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Star Wars Splash Page is a weekly podcast dedicated solely to contemporary Star Wars comics published by Marvel and IDW Publishing. It features views, reviews and news about Star Wars comics, along with the Saga's wider reach, too. We also feature writers, artists, colorists, letterers and editors involved with the titles to give you, the listener, more detail and context about these books that are part of Star Wars canon and lore.

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Star Wars Splash Page is a weekly podcast dedicated solely to contemporary Star Wars comics published by Marvel and IDW Publishing. It features views, reviews and news about Star Wars comics, along with the Saga's wider reach, too. We also feature writers, artists, colorists, letterers and editors involved with the titles to give you, the listener, more detail and context about these books that are part of Star Wars canon and lore.

    Star Wars Splash Page #209 -- Nocturnal Me

    Star Wars Splash Page #209 -- Nocturnal Me

    Sam Maggs makes her Star Wars comics debut with a Kylo Ren feature in Star Wars Adventures #2 that had no business being as good as it was, while we see the start of a new arc in Doctor Aphra #6, along with new artists Ray-Anthony Height and Robert Gill.

    In news, it's all about plans for The High Republic Adventures debut in February, along with the decision to hold back Doctor Aphra and Bounty Hunters that month, though both are set for a return in March.

    Upcoming Star Wars comics include:

    Dec. 2

    _ Zero. Zip. Zilch. The big goose egg.

    Dec. 9

    _ Star Wars #9
    _ Star Wars Adventures, Vol. 2, “Unexpected Detour”
 TPB
    _ Star Wars Adventures, Vol. 4, “Smuggler’s Blues”
 TPB
    _ Star Wars Adventures, Vol. 6, “Flight of the Falcon”
 TPB

    Dec. 16

    _ Darth Vader #8
    _ Star Wars Adventures, Vol. 1, “Heroes of the Galaxy” TPB
    _ Star Wars Adventures, Vol. 3, “Endangered” TPB
    _ Star Wars Adventures, Vol. 5, “Mechanical Mayhem” TPB

    Dec. 23
    
_ Star Wars Adventures: Smuggler’s Run #1

    _ Bounty Hunters #8

    Dec. 30
    
_ Star Wars Adventures #3

    
Jan. 6
    _ Star Wars #10
    _ Star Wars: The High Republic #1
    
_ Star Wars Adventures #3
    
_ Darth Vader #7 2nd Printing

    Jan. 13

    _ Darth Vader #9
    _ Star Wars Adventures #4
    
_ Star Wars Adventures #5

    Jan. 20
    
_ Doctor Aphra #7

    Jan. 27
    
_ Bounty Hunters #9

    _ Star Wars Adventures: Smuggler’s Run #2 (of 2)
    _ Doctor Aphra (Vol. 2), Vol. 1, "Fortune and Fate" TPB

    _ Beware Vader’s Castle (Collects Tales From Vader’s Castle and Return to Vader’s Castle mini-series) HC

    _ Star Wars Adventures, Vol. 11, "Rise of the Wookiees" TPB
    
_ The Clone Wars — Battle Tales TPB

    Feb. 3
    
_ Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures #1
    _ Star Wars #11
    _ Star Wars: The High Republic #2


    Feb. 10
    
_ Darth Vader #10
    _ The Phantom Menace Graphic Novel Adaptation from IDW

    Feb. 17
    
_ Star Wars Adventures #6
    _ The Rise of Skywalker Graphic Novel Adaptation TPB (IDW)

    Feb. 24
    
_ Doctor Aphra Omnibus HC

    April 7
    _ Star Wars (Vol. 3), Vol. 2, Tarkin’s Will TPB

    
Announced But as Yet Unscheduled Comics

    _ The Rise of Skywalker Adaptation by Marvel (5-issue mini-series)
    _ The Mandalorian titles from Marvel & IDW

    • 57 min
    Star Wars Splash Page #208 -- Jack Names the Planets

    Star Wars Splash Page #208 -- Jack Names the Planets

    Two new Star Wars comics are out today and we're reveling in the bounteous bounty of ... bounty hunters! Star Wars Adventures Annual 2020, often delayed, proved to be worth the wait, with a pair of edgier, slightly more mature stories that felt right at home in the Star Wars comics from '77-'86 -- there is no higher compliment, by the way -- while Bounty Hunters #7 proves that Bielert Valance is a much more complex character than we ever thought he could be.

