Marvel’s Last Jedi Adaptation Reveals Luke Skywalker’s Final Words

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SPOILER WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi Adaptation #6

In Marvel’s adaptation of Star Wars: The Last Jedi from the film to comic pages, you’ll find little gems seen for the first time that make director Rian Johnson’s story all the more sweeter. In short, these scenes, whether it’s a subtle visual, someone’s thoughts or actual lines spoken, act as bonus scenes.

The final issue brings the movie’s closing battle to life, focusing on Luke Skywalker facing off against Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren in one of the franchise’s most memorable moments. However, the big takeaway here is that we’re now privy to Luke’s final words, or more specifically his inner thoughts, as he dies and becomes one with the Force.

This adaptation hasn’t shied away from giving fans more of Luke, which goes a long way to make things up for those who felt he was robbed of a stronger presence in the film. In these comics, we saw him mourning the death of Han Solo, learned his biggest regret about how he handled the Jedi Order when Darth Vader died, and where he felt he let Rey down in training her as his successor. Now, we get further insight into how he views his time with Ben Solo and his nephew’s eventual fall from grace, with all these emotions barreling into their climactic fight.

Before we get to Luke’s final thoughts, we see him accepting does he has to teach Kylo one final, strict lesson, reiterating that no matter how much hope everyone has, Ben’s long gone. “I’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time,” he says as he stares down Kylo’s fleet on the salt planet of Crait. “One final chance to set things right,” he continues, as he lures Kylo out for one last duel.

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GALAXY IN COMICS: STAR WARS #50

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MARVEL’S FLAGSHIP STAR WARS SERIES HITS A MAJOR MILESTONE AS VADER LOOKS TO CRUSH THE SPIRIT OF THE REBELLION.

The Galaxy in Comics is a deep dive into the events and themes of one recent Star Wars comic. In this installment, StarWars.com checks out Star Wars #50, in which the Rebellion feels Vader’s wrath in “Hope Dies” part one.Spoiler warning: This story contains details and plot points from Star Wars #50.

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Hasbro’s Mighty Muggs Are Back!

Celebrate the relaunch of Hasbro’s Mighty Muggs by collecting all the new Mighty Muggs figure that features 3 unique expressions that you can change using the new push-and-turn head feature.  With more than 50 new characters being released this year from Star Wars and Marvel, Hasbro is putting a new twist on collectibles for fans of all ages! Check out a gallery of images below share the moodSPIN that best matches you on social using #MUGGLife! We want to Thank Hasbro for providing us with sample products! 

Marvel’s ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Adaptation Will Reveal Never Before Seen Moments

Via Comicbook.com:

If you loved Star Wars: The Last Jedi (and even if you didn’t), Marvel Comics is giving you the chance to experience it again – but in a totally new way! Marvel is releasing Star Wars: The Last Jedi Adaptation this May, a six-issue miniseries that will retell the events of The Last Jedi, in much more extensive long-form fashion.

What that means is that established fans and newcomers alike will get never-before-seen moments of story, that will expand upon the Last Jedi’s story. You can read the full breakdown in the official synopsis from Marvel, below:

Feel The Force In STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI ADAPTATION
Featuring never-before-seen content!

New York, NY—February 2, 2018—The Resistance is outnumbered…Luke Skywalker has finally been found…and the Rebels fight against a growing evil. The First Order will stop at nothing to conquer the galaxy, and it’s up to our heroes to defend it!

This May, writer Gary Whitta (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Star Wars Rebels) joins artist Michael Walsh (Star Wars Annual, Hawkeye, The Vision) for a thrilling adaptation of the hit blockbuster STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI, as they follow Rey, Poe and Finn in their adventures across the galaxy, featuring never-before-seen material!

The six-issue miniseries tells an all-new, exciting story that movie and comic fans alike will enjoy. It’s new Star Wars stories in a tale you already know: relive the magic of Rey’s heroism, Finn’s bravery and Poe’s daringness in STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI ADAPTATION, out this May!

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI ADAPTATION #1 & 2 (of 6)
Written by GARY WHITTA
Art by MICHAEL WALSH & MIKE SPICER
Cover by MIKE DEL MUNDO
Variant Cover by JOE QUESADA
On-Sale 5/2/18

YN 14 YEAR Giveaway #2 – The 14 Year Hunt

This idea was sent in by a reader back in 2010 and we did it again for our 12th and 13th Anniversary, and it’s always fun and has a great response! It won’t be for everyone, but it will be fun for those who choose to take part.

The first thing you need to do is print out the main 14 year logo below, you will need to include this in ALL photos to verify they are your photos and taken for this giveaway. On most computers you can simply right click and print it, you can also click here for the URL to just the image for those printing from a mobile phone or device.

