Star Wars: Vol. 2 – Showdown on the Smuggler’s Moon

Writer – Jason Aaron Artist – Stuart Immonen Inker – Wade Von Grawbadger Colourist – Justin Ponsor Whilst this volume covers Issues 7 – 12 I will be focusing on Issues 8 – 12 and will cover Issue 7 at a later date. ‘Showdown on the Smuggler’s Moon’ follows directly after the end of theContinue reading “Star Wars: Vol. 2 – Showdown on the Smuggler’s Moon”

Life Debt Tidbits Issue 10 – The Oscar Isaac Edition

Oscar Isaac is on the promotional tour for ‘Triple Frontier’ and of course everyone ends up talking about Star Wars Episode IX. Oscar Isaac Talks Poe/Leia Relationship. One of the big questions that will be getting asked in the run up to the film is the Carrie Fisher question. Oscar gives a great interview withContinue reading “Life Debt Tidbits Issue 10 – The Oscar Isaac Edition”

#Collection Corner – Captain Phasma Pop! Vinyl Comparison

Whilst my last ‘comparison’ was a little one-sided, this time around its being done a lot fairer. These two figures came out months apart. The first as part of the first ‘Force Friday’ even in 2015 as part of the first merchandise push for ‘The Force Awakens’. The second was a Smuggler’s Bounty exclusive fromContinue reading “#Collection Corner – Captain Phasma Pop! Vinyl Comparison”

Life Debt Podcast Episode XXXVIII – No Escape From the Merch Store Shameless Plugs

The latest episode of the Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE. This week I take a look at the latest ‘Star Wars: Resistance’ episode, ‘No Escape’, I look at the announced panels of Celebration Chicago, shamelessly promote the new Merch Store and put out a heartfelt Patreon Thank You.Continue reading “Life Debt Podcast Episode XXXVIII – No Escape From the Merch Store Shameless Plugs”

Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol.1 – Vader

Written by Kieron Gillen Art by Salvador Larroca Colouring by Edgar Delgado Kieron Gillen’s ‘Darth Vader’ series was one of the flagship titles when Marvel began publishing the Star Wars comics in 2015 and I initially didn’t pick this up. I stuck with Jason Aaron’s ‘Star Wars’ title. What I didn’t realise until I sawContinue reading “Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol.1 – Vader”

#Collection Corner – Boba Fett Pop! Vinyl Comparison

As far as regular Boba Fett Funko Pop! Vinyl figures go I have managed to get hold of two out of three (I’m not counting the recent Smuggler’s Bounty Movie Moment from Bespin) and I’ve not been able to get the ‘Holiday Special’ White Armour Fett. But I have managed to get my hands onContinue reading “#Collection Corner – Boba Fett Pop! Vinyl Comparison”

Life Debt Tidbits – Episode 9

Hear ye, hear ye, more Star Wars news is here for your perusal. My Star Wars Life Debt Store is Open For Business Head on over to the new My Star Wars Life Debt store and check out the first design available for purchase on a wide range of items. You can visit the storeContinue reading “Life Debt Tidbits – Episode 9”

Life Debt Podcast Episode XXXVII – Remembering Rebels and Loving Resistance

The latest episode of the Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE. This week I take a look at the latest ‘Star Wars: Resistance’ episode, ‘The Descent’, I talk about ‘Star Wars: Rebels’ in honour of #RebelsRemembered and I get a voicemail from our good friend Anthony (Rural Farm Boy).Continue reading “Life Debt Podcast Episode XXXVII – Remembering Rebels and Loving Resistance”

#RebelsRemembered

A year ago today I woke up an hour earlier than normal. I got myself settled and I found the final three episodes of Star Wars: Rebels and started watching. I didn’t move from that spot for the whole time they were playing. I was moved, incredibly torn and quite emotional. I had no clueContinue reading “#RebelsRemembered”

Star Wars: Vol. 1 – Skywalker Strikes

Writer – Jason Aaron Artist – John Cassaday Colourist – Laura Martin Let’s just set the scene. Early 2015. Star Wars Issue 1 arrives. I bought it. I devoured it. I had a complaint. Why is Luke facing Vader? I really didn’t like that aspect of the story (I have grown to accept its placeContinue reading “Star Wars: Vol. 1 – Skywalker Strikes”

