Lit Star Wars #3: In the Shadow of Yavin, part 3 (of 6)

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Zorkel567, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. Zorkel567 Jedi Grand Master

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    STAR WARS #3
    Brian Wood (W), Carlos D’Anda (A), Gabe Eltaeb (C), and Alex Ross (Cover)
    On sale Mar 13
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    Princess Leia formed a secret squadron of stealth X-wings to help expose a spy within the Rebel ranks. But taking command puts her at odds with Luke Skywalker at a time they need solidarity more than ever—especially when the spy has alerted the Empire to Han Solo’s latest venture!
    • Dream team: Brian Wood, Carlos D’Anda, and cover artist Alex Ross!
    • Perfect starting point for new readers!
    • Fan-favorite Star Wars classic-era characters!
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  2. blackmyron Force Ghost

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    "Perfect starting point for new readers"? With issue three?
  3. Dr. Steve Brule Force Ghost

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    Stealth-Xs, hmmmmm?

    Anyway, I think having a Luke-Leia divide, especially in this time period, could be an interesting route to take.
  4. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Hah, Executor.

    Well, guess that means this is definitely *after* CSW and the joint attack on Yavin with Admiral Griff. That's basically what people in that other thread -- forget which one -- were saying, so that works.
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  5. Rogue_Follower Manager Emeritus

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    Why, Miss Executor! How do you do! Isn't it a little early for you to be at this party?
  6. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    I prefer to call her by her nickname, Miss Cutie. It's a bit more demure a name than her sister, Lady Lucy.
  7. Rogue_Follower Manager Emeritus

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    Yes, I hear Lady Lucy drops her lift-girdle at the earliest opportunity. Scandalous!
  8. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    I hear Lucy likes it in the undercity, if you know what I mean.
  9. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    I hate this place sometimes. :p
  10. Gorefiend Chosen One

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  11. General Immodet Jedi Grand Master

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    Leia is a diplomat. I really don't see her taking part of "agressive negotiations".
    Wouldn't it be better if Wedge (or another hotshot pilot) were the one to create a special starfighter unit?
  12. GGrievous Force Ghost

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  13. Gorefiend Chosen One

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    She is part of a commando team in Ep 6 as you might recall and an excellent shoot , also she has certain technical expertise, which we see when she helps fix the Falcon. :) Plus older stories already had her flying fighter craft several times.
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  14. Havac Former Moderator

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    INTO THE GARBAGE CHUTE, FLYBOY!
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  15. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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  16. The_Forgotten_Jedi Force Ghost

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  17. Gorefiend Chosen One

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    Ah great to see Han shoot first for once. :)
  18. Esg Jedi Grand Master

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  19. AdmiralWesJanson Force Ghost

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    Well, I most often hear and use either Lady Ex or the more gender neutral Big E.
    It could be worse though, she could be the Big Easy.
  20. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    "Lady Ex" just makes me wonder if Excellence got married. :p

    edit: And Big E is the real-life U.S.S. Enterprise, no? Wouldn't want to use that!
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  21. AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature

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    There can be only one Big E. That title will forever belong to USS Enterprise. Whether CV-6, CVN-65, or the upcoming CVN-80, that grand old title is forever owned by Enterprise. [face_flag]

    --Adm. Nick
  22. Dr. Steve Brule Force Ghost

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    "Han Solo has a very strong feeling he won't survive this."

    Oh no! Will Han and Chewie survive to star in the next movie!?

    This is a big pet peeve of mine...putting the heroes you know survive in situations where the narrator/narrative try and milk the (non-existent) suspense over their survival.
  23. Manisphere Force Ghost

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    Then you'll really hate this series.:p
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  24. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    And instead you'd prefer? Perhaps something like:

    "Rest easy, reader, Han's alive in a book set 30 years on and Chewie gets a moon dropped on him 20 years down the line - neither of them die today!"

    The relevant Q is not: Do they survive? It's: How do they survive? How do they escape?

    Now, with that being so, maybe it's not for you? That what you actually need is more DotJ, Legacy, Lost Tribe, TOR, as those'll likely have the required level of actual jeopardy and unpredictability you appear to be seeking.
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  25. Dr. Steve Brule Force Ghost

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    Or maybe the author could actually do something original and treat the readers maturely, and instead of putting characters we all know survive in peril, write storylines that still feature them but save the peril for characters who aren't protected by invulnerable character shields? And if the question was merely "how they survive and how they escape" I wouldn't mind it. But the narrative text is clearly, blatantly trying to make it seem like their very survival is in peril. That's the problem I have with it.

    But I guess I'm just being a jerk for not wanting to be subjected to predictable cliches! Thanks for your snarky tone too, that really added a lot to the conversation! Also thanks for letting me know what it is I'm looking for in a story, I clearly had no idea before now!