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Preview: Star Wars Adventures #8

Star Wars Adventures #8

(W) Sam Maggs, Danny Lore (A) Liana Kangas, Arianna Florean (CA) Francesco Francavilla
In Shops: Aug 18, 2021
SRP: $3.99

The Empire has been defeated, but that doesn’t mean that the adventures are over for Luke and Leia, who find themselves in a tricky situation that they have to work together to get out of! Plus, Count Dooku has sinister plans for a Clone troop!

Star Wars Adventures #8

Review: Star Wars Adventures: Rise of the Wookies

Star Wars Adventures: Rise of the Wookies

As a fan of J.R.R. Tolkien, I was more than happy to find out that there was a film adaptation. I remember the first time I read the books that took me to Middle Earth. I was 8 years old and was enraptured in that world and those characters. Of course, the film adaptation I found at that age was the Ralph Bakshi film of 1970s which left much to be desired. It wasn’t until 2001, that I got to see something that resembled the books.

Peter Jackson imbued the love all we fans had for the series. 20 years later, and I am still in love with those movies, and have even more hope for the new Amazon series. My favorite of Peter Jackson’s movies from that series was The Two Towers as we see our heroes defend the people of Rohan against Sauran’s forces. In the 11th volume of Star Wars Adventures, we get Rise Of  The Wookies, where we see Chewie defend his home planet much like the Fellowship and Riders of Rohan.

In “Ghosts of Kashyyyk”, we find Chewie in the Millennium Falcon leading a Resistance squadron back to his home planet, Kashyyyk, where The First Order has set up a base. Chewbacca goes on a solo recon mission where he finds that First Order has some Wookies as captives which leads to him jailbreaking them and taking Storm Troopers as a prisoner. In our second story, ”Secret Agent Droids”,  our favorite droids, C-3PO, R2D2, and BB-8, thwart the First Order’s plans to block all communications from a desolate planet. In our third story, “Tales From Wild Space”, we meet a young upstart, Emil, who discovers a long lost library, who ends up getting mind-controlled, but not before he is rescued by his droid. In “Loyalty Test”, the First Order arrives on the planet, Vaddexa, where Hux and Kylo Ren, get to test each other’s loyalty. In “Squad Goals”, Poe and Rey, go on a training drill, one that tests Rey’s piloting skills. In The last story,” The Battle for Horizon Base”, Finn leads the charge against the First Order, who is trying to take over an important focal point, and eventually recruits more to the Resistance.

Overall, a fun romp throughout the Star War universe. The stories by John Barber and Michael Moreci are compelling. The art by the creative team is enchanting. Altogether, a set of stories that reminds you why you fell in love with these characters in the first place.

Story: John Barber and Michael Moreci
Art: Derek Charm, Jake M. Wood, Tom B. Long, Matt Herms, David Buisan, Arianna Florean, Charlie Kirchoff, Mario Del Pennino, Valentina Taddeo,
and Tony Fleecs
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Reccomendation: Buy

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Review: Star Wars Adventures: The Clone Wars: Battle Tales

Star Wars Adventures: The Clone Wars: Battle Tales

As somewhat disputed as the Clone Wars movie was, the television show is a whole different discussion. The Dave Filoni helmed epic was more than a television show, it was a love letter to the original trilogy. It comprised of some of our favorite characters while giving us what happened between the 2nd and 3rd movies. It did so much more, and even more so than any of the nine movies that comprise the primary canon.

As it uncovered who the storm troopers were, that they were not only clones. It gave each of the characters within the show, their own personalities, all very unique. They all became even more relatable which makes the end, so heartbreaking. In Star Wars Adventures: The Clone Wars: Battle Tales, we get some new adventures that give a few new memories of these fan favorites.

We are taken to the Planet Hisseen, where a Republic squadron is taking fire from Battle Droids, and where Obi-Wan and Anakin swoop in to save them. Rex tells a story of when Anakin kept his troops safe from a goo monster on the planet Benglor. In another story, the Wolfpack is sent on a dangerous mission, to rescue a hostage from an impermeable fortress. In one tale, Padme learns of some Intel of a hidden base holding unsanctioned prisoners, leading to a prison break. In another tale, we get our version of “Dirty Dozen in space”, adding to the legend. In the last story, we get a story of Obi-Wan helping the inhabitants of Caliban free themselves of General Grievous.

