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WindupAtheist
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on: February 02, 2006, 12:32:24 AM


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Reply #1 on: February 02, 2006, 01:08:23 AM

I read about this earlier and I'll say two things that don't make it seem too bad to me:

1) I like a lot of Ostrander's comic book work.  Blaze of Glory is one of my all time favorite Marvel stories.

2) There have been some pretty good Star Wars comics, many of which were set far outside the time of the movies.  A lot of the Tales of the Jedi stuff for example was entertaining.

So I'll probably at least give the first issue a shot, even if Cade looks a bit like he should be staring in a Final Fantasy game or something.
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Reply #2 on: February 02, 2006, 04:56:10 AM

Stupid fanboi pandering of the worst kind.

Let's cross Luke with Boba and see what comes out.  Add in a twilek that's a cross between Darth Maul and a WHORE and you have the perfect teenage wankmag orgasm fest.

This is what happened to Star Wars.

Fuckholes.

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Reply #3 on: February 02, 2006, 06:05:55 AM

I agree with Ironwood, this is just fucking stupid.  Of course, it's pandering to todays teen culture which is also fucking stupid.  Thanks to whomever we have to blame for all that. 

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Reply #4 on: February 02, 2006, 10:00:28 AM

Stupid fanboi pandering of the worst kind.

You mean other than Episode 2 or 3?

Yeah, this looks teh gay.

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Reply #5 on: February 02, 2006, 10:52:45 AM

2) There have been some pretty good Star Wars comics, many of which were set far outside the time of the movies.  A lot of the Tales of the Jedi stuff for example was entertaining.

All of the "Tales" books and the "infinities" books have been entertaining.  I REALLY like the tales books and pick-up the compendiums when they're released.  Lots of little mini-stories about completly new characters or just off-the-wall scenarios using the core characters, they're really just fun and entertaining little comics that don't take themselves too seriously or try to be more than fan-ficts in animated form. (For the most part. The Maul Vs Vader one was fun but pushing it.)

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Reply #6 on: February 02, 2006, 11:19:45 AM

That first pic looks almost exactly like a blonde Steven Tyler  huh
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Reply #7 on: February 02, 2006, 11:34:53 AM

The first image in the linked thread was also rather annoying.  "New Sith Order!  New Empire!  Everything that happened in the movies and, hell, even most of the books is now irrelevant because we're shamelessly recycling!"  I mean when Vader turned back to the light side and chucked his master down that pit, it was supposed to be the destruction of the Sith.  According to these assbites, it was simply a very minor delay for the Sith who, after all, were willing to wait a thousand years before making their move in the prequels.

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Reply #8 on: February 02, 2006, 01:15:31 PM

So who finally did it with Luke?

As far as I'm aware, Leia was the only surviving female in the universe after Return of the Jedi.

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Reply #9 on: February 02, 2006, 01:51:34 PM

Hell Boy, where have you been ?  Luke got the hottie McHot of Mara Jade, another teenage idol to perform 'way of the blurred fist' to.

Though the real life actress that posed for the TCG actually was HAWT.

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Reply #10 on: February 02, 2006, 02:05:14 PM

Ah, right then.

Sorry, Star Wars isn't my chosen field of nerditry.

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Reply #11 on: February 10, 2006, 08:59:47 AM

Some more information here.


The first image in the linked thread was also rather annoying.  "New Sith Order!  New Empire!  Everything that happened in the movies and, hell, even most of the books is now irrelevant because we're shamelessly recycling!"  I mean when Vader turned back to the light side and chucked his master down that pit, it was supposed to be the destruction of the Sith.  According to these assbites, it was simply a very minor delay for the Sith who, after all, were willing to wait a thousand years before making their move in the prequels.

Hmmmm...

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On the new Sith Order, "We spent long hours discussing the return of the Sith Order," she posted on the Dark Horse boards. "We analysed the problem in great detail, and it is not conflict with George Lucas' vision of Star Wars. Even Lucas approved the basics of the story and he still thinks that the Expanded Universe isn't just an alternative universe which is different from his own. The Legacy series will not ruin the significance of the Prophecy and Anakin Skywalker's redemption. You really think that we didn't think about this and we missed it???"

Looks like your master Lucas approved it WUA
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Reply #12 on: February 10, 2006, 07:50:59 PM

I was looking on Google for an image of Vader standing in front of that table in Episode 3, so I could follow it up with a nice round of "NOOOOOOO!"  I didn't happen to find that, but I did find something else that conveys horror much more effectively.



In other news, I rattled around the official Dark Horse thread and bitched until the VP of Publishing called me a troll.  Ownage.

