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Our Recommended Disney Era Novels and Comics

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Ah yes, the C-word. After the Disney purchase of Lucasfilm in 2012… you know what? Let’s not go through all this again. Here’s a Wookieepedia article about canon.

Now, here are the Disney Era novels and comics we recommend. These are not necessarily the *best* or most important releases, but the ones we enjoyed the most. 

Note: this is a living document, so more releases will be added as we love them. Also, stories are arranged by relative time period- some span multiple eras! We trusted our feelings on it. 

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Lenticular Dooku! – The Blockade Runner Podcast #150

BR 150 CoverRyan and John discuss the next Star Wars film being pushed to 2023, the upcoming LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special, and the wonders of stumbling across a ton of TPM and AOTC merch at an amazing Denver comic book store.

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Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian and The Clone Wars Concludes – The Blockade Runner Podcast #146

BR 146 CoverRyan and John finally find the opportunity to discuss the final episode of Clone Wars as well as the first three episodes of Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian. We take a look at our favorite moments from both (including a bit of a detour in response to Dave Filoni’s monologue re: the importance of the conclusions of TPM and RotJ) before closing the show with even more Mandalorian season two casting rumors.

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Chatting On Star Wars Day Eve – The Blockade Runner Podcast #144

BR 144 CoverRyan and John celebrate fabled holiday Star Wars Day Eve by catching up on a few  updates on Dr. Aphra, Cassian Andor, and a new show for Disney Plus before discussing the first three episodes of The Siege of Mandalore arc of The Clone Wars.

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Always In Motion The Future Is – The Blockade Runner Podcast #141

BR 141 CoverRyan is back after taking a bit of a hiatus from both Star Wars and the podcast. We catch up on where he’s at with Star Wars overall before jumping into Clone Wars season 7, recent comics, and both the TROS digital release and novelization. In the second half of the show we discuss the impact COVID-19 may have on the High Republic, Celebration, Galaxy’s Edge, and upcoming Disney+ shows.

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Revisiting the Final TROS Trailer Plus Kylo and the Knights of Ren – The Blockade Runner Podcast #128

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This week’s episode features some lingering questions re: the final TROS trailer. We also ponder the soliciation for Marvel’s Kylo Ren #2 and how it may require us to reconsider what we thought we knew about Ben Solo’s fall and the birth of Kylo Ren. We conclude the show with a few minutes on the toy reveals coming out of Comic Con Paris and the upcoming Doctor Aphra #1 and Darth Vader #1.

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Return to Vader’s Castle, Return to Resistance – The Blockade Runner Podcast #126

BR 126 CoverThis week’s show is all about comics and cartoons! For the comics side of things, we run down the Marvel Star Wars news coming out of NYCC 2019, take a look at some recently announced Star Wars manga, and share our thoughts on the first two Return to Vader’s Castle issues from IDW as well as Star Wars: Allegiances #1 from Marvel. The second half of the show is devoted to discussing the first two episodes of Star Wars Resistance‘s final season before we wrap with a few minutes on Freddie Prinze Jr.’s recent (brilliant) viral monologue.

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Two Hours on Toys Too Hot to Announce (That Come Out in Two Weeks) – The Blockade Runner Podcast #122

BR 122 Cover.jpgTriple Force Friday is less than two weeks away, and even though we haven’t really had any official announcements about what’s being released for the event, we spend two hours talking about all of the toys that have leaked so far (pretty much all of them).

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Also, John’s score on the Force Awakens table on Star Wars Pinball is higher than Ryan’s. Just sayin’.img_2112.jpg


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The Phantom Menace’s Deleted Scenes – The Blockade Runner Podcast #116

BR 116 CoverNews for this week’s show includes the launch of Star Wars Roll Out, John’s thoughts on the recently released Star Wars: Myths and Fables, Ryan’s review of the Age of Resistance special, and a rumored rerelease of all 10 saga films on blu ray this fall. We discuss all of The Phantom Menace‘s deleted scenes for our primary topic this week in the back half of the episode.

Unfortunately we have some sound quality issues on this episode that we’re not able to correct in post-production. It’s listenable, but not representative of the usual sound quality level of the show. Next week should be back to normal.

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Galaxy’s Edge Updates – The Blockade Runner Podcast #112

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This week’s episode focuses entirely on Galaxy’s Edge (which is kind of weird since neither of us have been there), including what the numbers are saying about how popular the park and its merchandise are and how some bogus visitors are ripping stuff off and trying to sell it online. The second half of the show features a look at the first three issues of Marvel’s Galaxy’s Edge tie-in book and our thoughts on what we’d like to see from future tie-in material.

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