Darth Vader Issue 2 – Dark Heart of the Sith Part 2

Vader remembers back to the Battle of Geonosis, to the moment where Padmé confesses her love to him and the moments in the battle where they fought together whilst he tries to talk to the woman who looks like his dead wife in front of him. She attacks him and he Force Chokes her butContinue reading “Darth Vader Issue 2 – Dark Heart of the Sith Part 2”

#CollectionCorner – Lego Death Star: Sections 5 and 6

Section 5 Halfway there!!! The fifth section is THE MIDDLE. The whole of the middle floor is built in this section and it’s done in four quarters. The different sections are (anti-clockwise from top left) The Emperor’s Throne Room, Docking Bay, Superlaser Control and finally the Detention Block. The Docking Bay has a hole inContinue reading “#CollectionCorner – Lego Death Star: Sections 5 and 6”

#CollectionCorner – Lego Death Star: Section 4

When I fished out all of the bags for Section 4 I had a mild panic. There were only three bags as opposed to the usual (so far) four. Once I opened them all up and sorted the pieces into a somewhat ordered set of piles I realised why, this Section isn’t a huge constructionContinue reading “#CollectionCorner – Lego Death Star: Section 4”

Star Wars Vol. 9 – Hope Dies

Following on from the previous book, ‘Hope Dies’ shows just how devastating Trios’ deception is for the Rebellion. After upgrading the Mon Cal cruisers for war, during a celebration which will have those new cruisers sent out int the Galaxy, everything goes wrong. The Shu-Toren mechanics have installed programs that will shut out all commands,Continue reading “Star Wars Vol. 9 – Hope Dies”

#CollectionCorner – Lego Death Star: Section 3

“What a wonderful smell you’ve discovered!” The third section has been completed and we get the main part of one of the most iconic scenes from ‘A New Hope’, that’s right, the Trash Compactor. The first part of theirs section gives us part of the back wall of the Compactor with an open door andContinue reading “#CollectionCorner – Lego Death Star: Section 3”

Star Wars Vol. 8 – Mutiny at Mon Cala

In an attempt to build a fleet for the Rebel Alliance, Leia attempts to recruit the Mon Cala to their cause. The Regent of the planet doesn’t accept her invitation and the Rebels try to find a way to change his mind. Leia comes up with a plan that involves Queen Trios from Shu-Toren. TheyContinue reading “Star Wars Vol. 8 – Mutiny at Mon Cala”

#CollectionCorner – Lego Death Star: Section 2

Unlike Moff Jerjerrod, I don’t feel like I am behind schedule… Section 2 builds the second level of the Death Star, which includes three new rooms and a large space which will become clearer later on. I build this section in two Building Sessions, both of around an hour each (roughly) The first building sessionContinue reading “#CollectionCorner – Lego Death Star: Section 2”

Star Wars Vol. 7 – Ashes of Jedha

A mission to unite the former Partisans of Saw Gurrera and the Rebel Alliance sees Luke, Han, Leia and the Droids working with Benthic Two-Tubes and the rest of the freedom fighters on the ruined world of Jedha. The Empire is continuing to strip-mine the planet of Kyber Crystals but due to the unstable natureContinue reading “Star Wars Vol. 7 – Ashes of Jedha”

Star Wars Vol. 6 – Out Among The Stars

Jason Aaron finishes his run on Star Wars with a whisper, rather than a bang in this collection of one-shots following the main characters doing different things and essentially tying up one loose thread, and it was rather disappointing. The first part has Luke and Leia stranded on a planet until an Imperial entanglement givesContinue reading “Star Wars Vol. 6 – Out Among The Stars”

Star Wars: Issue 2 – The Destiny Path Part 2

The new ‘Star Wars’ run continues this week and Charles Soule keeps the momentum going at a great pace. This issue continues the conversation about trust between Lando and Leia, he finally convinces her to let him go and try to find Han, she agrees but sends Chewie with him. They go to Tatooine butContinue reading “Star Wars: Issue 2 – The Destiny Path Part 2”

