A Listing of Star Wars Fan Comics Online

Discussion in 'Fan Sites' started by NarCranor, Apr 20, 2008.

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  1. NarCranor Jedi Knight

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    Jawa Force: The original Star Wars Fan comic. This is the one that started it all. While the concept is kind of laughable, basically a bunch of commando Jawas, the book is actually pretty good. There are 5 issues at the link above, all in full color. Now saying there are 5 issues is a bit misleading. Each issue has a different number of pages, ranging from 22 pages to 43 pages. Still one of the best out there. The story is fairly interesting, the Jawas actually have some character and you CAN tell them apart. Ties in nicely to the original movie, just not too believable. The art is also good, but leaves a bit to be desired. Four out of Five Stars.

    Bungo & Rusti: Also known as the "Official Fan Comic". This fan comic was actually published in a few issues of the Star Wars Adventure Journal put out by West End Games for the RPG game back in the day. These were more or less humorous stories centered around a Sullustan working for Sorosuub and his uppity droid and their encounters with sentient BanthaQuik burgers. Wacky things of that nature. A wacky story with great, though highly stylized and cartoony, art. Four out of Five Stars.

    The Hidden War: A dramatic fan comic following the adventures of a few rebel miscreants, The Hidden War is one of the other long running Fan Comics at Six issues with some support materials for the WEG system. While these fan comics were good, and the art was great and very professional, the entire series seemed dated somehow. It just had a very 80's feel to it. Very marvel/WEG ish. You will either love that or hate it, I happen to be on the side of the coin that hates it, but I do understand and respect it. Three out of Five Stars.

    Fate of the Jedi: This is a sort of retelling, or guessing, of what was supposed to happen for E2 and E3. This is actually just a series of mini comics, Four issues that are each 12 or fewer pages. The art is fantastic, but the story itself is VERY infinities since the release of E2 and E3. Darth Maul surviving and Aurra Sing and Boba Fett's relationship round out three of the core players in the story. The art is great though. Three out of Five Stars.

    Warchild:This is a 7 page mini comic by Tom Whalen. Tom creates an awesome animated style of artwork that could work really well for Star Wars, but it looks like he is experimenting with panel placement, and his story doesn't seem to have much place in the Star Wars galaxy. It seems more fit to an Ender's Game universe or some other sci-fi universe. Mecha have no place in Star Wars though, IMO. This could have been a better anime-ish type fan comic. Two out of Five Stars.

    Yoda: Padawan:This comic follows Yoda during his padawan years. It is a single issue that goes on for 64 pages and counting. I haven't actually had the time to read through this entire book, plus I find the concept of Yoda with a yellow mohawk very disconcerting. Regardless, the art isn't bad at all. So while this is an unfair rating, since I haven't read it and can't really judge it, I give it Three out of Five Stars based on my first impression. Alright, I took the time to actually read this one. A contrived plot with bad yoda dialouge compounded by poor character design kind of makes it so that the good linework is unable to carry the comic. Gotta drop it down to two of out five stars.

    Dark Evolution: Another 13 page mini comic by Tom Whalen. Again with the cool stylized art. Again with the experimental panel layout. What saves him here is a much more "star wars" oriented story. A female jedi kicking butt on a star destroyer. F
  2. darth_nemisis Jedi Master

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  3. NarCranor Jedi Knight

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  4. darth_nemisis Jedi Master

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    That definitely looks better. ;)
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