s Moon’ follows directly after the end of theContinue reading “Star Wars: Vol. 2 – Showdown on the Smuggler’s Moon”

Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol.1 – Vader

Written by Kieron Gillen Art by Salvador Larroca Colouring by Edgar Delgado Kieron Gillen’s ‘Darth Vader’ series was one of the flagship titles when Marvel began publishing the Star Wars comics in 2015 and I initially didn’t pick this up. I stuck with Jason Aaron’s ‘Star Wars’ title. What I didn’t realise until I sawContinue reading “Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol.1 – Vader”

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”

Life Debt Tidbits – Issue 5

BB-8 Rolls Off Into The Sunset On Friday 1st February, Star Wars Puppet Operator, Best known for his work with BB-8 has announced on Twitter that he has wrapped work on ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’. I’m sure we will be getting more of these announcements over the next few weeks as Production comes to anContinue reading “Life Debt Tidbits – Issue 5”

Life Debt Podcast Episode XXIX – A Cluster-Fudge of Content

The latest episode of the Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE. This week I go through some news, I take an extended trip to the Collection Corner, I talk some comics related stuff and announce the updated Patreon Goals. Don’t forget you can purchase The Life Debt Holiday SpecialContinue reading “Life Debt Podcast Episode XXIX – A Cluster-Fudge of Content”

#Justice4Chuck – Some Thoughts

Back on 12th October, Chuck Wendig, the author of the ‘Aftermath’ trilogy, the write of ‘The Force Awakens’ adaptation for Marvel and a writer on some of the Star Wars comics took took to Twitter to announce he has been fired from writing for Marvel Comics, a week after it was announced he would beContinue reading “#Justice4Chuck – Some Thoughts”