Overall, Star Wars Adventures: The Clone Wars: Battle Tales is a fun collection of stories that imbues the spirit of the series. The stories by Moreci are encapsulating. The art by the creative team is awe-inspiring. Altogether, a nice visit with some very familiar characters.

Story: Michael Moreci
Art: Derek Charm, Arianna Florean, Megan Levens, Mario Del Pennino, Luis Antonio Delgado Valentina Taddeo, Charlie Kirchoff, Thomas  Dear, Rebecca Nalty, and Valentina Pinto
Story: 9.6 Art: 9.2 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Star Wars Adventures: The Clone Wars: Battle Tales

Star Wars Adventures: The Clone Wars: Battle Tales

(W) Michael Moreci (A) Arianna Florean, Megan Levens, Valentina Pinto (A/CA) Derek Charm
In Shops: Jan 27, 2021
SRP: $14.99

Return to a time of great upheaval in the galaxy, the final years of the Republic, in this anthology based on the beloved animated series!

While Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, and other Jedi Knights fight against incredible odds, two Republic squadrons must hold their position against an encroaching droid army of the Separatists. Pinned down for the duration, Commander Cody, Captain Rex, and other clones swap war stories that feature your favorite characters from The Clone Wars animated series, such as Padmé Amidala, General Grievous, and many more!

Star Wars Adventures: The Clone Wars: Battle Tales

Preview: Star Wars Adventures: The Clone Wars: Battle Tales #5 (of 5)

Star Wars Adventures: The Clone Wars: Battle Tales #5 (of 5)

(W) Michael Moreci (A) Arianna Florean (A/CA) Derek Charm
In Shops: Sep 30, 2020
SRP: $3.99

This exciting weekly series explores a time of great upheaval in the galaxy-the Clone Wars! While Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, and other Jedi Knights fight against incredible odds, Commander Cody, Captain Rex, and other clones, pinned down for the duration, swap war stories that feature your favorite characters from The Clone Wars animated series, such as Padmé Amidala, General Grievous, and many more!

Star Wars Adventures: The Clone Wars: Battle Tales #5 (of 5)

Preview: Star Wars Adventures: The Clone Wars: Battle Tales #4 (of 5)

Star Wars Adventures: The Clone Wars: Battle Tales #4 (of 5)

(W) Michael Moreci (A) Arianna Florean (A/CA) Derek Charm
In Shops: Aug 26, 2020
SRP: $3.99

This exciting weekly series explores a time of great upheaval in the galaxy-the Clone Wars! While Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, and other Jedi Knights fight against incredible odds, Commander Cody, Captain Rex, and other clones, pinned down for the duration, swap war stories that feature your favorite characters from The Clone Wars animated series, such as Padmé Amidala, General Grievous, and many more!

Star Wars Adventures: The Clone Wars: Battle Tales #4 (of 5)

Preview: Star Wars Adventures: The Clone Wars: Battle Tales #3 (of 5)

Star Wars Adventures: The Clone Wars: Battle Tales #3 (of 5)

(W) Michael Moreci (A) Arianna Florean (A/CA) Derek Charm
In Shops: Aug 05, 2020
SRP: $3.99

This exciting weekly series explores a time of great upheaval in the galaxy-the Clone Wars! While Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, and other Jedi Knights fight against incredible odds, Commander Cody, Captain Rex, and other clones, pinned down for the duration, swap war stories that feature your favorite characters from The Clone Wars animated series, such as Padmé Amidala, General Grievous, and many more!

Star Wars Adventures: The Clone Wars: Battle Tales #3 (of 5)

ComiXology Delivers 6 New Digital Comics For You to Enjoy Today

Return to Earth X, enjoy some romance manga, or watch the Titans battle in just some of today’s new digital comics. Check out the full list here or see the individual issues below.

Clandestine: Blood Relative

Written by Alan Davis
Art by Alan Davis
Cover by Alan Davis
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Collects Clandestine #1-5.

