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Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' started by YoureNotJonesy, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. Iron_lord Force Ghost

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    As it happened, the Marvel comics weren't rendered null and void- just put on a slightly "lower" level of canon, which gave present-day writers free reign to contradict little bits & pieces.

    Despite that, they routinely used characters from the Marvel era- like the Mandalorian Fenn Shysa, and Vader's apprentice Lumiya.
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  2. Darth_Pevra Force Ghost

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    The Marvels are downright tame compared to some other EU stories.
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  3. Toonimator Jedi Grand Master

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    Crimson Jack in his space-speedo, tame?

    ...well, when put up against Luke encountering the one-armed Wampa and the pack it leads on his next trip to Hoth, I suppose Marvel is the tamer of the two... ;)
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  4. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Tyrant

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    I liked Bucky O'Hare. Or Jaxxon as they called him in the Marvel series...
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  5. The Hellhammer Manager Emeritus

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    I love the Marvel comics for the fact that they were a far more innocent time, when canon was not that big of an issue and people just let their imaginations run wild.
    In this context, Marvel is great fun, anything goes kind of crazy trip. Anything you think up can fit there and not stick out.

    In the context of trying-to-be-serious later EU, when you get a Hutt Jedi or a bearded Hutt or Waru or space Ken dolls aka Hapans... it feels kinda silly. Mainly because they're trying to pass it off as "serious canon" stuff.
    If you put any of that in Marvel, it would fit right in.
  6. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Tyrant

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    The space wheel casino of doom...
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  7. Toonimator Jedi Grand Master

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    ...so Marvel was basically a Star Wars comic series dreamt up by Kevin J Anderson? [face_dancing]

    ...actually, no, I take that back. I actually LIKED a lot of the Marvel stuff, unlike the Fanboy-Gone-Wild era of KJA in the '90s...
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  8. The Hellhammer Manager Emeritus

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    Kevin J Anderson has more superweapons-per-novel than there are chapters in his books.
  9. darklordoftech Force Ghost

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    fixed
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  10. Toonimator Jedi Grand Master

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    One of the few things I liked that he introduced was using the old Yavin IV base as the Jedi Academy... while I'm not really expecting Luke to be training dozens of students at once, I wouldn't mind at all if his base of Jedi operations was still Yavin IV, rather than a new or refurbished temple on Coruscant or something. Someplace new as a center for Jedi learning could also work... just not Tatooine or Dagobah.
  11. Jedi Merkurian ST Thread Reaper and Rumor Naysayer

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    Also, thanks to Marvel, Mara Jade is the OTHER red-haired, green-eyed, Force sensitive Imperial assassin trained to kill Luke while also being his love interest.
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  12. Iron_lord Force Ghost

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    Green-eyed redheads seem quite common in the Star Wars EU- Daala was yet another.
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  13. stellarmagic01 Jedi Master

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    Actually they're something of a Sci-Fi trope in general thanks to Robert A. Heinlein using a lot of redheaded, stubborn, female characters.
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  14. Vthuil Jedi Grand Master

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    As a caveat to my "like", I should note that I don't actually have a problem with the theoretical idea of Hutt Jedi.
  15. LawJedi Jedi Master

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    I think this is a testimony to how little the fanbase cared about Marvel, until it suddenly began to trend again in the 00s. No doubt licensing relationships had a role to play.
  16. Darth_Pevra Force Ghost

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    It is. A space speedo is nothing against the stuff in The Jedi Prince, the almighty Waru or ghost in a machine Callista. Chrimson Jack is just the kind of person who would run around in his underwear. Nothing weird about it (well, not any weirder then Jabba employing human dancers).

    Okay, I admit the universe eliminating pool table was a bit weird... a bit...
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  17. darklordoftech Force Ghost

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    Could Exar's spirit show up in the ST?
  18. TCF-1138 Jedi Grand Master

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  19. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Tyrant

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    The only Freedon Nadd Uprising will be the audience in the theatre. :p
  20. anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of CT, SW Saga and Lucasfilm Ltd

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    I'm seeing so many hilarious Freedon Nadd posts around here lately that I've got to find what material he's in.
  21. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Tyrant

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    He was actually rather awesome.
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  22. darklordoftech Force Ghost

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    He's established in TOTJ: Beast Wars. His spirit shows up in TOTJ: Nadd Uprising and TOTJ: Dark Lords
  23. DarthBoba Manager Emeritus

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    Brace yourself, though...TOTJ is horrible to mediocre outside of Redemption, which somehow manages to make the rest of the series not suck quite so bad :p

    Which saddens me...a title like Tales Of The Jedi ought to be AWESOME.
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  24. darklordoftech Force Ghost

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    Disagree.
  25. DarthBoba Manager Emeritus

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