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Preview: Star Wars: The High Republic #4

Star Wars: The High Republic #4

(W) Cavan Scott (A) Ario Anindito (CA) Phil Noto
Rated T
In Shops: Apr 07, 2021
SRP: $3.99

THE JEDI TURNED AGAINST EACH OTHER?!
• AVAR KRISS and her band of brave JEDI helpless in the clutches of a traitor in their midst.
STARLIGHT BEACON under attack from an insidious foe. Danger from an age-old enemy.
• Who is really pulling the strings on the distant planet of SEDRI?
• Plus: The secret history of the terrifying DRENGIR revealed.

Star Wars: The High Republic #4

Preview: Transformers/Back to the Future #3 (of 4)

Transformers/Back to the Future #3 (of 4)

(W) Cavan Scott (A/CA) Juan Samu
In Shops: Mar 03, 2021
SRP: $3.99

Where-and when–are Marty McFly and his pal, the Autobot Gigawatt? That’s what Biff Tannen wants to know because if he can find them, he can help his bosses-the Decepticons-find what’s left of the Resistance and pound ’em into next week. And if Biff can’t find them… well… he’d better prepare to be on the receiving end of a Decepticon whupping!

Transformers/Back to the Future #3 (of 4)

Preview: Star Wars: The High Republic #3

Star Wars: The High Republic #3

(W) Cavan Scott (A) Ario Anindito (CA) Phil Noto
Rated T
In Shops: Mar 03, 2021
SRP: $3.99

ALL-NEW SERIES CONTINUES!
A DARK MYSTERY ONLY THE JEDI CAN UNRAVEL…BUT AT WHAT COST?
• A planet stricken by a mysterious blight. One JEDI missing and another driven insane.
• What horror lurks in the darkness beneath the rotting crops?
• Death is averted, but a terrible union is formed. Can KEEVE TRENNIS protect an innocent life while facing betrayal from within her own order?

Star Wars: The High Republic #3

Preview: Star Wars: The High Republic #2

Star Wars: The High Republic #2

(W) Cavan Scott (A) Ario Anindito (CA) Phil Noto
Rated T
In Shops: Feb 03, 2021
SRP: $3.99

ALL-NEW SERIES CONTINUES!
WHO DESTROYED ONE OF THE JEDI’S DEADLIEST ENEMIES?
• The NIHIL strike! A ship found adrift in space, the crew brutally slaughtered and cargo stolen.
• What terror awaits the THE JEDI OF STARLIGHT BEACON as they explore the wreck?
• Newly knighted KEEVE TRENNIS must overcome her insecurity in the face of new teammates, but can she trust her closest ally?

Star Wars: The High Republic #2

Preview: Star Wars Adventures: Vader’s Castle

Star Wars Adventures: Vader’s Castle

(W) Cavan Scott (A) Derek Charm, Chris Fenoglio, Kelley Jones, Corin Howell, Robert Hack, Charles Paul Wilson, Nicoletta Baldari, Megan Levens (A/CA) Francesco Francavilla
In Shops: Jan 27, 2021
SRP: $19.99

Why would anyone break IN to the dreaded stronghold of Darth Vader? Find out in this spooky graphic novel perfect for middle-grade readers!

How does a band of rebels distract themselves when sneaking into the creepiest place in the galaxy? Tell scary stories of course! Your favorite characters, like Obi-Wan, Han and Chewie, Hera Syndulla, and the Ewoks, face classic creeps like ghosts, monsters, witches, and more. But the hidden corners of the Star Wars universe hold even more terrifying tales: stories featuring a wretched hive of scum and villainy including the likes of Darth Maul, Jabba the Hutt, Grand Moff Tarkin, and Asajj Ventress-all under the shadow of Vader himself!

Collects the two five-issue series, Star Wars Adventures: Tales from Vader’s Castle and Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle.

Star Wars Adventures: Vader's Castle

Review: Star Wars Adventures: Vader’s Castle

Star Wars Adventures: Vader's Castle

The best thing about new additions to the Star Wars canon is the cross-pollinating of genres. Each new project has given fans a fresh new take on the universe. No longer is it just a space opera, it has become so much more. Things have been expanded infusing the universe, with a plethora of new and interesting characters. Star Wars Adventures: Vader’s Castle is an example collecting two volumes with a horror them about them.

Rogue One gave us an interesting take on the heist movie, it also gives us some much-needed explanation on a glossed over plot point in the original films. Then there is Solo, which gives us the definitive back-story of the coolest smuggler in 12 parsecs. But at its heart is a new take on the coming of age story. Then there is the much-lauded Mandalorian, which introduces new characters as well as let us know where certain characters have been like Boba Fett. In the generously devilish collection, Star Wars Adventures: Vader’s Castle, the universe dips in the horror genre, while uncovering legends, true and untrue, about some of the universe’s most legendary figures through the well-spun tales of our crypt keeper, Lina Graf, while on  Mustafar, the home of Vader’s Castle.

