The Sci-fi Fantasy Reader's Review

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Friday, March 25, 2016

Star Wars graphic novels

Star Wars has become again a popular franchise with the advent of the movie opening of Star Wars: Force Awaken. This has spun-off comic books and graphic novels that I'm really enjoy reading. What I liked about the series is the characters look like the actors in the movies. It's familiar and the character development was much like the original Star Wars movies.  Each of these spin-offs has a comic book series but I rather read the full novel than buy the individual comics, basically the graphic novel is a little cheaper than buy each individual comic, I like the feel and look of the novels. The illustrations in the novels is beautiful and the story lines are really good too.

Star Wars: Skywalker Strikes graphic novel takes place after the rebels have blown up the Death Star in "New Hope". Luke is having troubles controlling the force which is reasonable since he just learned he had the power. The rebels have a mission to Tatooine to blow up the weapons factory there but as usual the mission doesn't go as planned. Later Luke goes to Obi-Wan Kenobi's old place to learn more about his mentor. As this time, Darth Vadar doesn't know who Luke is until he sends Boba Fett to Tatooine for information.

Darth Vader graphic novel is very interesting since this is about him and his relationship with the Emperior, Darth Sidious. There are also scenes from his past when he was Anakin Skywalker, the Jedi with Padme Amidala.

If you're a fan of the Star Wars Rebels anime that is running through the Disney Channel,
the graphic novel Kanan: The Last Padawan is a must read. We actually get to see his beginnings before and after the Clone Wars. He was just a Padawan when his master is killed by clone troupers and had to survive on his own.

I really enjoyed these comic graphic novels because it gives you some information about the characters form the movies and what they were doing in between each episode (or film).

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