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Jocasta's Reading Room / New Hyperspace Comics
« on: February 3, 2006, 09:03 PM »
From the official site:

Since their launch in 2004, the comic strip adventures chronicled in a quartet of webstrips have proven to be a favorite of Hyperspace members. A mix of new and classic stories, the webstrips provide an addictive reason to visit starwars.com each day, as exciting Star Wars tales unfold one strip at a time.
Rookies, an all-new webstrip, is set to launch next week. Written and illustrated by Pablo Hidalgo, Rookies is set in the classic era of the original trilogy, and follows a new band of inexperienced heroes as they learn the ropes of Rebellion. Previously, Hidalgo had adapted the Star Wars short story, "A Hunter's Fate: Greedo's Tale" for Hyperspace webstrips.

"It took a while to figure out what I should do for a follow-up to 'Greedo's Tale,'" says Hidalgo. "Initially, the idea was to do an adaptation of a previously published story, but it was hard to find one of the right length. There were no shortage of suggestions, as fans who have taken to the webstrip format wanted their favorite stories told in this fashion. The problem is, a novel could take years to tell in this format, and it still wouldn't do it justice."

The solution was to tell an original story, written for the webstrip format. "It's an assortment of new characters, but the setting isn't entirely new," says Hidalgo. Many of the story elements will be taken from old roleplaying game scenarios originally published from 1987 to 1994. "I'm hoping long-time Expanded Universe fans will get a kick out of seeing certain things that haven't been touched since the late-'80s, mixed in with elements from the more modern Star Wars universe."

Rookies begins with "Rendezvous", the first chapter in what may be a continuing story. "If this reads like a pilot, it's no accident," says Hidalgo. "It's meant to be an origin story for a potentially recurring cast of characters. If readers like it, there will be more."

Other strips currently playing include "Han Solo at Stars' End," an adaptation of Brian Daley's novel by Archie Goodwin and Alfredo Alcala, which originally appeared in newspapers in the 1980s. Also wrapping up is "Traitor's Gambit," by Goodwin and Al Williamson, which will soon be followed by "The Night Beast," again from the 1980s run.

That covers three strips... but what of the fourth slot, previously occupied by Evasive Action: Recruitment? Drake, Ekria and Zonder will return in Evasive Action: Prey.  Coming in March 2006, the new series written by Paul Ens and illustrated by Tom Hodges finds Inquisitor Tremayne desperate to find and eliminate the Padawans before Darth Vader learns of his failure.  Meanwhile, the impetuous Order 66 survivors get themselves entangled in the affairs of a ruthless and ambitious up-and-coming green-skinned reptilian member of the Black Sun crime syndicate.

Only Hyperspace members have access to these daily webstrips. If you're not already a member, sign up today!


As a comic fan, I have to say that Evasive Action and Reversal of Fortune were great comics, worthy of being printed and colorized. I do look forward to Prey. I'm not so sure about Rendezvous, but I'll give it a try.

BTW, does anyone know how big an e-mail file can be? I've saved these to my hard drive and have cut them so  they look like comic book pages. They are about 10 MB in size. If anyone wants a copyof  Evasive Action and/or Reversal of Fortune , and I can find a way to e-mail them, shoot me a PM.

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Jocasta's Reading Room / Re: This week in SW Comics.....
« on: February 3, 2006, 08:00 PM »
I see that. What does that have to do with anything? Listen, I could care less where the info comes from. He gets the public list on Monday at 4:00 on Diamonds website. I get the vendors list on Friday at noon every week. I was just trying to pass on some info for the collecting community. I was not trying to diminish Corman's great contribution to the community, nor was I trying to upstage anyone. It's not even a big deal to me. i saw that no one had posted the  new shipping lists, and decided to post it. that's it plain and simple.

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Jocasta's Reading Room / Re: This week in SW Comics.....
« on: February 3, 2006, 07:46 PM »
It was just a play on words from your posts. If it seems insulting, then I sincerely apologize. I don't want to start any hard feelings, especially in a cool forum, the first forum I've found that I can have a decent talk about comics. Since it seems that it was not taken in a joking manner, I will not do it again. Sorry bout that Corman.
And how did I steal this thread? I get Diamonds shipping list on Fridays and was just trying to be helpful. Sorry if that's offensive, but if I get the info before you do and want to help out the community, then shouldn't I?

Save those pennies, kids!

Why do you keep saying that? ;D ;D ;D

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Jocasta's Reading Room / Re: This week in SW Comics.....
« on: February 3, 2006, 02:11 PM »
Three new comics will be shipping next week ( February 8th)

Star Wars Empire #39 - $2.99
Star Wars Republic #83 - $2.99
Star Wars Comic Companion - $19.99


Last issue of Republic. Will Quinlan Vos live or die? I don't know, but the Clone Wars run in Republic have been my favorite SW comics ever. I really hate to see it end.


Be back next week when I'll let you know the latest Star Wars comics shipping out.

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Here's DH's solicitaion for Legacy #0 :
Welcome to the beginning of a grand, new chapter in the Star Wars saga!

