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The Heroes of the Empire Arrive in April with Star Wars: Tie Fighter

The war against the Rebellion has put the entire galaxy at risk, but elite squadrons of TIE fighter pilots still fight to defend the Empire and bring fury down upon the Rebel Alliance! Just how far will the Imperial Shadow Wing go to win the war? Find out this April in an all-new mini-series from Jody Houser and Roge Antonio, as they weave a TIE fighter tale that chronicles the struggles and triumphs of the heroes of the Empire!

Star Wars: Tie Fighter #1 (of 5) arrives in April featuring a cover by Giuseppe Camuncoli and Elia Bonetti.

Star Wars: Tie Fighter #1 (of 5)

Preview: Star Wars: Age of Republic Special #1

Star Wars: Age of Republic Special #1

(W) Ethan Sacks, Jody Houser, More (A) Carlos E. Gomez, Paolo Villanelli, More (CA) Rod Reis
Rated T
In Shops: Jan 16, 2019
SRP: $4.99

THE GREATEST HEROES OF THE REPUBLIC, THE DEADLIEST VILLAINS – AND EVERYONE IN BETWEEN!
Four creative teams! Four stories featuring your favorite Star Wars characters!
• The baddest Jedi in the galaxy has a score to settle – MACE WINDU returns in an action-packed adventure from OLD MAN HAWKEYE’S Ethan Sacks!
• You can run, but can you hide from the twin lightsabers of Sith assassin ASAJJ VENTRESS? Feel her fury in a tale expertly woven by veteran STAR WARS comic scribe Jody Houser (THRAWN, THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS).
• And is JAR JAR BINKS’ role in the Star Wars story over? NOT BY A LONG SHOT! Because Chip Zdarsky (PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN and MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE) has a rancor bone to pick with the galaxy’s most notorious Gungan.
• You can take the clone out of the war but you can never take the war out of the clone – CAPTAIN REX dusts off his blaster and enters the fray in a story by X-MEN: GOLD author Marc Guggenheim.

Star Wars: Age of Republic Special #1

Preview: Star Wars Adventures: Destroyer Down #3

Star Wars Adventures: Destroyer Down #3

Scott Beatty (w) • Derek Charm, Jon Sommariva (a) • Derek Charm (c)

Swallowed by the shifting sands of Jakku, the Imperial Star Destroyer Spectral has been lost for two decades, giving rise to rumors of hauntings and buried treasure. But an epic sandstorm has revealed the ruins of the starship, and renowned scavenger Rey now leads the race to claim whatever lies within!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Wars Adventures: Destroyer Down #3

Review: Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Vol. 4 The Catastrophe Con

Don’t know Doctor Aphra? One of the best additions to the Star Wars universe continues her misadventures in this trade which has her stuck on a penal colony. There’s twists, turns, and betrayals as only she can deliver!

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Vol. 4 The Catastrophe Con collects issues #20-25 by Si Spurrier, Kev Walker, Marc Deering, and Java Tartaglia.

Get your copy in comic shops and book stores now! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Preview: Star Wars: Age of Republic – Jango Fett #1

Star Wars: Age of Republic – Jango Fett #1

(W) Jody Houser (A) Luke Ross (CA) Paolo Rivera
Rated T
In Shops: Jan 09, 2019
SRP: $3.99

THE MOST FEARED BOUNTY HUNTER IN THE GALAXY!
• JANGO FETT’S reputation precedes him as joins a crew for what seems like a simple job.
• Wait, is that a KID with him?!
• Will his fellow bounty hunters be foolish enough to betray Jango and his son, BOBA FETT?

Star Wars: Age of Republic - Jango Fett #1

Preview: Star Wars #59

Star Wars #59

(W) Kieron Gillen (A) Angel Unzueta (CA) Jamal Campbell
Rated T
In Shops: Jan 09, 2019
SRP: $3.99

“THE ESCAPE” PART THREE!
• LUKE, LEIA and HAN remain stranded on the isolated moon of Hubin and out of the fight against the Empire.
• Who says they even WANT to leave?
• But their hideaway may not be so secret…especially for old foes hot on the rebels’ trail.

Star Wars #59

Review: Star Wars: Age of Republic – Obi-Wan Kenobi

Star Wars: Age of Republic - Obi-Wan Kenobi

Following the wishes of his master, Obi-Wan has taken on Anakin Skywalker as an apprentice. Will his mission alongside his young Padawan bring them closer together, or sow the seeds that will drive them apart? And who else is after the ancient holocron that they seek?

