Comics In Motion / Star Wars: Comics In Canon - Ep 65: C-3PO Meets Vader, Luke Meets A Force User And Han & Leia Dance (Star Wars #68-72)

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Mike embarks on the penultimate issues of the 2015 main Star Wars run of comics; Rebels & Rogues! In this story Luke wants to distract some imperials, but gets entangled with another force sensitive person, Han & Leia head to Lanz Carpo; a planet near Coruscant to try and frame it’s leader and Chewbacca & C-3PO venture to a planet of “rock people” and Darth Vader is right around the corner…

Also in Mike’s outro, he does a Palpatine impression, so be warned about that!

This story is set before Empire Strikes Back, around 1-3 ABY.

All issues were written by Greg Pak, with Phil Noto as the artist and colour artist. Issue 68 was released July 2019, issue 72 was released October 2019 and the trade paperback collection was released November 2019.

If you want to check out the previous arcs for the main run of Star Wars comics, check out episodes 9, 13, 19, 21, 27, 36, 40, 44, 48, 53, 57 & 61 of SWCIC!

Check out the last episode of SWCIC where Mike embarked on chapter 1 of the War Of The Bounty Hunters crossover event! After Boba Fett had carbonite-frozen Han Solo stolen from him by Crimson Dawn, the galaxy prepares for the mysterious gathering organised by the syndicate to auction off everyone’s favourite smuggler. A few of the interested parties includes Leia, Lando, Luke & Chewie, Darth Vader, Doctor Aphra & Sana Starros, Beilert Valance & Dengar, are to name a few of the involved, plus this chapter includes Durge’s first time in the new canon and a familiar face not seen since Solo: A Star Wars Story!

Promo is for the Judging Dredd book, edited by Scott Weatherly (of the 20th Century Geek podcast), plus there’s an essay from Tony Farina & many other cool aspects, it's available now:

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Mike, Megan & Tonya Todd discuss the Loki series on the feed of Comics In Motion! Parts 1-3: and 4-6:

The first episode of the Comics In Motion Book Club is now out! The first episode has Mike, Dave & Matt Lloyd discussing themes, artwork and their interpretations of the first volume of the 2017 Darth Vader comic run:

Mike & Chris discussed the new Black Widow movie on the feed of Comics In Motion:

Mike, Megan & Tonya Todd discussed the first 3 episodes of Loki here on the feed of Comics In Motion (discussing 4-6 will be out soon):

Mike was on a recent episode of the I Like To Like Things podcast, talking about his favourite TV show (and no, it’s not Star Wars):

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Intro & outro by BZ The Voice:

Intro arranged by Mike Burton, backing music by Eric Matyas at

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