    Hear why, the latest news and more on this week's episode and then come visit us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/swsplashpagepod or Facebook at www.facebook.com/swsplashpagepod.

    Upcoming Star Wars comics include:

    Nov. 25
    
_ Doctor Aphra #6
    
_ Bounty Hunters, Vol. 1: Galaxy’s Deadliest TPB

    _ Darth Vader (Vol. 3), Vol. 1: Dark Heart of the Sith TPB

    _ Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: Tales of the Jedi, Vol. 1 TPB


    Dec. 2
    
_ TBD

    Dec. 9
    
_ Star Wars #9


    Dec. 16
    
_ Darth Vader #8

    _ Star Wars Adventures #2 (Maybe, who knows really?)

    Dec. 23
    
_ Star Wars Adventures: Smuggler’s Run #1
    
_ Bounty Hunters #8

    Dec. 30


    _ TBD

    Jan. 6
    _ Star Wars #10
    _ Star Wars: The High Republic #1

    _ Star Wars Adventures #3

    Jan. 13

    _ Darth Vader #9


    Jan. 20

    _ Doctor Aphra #7

    Jan. 27
    
_ Bounty Hunters #9
    _ Star Wars Adventures, Vol. 11, Rise of the Wookiees TPB
    _ Doctor Aphra (Vol. 2), Vol. 1, Fortune and Fate TPB

    _ Beware Vader’s Castle (Collects Tales From Vader’s Castle and Return to Vader’s Castle mini-series) HC
    _ The Clone Wars — Battle Tales TPB

    February
    
_ Star Wars: The High Republic from IDW (Date TBD)


    Feb. 10
    
_ The Phantom Menace Graphic Novel Adaptation from IDW

    Feb. 17
    
_ The Rise of Skywalker Graphic Novel Adaptation TPB (IDW)

    Feb. 24
    
_ Doctor Aphra Omnibus HC

    Announced But as Yet Unscheduled Comics
    
_ The Rise of Skywalker Adaptation by Marvel (5-issue mini-series)
    _ The Mandalorian titles from Marvel & IDW

    • 56 min
    Star Wars Splash Page #207 -- Haven't Got Time for the Pain

    Star Wars Splash Page #207 -- Haven't Got Time for the Pain

    A single book this week, yet it's a doozy, with Marvel's Darth Vader (Vol. 3) #7 melding more about Darth Vader's past and present with a future he wasn't around to see yet helped to influence widely.

    We've also got news about Marvel's High Republic, more John Tyler Christopher action-figure variants and more.

    Come visit us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/swsplashpagepod or Facebook at www.facebook.com/swsplashpagepod.

    Upcoming Star Wars comics include:

    Nov. 18
    _ Bounty Hunters #7
    _ Star Wars Adventures Annual 2020

    _ Star Wars Adventures #2

    _ Darth Vader #6 2nd Printing

    _ Star Wars #7 2nd Printing

    Nov. 25
    
_ Doctor Aphra #6
    
_ Bounty Hunters, Vol. 1: Galaxy’s Deadliest TPB

    _ Darth Vader (Vol. 3), Vol. 1: Dark Heart of the Sith TPB

    _ Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: Tales of the Jedi, Vol. 1 TPB


    Dec. 2
    
_ TBD

    Dec. 9
    
_ Star Wars #9


    Dec. 16
    
_ Darth Vader #8

    _ Star Wars Adventures #4

    _ Star Wars Adventures, Vol. 11, Rise of the Wookiees TPB

    Dec. 23
    
_ Star Wars Adventures: Smuggler’s Run #1
    
_ Bounty Hunters #8

    Dec. 30


    _ TBD

    Jan. 6
    _ Star Wars #10
    _ Star Wars: The High Republic #1

    _ Star Wars Adventures #3

    Jan. 13

    _ Darth Vader #9

    _ The Clone Wars — Battle Tales TPB

    Jan. 20

    _ Doctor Aphra #7

    Jan. 27
    
_ Bounty Hunters #9
    _ Doctor Aphra (Vol. 2), Vol. 1, Fortune and Fate TPB

    _ Beware Vader’s Castle (Collects Tales From Vader’s Castle and Return to Vader’s Castle mini-series) HC

    February
    
_ Star Wars: The High Republic from IDW (Date TBD)


    Feb. 10
    
_ The Phantom Menace Graphic Novel Adaptation from IDW

    Feb. 17
    
_ The Rise of Skywalker Graphic Novel Adaptation TPB (IDW)

