Faster and More Intense #9

Hello once again to yet another exciting edition of Faster and More Intense!  We’ve got it all: news, Rebels with Paul Lindberg, a discussion of Star Wars Issue 16, and some crude photoshop.  Take a look, will you?

 

And, of course, the audio for those who don’t feel like watching.

Star Wars #11 Showdown on the Smuggler’s Moon

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Hello friends, I’m back with a new review of STAR WARS issue #12 Showdown on the Smuggler’s Moon.

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Star Wars # 10 Comic Review

Galaxy readers! Thanks for being so patient. As you may have figured out we didn’t do a comic review last month in a text form as Shiloh, Paul and George did a podcast review.

I’ll be still reviewing issues of Star Wars and Darth Vader ongoing as well as being a co-host on our NEW podcast Galactic Graphics! (kermit flail) yaaay!

Anywho enough about us here at FMI lets get down the reviews of issues 10 & 11 in the main Star Wars line.

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Star Wars #9… Don’t let this be the end of the Jedi.

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Were back with issue #9 of STAR WARS: Showdown on the Smuggler’s Moon. We review this month’s journey with smugglers, hutts, jedi and angry tough females who hate and love Han Solo, you couldn’t ask for more.

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Star Wars #8 … I love my job.

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Star Wars issue #8

Writer
Jason Aaron

Pencils
Stuart Immonen

Inker
Wade Von Grawbadger

Colors
Justin Ponsor

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Immonen, Von Grawbadger, Ponsor

Thanks again for joining us for the review of the main Star Wars title. If you haven’t joined us for one of these before know now that we do talk and ramble on spoilers. Oh and more screencaps! yay!

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Why Star Wars is a Romance Novel.

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I know, I know. It seems crazy doesn’t it, but bear with me.

In all of the trilogies so far, Star Wars has set a clearly established romantic theme throughout the lore of the series.  In the first(and I still consider it the best) trilogy.  There is Han and Leia. In the Romance genre, this is a very specific trope. The rogue and the ingénue.  He is the reluctant hero and she is the spunky  princess destined to find love.  They are both unattached when they meet, overcome obstacles (that pesky Empire) and find happily ever after (HEA.) In the second trilogy, we see this same story unfold with what I admit is a much different ending, not quite so HEA (that pesky Dark Side.)  Yet both of these relationships follow a very clear and predictable path. With this next movie though and the new comics, Star Wars threw that idea on its rear.

The addition of Sana Solo to the Star Wars Universe not only disrupts our view of Han, it also presents a modern edge to the Star Wars galaxy that has been lacking. Even though the movie goer knows that Han was not a saint before the movies started, they never saw him be anything other than charming gadabout and they definitely never saw him with another woman once he spies Leia.  Yes, there is that cantina scene where he kisses a girl and makes her leave but that is before he meets Leia.  The addition of this new character, a presumable ex-wife, or even gasp dare I say, legal wife would flip this on its head and Star Wars can only benefit from this storyline. One, it is more realistic.  Yes movies and books are all about escape but the Star Wars empire is so rich that adding a bit of realism only makes it seem just that, more real. The Star Wars galaxy is also showing signs of being much more diverse which again, for the same reasons is wildly exciting. And two, it is just plain exciting that the Star Wars galaxy is characterizing women not just as maidens or mothers but fighters and rogues of their own, going their own way in the galaxy.

I for one am all in for Sana Solo and what is represents to the Star Wars community. How about you? leave us a comment or send us an email at fasterandmoreintense@gmail.com.

Star Wars #6 Brings a lot… a lot, lot.

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Star Wars issue #6

Writer: Jason Aaron

Art: John Cassaday

Colorist: Laura Martin

Letterer: Chris Eliopoulos

Today we delve into the last issue of the first story arc of the re-imagined Star Wars universe since Marvel and its parent Company Disney have taken the reigns from Darkhorse. I must say the last six issues have been fun. For good and for bad at least things were new and intriguing.

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