April 10, 2014

My Latest Historical Commentary in Marvel Iron Man #24

In this week's issue of Iron Man #24, I provided a bonus commentary about the History of Elves. To unlock this content, use your Marvel Augmented Reality app on page two of the comic.

March 22, 2014

From World War to Clone Wars: Now on StarWars.com

My latest blog for StarWars.com is now available! Check it out here: http://starwarsblog.starwars.com/2014/03/21/from-world-war-to-star-wars-the-clone-wars/

February 19, 2014

How the War Built the Millennium Falcon

In my latest installment over at the official Star Wars blog, I show the many connections that the galaxy's most famous pirate ship was inspired by World War II. You can read it now at http://starwarsblog.starwars.com/2014/02/18/from-world-war-to-star-wars-the-millennium-falcon/

January 16, 2014

Kicking Off My Monthly Blog at StarWars.com

The first of my monthly blog posts is now available at StarWars.com. Over the coming months, I'll be sharing all the ways that World War II inspired and shares connections to the Star Wars galaxy. From veterans, to bombers, to music and more, I will argue that World War II inspired more elements of Star Wars than any other single source.

Check StarWars.com every month for more!

November 12, 2013

Remembering the Veterans of Star Wars

My first historical piece for the official Star Wars blog has now been posted on StarWars.com. See how World War II veterans helped build the Star Wars galaxy.

October 11, 2013

Hear Me in Marvel Avengers: Endless Wartime

My first contribution to the Marvel AR (Augmented Reality) app is now available as part of the new Original Graphic Novel, Avengers: Endless Wartime. In this first historical commentary, I speak to the Nazi Wunderwaffe program and its impact on World War II.

You can see the bonus content now on YouTube:

September 28, 2013

Join Me for Star Wars Reads Day

This October, libraries and bookstores around the world are celebrating Star Wars Reads Day. If you love reading or Star Wars, I hope you attend one of the hundreds of events taking place.

I'll be making three appearances to celebrate the occasion thanks to two local libraries. In Tacoma on October 5th, I'll be talking about building your own R2 followed by brand new a historical lecture at their Wheelock branch that afternoon. The next weekend, I return to Puyallup library for an encore presentation of new history lecture.

From Golden Age to a Galaxy Far Away: You knew that Star Wars happened "a long time ago", but did you know that much of this classic film was influenced by the 1930s and '40s? Join Cole Horton, astromech builder and Star Wars expert, for a look at how the golden age of Hollywood, classic comic books, space operas, and the Second World War all shaped the Star Wars saga.

October 5, 2013
Tacoma, WA

Tacoma Main Library

October 5, 2013
Wheelock Library

October 12, 2013
Puyallup, WA
Puyallup Public Library