Star Wars: Bloodline by Claudia Gray – Review

Two things happened within the period of a few years regarding the Star Wars universe in recent history.  First, Disney purchased Lucasfilm and shortly thereafter, it was declared that the old Expanded Universe was no longer canon.  Second, The Force Awakens was released in December, 2015.  The effect of both these events on the Star…

Star Wars: Smuggler’s Run by Greg Rucka – Review

In 2015, the release of Star Wars books, new additions to the new Expanded Universe, picked up a hurried pace in thanks to The Force Awakens, which premiered in December, 2015.  As part of this wave of releases were three Young Adult level books, each just under 200 pages in length, and each telling the…

The Visual Storytelling of The Force Awakens

Warning: The following post is replete with spoilers for The Force Awakens. One of the chief complaints which initially arose following the premiere of The Force Awakens was a distinct lack of answers.  What was the First Order? Why did it exist?  What’s the Resistance versus the New Republic? If there is one thing which…

Star Wars: Star Wars, Vols 1 -3, – Review

Until 2015, there were probably three types of comic book readers when it came to Star Wars on the illustrated printed page.  Those who first dove into the new adventures produced by Marvel from the release of A New Hope through to the late 1980s, those who first experienced it with the titles released by…