Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Marvel Star Wars #1 Released



In case anyone is interested, now that Dark Horse no longer owns the rights to Star Wars comics, Marvel will be starting with their own much anticipated series, and it finally comes out today.  There has been a lot of buzz surrounding this release, and what I've read makes it sound promising.  If you look around you can see some previews of the artwork, and it looks pretty good.  I will say though I thought some of these same thoughts when the last Dark Horse series came out and that was pretty disappointing.  Remember that talk of Leia marrying some random prince?  She didn't, but there really wasn't much to that story line.  Also, the artwork, while good in the early issues, didn't look much like the characters we know and love by the end.

I'll probably be picking this one up.  Or, truth be told, more likely I'll just go to Barnes and Noble and find it on the shelf and read it and put it back, because it takes about six minutes to read an entire comic book.  If these are good I'll buy them when they are released later in volumes rather than individual issues.  These will be considered part of the "new" canon, so apparently they are more official.  Let's hope they don't do anything weird or annoying. 

Be sure to let us know if you pick it up and what you think.  This is an exciting era for Star Wars fans, and hopefully this will be a good addition.  Certainly it can't be weirder than the original Marvel Star Wars comics, although some of those were actually decent before they really stopped trying later on.

16 comments:

  1. I will probably also check it out but wait until there is a volume to buy. Han and Leia are on the cover though so maybe that's good.

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  2. Picked mine up today, I thought it was awesome. It moves very fast while managing to squeeze in a small Han and Leia moment...among other cool little character moments. The artwork is not bad...it passes. Looking forward to more of these!

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    1. I got it, too! Very promising story!

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  3. Yay, someone bought it! Good to hear. I actually just read an interview where they mentioned Han and Leia banter and how it was really good, and part of it was with the author who was talking about wanting to include moments like that, and their budding romance. So I think this series should be promising. Other people seem to think so too, I also read that it is the best selling comic in 20 years. That's pretty impressive.

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  4. Whilst these look good, I'm kind of reluctant to invest in this "new EU" they have created. This one is "real" canon. Isn't that what they said about the old stuff that I spent over 20 years collecting, and then suddenly it's oh sorry, none of that even happened. But the new stuff really DOES happen. Honest.

    Yes, I'm still annoyed that they scrapped everything.

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  5. I actually want to get this, and I've never bought a SW comic in my life (although, I read a couple of them--that terrible "Chewie mourning" issue comes to mind--because my little brother used get them). Of course, I have no idea where to pick one up. The local comic book store no longer exists. Hmph.

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    1. I've always been able to find these comic books at Barnes&Noble, believe it or not. So hopefully you have one of those so you can go get one. I believe you can now just order digital copies of all of these things too, but if you're like me you still prefer physical books.

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    2. Eh, I struck out a Barnes & Noble. And at a another place I tried. I had to settle for ordering it online, which means I'm lucky if I get it in two weeks. But yeah, I prefer physical comic books, so I'm stubborn like that. I rather wait the extra time than get a digital copy instantly.

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  6. I might download it to my Kindle. Not sure yet.

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  7. I finally got mine in the mail yesterday! A little snow day entertainment. I really liked it! (Chewie's such a badass). Fun stuff. I'm definitely intending on getting the next one when it comes out.

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  8. Got the kindle version, and really liked it. Hoping for continued H/L interaction, as always. Gotta be better than where COPL went, so no regrets about the old EU.

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  9. Picked up #2 today. Story continues to be interesting, and the Han/Leia banter is fantastic!

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  10. This isn't really relevant but does anyone know what's up with fanfiction.net

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    1. Looks normal to me, but I haven't tried to DO anything on it for a couple of days. What's going on?

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    2. I can't get on to my profile or reply to pm's or anything by the way sending that story now zyra it ready...

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    3. And I just got on wierd.

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