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Spector for Hire: The Force is Strong in 2015

This year will definitely be an exciting year for Star Wars fans, young and old (like me).  Hey, “when 900 years old you reach, look as good, you will not.”  There is a LOT to look forward to!

Star Wars: Rebels

Yes, I’m still reeling from the loss of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.  Yes, I understand, in part, why they had to stop.  But hey, Star Wars Rebels rocks!  Five years before the events taking place in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, comes the story of the Rebellion’s beginnings while the Empire spreads tyranny through the galaxy.  Sitting down to watch this show with my son is often the highlight of my week.

The second half of Season One of Star Wars Rebels hit the airwaves on January 5th.  The episode, entitled Path of the Jedi focuses on a key trial all Jedi must overcome.  Will Ezra be up to the task?

Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend

The folks at runDisney have created the race you’re looking for this January at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA.  Well, I guess it’s the race you’re looking for, unless you’re like me and would prefer an event in Florida during Star Wars Weekends at Walt Disney World….

Can you say Imperial Challenge?!!!??  Come on runDisney, let’s make it happen!

Feel the power of the Force during the first-ever Star Wars Half Marathon run at theDisneyland® Resort.  It’s a 13.1 mile intergalactic adventure in the most magical place on Earth. Your course takes you through Disney California Adventure® Park, past Disneyland® Park, and then on to the terrestrial streets of the surrounding areas.  There’s also kid races, a 5k and 10k and a Rebel Challenge for completing both the half marathon and 10k distances.

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Star Wars Celebration

In April, Star Wars Celebration will take over the Anaheim Convention Center in CA.  The official convention of a galaxy far, far away, will herald the premieres of both Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith in 3D and the Season 2 premiere of Star Wars Rebels.  On top of that are appearances by Star Wars actors and creators, panel discussions, more merchandise than you could smuggle past an Imperial blockade, and of course exclusive reveals which will no doubt be about The Force Awakens!!!

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Marvel Comics

While Dark Horse certainly created some great comics over the last twenty years, I am very much excited for the upcoming releases from Marvel.

The first issue, which comes out on January 14th, already has over a million pre-orders which sets it up as perhaps the highest selling comic of the year already.

Yours truly may or may not have gotten his grubby little hands on an advance copy….

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Yep, this is the comic you are looking for.  It’s fantastic!

Buy it.  Read it.  Love it.  Oh and grab some amazing variant covers too.

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and of course the piece de resistance…..

The Force Awakens

It’s going to be a great year to be a Star Wars fan!

~Rob