Did you know that in 1978 there was a Star Wars themed educational package sent to schools from a company called Pendulum Press? Did you know that in the box there was a poster, a film strip, a 5 part comic adaptation of Star Wars and an audio read along cassette? Could you guess that we are doing a whole episode about this amazing and extremely rare piece of forgotten Star Wars history? Join us as we listen to the whole wild thing and discuss important topics like robot voice Stormtroopers and how to really “easy does it”.
Celebrate the love, easy does it and listen today!
Indy Year continues and this month we’re talking the weird and wonderful Marvel comic book series, THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF INDIANA JONES. It ran for 34 issues and featured amazing talent like John Byrne, Steve Ditko and David Michelinie all contributing to the weird and wild Indy adventures found in its pages. Why did Marvel not want anything to do with Indiana Jones and how come after the Raiders adaptation did Lucasfilm not want Marvel to continue with Indy? What are some our favorite issues and which ones are too weird even for us? And most importantly, what about CAPTAIN KATANGA coming back?!So, ride that secret dragon over the ocean, listen today and get that fortune & glory with BLAST POINTS!
When the High Republic publishing initiative was announced, we couldn’t help but be reminded of the classic Dark Horse Star Wars comic series TALES OF THE JEDI! Also taking place many years before the films and telling the stories of ancient Jedi, the comics went to some wild places that we’re still trying to figure out! How were they created? What input did Lucas have and how did they inspire the prequels? What happened as Gabe read many of them for the first time? Do they make any sense?
So call up your buddy Ulic Qel Droma & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!
Have you read the classic Star Wars newspaper comic strips? You know, the ones where Luke and Leia go to Casino Planet, Takrin’s wife shows up and Dodonna’s Charles Bronson lookalike son VRAD joins the crew? If you haven’t you’re not alone as these amazing comics are often overlooked in the rich history of Star Wars and comics. But where did this history begin and how does it connect to Lucas’ love of art and a little comic book store in New York City? Join as we explore the stories and history of the many incredible Star Wars newspaper comics, who made them and journey that begins with some old Flash Gordon comics and ends with the soon to be opened Lucas Museum of Narrative Art! So get rid of that space actor Ben Kenobi & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!
Jason and Gabe are talking about one of their favorite Star Wars things ever, Dark Horse Comics’ amazing and vastly underrated Star Wars Tales comic series. It was an anthology series that would feature everything from stories about the main heroes to thrilling tales of Yaddle or George R. Binks, Jar Jar’s sea captain father. They go over which stories and issues have some of their favorites and why the carefree spirit of the Tales comics is for them missed in today’s strictly controlled Star Wars universe. (Tales talk starts at about the 16 minute mark)
AND! They go over the latest news with talk on a possible Obi-Wan spin off movie, singing Obi-Wan, whispering George Lucas’ late night phone calls, the nonstop Last Jedi toy leaks & more!
So grab short round, go looking for fortune & glory & bigfoot and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!!