Podcast Stardust #59: The Rise of Kylo Ren 1 & 2

by Podcast Stardust

Podcast Stardust turns to the world of Star Wars comics with a discussion of the first half of the story of Ben Solo’s fall to the dark side of the Force as he becomes Kylo Ren.

The Rise of Skywalker brought about the conclusion to Ben Solo’s story arc. However, what about the beginning? In The Force Awakens, Star Wars audiences learned that the son of Han Solo and Princess Leia fell to the dark side under the influence of Snoke. After that, though, the story is largely a mystery. Charles Soule set out to provide the details in his Marvel mini-series, The Rise of Kylo Ren. On this episode of Podcast Stardust, Dennis and Jay discuss the details revealed in issues one and two.

On this fully armed and operational podcast, we discuss:

  • The immediate aftermath of the Ben’s fateful confrontation with Luke Skywalker,
  • The destruction of the Jedi temple,
  • Snoke’s advice for Ben,
  • The Knights of the Ren and the details of their history,
  • How Ben identifies Luke as a “legend” and how this relates to The Last Jedi, and
  • Snoke’s long game in subtly pushing Ben to the dark side.

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Podcast Stardust is the fully armed and operational podcast inspired by the code name for the Death Star. Hosted by first-generation Star Wars fans, Dennis Keithly and Jay Krebs, Podcast Stardust endeavors to bring thought provoking discussion on recent Star Wars news on a weekly basis. Between news episodes, Dennis and Jay review the latest episodes from Star Wars television covering everything from ResistanceRebels, and The Clone Wars to The Mandalorian and other live action productions on Disney+. Of course, Podcast Stardust wouldn’t be complete without thematic discussions, top ten lists, and interviews on everything from Star Wars literature, comics, and the films themselves.

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