Ewok Corner: Why The High Republic is a Big Deal

February 25, 2020 at 1:59 pm | Posted in Opinion, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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The High Republic is a big deal, but it has nothing to do with TV or movie possibilities. This is about books and comics. This whole thing began when they mentioned Project Luminous at the last Star Wars Celebration. It was quietly revealed at a publishing panel with very little detail and lots of speculation. We knew who was involved, but we didn’t know what it would be about or how it would be presented. Now the secret project has been revealed to be a publishing incentive that will explore an era they’re calling The High Republic. This is actually really big news, in fact great news…for bookworms and comic lovers. You see, Disney has overlooked us for eight years. Continue Reading Ewok Corner: Why The High Republic is a Big Deal…

‘The Rise of Skywalker’ Spoiler Discussion

December 19, 2019 at 11:28 pm | Posted in Episode IX, Movies, Opinion, Star Wars | 1 Comment

So we’ve seen the movie. You liked it. You loved it. You hated it. Who knows? But here’s what I thought…last warning, full spoilers below… Continue Reading ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ Spoiler Discussion…

The Ewok Hacker

May 4, 2018 at 6:14 am | Posted in Ewok Corner, Opinion, Regular Feature, Star Wars | 1 Comment

With each new Star Wars story, be it a film, comic or novel, there’s always something for fans to debate about. In Del Rey’s latest Star Wars novel, Last Shot, there’s a very interesting character that joins Han and Lando on their adventure to hunt down a mysterious Pa’un gangster. That character is an Ewok. Continue Reading The Ewok Hacker…

Why is Luke Scared?

October 11, 2017 at 9:48 am | Posted in Episode VIII, Ewok Corner, Movies, Opinion, Regular Feature, Star Wars | 1 Comment

“I’ve seen this raw strength only once before. It didn’t scare me enough then. It does now.”

Those words from Luke Skywalker in The Last Jedi trailer are haunting. In a time of such great chaos against a threat like the First Order, we are all expecting Luke to be our bedrock. He’s the Jedi who brought his father back to the light, helped kill the Emperor, and saved the galaxy. Now he’s the last Jedi, and he’s scared. But why? Continue Reading Why is Luke Scared?…

Ewok Corner: The Mystery of Rey’s Parents

January 7, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Episode VII, Ewok Corner, Movies, Opinion, Regular Feature, Star Wars | 1 Comment

For those who haven’t seen the movie yet, there are spoilers below.

Rey Skywalker or Rey Fill-in-the-Blank?

Most people’s initial reactions on seeing Star Wars: The Force Awakens is that Rey is Luke’s daughter. She’s strong in the Force. She’s the main character. She has to be Luke’s daughter, right? But given the details in the film, that might not be the case.

So why isn’t Rey Luke’s kid? First off, when Luke is mentioned to her, she replies that isn’t he a myth? Thus if Luke is her father, she doesn’t know it. We know Rey is waiting for her family to return. That in itself is an interesting line in the movie as it implies Rey might have more than a mother and father that left her. The other detail we have to work with is her Force vision of being left on Jakku. She was very very young at the time, and she was left with the alien junk dealer, Unkar Plutt. This begs the question why Luke would leave his daughter to some thug on Jakku who rations out food for junk? We know Luke left because one of his students turned to the dark side and wiped out his fledgling Jedi academy. Surely if Luke had a kid, Han and Leia would know. Continue Reading Ewok Corner: The Mystery of Rey’s Parents…

Ewok Corner: A Menagerie of Meaningless Characters

December 31, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Ewok Corner, Opinion, Regular Feature, Star Wars | 1 Comment

For those who haven’t seen the movie yet, mild spoilers below.

The Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens included a swath of stories featuring characters from the film. While I suspected these characters would have small background roles, some of them are so miniscule that it’s a game in itself to spot them.

