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Lit Dark Empire comic trilogy - opinions

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

  1. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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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

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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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;)

    --Adm. Nick
     
  4. The-Eternal-Hero

    The-Eternal-Hero Jedi Knight star 4

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

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  5. DigitalMessiah

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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

    Hoaxer_Poker Jedi Knight star 1

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    Beautiful pictures!
     
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  7. JackG

    JackG Jedi Grand Master star 4

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

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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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_

    Samayel_ Jedi Knight star 2

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    Hoaxer_Poker

    let´s see if you can do it better, just if you can, i will really take your critics seriously
     
  10. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 6

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

    VanishingReality Jedi Knight star 3

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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

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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    Is that the Dark Empire audio drama I hear?
     
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  13. El Jedi Colombiano

    El Jedi Colombiano Force Ghost star 5

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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

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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  15. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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

    Hoaxer_Poker Jedi Knight star 1

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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

    El Jedi Colombiano Force Ghost star 5

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    Yes. do you have an issue?
     
  18. DigitalMessiah

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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    George Lucas likes Dark Empire!
     
  19. Hoaxer_Poker

    Hoaxer_Poker Jedi Knight star 1

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    There you go, El jedi.

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

    Samayel_ Jedi Knight star 2

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    yes it is
     
  21. werpudel

    werpudel Jedi Master star 2

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    like the story, hate the art
     
  22. Heero_Yuy

    Heero_Yuy Jedi Grand Master star 4

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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

    El Jedi Colombiano Force Ghost star 5

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

    Ulicus Lapsed Moderator star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Heero_Yuy , [hl=saddlebrown]please refrain from insulting your fellow posters when making a point. Thanks.[/hl]
     
  25. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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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.