Well, this is underwhelming: The first fruit of Marvel’s new run on Star Wars is… Their old run on Star Wars? It’s a collection called Star Wars: The Original Marvel Years. At 880 pages, it’ll run you $125, but it is the first part (#1-44) of the complete run. Zounds!
Historic, yes. Thrilling? Not so much. I can understand Marvel not wanting to take the spotlight away from today’s (lady!) Thor announcement, but ehh. Well, at least we didn’t have to watch The View.
Head to the comic shop (or digital equivalent) on Wednesday for Star Wars #19, the second to last issue of the series.
You have a reason to go to the bookstore today! Out now is William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return by Ian Doescher and Crucible by Troy Denning in paperback, though I can’t exactly recommend the latter. Still, we now know for sure that it’s the last gasp of the old (post-ROTJ) EU, so if you’re a completist, might as well go for it. Or not. I’ve done enough judging on that book.
As for the former, Cnet has a look at a few of the images.
Wednesday brings the hardcover collection of Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows to comic shops.
Comic review: With Rebel Heist #3 taking a fresh point-of-view on Chewbacca, this series is getting better and better, says James.
Head to the comic shop on Wednesday to pick up Legacy #16 and Rebel Heist #3.
You’ll find a reason to go to the bookstore next week, as both William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return and the Crucible paperback drop on July 1.
Comic review: James says Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir #2 is a must read.
JadeCon prep meant I never did a new release post last week, so naturally there were several last Wednesday.
This Wednesday, however, brings us Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir #2.While you’re at the comic ship, you can pick up last week’s books, Star Wars #18 and the third Dawn of the Jedi trade collection, Force War. Last week also saw Star Wars Insider #150 make it out to the newsstands.
Also on the shipping list for this week? Kotobukiya’s Mara Jade Bishoujo statue. The list is for comic shops, but it’s also on Amazon if you’re so inclined. (It doesn’t seem folks were too impressed, but keep in mind this may very well be the last Mara Jade merchandise ever…)
James’ latest Star Wars comic reviews for Big Shiny Robot: He gives a big thumbs up to Legacy #15, says there’s a great Leia spy story in Rebel Heist #2 and the finale of The Star Wars (#8) features beautiful art.
A bizarre Chinese comic adaption of Star Wars, as discovered by history professor Maggie Greene. (via)
Will Marvel announce their first new Star Wars comics in July? The (rather brief) word on the street (per Bleeding Cool) is that they’ll announce two ongoings the week before San Diego Comic Con.