The annual Star Wars Celebration kicked off today with the 40th Anniversary of A New Hope. As part of the festivities, participants took time to pay tribute to the recently departed Carrie Fisher. They offered testimonials along with an affecting video honoring both Leia Organa and the actress who brought her to life.
The Star Wars Celebration continues in Orlando through the weekend. Next up tomorrow: The Last Jedi.
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…
Fans know these words by heart, as they’re usually the mood setting for a story involving good vs evil, space ships, lovable rogues, and easily familiar archetypes. Star Wars is one one those IPs that has become a cultural mainstay. Despite thematic blunders, it exists as this expansive and ever evolving universe to visit and explore. If there’s one downside to it now, or even 10 years ago, its a universe obsessed with the past. Continue reading The Spectre Looming Over Star Wars
At the beginning of the year, Marvel Comics launched their line of Star Wars comics to immediate sales success and fanfare. Since then, the publisher hasn’t stopped releasing several new ongoing’s, miniseries & crossover’s related to the property to the delight of readers and retailers alike. But more then just being successful sales wise or in satisfying the fans, Marvel created some great comics by letting their creative talent imprint their own styles on the Star Wars mytho’s. Star Wars comics rocked readers everywhere in 2015 with a little something for everybody as you’ll see below. Continue reading This Years Finest 2015: The Empire Strikes Back In Marvel’s Star Wars
Princess Leia #1 by Mark Waid & Terry Dodson
This week Marvel kicks off the third and final of their initial batch of Star Wars titles, a Princess Leia limited series. Similar to the others it is set following the events of A New Hope, though in this case it literally picks up after the final scene of that film. Leia has just presented the newly honored heroes of Yavin to the assembled ranks of rebels. The moment has come to also acknowledge those who have died, especially the departed of Alderaan. This is the time for the young princess to fulfill the symbolic function of her title, comforting and inspiring those who follow her. Yet, she bungles it. Her words are sparse and vague, the only bit of specificity is reserved for her own parents. It is not surprising that this performance rubs the rank and file the wrong way; “ice princess” seems to be the common consensus.
Continue reading Review of Princess Leia #1