Star Wars is also known for its iconic sayings along with space battles, lightsaber duels, and a wide array of colorful creatures. “From A Certain Point of View” is not just a clever variation of the truth explained by Obi-Wan Kenobi; it is also the title of the newest novel from a galaxy far, far away.
Star Wars: From A Certain Point of View celebrates the 40th anniversary of its cherished namesake with forty short stories that occur during A New Hope.
Every tale is told from different perspectives by various characters brought to life by a cast of renowned writers, including John Jackson Miller, Matt Fraction, Christie Golden, Chuck Wendig, and Claudia Gray. The narrators range from celebrities to voice actors/narrators, including Ashley Eckstein, Marc Thompson, Jon Hamm, and Neil Patrick Harris.
Some of the stories fill in minor plot holes from the film, other stories answer some long outstanding questions, and others are purely entertaining. Some accounts miss the mark, but the overall collection is an audible delight to the ears.
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The Twilight Zone Vol 1: The Way Out TPB | Writer: J. Michael Straczynski | Artist: Guiu Vilanova | Colorist: Vinicius Andrade | Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment | Price: $15.99 | Release Date: June 18, 2014
The Twilight Zone was never my jam growing up, but I learned to apperciate the show’s classic moments such as Nightmare at 20,000 Feet and To Serve Man. J. Michael Straczynski pens an exhilarating story that brilliantly captures the essence of the famed TV show. Continue reading “Twilight Zone Vol 1: The Way Out TPB Review”
Star Wars Dark Times Volume 7: A Spark Remains | Writer: Randy Stradley | Artist: Douglas Wheatley | Colorist: Dan Jackson | Letters: Michael Heisler | Publisher: Dark Horse Comics | Price: $19.99 | Form my column at Forces of Geek.com
The recent announcement of Lucasfilm’s decision to forgo the Expanded Universe as a part of the canonical story of Star Wars is a day that most hardcore fans feared.
While some don’t care, most are outraged and have issued the usual threats of swearing off things that took place in a galaxy far, far away. What’s the point of engaging in the novels, comics, and video games that explore this cherished fiction within fiction?
Because nothing’s changed. Good storytelling is still good storytelling, no matter if it “counts” or not. Continue reading “Star Wars Dark Times Volume 7: A Spark Remains”
Beautiful Scars | Written and Illustrated by D.S. Talon & E.G. Thompson | Letters: Deron Bennett | Design: Scott Newman| Editor: Rebecca Taylor | Publisher: Archaia Entertainment | Price: $19.99| From my column at Forces of Geek
This book has garnered a good amount of hype among critics, reviewers, and pundits. I didn’t want to read it because I assumed my heightened expectations would be let down by the finished product. It turns out, I was worried over nothing. Continue reading “Beautiful Scars Produces a Beautiful Story”