The Star Wars

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The Star Wars

Postby LAVA89 » Sun Dec 22, 2013 1:06 am

Has anyone checked these comics out yet? I've been waiting to get them since they were announced and I got issue #4 at Barnes & Noble. And yesterday my back ordered issues 1,2 and 3 came in the mail.

Basically Dark Horse Comics took the original draft George Lucas created way back in 1974 and is doing an 8 issue miniseries adapting it in comic book form. So its one alternative take or "universe" of existing canon. They're also drawing alot of inspiration from Ralph McQuarrie' art.

Normally I don't collect Expanded Universe stuff. But this is the fiirst time I've seen them do alternate universe stuff. And what I like most about them is that they have the classic feel while doing new stories (something I never got with the prequels). Also, like KOTOR, it feels like anything can happen in this new universe.

Here's some samples:
Left - Annikin Starkiller, Middle - Kane Starkiller (Annikin's father), Right - Deak Starkiller (Annikin's brother)
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New (or Old) Luke Skywalker:
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New R2-D2 and C-3PO:
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Cover of issue #1:
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Re: The Star Wars

Postby ArchAngel » Sun Dec 22, 2013 6:44 pm

Oh, sweet! What parts do these comics cover?
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Re: The Star Wars

Postby ccgr » Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:21 pm

Not into comics but those look neat

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Re: The Star Wars

Postby LAVA89 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:57 am

Oh, sweet! What parts do these comics cover?
Well since Lucas did not intend to write Star Wars into 3 movies, its basically Episode IV: A New Hope (or "Star Wars"). But there are some elements of the prequels floating around and the comic writers said that elements of the other OT movies will appear as well.

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Re: The Star Wars

Postby Emwok » Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:35 pm

I guess Kane Starkiller is where Starkiller from The Force Unleashed got his name. I have read some of the Star Wars Omnibus books but I haven't seen The Star Wars.
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Re: The Star Wars

Postby LAVA89 » Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:51 pm

I guess Kane Starkiller is where Starkiller from The Force Unleashed got his name. I have read some of the Star Wars Omnibus books but I haven't seen The Star Wars.
Yeah, exactly. Some of the other drafts I've read have Luke with the name Starkiller. So Lucas seemed to like it, I guess, which is why I'm surprised it wasn't used until Force Unleashed. Though the Star Destroyer name is probably the closest thing to a reuse.


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