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SDCC 2918: Star Wars: The Clone Wars Returns with New Episodes on Disney’s Streaming Service

Continue, The Clone Wars will.

Some extremely exciting news landed at The Clone Wars anniversary panel at San Diego Comic-Con International where fans were the first to learn that the beloved Clone Wars animated series, which ran for six seasons between 2008 and 2013, will be returning with twelve all-new episodes on Disney’s direct-to-consumer streaming service.

The news was met by ecstatic cheers and raised lightsabers that reverberated throughout the entire pop culture event.

Since its debut, The Clone Wars has become one of the most critically-acclaimed entries in the Star Wars saga, earning multiple Emmy awards and praise from fans of all ages around the globe. Since 2013, an effort to resurrect the series (#SaveTheCloneWars) was launched by fans, resulting in tens of thousands of emails/letters sent to Disney and Lucasfilm.

Dave Filoni, who helmed the show as Supervising Director during its original run, resumes his role on The Clone Wars continuation.

The new Clone Wars episodes will continue the storylines introduced in the original series, which explored the events leading up to Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. The series will see the return of classic characters Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi as well as fan-favorites Ahsoka Tano and Captain Rex. The new episodes will debut on Disney’s direct-to-consumer streaming service.

Star Wars Vynl. this September

“There will be no bargain, young Jedi”

This Vynl. duo probably won’t be winning any beauty prizes. Or popularity contests, for that matter. But to the diehard Star Wars fan, this Tatooine crime lord and his pet Kowakian monkey-lizard jester represent classic moments in Star Wars lore, and for that they deserve space on your shelf.

Leap headfirst into the ultimate battle between good and evil with a Vynl. duo that embodies both the light and dark side. The scavenger from Jakku who became a Jedi and warrior against the First Order and the son of General Leia and Han Solo who fell to the dark side represent the importance of balance in the Star Wars universe.

Those Two Geeks Episode Twenty Five: There Be Infinity War Spoilers Ahead!

On the docket this week: The geeks talk about Deadpool 2 and Solo.

As always, the Alex and Joe can be found on twitter respectively @karcossa and @jc_hesh if you feel the need to tell them they’re wrong individually, or @those2geeks if you want to yell at them together on twitter or email ItsThose2Geeks@gmail.com.

Thanks for listening, and we’ll see you in the future!

SDCC 2018: LEGO Reveals Their Exclusives, the Millennium Falcon and Aquaman and Storm

San Diego Comic-Con 2018 is less than a month away and the exclusive reveals are rolling in. LEGO has debuted what attendees will be able to possibly get at the convention.

LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon Cockpit

Ages: 8-14
203 pieces
Price: $40

LEGO DC Super Heroes Aquaman and Storm

Ages: 8-14
197 Pieces
Price: $40

Preview: Star Wars Adventures, Vol. 3: Endangered

Star Wars Adventures, Vol. 3: Endangered

Delilah S. Dawson & Various (w) • Derek Charm & Various (a & c)

Rose Tico—breakout character from The Last Jedi, and normally a behind-the-scenes operator—takes center stage in the fight against the First Order! Young Anakin Skywalker competes in a podrace that’s unlike any he’s seen before! And Ezra Bridger, Hera Syndulla, and the rest of the Ghost crew must retrieve a sacred bird from the Empire’s clutches, but space pirate Hondo Ohnaka might get it first!

A rotating crew of characters and creators reveal these and more untold tales from the Star Wars galaxy, in stories appropriate for all ages, from Padawans to Jedi Masters. Collects Star Wars Adventures issues #6–8.

TPB • FC • $9.99 • 80 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-249-3

Review: Star Wars #49

The Rebellion of Mon Cala takes flight! With the Empire on its back foot, the Rebel Alliance is poised to rise up in defiance. Could their ultimate victory be at hand?

How did the Rebellion get their naval fleet? The Mon Calamari are a major part of that and this latest arc wraps up how that all happened. The last issue saw the crew of the Mon Calamari vessels rise up against the Empire after a call to rally and were quickly surrounded by a blockade. This is the issue of their escape. Written by Kieron Gillen, Star Wars #49 is a tense issue where you’re not quite sure who will escape and how. It’s not too shocking as to what happens, the Rebels show up to help, but there’s a tenseness about it all that’s entertaining.

