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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. MercenaryAce

    MercenaryAce Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I have seen similar uniforms elsewhere though. I thought they were just kind of a generic Republic look.

    Heck, if you think about it, the rebel troopers look pretty similar to Imperial Navy Troopers. Even as a kid I was sure they had similar origins.
     
  2. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Well, we see those uniforms (and those helmets) in KOTOR and TOR certainly but those came later, OOU. It certainly muddles things though.


    Hm, I hadn't thought about the similarity in hats with the Imperial Fleet troopers though.... good point.
     
  3. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    They do, both are formed from the Planetary Security Forces the worlds of the Republic kept before the Clone Wars and even have parts of the personal from those, along with equipment.
     
  4. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Exactly. The EGTW pointed out that the uniforms of the PSF's became more standardized over time, with worlds copying the common looks used in the Core. Of course, the PSF's were originally inspired by the Republic Navy's habits and look.

    So basically, that is why Imperial Navy Troopers, Rebel Troopers, and KOTOR-era Republic troopers all use that same helmet design. Tradition!

    --Adm. Nick
     
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  5. Dawud786

    Dawud786 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    This is just for Nick, but everyone is going to appreciate this. In fact, everyone is going to appreciate the entire series. Watch it.

     
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  6. krtmd

    krtmd Jedi Knight star 4

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    So, my copy of Saga Volume 1 just arrived from amazon. I'm sold from the cover - breastfeeding! In a comic!

    I'm all a twitter...
     
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  7. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    If the cover doesn't sell you, the first page will.
     
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  8. JoinTheSchwarz

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

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    Saga is love.
     
  9. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    That was freaking hilarious! [face_laugh]

    --Adm. Nick
     
  10. Dawud786

    Dawud786 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I thought you'd like that. That whole episode is full of win.
     
  11. LandoThe CapeCalrissian

    LandoThe CapeCalrissian Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Just got finished reading this.... Enjoyed it a lot, I said it before but this series is in good hands with Brian Wood, his last stint on an X-Men title was great. The art was also great..

    Rebels looking for a new home, Leia coming off as a badass, and the Emperor undermining Vader, makes me wanna come back for issue #2... I have a good feeling about this title on Woods hands.
     
  12. LandoThe CapeCalrissian

    LandoThe CapeCalrissian Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Just got finished reading this.... Enjoyed it a lot, I said it before but this series is in good hands with Brian Wood, his last stint on an X-Men title was great. The art was also great..

    Rebels looking for a new home, Leia coming off as a badass, and the Emperor undermining Vader, makes me wanna come back for issue #2... I have a good feeling about this title in Woods hands.
     
  13. SomethinSomethinDarkSide

    SomethinSomethinDarkSide Jedi Knight star 2

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    This really reminded me of the new BSG. The setting & scouting mission gave off that sort of vibe and Luke and Leia chatting reminded me of Apollo & Starbuck. I don't consider it as a negative though. It's a little bit tough to get into these 'early years' again but I'm sure I'll be hooked after I've read more. I'm liking Leia a lot in this. The Vader design was also nice, very McQuarriesqe I thought.

    I wonder why the issue sold like crazy though. Because it was simply Star Wars #1?
     
  14. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    #1's typically sell better. Brian Wood is pretty popular comic writer, so his involvement likely drew the interest of people who don't usually read tie-in fiction.
     
  15. Skuldren

    Skuldren Jedi Knight

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  16. Zorrixor

    Zorrixor Force Ghost star 6

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    Not fond of that variant, tbh. Han looks kinda... odd, and Leia seems too thin.
     
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  17. SomethinSomethinDarkSide

    SomethinSomethinDarkSide Jedi Knight star 2

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    Something's seriously wrong with Leia's face haha. What's wrong with your face?