Life Debt Podcast Episode XXXVI – The Resistance Recap

The latest episode of the Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE. Sorry it’s late everyone but I’ve been rocking out to the cold and flu medication again. This week I take a look at the last three episodes of ‘Star Wars: Resistance’, talks some Galaxy’s Edge news briefly andContinue reading “Life Debt Podcast Episode XXXVI – The Resistance Recap”

My Star Wars (Life) Reviews -The Clone Wars: Season 2 Disc 3 Part 2

Rather than write about The Clone Wars episodes individually or by story-arc, I have decided to review it by disc as they are in the Blu-Ray Box Set releases. In this post the episodes I will be talking about are Death Trap, R2 Come Home and Lethal Trackdown. Death Trap follows young Boba Fett whoContinue reading “My Star Wars (Life) Reviews -The Clone Wars: Season 2 Disc 3 Part 2”

Life Debt Tidbits – Episode 8

We’re back with a selection of Star Wars articles from around the internet. Star Wars: Always Topher Grace and Jeff Yorkes have edited the ultimate Star Wars trailer using all ten films and deleted scenes that is taking the internet by storm. You can watch it HERE and I can’t recommend it enough. Mark HamillContinue reading “Life Debt Tidbits – Episode 8”

Happy 1st Birthday to the Blog!!!

A year ago today I finally got the nerve to post a piece of self-indulgence, the first part of ‘MY STAR WARS LIFE. I had decided to write my auto-biography through a Star Wars prism. My life as it happened around events from what I consider to be the greatest franchise the world will everContinue reading “Happy 1st Birthday to the Blog!!!”

#Collection Corner – Lego Yoda’s Hut

I’ve been interested in this set for a while, the dirty R2-D2 and the Jedi Training Luke Skywalker mini-fig are great looking figures and the price isn’t bad for the piece count, £25.99 for 229 pieces is pretty good, but the timing never felt right. Either there were better deals or I just didn’t haveContinue reading “#Collection Corner – Lego Yoda’s Hut”

Life Debt Tidbits – Episode 7

It’s been a while since we had a Tidbits but I came across this on Twitter and just had to share. J.J. Abrams Talks Episode IX From ETONLINE J.J. Abrams talks Star Wars Episode IX with Ash Crossan at the Annual Óscar Wilde Awards at Bad Robot. Click the link for the video. A ThirdContinue reading “Life Debt Tidbits – Episode 7”

Jammed Transmissions Episode XIII – The Bendu

Ladies, gentlemen and listeners of all ages, I am proud to announce that I was invited to be a guest on the Star Wars podcast, Jammed Transmissions where I joined hosts Peter and Josh in a great conversation about The Bendu. Please give these guys a listen (and not just this episode). They put togetherContinue reading “Jammed Transmissions Episode XIII – The Bendu”

My Star Wars (Life) Reviews -The Clone Wars: Season 2 Disc 3 Part 1

Rather than write about The Clone Wars episodes individually or by story-arc, I have decided to review it by disc as they are in the Blu-Ray Box Set releases. In this post the episodes I will be talking about are Cat and Mouse, Bounty Hunters, The Zillo Beast and The Zillo Beast Strikes Back. CatContinue reading “My Star Wars (Life) Reviews -The Clone Wars: Season 2 Disc 3 Part 1”

Life Debt Podcast Episode XXXV – The Toy Fair Wrap Up

The latest episode of the Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE. What a week it’s been! That Episode IX wrap photo, all the tweets from cast and crew about finishing filming and then New York Toy Fair. And I cover it all as best I can. Don’t forget youContinue reading “Life Debt Podcast Episode XXXV – The Toy Fair Wrap Up”

#Collection Corner -Lego Snoke’s Throne Room

When this set was initially announced I was in two minds about it. The set itself looks cool but the fact that there were only two mini-figs that were new (Praetorian Guards) kind of put me off. I already had the Rey, Kylo and Snoke figures from the first wave of ‘The Last Jedi’ sets.Continue reading “#Collection Corner -Lego Snoke’s Throne Room”

