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Star Wars Vector – A year long Star Wars version of 52? September 25, 2007

Posted by showmescifi in Dark Horse, Dark Times, KOTOR, Sci Fi, science fiction, scifi, Star Wars, star wars comics, star wars legacy of the force, star wars rebellion, star wars vector.
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Dark Horse Comics has announced a massive year long event that will encompass all their Star Wars titles in one MASSIVE storyline.

Star Wars Vector begins in January 2008 with the Knights of the Old Republic title, and will include all four Dark Horse Star Wars titles throughout the year, introducing new characters and tying the entire line together.

When a terrible vision reaching more than 4,000 years into the future alerts the secret Jedi Covenant to the importance of Taris, they activate an operative already on this planet overrun by Mandalorians. There, in the deadly Undercity, a monstrous, ancient threat is unleashed that plunges Zayne Carrick, the Padawan accused of killing his fellow students, into an adventure which will eventually span four thousand years and involve Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, and the principles of the Legacy series!

“After our relaunch in 2006 and the thirtieth anniversary this year, we were looking for something special to kick-off 2008,” said editor Randy Stradley in a statement. “At first, a line-wide Star Wars crossover seemed like it might be beyond our reach, but after nearly a year’s worth of back-and-forth discussions among our writers and artists, we came up with something really solid. Not only is it a big story that can span all of the eras we’re dealing with, but the events which take place within each era will be important to that era.”

The “Vector” storyline begins in Knights of the Old Republic #25,  coming in January of 2008.

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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay August 28, 2007

Posted by showmescifi in clone wars, comic books, comicbooks, comics, Dark Times, darktower, fan films, fox, kavalier & clay, kavalier and clay, las vegas, Michael Chabon, michaelchabon, pulitzer, pulitzer prize, sarah conner, serentiy, star wars fan films, the amazing adventures of kavalier and clay, zarek.
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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
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From time to time, I actually stray from reading core SciFi pulp like Star Wars and Star Trek to more …literary works.

After sitting on my shelf for years a recent flight to Europe gave me enough pause to read The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon. This is a Pulitzer Prize winning novel, which usually is an automatic disqualification for me since i’m not a fan of literary works… this is an exception.

Essentially its the tale of two boys becoming adults in the comic book industry. Now of course there is alot of back and side story, WWII being a major plot backdrop.

Chabon’s style is easy and fluid often interspersed with the narrators voice filling in plot elements. Many times things are left unsaid and the scene changes or jumps ahead and only later we find out what happened.

The beginning, middle and ‘almost end’ of the book kept me enthralled as our ‘heroes’ Sammy Clay and Joe Kavalier go through life’s adventures..the end though wasn’t particularly interesting to me and it felt almost like a let down (read it yourself and see if you agree).

That said, this is one of the best books that i’ve read in years and certainly better than the last Chabon book i read (which was actually written latter) – The Yiddish Policeman’s Union.

Star Wars Rebellion Issue #6 – Is this title back or is Dark Horse frakking with us? May 29, 2007

Posted by showmescifi in comic books, comics, Dark Horse, Dark Times, science fiction, sciencefiction, scifi, Star Wars, star wars comics, star wars rebellion.
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Dark Horse has done a MAJOR dis-service to its readers by crippling the Dark Times and the Rebellion series with inconsistent releases and titles that just seems to come out without any schedule.

Dark Times is back on schedule now and apparently so is Rebellion.

Issue # 6 is the first to come out in MONTHS and is a new story arc following the events of the Trade Paperback.

Yes it’s a cool story, but I’m hesitant to invest any emotional capital into this series until I see issues come out every month in a consistent fashion.

Perhaps the saddest part of Rebellion for the fools that run this title at Dark Horse is because this title has come out so irregularly they had to send out preview copies to a few ‘select’ individual in order to solicit them for letters to the editor.

Dark Horse is doing an excellent job with Legacy, beyond that in this 30th anniversary year of Star Wars the comic book publisher is shaming the franchise with inconsistent titles and with at least one MAJOR FLOP (Knights of The Old Republic).

Hopefully this new issue of Rebellion is the start of a comeback for Dark Horse, and if not I hope that Lucas Licensing is out there watching and considering moving Star Wars comics to another more reliable publisher.