While the story itself is something we’ve seen before, the Rebels surrounded most escape an Imperial blockade, it’s just done really well. It hits the right beats and we get to see moments that have us cheering out loud.

Part of all of that is due to Salvador Larroca who is able to juggle a lot on a page and in a panel. The art is fantastic as always with some great perspectives and coverage of the action. The characters look solid and the explosive moments are exactly that. It feels like a Star Wars film on the comic page.

The issue wraps up the story arc and sets up the next one. While it’s not a place to start, it’s a solid entry into the Star Wars world and answers some questions about how the Rebellion built their fleet. The action is solid. The dialogue is good. The battles are fantastic to look at. While this isn’t ground breaking, it’s one Star Wars fans will enjoy.

Story: Kieron Gillen Art: Salvador Larroca
Color: GURU-eFX Letterer: VC’s Clayton Cowles
Story: Art: Overall: Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Watching Solo: A Star Wars Story: Together. Listen to the Show on Demand and on the Go.

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What we really wanted was a Lando movie. Does a Han Solo prequel have much to offer Star Wars fans? How about with a revolutionary droid by his side!? What do two life long Star Wars fans and political organizers think of the latest installment in the Star Wars empire?

Elana is joined by Steven Attewell for this brand new episode of Graphic Policy Radio. Steven writes about the intersection of history, politics, and pop culture in “The People’s History of the Marvel Universe” for Graphic Policy. In his day job, He teaches public policy at CUNY’s Murphy Institute for Labor Studies. He is the founder of Race for the Iron Throne.

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors are choosing up to five books and why they’re choosing the books. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Joe

Top Pick: The Immortal Hulk #1 (Marvel) – Leave Banner alone! Al Ewing and Joe Bennet kick off this back to really angry basics and I couldn’t be more excited. I am glad we are getting back to a mad as hell, uncontrollable monster who’s fighting other monsters. Nuff said!

Doctor Strange #1 (Marvel) – I am excited to see what Waid does with this book. I have loved the last run of Strange, and really enjoyed what Cates with the character. Jesus Saiz is handling the art duties, and if I am going by the cover, then this looks very interesting. Strange in space sounds well, Strange, but that’s kind of the point isn’t it? Let’s get weird!

Deadpool #1 (Marvel) – The last run with Gerry Dugan and company was so good, and it was quite a lengthy run at that. Here we get Skottie Young writing (who yes is much more famous as an artist), while Nic Klein does pencils. I am assuming this will be a Marvel flavor of his own creator owned series, I Hate Fairyland, and that should be a good thing! I have high hopes for this.

Justice League #1 (DC Comics) – This is a book with a classic team with Scott Snyder and Jim Cheung on pencils. This title was not getting what it deserved perhaps until Priest took over right before this relaunch. I am glad that they are taking this book seriously and giving it the level of attention it deserves.

 

Brett

About Betty’s Boob (BOOM! Studios/Archaia) – A mostly silent comic about a woman who loses a breast to cancer and then her job and then her boyfriend. Sound depressing? It’s not. A wonderful graphic novel which shows the power of the medium.

Death or Glory #2 (Image Comics) –  The first issue was a lot of fun action with some great characters, solid setting, fantastic details and art. I want to see where it all goes from here.

Man of Steel #2 (DC Comics) – I thought the first issue was just ok but what happened to Lois and Jonathan has me intrigued to see this mini-series through. Writer Brian Michael Bendis has the characters down perfect, it’s just the plot that needs a little more punch.

Star Wars #49 (Marvel) – Marvel’s Star Wars comics have been amazing adding to the overall universe and filling in backstory. With issue #50 just a month away, I’m excited to see more of what’s on tap. Just lots of fun for fans of Star Wars.

The Walking Dead #180 (Skybound Entertainment/Image Comics) – The opening of a new city to the series has breathed new life and it’s clear there’s something sinister going on. I have no idea where this is all going but I’m along for the ride.

Preview: Star Wars Adventures #11

Star Wars Adventures #11

Cavan Scott, Elsa Charretier & Pierrick Colinet (w) • Derek Charm, Elsa Charretier (a) • Derek Charm (c)

“Powered Down,” Part 2 (of 2). Han and Chewie are stuck on an alien planet with no way off while being pursued by droids bent on their destruction! Will everyone’s favorite smuggler duo find a way to safety before time runs out?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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