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Star Wars Clone War Super Vulture Droid Vehicle toy – lots to play with and not too much $$ July 19, 2009

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A new bunch of Habro ships are now out – including a new Super Vulture Droid fighter!

Loads of weapons on this bad boy – 6 rockets with 2 launchers, for all sorts of combat fun. A spring-loaded “head” pops up to compliment the split-apart wings, which transforms the ship from sleek starfighter to a birdlike walking robot.

I haven’t seen this ship (yet) on store shelves but it is available from Entertainment Earth for $26.99 now. I have not yet seen a better deal on eBay with pricing ranging from $29.95 to $34.95. (Vulture Droid on eBay)

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Star Wars: Legacy #31–Vector part 12 – VECTOR IS OVER. Krayt is Dead. January 6, 2009

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Krifing AMAAAZING!

No – not Vector in general – but this issue in particular was hands down – INCREDIBLE. It really finished off the plot elements first laid out in part 11 last month.

After 12 issues spanning the entire Dark Horse Star Wars canon Vector comes to an end – but the Vector angle and the Muir Talisman is almost a side-show in this final issue of Vector isn’t it?

Cade is so powerful in the force that Muir lasts what? One frame? Then he’s toast. Does that make Cade the most powerful Jedi in 40,000 years??

Too bad for Celeste Morne though – I was kind of hoping that she would somehow survive – but what was that about her thinking that Zayne Carrick sent Cade for her? Nonsense!

And poor Azlyn Rae – will she be healed?

But the biggest plot dev by far – and the only one that makes Vector as a series worthwhile is the defeat of Darth Krayt.

I did not see that one coming – nor did I see Darth Wrylock’s deception either – then again that’s the Sith way isn’t it?

Will Krayt return – i’d say it’s 50/50 at this point..but at least Vector is now done so we can finally get on with the rest of the Star Wars universe!

Was Vector a success?

As a loyal Dark Horse reader – i would have read all the titles anyways. I’m not sure that it pulled in new readers – but it was neat to have some small link spanning all the Star Wars titles. In the end though, Vector fell apart and the AWESOMENESS of Legacy just blew it out of the water.

Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic #36 Prophet Motive part 1 January 5, 2009

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After three years, we finally have our first genuinely new plot story arc for Knights of the Old Republic – after the grand finale that was issue #35.

So, where do we begin?

It looks like Zayne is now just the ‘henchman’ in a criminal organization…no he’s not quite the bounty hunter type that Cade Skywalker is..but the basic character type isn’t all that different is it?

I hope that in this arc – we’ll start to see some Sith influences…and it will be great to see how Zayne eventually comes back into the Jedi Order – or not.

Star Wars Legacy #30 Vector part 11 : The End is Near November 30, 2008

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WOWOWOWOWOWOW.

Last issue was solid but this issue was non stop cover to cover action.

What a great kriffing issue. The double cross (or maybe triple cross?) is in with the Muir Talisman and its human host vs Cade Skywalker vs. Darth Krayt vs. The Imperial Knights.

Will Karness Muir take hold of Cade? (maybe next issue) – but still seeing Krayt in this position is awesome – i doubt we’ll see the end of Krayt, but hey anything can happen.

and what about Darth Talon (aka the Sith Hottie?) SHE’S BAAACK and she still has the hots for Cade (where was Delilah Blue ?)

The artwork – always great in Legacy was ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT in this issue – the cell arrangement and powerful imagery is what great storytelling and great comic books are all about.

But of course this issue is just a stepping stone to the final issue of Vector!! Vector before it hit Legacy was kinda ok – in Legacy it got real good real fast.

I suspect that Karness Muir and/or the Talisman will be destroyed – but that somehow Celeste Morne survives (but maybe i’m wrong). In any event it will bring to a close a year of wondering where this would end – and it might be the end for Krayt too.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic #35 – THE END. November 26, 2008

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After three years and 35 issues this is it.

Zayne is finally vindicated. It should be a moment of triumph and climax –
BUT IT’S NOT.

This is a weak issue and one that insults the loyal readers that stuck with this book for the last three years. After everything that happened to Zayne in the very first issue we expected more – a lot more.

Zayne goes into to see the Jedi council but – do we see what happens? NOPE.
Instead Hazen (who was awesome) gets nuked from orbit – which was cool – and Zayne gets cleared.

I don’t know it’s an anti-climax and a letdown. Maybe after three years of buildup – no matter what happened would have been a downer.

Will we continue to read this title? SURE – I want to see Darth Malak, Revan and the Exile.

Star Wars Legacy #29 Vector part 10 Poor Delilah Blue November 5, 2008

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Let’s be frank here – Vector was just ok till it hit Legacy.

Legacy has made Vector great and this issue is proof of that fact. Celeste Morne is still the central figure but Cade’s new love interest makes things interesting as does Cade’s own relationship with the Force.

