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DigiFluid
May 5th, 2010, 10:53 AM
Anybody here read any of the Star Wars comics? I was looking some of them up on Wookieepedia the other day; I had no idea that there were so many!

I set about 'getting a hold of' Tales of the Jedi, the KOTOR series, and the Dark Times series. Has anyone else got any recommendations?

Also: this would make a great spot for you guys to discuss any of them you've read :p

Replicator Todd
May 5th, 2010, 11:25 AM
IMO the comics are better than the EU novels, I starting to collect them a few years again but then lost interest. The Clone Wars graphic novels are amazing. (not the ones based of the two animated series) So is the X-Wing Rouge Squadron series.

SaberBlade
May 5th, 2010, 12:38 PM
I've read/own some of them.

Not sure Graphic Novels count, but I have Dark Empire, Dark Empire II and Mara Jade: By The Emperor's Hand. The actual comics I have are from Star Wars Episode I. There is the 4 issue comic book version of the movie, signed by Al Williamson, Rodolfo Damaggio, Henry Gilroy and Dave Nestelle. The 4 issues combined to make one signed set was limited to 750.

I also have an Amidala Episode I comic book, that basically shows what Padme and Jar Jar were doing when Qui Gon was doing his thing. It takes place from Qui Gon placing the bet with Watto before the race starts and ends just before the Pod is pushed out. It's signed too, and the cover glows in the dark. I've a Qui Gon version as well, it takes place from when the race is won and shows the consequences of Anakin winning.

I think Amidala and Qui Gon were first and second, there should be two more but I doubt I could get them any more.

Generally though, there are no real good places for comics here. There is one store, they do mostly DC/Marvel stuff, translated manga and so on. I prefer the graphic novels, because with me I can get them to last longer instead of reading something that I can go through in a minute.

asdf1239
May 5th, 2010, 03:19 PM
i don't read the comics i only look up the legacy comics plots

DigiFluid
May 6th, 2010, 07:39 PM
IMO the comics are better than the EU novels
That's a pretty bold claim, RT. Sure they've got fancier pictures compared with a novel only having a cover, but what of plots?

Replicator Todd
May 6th, 2010, 08:04 PM
That's a pretty bold claim, RT. Sure they've got fancier pictures compared with a novel only having a cover, but what of plots?

Oh, well in terms of plots maybe not but in terms of expanding the universe they are better IMO.

asdf1239
May 6th, 2010, 09:54 PM
if any piece of star wars media contrives another situation to make the mon calamari look like perfect military types or innocent victims (and of course both with perfectly calibrated moral compasses)...

DuncTK421
May 7th, 2010, 09:00 AM
I've read a number of them.

all of KOTOR out in TPB so far
some of Tales of the Jedi
all of Republic/Clone Wars (some of the best stuff here)
some of Empire
all of the X-Wing series
Dark Empire
Crimson Empire
All of Legacy out in TPB
some of the Tales compilations

DigiFluid
May 7th, 2010, 10:02 PM
I've read a number of them.

all of KOTOR out in TPB so far
some of Tales of the Jedi
all of Republic/Clone Wars (some of the best stuff here)
some of Empire
all of the X-Wing series
Dark Empire
Crimson Empire
All of Legacy out in TPB
some of the Tales compilations
...and? Good, bad, or ugly?

asdf1239
May 8th, 2010, 05:39 PM
...and? Good, bad, or ugly?
he was merely answering the original question of the thread so the passively antagonistic "...and?" is unjustified.

DigiFluid
May 9th, 2010, 04:45 AM
I don't recall writing any antagonism in that post.

DuncTK421
May 9th, 2010, 10:01 AM
...and? Good, bad, or ugly?


he was merely answering the original question of the thread so the passively antagonistic "...and?" is unjustified.

I didn't take it as antagonistic.

As for my favorites, the Republic/Clone Wars stuff probably. There's a lot of focus on Jedi who are not Anakin and/or Obi-Wan, which is nice. The Quinlan Vos/Aayla Secura arcs are standout. Heck, those two actually got bumped into the movies cause of their comics.

X-Wing is good, with some tie-ins to the novel series of the same name.

KOTOR has links to the video games obviously. Malak and Revan both make appearances.

DigiFluid
May 9th, 2010, 10:24 AM
I didn't take it as antagonistic.
Good :)


As for my favorites, the Republic/Clone Wars stuff probably. There's a lot of focus on Jedi who are not Anakin and/or Obi-Wan, which is nice. The Quinlan Vos/Aayla Secura arcs are standout. Heck, those two actually got bumped into the movies cause of their comics.
That's pretty neat, I didn't realize that. It'd be kind of nice to see different Jedi too. I'll probably check it out, thanks :)


X-Wing is good, with some tie-ins to the novel series of the same name.

KOTOR has links to the video games obviously. Malak and Revan both make appearances.
Tie-ins are generally nice, provided they're not completely off the wall and strange in comparison. I'm really looking forward to the KOTOR ones, personally.



Once I get around to any of them, that is :D

DuncTK421
May 9th, 2010, 05:16 PM
That's pretty neat, I didn't realize that. It'd be kind of nice to see different Jedi too. I'll probably check it out, thanks :)

If you're looking for specific story arcs, I would first recommend Twilight, followed by Darkness, then Rite of Passage. These three establish Quinlan and Aayla. All essential to get more out of the Clone Wars stories. There are 9 Clone Wars Trade Paperbacks available. All of them are good. There's also a General Grevious TPB. It's so-so.



Tie-ins are generally nice, provided they're not completely off the wall and strange in comparison. I'm really looking forward to the KOTOR ones, personally.

They all work. It's mostly small appearances by the characters. And none of them feel forced into the story. For example, Saul Karath makes a cameo during a fleet battle. Perfect use of the character.

DigiFluid
May 13th, 2010, 07:57 PM
I've started reading the Tales of the Jedi comics, they're pretty neat. I finished the first arc (Golden Age of the Sith) a couple nights ago and just started on the second (Fall of the Sith Empire) tonight. The art is pretty neat, I like how everything has a Star Wars feel to it, and yet has a more primitive feel as well.

I keep imagining Naga Sadow to have the same voice as His Shadow from the first Lexx telemovie :D

DigiFluid
May 17th, 2010, 04:46 PM
Just thought I'd report in.... I'm still reading the Tales of the Jedi comics and absolutely loving them. I'm about halfway through the 'Dark Lords of the Sith' arc and I think it's the best one so far. The art is fabulous, the pacing is great, it really feels just like a film/series. Perfect fit for the SWverse :)

More and more as I read this I find myself wishing for a Clone Wars-style anthology series, retelling these comics in a television format. I think the style of the comics paired with the tone of storytelling of The Clone Wars would really pair up quite well.

A couple of little complaints:
- Nomi Sunrider manages to look like a completely different woman in every story
- don't like the way most artists seem to think lightsabers are pointed so severely at the end
- don't like how the artists pencil/colour the saber glow so it looks like its on fire at the base of the blade

Definitely have to give special credit for the ship designs I'm seeing though. I love how totally different and comparatively primitive they look. Fabulous.