An absence of official Star Wars comics is no reason not to podcast, not when we have the chance to talk with Aaron Russell, the writer of Jace Wars, a stirring and heartwarming comic that frames family, awareness and kindness using Star Wars as a lens for hope.
Russell’s work, along with artist Shane Kirshenblatt and layout editor Robert Goldie, is unlike any other we’ve read because it proffers an enriching tale about never giving up, no matter the odds, and always looking to the future for fun and adventure.
You can find Jace Wars at https://bit.ly/3bTmpJI
As for news, we break down the strong showing by Star Wars #1 in January’s sales charts, Star Wars #2’s decline and the continued demand for The Rise of Kylo Ren mini series, which is poised to become only the second Marvel Star Wars mini series where every issue goes to multiple printing.
Finally, what is the provenance of the yellow lightsaber Luke Skywalker is gripping on the cover of May’s Star Wars #6? Jeff and Matt have some theories as to where it may have come from and whether or not it’s telescoping.
New Star Wars comics out Feb. 26, including:
_ Star Wars (Vol. 3) #3