Are many of these hate filled YouTubers or on social media actually reading the High Republic book and comics, or are they just trashing them because of “reasons”? Are they still trashing on it, or has the rage and quest for “I will super hate this for clicks” dwindles?
Are there any good balanced YouTubers out there that are doing reviews for the High Republic books and comics? I quite like Star Wars Explained, but he can be focused on the more positive aspects of things, rather than providing a balance, or talking more in detail about the more negative aspects.
I was put off this High Republic project, and most of the new canon literature, by what Lucasfilm did in making the old EU/“Legends”. To me it was denigrating fans, their experiences, love and commitment, and no small money spent on the “multimedia projects” going back to 1996: such as Shadows Of The Empire, original Clone Wars (2003-07), and The Force Unleashed. As well as the regular EU novels and comics.
I also don’t like the way the series and films since 2014 often pick and choose from the EU/Legends for their content and storylines, but often without crediting the EU authors or creatives. This gives the impression to anyone unfamiliar with the EU that it is the likes of Filoni or Favreau, or the film’s writers that are coming up with these “new” ideas or stories themselves, and not the creatives who originally came up with them. That seems just “wrong” to me.
But, with The Acolyte series coming out soon, that great looking game, and possible more High Republic content coming to the screen, I thought it time to try and give this new High Republic era project a go. And my wallet will take another beating! Dammit Star Wars!
I’ll think I’ll stick to the main novel books for now. Start with “Light Of The Jedi” and hopefully work my way through. Do the short stories and comics after if the main books have held my interest.