February 3, 2022 by J. Caleb Mozzocco
Star Wars Adventures: Ghosts of Vader's Castle presents another anthology of scary Star Wars stories embedded within a narrative. This time the theme is nightmares, giving writer Cavan Scott and his collaborators a great deal of freedom with what they put the characters through.
December 8, 2020 by J. Caleb Mozzocco
Star Wars Adventures Editor Elizabeth Brei explains how the relaunched title has and hasn't changed, and how the all-ages anthology balances a universe of characters and settings.
November 20, 2020 by J. Caleb Mozzocco
Claudia Gray's YA Star Wars novel Leia, Princess of Alderaan receives a manga adaptation thanks to manga-ka Haruichi and Yen Press, giving fans yet another option for high-quality comics adventures starring their favorite characters.
April 20, 2020 by J. Caleb Mozzocco
Writer Cavan Scott and a half-dozen artists spin spooky stories starring Star Wars' scariest villains in Return To Vader's Castle
May 30, 2018 by J. Caleb Mozzocco
Star Wars: Lost Stars Vol. 1 Writers: Claudia Gray and Yusaku Komiyama Artist: Yusaku Komiyama Yen Press; $13 Rated T for Teen This is a manga adaptation of Claudia Gray’s 2015 prose novel of the same name, and as I read, I couldn’t help but wonder if Crossed Stars might not have been a better […]
January 9, 2018 by J. Caleb Mozzocco
Star Wars Forces of Destiny: Princess Leia Writers: Elsa Charretier and Pierrick Colinet Artist: Elsa Charretier IDW Publishing; $3.99 While the original Star Wars trilogy has always had many female fans, little girls who looked to the space opera for characters that looked like them had Leia and…that’s about it, unless you really wanted to […]
November 15, 2017 by J. Caleb Mozzocco
Star Wars Adventures Vol. 1: Heroes of the Galaxy Writers: Landry Q. Walker, Cavan Scott, and others Artists: Derek Charm, Jon Sommariva and others IDW Publishing; $9.99 IDW Publishing was apparently pretty excited to get the license to publish new comics based on the Star Wars franchise, and who could blame them? The fact that […]
January 26, 2017 by J. Caleb Mozzocco
Jedi Academy: A New Class By Jarrett J. Krosoczka Scholastic; $12.99 When it comes to Star Wars, three has always been something of a magic number, with the film franchise conceived as a trilogy of trilogies. It makes sense then that cartoonist Jeffrey Brown would stop at three Jedi Academy books, following his original with […]
November 19, 2015 by J. Caleb Mozzocco
Star Wars: Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens–Shattered Empire Writer: Greg Rucka Artists: Marco Chechetto, Angel Unzueta and Emilio Laiso Marvel; $17 Rated T+ While it didn’t get anywhere near the huge promotional push that the first issues of Marvel’s ongoing Star Wars series did, the Greg Rucka-written Shattered Empire miniseries, now available in […]
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