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Title: Star Wars
Post by: Jeff on November 05, 2014, 09:18:53 AM
Marvel's Star Wars is coming.  And it's written by Jason Aaron with art by John Cassady.

Even though I switched to Marvel Unlimited I'm really tempted to add this to my pull.  Jason Aaron writing Star Wars?  Tempting.......

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STAR WARS #1
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) John Cassaday

THE GREATEST SPACE ADVENTURE OF ALL TIME RETURNS TO MARVEL! Luke Skywalker and the ragtag band of rebels fighting against the Galactic Empire are fresh off their biggest victory yet-the destruction of the massive battle station known as the Death Star. But the Empire's not toppled yet! Join Luke along with Princess Leia, smugglers Han Solo and Chewbacca, droids C-3PO and R2-D2 and the rest of the Rebel Alliance as they strike out for freedom against the evil forces of Darth Vader and his master, the Emperor. Written by Jason Aaron (Original Sin, Thor: God of Thunder) and with art by John Cassaday (Astonishing X-Men, Uncanny Avengers), this is the Star Wars saga as only Marvel Comics could make it! Rated T


Title: Re: Star Wars
Post by: Perry on November 05, 2014, 03:11:50 PM
Getting three copies and I will continue that each month. This is huge.

I may even get three copies of the other two titles as well.  :)


Title: Re: Star Wars
Post by: Jeff on December 16, 2014, 09:40:50 AM
Coming in March:

PRINCESS LEIA #1-2 (of 5)
MARK WAID (w) • TERRY DODSON (a/C) ISSUE #1 - Teaser Variant COVER by JOHN CASSADAY CONNECTING VARIANT COVER C BY J. SCOTT CAMPBELL VARIANT COVER BY ALEX ROSS SKETCH VARIANT COVER BY ALEX ROSS VARIANT COVER BY MARK BROOKS YOUNG VARIANT BY SKOTTIE YOUNG ACTION FIGURE VARIANT COVER BY JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER VARIANT COVER BY BILL SIENKIEWICZ MOVIE VARIANT COVER BLANK VARIANT COVER ALSO AVAILABLE ISSUE #2 - VARIANT COVER BY TBA
• When Princess Leia Organa was captured by the Empire as a Rebel spy, she never betrayed her convictions, even in the face of the complete destruction of her home world, Alderaan. When her rescue came, she grabbed a blaster and joined the fight, escaping back to the Rebel Alliance and helping strike the biggest blow against the Empire—the destruction of the Death Star. But in the aftermath of that victory, the question remains...what is a princess without a world?
• Writer Mark Waid (Daredevil, S.H.I.E.L.D.) and artist Terry Dodson (Avengers & X-Men: Axis, Uncanny X-Men) bring us a story of Leia’s quest to help her people and find her place in the galaxy.
32 PGS. (EACH)/Rated T …$3.99 (EACH) 


DARTH VADER #3
KIERON GILLEN (W) • SALVADOR LARROCA (A) Cover by ADI GRANOV VARIANT COVER BY SALVADOR LARROCA
• When a Dark Lord needs help, who can he turn to? • Meet Aphra—the galaxy’s foremost raider of lost weaponry!
• Plus: could these be the deadly droids she’s looking for?
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99 Star Wars © Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. Text and illustrations for Star Wars are © 2015 Lucasfilm Ltd. 


STAR WARS #3
JASON AARON (W) • JOHN CASSADAY (A/C) VARIANT COVER BY LEINIL YU SKETCH VARIANT COVER BY JOHN CASSADAY ACTION FIGURE VARIANT COVER BY JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER THE GREATEST SPACE ADVENTURE OF ALL TIME CONTINUES!
• The attack on Cymoon-1 comes crashing to an end!
• Will the Rebels overcome Vader to strike another blow against the Empire?
• And is Luke ready to be the Jedi Ben wanted him to be?
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99 Star Wars © Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. Text and illustrations for Star Wars are © 2015 Lucasfilm Ltd.


Title: Re: Star Wars
Post by: Perry on December 16, 2014, 02:12:39 PM
So mad that damn teaser trailer for Star Wars came out prior to final cutoffs. I was gonna rake in the money from that damn Star Wars book, but I think there will be a flood of issue #1s now. I mean, it was gonna sell well anyway, but the final order numbers are crazy. That trailer pumped everyone up so damn much that comic shops are having to double their initial order.

Still getting two copies of each title, and will sell one set after the Leia title is done (Star Wars 1-7, Darth Vader 1-6 and Leia 1-5) but damn it ... was gonna sell another nice set of just the Star Wars 1-15 or so also (while keeping a set for me) but now I'm too damn scared the market will be flooded.

