James Bond: Agent of the Empire – SWBTF #49


Jahan CrossStar Wars: Agent of the Empire: Iron Eclipse, John Ostrander, all on the next Star Wars Beyond the Films. YOUR Star Wars discussion podcast! YOUR ticket to the EU!

This week true believers, Beyonders, Fanboys, Fangirls, respected aliens around the galaxy, The Defender of the EU; Mark Hurliman, and your EU Guru; Nathan P. Butler, sit down to discuss the James Bond of all Star Wars stories, Agent of the Empire: Iron Eclipse. Strap in and tighten your crash webbing, Star Wars Beyond the Films is setting off on another rapid-fire trip into the galaxy far, far away!

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Oh no! One of the two biggest collecting fan’s nightmare scenario’s come to life; Mark’s studio is flooding still! (Fire being the other) A soaked studio won’t stop his signal though, Mark, like the Rebellion struggles on in the name of freedom in the face of tyranny!

Jumping back into the comic, we have Jahan Cross, Super Spy! James Bond look-out, Jason Borne move over, Cross is the new spy in a galaxy far, far away. Another tragic hero of the Empire, blindly serving the galaxy’s greatest evil. The story is so good, Nathan fears they may advance the plot and jump the shark. Could it be the case with Cross? Mark hopes they take their time with Cross’s character. Both hosts find it one of the BEST current comic series out there.

This series pushes the envelope when it comes to adult content, but it also plays into the typical Bond style story that is the setting of this series. So we’re letting it slid this time.

Wait…. Han and Chewie factor in? Aren’t these two everywhere anyway? That’s ok, the hosts both enjoyed their use this time, and they will tell you why. Nathan explains the one thing that kicked him out of the series harder than a ship dropping out of hyperspace with a broken hyperdrive. Tehcno-Arachnophobia anyone? Mark prefers a Krang from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fame style villain to the Techno-Spider-Human hybrid enemy that we got in the Iron Eclipse arc.

The hosts even wonder if Indiana Jones will be the next theme used down the road…. You never know.

Once again, your dynamic duo cover entirely too much Imperial Spy action in their ONE hour, but don’t worry, give it a go; you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you might even get a little education on the EU while you’re at it. But no matter how you slice it and dice it, you’ll be having another adventure Beyond the Films. So sit back, hang on, enjoy the show, and may the Force be with you!

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