New Releases: ‘The High Republic Adventures #13’ & ‘The High Republic Adventures Vol 2’

February 23, 2022 at 9:44 am | Posted in Comic Books, IDW, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Two new Star Wars comics from IDW today.

The High Republic Adventures #13

Writer: Daniel Jose Older, Artist/Cover Artist: Harvey Tolibao

Join Daniel José Older and Harvey Tolibao in this emotional finale to phase one of The High Republic Adventures! With their latest mission behind them, the Padawan face their greatest challenge yet: the future. Farzala and Qort are ready to take the next steps, but Lula can’t shake her emotions, as is the Jedi way. She’s been trained for battle, for diplomatic relations, for rescue missions… she was never trained for a heart that aches for more. Through it all, though, they are guided by wise words of the Jedi: for light and for life.

Details: $3.99

The High Republic Adventures Vol 2

Writer: Daniel Jose Older, Artist: Harvey Tolibao, Cover Artist: Nick Brokenshire

An even longer time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, the adventures continued for Lula and her fellow Padawans in the Republic’s golden age! The High Republic is an unexplored period in Star Wars history, set hundreds of years before the events of the Skywalker Saga-when the Jedi were at their height, and Master Yoda was much younger and still training Padawans in the field. It is here that we find Jedi Padawans Farzala and Qort, who are taking a break from the ongoing battle against the dangerous marauders known as the Nihil. As part of a secret mission, they join an aging Jedi Knight on The Vessel to negotiate a peace treaty with the Hutt crime family. Hey, what could go wrong? As it turns out: literally everything. Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures is part of a broader storytelling initiative exploring a mysterious, bygone era of the Galactic Republic through comics and prose. Collects Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures issues #6-8, the 2021 Free Comic Book Day story, and the 2021 Annual!

Details: $12.99

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February 18, 2022 at 6:18 am | Posted in Star Wars | Leave a comment

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Book Review: ‘From History’s Shadow’ by Dayton Ward

February 15, 2022 at 8:47 am | Posted in Books, Reviews, Sci-Fi, Star Trek | Leave a comment
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Star Trek: The Original Series: From History’s Shadow is a standalone novel written by Dayton Ward and was released in August 2013. 

This is definitely one of the more unique Star Trek books, but I mean that in a good way. It is very difficult to make a Star Trek novel stand out, especially in a novel in “The Original Series” line since there are literally hundreds of TOS books. However, Dayton Ward not only wrote a novel that stands out from the crowd, but is actually really good! Considering Dayton Ward’s track record, that is indeed surprising. 

The best part of this book is the setup and execution of it’s plot. This is clearly a love-letter to alien encounter stories popularized by movies like First Encounters of the Third Kind and Race to Witch Mountain. The way Ward goes through American and earth history in order to tell a story of aliens who are secretly on earth observing humans and the humans who are trying to hunt down the aliens was really fun and fascinating.

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February 11, 2022 at 9:44 am | Posted in News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

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New Releases: ‘Trail of Shadows #5’, ‘Darth Vader #20’, ‘Star Wars Adventures #14’ & ‘Rise of the Sith’

February 9, 2022 at 7:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, IDW, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Four new Star Wars comic releases today.

Trail of Shadows #5 (of 5)

Writer: Daniel Jose Older, Artist: Dave Wachter, Cover Artists: David Lopez (normal and variant)

It all comes crashing together in this finale as Emerick and Sian come face to face with mystery they’ve been hunting. Who will survive? Phase one of Star Wars: The High Republic culminates in this crashing conclusion.

Details: Rated T, $3.99

Darth Vader #20

Writer: Greg Pak, Artist: Raffaele Ienco, Cover Artists: Ryan Stegman, Raffaele Ienco (variant), Chris Sprouse (Lucasfilm 50th Anniversary variant)

THE QUEEN’S SHADOW RETURNS! Darth Vader continues his quest to destroy the agents of Crimson Dawn, abetted by an unlikely crew of heroes and assassins. But every twist in the tale gets thrown into question with the shocking return of SABÉ, handmaiden of Padmé Amidala! Who’s the hero? Who’s the villain? And will they choose chaos or order in the age of Crimson Reign?

Details: Rated T, $3.99

Star Wars Adventures #14

Writers: George Mann, and Justina Ireland, Artists: Butch K. Mapa, and Nick Brokenshire, Cover Artists: Nick Brokenshire, and Francesco Francavilla

First, from author George Mann (Doctor Who): after stopping to repair the Millennium Falcon, Rey, Chewie, Finn, and BB-8 must escape a bounty hunter set on turning them over to the First Order! Then, an exciting Nihil story from High Republic author Justina Ireland!

