Lit Third Essential Guide to Characters (formerly "Who would you want to see . . . ?")

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  1. Gorefiend Chosen One

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    Sad thing is, it is sitting next to 5 books I really can' think of any reasons for wanting to read them [face_sigh]
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  2. CeiranHarmony Force Ghost

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    cover art looks great but the book is way too thin!
  3. Gorefiend Chosen One

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    I think that’s just the cover on its own
  4. _Catherine_ Force Ghost

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    The spine probably won't get much wider once the pages are inside it, though.
  5. RC-1991 Force Ghost

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    So is the DotJ cover just a black field? That's boring.

    TEGC has a nice cover design, but it's definitly too thin.
  6. CeiranHarmony Force Ghost

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    we need an essential guide to character art.. just pretty pictures!
  7. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    Calling it now: it will essentially be an index of several thousand characters, much like the one in the Essential Atlas, only with links to their respective Wookieepedia pages.
  8. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    So basically it's the Holocron?
  9. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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  10. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    I vote for Dark Empire style illustrations of everybody.
  11. Jedifirefly5 Jedi Master

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    Well, the SOTJ is just a post card..... [face_batting]
  12. Havac Some Guy Who Moderates Lit

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    I'm sure that's not the final cover. They probably wanted something there, and they had a mockup of the text for the cover design even if they didn't have art ready to show yet.
  13. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    Well it is called "Into the Void".
  14. CeiranHarmony Force Ghost

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    a postcard is all they need to write the essential plot on its back.. the rest in later prints is just filler :p
  15. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

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    News from NYCC: "Dan Wallace is 80% done with the new Essential Guide to characters. Won't retread a lot of characters done before." and "There will be sidebars but not full entries for lesser characters like Cal Omas."
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  16. Tzizvvt78 Force Ghost

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    You can see the spine on the book, it's just as thick as the Atlas/Warfare.
  17. AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature

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    I like that approach. Cal Omas gets an sidebar with info, but not a whole entry. That is a great way to flesh out the book. I am also pleased to see that there will not be alot of retreading! :D It will be interesting to see who truly is "Essential"... [face_thinking]

    --Adm. Nick
  18. Havac Some Guy Who Moderates Lit

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    I'm glad to see they're going with sidebars and minimal retreading. Just so long as Cole Fardreamer gets a sidebar. He's at least as important as Cal Omas.
  19. TrakNar Force Ghost

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    Give me an update for Zuckuss and I'll pre-order the book.
  20. AdmiralWesJanson Force Ghost

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    I will hunt you down and end you if they go with that idea. DE art was terrible!
    Trevas art only!
  21. RC-1991 Force Ghost

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    From the "Star Wars Books" Facebook page:

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  22. CeiranHarmony Force Ghost

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    WOW... these look awesome!
    GIVE ME TENEL KA AS PREVIEW PLEASE I AM DYING TO SEE HER AND ALLANA ALREADY!
  23. AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature

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    That art is stunning. I even like the image of Vestara. She looks unique, not just like some random face.

    Bossk essential? Well, I guess, from a certain point of view...

    --Adm. Nick
  24. TychoCorde Jedi Master

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    Wow, Jaden and Vestara look awesome but why does Padme look like a Mattel Catra figure??? Are they trying to blend Natalie Portman with her TCW cartoon look?
  25. TychoCorde Jedi Master

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    Yeah at least they didn't go with her Myley Cyrus look from Ascension cover that was terrible.