April 1st: Follow Up to Legacy – War by Jan Duuresma!

APRIL FOOLS DAY PRANK 2011

Brought to you by The Official Site’s 2011 AFDP team. But we didn’t fool you! It was too obvious for an EUCer!

A new series! Set to follow Legacy – War no less! And penned in both story and art by Jan Duuresma! It’s almost too much fun. But the most shocking is what seems to be one more in a continued series of minor spoilers given in the blurb. Beware readers! Beyond the jump is a spoiler so insidious, it might be a sign that Dark Horse is striking back… (Perhaps not? Could just be a fanboy POV; judge for yourself after the jump)

SPOILER-WARNING

Star Wars: R2-D2
The Galaxy Far Far Away lost one of its most beloved heroes when Darth Krayt destroyed R2-D2 in the closing chapter of Legacy: Way. Now Dark Horse is proud to present a commemorative collection detailing previously undocumented adventures of everyone’s favorite droid! Written by longtime Star Wars artist Jan Durursema in her first full series as both Writer and Artist. R2-D2 features a collection of stories narrated by the characters who knew him best—including Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, and the their children—that reveals special glimpses of R2-D2′s long, heroic past. Don’t miss the opportunity to say goodbye and farewell to this beloved character!

Randy Stradley first suggested Chewie’s death; now it would seem Dark Horse has found a way to get another character from the Saga taken from the board. But what a great run he had! I mean lets take a moment here and think back on the life of the wonderful droid. I mean it’s not like he didn’t go the distance. Artoo has been a major force in many novel series. He was Luke’s trusted companion and most recently aiding Luke’s ancestor Cade Skywalker. Star Wars: R2-D2 explores the Galaxy’s favorite droid’s past in the fashion of Chewbacca- the comic Dark Horse Comics published following the famous death of everyone’s favorite Wookiee.

Will this series be the last death throw of the Legacy era? Or is it a sign that more is to come? Feel free to also add your opinion to the discussion at TOS’s Forums as well here at EUCantina!

Source: Eddie (TOS) (ALL PART OF THE PRANK. But we didn’t fool you! It was too obvious for an EUCer!)

About the Author

Mark Hurliman is a writer and news reporter for EUCantina. He joined the website in 2010, around the same time that he became a host of our official podcast, EUCast. Mark's status as a "defender of the EU" has made him a popular guest on various Star Wars podcasts. He lives in Oregon with his wife and two children. Mark's favorite Star Wars novel is Star by Star, but he has had the pleasure of reading nearly every existing Star Wars novel or comic.