Lit Star Wars (Marvel) #1: Skywalker Strikes, part 1 (of X)

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  1. Ordo Skirata Jedi Knight

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    Just announced at Comic Con. Set two weeks after A New Hope.

    Written by Jason Aaron and drawn by John Cassaday. First issue coming in January 2015. It will be an ongoing series.
  2. Force Smuggler Force Ghost

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  3. blackmyron Jedi Grand Master

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    Those characters look mildly familiar.
  4. Kablob Jedi Grand Master

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    Yeah but I can't quite place them.
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  5. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    Of greater interest to me was this line from CBR's report:

    Meanwhile, bow before the Imperial codpiece!

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  6. SomethinSomethinDarkSide Jedi Knight

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    So basically the same premise as Brian Wood's Star Wars? This is gonna feel weird.
  7. blackmyron Jedi Grand Master

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    Cassaday's artwork is great, though - Planetary benefited greatly from his stylings.
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  8. AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature

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    So basically Star Woods, but hopefully with far better stories, character arcs, plotting, etc.

    Honestly, if done well, it could be exciting. Not the most original, creative, or bold choice on Marvel's part, but in a sense it is them getting back to their "roots" in terms of creating the beginnings of the new Expanded Universe.

    Okay, Marvel, here is your chance. Show us something different then the constant hunt for a new Rebel Base. Show us Rebel forces raiding bunkers & shipyards for weapons, show us political intrigue and efforts to secure support of worlds, give us a cool BSG-vibe as the Rebel Fleet is constantly on the run. Show us resistance groups in other sectors, show us an uneasy truce between official Alliance forces and reformed Seppies. Have stories about former Republic & Imperial senators secretly aiding the Rebellion behind the scenes. Show us the wrath of the Empire. Give us a good look at the fighting spirit of the Alliance. Mine the EU for the very best of ideas, shun those that aren't worth repeating.

    DON'T go immediately to Hoth.
    DON'T go immediately to Ord Mantell.
    DON'T rehash old story lines.

    Come on Marvel, I am willing to give you a shot. Surprise me. Delight me. Give me something worthy of the name STAR WARS.

    --Adm. Nick
  9. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    Yes, but it also took 9 years!

    Nah, it'll be that, but done right!
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  10. GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin + Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    I guess this is the only place they'd start with. But still. I hope they do something decent with it. Basically everything that Nick said.


    Missa ab iPhona mea est.
  11. AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature

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  12. Grey1 Host: 181st Imperial Discussion Group

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    It'll be a "special edition" of the old Marvel comics - classic story and dialogue, all new art.
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  13. The_Forgotten_Jedi Jedi Master

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    Sounds like a perfect way to introduce Winter back into canon. [face_praying]
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  14. CaptainPeabody Jedi Master

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    If Jaxxon doesn't get at least a cameo, I'm gonna be upset.

    Otherwise, I agree with Admiral Nick.
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  15. MistrX Jedi Master

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    Who could have seen this coming?
  16. Nobody145 Jedi Master

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    Not a surprise they went with one of the busiest eras, though most of the older events have now been wiped from canon, here's hoping it turns out better than Star Wood did. And that Cassaday can keep to a regular schedule for the initial arc. He was with Whedon for that run of Astonishing X-men, right? I remember back then, the delays for Astonishing (and Ultimates) were legendary for how long it took.

    Aaron... well, he's definitely a big name at Marvel right now, writing the current bad Marvel event (well, saying bad comic event is redundant, a good comic event is rare). Though its not quite over, but I've heard Original Sin is dragging on. His comics (Wolverine and the X-men for instance, as well as a few other X-men things, and I think there was a Spiderman and Wolverine miniseries too) tend to have humor, but also tend to have depressing/tragic moments. Not really a fan of his writing, the humor is funny but the angst gets boring after a while, so here's hoping his style doesn't clash too much with Star Wars. Not sure I'll bother buying it, I hope they don't just do the rebel base hunt again, as Nick covered in much more detail, but I'm not expecting much.
  17. Apophis_ Jedi Knight

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    Same characters all the time. It's boring. This Galaxy is too big to have books and comic books set so close to the Episodes, all the time...
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  18. DelRiego Jedi Grand Master

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    Star Wars: Contracted Universe™
  19. vstarvan Jedi Knight

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    The thing that came immediately to mind is Heir to the Jedi and how it'll tie in with the comics, especially with their close release dates. I could see the comics overlap and cover what Han and Leia were up to during Luke's adventure.
  20. Force Smuggler Force Ghost

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    Hope this keeps me interested since Star Wood didn't.
  21. Matthew Trias Jedi Grand Master

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    "Meanwhile, Darth Vader’s chasing after him trying to find out who’s this guy that blew up the Death Star. "


    *Slaps face*

    Didn't we just leave this party? Gosh. Star Wars Ongoing series seem like a frikkin sequel to Ground Hog Day.

    Of course it's going to be the same. It always is.
  22. CaptainPeabody Jedi Master

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    There is something kind of sad about going from comics set thousands of years apart to having all Star Wars comics take place within a 1-month period.
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  23. Kablob Jedi Grand Master

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    Well they are just restarting. I'm sure they'll spread out once they're done with this. Hopefully. The premise doesn't really have me excited. I don't think it'll be bad, but overall I feel pretty meh about it.
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  24. DigitalMessiah Chosen One

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    so my question is, is Star Wood to this what DNT-LOTF-FOTJ-Crucible are for the ST?
  25. Ulicus Lit'ari

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    Yes.

    Next question.