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Lit Redundant, Counter-Productive Speculation Time Is Over: "The Star Wars" Announced

Discussion in 'Literature' started by CooperTFN, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Spokesman of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Going by the variant covers, yeah that is Leia. :oops: I guess Annikin isn't on the cover to issue 1.
     
  2. DigitalMessiah

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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    He's on the cover under Kane.
     
  3. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Spokesman of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    That's Vader. You can tell by the armor.
     
  4. DigitalMessiah

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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    Maybe Leia and Annikin fused into one character.
     
  5. Nobody145

    Nobody145 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Yes, Annikin is on the main cover- he just happens to have his hair in a blonde ponytail. In the issue, he's definitely a boy (unless a gender reveal happens later, but probably not), though still with the blonde hair. Looks kind of like an Elf from Lord of the Rings actually (or maybe that's because I just saw the Hobbit trailer recently). Leia is a different character, one who already has the bunhead hair style too.

    Ok issue. Not quite a good story, its more of an interesting novelty in picking up all the names that will show up in the actual Star Wars, most of which are completely different from the final product (though there are some things already set, such as Annikin looks like trouble). Not to mention story elements from both the OT and prequels. Heck, some of the background almost reminds me of the Legacy-era Empire too at that.

    Quite good art throughout. Several ships, and most of them have that nice Star Wars feel to them, such as the Stardestroyers (one word) that we've seen in previews for months now. The ships have a nice retro feel to them, sort of like the OT, but not quite, appropriate for a proto-Star Wars tale. Interesting news too- turns out Sean Cooke has done a number of designs for this series. I don't think any have shown up in this issue yet, but at the back they had some sketches by him, presumably for stuff that will show up later on, so that's a major plus for this series.

    Not bad start, even the cover and pages have a nice glossy feel, I'll almost definitely be buying the rest of this series at least.
     
  6. HWK-290

    HWK-290 Jedi Padawan star 2

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    Stardestroyers zipping around Alderaan like atmospheric fighters! PROTO-PROTO-MALGUS. Leia is but mere weeks from becoming a frat girl. Annikin's brother is deeeeeaaaaaad.
    SKYWALKER. DARKLIGHTER. STARKILLER.

    Read the issue, enjoyed it. Good, not great. Has potential. Looking forward to more.

    Incidentally, I've always wondered how the Original Trilogy would have turned out had Bail and his wife always wanted a boy and Leia had been the twin taken to Tatooine to be raised by the Lars family.


    EDIT: Sorority, I meant sorority!
     
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  7. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    Luke as spoiled Prince would actually be pretty amusing.
     
  8. DigitalMessiah

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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    How would Episode I been received if the yippee was followed by what happens here, and it was a huge fakeout and there was an older brother and Shmi's explanation becomes a stretch.
     
  9. HWK-290

    HWK-290 Jedi Padawan star 2

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    I don't think you can lead into The Star Wars with Episode I, period. Shmi's son is suddenly Luke except he can't be the messiah figure since he's relegated to the Obi-Wan role. Annikin's father is rather explicitly established, Vader isn't even more machine than man now, and Leia doesn't seem consequential other than as a potential love interest slash hostage.

    I can see how basic narratives of Episode II and Episode III would have gone had The Star Wars been what we'd gotten on the big screen back in '77, but Episode I - and the entire need for an Episode I - gets jettisoned in such a scenario.
     
  10. DigitalMessiah

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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    I mean what if Jake Lloyd got run down by Maul and it turns out he had an older brother.
     
  11. HWK-290

    HWK-290 Jedi Padawan star 2

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    OH.

    ...huzzah, we have a Skywalker conditioned to hate the Sith who would never go over the likes of Palpatine? Long live the Republic?
     
  12. JoinTheSchwarz

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

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    I always loved the pulpy feeling of this draft, so it's great to finally see it. Fantastic designs and great art.
     
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  13. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Spokesman of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Nope. :p
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    It's definitely a woman in each cover, and the middle one makes it undoubtedly Leia.
     
  14. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    ok so I no longer have to feel embarrassed thinking the Annikin from the previews was a female all these months..................
     
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  15. spicer

    spicer Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Well I read it, and I must say, while I expected it to be significantly different from the Star Wars we all know, I didn't expect it to be this different. Didn't look much into the previews since I didn't want to spoil myself, so I say it's a good first issue. The art is fantastic.
     
  16. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    To people who are familiar with the screenplay--is it pretty faithful? Any standout differences?
     
  17. Backbench Jedi

    Backbench Jedi Jedi Youngling

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    Dammit, i hoped the guy with cool mask will be a major villain.
     
  18. HWK-290

    HWK-290 Jedi Padawan star 2

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    A distinct lack of curves... :p
     
  19. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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  20. Darth Nerdling

    Darth Nerdling Force Ghost star 4

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    It's very faithful to what I remember, probably too faithful for my tastes. When I read the screenplay, I remember thinking he's throwing way too many characters at us at once, and that's exactly how I felt with the comic. I wish it had developed some of the characters a little more than the screenplay did.

    While I can say that so far it's interesting to read, I can tell why GL re-wrote it many times.
     
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  21. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    ^ I haven't read the comic yet so I'm going to avoid the official thread, but I did read the script once, and that was exactly my impression. I remember it was sort of like the Dune universe in terms of the politics and all the royal houses fighting -- almost like a Dune fanfic.