Discussion in 'Literature' started by spicer, Apr 14, 2017.
Just like Destroyer Down.
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I'm not sure but am i the only one who heard bugs bunny when reading Jaxxon's lines in the Annual?
I think he was definitely drawn to resemble Bugs Bunny - obviously he was always an anthropomorphic rabbit, but I think it's a much more Bugs-like look than his original Marvel look.
When are we getting our Jaxxon action figure?
Aw man, remember Hasbro's Legacy Collection comic packs that came with two figures and a reprint of a comic? Can we relaunch that? Jaxxon and Amaiza with this annual. Lobot and Chanath Cha with an issue of the Lando mini. Maul and Eldra Kaitis with an issue of the Darth Maul mini. Leia and Evaan with an issue of the Princess Leia mini. Tam Posla and Caysin Bog with an issue from the 'Remastered' arc of Doctor Aphra. Aphra and the Queen of Ktath'atn with a copy of The Screaming Citadel. Aphra and Tolvan. Aphra and Sana. Jaxxon and glow-in-the-dark Jaxxon.
Yes. Yes please. I would kill for this. 000 and the Astro from Aphra in another Vader or Aphra comic. So many good comic ocs to make toys of, and the comic packs were the absolute best lines.
Well, Jaxxon enticed me to check the Annual out. My first full foray into SWA, and I really shouldn't be surprised that I enjoyed it as much as I did. The main story had the feel of a pleasant old school Marvel filler issue and/or a lighter Clone Wars episode, and seeing the OT characters rendered in... well, pretty much any art style other than the Marvel flagship title was refreshing.
The Jaxxon story was just terrific though -- I was NOT expecting the appearance of Leia and Han at the end, nor the tacit implication that the Aduba-3 storyline or something very much like it actually happened canonically! The Amaiza doublecross was less harsh than I'd feared and I frankly see some great potential for her as well as Jaxxon in new canon. Her particular scheme here even paints her as somewhat of a potential rival for Aphra... bring THAT on, I say!
In short, more like this, please.
I read the first part of the Annual concerning the Luke and Leia story. I don't know why, but I got huge Ducktales vibes which isn't a good thing. It was very silly. It was too silly for Star Wars. "He touched the sacred thing without doing the thing! Arrest them!" Also, as I reflect on it, it also had an underlying Aladdin theme as well. I didn't care for it.
I didn't read the Jaxxon story yet, but I did some research on wookieepedia concerning his origin. I guess I don't get the love for him, again it just looks silly and doesn't feel like Star Wars. I guess I can chalk it up to those who were have tried to get their hands on a rocket shooting Boba Fett back in the late 70s and those who loved the Holiday Special when Star Wars was few and far between. It's just not my thing and I hate to sound like a broken record but it just feels silly and too cartoon-y. I don't need all the stories to be serious, but it definitely feels like all the IDW stories don't hold a lot of weight and maybe that because they're marketed to a younger generation by repackaging the old 1977-1986 series.
I read the Jaxxon story over lunch today and it was a little bit better than the Luke/Leia one, but not by much. Again, if I hadn't done the tiny bit of research I'd have no idea who this character was or how he relates to our heroes, but the research wasn't needed. I didn't have any feelings of nostalgia like some of you mentioned earlier in this thread, so the references to things of the past went unnoticed to me. It feels like this is the type of character you'd see in the background vis-a-vis Howard the Duck in Guardians of the Galaxy. I guess I'm not getting the enjoyment out of these stories as I'd hope I would.
I don't think many of us "loved" the Holiday Special, but for those of us who grew up with original "spin offs" (it wasn't the "EU" then), the original Marvel and newpaper runs, plus the assorted novels (SOTME and the Han and Lando books) did set the SW style, in a sense. And I largely still feel like their whimsical tone tallies more with OT itself (especially by the time of ROTJ), and their existence as pulpy, non-galaxy-shaping side stories feels less forced into the SW matrix than a lot of the grimdark, overserious EU that followed.
Of course one of the reasons for my feeling that way is that that material had zero pretenses at being "definitive"; we all knew it would be overwritten by the films at will (hence when Jabba turned out to be a huge slug instead of a yellow walrus biped dude, nobody spent years freaking out about it... but then, maybe if we'd had the internet, we would have).
I was born in 1991, so I think it's doubtful that my affection for Jaxxon stems from 70s nostalgia.
So being born in the 80s, I'm too young to appreciate the referenced nostalgia and too old to enjoy the silliness.
I read Adventures #9 - "Trouble Again" - the C3P0 and R2 story. I got excited when I saw young Captain Antilles and thought we'd get a cool story about him but then we didn't. It was a droid story. The old bait and switch!
It is advertised as a droids one... I picked up my copy yesterday but need to wait to read it when I get off work. All I know from it is that it is a droid issue, I am imagining like TCW episodes.
I really enjoyed reading the Jaxxon issue, going to be picking that one up too so I can read the first part. I am really liking the IDW series.
Spoiler: the FCBD preview
Nice, Zuckuss still refers to himself in the third person. I'd like to tag Findswoman, since she mentioned in this post that she hoped that bit of lore would be retained in nuCanon, but I'm also afraid of spoiling it. Findswoman, if you read this post, know that I'm happy for you. Between this and all the references in the Jaxxon and Amaiza story in the Annual, I'm grateful Cavan Scott is bringing back so many of those little Legends things. They're such nice little touches.
The Droids issue was cool cuz I always like when Artoo and Threepio get into "Trouble Again". The annual I really liked the art and the Luke/Leia story had a fun, dopey plot (but also twists) and the Jaxxon story I just liked cuz, hey, it's Jaxxon! I knew he'd make it into canon eventually!
Who got their issue on free comic book day?
Spoiler alert -- Han hid Chewie in the barrel from the beginning. Chewie takes out Zuckuss. They free Beris Ford and put him in the barrel that Chewie was in. They escape on a speeder back to the Falcon. They use the empty barrels to take out Zuckuss and 4-LOM who catch up with them. Once in space in the MF, Han and Chewie eject Beris Ford in his barrel into space with a homing beacon for whomever is going to pick him up. Moments later, The Mist Hunter shows up and give chase where the issue ends.
There is a non colored, no dialogue 2 page sneak peak of SWA #10 at the staple and then the rest of the book is ads.
Thanks a lot for those spoilers! I've read SWA#10, but the FCBD issue isn't available here... thanks to you I now finally know how they got there.
We get #10 this week in the States. You already got #10 in Germany? Are you usually ahead us or behind us in comics?
Lol, no, we are always behind, unless it's the original stuff Panini creates for Star Wars Rebels or the adaptations of Smuggler's Run and Weapon of a Jedi, which are released first here (and most of them sadly never in English). This was a review copy of the US edition of #10.
Anyone else being told #10 was pushed back?
Apparently IDW shipped #10 late and it arrived to warehouses for half the country after this weeks cut-off.
Half the US got #10 today, the other half has to wait till next week. I am in the second half
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my comic shope was nice enough to put aside the SWA FCBD issue for me cuz I looked and they were all gone from the shope late Sunday so I got lucky there. Decent issue just cuz Han and Chewie doing random schemes and getting into jams is always pretty fun to watch. Also hey Zuckuss still refers to themselves as Zuckuss!
Apparently I am also in the second half, but I am also lucky my local shop pulled a copy of the FCBD issue for me. I was looking forward to the continuation of that story