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  • Star Wars: The Classic Newspaper Comics, Vol. 1 – A Beyond the Films Review

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    Star Wars Beyond the Films‘ Nathan P. Butler is now posting short, non-spoiler reviews for many new releases. Spoiler-filled discussion will often follow in the weeks or months thereafter on the podcast.  The Classic Newspaper Comics, Vol. 1 (hardcover, 2017) From 1979 into 1984, while Marvel Comics received much of the credit for keeping Star Wars fiction “beyond […]

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  • Can Kylo Ren Be Redeemed?

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    In only a year and a half, The Force Awakens has deeply ingrained itself into the Star Wars canon and changed what we thought we knew.  Every time I watch the movie I find myself asking new questions and thinking about what lead to this point and what is coming in the rest of the […]

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  • Star Wars: Guardians of the Whills – A Beyond the Films Review

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    Star Wars Beyond the Films‘ Nathan P. Butler is now posting short, non-spoiler reviews for many new releases. Spoiler-filled discussion will often follow in the weeks or months thereafter on the podcast.  Guardians of the Whills by Greg Rucka (hardcover, 2017) After his success with Before the Awakening, the discovery that author Greg Rucka would be writing another “tie-in […]

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  • Thrawn – Review

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    It is said that to create a compelling villain an author must make them sympathetic in some way. Villains never see themselves as such, as with the rest of us, they believe they are doing the right thing. Timothy Zahn, in his new book Thrawn, has given us just that; a villain that believes he’s […]

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  • Star Wars: Thrawn – A Beyond the Films Review

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    Star Wars Beyond the Films‘ Nathan P. Butler is now posting short, non-spoiler reviews for many new releases. Spoiler-filled discussion will often follow in the weeks or months thereafter on the podcast.  Thrawn by Timothy Zahn (hardcover, 2017) Left to right: regular version, Barnes and Noble exclusive variant, Star Wars Celebration 2017 Variant In 1991, Timothy Zahn launched […]