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Old July 12 2012, 06:31 AM   #1
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New "Star Wars" comic set between ANH and TESB

Simply titled "Star Wars" and written by Brian Wood.

Very nice. This is the series that I've wanted to see from Dark Horse ever since they got the license. Some might say that the era between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back is pretty well mined, but it is IMHO, the "purest" era of the franchise, and well worth re-visiting.
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Old July 12 2012, 06:38 AM   #2
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Re: New "Star Wars" comic set between ANH and TESB

Brian Wood writing a Star Wars comic? I haven't been excited by a Star Wars comic since Legacy concluded, so I'll be checking this out.
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Old July 12 2012, 06:40 AM   #3
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Re: New "Star Wars" comic set between ANH and TESB

I've been rereading the Marvel Comics set in the post-ANH/pre-ESB era. Just great stuff fully representative of the swashbuckling fun of the first movie. Of course that's all they had when they wrote those books.

I hope this series will have a similar feel to the Marvel series. Probably not since it has six movies and an animated series to draw from not to mention hundreds of comics and novels.
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Old July 12 2012, 07:08 AM   #4
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Re: New "Star Wars" comic set between ANH and TESB

I'm not familiar with Brian Wood, but I'm definitely interested. I've found the era between ANH and TESB to be surprisingly bare (not including the old Marvel Comics run).
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Old July 12 2012, 07:21 AM   #5
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Re: New "Star Wars" comic set between ANH and TESB

Brian Wood is currently writing "X-Men" for Marvel (to which he returned to last year) , and is probably best known for his Veritgo series "DMZ". He's also a graphic designer.
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Old July 12 2012, 07:40 AM   #6
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Re: New "Star Wars" comic set between ANH and TESB

After the Clone Wars CGI cartoon is over, I'm hoping they start a new CGI show that is set between ANH and ESB with Luke, Han and Leia as the main characters. A guy can dream right?
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Old July 12 2012, 10:24 AM   #7
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Sounds interesting. I haven't been too interested in the Dark Horse comics that have been set during the original movies (Empire, Rebellion), for some reason. I've enjoyed many of the other comics set around it though, past and future. But I'm willing to give this one a chance.
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Old July 12 2012, 04:05 PM   #8
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Re: New "Star Wars" comic set between ANH and TESB

Admiral James Kirk wrote: View Post
I've been rereading the Marvel Comics set in the post-ANH/pre-ESB era. Just great stuff fully representative of the swashbuckling fun of the first movie. Of course that's all they had when they wrote those books.

I hope this series will have a similar feel to the Marvel series. Probably not since it has six movies and an animated series to draw from not to mention hundreds of comics and novels.
In the CBR interview, Wood says his goal is to create a series in which it's not going to be bogged down by all that.
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"My plan is to pretend that nothing else exists other than 'A New Hope,'" said Wood. "At least in the minds of the characters. The fact the reader knows so much, especially things the characters don't just yet -- such as Luke and Leia being related, Vader as their father, et cetera -- makes for some fun writing. I love 'Empire,' and maybe in the future I'll catch up to that film story-wise, but for right now I'm enjoying this beautiful moment in time, starting literally days after the Battle of Yavin when everything is set up and the future is wide open.

"I have to remember who the characters are at this point in time," he continued. "To not write the Luke and the Han that I know, but write who they were in 1977. To stay in character. That's harder than you might think since so much of who they are as characters developed in those later films."
So a Luke that barely knows how to hold a lightsaber, a Han that's still a bit more of a jerk than a hero, and a Leia that hasn't really fallen for Han yet because of her dedication to the Rebellion comes first and foremost.

Star Wars 101...
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Old July 12 2012, 04:09 PM   #9
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Re: New "Star Wars" comic set between ANH and TESB

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I've been rereading the Marvel Comics set in the post-ANH/pre-ESB era. Just great stuff fully representative of the swashbuckling fun of the first movie. Of course that's all they had when they wrote those books.
I agree. The Marvel series is simply awesome, especially between ANH and ESB. The late, great Archie Goodwin, who also wrote the majority of the syndicated comic strip also set in that era, is my all-time favorite Star Wars comic writer.

Honestly, while I love the hell out of the Marvel series, I hope that Wood isn't beholden to it (or even to previous Dark Horse books set in the era) and is free to craft his own tale.
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Old July 12 2012, 05:40 PM   #10
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Re: New "Star Wars" comic set between ANH and TESB

Hmm. While this will probably appeal to the casual fan, I'm not interested. The area's been done to death already.
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Old July 12 2012, 06:05 PM   #11
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Re: New "Star Wars" comic set between ANH and TESB

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After the Clone Wars CGI cartoon is over, I'm hoping they start a new CGI show that is set between ANH and ESB with Luke, Han and Leia as the main characters. A guy can dream right?
That sounds totally awesome. I'd watch it.
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Old July 12 2012, 06:10 PM   #12
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Re: New "Star Wars" comic set between ANH and TESB

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After the Clone Wars CGI cartoon is over, I'm hoping they start a new CGI show that is set between ANH and ESB with Luke, Han and Leia as the main characters. A guy can dream right?
That sounds totally awesome. I'd watch it.
As would I.
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Old July 12 2012, 07:50 PM   #13
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After the Clone Wars CGI cartoon is over, I'm hoping they start a new CGI show that is set between ANH and ESB with Luke, Han and Leia as the main characters. A guy can dream right?
Same here. Could do that series after continuing TCW into the post-ROTS/pre-ANH era, or concurrently, doesn't matter to me, just give me MORE!
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Old July 13 2012, 01:02 AM   #14
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Re: New "Star Wars" comic set between ANH and TESB

Turtletrekker wrote:
Simply titled "Star Wars"
It's good to see that creativity of titles is still at its historical nadir.
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Old July 13 2012, 03:14 AM   #15
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I love that initial period of time in the series and there haven't been a lot of modern day stories set in there, just a couple Timothy Zahn novels I think...
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