Lead Up To The Force Awakens: 20 New Star Wars Books On The Way


Last year, when the New Star Wars films were going into production, with the story picking up 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi, there was a lot of talk about The Expanded Universe, the collection of books, comics, and other media that had come out, going all the way back to Timothy Zane’s Heir to an Empire trilogy of novels.   To no one surprise, but to many fans anger, Disney and Lucasfilm announced they would not be following those stories, and they would no longer be considered canon in the Star Wars Universe.  So that means, … Continue reading

Staff Picks – What To Get This Week, Wednesday March 4


Another Wednesday, so you know what’s up. Here are a few titles we suggest you look at when you visit your local comic shop.     TOP OF THE STACK Hawkeye #1 from Marvel Comics Writer: Jeff Lemire Art: Perez – Herring What Marvel says: THE AVENGING ARCHERS ARE BACK! • Hawkeye returns in an all-new series featuring superstar writer Jeff Lemire in his Marvel debut and Eisner Award-winning artist Ramon Perez, as they bring you a fresh new look into the life of everyone’s favorite Avenger. With Kate Bishop, his trusted ward and protégé back at his side (not … Continue reading

Star Wars: The Teaser Awakens…


  The seven year old inside of me just punched the air in triumph…   The Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer debuts today, in a handful of theatres around the country, and lucky for the rest of us, on the internet (via the Star Wars Youtube page, among other places.)  But to save you the trouble of hunting for it, we went and put it right here.     Few films defined my childhood as much as the original Star Wars, and it’s two sequels.   So when the prequel trilogy came out (15 years ago?!) me, and many … Continue reading

NYCC 2014 – Day One – Welcome to New York Comic Con


October in New York, my favorite time of year in my favorite place in the world.   The air is crisp, the leaves in Central Park are just starting to change.   The Yankees are in the Post-…   what?  They didn’t make the playoffs? Well that’s ok, because there is still New York Comic Con going on this year! Ah, The Jacob Javits Center,   you will never find a greater hive of scum and villainy…   and geeks. The first day of NYCC is usually the most sparsely attended, and if today was any indication, it’s going to be a busy weekend on … Continue reading

SDCC14 – Marvel To Launch Three STAR WARS Series in 2015


The first ever Star Wars comic was publish by Marvel back in the spring of 1977, and hit newstands almost 2 months before the movie arrived in theaters.  The series ran there until 1986, after 107 issues and 3 annuals.  For the past 20 years, the comic adventures set a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away were published by Dark Horse. Now Marvel gets to strike back. It was announced early this year that Marvel will get the Star Wars license back.  It wasn’t really a surprise, since Marvel parent company Disney had just recently purchased Star … Continue reading