Hey Let’s Talk About The Force Awakens: A Deadshirt Roundtable

In case you’re just now waking up from a coma, Star Wars: The Force Awakens came out last Thursday. Box office records were toppled. Tears were shed. Nits were picked. There was dancing in the street. Here’s what the Deadshirt crew thought of it. SPOILERS Read More …

The Brilliance of Return of the Jedi‘s “Sail Barge Assault” Score

Star Wars would not be Star Wars without several key factors: the commitment to classical literary themes in a science fiction setting; the dramatic use of advanced special effects to move the story along; and the evocative musical score, written by legendary film composer John Read More …

Star Wars: The Radio Drama Adds Audio Texture to a Far Away Galaxy

The Star Wars radio drama (available here) is a pretty fascinating artifact. Adaptation from one medium to another is always fascinating, but this is a rare case of a newly successful form of media (the blockbuster film) being adapted into and attempting to revitalize a dying Read More …

Deadshirt is Reading: Vader Down and Secret Wars Too!

Deadshirt Is Reading… is a weekly feature in which Deadshirt’s staff, contributing writers, and friends-of-the-site offer their thoughts on Big Two cape titles, creator-owned books, webcomics and more. For more of our thoughts on this week’s new comics, take a look at Wednesday’s Deadshirt Comics Shopping List. Max Read More …

Deadshirt Is Reading… Justice League United and Chewbacca!

Deadshirt Is Reading… is a weekly feature in which Deadshirt’s staff, contributing writers, and friends-of-the-site offer their thoughts on Big Two cape titles, creator-owned books, webcomics and more. For more of our thoughts on this week’s new comics, take a look at Wednesday’s Deadshirt Comics Shopping List. Max Read More …

Deadshirt Is Reading… STAR WARS! NOTHING BUT STAR WARS!

Deadshirt Is Reading… is a weekly feature in which Deadshirt’s staff, contributing writers, and friends-of-the-site offer their thoughts on Big Two cape titles, creator-owned books, webcomics and more. For more of our thoughts on this week’s new comics, take a look at Wednesday’s Deadshirt Comics Shopping List.  Read More …

Deadshirt Is Reading… Summer Lovin’ and Star Bores

Deadshirt Is Reading… is a weekly feature in which Deadshirt’s staff, contributing writers, and friends-of-the-site offer their thoughts on Big Two cape titles, creator-owned books, webcomics and more. For more of our thoughts on this week’s new comics, take a look at Wednesday’s Deadshirt Comics Shopping List.  Read More …