Okay, now look at the list of 14 obscure items below. Find each of the items you need, gather what is needed or go to a location, place the logo you printed out in front of them and take a picture. Once you have all 14 done, email the images to us at YodasnewsAnniversary@gmail.com with the subject “14 Year Hunt” – We WILL be sharing some of the pictures online and on social media, so make sure what is in your photos is okay for the public to see.

THE LIST 

1)  Create your own Happy 14th Anniversary message (can be a sign, a drawing, a sculpture, anything you want)

2)  A Star Wars branded grocery item

3)  Something Fuzzy

4)  Picture of a store Star Wars display

5)  Star Wars figure or item in a fridge or freezer

6)  Something Green

7)  Store receipt with an “embarrassing or funny” item on it

8)  Picture of how you browse Yodasnews.com 

9)  A receipt, food order, sign, address, subway train number, flight, etc…showing 1138

10) Sign or Product with something spelled incorrectly

11) You in a store/mall/shopping center or someplace historic with something Star Wars on (Shirt, Hat, Holding a figure, etc…)

12) In front of a The Last Jedi or SOLO Movie Poster

13) 14 Identical Items (14 dollar bills, 14 paper clips, 14 cans of soda. etc…)

14) Outside a  Fast Food or Convenience Store

There will be TWO Winners (and it is possible for the same person to win both).

The Early Bird Prize – The first person that sends in all 14 photos that are in the proper format wins a $40 Gift Card to BBTS, they are still eligible for the grand prize. We will be sharing all 14 images from the Early Bird winner, this will help others to see how it’s done! You can also click here  to see the 2016 Early Bird winners images and here for the 2017 Winner (he won both the Early Bird and Grand prize)

Grand Prize (25 total items) – 1  Astromech Droids 3 3/4-Inch Action Figures Set (Entertainment Earth Exclusive), 10 Random 3 3/4″ Hasbro Action Figures from multiple lines, 2 Marvel 2015 Star Wars #1 Hasbro Toyfair Previews Exclusive Cover, 1 R2-ME2 A Sideshow Exhibition Book,  10 Topps Yoda Connexions 1st Edition chips and 1 Acme Archives Star Wars Clone Wars Asajj Ventress Character Key

We will pick one random person from all the people who find all items or locations and send in 14 correct photos (early bird winner is eligible and part of the random pool the grand prize will be selected from). You must send in all your pictures before 11:59pm EST on 2/7/18.The random winner will get all 25 items listed above under Grand Prize.

Recap, you need to send 14 unique pictures and each one must include the logo above and be an actual picture – no google images or Photoshop is allowed. Have Fun and always be SAFE when taking your images!  As with all our giveaways, please click here to read the Terms and Conditions of entering our giveaways, that are located at the bottom of that page. 

 

Star Wars Will Fill In Gaps Between A New Hope And Empire Strikes Back

Via Cinemablend.com:

If you’ve been reading Marvel Comics canonical Star Wars series, you know it begins just moments after the end of A New Hope as the Rebellion is still celebrating their victory over the Empire. Now, 38 issues later, Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca are beginning a new arc that will steer the storyline towards The Empire Strikes Back. The series will soon explain how and why the Rebellion settles on Hoth for their new base. What’s more, upcoming storylines will borrow from elements of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, offering some interesting development opportunities for the central heroes. Gillen explains:

“This is just as much about the rise of Luke, Han, and to a slightly different degree Leia. By the time we meet up with Han in Empire you’ve got Leia saying that he’s a born leader of men. That means he’s been leading men! He’s called Han Solo, Solo being the key word, but he’s been in a position of authority at some point.”

Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca are no strangers to Star Wars comics. They previously teamed for the critically-acclaimed Darth Vader series that initially ran parallel to the main Star Wars title’s first 25 issues. With their first arc on Star Wars proper, Gillen and Larroca will bring Luke, Leia, Han and Chewie to the remains of Jedha, the holy world of the Jedi Order that was obliterated by the Death Star in Rogue One. Gillen tells CBR that the journey is one that will be particularly resonant for Leia. After all, the Princess’ homeworld of Alderaan was itself destroyed by the Empire’s ultimate weapon. Meanwhile, Luke Skywalker will learn of the specific sacrifice of Jyn Erso and the others that gave their lives to ensure that the Death Star plans made it into the hands of the Rebellion.

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MARVEL’S STAR WARS SERIES GETS NEW CREATIVE TEAM

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KIERON GILLEN AND SALVADOR LAROCCA WILL TAKE THE REINS THIS NOVEMBER WITH STAR WARS #38.Marvel’s flagship Star Wars title has new masters now.

Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larocca, the writer-artist team behind the critically-acclaimed Darth Vader series, will take over Marvel’s Star Wars beginning with issue #38 this fall.

“My aim’s simple – to do what Salva and I did with Darth Vader, but for Leia, Luke and Han. As in, chart the rise and fall of the Rebellion between A New Hope and the Empire Strikes Back, how it changes them all and how it changes the universe,” said Gillen. “So a simple aim, but as nightmarishly tricky to pull off as dropping a proton torpedo down a thermal exhaust port. But hopefully as thrilling if we pull it off. I can’t wait till you see it up. First up: the post-apocalyptic hell that remains of Jedha after the Death Star punched a hole through its mantle.” Get a first look at David Marquez’s cover for Star Wars #38 below.

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Darth Vader Comic May Explain Why Luke Skywalker Went Into Exile

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Later this year, Star Wars fans will have one of their burning questions about Luke Skywalker answered. When The Force Awakens hit theaters, fans learned the Jedi was missing-in-action as he had dropped off the galaxy’s radar. The film followed the Resistance as they tried to track down Luke whilst trying to keep the First Order off their trail, but many wondered why Luke exiled himself in the first place. However, it looks like the most recent issue of Marvel’s new Darth Vader comic may hint at the Jedi’s reasoning.

In Darth Vader #2, readers were treated to a panel which saw the Sith Lord explain why Jedi outside of the Great Jedi Purge did nothing to help those in danger. The genocide is a well-known bit of Star Wars canon, and fans will remember the prequel films introduced Order 66 which catalyzed the purge. Revenge of the Sith fully explained why the Jedi Order was all but decimated by the time Return of the Jedi came around, the Darth Vader comic reveals surviving Jedi did not fight against the Purge thanks to the Barash Vow.

“Any Jedi pursuing Barash has sworn to refrain from activities related to the order. Complete disengagement from anything but the Force. It is a type of penance. While a Barash-take would have felt the Purge, they would have not have allowed themselves to respond to it, or take action of any kind,” Darth Vader explained.

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JOURNEY TO STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – CAPTAIN PHASMA #1!

The First Order Strikes Back! Your First Look at JOURNEY TO STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – CAPTAIN PHASMA #1!
Marvel Comics Presents the Essential Bridge Between STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS and STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI!

New York, NY—It’s the galaxy’s big mystery: How did Captain Phasma survive the destruction of the Starkiller Base in the final moments of Star Wars: The Force Awakens? All will be revealed this September, when superstar writer Kelly Thompson (Hawkeye, Star Wars Annual) teams with blockbuster artist Marco Checchetto (Star Wars: Shattered Empire, Star Wars: Screaming Citadel) to bring you JOURNEY TO STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – CAPTAIN PHASMA #1, a four-part miniseries bridging the events between Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi!

Captain Phasma’s fate seemed like it was sealed when she was cornered by the Resistance and thrown into a garbage compactor before the Starkiller Base was destroyed. But it’s going to take much more than that to keep this chrome-armored warrior down!

“The Star Wars films, with so many fantastic characters, obviously can’t be a ‘Phasma story,’ and it’s especially cool that Phasma is getting explored in depth in both her forthcoming novel and comic book,” said series writer Kelly Thompson. “The most exciting thing to me about our mini-series is that we were given the awesome responsibility of bridging a gap between Force Awakens and Last Jedi – of answering the question of what happened to Phasma after she went into that trash chute. Anytime you get to write official Star Wars is pretty incredible, but getting to decide what that link is, for a super intriguing character in some of the most epic movies of all time, is next level!”

As you prepare up to welcome Captain Phasma back into your life in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, don’t miss the thrilling and epic story of the First Order’s most formidable stormtrooper in JOURNEY TO STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – CAPTAIN PHASMA #1, on sale this September!

All of Marvel’s Star Wars Comics, Ranked

Via iO9.com:

It’s been two years since Marvel regained the rights to make Star Wars comics, and since then the publisher has released a ton of comics, both ongoing and miniseries. Want some recommendations on what’s out there? We’ve ranked them all, from the must-reads to the ones you should avoid like they were old Jar Jar Binks.

[A note going in: There’s a brand new Darth Maul comic but since only a single issue has been released, I’m not including it. The first issue is pretty intriguing, though, so if you like Maul, check it out! Also excluded are two one-shot comics: Vader Down, a solo tie-in to an event in the Darth Vader and Star Wars series (although it was very good), and C-3PO, which told the story of how the droid got his red arm in The Force Awakens (it was weirdly okay!).

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