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.
Check out the first few pages of Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows #1. My latest five-part miniseries for Dark Horse Comics bebuts December 18, and I couldn’t be more excited. Vader fans, be sure to add it to your pull list.
UPDATE (12/18): Roqoo Depot gives this issue a 5/5, Adventures in Poor Taste rates it a 9.0, and Comic Bastards gives it 4/5, noting the “fantastic writing” and calling it “the best Star Wars series Dark Horse is publishing currently.”
UPDATE (12/30): Here’s a nice review from TheForce.net, as well.
UPDATE (12/30): Dustin Cabeal, owner and editor of Comic Bastards, has named Ninth Assassin his top miniseries of 2013. He writes: “To be honest I never saw myself picking a Star Wars title as my best mini, but when you get right down to it this was a great series. Vader is an iconic character and this series not only captured that, but added to it as well. From beginning to end you see just how bad-ass Vader is and that’s especially joyful for anyone that’s grown tired of the Star Wars franchise like me. This series reminded me why Star Wars was cool to begin with and peeled back the jaded layers of adulthood and made me feel like a kid again.”
Husker fans, you might like this piece I wrote about comic book (and football schedule) artist Win Mumma. It ran in Hail Varsity magazine last year and is available now to read online. And if you like this kind of stuff, you might want to consider subscribing. Once again, I’ll have a column in each weekly issue, all football season long.
The fifth and final issue of my Vader miniseries hits comic book shelves August 21. Thanks to everyone who has kept up with the series. And thanks, especially, to the talented team of artists, inkers, and colorists who brought it all to life. It’s been a blast.
UPDATE (8/21): Roqoo Depot gives this issue a 5/5 (a perfect 25/25 for the series), as does Rockin’ Comics and Comic Bastards. Comic Bastards goes on to add: "I’m going to genuinely miss Tim Siedell’s corner of the Star Wars universe because it is some of the best storytelling the franchise has ever had. That’s right, ever, and I’m including the films in there as well."
The fourth installment of my Vader series hits comic book store shelves July 17. Cover artwork by Ariel Olivetti.
UPDATE (7/18): Roqoo Depot and Rockin’ Comics both rate this issue a 5/5. So does Comic Bastards, which calls this the best issue of the series thus far, adding “Siedell is writing the best Star Wars title currently being published. Sorry other SW titles, but you don’t even compare.”