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Reply #13 on: February 11, 2006, 03:37:45 AM


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Reply #14 on: February 12, 2006, 12:41:26 AM

I should have tubgirled him.

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Reply #15 on: February 12, 2006, 01:06:29 AM

Man Vader has really let himself go.

vampirehipi23: I would enjoy a book written by a monkey and turned into a movie rather than this.
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Reply #16 on: February 12, 2006, 08:14:37 AM

However, his limbs appear to have grown back.  So that's a plus.

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Reply #17 on: February 12, 2006, 06:07:13 PM

They grew back with a nasty rash or poison ivy or something...

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Reply #18 on: February 12, 2006, 07:43:34 PM

I was looking on Google for an image of Vader standing in front of that table in Episode 3, so I could follow it up with a nice round of "NOOOOOOO!"

http://vadervsluke.ytmnd.com/

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Reply #19 on: February 13, 2006, 10:06:26 AM

Le art.

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Reply #20 on: February 13, 2006, 07:52:59 PM

Those Skywalkers are some whiny little bitches.
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Reply #21 on: March 06, 2006, 11:45:55 PM

On the plus side, the place I order my comics from is selling the first issue for 12 cents (50% off of it's original price of a quarter).
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Reply #22 on: March 07, 2006, 03:44:22 AM

That's a mark of quality right there.

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Reply #23 on: March 07, 2006, 09:00:58 AM

To be fair, the 25 cent first issue has been a pretty good marketing tactic lately.  Dark Horse did it with Kurt Busiek's first issue of Conan and for a while it was the top selling non-DC, non-Marvel comic.  Also a lot of online comic retailers offer good discounts for putting in advance orders on books since that takes out a lot of the guesswork for them on how many copies they should order.
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Reply #24 on: June 12, 2006, 12:29:37 AM

Read through the #0 preview issue.  Mostly just sketches and character bios, but aside from Cade Skywalker, the character design is pretty good.  It does look a lot like the Tales of the Jedi stuff (only in the future this time) which I like.  There are some odd choices story-wise though.  There's Imperial soldiers with lightsabers, at least 6 characters with Darth in their name, and apparently a lot of the backstory is connected to that Yuuzhan Vong shit I didn't care enough about to read (didn't care enough to read any of the novels for that matter).  If this book requires me to be even the slightest bit interested in any of the SW history outside the original trilogy I won't be interested.  Could be an interesting Sci-Fi book, or a complete train wreck.
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Reply #25 on: June 13, 2006, 10:44:28 AM

Add in a twilek that's a cross between Darth Maul and a WHORE and you have the perfect teenage wankmag orgasm fest.

So, ugh, hey... could you like, elaborate? You know, for the future of mankind, and all.

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Reply #26 on: June 13, 2006, 11:39:00 AM

You didn't see the pictures ?

Trust me, I wasn't overreacting.

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Reply #27 on: June 13, 2006, 11:42:33 AM

She'd be more wankable in blue.

[edit] Hmm....Wankable.

Maybe "wankworthy"?

I can't get that one right.
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Reply #28 on: June 13, 2006, 11:44:55 AM

Wanktastic?

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Reply #29 on: June 13, 2006, 11:46:06 AM



It just screams "Part With Your Cash You Little Horny Fuckwads"

Sigh.

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Reply #30 on: June 13, 2006, 11:52:35 AM

Actually, the real question is: Why are Twileks considered hot?

I usually don't like bald chicks, and definitely don't like ones with protuding, snake-like appendices.


But yet....

[edit]

Damnit..

More word confusion. Is it "appendices" or "appendages"?
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Reply #31 on: June 13, 2006, 12:18:04 PM

If the writing is good (and like I said, I've liked some of Ostrander's stuff in the past) I can forgive them the use of their scantily clad Twilek/Maul hybrid.
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Reply #32 on: June 13, 2006, 01:49:51 PM

More word confusion. Is it "appendices" or "appendages"?
Appendage would be the better choice.

Appendices is the plural of appendix, which does actually mean 'appendage', but being the term for the tiny dangly bit which likes to explode on people makes it not such a good choice.

The geeky answer is 'lekku'.

Hahahaha!  I'm really good at this!
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Reply #33 on: June 13, 2006, 03:14:17 PM

Appendices is the plural of appendix, which does actually mean 'appendage', but being the term for the tiny dangly bit which likes to explode on people

That one is for male twileks.

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Reply #34 on: June 13, 2006, 05:36:59 PM

You didn't see the pictures ?

Trust me, I wasn't overreacting.


Now that i have, i, er... what the hell?! Is that really bad cg? Maybe it looks better in ink, or something.

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