With Star Wars Celebration Live kicking off at Anaheim with a ton of Star Wars news including the latest trailer for The Force Awakens and EA's announcement including a released and the first trailer for Star Wars Battlefront for PS4/Xbox One/PC these were the two biggest hype from the whole Star Wars event. And already comments on sites and twitter have pretty much been flooding with Star Wars statuses from their favourite games in the franchise to their favourite movies. But you never hear anyone talk about the Comic series you may have seen issues at your local comic-book shop or geek café but you never hear anyone mentioning the series. I rarely read comics in my own time the only other series I've enjoyed reading during the years is stuff like The Darkness and Pretty Deadly.
When I first heard about Marvel working on the Star Wars comics was surprised about this when seeing the brand logo on the top left because Marvel is well known for comics like Spider-Man, X-Men and Deadpool. It was around January 2015 there was quite some hype going around including the launch of the first issue over at Forbidden Planet on a Wednesday night because there were at least two stormtroopers walking around Newcastle. Kept seeing posters on walls and windows in the likes of Travelling Man and Geek Retreat as well, the first issue was on a discount offer if you had a Travelling Man points I even heard the odd reviews on sites like IGN saying that the first issue had good reviews.
Thought I'd might as well check out the first issue after reading the first issue I was really impressed on the art style and detail for this it almost reminded me of Telltale's point and click games of The Walking Dead its art style is almost similar when comparing this to The Walking Dead Game. The Star Wars series for this takes place during the events after Episode IV and before Episode V shows the beginnings of a Rebel Alliance assault on the moon Cymoon 1. The Rebels Han Solo, Leia, Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca, R2-D2 and C-3PO infiltrate and intend to destroy a weapons factory, but their plans change upon the arrival of Darth Vadar whom Skywalker intends to fight, still believing that the Dark Lord of the Sith killed his father.
After the first issue I was wanting more and wanting to know what was going to happen next, so you had to wait a month for the next issue which I did and so far it is every month when the next issue is out in stores or use Marvel Comics App on iOS and Android devices; with Issue 4 to be released on April 22nd its first three issues are based around Luke Skywalker, it is quite likely that future issues will focus on other characters too including Leia, Han and likely Darth Vadar but so far its already on a good start on story telling including its art style as well.
If you bought or planning on buying the first three issues in your local comic shops it'll also come with a Free Digital Copy code at the back of each issue which you can redeem and read the comics on either your iOS or Android which is a nice touch especially if you are a Star Wars fan. However picking up the series is worth the read and also a nice touch explaining the events after Episode IV, Marvel have also been releasing two more comic franchises based on Star Wars one series focuses on Darth Vadar and another series is based on Princess Leia both of them have different stories, however most fans and comic book fans would say that the original Star Wars is probably the best of lot from Marvels library at the moment. If you don't want to pick up any of the issues you could wait until September 2015 for the Paperback copy which would have the first six issues in one book which is what I heard online from retailer sites.
What are your thoughts on the latest news on Star Wars Episode VII and Battlefront? Have you been reading the Marvel comic series as well?
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