Feature & Giveaway: Revenge of the 5th
Yesterday we celebrated the Light Side of the force and today we are back celebrating the Dark Side of the force with more reading recs, more merch we can’t wait to buy, dark side creators we love, and how the fandom is celebrating today. Plus a giveaway! Join us – and beware of the Revenge of the 5th!
Star Wars Reading Recommendations
Yesterday we gave you recs for fans of all types but today we are giving you a few Dark Side recs that we loved.
Star Wars Adventures: Tales from Vader's Castleby Cavan Scott, Derek Charm, Chris Fenoglio, Kelley Jones, Corin Howell
Published by: IDW Publishing
on May 7, 2019
How do a band of rebels distract themselves when sneaking into the creepiest place in the galaxy? Tell scary stories of course!
Follow Lina Graf, Crater, and friends as they sneak--and fight--their way into the terrifying castle of Darth Vader! Along the way, they'll trade spooky stories featuring the most terrifying villains and creatures in the universe! Your favorite characters, like Obi-Wan, Han and Chewie, Hera Syndulla, and the Ewoks, face classic creeps like ghosts, monsters, witches, and more... all with a signature Star Wars twist!
Collects the five-issue series.
Tales from Vader’s Castle is Scary Tales to Tell in the Dark meets Star Wars, which means it’s all ages and requires very little knowledge about the universe!
Dooku: Jedi Lostby Cavan Scott
Published by: Del Rey Books
on April 30, 2019
Listening Length: 6 hours and 21 minutes
Delve into the history of the sinister Count Dooku in this audio original set in a galaxy far, far away….
Darth Tyranus. Count of Serenno. Leader of the Separatists. A red saber, unsheathed in the dark. But who was he, before he became the right hand of the Sith? As Dooku courts a new apprentice, the hidden truth of the Sith Lord’s past begins to come to light.
Dooku’s life began as one of privilege—born within the stony walls of his family’s estate, orbited by the Funeral Moon where the bones of his ancestors lie interred. But soon his Jedi abilities are recognized and he is taken from his home to be trained in the ways of the Force by the legendary Master Yoda.
As he hones his power, Dooku rises through the ranks, befriending fellow Jedi Sifo-Dyas and taking a padawan of his own, the promising Qui-Gon Jinn—and tries to forget the life that he once led. But he finds himself drawn by a strange fascination with the Jedi Master Lene Kostana, and the mission she undertakes for the Order: finding and studying ancient relics of the Sith, in preparation for the eventual return of the deadliest enemies the Jedi have ever faced.
Caught between the world of the Jedi, the ancient responsibilities of his lost home, and the alluring power of the relics, Dooku struggles to stay in the light—even as the darkness begins to fall.
Dooku: Jedi Lost was the first audio production (there is a physical version but it’s not a story told in prose!) and it’s the perfect rise to villainy story. It made me like Dooku!
Star Wars: Tie Fighterby Jody Houser, Roge Antonio
Published by: Marvel
on October 15, 2019
Enter Shadow Wing! The Empire's salvation - the Rebellion's doom! As the war between the rebels and the Galactic Empire stretches on, it is the innocent people of the galaxy who are most at risk. An elite squadron of TIE fighter pilots is assembled to help protect Imperial interests - and hammer the Emperor's fury down upon the treasonous and violent Rebel Alliance. But how far is this untested team willing to go to preserve law and order? And are the pilots of Shadow Wing as loyal to the Empire as they seem?
COLLECTING: STAR WARS: TIE FIGHTER #1-5
Yesterday we rec’d Alphabet Squadron (reminder – it’s on sale for $4.99) and today we are back with the tie-in graphic novel, Tie Fighter (and it’s on sale for 2.99!)! I recommend reading this one before the book!
Vader but make it Shakespeare? Out of Print has a ton of reading x Star Wars merch and I’m doing a TON of Christmas shopping today.
If you’ve been eyeing Cakeworthy x Star Wars like I have, this week is your week!
Spotlight on Star Wars Creators
Doctor Aphra is one of those gray characters and she’s getting TWO new stories this year by favorite creators Alyssa Wong and Sarah Kuhn!
Kelly and I got to chat with Ethan Sacks as part of Creators4Comics, including talking about his take on Star Wars Bounty Hunters! Check out these law-adverse beings in his all new ongoing series.
Celebrate Star Wars with the Fandom
Celebration is up in the air but we can celebrate this week with a virtual Star Wars con!