Where in the world is Constable Zuvio? Continue Reading Ewok Corner: A Menagerie of Meaningless Characters…

Ewok Corner: Thinking Outside the Box

May 8, 2015 at 1:01 am | Posted in Books, Ewok Corner, Opinion, Regular Feature, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Thinking Outside the Box: Kemp and Lords of the Sith

While Lords of the Sith is an action filled Vader and Palpatine adventure, it does some things that make it stand apart from other Star Wars novels. It has nothing to do with grandiose, ambitious plots or wicked twist endings, but in taking a different spin on characters. In Lords of the Sith, Kemp takes three original characters—Isval, Belkor and Moff Mors—and adds an element to each that makes them rather unique. While Vader and Palpatine may be the stars of the book, and they certainly take up all the cover space, they’re actually not the characters that left me pondering at the end of the story. The real enigmas are the supporting cast.

Now before I go any further, let me warn you that I’m going into full blown spoiler territory. Don’t read this if you haven’t read the book and don’t want it spoiled. With that out of the way, let’s take a look at Belkor. Continue Reading Ewok Corner: Thinking Outside the Box…

Ewok Corner: The State of the EU

April 9, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Comic Books, Ewok Corner, Marvel, Opinion, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | 2 Comments
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Ewok_Corner_smallThe State of the EU

According to Disney, the old Star Wars Expanded Universe, the vast wealth of stories, comics and novels, are all a part of Legends now. Moving forward, books and comics are a part of canon. So far we have seen Del Rey and Marvel both take their their first steps in the realm of canon with A New Dawn, Star Wars, Tarkin, Darth Vader, Princess Leia, Heir to the Jedi and Kanan: The Last Padawan. These tentative first steps have tread lightly on the expanded universe we used to know. However, this Fall, that will all change with the Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

It was first announced on EW.com and followed up by further announcements on StarWars.com that the lead up to the release of The Force Awakens would be preceded by over 20 new books. From sticker books for kids to a new adult novel from Del Rey, the publishing lineup is all a part of their Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens campaign. Among those involved are Marvel, Del Rey, DK Books, Studio Fun International, Egmont UK, Topps, Phoenix International Publications, Disney-Lucasfilm Press and Disney Publishing Worldwide.

At first, book lovers rejoiced at the initial announcement, “Twenty new books!” Then reality and the details dawned on us. Yes, 20 new books, but really it’s just two new Marvel comics and one new Star Wars novel with a few extra young reader stories that may or may not be of interest to adult readers. I don’t think there are too many people excited by new sticker books or look and find books.

So, what does Aftermath have in store for us? What will it mean for Star Wars readers? And how will it affect Legends? Continue Reading Ewok Corner: The State of the EU…

Marvel vs Dark Horse: Omnibuses

July 17, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Marvel, Opinion, Star Wars | 1 Comment

a-long-time-ago-volume-1As a fan of the Dark Horse Comics omnibuses, I was a little surprised to see the price point on the newly announced Marvel Star Wars omnibus. A $125 is a big chunk of change when compared to the $25 price tags on Dark Horse’s omnibuses. Checking around on Amazon, it seems this is a normal MSRP for Marvel’s omnibus collections, though they typically get a discount that puts them at $85 to $90. That’s still pretty high in comparison to Dark Horse. So where does the extra cost come in?

Size. Continue Reading Marvel vs Dark Horse: Omnibuses…

JJ Abrams and the Quest for Canon

January 7, 2014 at 6:44 pm | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Del Rey, Disney, Episode VII, JJ Abrams, Lucasfilm, Marvel, Opinion, Sequel Trilogy, Speculation, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, The Clone Wars, Video Games | 1 Comment

jjYesterday Leland Chee Tweeted that the Story Group at Lucasfilm has full control on what is and isn’t canon in the Star Wars Universe.  That in and of itself has spawned a plethora of stories across the interwebs today.  But I’m going to take you farther down the rabbit hole, I’m going to show how what Leland Tweeted yesterday opens up a whole new can of worms.

Continue Reading JJ Abrams and the Quest for Canon…

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