Still, Marvel events do sell like crazy on Ebay, so I may suck it up and keep my order at 3 copies for Star Wars and just 2 of everything else
 :-\


Title: Re: Star Wars
Post by: Perry on December 16, 2014, 07:34:21 PM
And what about this one ...

STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLLECTION: THE EMPIRE VOL. 1 TPB
Written by JOHN OSTRANDER, RANDY STRADLEY, HADEN BLACKMAN & ALEXANDER FREED
Penciled by LUKE ROSS, DOUGLAS WHEATLEY, JIM HALL, CHRIS SCALF, MARCO CASTIELLO, ANDREA CHELLA & RICK LEONARDI
Cover by LUKE ROSS
Let the dark times begin! Marvel welcomes Star Wars to the Epic Collection program, with this first volume of a series focused on the years following STAR WARS: EPISODE III — REVENGE OF THE SITH! After the Clone Wars’ end, the Republic has fallen and Palpatine exerts his ruthless grip on his new Galactic Empire. Now, the few Jedi that remain must decide whether to hold true to their faith, or abandon it completely in the face of a brutal purge — one carried out by the new Dark Lord of the Sith: Darth Vader! Collecting STAR WARS: REPUBLIC #78-80, STAR WARS: PURGE #1, STAR WARS: PURGE — SECONDS TO DIE #1, STAR WARS: PURGE — THE HIDDEN BLADE #1, STAR WARS: PURGE — THE TYRANT’S FIST #1-2, STAR WARS: DARTH VADER AND THE LOST COMMAND #1-5 and STAR WARS: DARK TIMES #1-5.
440 PGS./Rated T …$34.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-9398-2
Star Wars © Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. Text and illustrations for Star Wars are © 2015 Lucasfilm Ltd.

So Marvel got the rights to the Dark Horse stuff too?
 :o


Title: Re: Star Wars
Post by: Jeff on December 16, 2014, 08:08:23 PM
Wow.  Thats huge if they did.


Title: Re: Star Wars
Post by: Jimmy T on December 16, 2014, 08:36:09 PM
I believe that those are almost all the titles that were released after it was announced the SW brand comics were being moved back to Marvel, and that DH would no longer have the rights.

Perhaps it was something that was worked out at the time?


Title: Re: Star Wars
Post by: Perry on December 17, 2014, 07:11:52 AM
Could very well be the case, Jimmy. But as Dark Horse published the old Marvel stuff, I wonder if there is also something else to do with time to be considered later on? Though that Marvel print run was a long time ago and the rights of creators and their money have gotten a lot more stringent since then, with reason, so that may also be a hurdle.

In other words, I have no idea if the Marvel stuff just fell back to Lucas while with Dark Horse the may have had a different set of rules as far as ownership with the creations they had a part of.

EDIT - went scouting and it seems that maybe, perhaps Marvel does have the rights to all the Dark Horse produced material and that this "Empire" Epic Collection will be the first of many.

According to CBR HERE (http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=55121)

"...The Empire Vol. 1" is scheduled for release in April 2015, featuring multiple stories previously published by Dark Horse. And things won't stop there -- Marvel said they're looking to "collect full unbroken runs" of multiple past Star Wars stories."

and

"We're thrilled to be bringing our innovative Epic Collections to a galaxy far, far away," Marvel SVP sales and marketing David Gabriel said in the announcement. "We'll be bouncing around to different periods of Star Wars history with each Epic Collection, constructing one huge tapestry, collecting full unbroken runs of all the greatest Star Wars comics from the past 35 years."

 :o

EDIT 2 - It seems that originally, Dark Horse had the rights to all of it's Star Wars original stuff and that Marvel would have to "buy" the files they wanted if any. I am thinking that Marvel just offered them a lump sum recently and they said yes. (?) pure speculation.

Of course what this means is it opens up Marvel to have two different universes for Star Wars right from the jump. It's like Earth Prime and Earth 2 at DC, except with Vader.
 :D
Which means they could open a third X-Wars universe where Magneto is Vader, Beast is Chewbacca and Logan is Han causing Jedi to burn his entire collection when he hears the news.
 ;) ;D


Title: Re: Star Wars
Post by: Jimmy T on December 17, 2014, 08:53:12 AM

Of course what this means is it opens up Marvel to have two different universes for Star Wars right from the jump. It's like Earth Prime and Earth 2 at DC, except with Vader.
 :D

In any case, I think it would be spectacular to have some of the older SW tales still be around, from older mini series as Tales of the Jedi, Freedon Nadd Uprising, Golden Age of the Sith, Knights of the Old Republic, Fall of the Sith, Sith War, Redemption, Dark Empire, Crimson Empire, Splinter of the Mind's Eye, and more!


