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Lit The Weapon of a Jedi in comic form!

Discussion in 'Literature' started by LelalMekha, Mar 10, 2017.

  1. LelalMekha

    LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    So, The word is out! Alec Worley, Ruairí Coleman and Chris O'Halloran and are adapting Jason Fry's novel The Weapon of a Jedi for 4 issues of Panini's German Star Wars Magazin. The first part will be published in issue 19 of the magazine, on March 19. I sure like Coleman's art, so I'll be glad to see that!

    Here a link to the corresponding Jedi-Bibliothek news report (in German).
     
  2. Endol

    Endol Jedi Knight star 3

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    Great news! until it dawns on everyone that there is a high possibility this will never see the light of day outside Germany!
     
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  3. LelalMekha

    LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    That's an unfortunate possibility, alas! :-(
     
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  4. LelalMekha

    LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Anhoo, this gives an idea of what the art style will look like:
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  5. LelalMekha

    LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master star 4

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  6. Darkslayer

    Darkslayer Force Ghost star 6

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    [​IMG]

    *If it's in English, lol
     
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  7. Vthuil

    Vthuil Force Ghost star 5

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    I'm not impressed by that art.

    Still, it is pretty cool what random things Germany can come up with.
     
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  8. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 6

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    Darn that German efficiency of making a novel into a comic in a language that I can't read!
     
  9. LelalMekha

    LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I can't really judge (yet), since I've never been into ships and space shots. That being said, I kinda like the retro feel. Reminds me a little of the old X-wing comics.
     
  10. Contessa

    Contessa Jedi Master star 3

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    Yeah, I don't know if that's what they're intentionally going for, but I definitely got the same old X-Wing vibe. Which is fine with me.
     
  11. vong333

    vong333 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Man, where can I buy this and or better yet? How?
     
  12. LelalMekha

    LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I guess the only way is to order it from Germany.
     
  13. LelalMekha

    LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    The first part of the comic has been released, and it's 18 pages long! A few stray observations, for those who are interested:
    • The comic contains the first depiction of the Razor-class frigateKreuge's Revenge. It has the same type of command tower as the ISD, but the body of the ship itself is much boxier.
    • In the novel, we only see Luke's POV during his skirmish with the Kreuge's Revenge. But in the comics, we also see what happens inside the Imperial ship, which is helmed by a mustachioed officer called Pyparr.
    • There's the 1st canon depiction of a Herglic. Yay!
    • The transport carrying underground rebel leaders being evacuated from Giju is a GR-75 medium transport. The bulk freighters that appear in the same missions seem to belong to several different models.
     
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  14. SWpants

    SWpants Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Is there a link to the release?
     
  15. LelalMekha

    LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    A link? What do you mean exactly?
     
  16. SWpants

    SWpants Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Sorry. When I hear "first part" I think that it's been put online. You meant the ACTUAL, physical comic, right? *headdesk*
     
  17. mattman8907

    mattman8907 Jedi Master star 4

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    Glad we finally get to see Commander Narra, the man who became Red Leader after the Battle of Yavin.
     
  18. LelalMekha

    LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Part 2 was released yesterday. Nice pics of Farnay's father, Devaronian villages, and our first depiction of the native pikhron creatures.
     
  19. thedarkbeckons

    thedarkbeckons Jedi Knight star 1

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    AAAAAAUUGGGHHHH! This makes me so mad....don't they realize that Star Wars was first made in English for American and British audiences???? WHY DOES GERMANY GET SO MANY EXCLUSIVES??? lol jk...but sersly
     
  20. Daneira

    Daneira Jedi Knight star 4

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    Well, we get 99% of Star Wars in our native language, let the Germans have a comic or two.


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  21. jafo

    jafo Jedi Master star 1

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    Germany really does 'get the good stuff' Clone Wars season 6, this, more Rebels comics, they get Kindle editions of books that we in the UK don't get.

    What's going on with licensing?
     
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  22. darthcaedus1138

    darthcaedus1138 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    ich weiß nicht
     
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  23. LelalMekha

    LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master star 4

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  24. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    Is the text behind the Devaronian German? I can't tell. "MEIS..." looks like it could be. It would be our first time seeing an non-English Earth language written in Aurebesh, right?
     
  25. LelalMekha

    LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I hadn't noticed but... Yes, actually. The full inscription says "Meister Kivas' Werkstatt." But we have to remember the comic was still made in English in the first place, so that must be a (unusually throrough) localisation.