Star Wars: Star Wars, Annual 1 – Review

The first annual issue for Marvel’s Star Wars line introduces a new character to the Star Wars Expanded Universe, Eneb Ray, among other spies on Coruscant, and then promptly wipes them out (the spies, not Ray), in a story set to portray the duplicitous nature of Emperor Palpatine via a failed assassination attempt.  It’s also…

A Marvel Star Wars Nod to Mobile Suit Gundam

Today’s release of Marvel’s Star Wars comic, issue 16 of an ongoing series, initiated a new storyline in the wake of the major crossover “Vader Down” storyline.  As part of the new story arc, a captured Dr. Aphra is taken to a Rebel Alliance prison, where, at almost the same time, unknown forces lead by…

Star Wars: Darth Vader, Vols 1 – 3

A number of months ago, Brown’s Review made a firm statement that it intended to “avoid” Darth Vader.  This arose after reading Tarkin by James Lucerno, which is as much a buddy adventure between the future Grand Moff Tarkin and Darth Vader, as it is a biography of the book’s namesake.  While Tarkin, itself, was…

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…

Star Wars: Lando, Vols 1 – 5, Recap & Review

In the Original Trilogy, one character rises almost overnight into a role of great responsibility and authority.  It’s not Luke Skywalker nor Han Solo, but a city administrator in an out of the way gas mining colony: Lando Calrissian.  Lando, played to perfection by Billy Dee Williams, was introduced in The Empire Strikes Back and…

Star Wars: Rebels – The Protector of the Concord Dawn

“The Protector of Concord Dawn,” introduces more background information to our favorite artistically inclined Mandalorian, Sabine Wren, but also re-introduces us to Fenn Rau, also a Mandalorian, and one who played a minor role in the past of Kanan Jarrus.  As noted here previously, Kanan’s connection to Rau was established in the Marvel comic Kanan,…