RIP Star Wars comics

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Re: RIP Star Wars comics

Postby jjreason » Sat Dec 05, 2015 12:05 pm

In case we needed any more evidence for the "why we don't let REASON take the crime scene pics" file. Man do I suck.


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Re: RIP Star Wars comics

Postby jjreason » Sat Dec 05, 2015 12:08 pm

And doing this exercise I realized I'm also missing Lando - of course I'm missing Lando. Grrrrrrr :frus:

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Re: RIP Star Wars comics

Postby Tom Foolery » Sat Dec 05, 2015 2:40 pm

I'm surprised Greedo hasn't had his own 5 issue miniseries yet.


So, are all the books and comics before ANH still canon? All the Prequel nonsense? I'm confused as to the rules.
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Re: RIP Star Wars comics

Postby jjreason » Sat Dec 05, 2015 5:41 pm

My understanding is if it wasn't produced by Disney, it's "Legends" meaning they can take or leave any part of whatever they want of it but ignore the rest, including the earliest stuff like Tales of the Jedi.

I believe James Luceno - Chux will know for sure - is the only author that has worked before & after the change, and I think he has quietly referenced some of the old canon in the new canon so that it remains - sneaky hound.

Greedo would make for a good series. Doongar & Boba Fett showing up have been handled the right way for me at least - just enough to remain interesting without over exposing - NOT like AOTC in other words.
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Re: RIP Star Wars comics

Postby anarky » Sat Dec 05, 2015 10:21 pm

I think JJ's right. It's confusing as hell. They could give a clear answer, but won't, because I don't think they know.

I'm not sure if it's safer to assume it's all canon unless told otherwise, or the exact opposite. The EU has always been a mess, but this is ridiculous.
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Re: RIP Star Wars comics

Postby Diabolical » Sat Dec 05, 2015 11:13 pm

It's very simple actually.
If it was made pre-Disney and not called Shadows of the Empire, then it's not canon because it more than likely sucked.
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Re: RIP Star Wars comics

Postby jjreason » Sat Dec 05, 2015 11:19 pm

This is almost entirely true, but there was the odd nugget. I loved the Rogue Squadron & Tales of the Jedi comics, for example - but I'm not sure if they'd hold up now or not.
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Re: RIP Star Wars comics

Postby anarky » Sun Dec 06, 2015 10:00 am

I'm not even sure SOTE is canon anymore.

I'm just saying that, since they actually pay people a lot of money to be in charge of canon, they could either say, "Canon is the six movies, the second Clone Wars cartoon, and everything made after the Disney takeover. Everything else you should assume to be non-canon unless told otherwise" or "Canon is the six movies, the second Clone Wars cartoon, and everything made after the Disney takeover. Everything else stands as it once did, canon unless directly contradicted by something newer. Meaning all the post-ROTJ stuff is non-canon, but the earlier stuff is okay if we don't tell you otherwise."

Right now, there only stance is a non-stance and it's confusing as hell.
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Re: RIP Star Wars comics

Postby jjreason » Sun Dec 06, 2015 10:43 am

More conjecture, but I think this is pretty close to what "the party line" would be, if they would come out & say it. Plus I like the work that was done here, it's easy to see & use:

http://www.slashfilm.com/new-star-wars-canon-timeline/
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Re: RIP Star Wars comics

Postby anarky » Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:38 pm

Read the first Kanan paperback last night. It was pretty good--not great, but worth reading. I didn't realize this was an ongoing, though, and it ends on a cliffhanger.

I'm really confused now, though. I knew already that this book had a reference of some sort to Depa going Dark Side in Shatterpoint, lo those many (real world) years ago. But it's more definitive a reference than I thought it'd be.
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Re: RIP Star Wars comics

Postby Tom Foolery » Tue Jan 19, 2016 5:22 pm

I regret not getting those Kanan issues for the Mark Brooks covers alone. That guy does the best covers.
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Re: RIP Star Wars comics

Postby Tom Foolery » Fri May 13, 2016 10:23 am

Darth Vader is ending with issue 25. That sucks.
Apart from Vader and the main book, everything else has been pretty dull.
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Re: RIP Star Wars comics

Postby jjreason » Sat May 14, 2016 12:46 pm

Don't fret, it will start up again with #1 in about 2 months I'm sure. :frus:
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Re: RIP Star Wars comics

Postby jjreason » Fri Aug 12, 2016 3:03 pm

Darth Vader 24 was really, really good.
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