With just a few more days until his origin story blasts into theaters, let's delve back into the lost lore of Han Solo and Chewbacca. Tonight's transmission concerns one of the first stories in what would later be known as the Star Wars Expanded Universe; Marvel Comics' Star Wars #7 - "New Planets, New Perils!" … Continue reading The Exploits of Han Solo: “New Planets, New Perils!” (Marvel Star Wars 7)
The Exploits of Han Solo: “Routine” (Star Wars Tales 2)
Welcome to the Summer of Solo! We're just a few days out from the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story, which looks surprisingly decent. Until recently my level of enthusiasm for this film (and other proposed "origin" Star Wars movies) could best be described as "wet bantha fart," but the trailers hit me like … Continue reading The Exploits of Han Solo: “Routine” (Star Wars Tales 2)
SpaceStationWagon Movie Review – Star Wars: The Last Jedi
(spoilers for The Last Jedi ahead! It's been...months. If you haven't seen it yet I can only assume you've been waylaid by bounty hunters on Ord Mantell, or have been prospecting out on Subterrel) Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi is a Star Wars movie like none other...now with that hook, am I about … Continue reading SpaceStationWagon Movie Review – Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Bargain Bin Bounty: Marvel’s Star Wars #49 – THE LAST JEDI!
Star Wars Fever is in the air, as Episode VIII bears down upon us like a Star Destroyer chasing a Rebel Blockade Runner. I was pumped when they announced the film would be titled The Last Jedi, but also had a slight "nerdier than thou" smirk. You see, there is already a Star Wars tale … Continue reading Bargain Bin Bounty: Marvel’s Star Wars #49 – THE LAST JEDI!
Travels in the Space Station Wagon: The Sub Shop Lord of the Rings Mural
I've sampled many of this galaxy's un-Earthly delights, including fantastic sandwiches at Columbia, Missouri's simply named Sub Shop. There's a few of them across college burg, but the original location is tucked away in a sleepy corner of downtown. I had visited this chill establishment often while living in the area as a youth, and … Continue reading Travels in the Space Station Wagon: The Sub Shop Lord of the Rings Mural
Questionable Collectibles: Batman Crazy Foam
This off-putting gem was found in a fluorescent-blasted Walgreens, where my friend and I had stopped to use the ATM whilst hopping bars. The product in question is some kind of "Crazy Foam" that Batman violently expectorates from his screaming mouth. My friend mused "I think some kind of line was crossed somewhere." All I … Continue reading Questionable Collectibles: Batman Crazy Foam
Space Station Wagon Announcements
Ahoy, Space Station Wagoners! Sorry for the dearth of updates, life out here in space has been fast and frictionless. I thought I'd share with you a recent discovery about the fringes of our star system; the discovery of a ring system around the dwarf planet Haumea! You may remember Haumea (which is named after … Continue reading Space Station Wagon Announcements
What the Hell is Valerian? – A Brief Background of the Comic Strip
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets hits theaters this weekend. Since Space Station Wagon is a survey of scifi and a conspectus of comics, I thought I'd clue any curious cats in. Valerian and Laureline is a French comic strip written by Pierre Christin and illustrated by artist Jean-Claude Mezieres, first published in … Continue reading What the Hell is Valerian? – A Brief Background of the Comic Strip
The New Doctor!
As promised, the BBC announced today the identity of the actor playing the next Doctor on Doctor Who. Downton Abbey's Jodie Whittaker will step into the role, marking the first time in the show's 50+ years that the character will be portrayed by a woman. Welcome to the family of Doctors Whom, Ms. Whittaker! Now … Continue reading The New Doctor!
Star Wars Dark Horse Deep Cuts – Droids: the Protocol Offensive
Star Wars comic books were first published by Marvel, and since Disney now owns Marvel AND Star Wars, they are being produced at The House of Ideas once more. But in the 1990s and early 2000s, Dark Horse Comics was the home for Star Wars sequential art. The company was founded in the 80s and … Continue reading Star Wars Dark Horse Deep Cuts – Droids: the Protocol Offensive