And what about Emperor Roan Fel? This is the first we’ve seen of him in months – and he’s just as evil as Krayt isn’t he?

Will the Muir Talisman take over Cade at some point? I think so. Will Cade kill Darth Krayt? That i don’t think so – but perhaps Krayt will end the Vector and the Muir Talisman forever

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic #34–Vindication part 3 November 1, 2008

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It’s coming to a close soon..this wasn’t the massive issue like #34 with Darth Hazen but pretty darn close.

We keep finding out more about how it was all Hazen and how Lucien Dray was a total dope all along. No surprise to Zayne but the after 34 issues it’s great to see this whole thing unravelling.

 

The hardest part about this story arc is because its sooo good waiting a month for the next little bit is painful.

Will the Covenant finally be destroyed at the end of this arc? I don’t see how it won’t. But the big question remains where are the Mandalorians during all of this?

Star Wars: Legacy #28–Vector part 9 REVIEW September 30, 2008

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So Vector finally hits Star Wars Legacy…but it really seems like a stretch to me..so Celeste Morne just floats in space for over a hundred years…waiting??

And Celeste hasn’t aged a day?

I dunno..it’s a really really weak link from the last Vector issue in Rebellion.

But the weak link aside — this is what Celeste was born to do…an ancient Jedi with an ancient Sith to team up against Darth Krayt and destroy the Sith..

Frankly Vector has been less than spectacular overall..but Legacy of course is awesome which no doubt will rub off on Vector..but make no mistake about it..it’s not Vector that will make Legacy better but Legacy which will make Vector better.

If Dark Horse is ever to attemp such a multi-timeline story again i hope they just do a time travel – force flow walking thing. The linear timeline here just sucks.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic #33–Vindication pt. 2 – Hazen rocks! September 23, 2008

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All hail HAZEN!!

Or should we call this Sith spawn demon – Darth Hazen?

What an awesome storyline and one of the best pieces of cover art that I’ve seen in recent years from Dark Horse – simply amazing.

But back to the story – so it’s been this dude Hazen all along that has been pushing the direction for the Covenant?

Where did that come from? For the last two years we’ve been following this storyline and BAAAAAAAAAM now this.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great twist and this a great issue. We know have the final resolution at hand of this whole series – i wonder what will be left when this arc is done…

Star Wars Rebellion #16 Vector part 8 September 2, 2008

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So Celeste Morne finally gets rid of the Talisman and then…
WHAT WHAT WHAT???

She fights to get it back?

Then she just flies off ..into the galaxy? To be found again in 137 years when next we see her in Legacy??

HUh?

Vector has been decent thus far but this recent issue just doesn’t make sense.

It’s just – ok lets throw Luke Skywalker in there for an issue and then move on. It’s really kinda lame and frankly we the readers deserve more.

Let’s hope that somehow the Star Wars Legacy writers can set things straight and really provide us with a real BANG for the finale of Vector.

Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic #32 Vindication #1 August 25, 2008

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Who is Hazen?

Or should we say Darth Hazen?
All this time he’s been the Evil Dark Jedi pulling all the strings..or so it would seem and I don’t recall seeing him ever in the past 31 issues (or maybe I’m missing something??)

But Jedi on Jedi battles?

AWEsome
fULL out Jedi Mutiny/Rebellion – awesome

This series is now researching its climax — once this arc is over i wonder how it will ever be able to continue.

Star Wars Rebellion #15 Vector #7 August 12, 2008

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So Vector now hits Rebellion and Luke Skywalker..and it looks like fun…

Vader left Celeste Morne (and Vector) 20 years ago (in the timeline) in Dark Times # 12 apparently Celeste is still alive and Vader hasn’t forgotten about her either.

Will Luke – see the good in Celeste and turn her back from the Dark Side?

i guess we’ll find out…we can assume that Luke survives as does Celeste..but how Celeste gets frozen to survive till her next jump – the Star Wars Legacy era…we’ll have to wait till Rebellion #16 to find out.

So far – 7 issues into Vector we’ve had numerous confrontations and the timelines between eras has been stitched together reasonably well..with five issues or so left to go.

Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic #31 Turnabout part 1 August 10, 2008

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Finally after two and half years, Zayne Carrick if finally closing in on the last of the frakkers that framed him.

This is a fine plot moving issue but the real fun that we’ve all been waiting for since this whole series started is coming in the next issue..when Carrick will hopefully finally expose and end the covenant and finally clear his name!

Zayne Carrick, a fugitive Padawan accused of the murder of his fellow students, is on his way to the authorities in hope of clearing his name, shedding light on the Jedi Masters who framed him, and revealing the covert order to which they belong. But reaching the right people without facing off against his former masters is proving to be more difficult than Zayne imagined! Success is going to require help from every true friend Zayne has garnered in his long quest for justice.

Star Wars Dark Times #12 Vector #6 – last issue till 2009 July 3, 2008

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Vader faces off against the Muir talisman and what?!!!
He runs away??
Nuts.

