Author Archives: Kate Kosturski

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Columns
We Want Comics: I Love Lucy and Lucille Ball

By | Oct 19, 2021 | Columns

Welcome back to We Want Comics, a column exploring intellectual properties, whether they’re movies, TV shows, novels or video games, that we want adapted into comic books. Seventy years ago this past Friday, a redhead from Jamestown and a Cuban bandleader teamed up to introduce us to their life at 623 East 68th Street, and […]

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Star Wars Darth Vader Vol 4 Featured Reviews
“Star Wars: Darth Vader” #23-25

By | Oct 5, 2021 | Reviews

The endgame of ‘End of Games,’ and our look back at this first volume of “Star Wars: Darth Vader,” is upon us.  What kind of ending does it provide to the reader? Does it satisfy and wrap up current storylines while simultaneously leaving the door open a crack for further adventures? As this is the […]

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Star Wars Darth Vader Vol 4 Featured Reviews
“Star Wars: Darth Vader” #20-22

By | Sep 28, 2021 | Reviews

We’ve now reached the final arc of this first volume of “Star Wars: Darth Vader.” Knowing that there are two more volumes to follow does pacify some of my concerns about unfinished storylines, but how much of our story will be left unfinished? Written by Kieron Gillen Illustrated by Salvador Larocca and Mike Norton Colored […]

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Reviews
“Star Wars: Darth Vader” #18-19

By | Sep 21, 2021 | Reviews

The war on Shu-Torun wraps up, but some of Vader’s chickens are starting to come home to roost.  He’s going to get out of this battle just fine, but it’s going to be the return to Imperial management that may be the trickier minefield to manage.  The same metaphor can also apply to scripting at […]

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Reviews
“Star Wars: Darth Vader” #16-17

By | Sep 14, 2021 | Reviews

We trade in lightsaber battles for battles of will and political power in the kickoff to the Shu-Torun War.  But another battle is brewing within this series: the various story threads that are starting to knot together, but perhaps not enough, given our advance knowledge of less than ten issues of this series left. Written […]

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Darth Vader Annual 1 Featured Reviews
“Star Wars: Darth Vader Annual” #1

By | Sep 7, 2021 | Reviews

It’s time for the “Star Wars: Darth Vader” Annual, which like other “Star Wars” annuals we’ve reviewed, appears in a publication order that doesn’t make sense.  But what it does do well is set up the next story arc of the series. Written by Kieron Gillen Penciled by Leinil Yu Inked by Gerry Alanguilan Colored […]

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Television
Five Thoughts on Outlander‘s “The Search”

By | Sep 4, 2021 | Television

Come sail over the sea to Skye with us this summer, as we take a trip through the stones to the first season of the television adaptation of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander book series.  First published in 1991 with Outlander, Gabaldon’s multi-genre novels features the time traveling love story of Claire (Caitriona Balfe), a 1940s woman who […]

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Star Wars Vader Down Featured Reviews
“Star Wars: Vader Down” (Part 2)

By | Aug 31, 2021 | Reviews

As “Star Wars: Vader Down” wraps up, we leave with some unanswered questions that could well propel the back half of this series. Written by Jason Aaron and Kieron Gillen Illustrated by Mike Deodato Jr. and Salvador Larocca Colored by Edgar Delgado and Frank Martin Jr. Lettered by VC’s Joe Caramanga and Chris Eliopoulous Collects […]

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