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The Prisoner of Yavin – SWBW #15

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Dawn of the Jedi: The Prisoner of Bogan (comic volume)
Star Wars: In the Shadow of Yavin (comic volume)

It’s November and it’s starting to get cold outside (depending on where you live). Now is the time of year to snuggle up and read a book… or listen to a podcast about books.

In this 15th episode of Star Wars Bookworms we welcome blogger and first time podcast guest Megan. She writes for fansites Fan Girl Blog and Knights’ Archive as well as her own blog Blog Full of Words.

At the top of the show Teresa asks Aaron and Megan about their time at New York Comic Con. Aaron and Megan do their best to make Teresa jealous by mentioning all the cool people they got to meet. You know, they just had dinner with John Jackson Miller. No big deal. The news revealed at the Rebels panel is also discussed.

In response to some listener feedback Aaron and Megan talk about their personal EU fandom and what were the first things they read (Teresa had to briefly drop out but her answer can be heard in the bonus content at the end of the show). Aaron also asked Megan what her hopes are for the future of the Expanded Universe.

Teresa rejoins the show to help review the comic volume Dawn of the Jedi: The Prisoner of Bogan. Are the characters too one-dimentional? Is Shae Koda a stereotypical “strong female”? Is Aaron becoming a shipper? All this and more is discussed.

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EW Get’s A First Look At Star Wars #2

The (first) Death Star has been destroyed. The Empire remains in dogged pursuit of the Rebel Alliance. And the only cause Han Solo still seems to care about is Han Solo.

In this exclusive four-page preview of the second issue (out Feb. 13), we see that Solo and his trusty wookiee Chewbacca are still very much free agents — and a famed nemesis was in pursuit of them well before the events of Empire. Check it out on the following pages, and use your cursor as a magnifier for a closer look!

http://shelf-life.ew.com/2013/01/16/star-wars-no-2-preview/

Star Wars #1 Review

I recently read Star Wars #1 and I have to say, I really enjoyed it. It was very refreshing to see, what essentially looks to me like a reboot, come to the world of Star Wars comic books.

Seeing the comic books revisit the classic trilogy era really gave me the feeling of something fresh. I find this somewhat paradoxical because it is set in an era and that’s been used over and over again. However, for me it was refreshing to have a comic that I didn’t feel like I had to read 200 previous issues to fully appreciate.

Because the expanded universe has gone so far outside of the familiar territory of the films, it’s nice to see a comic book very closely tied into the on-screen saga.

As a big fan of the movies I have to say; Dark Horse, you have me hooked. I’m interested.

Something that hasn’t happened in recent times with a Star Wars comic

Riley Blanton

Host of the Star Wars Report podcast, Tech enthusiast, former CAP cadet. Opinions are my own and do not represent those of… well… other people.