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!

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

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

Attack Rundown – The Superweapons of the Star Wars Universe Part III: The Sun Crusher

Disclaimer: I read these novels back in middle school (when I should have been discovering actual literature), so I'm going on memory for this entry (with some help from the friendly folks over at Wookieepedia, which is where you can go for more in-depth and un-biased information on these devices). *header image by Bill Hughes, … Continue reading Attack Rundown – The Superweapons of the Star Wars Universe Part III: The Sun Crusher

Attack Rundown – The Superweapons of the Star Wars Universe Part II: Starkiller Base

Welcome back! Finally worked up the courage to venture out of your hidden Rebel bases, or have you simply realized there is no escape from a superweapon that can annihilate an entire star system from the other side of the galaxy? In our last installment we learned how any large starship can be used to … Continue reading Attack Rundown – The Superweapons of the Star Wars Universe Part II: Starkiller Base

Attack Rundown: The Superweapons of the Star Wars Universe – Part 1

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is just days away, and unless you've been watching the trailers through the lenses of a stormtrooper helmet you're probably aware that it's going to feature the Death Star. The Death Star is one of the most iconic elements of the Star Wars universe, everyone knows about it even … Continue reading Attack Rundown: The Superweapons of the Star Wars Universe – Part 1

I Think I’ve Figured Out The Ending of Rogue One (A Star Wars Story)

No spoilers! This is purely SpaceStationWagon Speculation! If you don't want to hear it, don't scroll down past the sweet Rogue One images below. I'm going to keep typing for a while because if I don't make a big enough block of text here, the beginning of the next paragraph will still be visible on … Continue reading I Think I’ve Figured Out The Ending of Rogue One (A Star Wars Story)

Travels in the Space Station Wagon: The EMP Museum in Seattle

(I apologize in advance for the horrible quality of these photos, they were taken on an old iPod Touch and everything was in glass display cases) A few years ago I wound up having a fortuitous overnight layover in Seattle. I stayed the night at a really nice bed and breakfast (the only time I've … Continue reading Travels in the Space Station Wagon: The EMP Museum in Seattle