Toy Fair 2019 – Lego Star Wars Reveals

Some great reveals have come out from the Lego booth at this years Toy Fair in New York today. Firstly, thanks to The Brothers Brick, we have got a better look at the 20th Anniversary sets, including the packaging which is reminiscent of the black and silver Kenner packaging from the 70’s and 80’s. NeedlessContinue reading “Toy Fair 2019 – Lego Star Wars Reveals”

Let’s Talk That Episode IX Photo

WARNING – POTENTIAL SPOILERS AHEAD. DON’T SAY YOU WEREN’T WARNED LAST CHANCE TO GO BEFORE SPOILER TERRITORY. Last night J.J. Abrams tweeted about the wrap of filming ‘Episode IX’ and gave us a picture of Rey, Finn and Poe in a group hug. Let’s get a closer at that picture… What an we see inContinue reading “Let’s Talk That Episode IX Photo”

My Star Wars (Life) Reviews – Lords of the Sith by Paul S. Kemp

I’ve been on a bit of a Vader kick recently. Built Vader’s Castle, bought a tonne of Vader comics, levelled Vader up on Battlefront 2 quite a bit and the first book I’ve read this year (I’m writing this on 6th Jan). I first read this in 2015 when I was on a huge StarContinue reading “My Star Wars (Life) Reviews – Lords of the Sith by Paul S. Kemp”

#Collection Corner – Leaked Lego Picture

A while ago I posted a potential list of upcoming sets, whilst the ’20th Anniversary’ sets have been announced there has been a leaked image for one of the other sets I had mentioned. Thanks to Amazon.com, this image was released for the ‘Duel on Starkiller Base’ which features Rey and Kylo in the StarkillerContinue reading “#Collection Corner – Leaked Lego Picture”

Life Debt Podcast Episode XXXIV – Clusterfudge 2: Content Boogaloo

The latest episode of the Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE. I’m back and at it again with the latest round of bits and bobs from the Star Wars Galaxy, including a trip to the Collection Corner, I y’all about some great Star Wars Podcasts, a little bit ofContinue reading “Life Debt Podcast Episode XXXIV – Clusterfudge 2: Content Boogaloo”

#Collection Corner – Lego Vader’s Castle

When this set was first announced last October and and made available for pre-order, I instantly sent the link to my wife under the banner ‘Christmas Please’. The timing was perfect with Vader’s Castle being a hot topic in two comics’ series (I wasn’t collecting them at the time but keep an eye out forContinue reading “#Collection Corner – Lego Vader’s Castle”

SPOILERS! Episode IX Leaked Image Analysis

MASSIVE SPOILERS AHEAD!!! If you don’t want to have any Episode IX spoilers then turn away NOW. I mean it. You have been warned. This is your last chance. Leave now if you don’t want SPOILERS. OK, I warned you. And if you share this with folks who don’t want spoilers this will happen. TheContinue reading “SPOILERS! Episode IX Leaked Image Analysis”

SPOILERS! Episode IX title? Where we’re going we don’t need a title.

MASSIVE SPOILERS AHEAD!!! If you don’t want to have any Episode IX spoilers then turn away NOW. I mean it. You have been warned. This is your last chance. Leave now if you don’t want SPOILERS. OK, I warned you. And if you share this with folks who don’t want spoilers this will happen. IContinue reading “SPOILERS! Episode IX title? Where we’re going we don’t need a title.”

