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(Topless Robot)   Ten odd cliches that pop up frequently on the covers to Marvel Comics' Star Wars series. HAN SHOT FIRST   (toplessrobot.com) divider line 20
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2012-09-28 10:45:48 AM  
I didn't care that Darth Vader was green in my #1 Marvel Star Wars issue (1977 BTW not 80's) I just cared that he was awesome.

/also, it contains the stuff Lucas cut out of the original.
//have since passed my comics on to my son
 
2012-09-28 10:51:50 AM  

genepool lifeboat: I didn't care that Darth Vader was green in my #1 Marvel Star Wars issue (1977 BTW not 80's) I just cared that he was awesome.

/also, it contains the stuff Lucas cut out of the original.
//have since passed my comics on to my son


If you want some weird revisions, read the movie novelizations. I guess they were written before everything was finalized, like the script, character designs, plot, etc. Apparently Yoda was supposed to be blue. However, on the first page of Star Wars they introduce Vader as a "Lord of the Sith" so that's kind of neat.
 
2012-09-28 10:55:58 AM  
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2012-09-28 10:56:04 AM  
god, this brings back memories.
the Star Wars comics were my first comics ever, going back to #1. Was also the first book I had subscribed to. The art may not have always been great, but TFA represents some terrific early memories for me.
 
2012-09-28 11:05:28 AM  
Huzzah! Carmine Infantino's Sasquatch Chewbaccas! No seriously he has the same physical outline as Walter Langkowski.
 
2012-09-28 11:06:59 AM  
Wrong subby, it's Han shot and that's it. Saying he shot first implies that Greedo eventually got off a shot in the original, which he didn't.

/yeah yeah I know, it's only a movie
 
2012-09-28 11:25:33 AM  
The other thing he forgot to mention about those old comics, no one could draw the spaceships correctly either. A few issues it even looked like they were using the toys to draw from as a few TIE fighters were drawn with that battery holder/noise button pack that Hasbro added to the toy.
 
2012-09-28 11:25:48 AM  

rickycal78: Wrong subby, it's Han shot and that's it. Saying he shot first implies that Greedo eventually got off a shot in the original, which he didn't.

/yeah yeah I know, it's only a movie


No, it's not just a movie, it's the principle...
 
2012-09-28 11:32:25 AM  
IIRC, issues 7 and 8 were repurposed John Carter stories that they slapped a coat of paint on and called it good enough for Start Wars comics. (6,7 maybe)
 
2012-09-28 11:33:12 AM  

Brainsick: Start Wars


or Star Wars, take your pick

;)
 
2012-09-28 11:35:59 AM  
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No, sir. I didn't see you playing with your dolls.

/can't possibly be obscure.
 
2012-09-28 11:38:44 AM  

gmoney101: rickycal78: Wrong subby, it's Han shot and that's it. Saying he shot first implies that Greedo eventually got off a shot in the original, which he didn't.

/yeah yeah I know, it's only a movie

No, it's not just a movie, it's the principle...


Which is why I can't understand what is happening in George Lucas' head.

Solo was a scoundrel. He had no problem shooting someone under the table who was threatening him. He would also 'drop his cargo' at the first hint of a threat in space (Luke, Ben, and the droids would soon be cargo). He was all about money for himself and taking care of himself. He wouldn't go rescue the princess unless there would be a big payoff for him. He wasn't a 'good guy'. He was a likable rogue, but he was still a rogue/pirate. Lucas deliberately created his character that way so that when the Falcon shows up at the very end it is a big deal. Han Solo changes who he is and becomes the hero. Making Han shoot back at Greedo undermines that entire dynamic in the film and makes him far less dangerous and threatening at the beginning.
 
2012-09-28 11:50:21 AM  

madgonad: I can't understand what is happening in George Lucas' head.


I believe it's something like this...

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2012-09-28 12:22:57 PM  

madgonad: Solo was a scoundrel. He had no problem shooting someone under the table who was threatening him. He would also 'drop his cargo' at the first hint of a threat in space (Luke, Ben, and the droids would soon be cargo). He was all about money for himself and taking care of himself. He wouldn't go rescue the princess unless there would be a big payoff for him. He wasn't a 'good guy'. He was a likable rogue, but he was still a rogue/pirate. Lucas deliberately created his character that way so that when the Falcon shows up at the very end it is a big deal. Han Solo changes who he is and becomes the hero. Making Han shoot back at Greedo undermines that entire dynamic in the film and makes him far less dangerous and threatening at the beginning.


Exactly. If you watch the first movie in the original format, you half get the feeling that if the Empire had sent a guy into the bar with a couple of photos and the offer of 51,000 cash in hand to whoever turned them over, Luke and Obi-Wan would have been in Imperial custody in about 2 minutes, and Han didn't even like the Imperials.
 
2012-09-28 01:46:05 PM  

ArkPanda: genepool lifeboat: I didn't care that Darth Vader was green in my #1 Marvel Star Wars issue (1977 BTW not 80's) I just cared that he was awesome.

/also, it contains the stuff Lucas cut out of the original.
//have since passed my comics on to my son

If you want some weird revisions, read the movie novelizations. I guess they were written before everything was finalized, like the script, character designs, plot, etc. Apparently Yoda was supposed to be blue. However, on the first page of Star Wars they introduce Vader as a "Lord of the Sith" so that's kind of neat.


One of the very few things that impressed me about the prequel trilogy was how much of the
"Journal of the Whills" (the prologue of the original, Alan Dean Foster ghostwritten, STAR WARS
novel) was retained. Even if the details are different, the feel of it is very consistent.
 
2012-09-28 06:32:18 PM  
Always hated Infantino's artwork....

And I may be remembering this wrong, but I think the issue with the big stormtrooper carrying the tiny Leia actually involved giant stormtroopers...
 
2012-09-28 06:58:16 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: One of the very few things that impressed me about the prequel trilogy was how much of the "Journal of the Whills" (the prologue of the original, Alan Dean Foster ghostwritten, STAR WARS novel) was retained. Even if the details are different, the feel of it is very consistent.


Well, it did mention Republic corruption, using the engines of bureaucracy and commerce to bring about the downfall of the Republic, and Palpatine. That's pretty freaking accurat details for a book that was released in 1977 and mostly forgotten by the public since.
 
2012-09-28 09:25:50 PM  
I'm surprised they didn't mention that in 2 issues in a row (9 and 10), Han is saying "Keep firing, Chewie!"

Was Chewie firing for 2 issues straight? That bowcasters must have been getting mighty hot.
 
2012-09-28 10:53:07 PM  
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2012-09-29 12:42:25 AM  

count chocula:
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Threepio's I've got the weirdest boner...
 
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