More than a hundred years have passed since the events in Return of the Jedi and the days of the New Jedi Order. There is a new evil gripping the galaxy, shattering a resurgent Empire and seeking to destroy the last of the Jedi. Even as their power is failing, the Jedi hold to one final hope: the last remaining heir to the Skywalker legacy.

It's a brave new galaxy for Star Wars fans, at once familiar and surprising—interplanetary intrigue and adventure on an epic scale; iconic heroes and villains cast in new roles and caught in surprising new situations. Everything you've loved about Star Wars, but nothing you expect!

This special 25˘ comic sets the stage for the launch of the new Star Wars: Legacy series, which begins in June!

• Continuing Dark Horse’s exciting relaunch of its Star Wars publishing line, celebrating the company’s twentieth anniversary.

Pub. Date: May 17, 2006
Format: Full color, 32 pages
Price: 25˘

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Saga Collection '06 / Re: Battle of Geonosis Wave
« on: February 2, 2006, 01:48 AM »
IMO the Scorch looks good enough w/o the knee articulation to get him. Will probably grab multiples of him to customize, as well as multiples of the Utapau clone.

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Jocasta's Reading Room / Re: This week in SW Comics.....
« on: January 28, 2006, 09:45 PM »
Good read. You'll definitely get hooked and want to pick up more CW Volumes.

BTW, 1 new comic this week:

Star Wars: Empire TP Vol. 5 -$14.95

"Outbound Flight"is out on Tuesday. . It should be another great Star Wars read.

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Jocasta's Reading Room / Re: This week in SW Comics.....
« on: January 23, 2006, 01:10 AM »
There is an unnamed project coming  from John Ostrander and Jan Duursema (the duo behind Quinlan Vos and Aayla Securra) that is a bit of a mystery.  Neither creator can talk about it and can't until official word comes from Dark Horse.  But according to a post from Jan's website, word should be coming soon.

Corman

I've been wondering about that as well. wonder was it is?

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Jocasta's Reading Room / Re: This week in SW Comics.....
« on: January 22, 2006, 11:21 PM »
...But.........Quinlan!


That's what I said. vos has become one of my favorite star Wars characters, EU or not. DH did a great job meshing out his character development over the last 5 years. I just wish that he could've had his own CW novel. I would have really enjoyed that read.

As for the fates of Rebellion and Empire, here's a quote from DH. com:

Our current ongoing monthly series, Republic and Empire, will be put to rest, making way for several bright and exciting projects, beginning in January with an all-new ongoing series called Knights of the Old Republic. Set 4,000 years before the films and eight years before the very successful video game of the same name, it's a return to the Old Republic time period Dark Horse created twelve years ago in our popular Tales of the Jedi series. Written by John Jackson Miller, Illustrated by Brian Ching and Michael Atiyeh, with covers by Travis Charest (WildC.A.T.s), it's sure to get your Star Wars groove on, no matter your level of fandom.

The second half of our relaunch one-two punch is Rebellion -- a series of miniseries, published in much the same way that we do Hellboy or B.P.R.D. at five issues per year. Set in the Original Trilogy era, just prior to the events in The Empire Strikes Back, this new series focuses on the ever-changing balance of the galactic civil war. Starring Luke Skywalker and characters from the films alongside characters of our own creation, it's written by Rob Williams and illustrated by Brandon Badeaux and Wil Glass.

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Jocasta's Reading Room / Re: This week in SW Comics.....
« on: January 22, 2006, 11:11 PM »
#83 is the last issue of Republic. It's ending. Empire is also ending with #40. Dark Horse is revamping their line in 2006, replacing Republic and Empire with KOTOR and Rebellion(which will continue some of the stories of Empire).

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Jocasta's Reading Room / Re: This week in SW Comics.....
« on: January 22, 2006, 11:03 PM »
Shipping on January 25th:

Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic #1 -$2.99
Star Wars Tales TP Vol. 6-$19.95

No need to save pennies kids. It's only $2.99 . See ya next week when I'll let you know the latest Star Wars comics shipping out!!!!!

BTW I am very sad to see Republic ending. I have truly loved this series. The CW story arcs, and those of Quinlan Vos, have been great reads. Hats off to DH!!!!

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: RS deletes accounts
« on: November 26, 2005, 09:39 PM »
Please NO!! She may be a cool person in real life ( I don't know her), but her persona on the RS boards seems really bitchy. No where near GNT's worthless a$$ ! And let's not get started on the Sandtroopers.com mods >:(  She comes across as having a superiority complex, but IMO mods on certain boards often come aross that way. As for her identity and picture, who cares? If she's not cool with it, then respect her wishes. I will admit though that I am curious to see what she looks like , but that's her decision.  If she's not cool with that, then I say Ok and move along. Like I said earlier, LJ comes across that way, but maybe she's quite the opposite off the net. Just my 2 cents on the matter.

and BTW Lady Jaye, pick either texas or Notre dame as your school! Real fans only have one! Bandwagon fans choose two ;D ;D j/k

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