Mark ‘Spooked Hippie’ Alders

    Comics Reviewer

    It was not easy to find much Star Wars memorabilia in 1990. The films had all come and gone and yet for a five year old Mark, it was all he wanted to play with. Thank goodness he had the coolest nan in the world, who brought all the vintage toys from the kid down the street, who didn’t want them anymore. Standing them up, lowering the landing gears and turning her lounge into every Star Wars fan’s dream, Mark’s nan ensured he would be hooked for life when he walked in.

    Since then his love of Star Wars has led him to the Expanded Universe, where Mark has tried to read every book and comic he could find that further enriched a galaxy far, far away. He is also an avid fan of the Clone Wars and, in particular, Rebels.

    Mark’s day job is a primary school teacher, where in his classroom you will find life size cut outs of Darth Vader and Chewbacca, trying his best to educate the youth of today in the ways of the force.

    Brian is an obsessive collector of Star Wars books, comics, and magazines. With a collection extending into the tens of thousands, he is obsessed by variants, and the more obscure a publication the better! Brian was the Literature Editor for Jedi News, and was also host of the podcast Take Cover on the Jedi News Network until August 2017. Brian stepped down from Jedi News in August 2017 for personal reasons. At the end of October 2017 he was part of the team that launched Fantha Tracks.