Lit Dark Times #24: Fire Carrier, part 2 (of 5) (Republic #107)

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  1. Zorkel567 Jedi Grand Master

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    STAR WARS: DARK TIMES—FIRE CARRIER #2 (of 5)
    Randy Stradley (W), Gabriel Guzman (A), Garry Henderson (C), and Douglas Wheatley (Cover)
    On sale Mar 6
    FC, 32 pages
    $2.99
    Miniseries
    Darth Vader grooms a new tool for the Empire—a new assassin.
    Meanwhile, Jedi Master K’Kruhk flees across the countryside with a group of young Padawans. His hope is to find a safe haven and prevent the impressionable younglings from experiencing any more tragedy. But tragedy is exactly what awaits them . . .
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  2. spicer Jedi Grand Master

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    I can't wait for this...anybody has a time machine to borrow?
  3. Dr. Steve Brule Force Ghost

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    I honestly completely forgot this was still a series.
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  4. Havac Some Guy Who Moderates Lit

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  5. Dr. Steve Brule Force Ghost

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    It's not just that. I know everyone thinks this series can do no wrong, but the last arc especially almost completely failed to grab me. More to the point, I have some serious problems with the characterizations of Jennir and his now-girlfriend, as well as the effectiveness of it ping-ponging between four or five simultaneous storylines at once. The fact that this arc was explicitly stated to just be filler to allow more time for the actual next arc to be completed...I don't know, I think this might be the first Dark Times I pass on.
  6. Robimus Force Ghost

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    I'm pleased they are getting back to the Parallels follow up.
  7. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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    This is the mini that Randy teased had "Earth-shattering" implications, right? [face_thinking]

    EDIT: Oh, this is supposed to be filler before that arc? Bummer.
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  8. General Immodet Jedi Grand Master

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    I am looking forward to it!
    Looks very promising...

    Hopefully, an explanation will be given why K'Kruhk doesn't show up till Legacy. Maybe he will be stuck on a planet without transporations or something like that...
  9. spicer Jedi Grand Master

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    I think we will get an explanation for that. I believe it was mentioned by Randy somewhere.
  10. Zorrixor Chosen One

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    The destruction of the Hat clearly opened a wormhole on K'Kruhk's head which will now suck him forward in time.
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  11. General Immodet Jedi Grand Master

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    Or maybe K'kruhk just went to the dentist... and never showed up until Legacy!
  12. Sith_Knight087 Jedi Master

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    K'kruhk vs Darth Vader... Now that would be one epic lightsaber battle. Probably won't ever happen though! [face_sigh]
  13. Gorefiend Chosen One

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    Unless Kkruk just runs away to survive, no not going to happen. ;)
  14. JackG Force Ghost

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    K'Kruhk would smash Vader every day of the week.
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  15. CeiranHarmony Force Ghost

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    I want VADER with a HAT... vs. K'kruhk without HAT :p that would be Earth shattering
  16. General Immodet Jedi Grand Master

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    Vader did wear a hat in the Marvel comics (the issue in which Vader was leading an Imperial taskforce on Belderone)!
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  17. CeiranHarmony Force Ghost

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    :D picture NOW
  18. Zorrixor Chosen One

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    Wait, Vader once wore a hat?! :eek:

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  19. Randy_Stradley Dark Horse Comics Editor and Author

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    Let's be correct in our speech, please. I NEVER said that this arc was "filler" -- as it most assuredly is not. At least as far as I'm concerned. What I said was that this arc was not the one that I had originally intended to write next. To give Doug time to work on The New(er) Essential Guide to Characters, I needed to come up with another story which could be told in place of the planned Das Jennir arc (which Doug and I had already begun working on). I hope to God that doesn't automatically make it "filler."

    In any case, "Fire Carrier" is a story that I eventually wanted to tell, I just didn't have it all planned out at the time I first spoke about it. Now I do.

    You can read more about it here:

    http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page ... e&id=42779
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  20. JackG Force Ghost

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    Me like.
  21. General Immodet Jedi Grand Master

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    Yeah, if I remember correctly he wore a hat in Star Wars Annual 3: The Apprentice. Be sure to check it out...
  22. Zorkel567 Jedi Grand Master

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    It's probably too much to hope that the Jedi is Quinlan Vos. I'm hoping then it's Shaak Tii, but it won't surprise me if it is T'ra Saa.
  23. Robimus Force Ghost

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    I think following up on an unresolved plot doesn't qualify this as filler. I've been wondering what K'Kruhk & Crys's son have been up to for a long time now.
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  24. spicer Jedi Grand Master

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    Any of those are fine if you ask me :D
  25. Randy_Stradley Dark Horse Comics Editor and Author

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