Title: Re: Star Wars
Post by: Perry on December 17, 2014, 06:45:37 PM
KoToP was great for the first couple arcs and then lost me but could have returned to greatness ... I just don't know personally, but I can certainly see Splinter, Dark and Crimson Empire, Sith War and Tales being a welcome addition to perhaps new readers that never read them prior.

Did DH ever do the Brian Daley Solo stories like Lost Legacy? Ha, I still remember those books from Ballentine fondly. In fact, I remember that I ordered them from school. What was that school catalog they use to pass around? Schoolastic?
 :D

EDIT - just checked and it seems they turned At Stars End over. This saddens me for two reasons:
1) It was only 3 issues when 5 would have been perfect
2) I never read the comic ... so that may negate #1 as maybe 3 is all it needed?
 :-\


Title: Re: Star Wars
Post by: Perry on September 06, 2015, 06:30:38 PM
I've said it before and I will say it again ...

Lando is one of the best mini-series I have ever read. Not just Star Wars' mini, but any. The fact it is SW based only makes it that much more enjoyable, but as soon as you guys get the Star Wars titles on MU (or if they are there, as soon as this title hits MU  ;D) it needs to be one of the first ones you read.

So good

(And probably not my favorite ever, but still very good  ;))


Title: Re: Star Wars
Post by: Jeff on September 06, 2015, 06:37:41 PM
They started showing up on MU last month, so soon!


Title: Re: Star Wars
Post by: Jimmy T on September 10, 2015, 08:09:24 AM
I've been reading the new issues, and yes, a good adventure flair to them. No doubt!!

But MAN am I glad to read the issues of SW at Dark Horse that I don't have! Been enjoying that just as much if not more, tbh!!


Title: Re: Star Wars
Post by: Jeff on September 10, 2015, 08:24:38 AM
I agree!  It's great that all the old Dark Horse titles on MU.  I loved Star Wars Legacy back in the day!


Title: Re: Star Wars
Post by: Perry on September 10, 2015, 10:49:53 AM
I've been reading the new issues, and yes, a good adventure flair to them. No doubt!!

But MAN am I glad to read the issues of SW at Dark Horse that I don't have! Been enjoying that just as much if not more, tbh!!

Yes, some of them were indeed very well done and great fun. Like the one Jeff mentioned, Legacy, I had fun with that as well, but I like Ostrander also.


Title: Re: Star Wars
Post by: Jimmy T on September 14, 2015, 06:24:53 AM
The team/combo of Ostrander with Jan Duursema was pure gold for me. Ostrander, while being a name I would probably call 'old' in the comics realm, hadn't slipped into being a writer like John Byrne or Marv Wolfman (retreading tired tropes with 'seen it done it been there before' writing textures). Ostrander's stuff nails it! Very fluid and nuanced with aliens and allies and enemies alike working at their own ends, all the while being illustrated by gorgeous, detailed art by Duursema. Who was timely and worked fast!!! So good! I think that's why that universe kept being as good as it was; all due to them.


Title: Re: Star Wars
Post by: Perry on September 14, 2015, 07:42:31 AM
Speaking of the art, I* loved how that timed that series art wise. It was Jan for about 5 issues in a row, then a guest artist. But the guest artist issue was always a one-shot, so there was literally no artistic change happening to the main story. It was just a way to give the main artist time to stay caught up. It's so perfect that I wish every comic company would do it with every title.

Issues - 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,910,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26....

All the green issues should be a one-shot issue, related to the title (like a characters origin, or a story from their past) but not essential to the story. We would get the same artist on the entirety of the title and the story, with issues that are almost like bonuses every 5 months.

I just loved how they worked that out.


Title: Re: Star Wars
Post by: Jimmy T on September 14, 2015, 07:48:11 AM
Speaking of the art, I* loved how that timed that series art wise. It was Jan for about 5 issues in a row, then a guest artist. But the guest artist issue was always a one-shot, so there was literally no artistic change happening to the main story. It was just a way to give the main artist time to stay caught up. It's so perfect that I wish every comic company would do it with every title.

Issues - 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,910,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26....

All the green issues should be a one-shot issue, related to the title (like a characters origin, or a story from their past) but not essential to the story. We would get the same artist on the entirety of the title and the story, with issues that are almost like bonuses every 5 months.

I just loved how they worked that out.
I ALWAYS loved that about the SW line, and that's how James Robinson's Starman title with DC worked too! Tony Harris had such a great style, but couldn't work that fast. So, fill ins were about the history of the various Starmen for DC, as well as 'a day in the life' of policemen or villains of the title. All the fill ins acted to create a larger tapestry of the full world of the Starman comic brand, all the while not disrupting a storyline with jagged art changes.

