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Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi—The Prisoner of Bogan #3 – interesting but slow.. March 27, 2013

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Star Wars Dawn of the Jedi is a series with a whole lot of promise..but has been slow moving.

Xesh is an awesome character though and the cover image – really is the highlight of this issue – Xesh – the ‘bad guy’ fighting a pure blood Sith (aka the J’eedai good guy).

 

Still interesting for us to see light sabers as being a novel/new idea and not common place.

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Star Wars Agent of the Empire Hard Targets #5 – Lame Ending to otherwise great series March 27, 2013

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Agent of the Empire has been one of our favorite new Star Wars comic storylines ever since the first issue.

Here we get Jahan Cross

-the Agent of the Empire

and his Dad

oh and Boba Fett

and Serenno (Count Dooku!)

what more could you ask for?

Well the finale of this story didn’t quite make sense – though the overall plot was great fun.

How Cross was able to double-cross Boba Fett and get him to kill what should have been the new count of serenno didn’t quite make sense to us. The story just kinda wheezed out in the end in a climax that wasn’t terribly exciting.

Star Wars Dark Times Fire Carrier #2 – Where are the Refugees? March 27, 2013

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Dark Times has always been a ‘dark’ comic.

how could we ever forget that very first story arc back in 2007 – that was so…’unappetizing’

Fire Carrier continues that tradition –

Refugees ferried to a safe location…

only to…. be …

well…

..it’s not pretty.

Dark Times..

indeed…

Dark Horse Star Wars #3 – one word review – AWESOME March 26, 2013

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The new Star Wars series – (just Star Wars) has been great to read and enjoy since the first issue. The third issue is no exception to that trend.

This is Classic era at its finest – in that time just after Episode IV (A New Hope) when we didn’t know that Leia was Luke’s sister yet.

In this issue we get a little ‘distraction’  or is it jealousy? with a new Rebel pilot that is getting quite friendly with Luke.

Also cool to see Han in his early days as a Rebel agent – on Coruscant no less.

 

Enjoyable engaging story – thoughtful and flowing art throughout  – an overall joy to read.

 

Star Wars Legacy Volume 2 Issue #1 – is Terrible – Why did you Screw up Legacy Dark Horse??? Why???! March 26, 2013

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Star Wars Legacy is our favorite Star Wars storyline of the expanded universe. In a real sense, it’s the title that got us back into comics after a 20 year absence.

That was for the first Star Wars Legacy – the one about Cade Skywalker. The one written by the awesome John Ostrander with art by incomparable Jane Duursema.

The new Legacy is an insult to that first series.

Sure it takes place in the same time period – actually just after the Legacy War series ended. But this is not the same Legacy.

For one, the artwork is terrible.

Yeaah i know the cover is sweet — the interior art however is the worst we’ve seen in a Dark Horse title in years.

The story is slow and our new Solo heroine – isn’t the same kind of engaging character like Cade was – in fact she’s boring (so far).

In contrast that first Legacy series so totally blew our socks off – so perhaps we just have extremely high expectations – but that’s Dark Horse’s fault. They created the greatest Star Wars comic of all time with the first Star Wars Legacy – the new Legacy so far doesn’t live up to that legacy.

 

 

Star Trek Into Darkness SUCKS cause there are no Klingons March 26, 2013

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No we’re not too excited about the new Star Trek into Darkness movie.

For one simple reason.

NO KLINGONS.

AGAIN.

No we don’t need to see Klingons in every movie, but we haven’t seen any in the Star Trek reboot yet. In classic Trek, Klingons are the definition of the bad guys and so much can be done with them.

But instead of Klingons we get some rogue Starfleet agent gone bad.

WTF is up with that?

Are you listening J J Abrams? What’s next? Are you going to make Star Wars Episode VII all about Jar Jar Binks?

 

Star Wars The Old Republic: Annihilation – AKA the Hunt for the Ascendant Spear – REVIEW March 17, 2013

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wow.

just wow.

Some Star Wars books are good.

Some Star Wars books are great

and then there is Annihilation, which redefines the word: Awesome.

From beginning to end, author Drew Karpyshyn, weaves a tale of intrigue and amazing action that just kept us turning page after page.

This book really could have simply been called the Hunt for the Ascendant Spear – instead of Annihilation, cause that’s what it’s all about. Well that, and the final reunion of Jedi Grand Master Satele Shan, her baby’s daddy and Theron Shan.

This of course, continues on the Lost Suns storyline from the Dark Horse comics series that premiered in 2011.

Instead of the typical three concurrent storylines merging into one approach of most Star Wars books, this mostly a one or two storyline book, making the action easier to follow and the chronology very fluid. We have Theron’s plotline – and then we get bit of what is going on in the Sith Empire. Yeaah we’re maybe a little shortchanged on the Sith bits, but it makes for a better story this way.

The amazing Theron and how he gets into and out of trouble with his brains and (non-Jedi) skills along is something to behold.

Easily the best Star Wars book we’ve read so far in 2013.

Lucasfilm/Disney Bringing Star Wars Clone Wars to an End March 11, 2013

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Looks like Season five of clone wars is the last for the amazing animated series on Cartoon Network.

We will see some more episode – likely on Disney 😄 – but whatever constitutes season six will be the end for Clone Wars.

What will  become of Ashoka?