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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. LandoThe CapeCalrissian

    LandoThe CapeCalrissian Jedi Youngling star 3

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    This issue #1 got a 10/10 at NEWSARAMA...

    Brian Wood is a great writer, im sure this series will turn out to be all its cracked up to be..
     
  2. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    Hmm, a 3-parter? That's a pleasant surprise, been a long time since we had shorter arcs.
     
  3. Pro Scoundrel

    Pro Scoundrel New Films Lawgiver & Casual Flyer star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Going to get my copy now. Can't wait!
     
  4. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Well, aside from really some pretty decent continuity, this was exactly what I figured when they announced it - a character story. It's fun to be able to read dialogue with the OT-era actor's voices in your head, and the writing works with that tactic very well. I'm really down for this so far.
     
  5. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I will not be able to pick this up till Saturday, but I am very excited about what I have read so far and the continuity that Brian Wood seems to be mastering right off the bat. To a casual fan, calling Ackbar a "commander" might be something overlooked or unnoticed, but to hardcore EU fans, it shows that the author has done his homework and is working with older sources. Same with Mon Mothma being on the medical frigate Redemption and traveling with the Rebel fleet in deep space and not being on Yavin.

    Bravo to the new series and the new team!

    --Adm. Nick
     
  6. vong333

    vong333 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Jason Fry is not the authority on GL created stuff. The clone wars series with all the episodes have been handed down from GL himself up to the last episode. So I don't agree that Lucas tramples over the EU. I don't sorry. The EU is great, but if GL does something then I go with what he does and then everything else.
     
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  7. Esg

    Esg Jedi Knight star 4

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    Lucas doesn't even follow what he says. ie Wookiee Jedi
     
  8. Maciste

    Maciste Jedi Youngling

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    Too bad that most EU authors are better storytellers. I ignore George whenever i can.
     
  9. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    [​IMG]

    Yeah, that's my new favorite GIF.
     
  10. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I'm glad for the three issue arc, since it means I'll read it sooner. I much prefer reading an arc in one go then waiting a month between.
     
  11. Jerran Tankarri

    Jerran Tankarri Jedi Padawan

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    I really got to pick this one up, artwork looks awesome!
     
  12. cdgodin

    cdgodin Jedi Master star 4

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    Knowing Wood, most, if not all, of the arcs of this series will be 3 issues.
     
  13. Randy_Stradley

    Randy_Stradley Dark Horse Comics Editor and Author star 2 VIP

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    Sorry for the misinformation. Brian Wood originally planned the first story to be a three-issue arc, but later changed it to six issues. My assistant Freddye Lins and I, diligently working far in advance, had the inside front cover of the issue designed before the decision was made to expand the arc to six issues, and then we forgot to change it.

    Because we're geniuses, that's why.

    :rolleyes:
     
  14. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    We still love you. Probably.
     
  15. GrandAdmiralJello

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

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    I'm not going to be reading anything in this thread right now for fear of spoilers. I'll only be monitoring replies that notify me by quoting this post.

    Just one question: those of you who've read it, is it worth getting?
     
  16. Manisphere

    Manisphere Jedi Master star 5

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    Yeah. I enjoyed it. Definitely a different feel than Rebellion. It felt like a #1 issue. A lot of setup. It didn't blow my mind. But I did remember how much I like reading about this era. And then there's Wedge.
     
  17. Robimus

    Robimus Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I bet there are a lot of people, Jason included, who know way more about Star Wars than George Lucas does - even the stuff George himself introduced.
     
  18. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Be warned, Jello. Mon Mothma is a key character. :D

    --Adm. Nick
     
  19. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    And she insults the military capacities of the Empire whilst at it, so better take your heart medication, Jello. ;)
     
  20. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    The only way anybody could not like it, based on just the one issue, is if they're just totally opposed to the notion of another post-ANH Big Three story to begin with.
     
  21. GrandAdmiralJello

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

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    Hm. Okay, I went ahead and bought it. And it seems like it was a good call.

    Plenty of EU nods: Kuat, Commander Ackbar, TIE Interceptors at this stage being considered "high end" fighters, etc.

    It has a good feel to too; the Alliance fleet personnel are still wearing primarily Alderaanian stuff, Leia is addressed as "senator (which, really, is probably the title that the Rebels ought to emphasize more than princess). And so far, I'm diggin' the Leia as a pilot thing. I was really worried about it, esp. given the interview where she was compared with Wedge and Luke in terms of piloting skill since that doesn't match up with the story's near contemporary, Choices of One. But there's nothing in the comic to suggest that, so I can just ignore it. More important to me, I like the idea of a warrior Leia. We see her in a military uniform when she's with the Alliance in ESB and ROTJ, but the EU seems to forget that part. Yeah, we see her going on missions and shooting things, but never really as an actual line officer. It's cool. Not sure why her flightsuit is white instead of orange, though.

    As for Mon Mothma, well, I made sure that I hadn't eaten anything before I read the issue...
     
  22. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Six issues? Aww. Oh well, probably a better story in the long run. Maybe I will have to buy this issue sooner rather than later.
     
  23. Zuckuss the Ruckuss

    Zuckuss the Ruckuss Jedi Master star 4

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    I just read it. I didn't like it. Brian Wood has a horrible tendency to overwrite every scene. Flushing the page with WAY too much dialogue than necessary. He loves to crowd panels. Its like his characters are speaking in Solilquoy. I really wish he was more economical with his words.

    I also don't think he has a sense of voice with these characters. Leia makes a remark which is so unbelievably disrespectful. Something to the effect of "I envy you and Wedge-your jobs always seem so simple." Leia, or any leader, would never make a comment like that.

    It was like Wood was throwing out dialogue without asking the question of whether the character would actually say something like that.

    Wood did the same stuff on Conan, which is why I kinda started to fall out of that series after Busiek and Nord. Wood seems like he wants to write TV shows not comic books.
     
  24. DarthMane2

    DarthMane2 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Scott Snyder gets those same complaints, and Batman is usually in the top 3 sellers every month. Always find it humorous how outside of a fandom people will love that creators work. Outside of the Conan fandom Woods run has gotten great reviews from readers and critics. Outside of the Batman and Spider-Man fandom Snyder and Slott runs are concidered excellent.

    Go inside that fandom and people are bashing the hell out of everything these people do. LOL!!! Could end up being a double wammy for Wood though. He already takes crap for Conan, all he has to do here is mess with continuity the wrong way once and it's bad news for him from a new fan base.
     
  25. Zuckuss the Ruckuss

    Zuckuss the Ruckuss Jedi Master star 4

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    I'm sure he is fine with his own material. Its also not that Im anal about continuity stuff. I'm EXTREMELY casual when it comes to my consumption in that department.

    But everything feels like he is trying to impress me with his writing. The yellow bubbled exposition stuff came off as so unnecessary and pretentious to me. Its like he was beating it over my head with a sledge hammer.

    The whole scene where Luke is dressing down the deck officer after the comment about Leia is AWFUL.