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Lit What Books Should Get a Comic Adaption?

Discussion in 'Literature' started by clonegeek, Feb 2, 2024.

  1. Golbolco

    Golbolco Jedi Master star 4

    Jan 20, 2016
    It's interesting how comic adaptations seem to be the last vestige of the multimedia projects that would accompany the films put out from 2015-2019.

    You used to get a YA novel, a tie-in novel, a novelization, a comic adaptation, a tie-in comic focusing on a character or a prequel event, and maybe a one shot comic about a character. And probably more than I'm remembering.

    This stuff went away when the model switched to TV shows, it seems. Would have been cool to get a couple of these for The Mandalorian's first season. I think it's unfortunate that the model has been abandoned--had the Kenobi series been an anthology, it might have received this kind of expansion (although there were the two Kenobi-centered novels that summer, right?)
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  2. Darth Vectivus

    Darth Vectivus Jedi Padawan star 3

    Dec 9, 2023
    I think that in Shadows of the Empire comic it is more about the story of how Boba Fett delivered Han Solo to Jabba while the novel is the story of Luke and Vader and the video game about Dash Rendar it's the same story but with different points of view of the characters
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  3. Jedi Knight Fett

    Jedi Knight Fett Chosen One star 10

    Feb 18, 2014
    They kinda still do. But barely. All the shows minus Andor and Ahsoka have gotten junior novel adaptions. (Ahsoka may still get one)
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  4. Golbolco

    Golbolco Jedi Master star 4

    Jan 20, 2016
    I think that Solo got one of the biggest multimedia projects. There was Most Wanted and Last Shot, a Lando comic, a Beckett comic, a Han-at-the-academy comic, and a decent number of junior novels.

    If something like Andor received a similar treatment that would have been great. So many good characters to feature in comics or in a young adult novel, and a couple characters more than a little worthy of an adult book (Luthen, Mon Mothma, and Saw Gerrera all deserve novels following their exploits.)
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  5. Jedi Knight Fett

    Jedi Knight Fett Chosen One star 10

    Feb 18, 2014
    Yes. Outside of TFA Solo had the most tie in material which is very ironic.
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  6. The Emotional Jedi

    The Emotional Jedi Jedi Knight star 3

    May 18, 2021
    The Jedi Academy Trilogy
    The Hand of Thrawn Duology
    The Young Jedi Knights series
    The New Jedi Order series
    The Darth Bane Trilogy
    Darth Plagueis
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  7. MercenaryAce

    MercenaryAce Chosen One star 6

    Aug 10, 2005
    Going to jump on the Thrawn Ascendancy bandwagon. Give me all those new species and ships please.

    Shatterpoint would be great. The novel is both character defining yet also rather obscure so it deserves some more spotlight. Plus, also has a lot of cool things that could use some visuals.

    As many High Republic comics as there has been, I don't think we have any novelizations, but many of those would be great as well. In particular, Light of the Jedi, Battle of Jedah, and Defy the Storm.

    Honorable mentions:
    Dark Nest
    Dooku: Jedi Lost
    Truce at Bakura
    Yoda Dark Rendezvous
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  8. Darth Vectivus

    Darth Vectivus Jedi Padawan star 3

    Dec 9, 2023
    Republic Commando novels
  9. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

    Jun 29, 2003
    The second half of Thrawn Alliance.

    ...too soon?:p
  10. SyndicThrass

    SyndicThrass Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Sep 25, 2016
    It’s appropriate, considering that if they aren’t inclined to fully adapt that one then there’s probably not much chance for other novels.
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2024
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  11. Carib Diss

    Carib Diss Jedi Padawan star 1

    Mar 31, 2024
    The Galaxy of Fear books, the books already give off comic book/TV show vibes with its focus on things happening every chapter, cliffhangers, and focus on visuals(seriously the wraiths on Kiva feel like they were practically made for a comic book).

    Also the more people are aware of Darth Vader's goofy insane clone the better.
  12. Nom von Anor

    Nom von Anor Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Oct 7, 2012
    Darksaber. I want to see that ridiculous meeting, complete will yelling and brawling, that Daala forced on the warlords in all its glory. That piece of art showing Daala gassing the warlords to death in the Essential Reader's Companion only whetted my appetite.
  13. IG_2000

    IG_2000 Force Ghost star 4

    Aug 5, 2008
    It’s not a comic adaptation of a book, but I just had the idea to make a comic series called “Power of the Force” which is essentially based on 80’s-90’s action figures where you have these loosely canon (but can still make it work with wiggle room) stories filled with action, shoulder pads and beefed up characters set during the original trilogy. You can even include the toys only ships like Imperial Shuttle Pod and Cruisemissile Trooper. I need my He-Man Luke slicing the wings off this bad boy

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  14. BookExogorth

    BookExogorth Force Ghost star 4

    May 4, 2017
    That’s the answer I was thinking of!! I feel like you could do some really interesting and creative takes
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