COMICS: New Preview Of Brian Wood's STAR WARS #1

On January 9th, Dark Horse will debut a brand new ongoing Star Wars series, which will be set during the events of the original trilogy. We have already seen a coupe of pages, but here are 3 new ones featuring Darth Vader having a little chat with The Emperor..

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Wood has stated that the series “will pretend like its 1977 and no other films were ever made or books ever written.”. Nerdist asked him exactly what he meant by this..

"I’ve had to clarify that statement so many times! By that quote what I meant to say is that IN THE CHARACTER’S MINDS, nothing has happened since the events of the first film. Luke and Leia don’t know they’re siblings, Vader doesn’t know Luke exists, and so on. Which is a challenge."


Dark Horse have had so many Star Wars comics over the years, a new one doesn't immediately seem like something to pop your lightsaber over - but since this will be set during the original trilogy and tell brand new stories with that set of characters, I'm in.









Source: Nerdist.com
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superotherside - 12/5/2012, 11:23 AM
Nice, but when is this supposed to be? That's the main problem with the Star Wars universe mostly everything has already been done. Though now they are continuing it. It's just going back and saying, "Oh yeah this also happened." That's why I'm very excited for the new films.
jimpinto24 - 12/5/2012, 11:36 AM
The art is fantastic!
Darthkostis - 12/5/2012, 11:39 AM
The art is fantastic!I'll be adding this into my pull list.
lntrn8 - 12/5/2012, 11:55 AM
Loses this itty bitty star destroyer for this . . .

ClarkFarley2012 - 12/5/2012, 12:29 PM
I'm probably the only person on the galaxy that prefers Episodes 1-3 over the other episodes. To me Vader is the best part of 4-6. Just my opinion. Don't hang me lol.
RorMachine - 12/5/2012, 12:31 PM
C'mon, we wouldn't hang you for having an opinion dude!.. the firing squad is however, loading up as we speak.
JonasWepeel - 12/5/2012, 12:42 PM
Will Splinter of the Mind's Eye be taken into account?
RorMachine - 12/5/2012, 12:53 PM
"the worst character since Sponge Bob"

Err, steady on old chap! I love Mr Squarepants.
ClarkFarley2012 - 12/5/2012, 12:57 PM
Lol @ RorMachine.. I think it's the graphics also. Guess it's also the generation gap.
Vadakin - 12/5/2012, 1:02 PM
Art looks good...well...apart from the Emperor. Dialogue is horrible...try reading it out loud and you'll find yourself missing lines like "Are you an angel?" and "I don't like sand."
DioFoRio - 12/5/2012, 1:16 PM
@Yoss..It's called The Galactic Reserve.
ClarkFarley2012 - 12/5/2012, 1:42 PM
Jar jar was horrible.. no doubt
SuperSomething616 - 12/5/2012, 1:56 PM
@ superotherside - I'm guessing from the conversation Vader had with the emperor this is after the destruction of the 1st death star at Yavin 4 but before the battle of hoth at the start of Empire...

Between Star Wars and Empire there was a passage of time roughly about 3 - 5 years...i can never remember which...so yeah there's loads of blank spaces to fill in...
SuperSomething616 - 12/5/2012, 1:56 PM
...art's pretty sweet too...
BIGBMH - 12/5/2012, 2:20 PM
I think it's a very interesting concept. Going back to tell a more in depth look at these stories. They'd be smart to use 5 and 6 as guidelines and tell an alternative, extended version that takes us deeper into the story but end up in the same place.
HeadPool420 - 12/5/2012, 2:56 PM
Vaders been hitting the Imperial gym!!!
thedudeabides - 12/5/2012, 2:57 PM
Being lucky enough to visit the Star Wars: Where Science Meets The Imagination Exhibit, and seeing the Millenium Falcon used on screen in person, CGI has failed. I find the model work that's constructed by human hands is far superior that those created with a computer. I do however appreciate CGI for scenery. Even enhancing the models with CGI would be ok, but you can't honestly say the Star Trek 2009 Enterprise was better than the one in The Wrath of Khan or The Naboo Starfighter is better than an X-Wing. The problem with the practical effects have always been the limits of how the object appears to be moving on the XYZ axis and that's where CGI should have enhanced not replaced the model ships used. Nothing at the age of 26 has been more impressive than the opening of Episode IV...
DrRockso - 12/5/2012, 3:05 PM
Nomis that is [frick]ing awesome
marvel72 - 12/5/2012, 3:19 PM
i would love to see alex ross do a star wars series of comics.
BIGBMH - 12/5/2012, 6:08 PM
@TheNerdicon, I don't think you can really say that practical effect or CGI are better in every situation. For characters, practical effects are better for something like Chewbacca, but CGI is pretty much necessary to portray the Hulk accurately. I do believe over-reliance on CGI is a problem (exemplified by Indiana Jones 4), but it has been used well to accomplish some beautiful and impressive creations.
GetsugaTensho22 - 12/6/2012, 3:35 AM
I like Vader's eyes, the way they're pointed like the traditional "evil eyes" and it makes him looks menacing. Let's face it, in the movies, Vader looks goofy and stupid. His face isn't even scary, and that padding on his costume is laughable.
SamHell - 12/6/2012, 6:09 AM
Artwork is badass
and Vader is huge.
Ninjapimp - 12/6/2012, 9:36 AM
vader looks frikin badass in this.
Joe6Pack74 - 12/6/2012, 9:43 AM
To me Vader on the 3rd image looks like something out of Masters of the Universe.

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