Riffing on Star Wars: #9 – Humanizing the Enemy

Our first introduction to the evil Galactic Empire began in the stars over Tatooine, as a monumental starship, a star destroyer we would later learn, paralyzed and then figuratively devoured a rebel corvette.  Our second introduction was a door blasting to smithereens and white armored stormtroopers pouring through an opening concealed in smoke and blaster…

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: Rebels – The Forgotten Droid

Season Two of Rebels has made a point to develop characters, from Zeb to Ezra, and Agent Kallus to Hera, but one character so far has been excluded from this group, Chopper.  The resident astromech has played the odd role of being exaggerated comic relief, but also on several occasions, savior of the crew of…