Digital Mini Reviews | When Space Calls… You Answer!

Hi there!

While I strongly believe that Disney’s latest Star Wars movie trilogy is a disaster, especially with their final episode, I’d like to believe that there’s still hope for solid stories to be produced. This is mostly proven by The Mandalorian with its two marvelous seasons that have been released so far. However, I have been curious as to how the comic book business around the Star Wars franchise has been handled over the past years, at least, ever since it went from publisher Dark Horse to Marvel, and here I am a bit ambivalent about it all, although still curious enough to want to continue on. Alongside Star Wars, there’s also the grandfather of science-fiction and fantasy, known as Dune, that got its official comic book adaptation, which was supposed to coincide with the movie release which unfortunately got delayed. Here’s a quick look at what I thought about these!

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24 thoughts on “Digital Mini Reviews | When Space Calls… You Answer!

  1. Baby Herbert and KJA seem to have run out of steam for pathetic ideas of their own, so of course they’re going to take the best of Frank and absolutely shit on it. I have not read the first dune GN. Nor do I intend to. You watch, Frank Herbert’s name will get smaller or disappear and those execrables will take more and more credit while forcing tie-ins into THEIR books that were no where in the original.

    I used to think Lucas was the biggest dillweed in terms of franchise destruction (the inclusion of young Ghost Anakin in the dvd release of Return of the Jedi left me swearing) but the longer this duo goes on, the more likely I’m going to be saving my dull spoon for them.

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    1. Hahahah I can’t wait to publish my next review then. 😉 There isn’t a single BH and KJA Dune novel that worked for you then? As for them making the most of our modern-day social media/publicity fame, that’s probably inevitable. Hopefully, people will know that the real MVP here is Frank though! Although the “destruction of SW” on the big screen seems more dramatic for fans, if you ask me (although many adore these movies despite clear issues…). It’s so popularized and overshadows Dune and even Star Trek…

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      1. Nope, not a one. While I was ok with what I have read, I don’t ever want to re-read them, which for me is the real test of how good a book is.

        I agree about SW. I think part of why it has overshadowed so many other franchises though is because the original trilogy almost literally shaped an entire generation. Then the next generation (me and mine) were sucked in with the Extended Universe and such awesome creations as Mara Jade, Thrawn, etc. The prequels let a lot of people down but it didn’t destroy the idea. I feel like Disney just took an axe to the franchise and then tried to graft in their own thing hoping no one would notice.

        If Dune had ever gotten the popular movie trilogy, maybe fans would feel the same….

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  2. This brought back memories. Star Wars was one of my early favorite comic books when I was young enough not to be able to afford to subscribe to anything, not that long after the very first movie. We’d pick up a new issue every so often when we happened to be in a store with comics. I kept all those issues until maybe 10 years ago when I gave them away to a friend who was trying to collect Star Wars comics. Figured he’d get more enjoyment out of them.

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    1. That is such a cool gesture. Reminds me of Toy Story and the infamous cycle for our beloved toys. I can imagine the thrill of collecting the comics back when it all started though. At least now you know that there are some pretty decent ones that you can still go out and check out if you’re suddenly craving for some SW stories! 😀

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  3. I still rage when I think about The Rise of Skywalker. That movie was such a frustrating disappointment.
    What I didn’t know was that there was a Star Wars comic book series. I’m happy to know that Star Wars vol.1 stayed true to the characters. The Rise of Kylo Ren sounds like an interesting prequel, one that would definitely entice Kylo fans for sure.
    Glad to know that the artwork for Dune was a hit. Just a shame that the narrative fell flat.

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    1. Yep. I don’t even want to try and remember how bad it was too. And yes! There is indeed a huge history of comic books with Star Wars and the ones I showcase here is a more modern Marvel comics universe for it, definitely a great place to start for fans! And yep, that Dune one isn’t perfect but still decent enough for anyone who want to visualize the classic masterpiece! 😀 Thank you so much for reading, Lois!


  4. Wow, can’t believe you haven’t checked out the Marvel Star Wars stuff up until now – I’ve read all of the first Star Wars and the first and second Darth Vader runs, they’re pretty great. I’ve got the first volume of the new Star Wars run which takes place between Empire and Return of the Jedi which should be interesting (need to check out the new Darth Vader as well which takes place at the same time). Glad to hear you mostly enjoyed what’s on offer…fingers crossed Marvel bring the goods on the Alien and Predator franchises!

    I’m curious about the Dune graphic novel, but feel I should maybe tackle Frank Herbert’s original novel first…hopefully before the movie arrives!

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    1. Hahahaha it is astonishing, isn’t it? I was mostly very careful about anything Star Wars and Disney-related, but thankfully these aren’t all bad at all. I look forward to continuing the main Star Wars series as well as what’s been coming out for Darth Vader. Before this, I did read a couple of Dark Horse Star Wars stories but never really pushed myself to include more of this franchise into my reading rotation. Hopefully, Alien/Pred gets well treated indeed. The future is a bit scary for that franchise nowadays…

      I would recommend the novel over this graphic novel adaptation. I wouldn’t want this to be your first experience with the masterpiece’s story! I could maybe tolerate the Lynch movie as a first experience too. 😛

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  5. The Star Wars set seem like a good resource to get better understanding of the characters we have seen in the films, which include the sequels. Dune does not sound worthwhile though. I’ve read the first book and started on the second at one point but got distracted and never read the rest of the books.

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    1. Exactly. Fans of the franchise will get a lot of these comics that come fill in the gap. As for Dune, I’d only recommend the first novel and nothing more, to be honest. I haven’t dared read its sequels but I won’t say no to myself if I ever suddenly have an urge for them. I reaaaally can’t wait for the upcoming Denis Villeneuve movie though. 😀

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