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Review: Star Wars: Yoda #1

Star Wars: Yoda #1

When it comes to Star Wars, there are so many iconic characters. Han Solo is my personal favorite. He was cool before I knew what the word meant. Then there’s Lando Calrissian. That was the first time I saw a man of color have that much power onscreen. Boba Fett showed the world that a man of few words can be the most mysterious and gain such popularity. Then there’s the iconic Darth Vader, the most imposing figure in pop culture, voiced by the immortal James Earl Jones.

Yoda, while loved in his debut, has grown in popularity. Both iconic and enigmatic, fans as are still finding out new things about him. In every story he’s in, he is both revered and feared, almost the most formidable character in the Star Wars universe. In Star Wars: Yoda #1, we find another gem about who Yoda was before we meet him in the original trilogy.

The issue debuts with Yoda deep in the swamps of Dagobah, where a former apprentice has used the Force to reach out to him. He remembers back to his time in Turrak, where they are being invaded by foreign invaders, but sends a message to Coruscant, which is received by the Jedi Temple. Yoda, despite his stature as Grandmaster, decides to answer the call himself, as he senses the danger there and the need of the force. By the issue’s end, he defeats the invaders and decides to stay, until the problem is eviscerated.

Overall, Star Wars: Yoda #1 is a  fun debut issue which will have fans wanting more. The story by Scott is fun. The art by the creative team is beautiful. Altogether, a story that looks to shows s a different side to this icon.

Story: Cavan Scott Art: Nico Leon
Color: Domo Sánchez-Almara Letterer: Joe Caramagna
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Star Wars: Yoda #1

Star Wars: Yoda #1

(W) Cavan Scott (A) Nico Leon (CA) Phil Noto
RATED T
In Shops: Nov 23, 2022
SRP: $4.99

ALL-NEW ADVENTURES FOR THE GREATEST JEDI OF ALL TIME!
• To some, he was a legend. To others, he was a teacher. Now Yoda is all but forgotten, living in exile and haunted by the past. As a strangely familiar voice echoes through the swamps of Dagobah, Yoda must revisit the many lessons he has given over the years, from the days of the High Republic to the chaos of the Clone Wars.
• In the first of three story arcs, a desperate cry for help reaches the Jedi Council on Coruscant and only Yoda can respond.
• But how far will he go to protect a community from attack?

Star Wars: Yoda #1

Preview: Star Wars: Yoda #1

Star Wars: Yoda #1

(W) Cavan Scott (A) Nico Leon (CA) Phil Noto
RATED T
In Shops: Nov 23, 2022
SRP: $4.99

ALL-NEW ADVENTURES FOR THE GREATEST JEDI OF ALL TIME!
• To some, he was a legend. To others, he was a teacher. Now Yoda is all but forgotten, living in exile and haunted by the past. As a strangely familiar voice echoes through the swamps of Dagobah, Yoda must revisit the many lessons he has given over the years, from the days of the High Republic to the chaos of the Clone Wars.
• In the first of three story arcs, a desperate cry for help reaches the Jedi Council on Coruscant and only Yoda can respond.
• But how far will he go to protect a community from attack?

Star Wars: Yoda #1

Preview: Catwoman #49

Catwoman #49

(W) Tini Howard (A) Nico Leon (CA) Jeff Dekal
In Shops: Nov 15, 2022
SRP: $3.99

You can take Gotham out of the cat, but you can’t take the cat out of Gotham. With some of Catwoman’s power structures collapsed again, a clan of clowns has invaded Alleytown and Selina must use her power to handle things safely…without bringing more violence and crime into the area she loves and swears to protect. But when that fails, Selina realizes she’s going to have to fight fire with fire once and for all.

Catwoman #49

Preview: Catwoman #48

Catwoman #48

(W) Tini Howard (A) Nico Leon (CA) Jeff Dekal
In Shops: Oct 18, 2022
SRP: $3.99

Don’t you just hate it when your current and former lovers meet accidentally? That’s definitely the case here for Catwoman, as Valmont and Batman cross paths! Is Batman jealous or just concerned that Selina is dating an international criminal who is also a murderer? There are some lines you just don’t cross, Cat, and not all attention is good attention.

Catwoman #48

Preview: Catwoman #47

Catwoman #47

(W) Tini Howard (A) Nico Leon (CA) Jeff Dekal
In Shops: Sep 20, 2022
SRP: $3.99

Things start to heat up between Valmont and Catwoman when the handsome devil in white shows Catwoman a grand gesture by taking her on a trip out of Gotham. How many high-roller cities can these two cat burglars hit for a score in one night? A crow in white and a bat in black-if only there was a moral gray zone for this one cat.

