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 PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:32 am Reply with quote  
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I bought this in TPB a few months ago from Things From Another World when they were having a nick & dent sale. The cover looks gushy, and a lot of it is, but really what this comic ends up as is a massive fanservice of odd and end moments that are silly but entertaining.

First off many of the characters are drawn like real life actors. You've got Jack Nicholson as a ex-Imperial Guardsmen, Steve Buscemi as an Imp agent, Bruce Willis as Kam Solusar, Tommy Lee Jones, etc.

The story itself centers around Luke and Mara's wedding. The dialog can be a bit jumpy and offsetting at times, and the art isn't too bad, but it's colored like the old school comics, and seeing some of the characters as actors is sometime offsetting as well. The bad guys are corny...heck, most of the story is corny. And yet, it's almost as if they are spoofing on themselves.

And then there are scenes like Luke's bachelor party which are just priceless. You've got panels with Luke, Han, Lando, Wedge, Karrde, etc, etc all together in a bar. What could be better? A bar fight!

Across the way there's Mara and all her girl friends enjoying the night and they have their own fun as well. Stackpole tells the story through the whole wedding, from the annoying prep work and hassle of any wedding, to the tension of the day before, to the event itself. It's an odd and enjoyable story. Lighthearted, playful, silly, and enjoyable.

If you can find it at the library, borrow it from a friend, or get it for a cheap price, I'd suggest giving it a look. It's certainly one of the more weird pieces of the EU.
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Darth Skuldren wrote:

First off many of the characters are drawn like real life actors. You've got Jack Nicholson as a ex-Imperial Guardsmen, Steve Buscemi as an Imp agent, Bruce Willis as Kam Solusar, Tommy Lee Jones, etc.


I didn't know that. That's cool. My library doesn't have it but I might buy it one of these days.
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Mara was based on Mira Sorvino. Maybe they just based everyone on real actors because Luke, Han, Leia, Lando and Wedge are all real likenesses. Or celebrity play bys as they say in the RPG world.

But I like Union. It's fun, escapist reading with a bit of a plot and a Star Wars lesson to it. Plus, I like the Jedi wedding ceremony.
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I love Union and that fight in the bar. It's just great and a great example of what you have if you put a few Jedi, Rogue Squadron, a Wookiee, a few Corellians and some guys looking for troubles in the same room.

But the best thing in that issue is the conversation between Luke and Mara after the fight...

Luke: Mara, I didn't intend for him to hit me. Things like that tends to happen.

Mara: They don't just happen, Luke.

Luke: You don't go out much with Han, do you?

PS. Skuldren, please, could you edit the title? It says "Uninion".


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Union is my guiltiest of Star Wars guilty pleasures. The bachelor party - the girls at the spa - all the L/M gushy mush.

And this:



Every time I get upset about Sacrifice, I just look at that picture.

/happy fangirl sigh
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Darth Skuldren wrote:
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That's awesome! Jack Nicholson in Star Wars. Razz
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I can see why this would be a guilty pleasure. It wouldn't normally be what I'd get, but it does sound pretty nifty. I want it!
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