UPDATE (7/15): Big Comic Page rates the book a 5/5, describing it as “truly impressive in scope” and “a great piece of writing and art.” We The Nerdy gives it 9.5/10, calling the the storyline “Tarantino-esque” while adding: “I appreciate that Tim Siedell, the book’s author, was able to create a book that was interesting, yet different from the standard Star Wars fare. In addition, he added some moments to the book that actually made you stop and think…”
I threw myself into the weirdness of the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholders meeting and wrote about my experience for Bloomberg View. The first piece, about Omaha being the (temporary) happiest place on earth, can be read here. The second, about the exhibit hall at the meeting, is here. The third, about an end of an era, is here.
The fifth and final issue of my Vader miniseries hits comic book shelves on April 16. Thanks to Gabriel Guzman for the amazing artwork in this series. Thanks to my editor, Dave Marshall. Thanks to Dark Horse and Lucasfilm for letting me play in this amazing sandbox. And thanks, especially, to the Star Wars fans out there who welcomed this story into their expanded universe. See you at SDCC.
UPDATE (4/16): Roqoo Depot gives the issue a 5/5, calling it “near perfect” and “masterful storytelling.” Adventures in Poor Taste rates it a 9 out of 10, saying this series is “one of the greatest Darth Vader stories ever told.” Comic Bastards rates it a 5/5, adding “Siedell delivers the Vader we all want and that’s why it’s so good and entertaining to read his Vader tales.”
UPDATE (3/20): Roqoo Depot gives the issue a 4/5, Unleash the Fanboy gives it an 8, while Geeked Out Nation notes “Writer Tim Siedell has taken a Star Wars book and made it extremely relevant to our own war inflicted times, shining a spotlight on the psychology of soldiering, a career where you kill other human beings simply because it’s your job to do so.”
UPDATE (3/26): SciFiPulse rates the issue an A calls it a “very entertaining read” and “absolutely engrossing material.”
UPDATE (2/19): Roqoo Depot gives the issue a 5/5, adding “this Star Wars miniseries is one of the best out there right now.” Adventures in Poor Taste rates it a 9 out of 10, saying “Cry of Shadows #3 shows no signs this series is letting up.” Comic Bastards rates it a 5/5, adding “Tim Siedell knocks it out of the park again. I’m not kidding when I say that Hock Malsuum is one of the best things to ever happen to Star Wars.”
UPDATE (1/17): Roqoo Depot gives it a 5/5, Geeked Out Nation rates it a 9.4, and in a rave review, Comic Bastards gives this second issue a 5/5, calling it “the reason you read comic books.” Also, here’s an interview I gave to Adventures in Poor Taste.
Paste Magazine recently released their annual ranking of the 60 Best Twitter Accounts, and I’m honored to have made the list at number six. I’ve always found Paste’s list to be thoughtful and comprehensive—a nice mix of celebrities, comedians, musicians and other interesting accounts worth a follow. This marks the fourth straight year I’ve been ranked in the top six (having twice been ranked number one).
By the way, that’s legendary ad man (and one of my personal heroes) David Ogilvy in my Twitter avatar. He once said: "The best ideas come as jokes. Make your thinking as funny as possible." That’s certainly something I try to do on Twitter. If you’d like to check out a sampling of some of my more popular tweets, take a gander here.