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Lit Star Wars #44-49: Mutiny at Mon Cala (6/6 Released)

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Ancient Whills, Mar 1, 2018.

  1. MrDarth0

    MrDarth0 Jedi Knight star 3

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    Why do they keep portraying Leia with staffs or staff like weapons?

    Do they want each OT hero to have their specific weapon? Leia looks just fine to me with her blaster.
     
  2. Sinrebirth

    Sinrebirth Immortal Mod-King of the EUC, RPF and SWC star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    @AdmiralNick22.

    Get your fishy backside here, now. That cover!


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  3. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    WOW, WOW, WOW! ^:)^

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  4. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

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    Yeah, Marquez is a feckin' brilliant artist.
     
  5. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I'm very curious how this arc will end. I don't doubt that the Mon Cala merchant fleet will make it to the Alliance, but I'm curious if Mon Cala will be liberated or if it will be in a state of prolonged insurrection. The state of Mon Cala between 1 ABY - 4 ABY isn't full set in stone yet. It's liberated and part of the New Republic by the time the New Republic rises, but I'm still wondering if it's full liberation occurs during the Rebellion or happens between 4-5 ABY.

    Either way, I'm super stoked for this arc! :D

    --Adm. Nick
     
  6. mattman8907

    mattman8907 Jedi Master star 4

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    looks like we may see the formation of Rogue Squadron in this arc as
    Wedge introduces Luke to Hobbie and Zev
    in SW #45.
     
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  7. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Wow, what an issue! Even the art was better... so much to unpack!

    • Red Squadron fans, assemble! After reuniting with Wedge and meeting Hobbie & Zev, Luke laments the loss of his squadmates at Yavin. He names all ten pilots that were lost. :_|
    • We see the Rebel High Command meet to discuss recent events. Mon Mothma, plus all of the officers introduced in RO as being the military part of the council.
    • General Hera Syndulla and Zeb are at the council meeting!! :hera::zeb:
    • We learn that Hera's been working hard training starfighter pilots, as the Alliance is preparing squadrons in advance of their (hopeful) acquisition of a new batch of Mon Cala cruisers from Leia's current mission.
    • General Draven has a GREAT part in this issue. He's actually very cool and helpful, fans of Draven will love this.
    Great stuff, I highly recommend this issue!

    EDIT: Also, I'm gonna sticky this thread at the top with the rest of the comic threads.

    --Adm. Nick
     
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  8. The Positive Fan

    The Positive Fan Jedi Master star 4

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    This particular bit is a nice touch of continuity with the Dr. Aphra comic, where we learn things are not exactly going according to plan.
     
  9. tatooinesandworm

    tatooinesandworm Jedi Knight star 3

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    Personally I don’t think the art has been worse. This was one of the lowest points in the low art point of the series for me.


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  10. Darth_Accipiter

    Darth_Accipiter Jedi Master star 4

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    jeez, Luke actually had milk instead of booze. Boring jedi aspirant.
     
  11. Senpezeco

    Senpezeco Jedi Master star 3

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    I'm loving the dog with her shot glass seated at the mess hall table. Laika the Soviet space dog made it to the GFFA and is swapping stories with that Mon Cal pilot while drinking everyone else under the table.

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  12. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I'm not a fan of the art, but this issue seemed to be less painful. The stuff with Wedge, Luke, and Han is atrocious. However, the stuff during the Rebel council meeting is not that bad. Of course, it's still not what I'd prefer, but I was SLIGHTLY encouraged.

    Trust me, as the boards biggest Mon Cala fan, I'd love better art. At least the story itself is well written and solid so far!

    --Adm. Nick
     
  13. iPodwithnomusic

    iPodwithnomusic Jedi Master star 3

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    I was surprised to see a cameo from
    Zeb. We havent seen much of him outside of the show, and I'm pretty sure this is the first time we've seen him with the alliance post-ANH.
     
  14. Revanfan1

    Revanfan1 Force Ghost star 6

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    Now that the show's over,

    we know he didn't die. Before the show ended there was always the chance he died, so they wouldn't want to spoil it. Hera, we knew was alive from R1 so they were more free to use her post-Rebels. However, even then they used her very sparingly, and it's only now that the show's over that she is popping up in the comics.

    Personally, I'm really glad they're integrating them like this. It makes things seem really cohesive.
     
  15. jamminjedi23

    jamminjedi23 Jedi Master star 5

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    Good issue. There definitely is a lot more direction to this series now that Gillen has taken over (before it just seemed like one random adventure of Han, Luke, and Leia after another). We will probably get the formation of Rogue Squadron before long. Obviously we now know the Aphra comic and this comic aren't taking place simultaneously. I'm guessing the events being currently depicted in the Aphra series happen a little bit before this issue.

    Also I think they may have been trying to have a little fun with us canon junkies there at the end. See how many would just throw their issue up in the air as soon as they saw the site of Bail Organa after the events of Ep. IV.
     
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  16. The Raddinator

    The Raddinator Jedi Padawan star 1

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    I gotta say, I'm really loving the way both this series and Vader right now are tying together the OT, Rebels and Rogue One as well as existing comics lore - although it does make me wish we had got a bit more of this type of thing in Rebels itself. Gillen's Vader run was probably my favourite thing that the new canon has done yet across all of the books and comics, and with the usual caveats about the art, this is looking like it might be a contender to match it.
     
  17. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I MISSED THE DOG ALIEN?!? Dammit, I'm so easily distracted by Mon Calamari that I missed that. I need to know more about this species...

    --Adm. Nick
     
  18. vncredleader

    vncredleader Jedi Master star 4

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    Cannot wait to read this issue. Both as a Rogue Squadron fan and as a staunch Draven defender. Does this arc continue the thread for that character, that I was talking about in my 1138 article?
     
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  19. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    You will absolutely LOVE General Draven in this issue. It has flavors of his character from Rogue One, but he is also less of an a-hole and we see his commitment to the Alliance's goals. ;)

    --Adm. Nick
     
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  20. AhsokaSolo

    AhsokaSolo Force Ghost star 6

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    And worse for me, this was practically the only thing Luke did in 44. Outside of sticking up for Leia and a milk joke, you could forget he was with Han and Leia.

    He sure is always mopey nowadays. Hopefully that’ll change later. I only have 44 so far. I echo the complaints about the art, but I’m stoked to be on mon Cala. Han making the transition from criminal to rebel is also fun.
     
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  21. Ancient Whills

    Ancient Whills Force Ghost star 5

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  22. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    MonCalaDrome is a word now. :p

    --Adm. Nick
     
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  23. Ancient Whills

    Ancient Whills Force Ghost star 5

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    Well at least the art is not that bad so far.
     
  24. revan772

    revan772 Jedi Knight star 3

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    I love that line from Han.I read it in Harrison Ford's voice and everything. Not as big a fan of the reason Leia is giving as to why the Clawdite won't run though.
     
  25. Revanfan1

    Revanfan1 Force Ghost star 6

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    I thought that, too. Not bad at all, comparatively.