    Feb. 24
    
_ Doctor Aphra Omnibus HC

    Announced But as Yet Unscheduled Comics
    
_ The Rise of Skywalker Adaptation by Marvel (5-issue mini-series)
    _ The Mandalorian titles from Marvel & IDW

    • 34 min
    Star Wars Splash Page #206 -- Every Woman in the World

    Star Wars Splash Page #206 -- Every Woman in the World

    Three new Star Wars comics out this week, including the latest foray into horror with IDW's Shadows of Vader's Castle one-shot and the second and final part of the Zahra story in Star Wars #8. All we can say, in the briefest way possible is this: Immensely good storytelling abounds in both with stories that thread the timeline and feature not just callbacks to events of previous issues, but oh so much more.

    Give them a read before listening and you'll see what we mean.

    Come visit us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/swsplashpagepod or Facebook at www.facebook.com/swsplashpagepod.

    Upcoming Star Wars comics include:

    Nov. 11
    _ Darth Vader #7
    _ Star Wars (Vol. 3), Vol. 1: The Destiny Path TPB
    _ Star Wars Rebels, Vol. 1 (Manga from Yen Press)

    Nov. 18
    _ Bounty Hunters #7
    _ Star Wars Adventures Annual 2020

    _ Star Wars Adventures #2

    _ Darth Vader #6 2nd Printing

    _ Star Wars #7 2nd Printing

    Nov. 25
    
_ Doctor Aphra #6
    
_ Bounty Hunters, Vol. 1: Galaxy’s Deadliest TPB

    _ Darth Vader (Vol. 3), Vol. 1: Dark Heart of the Sith TPB

    _ Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: Tales of the Jedi, Vol. 1 TPB


    Dec. 2
    
_ TBD

    Dec. 9
    
_ Star Wars #9


    Dec. 16
    
_ Darth Vader #8

    _ Star Wars Adventures #4

    _ Star Wars Adventures, Vol. 11, Rise of the Wookiees TPB

    Dec. 23
    
_ Star Wars Adventures: Smuggler’s Run #1
    
_ Bounty Hunters #8

    Dec. 30


    _ TBD

    Jan. 6
    _ Star Wars #10
    _ Star Wars: The High Republic #1

    _ Star Wars Adventures #3

    Jan. 13

    _ Darth Vader #9

    _ The Clone Wars — Battle Tales TPB

    Jan. 20

    _ Doctor Aphra #7

    Jan. 27
    
_ Bounty Hunters #9
    _ Doctor Aphra (Vol. 2), Vol. 1, Fortune and Fate TPB

    _ Beware Vader’s Castle (Collects Tales From Vader’s Castle and Return to Vader’s Castle mini-series) HC

    February
    
_ Star Wars: The High Republic from IDW (Date TBD)


    Feb. 10
    
_ The Phantom Menace Graphic Novel Adaptation from IDW

    Feb. 17
    
_ The Rise of Skywalker Graphic Novel Adaptation TPB (IDW)

    Feb. 24
    
_ Doctor Aphra Omnibus HC

    Announced But as Yet Unscheduled Comics
    
_ The Rise of Skywalker Adaptation by Marvel (5-issue mini-series)
    _ The Mandalorian titles from Marvel & IDW

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Star Wars Splash Page #205 -- Star Worse -- The Claptrap Interview Episode (Totally Not Mad!)

    Star Wars Splash Page #205 -- Star Worse -- The Claptrap Interview Episode (Totally Not Mad!)

    There was a time when you'd open up the latest issue of Mad magazine and find a wickedly written and cleverly illustrated parody of big-time Hollywood blockbusters, including eight of the nine Skywalker Saga films.

    Alas the magazine has become a reprint vehicle nowadays, the victim of downsizing and budget cuts. Lost amid this change? Mad's adaptation and satirical take on "The Rise of Skywalker," leaving completists bereft of one final story.

    But not for long. Tom Richmond and Desmond Devlin, both of whom charted years working for Mad, have undertaken an IndieGogo project -- Claptrap -- (https://bit.ly/2HCz3lk) that aims to expand upon Mad's vast library of film takedowns by adapting several films that, at the time, were overlooked or ignored.

    We sat down with the pair to discuss what it was like being a part of Mad, what prompted the IndieGogo and just how rich a vein "The Rise of Skywalker" was for a new version of "Mad Goes to the Movies."

