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Lit The 'Union' comic is one of the most fun, cheesiest, ridiculous SW stories I've ever read

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Hoaxer_Poker, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. Hoaxer_Poker

    Hoaxer_Poker Jedi Knight star 1

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    Geez, so mushy, but I would be lying if I said I hated it. On the contrary, I loved reading it, every page of it!

    I didn't know half the characters in the story, since I I'm not a big EU reader (I've read some books here and there), but that didn't hamper my enjoyment.

    It certainly helps that the art looks very nice.

    What do you think of this romantic SW story?
     
  2. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    I for one would definitely have liked to see that artist more. The story is a great, uncluttered romp--in fact, I'd say stories like that are why the term "romp" was invented.
     
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  3. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 9

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    Seconded. It's a pity it hasn't been included in any of the comic compilations.
     
  4. Hoaxer_Poker

    Hoaxer_Poker Jedi Knight star 1

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    I got the 30th anniversary collection edition myself yesterday. It looks quite classy.
     
  5. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    Yeah, Teranishi did some great art and then... vanished from SW!
     
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  6. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 9

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    I was thinking of the Omnibuses:

    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Omnibus

    for example, Mara Jade: By the Emperor's Hand, was included in the Shadows of the Empire Omnibus- and I was wondering if Union, and others, will be included in subsequent ones.
     
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  7. Hoaxer_Poker

    Hoaxer_Poker Jedi Knight star 1

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    True. That would be neat. I have the Shadows of the Empire Omnibus. One of my favorites!
     
  8. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    This one is seriously underrated. I remember when I read it I had heard it mentioned, but nobody ever made a big deal about it. It's basically "Much Ado About Nothing" in space! With all the novel cast! How often does that happen? Not nearly enough!
     
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  9. Bly

    Bly Jedi Master star 4

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    I haven't read Union in forever, but I do recall loving it for getting so many EU characters together (Talon Karrde! Hobbie! Empatajayos Brand?!) and having fun rather than having The Next Big Threat.

    ...I really oughta read it again.
     
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  10. Hoaxer_Poker

    Hoaxer_Poker Jedi Knight star 1

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    The Bachelor's night out was the best part and Mara with Leia and the ladies at a spa was...shall I say...quite interesting.
     
  11. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    I have never heard of this but you have my attention. Anyone want to tell me if it's available from Dark Horse before I delazify myself enough to check?
     
  12. Todd the Jedi

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

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    Yup. Believe me, it's worth it to see Chewie with a keg. :D
     
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  13. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Does the keg contain the same kind of beer I just spit at my screen? [face_laugh]
     
  14. Todd the Jedi

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

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    Wookiees only drink the strong stuff. So yes. :p
     
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  15. DarthDragon164

    DarthDragon164 Jedi Master star 4

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    I liked it, but I had issues telling who was who? The art was nice, but the faces weren't distinct enough from one another, especially when you have Luke, Han, Wedge, Tycho, Janson, Hobbie, etc. all in the same scene together.
     
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  16. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    This is true. But when in doubt, Kam is always Bruce Willis.
     
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  17. Revanfan1

    Revanfan1 Force Ghost star 6

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    There is not nearly enough visual art of Kam. Or Tionne. But especially Kam.

    I think I checked it out from the library once as a kid, but I thought it was boring at the time. I wish they still had it. May buy it eventually because it looks quite fun.
     
  18. Katana_Sundancer

    Katana_Sundancer Jedi Master star 4

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    Union was actually one of the first things I read in the EU, after Tales from Jabba's Palace, the Hand of Thrawn duology and I, Jedi. I loved it, unreservedly. So much cheese, it's like a good pizza!
     
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  19. Bly

    Bly Jedi Master star 4

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    Hey at least Kam got a comic and an NEGTC entry and Tionne got an EGTC pic. I still wanna see Kenth Hamner.
     
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  20. Todd the Jedi

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

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    Don't you know? Kenth is John Lithgow.
    [​IMG]
     
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  21. Revanfan1

    Revanfan1 Force Ghost star 6

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  22. Bly

    Bly Jedi Master star 4

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    ...good grief. I really can't say that's how I'd pictured him at all. I'd always imagined more a Chance Kelly in Generation Kill type.
     
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  23. Revanfan1

    Revanfan1 Force Ghost star 6

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    Sorry to disappoint you. :p
     
  24. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    Guys! Bly apparently doesn't know FOTJ. Do a bro a favor and don't introduce him to it.:p
     
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  25. Bly

    Bly Jedi Master star 4

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    Good grief, let's not and say we did. I've been reading over the post-LOTF-related threads I've seen on here. Made me more than a bit leery of those books. >_>