Lit Dark Empire comic trilogy - opinions

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  1. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV - Vacationing and stuff

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    Well one thing's for certain. DE's art style is very unique for comics (at least the comics I've been exposed to). Good or bad, it is a big impact on the mood of DE, and I for one like the feeling I get from seeing the characters and settings drawn as they are in this way.

    Right now I'm going through Empire, so I've read the one issue Cam Kennedy drew. It's definitely reminiscent of his earlier work in DE, but it's a lot more photo-realistic with the colors (which might owe to the fact that it was a different colorist). But this issue shows that Kennedy's drawing style can work in a variety of tones and colors.
  2. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    Ah, such is art! Quite seriously though, that's a far better critique than "liefeld anatomy" [face_peace]
  3. AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature

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    Wes, I never said you were wrong. I was merely expressing my opinion, which is the whole point of the thread. :p;)

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  4. The-Eternal-Hero Force Ghost

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    Some of the most detailed & striking art from any SW comic:

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  5. DigitalMessiah Chosen One

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    Luke kneeling before Palpatine is one of my favorite images.
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  6. Hoaxer_Poker Jedi Grand Master

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  7. JackG Force Ghost

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    So good.
    I also found this whilst browsing through:
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  8. Force Smuggler Chosen One

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    This thread is making me wish that I could have bought these comics when I had the chance........
    I saw Dark Empire 2 with Empire Empire's End in it several years ago. Have to get it off of Amazon soon.
  9. Samayel_ Jedi Master

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  10. BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost

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    Clone Palpy pulling off his ROTS spin-move is pretty sweet.
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  11. VanishingReality Jedi Grand Master

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    Disliked: The art and story, practically all of it. I respect the fact that it was watercolor, but somehow I find it horrible nonetheless. Luke balding in some panels, Han Solo looking extremely ancient.

    Liked: Introduction of Korriban Sith Lords.
    DE 1 wasn't as bad as the others and I liked the Force Storm vs Force Harmony fight.
  12. Gamiel Force Ghost

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  13. El Jedi Colombiano Jedi Master

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    Their is nothing I hate more in the EU than Dark Empire. That's my opinion.
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  14. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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  15. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    It's actually gentle mockery - I really like DE! :)
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  16. Hoaxer_Poker Jedi Grand Master

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    Says the guy who loves ALL the new changes and revisions George Lucas made for the dvd and blu ray editions...
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  17. El Jedi Colombiano Jedi Master

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    Yes. do you have an issue?
  18. DigitalMessiah Chosen One

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    George Lucas likes Dark Empire!
  19. Hoaxer_Poker Jedi Grand Master

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    There you go, El jedi.

    Since George Lucas likes it, you must automatically like it too.
  20. Samayel_ Jedi Master

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  21. werpudel Jedi Grand Master

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    like the story, hate the art
  22. Heero_Yuy Chosen One

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    Doesn't say much about your taste, does it?

    Anyway, it's very telling that people so bent out of shape about the Emperor being cloned are the ones who go on and on about that contradicting the Chosen One nonsense. As if that crap matters when discussing DE.
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  23. El Jedi Colombiano Jedi Master

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    you don't have to be rude my friend.
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  24. Ulicus Lit'ari

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    @Heero_Yuy , please refrain from insulting your fellow posters when making a point. Thanks.
  25. Force Smuggler Chosen One

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    Found the Dark Empire Trilogy Hardback Omnibus at a local Barnes and Noble! Read through DE 1 and 2 and a little ways into EE. Amazing. The art isn't the best but it has a certain charm to it. Palpatine coming back doesn't bother me that much.
    When I got to the end of DE2 I almost choked up. That last panel.