In “The Haunting Of The Ghost”,  the crew of the Graysom lands on the planet of Mustafar, and uncover a haunted ship. In “Count Dooku: Prince Of Darkness”, the aforementioned villain takes refuge on the planet of Bray where a showdown with Obi-Wan becomes inevitable and where he gains an unfair advantage.  In “The Briar Witch”, where Han and Chewie take the job to Rendel, where a plant controlled by a witch makes anyone who touches it, suddenly much older. In “Night Of The Gorax”, we are taken back to Endor, where we saw an Ewok version of Beowulf. In “ The Fearful Finale”,  Han and Chewie help someone uncover the Treasure Of Rane Mahal, where everyone gets double-crossed. In “ The Horned Devil”,  we are taken to Lotho Minor, where a ragtag band of scavengers, find Darth Maul, only to almost finding their own ends.  In “The Curse Of Tarkin”,  a ship gets a surprise visit from Governor Tarkin, who unleashes his version of Frankenstein, which almost kills everyone on the ship. In “ Bop, She Bop, Little Sarloc Horror”, Asajj Ventress takes a job, where Sarlaccs is the center of a settlement’s many problems. In “Vault of the Living Brains”, Jabba The Hut’s cousin leads him to a place of untold riches, only to find that his cousin had their own ulterior motives. In the final story, “Night Of The Lava Zombies”, a zombie plague infects an Empire ally, making Vader, compliant to a different master.

Star Wars Adventures: Vader’s Castle is an entertaining set of stories that plunges into this universe while exploring some of these very famous characters. The stories by Cavan Scott are astonishing. The art by the creative team is splendid. Altogether, an excellent collection, that feels like Tales From The Crypt meets The Outer Limits.

Story: Cavan Scott
Art: Derek Charm, Chris Fenoglio, Robert Hack, Corin Howell, Kelley Jones, and Charles Paul Wilson III
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Review: Star Wars: High Republic #1

Star Wars: High Republic #1

Star Wars: High Republic #1 helps kick off a new era in the Star Wars Universe. It takes us to a time well before the fall of the Jedi. It’s a time of peace ruled by the Republic and protected by the Jedi Knights. The Starlight Beacon has been launched. A space station in the far reaches of the Outer Rim, it’s a ray of hope for the galaxy. It’s also very Star Trek.

Star Wars: High Republic #1 is an interesting debut. We get a “new world” with new characters. While it’s interesting it’s also a mix as far as excitement. There’s a bit of pulp adventure and feels like the opening to a potentially interesting science fiction world. That world being Star Trek.

There’s an emphasis on order, peace, and hope. The Republic feels very much like the Federation in this way. The feel of samurai or even the Western genre isn’t present. There’s an air of naivete about it all too. The positive aspects. The “clean” look of the world. The talk of hope. It all feels quaint in some ways. A bit childish and simple. This is just the beginning though.

A darkness is looming, and the series’ success will hinge on what exactly that is. Writer Cavan Scott has set up a potentially interesting series but as far as a start, this has a bit of a wait-and-see feel about it all.

Ario Anindito‘s art is very solid. With ink by Mark Morales and color by Annalisa Leoni there’s a crisp, clean look to it all. The design fits the world of Star Wars but it’s a “newer” vibe to it all. The characters are interesting and there’s a nice mix of new and familiar. There’s alien races we’ve seen before and we’re also delivered a lot of new as well. The art helps ease us into this world with that sort of mix.

Star Wars: High Republic #1 is an ok start hampered by it’s almost too-innocent take. That’s part of the point of it all and where this world is at this time but compared to what we’ve seen and our world now, it feels quaint. There’s potential here and this is a series I’m going to stick with. But, the Pollyanna take, so far, feels rather off in this day and time.

Story: Cavan Scott Art: Ario Anindito
Ink: Mark Morales Color: Annalisa Leoni
Story: 7.0 Art: 7.0 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Preview: Transformers/Back to the Future #2 (of 4)

Transformers/Back to the Future #2 (of 4)

(W) Cavan Scott (A/CA) Juan Samu
In Shops: Dec 23, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Great Scott! Marty McFly’s woken up to a present where Hill Valley has been enslaved by the Decepticons! And not only that, but when a time machine arrives from the future to help, Marty finds out that Doc Brown isn’t the only one with a flux capacitor… Gigawatt, an Autobot, has one built-in! To discover the secrets of his present, Marty will have to trust this mysterious stranger on a trip… to the future!

Transformers/Back to the Future #2 (of 4)

Preview: Star Wars Adventures Annual 2020

Star Wars Adventures Annual 2020

(W) Cavan Scott, Nick Brokenshire (A) Nick Brokenshire, Franchesco Gaston (CA) Mauricet
In Shops: Nov 18, 2020
SRP: $5.99

Framed for a crime he didn’t commit, Jaxxon finds himself at odds with the Empire, the Rebellion, and his ex-partner Amaiza Foxtrain! Co-starring Luke, Leia, Han, and Chewie in the days leading up to The Empire Strikes Back! Plus, an all-new tale of everyone’s favorite droid bounty hunter from The Empire Strikes Back-IG-88! (With apologies to 4-LOM.)

Star Wars Adventures Annual 2020

Preview: Star Wars Adventures: Shadow of Vader’s Castle

Star Wars Adventures: Shadow of Vader’s Castle

(W) Cavan Scott (A) Derek Charm, Nicoletta Baldari, Nick Brokenshire (A/CA) Francesco Francavilla
In Shops: Nov 04, 2020
SRP: $7.99

The Empire has fallen, and the Mustafarians celebrate. But they know they will never be safe as long as they live in the shadow of Vader’s Castle. Two young boys decide they’re going to destroy the castle themselves. But a wizened old Mustafarian tries to put them off by telling them tales to teach them the lessons they might otherwise have to learn the hard way.

Star Wars Adventures: Shadow of Vader's Castle
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