The latest episode of LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures offers tie-ins to both The Clone Wars animated series and The Force Awakens. On the run from Naare (Grey Griffin), the Freemakers crash land their damaged ship on Takodana where they meet both Maz Kanata (Grey Griffin) and Hondo Ohnaka (Jim Cummings). While Maz offers a few words of advice to the kids, and a gift for Rowan (Nicolas Cantu), Hondo only gives them the difficult job of stealing Varactyl eggs to earn enough money to repair their ship.
Comic-Con debuted the first full-length trailer for the upcoming LEGO Batman movie which… how do I say this, doesn’t exactly look Bat-tastic (it’s February release date isn’t promising either). Will Arnett returns to reprise his role as Batman from The LEGO Movie as Batman takes in an orphan named Dick Grayson (Michael Cera) to be his partner. The Lego Batman Movie opens in theaters February 10th.
Bringing back the character of the Broken Man, introduced in the first issue of the current Astro City series, Astro City #37 gives us a peek into the unusual character’s home (known as the Dream House) and offers a new story that teases possible further information about the Broken Man and his war against the Oubor in future issues.
Star Wars #21 breaks from the formula of Marvel’s main Star Wars comic. Moving away from the adventures of the core characters from the original Star Wars trilogy, the latest issue focuses instead on Sgt. Kreel and his new squad of elite Stormtroopers tasked with finding and eliminating Rebel insurgents throughout the Empire.
Emma Roberts stars as Venus “Vee” Delmonico, an amalgamation of every secretly-cool high school nerd ever, whose introverted personality is tested when she chooses to sign-up for a super-secret (AKA everyone knows about it) online game of truth or dare known as NERVE.
“The Secret of the Hell Screen” continues as Miyamoto Usagi and Inspector Ishida continue to investigate the odd deaths surrounding the bizarre piece of art that even the son of its creator believes is cursed and needs to be destroyed. No closer to answers, Usagi’s dreams begin to make the rabbit ronin wonder if there isn’t some truth to the curse of the Hell Screen. Worth a look.