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Lit Star Wars Adventures & SWA: Forces of Destiny comics (IDW)

Discussion in 'Literature' started by spicer, Apr 14, 2017.

  1. Dr. Steve Brule

    Dr. Steve Brule Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Jaxxon was also in one of the "Darth Vader and Son" books, the one that came out a few months pre-TFA. And yes, I know they are very obviously non-canon, but still, it was after the canon reboot and well into the Disney era... I actually think his appearance there was the only time those books used an EU element.
     
  2. LelalMekha

    LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Hey you all. Remember the Star Wars Adventures Ashcan special preview? Well, apparently, every snippet of flashback we saw in it has a context behind it. On Twitter, Landry Q. Walker told me that "pretty much every panel of that was from something [he] wrote out a full pitch for at some point." Interestingly, the one with Ventress takes place on Dromund Kaas.
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    The panel with the Crimson Corsair would've been part of a scene "where the characters were riding on the back of what appeared to be a space chicken that fired rainbows from it's eyes."
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  3. The Positive Fan

    The Positive Fan Jedi Master star 4

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    The power of the "Crimson Corsair Stare" was known 'round the galaxy.
     
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  4. spicer

    spicer Jedi Master star 4

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    Awesome! I hope we'll get to read this eventually.
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  5. LelalMekha

    LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    "Forty-nine times we fought that beast
    "Your old man and me
    "It had a chicken head with duck feet
    "With a women's face too

    And yes, I'm particularly intrigued by this one. I mean what is this? Red-robed individuals keeping Ventress in chains over a bubbling vat of lava?!
     
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  6. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    Aw it pains me to think they didn't believe we were ready yet for the Prophets' glorious return and a giant rainbow laser space chicken.
     
  7. revan772

    revan772 Jedi Knight star 3

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    In regards to my second favourite Star Wars rabbit alien, I really hope this is just the first of many appearances for our little green friend.
     
  8. Senpezeco

    Senpezeco Jedi Master star 3

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    Hmm, who's the first? Ikrit? Just trying to remember my Star Wars lagomorphs.

    Please forgive my continued squeeing but I'm still SO excited that Amaiza is returning. Between this annual, the Easter egg shot of Jaxxon and Skorr in a Forces of Destiny short, and *especially* (even though presented as just a rumor or piece of disinformation) the Omega Frost in The Rebel Files... oh gosh, any degree of reintroduction of my favorite Classic Marvel and newspaper strip content makes me nearly keel over with happiness. And seeing other folks here also enthused makes me even happier! May the trend continue... [face_praying]
     
  9. LelalMekha

    LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Mauricet, the Belgian artist who drew the Jaxxon story for the annual, is coming to FACTS convention in Gent (Belgium) tomorrow. I'll try and ask him if he can draw our favorite Lepi for me!
     
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  10. FiveFireRings

    FiveFireRings Jedi Padawan star 2

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    Yes. Yes indeed.

    I can only assume that revan772 is a Hoojib fan?

    Let's not forget Mimban. It's a glorious time for the recanonizing of EU stuff from before it was called the EU. That stuff always made more sense as a reflection of the pulpy feel of the OT films, to me at least... post-OT EU always felt like it was made by the SW kids who felt like they'd "grown up" wanted things to be more "serious" than the films indicated, and ironically ended up feeling even cheesier in many ways.
     
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  11. revan772

    revan772 Jedi Knight star 3

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    Yep, Ikrit. I loved Hoojibs lol. Definitely top three Star Wars species up there with Ithorians and Zeltrons. My dog is actually named Ikrit Jaxxon so a good chunk of my family now knows Ikrit's and Jaxxon's backstories. (Or at least some of it lol.)

    edit: spelling, though I probably misspelled more then just Hoojib lol.
     
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  12. LelalMekha

    LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    So, I went to see Mauricet earlier today, and here is his very first Action Jaxxon convention drawing! I got it even before the story's release, heh heh heh. And a very cool guy too; we had a long discussion.