Decent ending to a nice story arc.

He’s trying to undermine Palpatine? I guess that’s the entre to the Secret Apprentice in the Force Unleashed..

but
Crys…oh poort Chrys

This is a dark comic book overall as we’ve reported before..characters..good characters die and their families live on so we can see the grief.

Dark Times indeed.

Now for Vector the series moves to Rebellion for Luke Skywalker to deal with. So far in six issues of Vector the story has been ..ho hum..not bad but not terribly exciting either.

As for Dark Times no more issues till 2009!!!

Knights of the Old Republic #30 Exalted Part 2 July 2, 2008

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Continuing the march toward final vindication for Zayne is what this issue is all about.

The net on the covenant is closing with Zayne picking up more pieces of evidence and allies along the way…

A fun ending for the Exalted story arc

it’s a bit of a slower process than I personally would like but it’s all goood.

Zayne Carrick faces off against one of the Jedi Masters who framed him for the murder of his fellow Padawans in this shocking conclusion to “Exalted”!

When Zayne and his con-artist companion Gryph decided to risk it all in an attempt to prove Zayne’s innocence, they never expected a consequence for failure quite like this! Their plans ruined and their future bleak, Zayne and Gryph need to act fast or the history and traditions of an entire world could fall victim to another display of madness by the secret Jedi Covenant!

Star Wars Legacy #25 Cade and the Princess June 26, 2008

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Last time Cade saw the Princess Fel he was saving her from the Sith.

Now what — a year later he finally sees her again and there is no emotion at all. Seemed a bit odd.

Cade coming to the hidden Jedi Temple however is very cool great to see the Jedi still have an organized home of some sort and that maybe they’ll send out a hit squad to Kill Darth Krayt.

The issue with the Jedi that ‘killed’ Cade’s pal’s dad is going to be interesting to see how it plays out…

but the big thing of course is the coming three way alliance between Jedi, Imperial Knights and the Galactic Alliance against the Sith.

This series never disappoints and i’m wonderng how the big alliance will be impacted by Vector and the Muir Talisman when it hits them later this year.

Star Wars Dark Times #11 Vector part 5 June 9, 2008

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Dark Times enters Vector with the best artist in the Star Wars Universe Doug Wheatley.

Vader comes into possession of the living coffin that Zayne left Celeste in…The way that Wheatley draws Celeste is VASTLY superior to the cartoon bitch she was in Knights of the Old Republic. She’s not a cartoon character she’s ‘real’ and so is her anger.

Celesete wakes up ready to fulfill her goal of eliminating the Sith ..by taking on Vader. I’m not sure how Bomo and his band of friends will fit in…but the Vader angle is slick.

Vader has little or no relationship with the ancient Sith at this point so this might be an interesting part of his further exploration of his Sith legacy.

It’ll also be interesting to see how they get rid of Celeste or the Talisman this time around…

Knights of the Old Republic #29 : Exalted Part 1 June 5, 2008

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wow…Dark Horse has really cranked up KOTOR lately …sure the Vector storyline that concluded in the last issue was tremendous — but this new story arc looks pretty cool too.

After all Zayne is finally going after the Covenant.

The only problem -AND ITS A HUGE PROBLEM WITH THIS KRIFING SERIES IS THE ART – Zayne is drawn completely differently but i’m kinda used to that..

But Jarael?? She is unrecognizable.

Doesn’t anyone have a style guide at Dark Horse? Is there no quality control?

Inconsistent character art aside – a great start to what will hopefully be the final resolution of Zayne and the Covenant’s attempt to pin the Padawan murders on him.

Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic #28 Vector #4 May 29, 2008

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The fourth and final issue for Knights of the Old Republic’s Vector story arc is pretty decent issue.

Though we’re not fans of the really caricature/cartoony style of art – the panel flow here was great.

From a plot perspective Celeste becoming an instrument of the Sith and then being entombed on the planet is cool.

Obviously she’s going to reappear in the next Vector installment which should be in Dark Times – i’d bet that after having been stuck in that thing for a few thousand years she’s not going to be too happy when she gets out.

As far as KOTOR goes – finally it looks like Zayne has got is posse together and he’s going after the Covenant. FINALLY.

Next issue should be a real keeper!

Star Wars Vector #3 Knights of the Old Republic #27 May 9, 2008

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Alright! This is starting to really make sense now.

The Muuir Talisman is a Sith artifact that controls the Rakghouls…

The talisman is the key that I bet will exist throughout the Star Wars timeline and the Sith are the lynchpin.

Neat.

Zayne Carrick is shown to be a real goofball in this issue which is also neat and something that I think we should see more of overall. More humor would be great too.

And the fact that Celeste is working for the Covenant…no surprise but great stuff too.

Vector started off a little slow and the last issue wasn’t great, but I see where it’s going now and I’m excited!