Thursday, December 3, 2015

Star Wars Memories 3: Comics

Comic books were another way readers were able to bring the world of Star Wars home. My first comic was the oversized treasury below. I read this book until it was in tatters and hung all the pinups on my walls.

After the initial 6 issues that made up the movie adaption the comic continued with all new adventures. These were the wild days before the Empire Strikes Back was confirmed so Luke and company had some pretty amazing adventures that were contadicted once Empire came to theaters.

 Now things are completely different in the comic book world. As of 2015 all comics being released by Marvel are considered canon. That means across the board : movies, video games, animation are all on the same page story wise. So if a character from a novel turns up in a comic, everthing about their life and history will be the same.

The new comics are fantastic! Though I'm not a big fan of the Star Wars ongoing I do love Shatered Empire, Kanan,Vader and the Lando series.

The new Star Wars comics also broke sales records in 2015 due to the enormous amount of variant covers each title had. I'm so excited to see what stories are coming in 2016 and beyond.

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