My Star Wars (Life) Reviews – Dark Disciple by Christie Golden

What a great novel! From Katie Lucas’ introduction to the final sentence this book is fantastic. Originally written by Katie Lucas as two four part arcs set during The Clone Wars, Seasons Six and Seven the story follows Quinlan Vos, an unorthodox Jedi Master, who is sent by the Jedi Council to assassinate Count Dooku.Continue reading “My Star Wars (Life) Reviews – Dark Disciple by Christie Golden”

Life Debt Podcast Episode XXXIII – The Bibo Book and Lego Occupation

The latest episode of the Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE. Whilst riding the menthol high thanks to another bout of Cold I take a look at two more episode of ‘Star Wars: Resistance’ I answer the shows first ever voicemail and give all you lovely listeners a previewContinue reading “Life Debt Podcast Episode XXXIII – The Bibo Book and Lego Occupation”

Life Debt Tidbits – Issue 6

Nick Redman, Star Wars Soundtrack Producer Passes Away From FANTHA TRACKS Nick Redman, a Documentary Filmmaker and Soundtrack Producer has passed away at the age of 63 after a two year battle with cancer. Thank you for your contributions to the Star Wars Galaxy sir and MTFBWY, always. Star Wars Fans Hold Vigil Outside MurderedContinue reading “Life Debt Tidbits – Issue 6”

#Collection Corner – Lego T-65 X-Wing (2018)

As some of my older readers may know, I got my first Star Wars Lego set in 1999 and it was the X-Wing. At the time it was the best thing ever. Screen accuracy meant nothing to me. I had a Lego X-Wing and that was all that mattered. Fast forward to 2016, my LegoContinue reading “#Collection Corner – Lego T-65 X-Wing (2018)”

Life Debt Tidbits – Issue 5

BB-8 Rolls Off Into The Sunset On Friday 1st February, Star Wars Puppet Operator, Best known for his work with BB-8 has announced on Twitter that he has wrapped work on ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’. I’m sure we will be getting more of these announcements over the next few weeks as Production comes to anContinue reading “Life Debt Tidbits – Issue 5”

Star Wars Battlefront 2: Inferno Squad by Christie Golden

As I have been slowly making my way through the game I have been re-reading the tie-in novel ‘Battlefront 2: Inferno Squad’ by Christie Golden. I can honestly say I was looking forward to this book when it was first announced. The promise of details on life as an Imperial Agent was intriguing to meContinue reading “Star Wars Battlefront 2: Inferno Squad by Christie Golden”

Life Debt Tidbits – Issue 4

Anthony Daniels Wraps on IX On 28th January, C-3PO himself, Anthony Daniels, took to Twitter to announce he had completed work on ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ with the following tweet: Of course this doesn’t include any work on re-shoots, which of course the mere mention will send the fandom screaming in terror even though it’sContinue reading “Life Debt Tidbits – Issue 4”

Life Debt Podcast Episode XXXII – The Dangerous Dilemma of Lego and C-3PO

The latest episode of the Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE I’m flying ‘Solo’ again and talking about two of the three recent ‘Star Wars: Resistance’ episodes. New Lego announcements and C-3PO is in the can (so to speak). And I do a Patreon shout-out!!! No E-Mails though. Don’tContinue reading “Life Debt Podcast Episode XXXII – The Dangerous Dilemma of Lego and C-3PO”

Star Wars Battlefront 2 – Mission 12 – Discoveries

As I have recently gotten back into gaming after getting a new XBox One S I’ve gone and gotten back into Battlefront 2 in a big bad way. There will be spoilers for the game so be warned if you haven’t played it yet. The result of this is I will now do some writingContinue reading “Star Wars Battlefront 2 – Mission 12 – Discoveries”

Star Wars Battlefront 2 – Mission 11 – Until Ashes

As I have recently gotten back into gaming after getting a new XBox One S I’ve gone and gotten back into Battlefront 2 in a big bad way. There will be spoilers for the game so be warned if you haven’t played it yet. The result of this is I will now do some writingContinue reading “Star Wars Battlefront 2 – Mission 11 – Until Ashes”

#Collection Corner – Lego Porg

Despite this being a Christmas present from my wife and daughter I received it early, due to the fact my wife got her Christmas Present in October AND it was looking at me. I swear it was. The box is big, deceptively big, probably to justify the £59.99 price tag. Granted the model is madeContinue reading “#Collection Corner – Lego Porg”

Life Debt Tidbits- Issue 3

Hera’s Back!!! Not only did we recently get information on Alexander Freed’s ‘Alphabet Squadron’ being the first part of a trilogy following the squad of former Rebellion pilots tracking down renegade TIE Fighter squadrons, an article from GIZMODO has given some more information which includes the return of none other General Hera Syndulla!!! I wasContinue reading “Life Debt Tidbits- Issue 3”

Life Debt Podcast Episode XXXI – Blast it Beeken, where are you?

