I would first like to address that I was deceived. When I heard there was a Star Wars/Serenity comic book, the geek part of my brain kicked into overdrive, and I imagined a glorious crossover in which Han Solo and Mal Reynolds at first fought over the same smuggling job, butting heads and clever verbal jabs along the way, only to join forces against a common enemy with only their snark and their blasters by their side.
Alas, this was not meant to be, but, at least, such an extraordinary vision still sits in my mind.
Prolific voice actor James Arnold Taylor reads questions written by Fanboy Comics Contributor Sean Foster and then answers them in this unique, self-imposed audio interview. He lays bare Celebration VI, touring with his one man show, Talking to Myself, and all you wanted to know about what it is like playing Obi-Wan Kenobi (among other characters) on Star Wars: The Clone Wars!
Well, here it is. The moment we've been waiting for since we last saw Darth Maul's dismembered body plummeting into the pits of Naboo. Let me just say, it was worth the wait!
MAJOR SPOILERS BELOW
I was never really one to get too much into the Star Wars comics, which is strange considering my obsession with both ¨The Wars¨ and comic books. You'd think it would be a natural fit, right? They just never really grabbed me like I'd hope they would. But, in an age of prequels and Old Republic, the universe has grown immensely, and the comic books have been exploring these times in the Star Wars universe. Say what you will about The Phantom Menace, but don't tell me Qui-Gon Jinn wasn't awesome. He and Darth Maul are what made that movie for me, and I had always wanted to know more about this mysterious Jedi.
MINOR SPOILERS BELOW
"One must let go of the past to hold on to the future."
The following is an interview with New York Times bestselling writer Daniel Wallace, who is the author of the Book of Sith, a collection of writings by the Sith Lords throughout time.
In this interview, Fanboy Comics Contributor Sean Foster chats with Wallace about how Book of Sith came to be, whether Yoda writes in Yoda-speak, and his favorite Star Wars character ever! (Be sure to check out Sean's review of the book here.)
Book of Sith is NOW AVAILABLE for purchase on Amazon!
"The Sith have existed in the galaxy for centuries, lurking, waiting for their chance to seize control. As various Sith Lords emerged and rose to power, they recorded their thoughts, exploits, and plots for Sith control of the galaxy. When they fell, their knowledge vanished with them forever. Or so it seemed..."
"All warfare is based on deception."
"Our Actions Define Our Legacy"
We last left off with Fives and Jesse being punished for disobeying Krell's orders and are now facing court-martial and possibly execution. Man, this Krell doesn't mess around. Rex does his best to talk Krell out of his decision but only ends up making the situation worse. In Krell's eyes, his orders were not followed, and, if the Clones are not punished by way of example, then what's to stop other Clones from doing the same in the future. So, what does Krell do? Says to hell with the court-martial; bring on the execution!
"The Wise Man Leads, The Strong Man Follows"
** Spoilers Ahead **
The question is who is the wise and who is the strong? I'm sure Krell can be a great general, since he managed to secure the rank, but all I've seen is a jerk who sends out troops into battle, without a care in the world for what the outcome will be. Not very wise in my opinion. Rex, on the other hand, seems like the smartest guy outta the whole lot of 'em.