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Freeze Frame 9/11/2015

From Giant Size Little Marvel AvsX #4 by Skottie Young & Jean Francois Bealieu
From Giant Size Little Marvel AvsX #4 by Skottie Young & Jean Francois Bealieu

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Freeze Frame 6/5/2015

From Midnighter #1 by Aco
From Midnighter #1 by Aco

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Freeze Frame 5/15/2015

From An Eternity Observes All Things by Box Brown
From An Entity Observes All Things by Box Brown

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Freeze Frame 4/10/2015

From Bucky Barnes The Winter Soldier #7 by Langdon Foss
From Bucky Barnes The Winter Soldier #7 by Langdon Foss

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Freeze Frame 3/27/2015

From Captain Victory & The Galactic Rangers #6 by Nathan Fox
From Captain Victory & The Galactic Rangers #6 by Nathan Fox

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Episode Seven–February ’15 Comics

After Alex’s blunder last week, the guys are back and ready to rock. This episode they discuss some of the best comics of Feb. 2015, and Pat explains just what everyone missed last week.

Run Time: 1:38:41

Music:

HAIM. Don’t Save Me. 2013.
We do not own this song, nor do we profit by using it.

This Week’s Finest — Darth Vader #1

Don’t even ask when I last wrote an article that wasn’t related to Star Wars because I couldn’t tell you. Sometimes I forget that this site isn’t called Nothing But Star Wars. But here’s the thing, Marvel is doing this franchise very, very right.

Back when the three Marvel Star Wars series (Star Wars, Darth Vader, and Princess Leia) were announced, this was the series I was most mixed on. Now, I’ve always liked villains, and I especially like Star Wars villains, but I wasn’t so sure about the creative team. I knew the Jason Aaron/John Cassaday series was a must buy and the Leia book had a strong team with Mark Waid and Terry Dodson, but Kieron Gillen is hit (Wicked + Divine) or miss (X-Men) and I was unfamiliar with Salvador Larroca’s art. However, that cover (by Adi Granov) looked way too cool to pass on. Needless to say, my expectations were low.

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Review of Darth Vader #2

cby Keiron Gillen and Salvador Larroca

There has obviously been a lot of hype around the Marvel Star Wars books. I had mixed emotions after issue #1 of Jason Aaron’s Star Wars book, not because it was mediocre, I had mixed emotions because it was so good. When the Star Wars books were first announced I knew that I would be giving them a shot but I wasn’t setting my hopes too high. I was very impressed by the first issue of Star Wars and because of that I was excited to jump into Vader, but a little weary that I am spending another $4 a book for just another piece of the same story. After Alex picked Vader as the week’s finest I became a little more excited for the book and gave it a go. This is where the Star Wars books and this Vader book in particular impress me. It is true, Vader is another piece to the same story but it has a completely different feel to Star Wars.  Vader is not just the same story told from the villains perspective, it is more like the other side of the same coin. When I read Star Wars I am routing for Luke, Han and Leia to destroy the Empire but when I read Vader I am routing for Darth to take control of his plan and set the destructive wheels in motion. It is amazing how these books can be telling the same story but have completely different feels to them. It keeps it feeling fresh and new, especially when you rotate back and forth between the two of them.

In Vader issue #2 the Sith Lord is being ordered around by Grand General Tagge which as you can expect does not go over very well. It is strange how I start to feel bad for Vader a little in his scene with General Tagge, as Tagge exudes his power over Vader and treats him as a violent weapon with no valid input. General Tagge sends Vader on a mission to infiltrate a pirate ships base, but he sends Vader with a baby sitter. Not to get into any spoilers but lets just say that in the end Vader is able to show Tagge he isn’t just a mindless weapon. Vader has been a pleasant surprise and issue #2 is another great installment in the epic space adventure. I can’t wait for Leia.

– Dean