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Tag Archive: classic Star Wars


Beachtrooper

Star Wars Celebration Europe is in full swing and with new movies rolling out each year each new event comes with new behind the scenes images and clips from the next release.  For this year’s show that means a three-minute look at Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.  And a new poster.

And the images look superb–better even than the look and feel of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  Director Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) has really identified the classic look you’d only think could be designed this way back in 1977.

Rogue-One-A-Star-Wars-Story-poster

Montage images reveal a hive of aliens sure to arrive at Target and Wal-Mart by year end as the newest action figures.  The film’s lead, Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso, couldn’t look better as our kick-ass heroine, and her accompanying rogue, Captain Andor (Diego Luna) couldn’t be more of a ringer to fill Han Solo’s shoes.  We think we’re even getting a look at the famous stolen plans.

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So check out a dozen images from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, after the break, and the preview direct from Star Wars Celebration Europe:

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A Robin

Merry Christmas!

I was searching through the old photo archive and revisiting the source of my current interests.  Sometimes you don’t have to look too hard.

Take for example the Christmas of 1974 pictured above.  I was three years old, yet already thinking about cars (that’s the Fisher Price garage there).  And already a fan of DC Comics, with my Mego Robin in-hand.

Then there was the Christmas of 1975.  I was not just an aficionado of one borg, but two–Santa brought me the Six Million Dollar Man and from my folks I received the Mike Power action figure.  What’s better than that?

A1 borg toys

I don’t remember being this cocky.  Hey, check out the Lite Brite!

A1 Six Mil

I held that action figure pretty close.  And check out the Shrinky Dinks!   Dad’s glasses are back in style (I’m wearing a pair now).  But not the striped pants.

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Star Wars Dark Horse 1 cover

Review by C.J. Bunce

It’s exactly the place long-time Star Wars fans always wanted to see more Star Wars adventures take place.  Not before the original trilogy.  Not during the Clone Wars.  We’re talking about the time our favorite characters were at their best–between Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back.

Marvel Comics originally had the license for comic book spin-off stories during the 1970s and 1980s.  In that time they visited their own strange, new worlds, but the best stories featured Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Chewbacca and the droids.  After 114 issues (107 regular monthly, three annuals, and a four-issue Return of the Jedi adaptation) interest in the Marvel Comics Star Wars waned.  Flash forward to December 1991.  Dark Horse Comics’ writer Tom Veitch and artist Cam Kennedy, coupled with the best Star Wars comic book poster-quality cover art to date by the stellar artist Dave Dorman, created a new comic book series, Dark Empire.  Dark Empire followed the events of Timothy Zahn’s post-Return of the Jedi trilogy and brought comic book readers some of the best Star Wars universe storytelling produced in comic book form.

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