May the Fourth be with you dear Star Wars fans!
It’s May the Fourth today as you might have guessed already and this is a day dedicated to Star Wars so here at Comic Spot, we thought that what will be better than to dedicate a long post about it. Recently we had the pleasure to watch the Star Wars movie, Roque One and prior to this one all those wonderful movies that we grew up with and loved but for most Star Wars is all about the movies and from a few questions that I asked around there are a lot of people not even knowing that Star Wars if far more than just movies but also books, graphic novels even audio stories only that could explain so much about the Star Wars universe that no movie will ever do. A lot of people are calling these things fillers of the core story and even though in some cases it might even be true there are some fillers out there that will BLOW your mind.
Let’s start our list with the latest movie.
Star Wars: Rogue One (2017)
Star Wars: Rogue One Adaptation (2017) takes us right into the heart of the rebellion where things seems a lost and with the thread of a new weapon built from the empire to destroy whoever resists new heroes will emerge to save us.
The first of six volumes came on April 05 with the second one launching just yesterday!
As per Marvel’s description
The Rebellion is here! The biggest movie of the year jumps from the big screen to the comic book page! All looks lost for the Rebellion against the Empire as they learn of the existence of a new super-weapon — the Death Star. New heroes Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor set out on a desperate mission to steal the plans to destroy the new super-weapon. Written by Jody Houser (MAX RIDE) and drawn by Emilio Laiso (STAR WARS ANNUAL; HERCULES), join as the story is set up for the epic saga to follow…
The story is amazingly enjoyable and having seen the movie I have to say that I found it still intriguing and making me want to read the next as soon as I finished the first. The art was as you can imagine taken from the movie and that was absolutely fine by me since I already had a face for the characters involved which made it easier to a transition from a movie to a graphic novel.
Star Wars: Poe Dameron (2016)
Star Wars: Poe Dameron (2016) is an ongoing Star Wars series about … you guessed it right! Poe Dameron.
We first saw Poe Dameron in the 2015 Star Wars movie The Force Awakens but did we really learn a lot about him? Well according to the graphic novels I had the chance to read so far then the answer is no!
Poe Dameron served as a Commander in the New Republic and later in the Resistance and is considered to be the Best pilot in the whole galaxy. He was chosen by General Leia Organa herself to lead a squadron to vital secret missions as Leia’s most trusted pilot, which will find him fighting against the First Order.
With the story written by Charles Soule and the art by Phil Nodo this graphic novel is sure to keep you on the edge and never bore you. But don’t trust what I say check it out for yourself by taking a sneak peak by comiXology.
Star Wars: Darth Vader (2015)
Star Wars: Darth Vader (2015) is one of my favorite within the Marvel Comic Universe so far. There is something that is just right about this comic. You might say that this one portrays Darth Vader in a way that he was always supposed to be portrayed.
Since the first movie of Star Wars came out Darth Vader was the one super villain that instantly captivated the masses.
Star Wars: Darth Vader follows the story of Vader just after the events of “Star Wars: New Hope” showing the Empire’s war with the Rebels but from the side of Darth Vader for once.
Written by Kieron Gillen and with the art of Salvador Larroca, this is the one Star Wars series you MUST read.
The first volume of the series was released on February 11, 2015, and went on to have twenty-five volumes total with the last one being released on October 12, 2016. One of the reasons I am adding this one as a Must read is the series that follows.
Star Wars: Doctor Aphra (2016-)
Let me start by saying that one of the biggest reasons why Star Wars: Darth Vader was something I loved is because of Doctor Aphra and I couldn’t be more excited for her to be getting her own solo comic series.
There is something unique about Doctor Aphra that so far the Star War series were lacking and that is freedom. Being a character that was never before seen on the big screen makes it so that your scenario is entirely up to the writer to do as he pleases and Kieron Gillen did exactly that.
Star Wars: Doctor Aphra takes off right after the events of Star Wars: Darth Vader with the whole galaxy believing that Doctor Aphra is dead. Owing money to the half of the galaxy makes it difficult to hide of course and with her unique Han Solo/Indiana Jones personality things gets even worse.
Make sure to make space in your schedule to read this one or you will be forever wondering.
For concluding this article, there are quite a few Star Wars comic series out there but the above can make you want to read them all. The stories behind those novels are beyond excellent and the art is amazing. I was really excited to read about the first unique character that made it to her own series and hopefully we are going to see more of those in the future.
Star Wars was, is, and always will be one of the best worlds… galaxies created and we will forever be grateful for the minds behind all those amazing stories that for decades continue to feel us with force.
Stay tuned if you are a Star Wars fan cause we will soon have more to come!