A little over a month ago the team at The Star Wars Report Network launched a new podcast, “Star Wars Bookworms.”
While they’ve released only three episodes so far, I recommend this new podcast to any fans of the Expanded Universe – whether you’re a casual reader or hardcore completist.
Designed to review, analyze and discuss the happenings in the Expanded Universe, the team hosted by Teresa Delgado and Aaron Goins show great promise in being not only an informative podcast about Star Wars comics and literature – but they demonstrate a natural skill set for interviewing creators.
The hosts and guests approach each topic in a casual manner, not overwhelming listeners with an overabundance of timelines and facts. It’s much more like the discussions you’d have with fellow friends at your local comic shop or in your living room.
Bookworms released a two part episode in March, where they breakdown both volumes of Blood Ties – the multi-generational comic book that dives into the familial story of Jango and Boba Fett.
One of the most enjoyable and well written Boba Fett stories to be published over recent years, the team at Bookworms give some great insights into these volumes and make a number of interesting points.
If you’d like to hear their thoughts on Blood Ties, along with a fascinating interview with Alexander Freed, writer on the Old Republic video games.
You can download Star Wars Bookworms free on iTunes
From “Star Wars Blood Ties: Boba Fett is Dead #2.” Word has spread the infamous bounty hunter, Boba Fett, was slain by a team of mercenaries. The only problem is those mercenaries are being systematically cut down, leading to an order to destroy any familial connections to Boba Fett, specifically his half brother, Connor Freeman, who was placed at the scene of the most recent retaliation. When Freeman’s cantina is blown to pieces, Freeman narrowly escapes the carnage thanks to a mysterious stranger. Freeman does not escape unscathed, though – he awakes in a medical tank, the new owner of a cybernetic arm.