Happy May the Fourth/Free Comic Book Day!
bigredrobot asked: Thoughts on Star Wars comics? Which ones are your favorites? which ones stink?
I really think you hit the nail on the head with this the other day. I agree with pretty much everything you said.
And kind of like you said in that post, if you like Star Wars and haven’t picked up Ostrander’s Clone Wars run, you need to rectify that with the quickness. A couple of years ago I managed to pick up all of the trades through TFAW’s Nick & Dent section. Looks like you can still do that. They’re about half price and sometimes they arrive in better condition than what you get from Amazon in “new” condition.
I kind of said the other week that I liked Brian Wood’s series better, but I read issue #2 of Legacy the other night, and I have reversed my decision. I really like how they’re slowly building a crew around Ania Solo, and I already LOVE the assassin droid, AG-37. I can’t wait for the next issue.
I was also a big fan of the Knights of the Old Republic series. I really liked the fact that the main character, Zayne Carrick, wasn’t a typcial Jedi; I don’t want to give a lot away, but he was kind of a screw-up who is framed for a crime he didn’t commit and basically completes his training while he is on the run from the Jedi Order. His supporting cast is great as well.
There were a couple of recent Darth Vader series that I actually enjoyed; one was Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison, the other was Darth Vader and the Lost Command.
There have been a couple of Boba Fett series and one-shots within the past two years that I thought were good; Blood Ties and Boba Fett is Dead.
Ostrander’s Agent of the Empire was good; but I preferred the first series, Iron Eclipse. The second series, Hard Targets, got a little old by the second issue. If they released a third series, I would probably pass on it (I don’t think they’re planning another one).
Books I didn’t like: Dawn of the Jedi; man, that was brutal, and I don’t think I lasted four issues. Also, Knight Errand, I dropped that an issue or two into the second series. Lastly, Star Wars: The Old Republic (not to be confused with the previously mentioned Knights of the Old Republic). That was basically an eleven-comic advertisement for the MMORPG released a couple of years ago; I might have made it all the way through that one, but I did not enjoy the process.
bigredrobot asked: Are you readin the new STAR WARS: LEGACY series?
YES. I really, really, REALLY like both Legacy and especially Brian Wood’s series. I’m also kind of intrigued about that original screenplay adaptation which was announced a couple of weeks ago (Han Solo as a six-foot lizard sounds crazy).
I will be megasad if the franchise goes back to Marvel, but the interwebs have not confirmed anything, so I’m trying not to dwell on it too much. I’m just trying to enjoy the ride because it’s pretty good right now.
Adult Swim casting suggestions for the new Star Wars movies.
How to Draw Lando Calrissian.
Just found this while I was boxing stuff up. “How To Draw Star Wars Heroes, Creatures, Spaceships, and Other Fantastic Things” by Lee J. Ames, 1984.