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Lit Dark Empire comic trilogy - opinions

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

  1. Obie-2-Kenobi

    Obie-2-Kenobi Jedi Knight star 2

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    Feel like I could have gotten more into the story line if they weren't drawn with one of the pukiest color sets ever released from Crayolla!
     
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  2. DigitalMessiah

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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    Oh, you mean this?
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  3. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    and Luke's little speech or whatever it was. I was thinking of the early NJO before Anakin was killed and Jacen was character assassinated. To better days!
     
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  4. fett 4

    fett 4 Force Ghost star 5

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    He also likes Jar Jar and thats equally as bad
     
  5. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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    To better days.
     
  6. DarthMak

    DarthMak Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I've read the first Dark Empire a few times and enjoyed it(LOVE the audio drama), and I recently picked up the hardcover edition of the trilogy, finally reading part 2 and I am just bored to tears so far. Is the 3rd any better?
     
  7. Esg

    Esg Jedi Knight star 4

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    Wrong
     
  8. VanishingReality

    VanishingReality Jedi Knight star 3

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    Jar Jar isn't equally as bad. He's just a gungan. His contribution to the plot, even in TPM, was minimal.

    Dark Empire ensured, among other things, they relegate the main female character to the sidelines, erase almost all of the main protagonist's previously established development by having a contrived alliance with the emperor, who they brought back from the dead using the cheapest plot device imaginable. That's like, a zillion Jar Jars.
     
  9. fett 4

    fett 4 Force Ghost star 5

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    Right
     
  10. _Catherine_

    _Catherine_ Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Didn't Leia like save the day in DE?
     
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  11. DigitalMessiah

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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    Apparently not. It wasn't her hero's journey or anything.
     
  12. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    Mumbo-jumbo rubbish, course she did.
     
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  13. DigitalMessiah

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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    I've said before and I'll say again, we need a sarcasm font!
     
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  14. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    Emoticons, my dear fellow, emoticons!
     
  15. Esg

    Esg Jedi Knight star 4

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    >Getting Sidelined
    >Breaking Luke's mind control and defeating the Emperor

    Do we know what getting sidelined means?
     
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  16. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 6

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    Dark Empire 1 is great but the story really, really wraps up nice and neat. Dark Empire 2 is definitely a let down, kinda just dire overall but you get to see more of that nifty art (and if you're into Young Crazy Clone Palpy, there's a lot of that). The art in Empire's End kind of hobbles it but it's a more engaging read than Dark Empire 2. Still, if anyone just read Dark Empire and ignored part 2 & Empire's End, you'd get the best stuff. The back half is more for completists.
     
  17. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    Dark Empire works best as a stand alone. Still need to finish EE but from what I know of it, it is not as good an ending like DE. DE2 and EE are both good but don't work as continuations of DE 1. Maybe the fact Palpatine survives?
     
  18. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    How can you not finish EE? It's less than 48 pages! Bad pages I'll grant you but still a quick read!
     
  19. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    Read it at Barnes and Noble and read DE 1 and 2 before that. Had to go before I could finish EE.
     
  20. BoromirsFan

    BoromirsFan Jedi Master star 4

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    I think the PT makes one appreciate Dark Empire more. It really falls in line with Palpatine and the Sith's schemes to search for eternal life, and I don't think this was explicitly stated in the OT.
     
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  21. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    And that's why I don't hate Dark Empire. That whole search for eternal life and the fact that it is Palpatine. I'm not surprised one bit he came back. He isn't the biggest villain in Star Wars for nothing.
     
  22. BoromirsFan

    BoromirsFan Jedi Master star 4

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    Some minor character's appearances or looks irritate me though. It just breaks my disbelief and makes me think "yeah, this is from the 90's"
     
  23. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    Underworld: The Yavin Vasillika. Enough said.
     
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  24. Quinnocent-Till-Sith

    Quinnocent-Till-Sith Jedi Master star 3

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    I find the premise more interesting than the execution, really. Skywalker prostrating himself before a seemingly immortal Emperor to find a weakness but opening himself up to the corrupting influence of the dark side in the process is great. As is Leia being the one to save him. I'm against the Sith being brought back after RotJ but DE gets a free pass from me because, having read the book after the prequels, seeing the Emperor return with no Chosen One to stop him is good for escalating the threat. I imagine I would think it undermimed Anakin's story if I just had the classic trilogy to go on.

    Ideally, Dark Empire I would have been fleshed out to become the whole trilogy. Having Kam Solusar appear out of nowhere is silly (from what I can recall, the books had a bad habit of telling rather than showing) and as Luke's kinda sorta first student, he's too important to have his story not be properly told there. Not that I'm keen on Luke redeeming him with a flip of a coin or whatever Lightsider is supposed to be.
     
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  25. DigitalMessiah

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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    Dark Empire 1 and 2 both started with pretty significant events occurring right before the first page: Luke crash landing a Star Destroyer on Coruscant,
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    and Luke redeeming a Dark Jedi.