Star Wars: Rebel Rising by Beth Revis

Imagine you're an eight-year-old girl.  You're hiding for your life in a small underground bunker, alone in the dark.  You've just seen your father captured.  You bore silent witness as your mother was shot and killed at point blank range right before your eyes in a bid to free him.  Your home was torched by black armored stormtroopers who went so far as to … Continue reading Star Wars: Rebel Rising by Beth Revis

Star Wars: Darth Vader – Vol. 4: End of Games by Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca

If you actively read enough with intent to understand, regardless of the medium or format, you will discover the difference between "quality" writing and "clever" writing.  It takes very little effort to recognize that difference, but when you do, "clever" will never be good enough.  I don't expect Star Wars to be excellent literature.  I … Continue reading Star Wars: Darth Vader – Vol. 4: End of Games by Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca

Star Wars: Darth Vader – Vol. 3: The Shu-Torun War by Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca

For the previous two volumes and the crossover that comprised part three, I've unapologetically targeted Doctor Aphra as the weak link.  Her complete absence in this book absolutely proves my point.  This volume was absolutely brilliant, dare I say the way it should have been from the beginning. Having been captured by the Rebels, Aphra … Continue reading Star Wars: Darth Vader – Vol. 3: The Shu-Torun War by Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca

Star Wars: Vader Down by Jason Aaron, Kieron Gillen, Mike Deodato, and Salvador Larroca

"You need to pick up this crossover." -- ComicVine.com No, really?  You'll miss about seven issues of storyline if you don't.  I'm sure that's not exactly what the reviewer at ComicVine meant.  At any rate, this is the obligatory crossover from Marvel's main Star Wars title by Jason Aaron and Mike Deodato and the Darth Vader title from Kieron … Continue reading Star Wars: Vader Down by Jason Aaron, Kieron Gillen, Mike Deodato, and Salvador Larroca