Marvel Joins Amazon Prime Reading

Just a head’s up for anybody who likes to get their money’s worth out of their Amazon Prime subscription, Marvel is now partnered with Amazon to have their comics show up there (as well as some selections in Kindle Unlimited and Comixology Unlimited).  Those are cool if you already pay the extra subscription fee for either… Continue reading Marvel Joins Amazon Prime Reading

What’s New on Marvel Unlimited – May 22 to May 28, 2016

Every week, Marvel adds new comics to their Marvel Unlimited service. Sometimes it’s new stuff – most series they publish get issues added about 6 months after they are released in shops – and others it’s older comics. But there’s always something interesting and I will point them out weekly. Starting thing this week is… Continue reading What’s New on Marvel Unlimited – May 22 to May 28, 2016

Our Free Comic Book Day 2015 Haul!

Above you can see the picks both me and my kids picked out for Free Comic Book Day 2015!  I didn’t get to get out early so I missed a couple of the free books I wanted (the Dark Horse sampler with the Avatar: The Last Airbender comic, and Terrible Lizard) but we still got… Continue reading Our Free Comic Book Day 2015 Haul!

Book Review – Star Wars: A New Dawn

Are you watching the new Star Wars cartoon, Rebels?  Do you want to know more about Kanan?  Well, it takes quite a while to get interesting, but A New Dawn is your jam.  There’s insight into Kanan (then under his real name) and his training as a Padawan before Order 66, the first meeting with… Continue reading Book Review – Star Wars: A New Dawn

Book Review: Star Wars – Tarkin

Remember how strange it was in Ocean’s Twelve when it was revealed that Danny and the boys had won because they had outsmarted the bad guys off-screen? Yeah, pretty much what you have here.  We begin Tarkin, by James Luceno, with an attack on a station Moff Tarkin is familiar with, so Palpatine (now the… Continue reading Book Review: Star Wars – Tarkin

Book Review – Star Wars: Honor Among Thieves

As soon as I heard James S. A. Corey (the Sci-fi pen name for writers Ty Franck and Daniel Abraham) had signed on to write a Star Wars novel, I was all in. Even better was the fact that most SW novels get put on Netgalley so I can read them early review them for… Continue reading Book Review – Star Wars: Honor Among Thieves

Book Review – Maul: Lockdown

It was with some trepidation that I started this latest Star Wars novel, Maul: Lockdown.  Kindly provided via NetGalley, it had several warning signs.  First, it’s about a prequel trilogy character, one that barely qualified AS a character.  Maul was red and black, and had a saber-staff.  He got killed by Obi-Wan, which has to… Continue reading Book Review – Maul: Lockdown

Vintage Gaming – Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast

First person shooters were huge for me when I was younger, despite the fact I wasn’t very good at them.  That meant FPS’s that still had a single player story were much loved and more likely to be bought.  Jedi Outcast was the second ‘Jedi Knight’ game but the third game starring Kyle Katarn, one… Continue reading Vintage Gaming – Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast

Book Review – Kenobi (Star Wars)

Got this one as a review copy from NetGalley, and it’s a bit better than the last one (Crucible).  It’s about, as you might guess, Obi-Wan Kenobi, as he tries to watch over the infant Luke.  It’s framed by Obi-Wan’s attempts to recreate the meditation Yoda showed him in order to speak to Qui-Gon.  The… Continue reading Book Review – Kenobi (Star Wars)

Book Review: Crucible (Star Wars)

I am quite out of date with the Star Wars ‘Expanded Universe’ stuff, as I’ve mostly kept to Timothy Zahn and a few other notable books after being burned by KJA.  But I was cruising NetGalley for books to review, and they had a couple of Star Wars books in the mix.  This, Crucible was the first. … Continue reading Book Review: Crucible (Star Wars)

Get to know an MMO – Star Wars: The Old Republic

A continuing series where I look at current MMO games from a Free to Play perspective (as I’m too much of a cheapskate to pay for a monthly fee unless the game is REALLY good). I wanted to try this as soon as I’d heard of it – a new Star Wars game from Bioware?  Great! … Continue reading Get to know an MMO – Star Wars: The Old Republic

Book Review – Spiral, a Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith Comic

I have a review copy of the trade paperback collection of the five part Spiral series, which is a Star Wars comic set in the Old Republic era.  This means that the Sith are still an entire empire of their own, though the ‘Lost Tribe of the Sith’ are actually a splinter group stranded on… Continue reading Book Review – Spiral, a Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith Comic