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  13. TiniTinyTony

    TiniTinyTony Jedi Grand Master star 6

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  14. germanjedi

    germanjedi Jedi Youngling

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    Heads-up that the delays are over and Adventures #9 as well as the annual are indeed out next week! They did right by Jaxxon... can't wait to be able to share my review. :)
     
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  15. Ancient Whills

    Ancient Whills Force Ghost star 5

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    Star Wars Adventures #9 preview.
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    Star Wars Adventures Annual 2018 preview.
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  16. Ancient Whills

    Ancient Whills Force Ghost star 5

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    Star Wars Adventures #12 in July.
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    (W) Elsa Charretier (A/CA) Elsa Charretier
    Anakin Skywalker and Padmé Amidala embark on an action-packed adventure where not all is as it seems in a story by fan-favorites Elsa Charretier and Pierrick Colinet!

    • Fun for Star Wars fans of all ages!
    • Plus, an exciting new Tales from Wild Space!
    • Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny fan-favorite creator, Elsa Charretier, returns!

    *Retailers: See your order form for incentive information.
    In Shops: Jul 11, 2018
    SRP: $3.99
    More Anakin and Padme stories! [face_love]
     
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  17. Darth-Krayt

    Darth-Krayt Jedi Youngling

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    I can’t believe the R2/3PO story is called “in trouble again”!

    That is the best reference ever!
     
  18. Senpezeco

    Senpezeco Jedi Master star 3

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    Just finished the Annual...

    1) The Rabbit's Foot looks exactly the same!

    2) "Aduba-3", "green-ears", "cottontail", even Jaxxon's steaks!
    "I know this great place that does dewback steaks...""Think'a how many steaks I could buy for what that plating will cost!"

    3) THE WHEEL

    4) THIS PARALLEL: (even uses the same sound effect!)
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    But...

    -1000) Amaiza is a double-crosser? =((
     
  19. The Positive Fan

    The Positive Fan Jedi Master star 4

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    I loved that - a "deep cut" if ever there was one. The whole issue was a lot of fun, honestly - at times I felt like I was reading a lost issue of the old Droids series from Marvel's Star Comics. SWA may be for kids, but the writers know their Star Wars and love the source material, that's for sure!
    My FLCS didn't get theirs. Looks like I'm waiting another week :( Still looking forward to the triumphant return of Jaxxon and Amaiza, "KCHOP" sound effects and all!
     
  20. spicer

    spicer Jedi Master star 4

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    Just finished reading the annual - great fun!

    First and foremost, a big welcome back to John Jackson Miller for his return to Star Wars comics! I sincerely hope that this annual is his big time return to the medium! His story was super fun to read with a lot of funny moments. The art was fittinly great for the style of the story.

    The Jaxxon & Amaiza comic had a bunch of awesome Legends stuff
    T3 model droids from KOTOR are baaack!!! I jumped from my chair when I turned the page and there it was ML-08 aka Mel, a droid that looks exactly like T3-M4. Also the Wheel! Aduba-3! Jaxxon's ship from the old MARVEL comics! And of course, Jaxxon and Amaiza themselves.

    Overall I loved the annual. One of my all time favorite Star Wars authors is back writing Star Wars comics, and as if that wasn't enough there are some Legends treats sprinkled in here too. Good job IDW!
     
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  21. Endol

    Endol Jedi Knight star 3

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    Is the Annual already akin to a trade paperback like Destroyer Down, or is it strictly a comic like any other?
     
  22. HedecGa

    HedecGa Jedi Master star 4

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    I was grinning ear to ear while reading the Jaxxon story.
     
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  23. Coherent Axe

    Coherent Axe Jedi Knight star 3

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    Same. The main story was great too. As much as I've been enjoying most of the comics output recently, there's something about John Jackson Miller's writing that feels like a return to form. Maybe just the longer page count for his story, but there seemed to be more space for worldbuilding and extra details that are perhaps missed in other tales.

    But the Jaxxon one is pure joy. Great day for comics.
     
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  24. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Nice to see the Wheel is consistent with its appearance in The Freemaker Adventures. :)
     
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  25. AV-6R7

    AV-6R7 Jedi Knight star 1

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    This whole series has been a blast to read. I'd been wanting SW anthology comics back for a while now, and I wasn't disappointed.