Tales Of Light & Life Reviewed, Ranked & Summarised – The High Republic Short Stories Spanning Phase 1, 2 & 3: Burryaga & Bell Zettifar, Starlight Beacon, Jedi, Nihil & More

Star Wars: Comics In Canon - Your Guide To The Canon, Through The Comic Book Lens

03-12-2023 • 52 mins

BEFORE PHASE 3 KICKS OFF, WE WRAP UP PHASES 1 & 2 OF THE HIGH REPUBLIC! In this release Mike reviews the 10 High Republic short stories found in Tales Of Light & Life and gives brief overviews of each one! The stories take place in phases 1 & 2 of the High Republic, giving closure to some characters, revealing more about others and connecting the dots before we delve into Phase 3! Stories include Axel Greylark, Marda Ro, Ram Jomaram, Rooper Nitani, Bell Zettifar, Vernestra Rwoh & more, including some new characters!

The High Republic: Tales Of Light & Life was released on 5th September 2023 and includes stories from Zoraida Córdova, Tessa Grayton, George Mann, Daniel José Older, Claudia Gray, Justina Ireland, Charles Soule, Cavan Scott, Lydia Kang and Alyssa Wong (only the Barnes & Noble edition includes Alyssa’s story).

Mary Kenney Convo; youtube.com/watch?v=cXt63wQSs7w&t=3s

Interviews with Claudia Gray, Cavan Scott, George Mann & more can be found on this feed or in this YouTube playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcO1Ib_BGD8aBx1DlANwSaxC09kD-CQuM&si=8l9x_mim-lbkbxh2

Mike recently spoke with Ethan Sacks (author of Bounty Hunters, Galaxy’s Edge & more Star Wars comics) on ep 213 of Genuine Chit-Chat and has recorded an episode with Shadow of the Sith author Adam Christopher, so look out for that too!

In the last episode, Mike delves into more Darth Vader, where VADER CONFRONTS PADMÉ’S HANDMAIDENS BUT WILL THEY JOIN HIM OR REBEL? For ep 142, Mike continues with the 2020 run of Darth Vader comics, with another story surrounding Sabé & Dormé caught in the web of Vader, as they try to save innocents while fighting against Jul Tambor. As Vader’s web entangles the other handmaidens too causing them to ask themselves what they’re willing to sacrifice in order to save lives and if Sabé is truly working for the Dark Lord…

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Mike (& Megan) appeared on Spider-Dan & The Secret Bores to compare the two Day of The Dead movies Coco & The Book Of Life: ⁠https://pod.fo/e/1fdd53⁠

Mike appeared on Back To The Filmography to talk about Jason Statham’s only animated movie to date; Gnomeo & Juliet: ⁠https://pod.fo/e/1f9f28⁠

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Mike spoke with Thomas Rochester of Reckless Rebellion to talk about the 3 Thrawn book trilogies: ⁠⁠https://pod.fo/e/1df29c⁠⁠

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Outro read by BZ The Voice: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠http://www.bzthevoice.com


00:00 Intro

02:13 What To Expect

02:43 Thoughts On Anthologies

06:06 Other High Republic Content

07:57 Timeline

09:32 Story List & Authors

14:33 Spoiler-Free Thoughts & Rankings

22:28 Spoiler-Filled Thoughts

47:20 Final Thoughts & Overview

48:18 Star Wars Author Interviews

50:37 Coming Up

51:36 Support & Outro