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 PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:59 pm Reply with quote  
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  Darth_Henning
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From TFN regarding an announcement from CVI which I didn't realize that we didn't have a thread for yet:

"Del Rey is planning a classic adventure series set between Episodes IV and V called "Rebels." The first one will be told from Leia's point of view and written by Martha Wells, an author who is new to the Expanded Universe. The second one will be written by another new EU author, Kevin Hearne, and told from Luke's point of view"

While I'm curious to see what two new authors can bring to the EU, I am very concerned about this fitting into the already continuity crammed years between ANH and ESB. I'm not the only one I assume?


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I'm looking forward to them, especially the Leia point of view one. I actually hope that Luke and Han play very minor roles in that book. It is a perfect chance to explore the other side of the Rebellion. The part that was about convincing the various groups to work together and to bring in other groups.


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I won't, lie, I'm worried about the possible continuity issues, but at the same time, I'm hoping this will focus more on the inner workings of the Rebellion, and the Big Three's place in it, than just Luke, Han, and Leia stopping the Empire from some horrible new plot. If they take it in that direction, show the Big 3 interacting with other rebels, show Luke, Han, and Leia simply occupying their normal places rather than beig the superstar heroes, it could be interesting.


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That is a worry, yes, but I'd quite like the Leia one. From what I recall about it (which may be wrong) it sounds interesting. Haven't heard anything about the Luke one, though, which is odd.
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Isn't this similar to the Rebel Force series? And this one is called Rebels? Sounds like a repeat to me. Confused
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Rebel Force was a young reader series; this sounds like it might be adult-oriented.

Also, Rebel Force was told in a more general way, if memory serves (I haven't read them yet, but I assumed they were like normal books). These focus specifically on one character. Like The Force Unleashed I, or the Ryder Windham biographies.
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Actually, Rebel Force was more like a sequel to Jedi Apprentice, Jedi Quest, and Last of the Jedi. It featured some of the same characters (such as Ferus Olin), just set right after A New Hope. Luke, Han and Leia weren't exactly the stars.
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GrandMaster wrote:
Actually, Rebel Force was more like a sequel to Jedi Apprentice, Jedi Quest, and Last of the Jedi. It featured some of the same characters (such as Ferus Olin), just set right after A New Hope. Luke, Han and Leia weren't exactly the stars.


When I said "these", I was referring to the new books, not the Rebel Force books.

But I concede that I was unclear.
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Just announced at New York Comic Con, the Rebels series will have a third book by James S. A. Correy featuring Han Solo during the Classic Era.

Source: Del Rey Books
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I really like this concept. I hope we see other characters explored like Wedge, Garm Bel Ibis, or Mon Mothma.
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Sort of teeny, tiny request, but would the Rebels series look cool with awesome artwork on the spines? Maybe full character art: Leia, Luke, and Han, each on their perspective book spine. It would be similar to how R2 and C-3PO are on the spines of Heir to the Empire.
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A Mon Mothma book would be interesting but I highly doubt it would happen.

I could see an Ackbar book happening, have some space battles that focus on the big ships instead of the small ones.


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Darth Skuldren wrote:
Just announced at New York Comic Con, the Rebels series will have a third book by James S. A. Correy featuring Han Solo during the Classic Era.

Source: Del Rey Books


Though good to see this officially confirmed, I can't say I'm surprised. With Luke and Leia getting one, it was almost a garuntee.



That said, I agree with the others that I'd like to see this series tackle some of the other Rebels, rather than just being limited to the Big 3.

Wedge would be a great look at starfighter combat. Mon Mothma would be great to see the political macinations behind the rebellion. Iblis would be an awesome read to finally explore a very underused character. Ackbar would be amazing to see the other side of space battles. Feyla would be an intriguing character study.

And though this reaches into the even more exceedingly likely think of ones on the supporting characters: Dodonna, Crackin, Drayson, and the other's who made the rebellion and New Republic run who have never gotten much face time.

This could be a really killer series if done right.


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If the Rebels series does well, I could easily see Del Rey doing another three. Wedge would be an easy choice, possibly Mon Mothma, and Ackbar could be a possibility. Would be really neat if they did the Wedge one to focus on the members of Red Squadron.
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They should do one for Jek Porkins. Razz
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