Star Wars: Thrawn Treason – Book Review

Star Wars: Thrawn – Treason, the third book in this series, is an ideal way to wrap up this current-canon story of Grand Admiral Thrawn. After Thrawn: Alliances connected the prequel and Original trilogies together, Treason delves in to the early days of the Galactic Civil War where the Rebellion is barely present and Orson Krennic’s Death Star project is well underway.

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Who is the Black Panther? – Book Review

Following the plot of Hudlin’s 2005-2008 run on Marvel’s Black Panther, Jesse J Holland’s adventure shines the spotlight on the technologically superior kingdom of Wakanda and its king T’Challa as he fends off invasion led by M’Butu, Ulysses Klaw, The Rhino, and the Black Knight.

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Star Wars: Thrawn Alliances – Book Review

Author Timothy Zahn returns once again for a follow up to Thrawn. In Star Wars: Thrawn Alliances, the Grand Admiral has been assigned a mission to work alongside the dark lord himself, Darth Vader.

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Captain Marvel: StarForce On The Rise – Book Review

The Centum books that tie into the new Marvel Studios film releases have allowed fans to get more information on the build-up to these big events. Captain Marvel: Starforce On The Rise focuses on some of Vers adventures during her time with StarForce, acting as a prequel to the Captain Marvel movie released earlier this year.

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Bonnie Piesse Interview – Beru Whitesun

Beru Whitesun Lars was a human female from Tatooine. She was married to Owen Lars and raised Luke Skywalker after the fall of the Galactic Republic.

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Who’s Who in the Star Wars Universe? – Mas Amedda

Mas Amedda was a Chagrian male politician who served in high-ranking government roles during the twilight years of the Galactic Republic and helped establish and administrate its successor state, the Galactic Empire. A native of Champala, Amedda was a talented political actor who filled the role of Vice Chair of the Galactic Senate of the Republic under two Supreme Chancellors on the capital world of Coruscant.

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Stephen Costantino Interview – Gamorrean Guard

Gamorreans were a sentient species of green-skinned porcine humanoids that hailed from the Outer Rim planet of Gamorr. They grouped themselves in clans, each of which was led by a warlord and a Clan Matron. A number of Gamorrean guards were employed by the crime lord Jabba the Hutt throughout his career.

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Who’s Who in the Star Wars Universe? – Muftak

A male Talz from Orto Plutonia, Muftak was abandoned in Mos Eisley, a spaceport located on the planet Tatooine, as a newborn. He grew up knowing he was different from other species, but had no knowledge of the Talz or his homeworld. Muftak became a pickpocket and took up residence in abandoned tunnels beneath Docking Bay 83. To avoid overheating, he frequented Chalmun’s Cantina, where he could also pick a pocket or two. He was friends with various other regulars, and, when not drinking, he planned robberies with a Chadra-Fan named Kabe.

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Who’s Who in the Star Wars Universe? – Logray

Logray was a male Ewok from the forest moon of Endor who served as the chief shaman of Bright Tree tribe during the Galactic Civil War. At one point during the war, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Chewbacca and C-3PO were brought to the tribe. Logray, believing Threepio a god ordered Skywalker, Solo, and Chewbacca to be cooked as a sacrifice to their “god”. The three were freed after Skywalker used the Force to trick the Ewoks into believing that Threepio was using his “magic” in a display of powerful anger.

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Sean Crawford Interview – Saelt Marae (Yak Face)

Saelt-Marae was a Yarkora who worked for Jabba Desilijic Tiure, a powerful Hutt crime lord. Posing as a humble merchant, the Yarkora mingled with the various denizens of Jabba’s fortress on Tatooine, learning of the intrigues developing behind the Hutt’s back and revealing those to his employer. Shortly before the Battle of Endor, Saelt-Marae traveled on board Jabba’s sail barge Khetanna to the Great Pit of Carkoon to witness the execution of two of the Hutt’s prisoners, Luke Skywalker and Han Solo. The prisoners were to be fed to the Sarlacc which resided in the pit, but managed to escape and kill Jabba before destroying the sail barge.

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Who’s Who in the Star Wars Universe? – Pote Snitkin

Pote Snitkin was a Skrilling arms dealer who worked for the Hutt crime lord Jabba Desilijic Tiure.

