Star Wars: Thrawn Alliances

An ambitious book with some great ideas that ultimately doesn’t come together as tightly as one would like. Still, I enjoyed it. Thrawn is a great character, one of my favorite Star Wars characters. The setting of the book both in the midst of the Clone Wars and also in the time period before the … Continue reading Star Wars: Thrawn Alliances

Star Wars: Darth Vader #6

(!**Spoilers**!) DARTH VADER #6Writer: Kieron GillenArtist: Salvador Larroca Vader faces a test of his loyalty to the Emperor and of his ability as Cylo’s minions attack. As Cylo explains to the Emperor why his creations are superior, Vader seems to be easily dispatching them. The battle is stopped by the Emperor as he wants the … Continue reading Star Wars: Darth Vader #6

Star Wars: Darth Vader #5

(*!Spoilers!*) DARTH VADER #5 Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Salvador Larroca Vader and Aphra are hunting down Cylo’s ship/base to see what he was planning (and to stop him). In #4, we find out that Cylo is also an agent of the Emperor and is working on creating potential replacements for Vader. The issue opens with … Continue reading Star Wars: Darth Vader #5

Star Wars: Darth Vader #4

(*!Spoilers!*) DARTH VADER #4 Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Salvador Larroca Vader and Aphra head to Geonosis to acquire a droid army. Geonosis is the scene of many battles in the Clone Wars and plays an important role in the building of Death Star. After the completion of the Death Star, the planet’s population is destroyed. … Continue reading Star Wars: Darth Vader #4

Dune by Frank Herbert

Dune is an incredible feat of imagination and writing. Frank Herbert intermingles history, religion, politics, ecology, and philosophy into an epic adventure of intrigue and revolution. One can see the influence Dune has had on later science fiction. It’s hard not to imagine Tatooine as one reads about Arrakis. The intrigue among the great houses … Continue reading Dune by Frank Herbert

Star Wars: Darth Vader #3

(*!Spoilers Ahead!*) DARTH VADER #3 Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Salvador Larroca Vader #3 introduces Doctor Aphra: one of the most interesting and exciting new characters in the Star Wars universe. Since the character ends up with her own series, I can’t be alone in that assessment! Aphra is a younger, spunkier, greedier, female Han Solo … Continue reading Star Wars: Darth Vader #3

Spencer & Locke

Spencer & Locke by David Pepose My rating: 5 of 5 stars This graphic novel blew my mind. I adore Calvin And Hobbes. Easily my favorite all time comic strip; it is not even close. Watterson's strip was beautiful, poignant, and brilliant. But imagine the darker timeline. What if Calvin's world was not a loving, … Continue reading Spencer & Locke