Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Star Wars Ewoks: Shadows of Endor (graphic novel) - Paul's REVIEW

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Star Wars Ewoks: Shadows of Endor
Author and Artist: Zack Giallongo
Published: 2013

Synopsis: Until now, the Ewoks had been able to ignore the arrival of the Empire's stormtroopers on Endor. But when they discover their rivals, the Duloks, have been enslaved and a legendary beast has been awakened, the Ewoks realize they may have to prepare for war—as soon as they figure out how to survive the beast! 

* Leads directly into the events of Return of the Jedi! 

* Ties into the beloved Ewoks TV series and movies!


Review: I've always enjoyed the Ewoks. Return of the Jedi has always been my favorite Star Wars movie. I watched both the cartoons and the live-action Ewoks films as a child. This short graphic novel connects all those different pieces of media. It's really too bad this was released before the canon flush. Hopefully some of these characters and ideas will make their way back into the new canon.

There are aspects of all things Ewoks in this book. The characters from the cartoons. The imagery and mythology of the live-action films. The lead up to the events of Return of the Jedi.

The art is simple and colorful, but there are added details that connects the different Ewok ideas. I would love if Marvel took some of the ideas from this book and ran with them.

I give this graphic novel a 4/5. It's fun, but not too complex. I recommend it to Star Wars fans familiar with the many different forms of Ewok media. 


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