At some point, Pote Snitkin became an arms dealer and later obtained a work as pilot for one of the mutliple skiffes of the Hutt crime lord Jabba Desilijic Tiure. During the Galactic Civil War, Pote Snitkin piloted a skiff full of Jabba’s guards through the dunes of the planet Tatooine to the Great Pit of Carkoon, where the Hutt planned on feeding the Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker and the smugglers Han Solo and Chewbacca to a sarlacc in retaliation of the death of his pet rancor Pateesa.

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Tim Donaldson Interview – Jawa

Jawas were a sentient species of meter-tall humanoids native to the Outer Rim desert world of Tatooine.

What Jawas hid underneath their heavy robes was subject to much speculation from the colonists who settled on Tatooine, with rumors claiming they were giant rodents or devolved humans. Although Jawas were typically small, measuring only one meter, some of them were significantly taller than that. One of those abnormally gangly Jawas was almost as tall as a 3PO unit, a model of protocol droid measuring 1.71 meters.

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Dickey Beer Interview – Barada

The Klatooinian Barada was enslaved to the Hutt crime lord Jabba Desilijic Tiure four years after the Battle of Yavin. He worked as a mechanic in Jabba’s Palace on Tatooine, and was responsible for the gangster’s pool of repulsorlift vehicles, which included his sail barge Khetanna, in addition to serve as muscle. Despite his enforced servitude, Barada remained relatively content with his lot in the palace.

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Who’s Who in the Star Wars universe? – Moroff

Moroff was a male Gigoran mercenary who was active during the Age of the Empire. During that time, Moroff sought out combat zones to sell his brawn and firepower to anyone who required it.

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Who’s Who in the Star Wars Universe? – Weeteef Cyubee

Weeteef Cyu-Bee was a male Talpini who served as one of the most destructive members of Saw Gerrera’s Partisans on Jedha. The diminutive Talpini could hide easily among the taller beings that congregated in the Holy city. A sniper, Cyu-Bee specialized in explosives, and built the sticky bombs used against the Imperial patrols of AT-ST walkers and TX-225 assault tanks.

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Jake Lunt Davies Interview – Concept Artist

How did you get involved with Star Wars and concept art?

I had worked with Neal Scanlan on various projects on and off between 1999 and maybe 2005. After that our careers diverged – Neal was doing more SMUFX and prosthetics jobs and I was focusing more on storyboarding and directing in commercials. I don’t think I’d actually spoken to Neal for about five years when he called me out of the blue in early June 2013 telling me he’d got Star Wars and was looking to put together a concept design team. Would I be interested? Uh…yes, I think I would. I had to do a trial week putting some ideas together for a brief on a character that would eventually become Maz to get the job and started properly on the film mid-June.

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John Simpkin Interview – Klaatu

Klaatu was a male Kadas’sa’Nikto gambler who worked for Jabba the Hutt. He often repaired the crime lord’s skiffs. Klaatu also took enjoyment in Jabba’s executions by Rancor in Jabba’s Palace. He was killed aboard Jabba’s sail barge on Tatooine during the failed execution of Luke Skywalker and his companions.

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Star Wars: Lando – Comic Book Review

Marvel’s Lando Series is set prior to the events of Empire Strikes Back, and sees Lando seducing an Imperial Governor into giving him an item that he uses to pay off some debts he owes to Papa Toren. Upon arrival to pay off his debt with Toren, only a small fraction of the debt is honoured, leaving Lando in a predicament.

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Star Wars: A New Dawn – Book Review

John Jackson Miller has provided the first official book from the new canon material. A New Dawn  gives Star Wars fans an insight into the Life of Kanan Jarrus after the events of Order 66, highlighting how he began fighting the Empire, his love for women and how he met a very special woman who would have a huge impact on his life moving forward; that of course being Hera Syndulla.

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Star Wars: Thrawn – Comic Book Review

As the Imperial crew of the Strikeforce investigate an uncharted planet, they are attacked, and a lone Chiss warrior infiltrates the ship before being captured. The Warrior is Mitth ‘Raw’ Nuruodo, or as he prefers to be called, Thrawn; he is brought before the Emperor where Thrawn asks for a position in the Imperial Navy in exchange for his knowledge of the unknown regions of the galaxy.

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