Star Wars: Kanan, Vols 1 – 5, Review

After Disney’s acquisition of the Star Wars franchise, it immediately launched a new television show under its banner, Rebels.  Rebels has since completed two full seasons with a third currently in production.  Much of the show’s emotional gravitas has focused on one of its heroes, Kanan Jarrus. A padawan who survived Order 66, the infamous…

Star Wars: Star Wars, Vol. 7 – Review

A void exists in the life of Obi-Wan Kenobi.  From The Phantom Menace to Revenge of the Sith, we follow Kenobi from Jedi Knight to Jedi Master, as he sought to train Anakin Skywalker and fight as a general in the Republic’s clone armies.  At the end of Revenge of the Sith, we see Kenobi…

Star Wars: Darth Vader, Annual 1 – Review

Among the fresh wave of Star Wars comics released under the Marvel Comics banner, there is near universal agreement that Darth Vader is one of the best of the bunch, if not the best.  The quality boils down to not just the writing, but to the artwork, as well.  It takes considerable care to render…

Star Wars Special: C-3PO – Review

The Force Awakens returned many of our favorite characters from the Original Trilogy back to the screen, but not without the obvious changes to their outward appearances as evidence of the thirty some years since Return of the Jedi.  For those characters who would not necessarily age, at least if properly maintained, and of course,…

Star Wars: Star Wars, Annual 1 – Review

The first annual issue for Marvel’s Star Wars line introduces a new character to the Star Wars Expanded Universe, Eneb Ray, among other spies on Coruscant, and then promptly wipes them out (the spies, not Ray), in a story set to portray the duplicitous nature of Emperor Palpatine via a failed assassination attempt.  It’s also…