After an almost three year hiatus (the last post came out on 4/30/14), I’ve decided to bring back my column “The Haul.” At its inception, I vowed to write something once a week. Not only did that not happen then, but I will not even pretend to make that claim again today. However, what I can promise is to pop in at least once a month for this new endeavor. When “The Haul” first debuted, it was meant as a place where I could talk about whatever was on my mind that week in the world of comics. Having that freedom was nice, but this next iteration will have better specified boundaries. By dropping a lens over this column, I can provide a clearer focus on what it is readers can expect.
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“Charles Soule teams up with Ryan Browne for a story of an evil wizard posing as a good guy in modern day NYC. With this creative team that synopsis is only the tip the iceberg, I expect a lot of glorious insanity in this book.”
At the beginning of the year, Marvel Comics launched their line of Star Wars comics to immediate sales success and fanfare. Since then, the publisher hasn’t stopped releasing several new ongoing’s, miniseries & crossover’s related to the property to the delight of readers and retailers alike. But more then just being successful sales wise or in satisfying the fans, Marvel created some great comics by letting their creative talent imprint their own styles on the Star Wars mytho’s. Star Wars comics rocked readers everywhere in 2015 with a little something for everybody as you’ll see below. Continue reading This Years Finest 2015: The Empire Strikes Back In Marvel’s Star Wars
By Charles Soule, Marco Checchetto & Andres Mossa
Marvel rings in the New Year with their latest Star Wars limited series. Unlike the majority of their Star Wars product, however, this one does not unfold in the immediate aftermath of A New Hope. Set instead during the prequels era, it shifts the focus to Obi-Wan Kenobi and his young Padawan, Anakin Skywalker. The different period is a plus for the book; readers may still be in familiar territory, but at least it is less well-trod than the standard post-Hope terrain. The concept of exploring Obi-Wan and Anakin’s dynamic through their normal Jedi duties (as opposed to diving into The Clone Wars yet again) has a lot of potential. Based on the installment, Obi-Wan and Anakin is off to a good start in fulfilling that promise.
Continue reading Review of Obi-Wan & Anakin #1