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Comic Book Review: Star Wars #1 by Jason Aaron and John Cassaday

Ever since Disney bought Lucas­film comic book fans have been waiting for Star Wars to return to home.  The very first licensed Star Wars comics were produced by Marvel so there is a nice symmetry to this, though we shouldn't dismiss the fine work done by Dark Horse with the fran­chise over the years. So how does the new Star Wars #1 stack up against previous comics? Is this a must buy, or just another cheap cash in? A-List Creators Say This Book Matters Just based on the talent that Marvel is throwing at the book, I'd say they aren't just cashing in. Jason Aaron may not be a house­hold name outside of comics circles but his work for Marvel on Thor and Wolverine is very highly regarded as is his Vertigo series Scalped. John Cassaday mean­while is an Eisner award winning penciller. In short Marvel has put A-list talent on a licensed title which is very unusual.

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Boba Fett vs. Predator Artwork

So here's some really cool artwork by artist JP Valder­rama which he calls Locked In. On the surface it looks as though Boba Fett has this Predator in his sights. But then you remember that Boba Fett can't shoot much better than a StormTrooper and is in fact the worst bounty hunter in the entire galaxy. So then you realize that this Predator is going to rip Fett to shreds. I love the style of the art work though. The back­ground with its muted greys and blues really contrasts with the splashes of color on Fett and the laser sight. And the way the color has been allowed to streak gives a sense of move­ment to the whole image. Source:

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Star Wars / Disney Mashup Cosplay — Meet Snowbafett

Now I'm on record (repeat­edly) on the subject of just how lame a  char­acter Boba Fett actu­ally is. Third worst in the entire Star Wars universe isn't hyper­bole. That's actu­ally where I think he ranks. Fett has one thing and one thing only going for him. He looks pretty cool (in a 70s sort of way). So Amber Arden's costume (as photographed here by Estrada Photog­raphy) takes the one good thing about Fett and makes it massively cooler by combining it with a Disney Princess. Snow White to be specific. Not only does she give the Mandalorean armor the correct color scheme, she's even put a bow on the helmet!

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Star Wars Fan Art — Darth Talon Will Make You Tremble

Darth Talon for those who don't track all the details of the assorted books and comics is a Lethan Twi'lek who became a Sith Lady as part of Darth Krayt's One Sith (so says Wook­iepedia). This all happens 100 or so years after the fall of the Emperor so you can safely assume it's not canon … Continue reading Star Wars Fan Art — Darth Talon Will Make You Tremble

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LEGO Star Wars Cosplay — LEGO Boba Fett

How about that for a geek triumvi­rate head­line? Yes this is a cosplay of the LEGO Star Wars minifigure of the galaxy's least compe­tent bounty hunter Boba Fett as lovingly created by CGS1 for his son. Even I think it's really cool and I think Boba Fett is the third lamest char­acter in Star Wars. It's … Continue reading LEGO Star Wars Cosplay — LEGO Boba Fett

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Death Star + Balloons = Pixar / Star Wars Mashup Tattoo

Okay that's pretty cool. I only share tattoos occa­sion­ally because I'm not really into them as a general rule. But some­times the design just looks so good or the idea is so clever they need sharing. And this is one of those. What do you get if you combine Star Wars and Pixar's UP? Well obvi­ously you get a partially built Death Star being floated by a bunch of balloons. Source: Reddit — Death Star:

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Star Wars Cover Art — X-Wing Rogue Squadron #22

John Nadeau did a lot of pencil and cover artwork for Dark Horse Comics Star Wars comics in the 90s. This is a copy of the painted cover for Star Was: X-Wing Rogue Squadron #22 without all the text getting in the way of the gorgeous visuals. That partic­ular issue was released back in September … Continue reading Star Wars Cover Art — X-Wing Rogue Squadron #22

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