#CollectionCorner – Lego Death Star: Section 1

For years I had been after this set. No word of a lie, when it was released it went straight to the top of my wish list. And every time it dropped in price or went into a sale it was always a really inconvenient time so I basically became resigned to missing out onContinue reading “#CollectionCorner – Lego Death Star: Section 1”

The Screaming Citadel – Star Wars/ Doctor Aphra Crossover

Well… it happened… Star Wars went full on horror and it was fun, it was creepy and I enjoyed it thoroughly. After getting into a bar brawl, Luke meets (again) Doctor Aphra who takes him to a distant planet where once a year, the Queen of the Planet hosts a party where her guests bringContinue reading “The Screaming Citadel – Star Wars/ Doctor Aphra Crossover”

Doctor Aphra Vol. 1 – Aphra

Writer – Kieron Gillen Penciller – Kev Walker Inkers – Kev Walker & Marc Deering Colour Artist – Antonio Fabela Kieron Gillen ended his run on ‘Darth Vader’ with Aphra escaping death in an escape pod. Then, Gillen took his new and original character and brought us a great new series. The first arc letsContinue reading “Doctor Aphra Vol. 1 – Aphra”

Star Wars Vol. 5 – Yoda’s Secret War

Writer – Jason Aaron Art – Salvador Larroca Colourist – Edgar Delgado Well, I wasn’t exactly looking forward to revisiting this story arc. It was the last one I read before life got in the way of the comic collecting and I put it on hold and I really wasn’t all that fussed about quittingContinue reading “Star Wars Vol. 5 – Yoda’s Secret War”

Star Wars: Issue 1 – The Destiny Path (Part 1 l) Review

Well, Charles Soule is at it again folks and this time he’s shepherding us into a new era for the Star Wars comics, the time between ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ and ‘Return of the Jedi’. The story starts almost straight after the Millennium Falcon escapes ‘The Executor’. Luke is reliving the moments after Vader cutContinue reading “Star Wars: Issue 1 – The Destiny Path (Part 1 l) Review”

‘Tis The Season To Build Lego 2019 – Day 22

The run-up to Christmas has arrived and with it the all important Advent Calendar. Once again, my Wife, the Saint, the Expert Gifter, the Gift-Giving Goddess has got me the Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar and with it she has, once again, also given all of you dear readers 24 days of Blog Posts. TodayContinue reading “‘Tis The Season To Build Lego 2019 – Day 22”

‘Tis The Season To Build Lego 2019 – Day 21

The run-up to Christmas has arrived and with it the all important Advent Calendar. Once again, my Wife, the Saint, the Expert Gifter, the Gift-Giving Goddess has got me the Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar and with it she has, once again, also given all of you dear readers 24 days of Blog Posts. TodayContinue reading “‘Tis The Season To Build Lego 2019 – Day 21”

‘Tis The Season To Build Lego 2019 – Day 20

The run-up to Christmas has arrived and with it the all important Advent Calendar. Once again, my Wife, the Saint, the Expert Gifter, the Gift-Giving Goddess has got me the Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar and with it she has, once again, also given all of you dear readers 24 days of Blog Posts. TodayContinue reading “‘Tis The Season To Build Lego 2019 – Day 20”

‘Tis The Season To Build Lego 2019 – Day 18

The run-up to Christmas has arrived and with it the all important Advent Calendar. Once again, my Wife, the Saint, the Expert Gifter, the Gift-Giving Goddess has got me the Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar and with it she has, once again, also given all of you dear readers 24 days of Blog Posts. TodayContinue reading “‘Tis The Season To Build Lego 2019 – Day 18”

‘Tis The Season To Build Lego 2019 – Day 17

The run-up to Christmas has arrived and with it the all important Advent Calendar. Once again, my Wife, the Saint, the Expert Gifter, the Gift-Giving Goddess has got me the Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar and with it she has, once again, also given all of you dear readers 24 days of Blog Posts. AContinue reading “‘Tis The Season To Build Lego 2019 – Day 17”

