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 PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:47 pm Reply with quote  
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  Ultimatedash
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I've read pretty much all the Star Wars books, but never really gotten into comics but I'm thinking about giving then a try. I'm not looking for current series,or series where I'll have a hard time getting it all together but ones where the Story Arcs are in pretty easy to locate volumes.

I'm gonna try to get Dark Empire obviously, but I'm also looking into Scarlet Empire, so I'm wondering if anybody knows if that is any good, and has any suggestions.


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 PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:51 pm Reply with quote  
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I'm not a huge comic reader but I do dabble a bit. Dark Empire is a must as it is constantly referenced in the books.

Aside from that try the omnibuses, I particularly enjoyed the X-wing series and The Other Sons Of Tatooine.
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Omnibus collections are a great way to bang out a whole group of comics at once. But the best comic arc ive ever read is actually one that just finished Darth Vader and the ghost prison. Super recommend it.
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Ultimatedash wrote:
I've read pretty much all the Star Wars books, but never really gotten into comics but I'm thinking about giving then a try. I'm not looking for current series,or series where I'll have a hard time getting it all together but ones where the Story Arcs are in pretty easy to locate volumes.

I'm gonna try to get Dark Empire obviously, but I'm also looking into Scarlet Empire, so I'm wondering if anybody knows if that is any good, and has any suggestions.


I think you mean Crimson Empire? Which rocks, btw.

I'll second the omnibus suggestion. They're FANTASTIC, and you get soooo much more for your dollar than a regular trade paperback. The best part is that they're all collected into story arcs. So if you want to read the Tales of the Jedi stuff, the prequel stuff, Clone Wars, etc... they're all right there in massive collections. And, for the most part, they're all very very good.


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Ultimatedash wrote:
I've read pretty much all the Star Wars books, but never really gotten into comics but I'm thinking about giving then a try. I'm not looking for current series,or series where I'll have a hard time getting it all together but ones where the Story Arcs are in pretty easy to locate volumes.

I'm gonna try to get Dark Empire obviously, but I'm also looking into Scarlet Empire, so I'm wondering if anybody knows if that is any good, and has any suggestions.



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 PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:44 pm Reply with quote  
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Omnibus collections are definitely the way to go.

Dark Empire is definitely a great place to start, as is Crimson Empire.

Beyond that I'd look into the X-wing series, Clone Wars (2 of 3 released so far) and Tales of the Jedi next.

The Old Republic collections are harder to follow since they each have different titles, but are all also very good.


Though they haven't been collected in omnibuses, the Legacy comics are also good.


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KOTOR. You'll thank me later Wink .

And also the Tales of the Jedi omnibuses have some pretty great stories.
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These guys are right with the omnibuses. My favourites are the two Tales of the Jedi volumes.

The Boba Fett one is pretty good too.

Frankly they're all good.
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If you decide to dabble in the omnibuses, my suggestions would be the Tales of the Jedi Omnibus Volume 1 (there are two volumes, they cover the ancient Sith and Jedi). X-Wing: Rogue Squadron Omnibus Volume 1 (there are three volumes, if you liked the X-Wing novels you'll probably like the comics too).

For trade paperbacks, my top picks would be Invasion: Refugees (takes place during NJO), Legacy: Broken (set in 137 BBY, way past the novels and covers Luke's descendant, Cade Skywalker), Knights of the Old Republic: Commencement (KOTOR is one of the best Star Wars comics ever with a lot of humor), and for something darker, Dark Times: Parallels which is set in between Episode III and IV.
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Classic Marvel Star Wars. Sure it's bumped out of continuity, but that just means there is no need to read it in any order. It's just fun and cool artwork.

And it's also collected in Dark Horse's amazing omnibus'! Which no one can say a bad thing about... well, the weird size kinda ticks me off, but it is the best collected comic series you'll find, solid card and glossy pages unlike the crap DC showcase on newspaper and soft card stock that falls apart after one read.
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I second what everybody said and add my own suggestion: If it has both John Ostrander and Jan Duursema written on it, you don't ask questions, you buy it.


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Hogy wrote:
I second what everybody said and add my own suggestion: If it has both John Ostrander and Jan Duursema written on it, you don't ask questions, you buy it.

^This. I recommend Dawn of the Jedi by John and Jan. The TPB of the first arc is coming out in December. The world building is simply amazing. And who can resist the story of the Jedi before they were Jedi.

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 PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:31 pm Reply with quote  
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Thanks for all the help guys!! The omnibuses were a great suggestion, and I'll definitely be looking into all the ones brought up.


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Dog-Poop_Walker wrote:
Classic Marvel Star Wars. Sure it's bumped out of continuity, but that just means there is no need to read it in any order. It's just fun and cool artwork.


Except for how it hasn't, and remains a perfectly valid part of continuity.

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And it's also collected in Dark Horse's amazing omnibus'! Which no one can say a bad thing about... well, the weird size kinda ticks me off, but it is the best collected comic series you'll find, solid card and glossy pages unlike the crap DC showcase on newspaper and soft card stock that falls apart after one read.


I actually really enjoy the DC Showcase Presents and Marvel Essentlal books. I have like 20 of them and am slowly working my way through them (they're fun to read, but you can't read too many in a row). But I never did figure out why those books are $15-20 and the Marvel omnibuses are $60-110, while Dark Horse omnibuses are $25. Seems weird that one company has to charge three times as much for the same content, and be forced to provide a low-cost, B&W alternative.
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Taral-DLOS wrote:
Dog-Poop_Walker wrote:
Classic Marvel Star Wars. Sure it's bumped out of continuity, but that just means there is no need to read it in any order. It's just fun and cool artwork.


Except for how it hasn't, and remains a perfectly valid part of continuity.


Wrong.
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