The latest episode of the Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE. This week I fly ‘Solo’ once again and look at the recent Star Wars news, including Alphabet Squadron, Star Wars: Resistance is back and EA Games have dropped the ball YET AGAIN! all the while I am underContinue reading “Life Debt Podcast Episode XXXI – Blast it Beeken, where are you?”

Star Wars Battlefront 2 – Mission 10 – The Battle of Jakku

As I have recently gotten back into gaming after getting a new XBox One S I’ve gone and gotten back into Battlefront 2 in a big bad way. There will be spoilers for the game so be warned if you haven’t played it yet. The result of this is I will now do some writingContinue reading “Star Wars Battlefront 2 – Mission 10 – The Battle of Jakku”

#Collection Corner – The Yellow Mini-Fig Rumour Clear-Up

According to a new post at REBEL SCUM the Yellow faced mini-figs will actually be included as an extra mini-fig as opposed to what I initially believed to be sets with all Yellow face figures. The problem with rumours is that some aren’t very clear and now I feel much more excited for some ofContinue reading “#Collection Corner – The Yellow Mini-Fig Rumour Clear-Up”

My Star Wars (Life) Reviews -The Clone Wars: Season 2 Disc 2 Part 2

Rather than write about The Clone Wars episodes individually or by story-arc, I have decided to review it by disc as they are in the Blu-Ray Box Set releases. In this post the episodes I will be talking about are The Mandalore Plot, Voyage of Temptation, Duchess of Mandalore and Senate Murders. The Mandalore PlotContinue reading “My Star Wars (Life) Reviews -The Clone Wars: Season 2 Disc 2 Part 2”

#Collection Corner – More 2019 April Lego Rumours

I found a list of rumoured Lego Star Wars sets whilst hunting on that there internet, it seems quite plausible based on previous rumours I have heard so I’ll put some of my thoughts with the not-so-descriptive descriptions. Set 1 : 75236 – Duel At Starkiller Base – Includes 191 pcs – $19.99 / €TBA (TargetContinue reading “#Collection Corner – More 2019 April Lego Rumours”

Star Wars Battlefront 2 – Mission 9 – Cache Grab

As I have recently gotten back into gaming after getting a new XBox One S I’ve gone and gotten back into Battlefront 2 in a big bad way. There will be spoilers for the game so be warned if you haven’t played it yet. The result of this is I will now do some writingContinue reading “Star Wars Battlefront 2 – Mission 9 – Cache Grab”

Life Debt Tidbits – Issue 2

EA ‘Cancel’ Open World Star Wars Game Well EA are at it again. After the whole Battlefront 2 controversy, followed by the cancellation of ‘Project Ragtag’ being overseen by Amy Hennig at Visceral Games, which from all reports looked to be a great game, which then went to EA Vancouver and was being retooled asContinue reading “Life Debt Tidbits – Issue 2”

Life Debt Podcast Episode XXX – Definitely Not as Dirty As The Name Suggests

The latest episode of the Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE. This week I celebrate the 30th episode by not focusing on recent Star Wars events and instead talk to returning guest Andrew Beekin about Chuck Wendig’s Star Wars: Aftermath and end up going on Star Wars tangents forContinue reading “Life Debt Podcast Episode XXX – Definitely Not as Dirty As The Name Suggests”

Star Wars Battlefront 2 – Mission 8: Under Covered Skies

As I have recently gotten back into gaming after getting a new XBox One S I’ve gone and gotten back into Battlefront 2 in a big bad way. There will be spoilers for the game so be warned if you haven’t played it yet. The result of this is I will now do some writingContinue reading “Star Wars Battlefront 2 – Mission 8: Under Covered Skies”

