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 PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:21 am Reply with quote  
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Dawn of the Jedi is a new upcoming Star Wars comic series that will be written by John Ostrander.

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"a new Star Wars ongoing series, Dawn Of The Jedi, with issues 0 and 1 launching in February 2012, described as their coolest Star Wars comic ever. Written by John Ostrander, it will start at the beginning of the Star Wars timeline with the very beginning of the Jedi Knights, in a time before light sabres when they only fought with swords."


http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/10/13/dark-horse-to-tell-the-origin-of-the-jedi-in-new-ongoing-series-and-the-death-of-boba-fett/

I hope this digs into the whole Ashla and Boga thing. Will be neat to see Force users using magical katanas and hopefully dealing with early philosophies on the Force.
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Comic Book Resources has an exclusive interview with John Ostrander and Jan Duursema covering the new series.

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=34902

Plus pics!




And Dark Horse has more info...

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This is the Star Wars era of legend! Launching with a #0 issue, which will serve as the official guide for readers - Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi is the perfect jumping on point for any fan of Star Wars!

Here’s your first look at the Star Wars of 25,000 years ago—before there were lightsabers, when the ties to the Force were new, and before the Jedi spread out into the galaxy. It began with the mysterious pyramid ships—the Tho Yor—scattered to the eight corners of the galaxy, and ended with the establishment of an Order that would change the universe forever.

On the planet Tython, in the center of the galaxy, an order of warrior monks strives to maintain peace and to balance the mysterious power known as the Force. But a stranger is coming—one who will destroy both peace and balance, and open the galaxy to exploration and conquest. This is where it all begins!

Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi #0 is on sale 1 February 2012

Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi—Force Storm #1 is on sale 15 February 2012


http://www.darkhorse.com/Blog/677/dark-horse-announces-star-wars-dawn-jedi
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Seriously, you have to read the CBR interview Ostrander did. He mentions a Sith (species) being a Je'daii, Rakatan villains, and floating stone pyramid ships! This sounds awesome. Could totally blow every other series out of the water. I love how he mentioned any Force user who is too far in the light or dark gets exiled to one of two moons. The Force Hound thing sounds odd, though. What's a Force Hound?
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Something isn't adding up:

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before their were lightsabers




*Frowns*

Anyhoo, this is something I've been interested in seeing for, well, ever since I've gotten into the Star Wars EU. My wallet isn't going to like me with all these comics coming out, but I don't think I can resist.
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I was wondering that too. But guess what, John says it isn't a lightsaber...

http://boards.darkhorse.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=19061&start=15#p257146

Another observation, I'm going to guess that those things in the air are the floating pyramids. They've got the classic Imperial symbol on them. Since the ships were designed by an unknown alien race, I'm wondering then whose symbol it is? Might it be Celestial? Or is it someone else, an enemy of the Rakatans?
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Floating stone pyramid ships? I didn't know this was Stargate. Wink
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I like the sound of it. It is very vauge about the origins of the Jedi and Sith.
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The spoke symbol is that of the Bendu monks.

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Bendu

I'm not sure what to think about this series. I have very mixed thoughts about it.


The picture with the not-a-lightsaber kind of reminded me of this:


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This is a series I could get into. Cool
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This has demonstrated one of my (probably irrational) pet peeves about SW or continuity. While other people are bothered by a character dying twice, this is what bothers me:

"Shae Koda is a Dathomiri female; both of her parents were killed before our story opens in an event called The Despot War."

Dathomir was in the ancient SW past populated by the Kwa until it was conquered by the Rakata. Humans didn't colonize it until it became a prison colony for the Paecean Empire c. 3.000 BBY. "Later Dathomiri tradition would remember the initial Human population as the exiled creators of illegal battle droid armies, but it is not clear whether the settlers arrived in a single event, or whether the planet was in more continuous use as a penal colony over a period of centuries or millennia."

The planet wasn't notable for Force sensitives until c. 600 BBY when the Jedi Allya was exiled there. (though it did have a Sith academy prior to this -- similar complaint from me)

Now I'm sure there's a perfectly reasonable explanation, which my guess would be that under the auspices of the Infinite Empire, human slaves were transported to Dathomir. But I'm overly anal about these minor retcons. It's like when some past event is given a few sentences of description for flavor text, and then later the actual event is depicted in a way which completely subverts the original meaning -- often times while not making it *wrong* but changing the meaning of the original description -- it annoys me.

As for my actual mixed thoughts:

I find the premise itself very intriguing and interesting. My initial concern is that I find the exploration of this era somewhat more interesting the way that it has been handled previously via KOTOR and the first three novels of FOTJ. The pre-Republic era is more interesting to me when it's shrouded in mystery and the characters are trying to piece together what happened. When the story is set in that era, this mystery is eliminated.

It appears that they're trying to compensate for this by having these mysterious Tho Yor pyramid ships of unknown origin transport Force sensitives to Tython, so there's mystery there. And I imagine that the pre-pre-Republic era will still serve as a source of mystery. So I certainly have faith that Ostrander can pull it off.


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Here's the alternate cover for DOTJ #1

Click here to see the hidden message (It might contain spoilers)


Blurb: On the planet Tython, in the center of the galaxy, an order of warrior monks strives to maintain peace and to balance the mysterious power known as the Force. But a stranger is coming—one who will destroy both peace and balance, and open the galaxy to exploration and conquest. This is where it all begins!

DOTJ #1 will be out on February 15, 2012. DOTJ #0 will be out on February 1, 2012.
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Darth Skuldren wrote:



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I was wondering that too. But guess what, John says it isn't a lightsaber...


If that isn't a lightsaber...Confused
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I'm so buying this issue to issue
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It annoys me when every single SW comic claims it's
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Regardless of whether it requires detailed knowledge of past events in-universe to understand.
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Well, since this goes back to the very beginning of the Jedi I'd say it is a good jumping off point.
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