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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. Rogue_Follower

    Rogue_Follower Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yeah, but it uses the word just once or twice. ONCE! OR TWICE!

    A good old fashioned EU story wouldn't be so stingy. Cue hand-wringing!
     
  2. GrandAdmiralJello

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

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    Hm. So this is after that little story in Empire, but before Classic Star Wars I guess. The status of Executor in all this is very confusing -- she's under construction prior to the Battle of Yavin thanks to TFU, and Lord Vader assumes command to send her to the blockaded Yavin system... but not yet.

    Fellow has connections at Court, as the Emperor personally placed him there. His Imperial Majesty could put a rubber duckie in command if it was his pleasure.

    So don't think of him as holding the flag: think of him as the Emperor's representative.

    Not sure if that'll at all match what the comic actually shows, but it works for now.
     
  3. Jeff_Ferguson

    Jeff_Ferguson Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    This should be post-evacuation of Yavin, shouldn't it? Vader's line about "the search for the Rebels" seems to indicate so. The Marvels had Vader on the Devastator with Wermis for a while after the evacuation, thoug;.iIf there's already precedent for Vader hopping between ships, then... no problem?
     
  4. _Catherine_

    _Catherine_ Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Palpatine's voice feels off in that preview. Eh, whatever.
     
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  5. GrandAdmiralJello

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

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    I might be mixing this up with the new novels (so many post-ANH things!), but I had thought it was supposed to take place just after. Then again, I probably am confusing it with the novel since Leia couldn't well be jetting around in an X-wing if she were stuck on Yavin.
     
  6. Jeff_Ferguson

    Jeff_Ferguson Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Yeah, I think we need to take "just after" with a grain of salt --- everyone from Zahn to Alex Wheeler claims their works are "just after." If the Rebels aren't on Yavin during this series, we need to allow some time for the blockade and the evacuation. I'm sure The Newer Essential Chronology will one day work it all out.
     
  7. GrandAdmiralJello

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

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    Ok, let's settle this once and for all. Here's what definitively happened *just after* ANH: Han, Leia, and Luke wake up with severe hangovers after all the carousing after the medal ceremony, probably sore all over from using the Massassi Temple as a giant party slide / beer waterfall.
     
  8. Dr. Steve Brule

    Dr. Steve Brule Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Well, there is the example of Colonel Cronus from Darksaber.

    Also I think it's kind of odd that Palpatine's first thought about the Death Star's destruction is to complain about the cost.
     
  9. GrandAdmiralJello

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

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    I don't think the subordinate of a "Superior General" really counts as evidence. The warlords kind of... did their own thing. :p
     
  10. Trip

    Trip Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    tbh this looks kinda stupid
     
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  11. RC-1991

    RC-1991 Jedi Master star 4

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    Why, those hedonistic Rebels.
     
  12. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Fixed.
     
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  13. Jeff_Ferguson

    Jeff_Ferguson Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Only three? What did Chewie do, go get lubricated with Artoo?
     
  14. General Immodet

    General Immodet Jedi Master star 4

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    I kinda miss Admiral Griff... :(
     
  15. General Immodet

    General Immodet Jedi Master star 4

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    And the Tagges too...
     
  16. Arawn_Fenn

    Arawn_Fenn Force Ghost star 7

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    You know, I did hear that everybody got bombed...

    [​IMG]
     
  17. GrandAdmiralJello

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

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    I miss Admiral Griff's oddly incongruous fur cloak.
     
  18. patchworkz7

    patchworkz7 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Captain Mulchive Wermis is still the ship's captain at this point, but I would think that a Colonel, especially one appointed by the Emperor, would be able to command the embarked troops as well as issue orders with Palpatine's authority behind him.

    I've been a fan of Brian Wood since the old days of the Warren Ellis forum when I first saw CHANNEL ZERO (now reprinted by Dark Horse), and if people want some single trade paperback examples of his work I'd recommend things like DV8 (DC/Wildstorm superpowered anti-heroes) as well as things like THE COURIERS (urban action story) and there's also his Marvel work like the X-Men and Generation X work he's done.

    He's pretty well versed in everything from slice of life to superhero action, and it may take a few issues for things to gel, but this is one of the best writers in comics coming to SW, so I'm pretty well excited by it.

    I'd also recommend NORTHLANDERS to people to try, as most all of the trades are self-contained. DMZ is brilliant, but it is a 75 issue story, so it's a large investment if people don't want to spend the money.
     
  19. AdmiralWesJanson

    AdmiralWesJanson Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Well, he is kind of cranky, with the little blame game he and Vader have. He is also a bit more micromanagy, sort of like how he seems to treat his hands, like Mara.

    As for the Colonel, guess who else has Colonels- the ISB. See Yularen, who was made a Colonel after being a Naval Admiral. Until proven, we do not have to assume that the Colonel is Army.
     
  20. General Immodet

    General Immodet Jedi Master star 4

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    Well, I would love to see Wermis back. Does anyone actually know whether Wermis from the Marvel Comics is the same Wermis who was mentioned in the Essential Guide to Warfare while the author was discussing the takeover of Anaxes and the disappearance of the Whelm.
     
  21. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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  22. General Immodet

    General Immodet Jedi Master star 4

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  23. CooperTFN

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    You should've seen him when he first found out.
     
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  24. jacktherack

    jacktherack Jedi Master star 4

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    already been done. [​IMG]
     
  25. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    Preview's encouraging and an artist who can draw a good Star Destroyer is always good to have! His Vader ain't bad either! And some great artists have come unstuck on Vader, for instance Dave Gibbons.