Welcome back True Believers! You know coffee and comics are two of our favorite things—they go together so well! In this space we have fun sharing the top five comics we are enjoying with a cup of our coffee. We also love our community and want to know what you are reading and what Coffee 'n' Capes coffee you are drinking. Share your reading and drinking choices with us at email@example.com.
And. here. we. go:
This week's featured coffee is, of course, Empire’s Roast. This single origin dark roast from Thailand is just the ticket when you are busy expanding a Galactic Empire. Empire's Roast is a rare coffee from Thailand that has been meticulously grown and roasted to create the smoothest dark roast coffee on the market. Grown in smaller batches this bean is truly a unique coffee experience, offering tasting notes of milk chocolate, honey, and a hint of citrus. It also gives you force wielding powers. Ok probably not, but can you really pass up on that chance??
Empire’s Roast is the best coffee for: Building planet sized space stations, learning how to wield laser swords, and looking cool in all white armor (even if it doesn't seem to help much). Or for enjoying with some great comics on Star Wars Day, May 4th…or any other day.
5. Star Wars #108 (2019)
What’s this? An all new continuation of the original Marvel Star Wars series? Yes! This Legends-era sequel reunites Leia, Luke, Chewie, Han, 3PO, and R2. But wait; there’s more! Your original favorites are joined by Jaxxon, Amaiza Foxtrain, Domina Tagge, and Valance the Hunter! Jess Harrold writes this galaxy-threatening, nostalgic roller coaster with great art from Matthew Rosenberg, Andrea Broccardo, Jan Duursema, Leonard Kirk, and Luke Ross.
4. Star Wars: Darth Vader #1 (2020)
No Star Wars day list of comics is complete without everyone’s favorite deep-breathing villain. We all know how Luke’s story went after Vader revealed himself as Luke’s real father. But how did Vader react to his son’s rejection? Pretty much as we might expect: with rage-filled, bloody revenge on just about anyone he can find. What else will be revealed about Vader’s past? Find out in this story by Greg Pak with art by Raffaele Ienco, Neeraj Menon, and VC’s Joe Caramagna. Vader stories are just the best.
3. Star Wars: The High Republic #1 (2021)
“The Galaxy is at peace, ruled by the glorious Republic and protected by noble and wise Jedi Knights. As a symbol of all that is good, the Republic is about to launch Starlight Beacon into the far reaches of the Outer Rim as a ray of hope for all to see. But a new adversary is also spreading throughout the Republic threatening the peace…and threatening the Force itself.” So begins this story from Cavan Scott with beautiful art by Ario Anindito, Mark Morales, Annalisa Leoni, and VC’s Ariana Maher. Check out this tale set before the Fall of the Jedi.
2. Star Wars: Yoda #1 (2022)
[C’mon, you know the voice in which you need to read this…] To some, a legend he was. To others, a teacher he was. Now, forgotten he is. In exile he lives. All his past lessons given, revisit he will. A desperate cry he hears. To protect his community, how respond will Yoda? Find out in this book written by Cavan Scott with art from Nico Leon, Dono Sanchez-Almara, and VC’s Joe Carmagna.
1. Star Wars: Crimson Reign #1 (2021)
Written by Charles Soule with art by Steven Cummings, this book begins a new tale set during the Age of Rebellion. Introducing new characters, new motivations, and new metaphors—such as the Sith as…pyramid scheme?? You’ll have to read it to believe it! A disparate group, the Crimson Dawn find themselves brought together by their leader, Lady Qi’ra. But they are truly united by that most basic human desire: the need to be free. That need puts them squarely opposed to the oppressive force of the Emperor and Darth Vader. We know that rarely ends well. Maybe this time will be the exception?