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…

Star Wars: Darth Vader, Vols 1 – 3

A number of months ago, Brown’s Review made a firm statement that it intended to “avoid” Darth Vader.  This arose after reading Tarkin by James Lucerno, which is as much a buddy adventure between the future Grand Moff Tarkin and Darth Vader, as it is a biography of the book’s namesake.  While Tarkin, itself, was…

Star Wars: Lando, Vols 1 – 5, Recap & Review

In the Original Trilogy, one character rises almost overnight into a role of great responsibility and authority.  It’s not Luke Skywalker nor Han Solo, but a city administrator in an out of the way gas mining colony: Lando Calrissian.  Lando, played to perfection by Billy Dee Williams, was introduced in The Empire Strikes Back and…