Discussion in 'Literature' started by The2ndQuest
, Sep 4, 2017.
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Poe Dameron #21 interior art.
Wow, first time I'm seeing the art by Unzueta for Poe Dameron uncoloured, and for some reason I like it way better in black and white. It's gorgeous this way.
Honestly Marvel should consider doing something like DC's "Unwrapped" trades
It's nice to see older Leia in a fancy dress, but once again, it looks more Nabooan than Alderaanian to me.
Got a feeling this arc may be the last
Most likely. 25 issues seems to be the standard length they are going to give most of their ongoing series with the acception being the main line which will probably last for years and years and years.
Ending it leading into TFA is a nice and neat stopping point anyhow. Which also opens up a slot to start up a brand new ongoing series that will have more correlation to things we learn in TLJ.
Finally got around to reading issue 20. Took 20 issues but they finally put out a genuinely good one:
Good use of prequel stuff, as well as a "follow up" on a prequel species/organization
Loved the use of a tour group in the beginning
Actually seeing Lor San Tekka, plus the promise that storyline may actually go somewhere now after being on pause for a year and a half
The shield cape was a neat concept, and as far as I can tell, first time I've seen that used
Interesting Force artifact, even if just one or two lines of dialogue
Good droid development between their superstition, the need for the pilots to appease them rather than just order them around, and BB-8's girlfriend
Wasn't real big on the relationship drama aspect, and I thought it was laughable that the Resistance actually does only have a dozen pilots, but... I can roll with those.
My big complaint is that Unzueta's art isn't that great, especially when drawing faces. There were some here and in the last few issues that looked kind of like the little character profile icons from early Blizzard games.
Great new issue.
Lovely to see prequel elements used, and Leia speaking about Padmé was wonderful -- she's clearly learned about her over the years. The reference Leia makes about keeping Padmé's gowns for her "granddaughter, if I ever have one" is curious. Very interesting that she specifies "granddaughter" -- it seems like she's really set on returning Ben to the family.
And so cool to see her with a blaster again.
Loved it, the best one since a long time!
I just love the PT stuff. Leia talking about Padme, the B2s, Cato Neimoidia...I just love it! I want to see more PT species and worlds during the ST! It's a big step to connect those eras! The thing about the force is awesome, too! I see a great potential for other storys in the Old Republic era. I have the feeling the ST will end just with one force. The dark side and the light side together as it was in the past.
Was the first dress Padmes dress from ATOC during the "I don't like sand" scene?
Loved that issue. I was starting to loose interest but the last arc really rekindled it for this series.
- PT connections everywhere! From Leia owning Padme's clothes. Cato Neimodia, Neimodians, B2 super battle droids. Leia was told stories of Padme by people who knew her? Is that a hint to a future story?
- The Kazerath device is an interesting concept. There was a time when both light and dark were united. I definitively think ths has something to do for the ST (movies probably won't go in as much detail as other medium, just small hints). I wonder if that comes from the Lucasfilm or was it Soule's idea?
- Art is getting better and better every issue.
I think the issue is giving us huge hints about things we may learn in TLJ, but that's just me...
Far and away best issue from story and art
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You know me, I loved this issue.
(please don't end!)
Very good issue. Yeah there definitely seemed to be a lot of hints in this issue for the future direction the movies are going to go in.
I'm guessing Tekka takes Poe to Jakku once they rescue him.
Coherent Axe as far as Leia's granddaughter comment well there is a certain topic that seems to be gaining more and more steam as we get closer to the movie but is frowned upon here. So I won't say what it is. But it does have some nice fan art made for it.
According to Poe Dameron's Flight Log, Poe arrives on Jakku alone in his X-wing, and wanders around the village for a bit until Tekka finds him. So presumably they go their separate ways to rendezvous later, or something. Maybe "the map is safe with the Church of the Force. See me at these coordinates".
Thanks. I havn't gotten that yet. Might have to get it off of amazon. There is just so much coming out these days. People who want to collect everything are going to have to build their own library. A single room to put Star Wars books in isn't going to do it with how quickly things are coming out now.
I'm pretty sure the look of Cato Nemoidia was based on its appearance in TFU II, which is a nice little callback.
Some Rava fan art. Or is it Reyva? Or maybe you prefer Jeyva?
Just a wild issue:
Seeing Leia in a Naboo-inspired outfit locking up Padme's clothing on Cato Neimodia in front of SBDs as she talked about Kylo was weird and perfectly connected the three sagas.
And this art is to die for.
With how strongly this series seems to be finishing up I'm wondering if it would have been better to structure the story a little differently. Though the past four or five issues has been really strong the series definitely was having to jog in place for about the first three arcs to avoid going past TFA in the timeline. Maybe it would have been better to do some timeskips during the series. For instance the beginning could have been when Poe was living with his parents and his mom teaching him to fly. Second arc could have dealt with Shara Bey's death. Third arc could have dealt with Poe joining the resistance and the final arc could have been what we are currently reading.
Until the restrictions get taken off the ST time period doing a series the way this one was done is going to be challenging. It was fun getting a lot of development of many of the other characters of Black Squadron (something we likely wouldn't have gotten if they did a bunch of timeskips) but at the same time because they placed the whole series so close to the TFA time period many of the issues we got ended up being filler.
The comics don't really exist just to fill gaps in the timeline, though (and gaps left purposefully, at that). It's filler to have stories developing Black Squadron, but not filler to have stories developing Poe's backstory (that we already got in Shattered Empire, Before the Awakening, and Flight Log)? Aside from the need to learn the exact circumstances leading into TFA, the stories have all been fun, interesting, and imaginative to me. The old Rogue Squadron comics weren't desperately trying to tie-in with the timeframe of the novels; these sorts of comics should be purely for the adventures.
Poe Dameron #22 preview.
Without getting into spoilers, some of the stuff in the TLJ Visual Dictionary (not to mention TLJ itself) make me wonder just how much longer this comic has to it.
That being said, Oddy Muva of all things got a shout-out in the TLJ VD. I think maybe the only thing from this comic that did.
Tweet from Charles Soule saying that the series is going to continue.