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…

An Incomplete Comment on The Empire Strikes Back

Over on the wonderful website, Metafilter, I’ve been participating in a series of discussions on the six main Star Wars films.  While I try to carry on here with a more generalized editorial “we,” I figured I would share a comment here that I made over there.  It’s incomplete because talking about Empire could extend to…

Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Swamp

Swamps are mysterious in nature, often representing dark places that border far more on the alien than the familiar.  In The Empire Strikes Back, Luke Skywalker must travel to the swamp planet of Dagobah, where his very approach to the surface is clouded in fog and the land seems perpetually stuck in twilight.  On Dagobah,…