Discussion in 'Literature' started by Ancient Whills, Mar 1, 2018.
Color me unconvinced. At least it's a Mon Calamari colored, but that's like the artist drawing a Cyphari, but calling it a Rodian because the colorist made it green.
The message got to who it would mean the most to. I'm sure others will hear of the message as we have a much bigger fleet come ROTJ.
Maybe Rakata are a Mon Cala offshoot in Canon.
It was surprisingly emotional seeing King Lee-Char go, particularly his people's reaction to it.
Yeah, it does look like Rakata and their skin colors can range from a red to a brown like that artwork. The artist may of goofed or thought he was being funny when he drew. But realistically they could always come up with some new species that look similar like that EU aliens or claim it was a mutant Mon Cala.
Maybe the canon Rakata are like
Duros in Legends: They were a space-fairing species, but they were never politically or militarily amibtious, they don't have any tradition of using The Force, and they retreated from the galaxy or went extinct.
Rakatan are seemingly canonized in Solo's Visual Guide book by Pablo. Dryden's museum contains Rakatan wraith boxes.
I just... don't... understand. Mon Cals are drawn totally accurately elsewhere. Sometimes not even seemingly traced. Larrocca is even able to create new and recognizable individual, this isn't even his week spot. And even worst case scenario... googling Mon Cala images to trace would never return that result. What the hell happened here?
Somehow that noncommittal, equivocal response from Matt Martin is what irks me and not the drawing. It's perfectly fine to leave it at "script calls it a Mon Cal" and I'm perfectly capable of looking past an art error and pretending it's a Mon Cal. I'm doing it right now! Or if you want to establish that it is indeed a Rakata I'll manage just fine too! Following up a simple response with that degree of waffling is messy and kinda frustrating.
Edited to add: Ah, I'm probably being too pissy about it. Sorry if I am.
No, I happen to agree. He looked low-key bothered that people might think it's a Rakata... but that's because it looks an awful lot (i.e. completely) like one, so that's entirely justified.
Could have been worse. You could have got the Brevoort, you don't want to get the Brevoort.
This new canon stuff really blows. I like my legends stuff more and more. Sometimes I feel that the best star was done before prior to sale. Once the sale was made, everything that has come out of it is just bbbbbbbbbbbbaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Honestly, I can sorta understand how he might be getting tired of getting constantly asked whether this recanonized some famous EU thing - but in this particular case, it can't be that hard to just say "Whoops, art error."
True, but it's a really weird art error given that (I know I'm repeating myself) for all the artist's faults, he demonstrably can draw Mon Cals and a reasonable variety thereof. The fact that what he drew instead was something that was inevitably going to draw fan attention makes me think that the terse response probably reflects internal friction as well as irritation at the fans. In any case, if it takes RakataGate to force a rethinking of the art team, I'm okay with that.
I do think it's unfair to be irritated at fans for, well, recognizing something for exactly what it is.
The problem with it being a misdrawn Mon Calamari is that it looks identical to another species that is part of the same intellectual property. Would a misdrawn thing 1 really just so happen to look identical to thing 2?
Honestly, all you really have to do to transform a Mon Cal head into a Rakata head, at least superficially, is stick the eyes out some.
Though I'm inclined to agree with FiveFireRings that it's more likely Larroca's 'artistic shortcuts' coming back to bite him.
imo this is just the comic version of the Millennium falcon showing up for like a second in Star Trek First Contact, a fun easter egg for the fans
edit: okay didn't see the second page before replying, he isn't just in the background in that one
Yah this was a solid issue (And I even found the art less egregiously tracey as before), the build to Le Char's final speech and death was just great. And, hey, we got Mon Calamari battle armor, that was fantastic.
General Melchett is posting in a SW thread?
Preview for #49
Well, needless to say, I have a hunch issue #49 will make me very, very happy.
This arc seems to be implying that the Rebellion didn't have any (or at least many) Mon Cala cruisers until they obtain the merchant fleet. I'm okay with this, provided they don't contradict the fact that we already know that the Rebels had access to some (Profundity, Home One) prior to this. Hell, we already saw Home One in an earlier issue of the ongoing. I know this sounds nitpicky, but I'd like some acknowledgment of this. The Telaris yards have been active for 2+ years at this point, possibly longer.
Holy hell, how you are not comatose with joy at this image Nick?
Clearly a significant space battle is about to occur. If we don't get a cameo of Hera and the Ghost after they teased it a few issues back, i'll be severely disappointed. This comic is about the "big 3" but still, it would be a missed opportunity for the connectivity of the new canon. The cameo in Rogue One was basically an advert (it's obvious, the show was still running indefinitely) having it here would be a confirmation that Lucasfilm is confident in their new characters.