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Review: Star Wars Aftermath – Life Debt

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Review: Star Wars Aftermath – Life Debt

The journey to The Force Awakens continues in the second book of Chuck Wendig’s Aftermath trilogy.

The scrappy band of misfits, bounty hunters, and former soldiers introduced in the first book has been successfully (for the most part) tracking down high-ranking Imperial officers and dragging them back to the New Republic.

Far from being wiped out, the remnants of the Empire are stubbornly holding on to the planets they control and gathering their forces for another attack against the New Republic. But while some Imperial officers truly believe that having the Empire in charge would be better for the galaxy (certainly better than the chaos that’s going to result from the New Republic’s idealistic half-measures), others are working behind the scenes to return to the days of secret police, puppet governments, and an Emperor like Palpatine. Only much worse.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Spoiler Free Review)

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Spoiler Free Review)

On May 25, 1977 the realm of film, science fiction and the real world itself changed: the first Star Wars film was unleashed on an unsuspecting public, and nothing has even been the same since. It changed the entire medium for the better and became the film anthem for entire generation. On May 19th, 1999 filmmakers took us back to the universe of Star Wars: also changing the world as we know it, just not in the way any fan could ever imagine. Hate them or love them, the prequels are an endless conversation for the old and new generations.

The third times the charm; as of December 18, 2015 I can safely say the world has changed yet again. As the wind blows back toward something amazing, an era of greatness begins once more for fans from any generation.

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Review: Heir To The Empire

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Review: Heir To The Empire

“You’re not the last of the old Jedi, Luke, you’re the first of the new.”

After twenty-four years of Star Wars books, it’s hard to put into words just how excited fans were when the first Star Wars novel post-Return of the Jedi was announced. Sure we’d had comic books and TV shows set in the same universe. But this was the first story – officially sanctioned by George Lucas himself – that continued the adventures of all our favorite characters, finally answering the question we’d been asking in the eight years since the last film ended: “And THEN what happened!?”

Timothy Zahn’s Heir To The Empire was more than a spin-off. This was a sequel.

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Review: Splinter of the Mind’s Eye

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Review: Splinter of the Mind’s Eye

Only seventeen more days until Star Wars: The Force Awakens is finally released! To celebrate, all of the book reviews in December will be Star Wars themed. There’s over thirty years of novels to choose from after all, so there shouldn’t be any trouble finding material. And it seems only fitting to start by going all the way back to the beginning.

The book for this week’s review…is not the very first Star Wars book. That honor is actually held by the SW: A New Hope novelization (ghost written by Alan Dean Foster), which came out six months before the movie did, so technically the Star Wars books are older than the film franchise…I’m digressing too much, aren’t I? Moving on.

Splinter of the Mind’s Eye (also written by Alan Dean Foster) came out a year after A New Hope, and was the first officially-licensed book continuing the adventures of Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia.

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Comic Issues #213: Kickass Women in Comics

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Comic Issues #213: Kickass Women in Comics

Women have been given the short end of the stick when it comes to characters and storylines when it comes to comic books, but in recent times publishers have made leaps and bounds to make it right.  This week Anthony returns, and now in the new Pod-Cave he and Elizabeth look at 4 new books from Marvel starring solo ladies and find themselves very impressed.  Together they discuss Marvel’s Princess Leia #1, Spider-Gwen #1, Spider-Woman #5, Silk #1 and All-New Hawkeye #1 just to shake things up.  Also upfront impressions of CBS’s Supergirl costume are discussed and the happy coincidence that they recorded on International Women’s Day.

Listen in and good geekin!

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I Love Chains as Much as the Next Guy But…

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I Love Chains as Much as the Next Guy But…

Can I have everyone’s attention please?  Turn off your TV, mute your iTunes, stop playing WoW, and just read this for a minute.  Do I have everyone’s undivided attention?

Good.

Now that I do, I have a message for you; by “you” I specifically mean women who like to cosplay.  Ready?  Here it is.

There are other costume options for you to dress up as other than slave Leia!

There I said it.  Geez, that’s a load off my chest, and just to assuage your fears it isn’t just me who thinks this way.

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