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Lit Dark Empire comic trilogy - opinions

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Hoaxer_Poker, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. Esg

    Esg Jedi Knight star 4

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    The sequels weren't even bad by usual standards. And I feel the audio drama did it a favor combining DEII with End
     
  2. General Immodet

    General Immodet Jedi Master star 4

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    I love the art of DE. It really attributed to the dark atmosphere that was created by the authors.

    For some reason, I loved DE2 more than DE1 or Empire's End.
    It just made more sense to have Palpatine send out his Dark Jedi on missions across the Galaxy.
    In DE1, Palpatine almost did everything himself. That did not seem right for an Emperor.
    Executor Sedriss and commander Klev are some of my favourite EU characters.

    A pity they had to wrap up Empire's End so fast. If they had just given Veitch another 6-part comic series, he would have come up with a plot that wrapped things up. Now, he just had to do with what was given. We will never know what happened to those captured (frozen in carbonite) Shamans on Ossus.
     
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  3. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    I shall chalk that up to being more in line with the movie, whilst Dark Empire 2 suddenly has Dark Side Minions falling over each other just to have more Dark Siders, same goes for Lost Jedi that show up out of nowhere.
     
  4. Hoaxer_Poker

    Hoaxer_Poker Jedi Knight star 1

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    I also really love the way Boba Fett is drawn and colored here. He looks very menacing.
     
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  5. General Immodet

    General Immodet Jedi Master star 4

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    Indeed! He still is the Boba Fett we know from the movies.
    What I did not like from some other comics/novels is that they portrayed Fett as the good guy while in TESB he clearly was a villain.
     
  6. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    You should see him in Agent of Doom and of course in Underworld ;)
     
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  7. Hoaxer_Poker

    Hoaxer_Poker Jedi Knight star 1

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    Really? I personally hated the artstyle in Underworld. The faces of the characters looked far too cutesey and childish.
     
  8. Nom von Anor

    Nom von Anor Jedi Knight star 2

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    I thought the art in Underworld really fit the kind of story being told(a fast-paced treasure hunt with quite a bit of humor)

    As for Dark Empire: DE is great; DE2 is ok; EE is so bad it's hilarious!
     
  9. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    Underworlds Art style actually works for what it wants to do, so if you like Dark Empire you are not allowed to dislike it :pand Boba does not look cute in Underworld

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  10. Hoaxer_Poker

    Hoaxer_Poker Jedi Knight star 1

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    Hahah, fair enough.

    I still think he looks cute though... ;)
     
  11. Hoaxer_Poker

    Hoaxer_Poker Jedi Knight star 1

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    Anyone else think it also has some of the coolest looking ships out there in the EU?
     
  12. LivingJediDream

    LivingJediDream Jedi Master star 4

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    I thought a lot of the ship and droid designs were well done. I liked the X-1 Viper droids from DE2 and the Eclipse.
     
  13. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    "Liefeld Anatomy"? o_O

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    (The above is Perez art by the way in case anyone's curious.)

    Come on Wes, you know that's dumb hyperbole at best! Unless you're really seeing a similarity between Kennedy's Skywalker and these:

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  14. JABoomer

    JABoomer Jedi Master star 3

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    What did the Emperor reveal?

    I haven't read the comics, never been a comic guy.

    I've read the plots on wookiepedia, it's a very good story. Perhaps one day they will novelize the story.
     
  15. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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    All I get is a white x on black and IMG
     
  16. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    That's a shame, it comes up fine here - Google "Liefeld Cap" and you'll see a quite infamous version of Captain America!
     
  17. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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    No I get that one, it is the first one of the three, the one by Perez, that I don't see
     
  18. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    Oh, I see. Rats - out of time. Scratch that gag!

    Fine, let's go for this one then instead:

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  19. Hoaxer_Poker

    Hoaxer_Poker Jedi Knight star 1

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    Stop clogging up my thread with stupid American superheroes in spandex costumes! :p
     
  20. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    It's no longer your thread - it's our thread!

    All your thread belong to us!
     
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  21. Hoaxer_Poker

    Hoaxer_Poker Jedi Knight star 1

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    Okay, I admit, I DO like SIlver Surfer and the Incredible Hulk. But that's as far as I will go with your super heroes! ;)
     
  22. Hoaxer_Poker

    Hoaxer_Poker Jedi Knight star 1

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    So I just finished reading Dark Empire II and I think people give it less credit than it deserves. Clearly part I is superior and more thought provoking, but the second part was also quite entertaining full of brilliant ideas and touches and great design and art.
     
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  23. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    Well, there is the ultimate in supervillain overcompensation - the Galaxy Gun! Size matters, y'know? ;)

    Say, there's an idea....

    The Man With The Galaxy Gun

    He has a powerful weapon
    He charges a million souls a shot,
    A psycho that's second to none,
    The man with the galaxy gun
     
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  24. DarthMane2

    DarthMane2 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    My first experience with Dark Empire was reading DARK EMPIRE 2. It was a great read for me, especially concidering how cenamatic it was, and how well the characters were captured from the movies. Looking back, it kinda sucks now.

    Dark Empire is still great, IMO.

    Never read Empires End. Mainly because of the "It Sucks" consensus, and I only like to spend my money on stuff that I have a high percentage of liking.
     
  25. Hoaxer_Poker

    Hoaxer_Poker Jedi Knight star 1

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    Man, the emperor/Palpatine is so incredibly creepy, scary and insane in the Dark Empire trilogy. Every face he makes is just unerving hah.