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Empire #38 - The Wrong Side of the War part 3 (of 5)

Discussion in 'Literature' started by wild_karrde, Nov 7, 2005.

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  1. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    :eek: :eek: :eek:

    How did I miss that?

    Tank is Sunber!

    I didn't catch that the first time through. I thought the "friend" monologue was about Deena, and Tank was just another Imperial. :oops:
     
  2. TalonCard

    TalonCard •Author: Slave Pits of Lorrd •TFN EU Staff star 5 VIP

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    Brilliant. Was Sunber intended to be Tank all along? If so, that's even better. They got us to like the character *before* introducing him as Luke's long-lost friend. I love it. :)

    TC
     
  3. Darth Pipes

    Darth Pipes Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    It was very well-done. I didn't realize at first that Sunber was Tank but it's nice to be surprised. The "friend" monologue was well-done and I agree, they really established Tank before revealing who he was.
     
  4. Jeremy_Barlow

    Jeremy_Barlow Writer: -Adventures -Empire -Rebellion star 1 VIP

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    Yep -- that was that plan all along, going back to way to even before we had Hartley write To the Last Man. That Randy, he's a crafty one.
     
  5. Tam_Elgrin

    Tam_Elgrin Jedi Master star 4

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    I

    LOVE

    YOU

    DARK

    HORSE
     
  6. Rohniss

    Rohniss Jedi Padawan star 4

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    And once again.. proving Dark Horse is in touch with the Fanbo.. err Fanbase ;) even if all we said was: We want more Tank.. and noone even saw it coming..
     
  7. Kwenn

    Kwenn Jedi Master star 5

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    As with Yoda clambering up onto the ol' Wook's shoulder, this is one of those cool-as-Hoth moments we never realised we wanted to see so badly. Tank! *Huzzah!*
     
  8. sidious618

    sidious618 Jedi Master star 6

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    I haven't read it yet but...this is embarassing... who is Tank?
     
  9. DarthMane2

    DarthMane2 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Tank was a friend of Luke's mentioned in ANH during the scene where Luke has an arguement with his Ungle about leaving the farm in order to join the academy.

     
  10. QuentinGeorge

    QuentinGeorge Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    [link=http://starwars.wikicities.com/wiki/Tank]Janek Sunber[/link]

    I believe the ANH quote was "That's what you said when Biggs and Tank left!"
     
  11. QuentinGeorge

    QuentinGeorge Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    ...And gee, Luke really got the short end when it came to nicknames:

    Janek Sunber = Tank
    Biggs Darklighter = Biggs
    Laze Loneozner = Fixer

    and

    Luke Skywalker = Wormie

    That's even worse than his Dad's....

    ...kids on Tatooine are so cruel. o_O
     
  12. vong333

    vong333 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Very good comic book. I loved the Tank part. It really caught me off guard.
     
  13. Rogue_Follower

    Rogue_Follower Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I [face_love] DHC!

    AdmiralWesJanson called the Sunber = Tank connection back in the TWSotW Part 2 thread, but it really wasn't discussed much. :)

    One more reason why Sunber is awesome! :cool:
     
  14. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    And so the last possible remaining classic trilogy reference is fulfilled. Tis an end of an era, for sure! :cool:
     
  15. Jeremy_Barlow

    Jeremy_Barlow Writer: -Adventures -Empire -Rebellion star 1 VIP

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    Yeah, but we did it in style, didn't we?
     
  16. QuentinGeorge

    QuentinGeorge Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Have Deak and Windy been explored yet in the EU?
     
  17. Darth Pipes

    Darth Pipes Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    They died of a heroin overdose on the streets of Mos Espa. ;)
     
  18. AdmiralWesJanson

    AdmiralWesJanson Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I was right? :eek:[face_laugh]

    I need to get a hold of this comic!
     
  19. Excellence

    Excellence Jedi Knight star 7

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    Yes, about that thread discussing the Horse's use by date . . .? The way I see it, the Rohirrim are still charging. ;)
     
  20. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    >> Yeah, but we did it in style, didn't we?<<

    Definitely. Nicely done.

    >>Have Deak and Windy been explored yet in the EU?<<

    A little- the Radio Drama, for one. It's still more than Tank.
     
  21. Darth Pipes

    Darth Pipes Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    The radio dramas...those were great. I wish they'd do ones for the prequels.
     
  22. sidious618

    sidious618 Jedi Master star 6

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    Thanks.

    I just read the issue and I have to say it was the best issue of Empire I've read in ages. I was surprised at the attempted rape scene in a Star Wars comic but it was well handled.
     
  23. QuinineVos

    QuinineVos Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I believe there was a radio drama done for TPM, 2ndQ, can you verify?
     
  24. QuinineVos

    QuinineVos Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Yeah, the whole issue was more sexually suggestive than I think I've ever seen in an SW comic between that scene and the one between Deena and Roshuir
     
  25. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    >> I believe there was a radio drama done for TPM, 2ndQ, can you verify?<<

    I can confirm no TPM or other PT Radio Drama exists. There have been fan-made scripts though- I think Timetales has one.

    There's just the SW Radio Drama from 1981, the ESB Radio Drama from 1983 and the ROTJ Radio Drama that was finally produced in 1996.
     
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