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Old September 17 2013, 03:08 AM   #166
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Nolan was only influenced by elements of "No Man's Land". There was never any intention of adapting the entire story therefore no need to do it "properly". He just lifted from it what he wanted to use in his story, nothing more.


Now what would have been awesome is James Tucker's proposed "No Man's Land" series. Too bad that didn't happen.
Wasn't it also a big influence on Arkham City?
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Old September 25 2013, 11:08 PM   #167
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I want to recommend volume one of The First Kingdom by Jack Katz, out this week from Titan Books. It was originially published in 24 parts from 1974 to 1985. Titan is publishing it in six harcover collections with cleaned-up artwork and new lettering.

First Kingdom is a sprawiling tale of a post-apocalypse Earth, and mankind trying to reclaim the stars. The artwork and writing are both very dense and a real treat. The art reminds me a great deal of Hal Foster (Prince Valiant) or Alex Raymond (Flash Gordon). I remember a friend pointing this title out to me in a comic shop back around 1978 or so. It was black and white, and no one was wearing capes or tights, so I couldn't be bothered. I was wrong, Larry was right. A few years back I saw some of the artwork featured on a website, and I began kicking my own ass for having passed it over all those years ago. I am so glad that Titan has decided to put this into print again! I can't do this title justice, go look for your self!
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Old September 26 2013, 01:10 AM   #168
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I finished the third collection of Star Wars: Legacy, Claws of the Dragon, on Monday. I love that series, it's one of my favorite parts of the SW franchise, and this collection was awesom.
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Old September 26 2013, 03:34 AM   #169
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After the way I hyped it up, I'm glad you liked it. There is an awesome fanboy moment in the next volume (issue 10 or 11 of the original run) that is among my favorites in the series.



ETA: Nevermind. Where you said third volume somehow I read first. So you already know about R2D2.
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Old September 26 2013, 03:39 AM   #170
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I see that DC still advertises TPBs from the old 52, and I gotta wonder... "The balls on these people!"
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Old September 27 2013, 05:17 PM   #171
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I see that DC still advertises TPBs from the old 52, and I gotta wonder... "The balls on these people!"
Not understanding the issue here. Why shouldn't they still advertise/sell their older stuff?
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Old September 27 2013, 07:39 PM   #172
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imagine you're married to a beautiful and intelligent woman.

Then you fake her death, and commit her to a mental asylum so that you can marry someone half her age.

...But you still expect conjugal visits and foot rubs from your starter wife in the straight jacket.

(She has to use her feet to give you your foot rubs?)
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Old September 27 2013, 10:50 PM   #173
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Ummm...okay.

Just because the new stuff sucks, no reason to not still promote/enjoy the old stuff. Even more reason to, perhaps.
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Old September 28 2013, 05:49 AM   #174
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Exactly, I'm planning on reading both New 52 books and old stuff.

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After the way I hyped it up, I'm glad you liked it. There is an awesome fanboy moment in the next volume (issue 10 or 11 of the original run) that is among my favorites in the series.



ETA: Nevermind. Where you said third volume somehow I read first. So you already know about R2D2.
Yeah, he was with Cade in the beginning.
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Old September 28 2013, 02:46 PM   #175
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I finished the third collection of Star Wars: Legacy, Claws of the Dragon, on Monday. I love that series, it's one of my favorite parts of the SW franchise, and this collection was awesom.
There is a relaunched ongoing series of Legacy series featuring one of the Solos living in obscurity after the events of Cade's Adventures. One of the interesting comments I have seen is that the Imperial Knights are closer to the preconceived notions of the Jedi before the Prequels.
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Old September 28 2013, 09:58 PM   #176
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The first arc of the second volume has been interesting. A very slow start but now we're in the thick of things as the larger galaxy (especially the Empress) has become aware of Ania Solo.
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Old September 28 2013, 11:05 PM   #177
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I keep thinking that, if Jaina ends up marrying Jagged in the books, then Ania and the Empress should be family.
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Old September 28 2013, 11:26 PM   #178
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DelRey and Dark Horse I think stopped talking to each other or at least weren't getting along because of the issues surrounding New Jedi Order so neither was going to coordinate that in depth with the other.
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Old September 29 2013, 12:09 AM   #179
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^ But they both have to go through someone at Lucasfilm, who would keep them coordinated whether they liked it or not. Star Wars fiction is not like Trek fiction in that regard.
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Old September 29 2013, 12:21 AM   #180
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I thought Star Wars continuity gave up trying to keep its stool together after the movies stopped making any sense?
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