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#1281896
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The original Marvel Star Wars series
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according to this source , Al Williamson drew the 12 strips in 1978 and they were first published in The Art Of Al williamson book in 1983 . If you follow the link to the facebook page there is more info. I also seem to remember reading that Al had some commitments to his Secret Agent X9 strip that he was doing with Archie Goodwin that prevented him from doing the original adaptation, as he was George’s first choice, and he did not feel like he could give his all to the project . When x9 ended , he was freed up to come on board for Empire . anyway , here is the link I mentioned…http://www.battlegrip.com/spotted-online-unpublished-star-wars-comic-strips-by-al-williamson/

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#1280196
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Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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this seems like the appropriate place to leave this …https://www.wired.com/story/cantina-talk-84/?fbclid=IwAR1n48i6qvujd1uo5PfHP9akBNWo6EZiB8GdvSQPBdXQqj0EnCXccHBbhxg&mbid=social_fb&utm_brand=wired&utm_campaign=wired&utm_medium=social&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=facebook be interesting to hear what people think …

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#1280032
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The original Marvel Star Wars series
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^good question , and yeah , that sure looks like a female Tusken . I dig the art on that cover though and I have always wondered if James Cameron borrowed the look of the Terminator from Valance ,especially in T2 . Valance predates the Terminator by many years and Cameron has been known to lift elements from other sources , such as Harlan Ellison and Roger Dean , the artist behind the albums for prog rock band Yes even tried to sue him for the uncanny similarities between his own work and Avatar .

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#1279960
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Star Wars: Remastered - A New Special Edition
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SomethingStarWarsRelated said:

I just came across this short video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6N0P-qsXxUY

I like shot composition better shows how the death star is not yet in range. Plus the extra fighters.

^ that is an amazing tracking shot ! and there appear to be about 30 rebel ships , but they’re so small ,they’re evading our turbolasers !

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#1279947
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Random Thoughts
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^ It was basically a combination of two of my favorite properties…Conan The Barbarian and Star Wars ! His sunsword was practically a lightsaber and Ookla was pretty much a Wookiee .Throw in that fact that a large portion of the show was designed by the late, great Jack Kirby , and what’s not to love ? glad you got the joke Wook !

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#1279266
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Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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I have watched the ultimate cut of Watchmen numerous times as well as the fan edit Watchmen Midnight , without so much as one bathroom break . I love that film as well as the original graphic novel . I lose all sense of time watching it and get immersed in it and see new things every time . If a film is good, 3 hours is a cakewalk . Have yet to see Endgame but will try and catch it soon. I would be all for a compelling 3 hour Star Wars film.

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#1279009
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The original Marvel Star Wars series
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ZkinandBonez said:

Thought this was quite funny;

This was an advertisement for the regular SW series in Return of the Jedi #2. It re-purposed Tom Palmer’s cover for SW #70 (“The Stenax Shuffle”) with some added speech bubbles.


I also just found out that the ROTJ miniseries was coloured differently for the TPB. Does anyone know why this was done?
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Here ya go ! scroll down a bit and you will see some info on the coloring of the various Jedi adaptations …seems it had something to do with the paper stock…http://classiccomics.org/thread/1039/star-wars-marvel-reviews-confessor?page=57&scrollTo=153630 oops ! saw that was the source you posted as well , still , interesting question /topic .

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#1278799
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Can't be Bothered: justifying Rey's power vs Luke's
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Shopping Maul said:

yotsuya said:

Well, from his reaction to seeing Ben, it seems pretty clear Ben had not appeared to him before so Ben would not have been teaching him from beyond the grave. Otherwise there would be no need for Yoda.

It would not make sense for Luke to simply give up on the Force for the three years between ANH and TESB. You wouldn’t go “oh well, my mentor’s dead so I’m out”. The implication is that he kept training - to whatever extent. “But I’ve learned so much” is an indication of that.

The Marvel series had Luke training with remotes, meditating, using the Force in battle, and communing with ghost-Obi Wan. This obviously doesn’t count as ‘canon’, but it does indicate the logic of assuming Luke would carry on as best he could. Marvel were on a tight leash with regard to how much they could develop these characters, and they did not know the details of TESB until very close to the movie. There was a fan letter in one issue circa mid-1980 that said something like “you need to pick up the pace because it looks like Luke will be levitating small objects in the next movie - you guys still have him practising with his Lightsaber”. Again, this is a fan assuming the logic of Luke self-training as best he could. Yoda never said “download these skills you must, save time you will”. Training is crucial in the OT. Not in the ST.

one thing about that original Marvel series you did not mention is that in issue 23 , Luke was able to reach out telepathically and touch Vader’s mind , eliciting a very loud scream of agony from Vader . Pretty advanced stuff for a fledgling Jedi ! No one taught him that trick , but hey , it’s not “canon” after all…