I remember saying at that time, that that is is the way all comic companies should run. Hitch going to be late 2 months? How about a small side story of one of the Leaguers reacting to something that happened in a past issue? How about a story of what Bruce Wayne or Steve Rogers is doing in their day to day life? Remember when that happened once upon a time? I'd like to see that!


Title: Re: Star Wars
Post by: Perry on September 14, 2015, 09:08:44 AM
I ALWAYS loved that about the SW line, and that's how James Robinson's Starman title with DC worked too!

Totally forgot about that. Yep. It works. What is wrong with this editors of today, Jimmy? Get this method back in action comic guys!!!!!


Title: Re: Star Wars
Post by: Wringer on September 15, 2015, 10:30:57 AM
been reading and loving the new SW books.

Just read Leia #1 and it is off to a great start and the 1st tow issues of both SW and Vader, both have been fun so far and really capture the feel and voices of the characters.  i can almost hear Darth breathing through the mask :)


Title: Re: Star Wars
Post by: Perry on September 15, 2015, 02:26:55 PM
Yeppers, Vader was my favorite ... until Lando came along  ;)
(But I honestly think that is because I cared nothing for the character in the movie, and this really makes him shine)


Title: Re: Star Wars
Post by: Perry on September 20, 2015, 07:16:44 PM
Just finished Lando #4. Damn I should have waited to read that damn thing. Now I have to wait an entire month to finish the series.
 >:(
One more issue left  :'(

If Chewbacca is close to this good, Marvel will be 3 for 3 for their SW minis. I know they have a long ass way to go to get close to what DH put out, but so far they are at least starting strong as hell.

Love this damn stuff
 :)


Title: Re: Star Wars
Post by: Perry on December 14, 2015, 07:10:37 AM
STAR WARS ANNUAL #1

Annuals are pretty much a waste of time. If you want a meaty story or a story that is essential to your reading, you usually look away from annuals. Usually. Sure there are exceptions, but for the most part annuals are for when you have a few extra bucks and want to read a story about a character or team that you know is probably just a throwaway idea, but what the heck, you got the money. Annuals are just a little extra about something you may like.

The same here, with this issue, but I am glad I had the extra money.

There is nothing here that makes Star Wars better. There is nothing here that you have to read. But if you have the extra money (and time), this story was worth both to me because it makes the universe a little deeper. A decent look into the underbelly of the rebellion. A story of one spy, hidden within the Empire and his attempt to ... well, I'm not going to tell you what he was sent to do.
 :D

Anyway, a great book for a lazy Sunday read or a fast MU one as there is nothing here that will change what we know, but it does add nice back matter. And who knows, maybe the character here will be used more. Which brings me to ...

... a question, Jimmy, if I may? Is Haarkon Dak a name you are familiar with from the DH Star Wars or any of the extend universe stuff or is he a new character?

I honestly don't know how people keep most of the names in Star Wars straight as the universe is so vast and the names are so strange and so many ... Man ... I just don't know how fans do it.  :) I just can't.  :'(


Title: Re: Star Wars
Post by: Jimmy T on June 11, 2016, 08:02:31 PM
Hot DAMN, Lando was excellent!!

Just start to finish, an amazingly crafted and well written story; fits into any canon, has such depth!

Lando's line "The only ones who know different are dead." DAY-UMMM, MAAAN!! Awesome line!!

Then, the ending!?! So very, very very good.

And Maleev's art, when put to a color scale, and with less inking and shadow work, what a great looking visual book too! Top notch all around to Maleev and Soule!!!


Title: Re: Star Wars
Post by: Perry on June 12, 2016, 05:43:03 AM
Hot DAMN, Lando was excellent!!

You know it!!

Loved that mini.

I've said it before and I will say it again ...

Lando is one of the best mini-series I have ever read. Not just Star Wars' mini, but any. The fact it is SW based only makes it that much more enjoyable, but as soon as you guys get the Star Wars titles on MU (or if they are there, as soon as this title hits MU  ;D) it needs to be one of the first ones you read.

So good

(And probably not my favorite ever, but still very good  ;))

And man was it.

I think the biggest surprise was how much I never really cared for Lando that much as a kid, then grew to see the 'coolness' as an adult, but still never found him a favorite, but when I read this mini ... yeah ... it all came together. Go Lando!!
 ;D

Now if only the Poe Dameron title could grab some Billy Dee Williams swagger  :-\ It is getting better, thank goodness, as that first issue was just boring as hell, but it is still not up to Lando standards. Though I guess that is almost an impossible standard
 ;D


Title: Re: Star Wars
Post by: Wringer on June 13, 2016, 12:09:49 PM
loved Lando and it was a very good story and gave some depth to the chanracter as well as
poor
Lobo.  Loved the twins too.  just a very good read all the way around.

Chewy has been fun for the 2 issues i've read looking forward to the rest.