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Ron Rickard
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Modern Marvel: Star Wars: Darth Maul #1 Halloween ComicFest
While the design for Darth Maul went through several iterations which toned down his initial nightmarish look, ultimately what ended up on screen is still arguably the scariest villain in any Star Wars movie.  Star Wars could not have a better emissary for ...

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Cover Artist: Katie Cook
Katie Cook is an artist and writer best known for her webcomic, Gronk, and her Star Wars artwork.  She has worked at Marvel, DC, IDW, and Boom! Studios.  Her earliest Star Wars comic work is on the Clone Wars webcomics that were posted in 2008 and 2009 and ...
Cover Artist: Katie Cook
Cover Artist: Katie Cook
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Classic Cover Comparison: Star Wars: Poe Dameron #1 My Geek Box Exclusive and Poe Dameron #1 Calgary Expo Exclusive
My Geek Box, like ZBOX, is another pop culture subscription service that originated in the U.K. but now offers their service in other countries around the world.  For their April 2016 subscription box, they offered an exclusive Poe Dameron #1 variant cover ...

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Retro Dark Horse: San Diego Comic Con Comics #4
The same year the San Diego Comic-Con officially changed its name to the San Diego Comic-Con International, Dark Horse published the final issue of the San Diego Comic Con Comics.  Started in 1992, this annual comic features previews of upcoming Dark Horse ...

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Retro Dark Horse: Star Wars 30th Anniversary Collection Volume 8: Splinter of the Mind's Eye
Solo: A Star Wars Story movie debuts next month and it contains quite a few treats for longtime fans of the franchise.  One of the cooler inclusions is the planet Mimban, first introduced in Del Rey's Splinter of the Mind's Eye novel written by Alan Dean Fo...

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Retro Foreign: Spanish MyComyc Collection
Original Ewoks and Droids comic strips were published for Spanish readers by Editorial Gespa in the magazine-sized series MyComyc.  The series began in 1986 and ran for 16 issues.  Each issue is very thin with only 16 color pages including the front and bac...
Retro Foreign: Spanish MyComyc Collection
Retro Foreign: Spanish MyComyc Collection
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Modern Marvel: Star Wars: Poe Dameron #1 Calgary Expo Exclusive
Poe Dameron has a major story arc in The Last Jedi, which makes it hard to believe the character was originally going to die in The Force Awakens.  Actor Oscar Isaac's reluctance to take another short lived role convinced directory J.J. Abrams to rethink ki...

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The boy is dangerous. They all sense it. Why can't you?
I cannot help but wonder if the big two (Marvel and DC) understand why sales are down in recent years and if they have a plan on how to revive sales.  Comic sales were down last year and sales look like they will be down again this year.  I imagine there wi...

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Modern Marvel: Star Wars: Vader Down #1 and Star Wars: Han Solo #1 Scholastic Reading Club Exclusives
One of the days I always looked forward to in elementary school was when the teacher would hand out the Scholastic Book Club flyer.  These flyers were full of books that appealed to me.  On the day these flyers were handed out, I would race home and immedia...

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Retro Dark Horse: Star Wars: Purge - The Hidden Blade
In Darth Vader (2017) #7, Darth Vader is tasked with bringing Jocastu Nu to the Emperor alive.  In Darth Vader (2017) #10, Darth Vader is successful in capturing Jocasta and recovers a memory crystal from her that contains the names and locations of force-s...
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