How did Ben Solo really meet and join the Knights of Ren?

How did Ben Solo really meet and join the Knights of Ren?

In the recent LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales holiday special, the story of how Ben Solo joined up with the Knights of Ren is told by Vaneé, the creepy attendant of Darth Vader's Castle. The special isn't canon, however, so while it was really cool to see this story told, fans might be wondering: what's [...]

There’s a very cool connection between the High Republic and The Rise of Kylo Ren

There’s a very cool connection between the High Republic and The Rise of Kylo Ren

In the latest novel from the High Republic era, set 200 years before The Phantom Menace, the heroes arrive at a previously abandoned space station in the wake of the Great Disaster. As such, Into the Dark by Claudia Gray sees the majority of the book take place on this space station, with four Jedi [...]

The best of Star Wars in 2020: End of year awards!

The best of Star Wars in 2020: End of year awards!

This year has certainly been a crazy one for everyone, that's for sure! And it also marked a notable change for Star Wars: it was the first year not to have a theatrically released film since 2014! But we still got a ton of content from a galaxy far, far away, including a couple of [...]

Everything we know about what Luke Skywalker was up to after the Battle of Endor

Everything we know about what Luke Skywalker was up to after the Battle of Endor

I've done several articles in this series, looking at what some familiar Star Wars characters were up to in the years following the Battle of Endor, but today we get to the big one. What about Luke Skwalker? There's still much we don't know about what he was up to, but there's nonetheless still enough [...]

What happened at Luke Skywalker’s Jedi Temple?

What happened at Luke Skywalker’s Jedi Temple?

Given what happened in the season two finale of The Mandalorian, I figured that this topic may be relevant to a lot of Star Wars fans: what happened at Luke Skywalker's Jedi Temple, particularly on that one fateful night? After all, The Mandalorian showed Luke Skywalker coming to rescue Grogu and take him to train [...]

The Rise of Kylo Ren #4 shows Kylo Ren bleeding his lightsaber crystal

The Rise of Kylo Ren #4 shows Kylo Ren bleeding his lightsaber crystal

The brilliant four-issue comic series, The Rise of Kylo Ren, came to an end recently, and it did so with an action-packed final issue. Written by Charles Soule and illustrated by Will Sliney, the fourth and final issue shows Ben Solo's final descent to the dark side, as felt across the galaxy. And after this [...]

The Rise of Kylo Ren #4 shows that several familiar faces sensed Ben Solo finally turn to the dark side

The Rise of Kylo Ren #4 shows that several familiar faces sensed Ben Solo finally turn to the dark side

Over the last few months, we've been learning the story of Ben Solo's fall to the dark side in The Rise of Kylo Ren, the excellent four-part comic miniseries written by Charles Soule and illustrated by Will Sliney. The fourth and final issue was recently released, and it shows us Solo finally giving into the [...]

Jedi Master Luke Skywalker’s explanation of the Force to one of his students makes a ton of sense

Jedi Master Luke Skywalker’s explanation of the Force to one of his students makes a ton of sense

In The Rise of Kylo Ren #3, written by Charles Soule and illustrated by Will Sliney, we get some flashbacks to Jedi Master Luke Skywalker training his students at his Jedi Temple. The students in focus in this issue are (obviously) Ben Solo, as well as Voe, Hennix, and Tai. These three students were away [...]

The Rise of Kylo Ren #3 shows Ben Solo join the Knights of Ren

The Rise of Kylo Ren #3 shows Ben Solo join the Knights of Ren

The Rise of Kylo Ren comic series, written by Charles Soule and drawn by Will Sliney, has been phenomenal so far, showing us Ben Solo becoming the villain known as Kylo Ren - and in the meantime painting him as a sympathetic character. The third issue was recently released, and it's another success. If you [...]

The Rise of Kylo Ren #2 makes it seem like Ben Solo was initially not aware of Snoke’s connection to the First Order

The Rise of Kylo Ren #2 makes it seem like Ben Solo was initially not aware of Snoke’s connection to the First Order

In The Rise of Kylo Ren #2, written by Charles Soule and drawn by Will Sliney, there’s a brief moment that I think is pretty significant, as it pertains to the First Order. After that fateful night at Luke Skywalker’s Jedi Temple, Ben Solo decides to run to Snoke, who is found on this strange [...]