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Star Wars Reset Includes Kathleen Kennedy Stepping Down

It is claimed that Kathleen Kennedy will be stepping down from Lucasfilm to start her own female-centric production company, which follows the rumor that Disney is resetting Star Wars. Details once again come from the “future ruler of Earth,” Lord Doomcock, from the Overlord DVD YouTube channel. Recall it was Doomcock who revealed all those […]

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Disney Resetting Star Wars; Erasing Last Jedi

A new rumor has hit the net offering that some sort of Disney Star Wars reset is in the works that will see Force Awakens, Last Jedi, and Skywalker basically erased. The rumor comes from the “future ruler of Earth,” the Doomcock Overlord DVD YouTube channel, who recently offered that a Star Wars “civil war”

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Star Wars Video Game News

‘Star Wars: Squadrons’ Leak Leads To Official Reveal

A new game from Electronic Arts, Star Wars: Squadrons, leaked online on XBox which has led to the official reveal coming Monday. An image first leaked online revealing art for Star Wars: Squadrons with “Pilots Wanted,” which is now known to be the title for the first trailer. Some additional details known include that the game

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Star Wars Girl Destroys Brie Larson In Viral Video

YouTuber and artist “That Star Wars Girl” happens to be not a big fan of Brie Larson as she absolutely destroys the Captain Marvel actress in regards to her recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel which saw Larson offer she hates some of her fellow cast members. That Star Wars Girl posted a video (watch below)

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Video Game Announced

Both Disney and Electronic Arts today held investors conference calls with the Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order video game officially announced. The Disney conference call saw CEO Bob Iger confirm that Disney would continue to license out their properties, with the EA conference call featuring Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson announcing the new Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

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Star Wars Game Gets Canceled

More bad news for Star Wars as Electronic Arts has canceled a planned open-world video game that was in development since 2017. The game was originally being developed by Visceral Games as a linear action-adventure game under the codename “Ragtag,” but when Visceral Games closed its doors, Electronic Arts Vancouver took over and rebooted the

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Han Solo Review

The Only Prescription is More Soy A Film Review of Solo: A Star Wars Story Years from now, people may regard Solo: A Star Wars Story as simply another chapter in a series of blockbuster space operas that at one point was the gold standard for cinematic entertainment.  However, the current zeitgeist for the Star

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Review

The Truths to Which We Claim A Film Review of Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi   Rosebud?  There is no spoon?  Finkle is Einhorn?  I am your father?  Cinema and “the truth” are partners in a never ending dance of chaos and control that thrust apart to create dramatic conflict and come together

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Disney and Fox Deal Getting Down To Fine Print

Marvel fans may be getting an early Christmas present as Disney has been in negations to purchase Fox Studios. The latest update is that both companies have brought on bankers to work out the fine print and crunch the numbers. Variety reports the deal is being valued at upwards of  $74 billion, and if it goes through,

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Advanced Review: Star Wars: Shattered Empire #1

Warning: Spoilers Dead Ahead!

 

 

Marvel has been wasting no time churning out Star Wars related comics month after month but this is the first to introduce and pave the way for the future! Don’t let the cover fool you, Rucka is making the journey to The Force Awakens less about the old and more about the new.

Shattered Empire begins during the final moments of Return Of The Jedi, as we see the destruction of the second Death Star and the celebration on Endor. But Rucka doesn’t focus on redundancy for fans, rather, he takes us deeper into the original tale by allowing us access inside the communications of the Green, Red, Yellow and Gold Squads during that epic battle. He glazes over the Star Wars hierarchy in order to push to the forefront the “workers without the glory” and makes us ponder those background characters that paid the ultimate sacrifice for freedom. 

Some of those “background” characters will be playing key roles for the future of the franchise, with this book paying special attention to two in particular. Shara Bey, the Green Four A-Wing pilot that the book mainly revolves around and Kes Dameron, a pilot in the Pathfinder Strike Team and Shara’s lover. One can only assume that these two will become the parents of ace X-Wing Fighter pilot, Poe Dameron, that will be sharing the spotlight with Finn and Rey in The Force Awakens!

Although Rucka excites the reader with the possible hints at what may come in the future, he hasn’t found the “voice” of the original cast the way Jason Aaron has in the current Star Wars comic series. The dialogue seems lackluster and forced with an array of “background chatter” to fill the void of something significant. Even the few moments between Shara and Kes are short lived and mediocre at best, which is a shame, due to their proposed significance. 

But what Rucka has lacked in immediate dialogue, Checchetto has more than made up for with his art! From lightsaber duel splash pages to A-Wing / Tie-Fighter battles, Checchetto astounds the eye and captivates the reader into the world that mesmerized us all as children. His thin lines and character renderings are wondrous and has shown unbelievable improvement since his years on The Punisher! With tone perfect colors by Andres Mossa, you can flip through this book numerous times and find things you never noticed before. Amazing!

Overall, this book relies too much on fans buying in due to the tag line and not for the story that unfolds. It is okay but lacks that hook that will keep readers slack jawed and wanting more. Buy it for the outstanding art and believe in the Force that issue #2 gives us the tale we are looking for!

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The “DOC’s” Top Of The Pile for 3/13/2013

 

The Top Of The Pile

By: Chris “DOC” Bushley

 

This is a “quick pick” look at the Top 5 comics that EVERYONE should be reading this week! Whether it’s rife with characterization, filled with emotional strife, has a bevy of high octane battle sequences or is just a plain ol’ great read — these books belong at the “Top Of The Pile!”

 
 
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1. Sledge-Hammer 44 #1(of 2) (Dark Horse): Straight from the pages of Lobster Johnson: Iron Prometheus, comes the tale of Mike Mignola’s version of an “iron man!” What could U.S. troops in the middle of a warzone, surrounded by Nazis, use more than a little help from above? How about a bomb that encases the ultimate fighting machine?! This quirky Mignola tale melds WWII drama and sci-fi zaniness into the perfect story that will leave you begging for more!
 
 
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2. Batgirl #18 (DC): Even though the cover suggests that the issue will focus on the loss of Damian Wayne, this story barely touches on it but is a stunning tale just the same! Ray Fawkes creates a fantastic and eerily creepy tale of Batgirl’s sadistic brother, James Gordon Jr., playing mind games and hunting for prey as his sister deals with a bruised body and a broken heart. It is rich in character development and a true page turner that just might keep you up at night.
 
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3. The Walking Dead #108 (Image/Skybound): Robert Kirkman has been giving fans heart attacks with the last few issues — feigning the death of Carl will do that to a reader! This latest installment will give an insiders look at a bevy of characters thoughts on their new situation and expands on the ever growing world of TWD! I won’t give too much away but I will say, “Ezekiel has a tiger!” Nuff’ said!
 
 
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4. Star Wars #3 (Dark Horse): Brian Wood has created a fantastic series that feels more cannon than ANY of the prequel movies ever did! Focusing on the strength and determination of everyone’s favorite Princess, this series is a testament to Leia’s true leadership of the Rebellion and that she should NEVER be considered just a damsel in distress! All the original cast is there, no need for discussions or contracts in the world of comics, and this will bring you back to the wonderment of childhood and the amazing movies that shaped our lives from an early age.
 
 
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5. Avengers Arena #6 (Marvel): Okay, don’t let the cover throw ya, this book has some of the best characterization and dramatic scenes of any comics on the shelves today! Dennis Hopeless and Kev Walker have taken an over done concept and truly made it into something smart and original. Part Lord of the Flies part Hunger Games, this book is harrowing from front to back and it is something every good comic fan should check out more than once! Plus, this one has ANOTHER major death, who would have thought that, right?
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