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Lit Thrawn #1-6 comic adaptation (6/6 Released)

Discussion in 'Literature' started by iPodwithnomusic, Jul 21, 2017.

  1. Vialco

    Vialco Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I'm the opposite. I haven't bought a physical comic since I discovered I could buy them digitally.
     
  2. Ancient Whills

    Ancient Whills Force Ghost star 5

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    Thrawn #6 preview.
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  3. Kalevala

    Kalevala Jedi Youngling

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    I love Ar'alani's design so much, though I thought she would be older.
    Put it in spoiler tag in case anyone wants to wait for the comic.
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  4. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

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    So, there appears to be a clear consensus that this is one for the OHC hitlist, true?
     
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  5. TiniTinyTony

    TiniTinyTony Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    @The2ndQuest 6 of 6. Review tomorrow if I get a chance to read it.
     
  6. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    [face_whistling]I see a certain EU warship in there...
     
  7. Sinrebirth

    Sinrebirth Immortal Mod-King of the EUC, RPF and SWC star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Oh?


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  8. Grand Admiral Paxis

    Grand Admiral Paxis Jedi Master star 3

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    The Batonn insurgents field a couple of Dreadnaught-class heavy cruisers. I nearly came straight into this thread to excitedly declare that they'd been recanonised, before remembering that they'd already appeared in Rebels. (In my defence, their brief background appearance was rather easy to forget).
     
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  9. Rennzwerg

    Rennzwerg Jedi Knight star 1

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    A bit too much editing in the last volume for me. Obviously always difficult to cut down a book into a few pages, but they left a lot of Thrawn's ambiguity on the cutting floor.

    For example, he was a lot more explicit with Nightswan about his views on the Empire & the Emperor - that Palpatine was not the right person for the role but that the Galaxy needed a strong Empire to fend off an outside threat. (It becomes clear ar this point Thrawn has no idea of the Emperor's true power and evilness.)

    Or that he was indeed furious with Pryce over the massacre. He had pretty much promised Nightswan that there would be no bloodbath. And with his original plan there would not have been.

    The comic makes it sound as if Thrawn is ok with brushing Pryce's activities under the carpet if it brings him political help. That was not like this in the novel. Thrawn and Eli had a conversation afterwards which made this quite clear.


    Maybe only small issues but I was a bit disappointed none the less.

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  10. TiniTinyTony

    TiniTinyTony Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Since I haven't read the novel from which this is adapted, but after reading this comic it almost makes me want to. Does the novel and comic end the same way? I want more story.

    Overall, I enjoyed #6 and I didn't see the twists and turns coming, even in this final chapter. There definitely seems to be a lot of ambiguity left open, in general, which will hopefully be addressed in the future.

    It makes me love/appreciate Thrawn more to learn that he just isn't out for himself but for the benefit of the Chiss. It seems like nothing will ever break that loyalty to his race.
     
  11. Clone_Cmdr_Wedge

    Clone_Cmdr_Wedge Jedi Master star 3

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    So... we're going to mention that, but not

    the Dynamic-class freighters and the YT-2000 transports that were in that fleet as well? :p

    Also, re: the Rebels Dreadnaughts, weren't those listed as "fleet tenders?"

    Having read both the novel and the comic, they pretty much are the same story wise. The overall plot is the same, and most (if not all) of the dialogue is taken from the book itself. The comic, due to space limitations, does leave some stuff out, obviously. For example, how Thrawn become captain of the Thunder Wasp, a couple missions with the Chimaera, and some more stuff with Pryce. Other parts were shortened, if I remember correctly, but they got the point across.

    So yeah, I'd say if you liked the comic but wanted more, check out the novel.
     
  12. TiniTinyTony

    TiniTinyTony Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I know I can look it up in wookieepedia, but it would be cool if you could all post pictures of the ships you're geeking out about. ;)
     
  13. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 6

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    Hah did anyone notice the absolutely brilliant ad placement of Thrawn meets Vader and then turn the page and it's the ad for Thrawn Alliances? also the art choice Luke Ross went with was Rebels influenced Vader which seems appropriate if a bit jarring from his realistic style.

    Anyway, interesting ending that Vonto is going off to meet the Chiss but it seemed more menacing than anything. And the explicit statement that Thrawn wasn't exiled but instead was intentionally left behind to gain a tactical advance is a unique wrinkle in his story, although basically it still amounts to serving the Empire (and Sidious literally saw through it anyway but is cool with it.) Also Pryce was the one who blew everybody up, holy hell, how big was that explosion?!

    overall, great art but the fact that there was a lotttt of plot and dialogue here that may have been better served if one had read the source materiel (nothing against the writer, the fact remains it's a hellova lot). Fun adaptation but I think the ad placement and the current lack of confirmation on Alliances adaptation means I'm probably going to get the Thrawn Alliances novel if only cuz it might make the possible comic adaptation a wee bit easier to understand.
     
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  14. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Jedi Master star 1

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    The novel described it as being a lot larger, it did level an entire city.
     
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  15. KamNale

    KamNale Jedi Knight star 1

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    So why does Nightswan have those dots under his eyes? Are those tattoos? Markings? I don't like them because it reminds me of a doll or something. I don't remember if the novel mentioned them.
     
  16. Rennzwerg

    Rennzwerg Jedi Knight star 1

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    The novel did not mention these dots as far as I remember. Must have been the artist's decision to give Nightswan some mystique.

    I did not much care for it, either, especially as Zahn make Nightswan / Cygni appear pretty weak and harmless the first time we encountered him (way back when Thrawn was just a Lieutenant). Attention-drawing tattoos do not work for me in this context.

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  17. SyndicThrass

    SyndicThrass Jedi Knight star 3

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    Didn't bother me much. The character is supposed to have come from a fairly lowbrow, mining background and the comic visualisation more or less keeps that aspect by making him seem fairly grungy. You'd still underestimate the guy by looking at him.
     
  18. Nehru_Amidala

    Nehru_Amidala Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I need to either hit my local comic book store or wait for the combined paperback to come out in August.
     
  19. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

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    Wait for the OHC instead.
     
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  20. Nehru_Amidala

    Nehru_Amidala Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    When will that come out?


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  21. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

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    Unknown, but it's good odds there'll be one eventually - the Rogue One OHC came out this month, along with Star Wars OHC3 and Phasma OHC.

    It's a longer wait but I loathe Marvel's paperbacks.
     
  22. sidv88

    sidv88 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I know it'll never happen, but they should combine this Thrawn comic with Dark Horse's Thrawn Trilogy to make a super omnibus called 'The Rise and Fall of Thrawn'. Yeah, it's different continuities, but I don't think there would be any hiccups combining these 2 works together, ignoring the rest of the respective canon's other works, and it would just be too cool. :)
     
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