Star Wars: Age of Republic – Obi-Wan Kenobi is the latest release in Marvel’s series of one-shots exploring characters and time periods of the Star Wars universe. While each comic released so far is a fine read, none feature the excitement of the various ongoing series.

Writer Jody Houser takes us into the relationship between Obi-Wan and Anakin after Qui-Gon’s death. This is a comic focused on the master and student relationship and some of Obi-Wan’s failings as master. These are issues and doubts expressed at various points in the film and here we get a little more of that with some realizations about his role in everything. The action is quick and the search for a holocron pretty thin as far as its role. The point of the comic is to really send the two Jedi on an adventure and have them examine their relationship as student and teacher.

The art by Cory Smith and Wilton Santos, with ink by Walden Wong, color by Java Tartaglia, and lettering by Travis Lanham is good. The characters are recognizable and we’re given some unique aliens to deal with. Again, like the story, none of it is groundbreaking, it’s all very serviceable to the story and concept. Things aren’t helped by the fact the action is rather limited and locations not all that exciting.

While the concept of these one-shots is interesting, exploring characters from Star Wars over key time periods, so far what has been released hasn’t been exciting. None of it is bad, it’s just none of it has had anything new that has really shaken things up in an interesting way. They feel like deleted scenes from a film, scenes that while adding a little to the story aren’t vital to your enjoyment or provide any new insight into the world we’re exploring.

Story: Jody Houser Art: Cory Smith, Wilton Santos
Ink: Walden Wong Color: Java Tartaglia Letterer: Travis Lanham
Story: 6.75 Art: 6.75 Overall: 6.75 Recommendation: Read

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Pharoah Miles’ Favorite Books of 2018

Marvel's Black Panther: A Comic Book Biography

Marvel’s Black Panther: A Comic Book Biography – In what is part analysis, part love letter and part essay what culminates to be a brilliant dissection of this epic character.

A Study in Emerald – Neil Gaiman and his collaborators remix Lovecraft with some help from Sherlock and Holmes in this captivating mystery with a touch of the supernatural.

Thrawn: Alliances – Timothy Zahn continues the story of Thrawn in this tale which finds him teaming up with Darth Vader, his rival for the attention of the Emperor, to investigate a threat may mean doom for the Empire.

Die Hard: The Ultimate Visual History

Die Hard: The Ultimate Visual History – In what could have been fodder for fans of this film franchise, we get the ultimate book about every film, from behind the scenes stories , including replications of scene sketches, to even press photos.

Dungeons and Dragons Art and Arcana: A Visual History – In this major compendium, fans get a history both visual and prose that pulls readers even if they’re not fans into a story more interesting than the fictional story it is connected to.

Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) – George RR Martin gives fans the complete history of the Targaryens, as this book explores legends only talked about in the other books and the television show, and finally separates myth from fact in this fictional world.

Children of Blood and Bone – In what feels like Star Wars and Harry Potter came together in a glorious alchemy and was set in an African setting, is what Tomi Adeyemi’s debut novel beautifully commences this saga

DC Comics: Anatomy of a Metahuman

DC Comics: Anatomy of a Metahuman – In what is essentially Batman’s blueprint for every Metahuman, we get a forensic look at some beloved and not so beloved characters.

Dread Nation – In a book which is both alternate and revisionist history in a dystopian setting filled with zombies, Justina Ireland, every page crackles with twists and turns that breeds new blood in the zombie genre and a female POC protagonist more badass than any on television.

Stranger Things: Worlds Turned Upside Down: The Official Behind-the-Scenes Companion – In another guide to a pop culture phenomenon, we get a behinds the scenes look of the first two seasons of this epic show.

Preview: Star Wars Adventures #16

Star Wars Adventures #16

Chris “Doc” Wyatt & Kevin Burke, Michael Moreci (w) • Valentina Pinto, Arianna Florean (a) • Valentina Pinto (c)

Welcome to the Resistance! Star Wars Resistance is an exciting new animated series coming to the Disney Channel this fall, and making its Star Wars Adventures debut in this very issue! In the time before The Force Awakens, this all-new adventure follows the fledgling Resistance as it begins to realize the growing threat of the First Order!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Wars Adventures #16
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