‘Tis The Season To Build Lego 2019 – Day 12

The run-up to Christmas has arrived and with it the all important Advent Calendar. Once again, my Wife, the Saint, the Expert Gifter, the Gift-Giving Goddess has got me the Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar and with it she has, once again, also given all of you dear readers 24 days of Blog Posts. We’reContinue reading “‘Tis The Season To Build Lego 2019 – Day 12”

#CollectionCorner – Inferno Squad Lego Battlepack

I’m not usually one who goes for the Lego Battle Packs unless there are some decent figures (Bounty Hunter Speeder Bike) or it’s a vehicle that actually appears in a film or show (Imperial Patrol Bike) so when the ‘Inferno Squad’ set was announced I may have gotten a little bit excited. As a massiveContinue reading “#CollectionCorner – Inferno Squad Lego Battlepack”

Jedi: Fallen Order – Mission 1

As I play through the game I will be writing about each level/mission as rough guide to the storyline, so be warned there will be spoilers. The game starts on the planet Bracca. A planet where engineers have become scrappers and are dismantling old Clone Wars ships. The story is split into two parts. TheContinue reading “Jedi: Fallen Order – Mission 1”

Darth Vader: No More Mystery

Am I the only one who thinks we are getting too much Vader content at the moment. Since Disney acquired Lucasfilm and the Canon got reset I feel like the character who had this air of mystery, not about their identity but about their actions, is slowly losing that mystery thanks to all of theContinue reading “Darth Vader: No More Mystery”

#Collection Corner- Lego Tantive IV (Part 2)

The build goes on… If you missed the first part of the Tantive IV build then you can read it HERE. This post will cover Bags 8 – 13 of the build. Bags 8  and 9 build the rear of the middle of the ship, including the area that will hold the handle to allowContinue reading “#Collection Corner- Lego Tantive IV (Part 2)”

Speculation: The Future of Evil in the Galaxy

“Sources close to the movie say that Skywalker will at long last bring to a climax the millennia-long conflict between the Jedi Order and its dark shadow, the Sith.” Lev Grossman Vanity Fair Lets just take a moment to take those words in… The climax of the millennia-long conflict between the Jedi and the Sith. The SithContinue reading “Speculation: The Future of Evil in the Galaxy”

Life Debt Podcast Episode LXIII – Return of the Jedi Love-Fest

The latest episode of the Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE This week, after hearing so much about ‘Return of the Jedi’ I rewatched it and now I’m talking about it. Don’t forget you can purchase The Life Debt Holiday Special (aka The Breaking of a Fan) from http://mystarwarslifedebt.bandcamp.comContinue reading “Life Debt Podcast Episode LXIII – Return of the Jedi Love-Fest”

Thrawn: Treason by Timothy Zahn Book Review

WARNING! THIS POST MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. Firstly, I would like to thank Penguin Random House for sending a copy of ‘Thrawn: Treason’ for review. Looking back to Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016, when I was sat in the ‘Rebels Season 3’ panel and Timothy Zahn (in a video) announced that heContinue reading “Thrawn: Treason by Timothy Zahn Book Review”

#Collection Corner – 20th Anniversary Snowspeeder

The 20th Anniversary Building marathon has come to an end with this set. I intentionally left it for the end because it was one that I always wanted when it first came out in 1999 but never picked up. The box is designed the same as the previous 20th Anniversary wave, in black and silver,Continue reading “#Collection Corner – 20th Anniversary Snowspeeder”

Balancing the Force 4 -The World Between Words

‘Star Wars: Rebels’ introduced us to some interesting concepts about the Force, but the most intriguing by far was the ‘World Between Worlds’, a mystical plane of existence that could connect Force Users across space and, as we eventually learned, time. Ezra first gains access to this place in the Season One Episode ‘Path ofContinue reading “Balancing the Force 4 -The World Between Words”

Life Debt Episode LX – Breaking News (Five Bloody Minutes Ago)!!!

