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Lit Star Wars #1: In the Shadow of Yavin, Part 1 (of 6, not 3)

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Manisphere, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. Manisphere

    Manisphere Jedi Master star 5

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    BRIAN WOOD! ALEX ROSS! STAR WARS!
    This is Star Wars as you remember it . . . and as you have never seen it before! We’re taking you back to those heady, adventure-filled days following the destruction of the Death Star—when the Empire ruled, the Rebels were on the run, and the galaxy was a dangerous place where anything might happen!
    * Writer Brian Wood (The Massive, Conan the Barbarian).
    * Artist Carlos D’Anda (Batman: Arkham City).
    * Cover artist Alex Ross!
    * Classic era, classic characters, all-new Star Wars!

    Creators

    Writer: Brian Wood
    Artist: Carlos D'Anda
    Colorist: Gabe Eltaeb
    Cover Artist: Alex Ross

    Publication Date: January 09, 2013
    Format: FC, 32 pages
    Price: $2.99






    Didn't think I'd say this but I am looking forward to this!
     
  2. cthugha

    cthugha Jedi Master star 3

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    Also, the cover is easily the greatest Star Wars poster ever.

    Jan 9th, is it? Long wait... [face_coffee]
     
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  3. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Love the cover!
     
  4. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 8 Staff Member Administrator

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    Alex Ross, baby. :cool:
     
  5. RC-1991

    RC-1991 Jedi Master star 4

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    Well dang, with cover art like that I may buy this after all.
     
  6. Zorrixor

    Zorrixor Force Ghost star 6

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    Love the cover.
     
  7. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    One thing I didn't notice before, the price of $2.99! That should help, especially with the $3.99 price more prevalent than ever, could well see people buy experimentally.
     
  8. Manisphere

    Manisphere Jedi Master star 5

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    I'm certainly more inclined to pick it up every month with that price.
     
  9. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    I see that quite a bit, especially with creator-owned books - for instance, love or loathe his work, Mark Millar favours $2.99 because he knows he'll end up with more sales, people will be inclined to try it out more easily whereas $3.99 kills a potential sale.
     
  10. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Hahaha, Vader in Luke's classic pose... hilarious.

    Interesting that they don't cite DMZ as one of Wood's works: isn't that his most acclaimed work? It's the one that's currently on my reading list, anyway. For anyone else who is familiar with Brian Wood, what comics by him would you recommend?

    I know there's some trepidation about this series, but I personally am looking forward to it. Then again, I loved the Marvel series.

    $3.99 price points are evil. Doubt I'll ever buy a comic that costs that much.
     
  11. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    It has rather controversial parts so maybe they didn’t want to list it.

    DMZ is very intresting, though the story started to crawl a little for me around issue 50. His run on Conan is also very intresting if you like classic Conan.
     
  12. The Loyal Imperial

    The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It seems the crotch thrust is hereditary.
     
  13. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    DMZ is the recommendation from me, though have heard good things about his Conan and X-Men work. Northlanders is pretty good too.
     
  14. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 8 Staff Member Administrator

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    DMZ and Northlanders, for sure.
     
  15. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Gotta love how this cover really seems to suggest that Vader is the hero.
     
  16. beccatoria

    beccatoria Jedi Master star 4

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    Yeah anyone who can get keep a fantasy-free historical series of standalone adventures about dark-ages Vikings around for four years in a hideously depressed comics market is...interesting. Haven't read him myself, but if it wasn't for the fact it's an interesting author I'd probably be skipping this like I skipped Rebellion. In this case, though, I'm hoping for something...genuinely fresh. Like MINDOR. I mean, not like it narratively, so much as like it in effect - something brave and bold and stylistically different.

    Plus: cover.
     
  17. CeiranHarmony

    CeiranHarmony Jedi Master star 5

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    this cover needs to be a poster!
     
  18. chaxi

    chaxi Jedi Youngling

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    I think they cited those two because they are currently ongoing Dark Horse titles. DMZ was published by the DC imprint Vertigo and ended recently.

    DMZ and Northlanders are awesome, but I would especially recommend Local. It is a slice-of-life style series that just tells some great stories. Not much like what Star Wars will be, I'm sure, but still a great read.
     
  19. Darth_Foo

    Darth_Foo Jedi Master star 4

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    I'm really looking forward to this series eventhough the only new SW comics I've bought in the last two years have been Darth Maul:Death Sentence.

    Its going to be fun trying to make this fit with the Classic Star Wars comics and the novels. I wouldn't cry if much of the Marvels die.
     
  20. Nobody145

    Nobody145 Jedi Master star 5

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    Nice way to start the new year, and although I never read this author, he sounds pretty interesting. Not to mention that great cover. Here's hoping this is the start of something very good, nice to have a date for it (I think this is the first news of it?).
     
  21. Zer0

    Zer0 Jedi Knight star 3

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    I want that as a poster.

    This should be great, but such a wait. >.<
     
  22. SWpants

    SWpants Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    *pets the cover* that is gorgeous.
    This sounds amazing!!!
     
  23. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    The cover is now my screensaver on my computer. Amazing cover. I'm going to have to look into this comic when it comes out
     
  24. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    I like that In the Kenobi thread people are complaining about the year wait, and in here people are complaining about the three month wait. Clearly, we just want things to be over already. :p
     
  25. Manisphere

    Manisphere Jedi Master star 5

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    I felt that way all the way through Fate of the Jedi.
     
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