    • 36 min
    Star Wars Splash Page #204 -- Tears Run Rings

    Star Wars Splash Page #204 -- Tears Run Rings

    A conclusion to the first arc that brings to mind the satisfying endings of 1980s Marvel comics brings the fifth issue of Doctor Aphra to its finish, with artist Marika Cresta set to depart and Ray-Anthony Height coming in for #6.

    In news, we parse news that The High Republic series from Marvel is a six-issue mini-series, per the solicitations in PreviewsWorld, though others say that it, along with IDW's title, are ongoings. There's also news about September "sales" stats, new printings and more.

    Upcoming Star Wars comics include:

    Nov. 4
    
_ Star Wars #8
    
_ Shadow of Vader’s Castle One-Shot

    _ Star Wars Adventures #2

    _ Star Wars Rebels, Vol. 1 (Manga from Yen Press)

    _ Bounty Hunters #5 2nd Printing

    Nov. 11
    _ Darth Vader #7
    
_ Star Wars Adventures Annual 2020

    _ Star Wars (Vol. 3), Vol. 1: The Destiny Path TPB

    Nov. 18

    _ Bounty Hunters #7
    
_ Darth Vader #6 2nd Printing

    _ Star Wars #7 2nd Printing

    Nov. 25

    _ Doctor Aphra #6
    
_ Star Wars Adventures #3
    _ Bounty Hunters, Vol. 1: Galaxy’s Deadliest TPB

    _ Darth Vader (Vol. 3), Vol. 1: Dark Heart of the Sith TPB

    _ Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: Tales of the Jedi, Vol. 1 TPB


    Dec. 2
_ TBD

    Dec. 9
    
_ Star Wars #9


    Dec. 16
    
_ Darth Vader #8
    
_ Star Wars Adventures #4

    _ Star Wars Adventures, Vol. 11, Rise of the Wookiees TPB

    Dec. 23
    
_ Star Wars Adventures: Smuggler’s Run #1
    
_ Bounty Hunters #8

    Dec. 30
    _ TBD

    

Jan. 6
    _ Star Wars #10
    _ Star Wars: The High Republic #1

    Jan. 13
    
_ Darth Vader #9
    
_ The Clone Wars — Battle Tales TPB

    Jan. 20

    _ Doctor Aphra #7

    Jan. 27

    _ Bounty Hunters #9
    _ Doctor Aphra (Vol. 2), Vol. 1, Fortune and Fate TPB
    _ Beware Vader’s Castle (Collects Tales From Vader’s Castle and Return to Vader’s Castle mini-series) HC

    February
    
_ Star Wars: The High Republic from IDW (Date TBD)


    Feb. 10
    
_ The Phantom Menace Graphic Novel Adaptation from IDW

    Feb. 17
    
_ The Rise of Skywalker Graphic Novel Adaptation TPB (IDW)

    Feb. 24
    
_ Doctor Aphra Omnibus HC

    
Announced But as Yet Unscheduled Comics
    
_ The Rise of Skywalker Adaptation by Marvel (5-issue mini-series)
    _ The Mandalorian titles from Marvel & IDW

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

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46 Ratings

46 Ratings

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Awesome podcast

I can’t get enough of this podcast and your discussions of the latest Star Wars titles! Keep up the good work and I look forward to this cast every Wednesday, new books or not!

Adsizzle ,

The BEST Star Wars comics podcast without question

Not only do Matt and Jeff know an extensive amount about Star Wars, they also know an extensive amount about Star Wars COMICS.

Humpsdizzle ,

Keeping up with ALL the Canon

I don’t have the time or money to buy and read all the Star Wars comic books. Matt and Jeff do a phenomenal job of describing the weekly offerings from both Marvel and IDW so I don’t have to. Their reviews are so thorough you can easily follow the storylines without ever picking up a comic. Their appreciation and knowledge for the art and process of making comics will make you want to go out and buy them anyways. They have personally inspired me, someone who had never looked at a comic book, to go support my local comic book store and purchase select issues based of Matt or Jeff’s description of a cover art, let alone the story. And the best part, their person views and interpretations of how the comics are influenced by, and in turn, influence the movies will change the way you see the whole Star Wars saga forever. A truly informative and delightful listen that’s worth slogging through the initial 3 hour monthly recordings to make sure you are up to date on the entire Star Wars canon story.

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