Alan Davis’ freaky family returns! They’ve existed, hidden among mankind for centuries, a mysterious bloodline of superhumans, eternal and apart. And all they’ve desired is to be left alone, to pursue their individual interests in peace. But now, the existence of their hidden clan is threatened with exposure by the activities of one of their youngest siblings, Rory Destine, who aspires to be the costumed crimefighter called the Crimson Crusader! And now that the cat’s been let out of the bag, who or what is going to come calling at the Destine family’s Ravenscroft doorway?

Clandestine: Blood Relative

Earth X Trilogy Companion

Written by Jim Krueger, Alex Ross
Art by Alex Ross
Cover by Alex Ross
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The Earth X Trilogy revealed secrets of the Marvel Universe, but what are the secrets of the Earth X Trilogy? See for yourself in this collection of sketches, background material and incredible insights – all handpicked by series co-creator Alex Ross, and many seen here for the first time! Plus: the rare EARTH X #1/2; and the never-before-printed X-51 EARTH X prequel, originally serialized as an online comic.

Earth X Trilogy Companion

Man In A Million

Written by Darlene Scalera
Art by Misuzu Sasaki
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Aimee dreams of becoming a designer at a small downtown studio when one day she receives a surprise visit from Mrs. Tremont, a celebrity even within upper society. She comes with a proposal: marriage to her son Colin for the unbelievable sum of a million dollars. While the details remain murky, Aimee is invited to an extravagant gala. There she comes face-to-face with Colin, whose eyes are as mysterious as midnight and overflowing with charm. His words, however, do little to hide an agenda… With all the alarm bells going off in her head, what will Aimee do?

Man In A Million

The Boss’s Nine-Month Negotiation

Written by Maya Blake
Art by Yu Asami
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Emiliano, her boss, was the most important person in Sienna’s life. She’d never felt more loved and dreamed of the day he would propose. Then she learned that he was engaged to a woman from a wealthy family, and her dreams crumbled. Even though he was the one who dumped her, he tried to kiss her one last time, but she pushed him away and ran. She has no memory of what came after. When she comes to later, all she remembers is Emiliano’s love for her. Then she learns she’s pregnant with his baby…

The Boss's Nine-Month Negotiation

Marvel Action Black Panther Vol. 2: Rise Together

Written by Vita Ayala
Art by Arianna Florean
Cover by Arianna Florean
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Collects Marvel Action: Black Panther #4-6.

Every 25 years, Wakanda’s ruler trades places with one of their subjects to gain perspective on their kingdom. T’Challa’s turn has come, and while working in a Vibranium refinery, he uncovers a plot to sell the priceless metal on the black market. Plus, when one of the Black Panther’s advisers suffers an injury during an attack, the adviser requests the aid of a traditional healer over modern medicine. Shuri scoffs at the idea, but soon a curse forces her on an epic quest. Collects issues #4-6 of the Marvel Action: Black Panther series.

Marvel Action Black Panther Vol. 2: Rise Together

Titans: Titans Together #3

Written by Andrew Aydin, Marc Guggenheim
Pencils Juan Gedeon, Steve Pugh
Inks Juan Gedeon, Steve Pugh
Colored by Mike Spicer
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A charismatic cult leader has been recruiting followers to join his “church,” a highly suspicious organization locked behind the walls of a private compound. For Raven, freeing this vulnerable flock is imperative…the question is, how can she save people who don’t want to be saved? When reports surface that LexCorp has gained access to confidential government health records, Raven realizes that this could mean the unmasking of countless superheroes. With BeastBoy’s help, she must infiltrate LexCorp’sprivate servers and destroy the information before it falls into the wrong hands.

Titans: Titans Together #3

Preview: Star Wars Adventures: The Clone Wars: Battle Tales #2 (of 5)

Star Wars Adventures: The Clone Wars: Battle Tales #2 (of 5)

(W) Michael Moreci (A) Arianna Florean (A/CA) Derek Charm
In Shops: Jun 24, 2020
SRP: $3.99

This exciting weekly series explores a time of great upheaval in the galaxy-the Clone Wars! While Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, and other Jedi Knights fight against incredible odds, Commander Cody, Captain Rex, and other clones, pinned down for the duration, swap war stories that feature your favorite characters from The Clone Wars animated series, such as Padmé Amidala, General Grievous, and many more!

Star Wars Adventures: The Clone Wars: Battle Tales #2 (of 5)
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