The latest episode of the Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE. This week I cover all of the ‘Rise of the Resistance’, Sith Trooper and D23 news from last week AND I ponder a ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ theory which Joshua Rowe (Jammed Transmissions Podcast) has created some funContinue reading “Life Debt Episode LX – Breaking News (Five Bloody Minutes Ago)!!!”

Life Debt Podcast Episode LIX – The Patience of Darth Sidious

The latest episode of the Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE. This week I deep-dive a big theory about the role of Darth Sidious in ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ and how it could all fit together from Episode 1 to 9. Big thanks to the Tatooine Sons Podcast forContinue reading “Life Debt Podcast Episode LIX – The Patience of Darth Sidious”

#Collection Corner – 20th Anniversary Slave 1

Happy Birthday to me! Once again, like it is every year, the end of May heralded the anniversary of my birth, and in the traditional fashion, gifts were bestowed upon me. Mostly various means of currency with which more items shall be purchased (probably Lego… in fact most definitely Lego). But of course, there wasContinue reading “#Collection Corner – 20th Anniversary Slave 1”

Alphabet Squadron by Alexander Freed Book Review

WARNING! THIS POST MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. Firstly, I would like to thank Penguin Random House for sending a copy of ‘Alphabet Squadron’ for review. When it was announced that Alexander Freed was writing a novel about a squadron of pilots set after Return of the Jedi I was extremely excited andContinue reading “Alphabet Squadron by Alexander Freed Book Review”

Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol. 4 – End of Games

Writer – Kieron Gillen Artist – Salvador Larroca Colourist – Edgar Delgado Kieron Gillen’s fantastic series comes to an end in this book, with Vader sending the murder-Droids to locate Aphra after her incarceration and escape from the Rebel prison (see Star Wars Volume 3: Rebel Jail) whilst finishing off the loose ends of DrContinue reading “Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol. 4 – End of Games”

My Top Star Wars Moments – 3

“No, I am your Father.” As far as top moments go in Star Wars, this is always on the list. I still remember, to this day, my reaction to this moment the first time I saw it. Sat on the floor in the front room, enthralled by the Luke and Vader duel. When Vader cutContinue reading “My Top Star Wars Moments – 3”

Star Wars Vol. 4 – Last Flight of the Harbinger

Writer – Jason Aaron Artist – Jorge Molina Colour Artist – Matt Milla ‘Last Flight of the Harbinger’ is the fourth volume of the Star Wars main title from Marvel Comics and it consists of Issues 20 – 25. Issue 20 is another Obi-Wan issue which I will cover at a later date. Issue 21Continue reading “Star Wars Vol. 4 – Last Flight of the Harbinger”

My Star Wars (Life) Reviews – A New Hope

I have really struggled to write this post, but recently I came across a DVD of the theatrical cut of ‘A New Hope’ which I have decided will form the basis of this look at the film and how the various changes made to the film have developed and become a part of my fandom.Continue reading “My Star Wars (Life) Reviews – A New Hope”

Speculation: Project Luminous

On the Monday of Star Wars Celebration, at the Author’s Round Table Panel which featured Authors Claudia Grey, Cavan Scott, Daniel Jose Older, Charles Soule and Justina Ireland, it was announced that the five of them were all working on a super-secret project called ‘Project Luminous’ which will be out next year. Speculation has rangedContinue reading “Speculation: Project Luminous”

Life Debt Tidbits – Issue 12

With Star Wars Celebration in full swing we have got some major news about The Mandalorian and Star Wars content on Disney+ and it didn’t come from SWCC. Thanks to a Disney event where they were talking Disney+ we have a bunch of news. Firstly, Disney+ will launch in the US on 12th November, noContinue reading “Life Debt Tidbits – Issue 12”

Star Wars Celebration 2019 – The Beginning

Today’s the day, fans across the world have been waiting… not quite patiently… for this weekend, which is honestly the biggest weekend of the year for Star Wars news. For those in attendance, today is a nice ease into the weekend. No panels, just cruising the Con Floor looking at stalls, getting tattoos, picking upContinue reading “Star Wars Celebration 2019 – The Beginning”