Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by timothy, Jun 1, 2011.
What do u have against Bendis, he did an awesome job in Daredevil imo
I could imagine that not happeneing. Dark Horse has a smooth working realtionship with them. Why give it up? If Bendis wants to do SW, why could not he do that at Dark Horse?
Not to mention the inevitable Wolverine and Spider-Man appearances.
Daredevil was indeed great work. I'm also willing to give him credit for what little I've read of Ultimate Spider-Man (both the Peter Parker and Miles Morales eras) and Powers. I also enjoyed Spider-Men and am currently enjoying All-New X-Men. I've heard many good things about Alias but have never read any of it. When I was reading Avengers and New Avengers (and Mighty Avengers, for that matter), his work was downright terrible, as was his attempt to write a Halo comic. The Halo effort was so bad that I stopped reading after two issues.
Even in the Bendis works that I have enjoyed (and note that "enjoy" is a different, lower quality from my opinion on his Daredevil run), he has too many idiosyncratic quirks that drive me absolutely insane. His constant insistence on using three exclamation marks, for example, is annoying, as his constant tendency to take up an entire page with a character saying variations on things like "You did not!!!" or "Do not!!!" with the "new" word bubbles sometimes putting the emphasis on a different word than in past ones.
I hope that Disney would be willing to let the SW comics license remain with Dark Horse. DH has been doing SW for so long that it's difficult to imagine any other company doing it remotely as well. DH + SW has become an institution from which one can almost always expect quality output.
However, it may make more sense to the people at Disney to "synergize" (or whatever the new "buzz" term) is by moving the SW comics license to Marvel. Look at how quickly, for example, various Disney comics moved from BOOM! Studios to Marvel after the latter was acquired by Disney. It's a very real possibility, and while it's certainly possible that Marvel could put out quality SW books as well, there is what feels like an entirely different corporate mindset and approach to comics publishing at Marvel than at Dark Horse. And there's no way Marvel wouldn't immediately want to put its biggest writers and artists on an SW book, even if their voices and artistic tendencies wouldn't fit the universe.
I would also be very concerned that there would not be room for DH SW regulars such as John Ostrander, Jan Duursema, and John Jackson Miller (to name but a few examples that spring immediately to mind). Why, after all, would Marvel want to hire them to write SW titles when they have their own people?
Spider-Man is one of my two favorite superheroes of all time, but I think this thought is going to give me nightmares tonight.
I think Marvel would cancel Star Wars due to low sales, whereas Dark Horse could consider those same sales a success, IMO.
^ That is one excellent point indeed.
Nerdist has an interview with Brian Wood up now - and it includes three pages of dialogue and art from his upcoming book.
That was like ten years ago. Everything else he has touched has turned to shit.
Except for Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, which is awesome, and 'Spider-Men' which was better than it should have been. Otherwise I would agree.
The art looks great. I really wish he would do some Northlanders style comics about different mandalorian protagonists.
I think what he has been doing in the last years with Captain America, Avengers, etc... is also pretty much above average.
I was already sold on this after seeing the initial unlettered preview art a few months ago, but the new preview with dialogue just sealed the deal for me. I thought I could actually "hear" Vader and the Emperor in that exchange...
Oh wow. I was wavering on this after my initial excitement, those preview pages look absolutely fantastic. I too could hear Vader and Palpatine exchange dialogue in that conversation.
Tyrant's Test 1 was interesting. we did not see Vader as a machiavelllian schemer before this that much. I personally recommand it.
I didn't much care for Tyrant's Test. It was okay, but didn't excite me. I am loving Agent of the Empire and Dawn of the Jedi currently though.
I did not think it was exceptional either, but it's pretty solid and Vader has an interesting dilemma.
The new Solo is named Ania, and the new series will take place after Legacy - War. The first storyline is titled "Prisoner of the Floating World."
Follow the link for the cover to the first issue.
Ah, so the initial press release was just some blurb done on the fly, because it kind of suggested the new series was something that might or might not follow the original Ostrander series.
Ania. I like it. Seems derived from Anakin maybe...
I wish they would finish Dark Times and Invasion before they would start new long running seires.
Invasion is done, unfortunately. And Dark Times has been problematic from the word "go". It wouldn't surprise me if it's cancelled soon.
So that's it for Invasion? To be honest, I was iffy on the series. I loved the idea of basing a comic in the NJO timeframe, but I just thought that Finn Galfridian was too much of a Gary Stu. His sister was a Mary Sue, though I found her far more interesting. I did enjoy get to see the Yuuzhan Vong though, warriors and ships. And seeing the Solo kids was cool too.
It would be a shame if Dark Times got canceled. Though it's publishing schedule has been sketchy. It wound up becoming my favorite Star Wars title. If it does get canceled I hope they wrap up Dass Jennir's story first.
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