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  purpleparadox
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<a>Star Wars</a>, The Walking Dead, Batman, everything I read regularly is crumbling into the ridiculous. This is why I've started avoiding anything continuing. I like new things because they don't need to be huge or anything like that.

Not to get too off-topic or anything, but <a>Batman</a> is another thing (along with the EU) that I'm just beginning to read. How's it ridiculous?


When he died, than came back to life because apparently the shot that killed him launched his essence into the past so that he could leap for ward in time and build energy to destroy the universe. That's when it got ridiculous.

Ah yes, I remember. I actually liked the Battle for the Cowl miniseries, but I thought the Batman-time-travel thing was pretty strange. Confused


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How many times have we heard that the Jedi, Rebel Alliance, Big 3 etc. will face their "biggest threat yet" though? Often it's just marketing baloney.

@Caedus: That Batman storyline sounds hilarious. Laughing
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Reepicheep wrote:
How many times have we heard that the Jedi, Rebel Alliance, Big 3 etc. will face their "biggest threat yet" though? Often it's just marketing baloney.


This.

Caedus_16 wrote:
When he died, than came back to life because apparently the shot that killed him launched his essence into the past so that he could leap for ward in time and build energy to destroy the universe. That's when it got ridiculous.


IDK anything about above universe, but this is just silly. Wink


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One of the Big 3 should die on the page. Yeah, yeah, it will never happen, but hear me out. As a reader, I've seen all the important moments in their lives, so why not their final battle? If it's done well, death can showcase everything fans love about these characters. I don't want them to fade into obscurity. Or worse, be repeat of Admiral Ackbar's death, like "Han Solo died today. Can you pass the Froot Loops?"
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The thing is, Denning doesn't like killing characters. Sure, he does it a lot, but that's because he had to. In this case, I think Troy might be getting back to how he started in Star Wars with a nice standalone novel that's just fun. In this case it'll help spring board the next generation of characters. This could be like a Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor novel with all the big characters off having a cool adventure.
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Dancelittleewok wrote:
...like "Han Solo died today. Can you pass the Froot Loops?"


Laughing
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Dancelittleewok wrote:
Can you pass the Froot Loops?"


I thought it would be Admiral Ackbar cereal. Wink


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Can you pass the Froot Loops?"


I thought it would be Admiral Ackbar cereal. Wink


Ha! I gotcha! Laughing
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Those Star Wars Robot Chickens are some of the best comedy ever.

"Big mistake-y?"


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Final cover version for Crucible.



Here's a side-by-side comparison with the previous cover.

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It's better. Almost exactly the same, but Luke's hood looks much better.
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I think Leia still looks a little weird.
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Yeah, I wish they had modified Leia a bit more.


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For some reason it seems that a lot of the covers where Han, Luke and Leia are supposed to be older, it appears the artists cheat. And I say "appears", because I may be incorrect. But it always looks like they use the likenesses from the films, like they're straight out of RotJ, but apply lame Instagram-like filters to make them look older. This is my own cynical opinion, mind you.
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Its not an amazing cover, but I like it.

And as to the liknesses thing, I do agree. Its obvious that they lift them basically straight from ROTJ and "age" them.

The most work is always done to luke to make him look haggared and scarred. Han and Leia they don't really age realistically.


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