Details: $3.99

Star Wars Legends: Rise of the Sith Omnibus

Writer: Scott Allie, Artists: Mahmud A. Asrar & others, Cover Artists: Ramon Bachs, Hugh Fleming (variant)

The road to The Phantom Menace! Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn has a close encounter with the Dark Side while trying to prevent a civil war! And can Qui-Gon and his Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi deal with an out-of-control cloud cruiser – and the lawless world of Ord Mantell? As Mace Windu’s Jedi Knights face the deadly threat of the Yinchorri, Darth Maul strikes from the shadows – cutting down all obstacles in his mysterious master’s way! And meet teenage Queen Padmé Amidala and young Anakin Skywalker – a boy with a dark destiny! Collecting STAR WARS: JEDI – THE DARK SIDE #1-5; STAR WARS: QUI-GON & OBI-WAN – THE AURORIENT EXPRESS #1-2; STAR WARS: QUI-GON & OBI-WAN – LAST STAND ON ORD MANTELL #1-3; STAR WARS: JEDI COUNCIL – ACTS OF WAR #1-4; STAR WARS (1998) #0-6; STAR WARS: DARTH MAUL (2000) #1-4; STAR WARS: EPISODE I – THE PHANTOM MENACE #1/2 and #1-4; STAR WARS: EPISODE I – ANAKIN SKYWALKER, QUEEN AMIDALA, QUI-GON JINN and OBI-WAN KENOBI and material from STAR WARS TALES #1, #3, #5, #7, #9-10, #13-14, #20 and #24.

Details: 1000 Pages, Rated T, $125.00

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New Releases: ‘Crimson Reign #2’, ‘Halcyon Legacy #1’ & ‘The High Republic #14’

February 2, 2022 at 11:43 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Three new Star Wars comics out today.

Crimson Reign #2 (of 5)

Writer: Charles Soule, Artist: Steven Cummings, Cover Artists: Leinil Francis Yu, Ario Anindito (variant), Clayton Crain (variant), Valerio Giangiordano (variant), Khoi Pham (variant), Rahzzah (variant)

THE ASSASSINS! QI’RA sends two killers to do what they do best to continue with her plan to plunge the galaxy into chaos. The relentless, Force-blinded OCHI OF BESTOON and the mysterious, unstoppable DEATHSTICK each have a target, and nothing will get in their way!

Details: Rated T, $3.99

Halcyon Legacy #1 (of 5)

Writer: Sacks, Ethan, Artist: Will Sliney, Cover Artists: E.M. Gist, Pasqual Ferry (variant), Will Sliney (variant), Caspar Wijngaard (variant)

THE VOYAGES OF THE GREATEST OF ALL-STAR CRUISERS! As the legendary HALCYON embarks on a momentous… cruise, the ship heads toward a confrontation with THE FIRST ORDER! But what secret from THE HIGH REPUBLIC ERA can help the passengers and crew all these years later? And how did JEDI NIBS and BURRY fend off a NIHIL attack on one of the ship’s first ever voyages?

Details: Rated T, $4.99

The High Republic #14

Writer: Cavan Scott, Artist: Ario Anindito, Cover Artists: Phil Noto, Mike McKone (variant)

THE EDGE OF DESTRUCTION! From Hero of Hetzal to…murderer? Can Keeve Trennis stop Marshal Avar Kriss from making a fatal mistake? Death and danger await the Starlight Jedi as they finally close in on their enemy. Tying directly into Claudia Gray’s Star Wars: The Fallen Star, phase one of Star Wars: The High Republic enters its cataclysmic final wave of stories. Everything is about to change.

Details: Rated T, $3.99

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Book Review: ‘Articles of the Federation’ by Keith R.A. DeCandido

February 1, 2022 at 8:03 am | Posted in Books, Reviews, Sci-Fi, Star Trek | 1 Comment
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Articles of the Federation is a Star Trek novel following the politics of President Nanietta Bacco. It was written by Keith R. A. DeCandido and released in June of 2005.

If you’ve ever read a review of this book, you’ll know that everyone equates this book with The West Wing. The West Wing is hands down my favorite television series of all time. This got my attention, as I am a HUGE West Wing fan (we call ourselves Wingnuts I believe?), and may or may not have watched the series all the way through 20+ times. So when I got this book, I wondered how accurate those reviews were.

They were all right. This is The West Wing in Star Trek. There were entire plotlines that I knew exactly which episodes they came from. There were even scenes where I knew which West Wing scene they came from. There were literally lines of dialogue that I knew where he borrowed them from (I told you, I’m a huge West Wing fan). Some people might view this as cheap, but I thought it was brilliant! To the casual fan, Keith is able to tell great stories. To the superfans, he is able to make amazing references.

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