Lit Lost Stars, the Japanese webcomic

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  1. The Positive Fan Jedi Master

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  2. JediBatman Jedi Knight

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    I think Yendor and the Ciena flashback would have clued me in.
  3. jamminjedi23 Jedi Master

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    Yeah I missed the panel that Ciena was in and I completely forgot about the Yendor character. Surprised to see that he has been in two of the Aftermath books and Bloodline as well. He's probably one of those background characters where if you drift off for a paragraph or two in the books you will completely miss his reference.
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  4. JediBatman Jedi Knight

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    Huh, I didn't know Yendor appeared in the Aftermath books. Neat.
  5. Revanfan1 Force Ghost

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    Well, he was a POV character in at least one Interlude in Life Debt, I think. In Bloodline, I think he was a POV character at least once, too. But in Empire's End, yeah, he was pretty much background, I think.
  6. JediBatman Jedi Knight

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    IIRC Yendor didn't have a POV moment in Bloodline. He shows up once on Hosnian Prime to complain to the Senate, and then again when Leia's investigation brings her to Ryloth. That's reusing a background character done right in my book: His role could have been played by any other high ranking Twi'lek, but the fact that it was Yendor added something. In this case it led to Leia recognizing him and reminiscing about the days of the Rebellion and how they've all grown old.
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  7. Revanfan1 Force Ghost

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    Yeah, that's right. But he was hardly a blink-and-you-miss-him cameo.
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  8. Jeff_Ferguson Jedi Grand Master

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    Kinda like that guy who's in the first Pirates of the Caribbean and says "That's got to be the best Pirate I've ever seen" much to Norrington's chagrin then he shows up again in the third one as a flunky of Cutler Beckett then he's also in the fourth one and he rescues Captain Jack and Barbossa from the enemy camp but you totally don't even know it's the same guy because he's not wearing his wig and then he dies when he tries to raise a flag over the Fountain of Youth but is shot by the Spaniards and if somebody said to you "Would you believe me if I told you that that guy's been in THREE Pirates movies now?" you'd be like "Nah way mate you're havin' a laugh" but it would be true and you'd be like "But they never even said his name..." So yeah I imagine Yendor is the SW equivalent of that guy.

    So yeah, Yendor --- I haven't read any of the books he's in, but I just looked him up on the Wook and it says he and Thane are in a snowspeeder at Hoth but aren't members of Rogue Group. What's the deal with that? Are some of the snowspeeders we see in Empire supposed to be members of Corona Squadron, then? Or are the Coronas not seen on-screen? Their Wook article doesn't list Empire in the "Appearances" section, and the Rogues are still the real McCoy in new-canon. So are Corona Squadron just flying around and taking down AT-ATs off-screen, or what?
  9. SpecForce Trooper Jedi Knight

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    Corona was probably defending the transports. The Empire probably attacked the transports, as well as the shield generator.
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  10. SpecForce Trooper Jedi Knight

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    Just read the first chapter. Pretty awesome. I save my time for EU novels, so I never read Lost Stars, but I'm down for any good comic. A rebel wasn't squashed by an AT-AT* in this, but it was still great.
    *This happens in the ESB Manga.
  11. JediBatman Jedi Knight

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    We already have an offscreen Juggernaut at Hoth according to Twilight Company. And Thane blows off one of the walker's feet, while all of the 6 or so walkers we see in the film have all four feet. So I have no problem assuming Corona Squadron had an offscreen battle with some additional AT-ATs.
  12. Noash_Retrac Jedi Master

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    I make Thane and Yendor Rogue Nine in my list (sorry Stevan Makintay and Barlon Hightower).
  13. SpecForce Trooper Jedi Knight

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    I won't compromise an EU source for anything. Thane is either numbered after Dash Rendar, or he's in a separate squadron.
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  14. The Positive Fan Jedi Master

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    Well, at least Ciena's in more than one panel now.

    Still no Imperial Ball.
  16. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    I'm going to pretend that's Tycho and Wedge laughing maniacally with the Rodians.
  17. Vthuil Force Ghost

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    Wedge badly needs a shave, in that case. Did Janson steal his space razor or something?
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  18. Jeff_Ferguson Jedi Grand Master

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    Part 2's also up on Mangakakalot, which has a much less annoying format (scrolling down to see more images rather than loading a new page for each picture). Let's make the user-friendly Mangakakalot our go-to for this.
  19. redxavier Jedi Grand Master

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    I am loving this so far. But then, I've always loved the manga style. There's such energy and the faces are really good at conveying a wide range of emotions.
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  20. JediBatman Jedi Knight

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    Liked the duality of zooming in on the Liberty, and then Zooming in on the Star Destroyers.
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  21. thedarkbeckons Jedi Knight

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    This...is interesting. Can't say I agree with the choice of starting with the events of ESB, and Chapter 1 was kind of all-over-the-place storywise, but other than that I'll definitely be keeping an eye on this.

    Mostly interested for the artwork though, as I'm convinced nothing would ever be better than the book.
  22. Noash_Retrac Jedi Master

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    Would it be possible to see some of the art?

    Also has anything been added to the story (I only finally found a copy to read last week)?
  23. LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master

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    The city of Valentia, on Jelucan, where Ciena and Thane met Tarkin:
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  24. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    A true Sep planet, that.
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  25. JediBatman Jedi Knight

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    Maybe I need to reread my copy of Lost Stars, but is it ever explicitly said that Jelucan joined the Separatists? I remember some people in the crowd crying during young Tarkin's speech, but that's a bout it. The way it was annexed by the Empire I just assumed it was sort of like Adumar from Legends: unaligned with galactic government by virtue of being beneath notice.