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Boba Fett is Dead. Dark Times out of the Wilderness is over. Crimson Empire III is over too April 25, 2012

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Dark Horse Star Wars overload this week and we couldn’t be more excited
Leading the hit parade this week is STAR WARS BLOOD TIES BOBA FETT IS DEAD #1 (OF 4). YEEAAAh illustrated or should we say PAINTED by Chris Scalf.

This isn’t your regular comic book art – this is

ART.

While a new Blood Ties begins – Crimson Empire III ends with issue # 6 of 6 out this week. It has been a good ride but it’s time for Kir to go now.

STAR WARS CRIMSON EMPIRE III EMPIRE LOST #6 (OF 6)

OOOH but wait Dark Horse has one more awesome ending for us this week with Star Wars: Dark Times-Out of the Wilderness #5 – illustrated by the one and only Douglas Wheatley. Dark Times is an awesome series that has been plagued by publishing delays since the beginning – let’s hope that this final issue is everything we’ve been waiting for!

 

This post first appeared on our sister side ShowMeSciFiComics.com

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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic War #3 Zayne Carrick Is Still a Wimp April 9, 2012

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Zayne Carrick is the hero that we kinda/sorta love to hate.

After all he has no blood lust, he just wants to live his life, he’s not interested in being the hero.

Yet in this issue when force the Mandos to return to the planet from which the Republic drafted him, he helps them take control of a station — in an effort to save lives.

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawww.

Then he comes back to help save his Republic friends.

Nice.

But no, we still see no signs of his girlfriend, but for the first time in this series we do see his old ‘boss’ Gryph.

Good fun.

Star Wars Agent of the Empire #4 Jahan Cross Finally Lands on the Iron Eclipse April 9, 2012

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We had some doubts about this series when it first started, but Dark Horse and the GREAT John Ostrander have proven us wrong.

From first page to last, this issue gripped us with action that we couldn’t put down. Jahan Cross beds his enemies sister, then she gets toasted not by her brother as we expect,  instead the brother is killed by the robotkilling father.

Nice twist.

Now how are they going to get off the iron eclipse?

Sure Han and Chewie will just swoop in …..

Or will they?

In any event, the addition of Jahan Cross to the Star Wars canon is a great one, he’s a character that we want to see  a whole lot more of from Dark Horse in the months and years to come.

Star Wars Fate of the Jedi Apocalypse : THE WORST STAR WARS BOOK EVER WRITTEN?! April 7, 2012

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Fate of the Jedi started out as decent story….the introduction of Vestara Kai and the Lost Tribe of the Sith to the Star Wars cannon are both worthy additions.

That said, this last book was such a total piece of sh*t it makes us sick.

How this book ever got through editorial oversight is beyond us. This book could have been 200 pages shorter and it would have been much better, delivering the key plot points. As it was, this was easily the most painful Star Wars book we’ve read in years. Long, slow drawn out action. Sure action is great to have, this whole book is action and most of it makes no sense at all.

Were this not the last book in a series we’ve read from the beginning, there is no way we would have read this to the end, it’s that bad.

At the beginning of this series Luke leaves Coruscant, then he comes back. Then the Jedi leave, then they come back, Then they all leave again. And in between Abeloth is destroyed and Jaina get married to Fel. And oh yeah Vestara — is she good or evil? who knows…the author of this book totally buthered her character so much so that we just don’t care.

Yes we love Star Wars books, and yes we’ll still buy the next series that comes out — even though at this point it’s clear that the publisher is just abusing readers.

Get Ready of JabbaScript! April 5, 2012

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If you’re a programmer you’ve likely heard of JavaScript. Now there is a Star Wars version for fans of everyone’s favorite sleemo – jabba.

From the article:
JabbaScript, a truly portable, cross-platform language that can be picked up by anyone in a matter of minutes.

For example, a simple applet which “lights” buttons as a user looks over them:

{
OnMouseOver=”chisa_kawa_bo_Wookie”;
OnMouseOut=”na_chana_wanga_Solo”;
}
else get “ban_shi_koba,_Jedi!”;