My Star Wars (Life) Reviews – Rogue One

On New Years Eve 2015, having a meal with my in-laws, we were counting down the days until birthdays, the following Christmas and other fun stuff. I worked it out, there was 351 days until the next Star Wars film, which of course was ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’. From the announcement, Rogue OneContinue reading “My Star Wars (Life) Reviews – Rogue One”

Star Wars: Resistance – Mid-Season Thoughts

When I make the following claim I pray that the Lords of Star Wars fandom don’t come and take my membership card. Star Wars: Resistance is the first of the three animated series I have watched from the beginning on TV. I wasn’t able to do so with Clone Wars or Rebels due to notContinue reading “Star Wars: Resistance – Mid-Season Thoughts”

Life Debt Tidbits Issue 1

Welcome to the new, ongoing series of posts where I will break down news and rumours on a weekly basis and what better week to start than this week. Star Wars: Resistance Mid-Season Trailer And Renewal The amazing trailer for the second half of ‘Star Wars: Resistance’ appeared online yesterday. If you haven’t seen itContinue reading “Life Debt Tidbits Issue 1”

Life Debt Podcast Episode XXIX – A Cluster-Fudge of Content

The latest episode of the Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE. This week I go through some news, I take an extended trip to the Collection Corner, I talk some comics related stuff and announce the updated Patreon Goals. Don’t forget you can purchase The Life Debt Holiday SpecialContinue reading “Life Debt Podcast Episode XXIX – A Cluster-Fudge of Content”

Star Wars Battlefront 2 – Mission 7: General Distress

As I have recently gotten back into gaming after getting a new XBox One S I’ve gone and gotten back into Battlefront 2 in a big bad way. There will be spoilers for the game so be warned if you haven’t played it yet. The result of this is I will now do some writingContinue reading “Star Wars Battlefront 2 – Mission 7: General Distress”

My Star Wars (Life) Reviews -The Clone Wars: Season 2 Disc 2 Part 1

Rather than write about The Clone Wars episodes individually or by story-arc, I have decided to review it by disc as they are in the Blu-Ray Box Set releases. In this post the episodes I will be talking about are Grievous Intrigue, The Deserter and Lightsaber Lost. In Grievous Intrigue, General Grievous captures Jedi MasterContinue reading “My Star Wars (Life) Reviews -The Clone Wars: Season 2 Disc 2 Part 1”

The Devastating Effects of Negative Fans

This isn’t new. This isn’t some post about my thoughts on how the negativity in the fandom is ruining the franchise. This is about how the fans negativity ruins lives. Most recently the negative fans (if you can call them that) bullied Kelly Marie Tran off of social media. We act like this negativity isContinue reading “The Devastating Effects of Negative Fans”

#Collection Corner – 2019 Lego Rumours

As a collector of Star Wars Lego I like to keep my ear to the ground on rumours for upcoming sets. This morning I came across an interesting one over at BRICK FANATICS. April 2019 marks the 20th Anniversary of the first Lego Star Wars sets, so naturally Lego are looking to commemorate this. TheContinue reading “#Collection Corner – 2019 Lego Rumours”

Vader: Episode 1 – Shards of the Past Review

Over the last week or so the fandom has exploded with both love and hate for the new Star Wars fan-film ‘Vader: Shards of the Past Episode 1’, Directed by Danny Ramirez and Produced by ‘Star Wars Theory’ so I decided to take a look. If you haven’t seen it yet you can check itContinue reading “Vader: Episode 1 – Shards of the Past Review”

2019 – The Year of Star Wars!!!

Happy New Year Life Debtors (not official yet but whaddya think)!!!! It’s here. The year we have all been waiting for and not realised. The year we have all hopes to live to see but never known when it would be. This is the year of Star Wars. Let’s run down the list, in noContinue reading “2019 – The Year of Star Wars!!!”

#Justice4Chuck – Some Thoughts

Back on 12th October, Chuck Wendig, the author of the ‘Aftermath’ trilogy, the write of ‘The Force Awakens’ adaptation for Marvel and a writer on some of the Star Wars comics took took to Twitter to announce he has been fired from writing for Marvel Comics, a week after it was announced he would beContinue reading “#Justice4Chuck – Some Thoughts”