The Secret History of Ben Kenobi Revealed in STAR WARS #7!
This July, experience a very special issue of the blockbuster Star Wars series as special guest artist Simone Bianchi (Thanos Rising, Astonishing X-Men) joins chart-topping writer Jason Aaron for a look back into the past with STAR WARS #7! Luke Skywalker has uncovered the journals of his departed mentor Obi-Wan Kenobi. Now, experience Kenobi’s harrowing accounts of days long gone by! It is a time when injustice reigned on Tattooine. As villainous scum runs rampant over the blistering sands, only a Jedi Master stands any hope of liberating the planet from the grasp of gangs, thieves and thugs. But would Ben risk everything to do what was right? Even if it meant revealing himself to those searching for his whereabouts? Find out this July as Aaron & Bianchi bring you STAR WARS #7! Continue reading Preview Star Wars #7→
The arachnid-infested Manhattan returns on Battleworld this July! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your new look at SPIDER-ISLAND #1 – a double dose of 8-legged madness from two exciting creative teams! Continue reading First Look: Spider-Island #1→
The Smooth Talking Scoundrel Comes to Comics in LANDO #1! Newest STAR WARS™Series Set To Focus on Fan-Favorite Character!
This July, straight out of a galaxy far, far away comes a brand new limited series starring the one and only Lando Calrissian! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at LANDO #1 from New York Times Bestselling creators Charles Soule (Death of Wolverine, Inhuman, She-Hulk) and Alex Maleev (Daredevil, Spider-Woman, Moon Knight)! Before there was Cloud City, before he joined the Rebellion – there was just Lando. Trying to make his own way in an unfriendly galaxy with some swindles, some swagger and an irresistible smile. With his trusty companion Lobot at his side, he’s on a mission to steal one of the galaxy’s most valuable objects. But has he bitten off more than he can chew? The heist of the century kicks off this July when the can’t miss LANDO #1 comes to comic shops and digital devices! Continue reading Preview: Lando #1→
A Leader Ascends in Your New Look at PRINCESS LEIA #1
Lucasfilm Ltd. and Marvel Entertainment are extremely proud to present your new look at the highly anticipatedPRINCESS LEIA #1 – the blockbuster new limited series set in the Star Wars™ universe! Eisner-award winning writer Mark Waid (Daredevil, S.H.I.E.L.D.) and blockbuster artist Terry Dodson (Avengers & X-Men: AXIS, Uncanny X-Men) bring you a brand new story of Leia’s quest to help her people…and her struggle to find her place in the galaxy. Continue reading Preview: Princess Leia #1→
While we already have one review for Star Wars #1 up on the site, the importance and popularity of this single issue of a comic book demands more attention, so we’re reviewing it again.
Star Wars #1 is finally here, and although I share most of the feelings that were shared in our initial review, there are some glaring problems with this ish that aim to put a damper on the entire idea of Marvel’s Star Wars relaunch. Star Wars #1 was an amazing return to a franchise that I’ve been away from for way too long. But, besides being a fanboy, I’m not sure there’s any other reason to read the book, and there’s a good chance that this series is going to change the genesis of that long-standing fandom. (NOTE: This review contains spoilers! You have been warned.)
STAR WARS #1
Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: John Cassaday Publisher: Marvel Comics Price: $4.99
When Disney bought the rights to Star Wars a few years ago, we all knew that it was just a matter of time before the House of Mouse would move the venerated Sci-Fi franchise over to its other recent high-profile acquisition, Marvel Comics. Well, that day is finally upon us with the release of Star Wars #1 from celebrated creators Jason Aaron and John Cassaday. Ever since this title and creative team, there’s been a massive amount of hype building, pushing expectations higher and higher. It’s expected that this comic will sell over one million issues, making this the biggest comic sales-wise in decades. Will this series live up to these enormous expectations?