Catwoman #47

Explore Yoda’s History in October

Announced this past weekend at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, Yoda will star in a brand-new Marvel limited series this October. A ten-issue epic, Star Wars: Yoda will take place during Yoda’s self-imposed exile on Dagobah as he reflects on past adventures. The centuries-spanning saga will be divided into three arcs by three separate creative teams, each set during key moments in the Jedi Master’s long and legendary life.

New York Times bestselling author Cavan Scott and artist Nico Leon will kick things off with a story set during the Star Wars: The High Republic era. They’ll be followed by writers Jody Houser and Marc Guggenheim and artists Luke Ross and Alessandro Miracolo with stories set just before the Prequel Trilogy and near the end of the Clone Wars. Scott and Leon will return to complete the saga in the final issue. Yoda’s first-ever solo comic series, Star Wars: Yoda will reveal unexplored aspects of the Jedi Master’s storied history and shed new light on the mystery that surrounded the iconic character since his debut.

Check out Phil Noto’s cover for the debut issue below and see the legendary Jedi Master like you never have before when Star Wars: Yoda #1 arrives in October!

Star Wars: Yoda

Preview: Catwoman #42

Catwoman #42

(W) Tini Howard (A) Nico Leon
In Shops: Apr 19, 2022
SRP: $3.99

You know what they say-some of them are gonna love you, and some of them are gonna hate you-but it doesn’t matter as long as they need you. Black Mask wants to be the dirty little secret of the Gotham underworld, but Catwoman’s even better at being a secret when she needs to be. Thankfully she’s not afraid to have a little help-from Valmont, Onyx, and the newly minted Tomcat…exactly the kind of guy to let her in the house.

Catwoman #42

Preview: Catwoman #40

Catwoman #40

Written by: Tini Howard
Art by: Nico Leon

If I told you that there is a whole retro-glam apartment building in Gotham called the Trixie that houses mob wives, side chicks, and mistresses, and Catwoman has secretly taken a whole floor to herself eavesdropping on mob wives and mistresses to blackmail them, would you believe me? Of course you wouldn’t, because the last thing you want is to be caught knowing those truths at the only place in Gotham you can actually get away with murder.

Catwoman #40

Review: Devil’s Reign: Winter Soldier #1

Devil's Reign: Winter Soldier #1

Often with comic events, the spin-offs are rather lacking. They just don’t have the same quality as the main story in numerous ways. Many times they come off as side quests that just gives characters something to do. The clear goals is that the characters are enough to sell the issues. Other times, they feel like they’re story that couldn’t be shoved into the main series. Generally, they’re a mixed bag. Devil’s Reign has been breaking that trend with spin-offs. They’ve been solid in their own ways, telling their own stories that could take place even without the event. Devil’s Reign: Winter Soldier #1 is a prime example of that using the event to focus in on Bucky Barnes’ journey and to set up what’s to come for Captain America.

Written by Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly, Devil’s Reign: Winter Soldier #1 focuses in on the files that Wilson Fisk has on Marvel’s heroes. It’s a bit of info that has been brought up a few times in the main series dancing around what it means. Bucky is having issues sleeping, having nightmares of the crimes he committed in the past but can’t remember. He’s hoping that some of his history is locked away with Wilson.

Lanzing and Kelly deliver a heist comic with a bit more depth. Each character sleep walks in their own way eventually clashing in brutal results. They’re two sides of the same coin with one awake to the crimes and horrors he’s committed and the other asleep and completely unaware. There’s a layer to the comic that’s very smart and deserves to be examined by readers.

The art by Nico Leon is fantastic. Leon is joined by Felipe Sobreiro on color and Joe Caramagna on lettering. The issue’s art has an interesting mix of being both an action heist comic and somewhat dreamlike. The transition from one to the other is impressive and the result is a comic that slowly involves into being a nightmare visually. The team does it in a way that’s subtle and doesn’t go over the top so it’s distracting. Instead, the art balances things between the action and spy elements and that of the horror that follows.

Devil’s Reign: Winter Soldier #1 is a solid issue that stands on its own. While it’s part of Devil’s Reign, it feels more like a one-shot that will lead to something down the line. It’s a perfect example of a character’s involvement in an event enhancing their story instead of just being a part of the event. A fantastic issue that has us excited to see what Lanzing and Kelly does in the future with Captain America’s corner of the Marvel Universe.

Story: Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly Art: Nico Leon
Color: Felipe Sobreiro Letterer: Joe Caramagna
Story: 8.75 Art: 8.75 Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy

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