Star Wars Vector – A year long Star Wars version of 52? September 25, 2007Posted by showmescifi in Dark Horse, Dark Times, KOTOR, Sci Fi, science fiction, scifi, Star Wars, star wars comics, star wars legacy of the force, star wars rebellion, star wars vector.
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Dark Horse Comics has announced a massive year long event that will encompass all their Star Wars titles in one MASSIVE storyline.
Star Wars Vector begins in January 2008 with the Knights of the Old Republic title, and will include all four Dark Horse Star Wars titles throughout the year, introducing new characters and tying the entire line together.
When a terrible vision reaching more than 4,000 years into the future alerts the secret Jedi Covenant to the importance of Taris, they activate an operative already on this planet overrun by Mandalorians. There, in the deadly Undercity, a monstrous, ancient threat is unleashed that plunges Zayne Carrick, the Padawan accused of killing his fellow students, into an adventure which will eventually span four thousand years and involve Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, and the principles of the Legacy series!
“After our relaunch in 2006 and the thirtieth anniversary this year, we were looking for something special to kick-off 2008,” said editor Randy Stradley in a statement. “At first, a line-wide Star Wars crossover seemed like it might be beyond our reach, but after nearly a year’s worth of back-and-forth discussions among our writers and artists, we came up with something really solid. Not only is it a big story that can span all of the eras we’re dealing with, but the events which take place within each era will be important to that era.”
The “Vector” storyline begins in Knights of the Old Republic #25, coming in January of 2008.
Star Wars Legacy of the Force Inferno OUT TODAY! August 28, 2007Posted by showmescifi in legacy of the force, Sci Fi, science fiction, sciencefiction, scifi, star trek tng, Star Wars, star wars legacy, star wars legacy of the force, starwars, weird al.
As opposed to Sacrifice which we all knew would be the story in which Jacen Solo takes his Sith name – Inferno has no such penultimate highlight…though there is alot of ground to cover and it promises to be a riveting tale spun by Troy Denning
On a personal level I’m really going to take my time reading this one enjoying every page of what has become one of the best (if not THE BEST) Star Wars Expanded Universe book series ever.
What if Trekkies Ruled? July 21, 2007Posted by showmescifi in comedy, dark tower, humor, LucasArts, satire, Sci Fi, science fiction, scifi, Star Trek, star trek tng, Star Wars Allegiance, star wars legacy of the force, starwars, Trek, upsps.
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Lots of pointy ears, a few Klingons, some Bajorans in the mix too.
I’d like to think that if Trek really did rule the world though that we’d all actually have real food replicators (no world hunger) and hey the no money thing is interesting (though unfeasable).
Check out the rest of the pics over at Worth1000.com
Star Wars Legacy of the Force Fury (book 7) July 6, 2007Posted by showmescifi in ben skywalker, darth caedus, Sci Fi, science fiction, sciencefiction, scifi, Star Wars, star wars legacy of the force, starwars.
It is currently set for release November 27, 2007 and yes first in paperback.
Star Wars Legacy of The Force Inferno (book 6) July 5, 2007Posted by showmescifi in legacy of the force, Sci Fi, science fiction, sciencefiction, scifi, Star Wars, star wars legacy of the force, starwars.
The official publication date is set for August 28, 2007 and as opposed to Sacrifice this title will be available first in paperback (woohoo).
It looks like it’s Luke Skywalker on the cover. Certainly there is alot of ground to cover as Mara Jade’s killer needs to be discovered and as the Sith begin to cement their hold on the galaxy.
Luke Skywalker wanted to unify the Jedi order and bring peace to the universe. Instead his wife Mara lies dead at the hands of an unknown assassin, his wayward nephew has seized control of the Galactic Alliance, and the galaxy has exploded in all-out civil war.
With Luke consumed by grief, Jacen Solo works quickly to consolidate his power and jumpstart his plan to take over the Jedi. Convinced he’s the only one who can save the galaxy, Jacen will do whatever it takes, even ambush his own parents.
With the Rebel confederacy driving deep into the Core to attack Coruscant and the Jedi under siege, Luke must reassert his position. Only he can lead the Jedi through this crisis, but it means solving the toughest problem Luke’s ever faced. Does he fight alongside his nephew Jacen, a tyrant who’s taken over the GA, or does he join the rebels to smash the Galactic Alliance he helped create?
I can hardly wait!
Bring Back Mara Jade Skywalker! Sign the Petition!! July 3, 2007Posted by showmescifi in darth caedus, Mara Jade, Mara Jade Skywalker, Petition, Sci Fi, science fiction, sciencefiction, scifi, Star Wars, star wars legacy of the force.
It was a wasted empty death…
Lucas Licensing apparently allowed this disaster to happen and now we should call on them to reverse it. The Sith have the power to bring back the dead and so too then does the Force.
Whether it is Ben or Luke Skywalker or even someone else I don’t care. I just want Mara Jade back.
To that end we here at ShowMeSciFi have started a petition to Bring Back Mara Jade.
Please sign in and together we can be THE FORCE that will bring Mara back.
Star Wars Legacy of the Force Sacrifice – Review July 2, 2007Posted by showmescifi in Sci Fi, science fiction, sciencefiction, scifi, Star Wars, star wars legacy of the force.
After having owned this book for more than a month, I’m finally ready to write a review of Star Wars Legacy of the Force Sacrifice.
With little doubt this is the worst book in the series so far.
This book is a vehicle for only two things, showing Jacen’s decent to becoming Darth Caedus and the rise Boba Fett as a real leader of Mandalore.
Other issues that this series has been dealing with are neglected and shamefully so.
Ben Skywalker kills the leader of the Correllian government and yet we barely get a graph about what is going on in Corellia.
Han and Leia Solo are far too absent for this story – sure they were over-represented in Exile but their lack of commentary on Jacen’s ascent to power is ludicrous.
While i was certainly time challenged in the month in which i read this book, the simple truth is that this book was not a page turner and didn’t keep me as engaged as the rest. Sure i knew what the outcome was to be, but the path to getting there wasn’t terribly exciting.
Jacen’s decent to the dark side in this book is weak. His ‘Sacrifice’ poorly developed – The whole tassles thing in the previous books a waste. Mara Jade Skywalker’s death a waste.
Lumiya’s death at the hands of Luke Skywalker was also something that i found to be – ‘offensive’. Luke is not a Sith and doesn’t walk around decapitating his enemies (no matter how emotional he might be).
And what of Darth Caedus. He kills Mara and then goes to Ziost. Why not Korriban? Why not ask Lumiya for a Sith Holocron?? Something that can help??
Now Caedus claims to be a master yet he had no master himself. He just became Sith.
Hopefully the next book in the series is better than this one – hopefully it explores and provides proper rationale for what is going on instead of taking wild unbelievable tangents.
Certainly we the fans will read whatever is out – but we the fans deserve better than what we got with Sacrifice.
Yes we all know the basic spoilers already.
That said Exile was an awesome book and there is alot of ground to cover in Sacrifice.
Expect to see a few less posts on ShowMeSciFi in the coming days as I dedicate every spare moment to reading this.
Star Wars Legacy – Is Darth Krayt a Jacen Solo descendant? March 29, 2007Posted by showmescifi in comics, han solo, jacen solo, science fiction, sciencefiction, scifi, star war legacy of the force, Star Wars, star wars legacy, star wars legacy of the force, starwars.
Star Wars Legacy which has often been reviewed here on ShowMeScifi is one of the best comic books today and likely the best Star Wars comic book series ever created.
Set far beyond any other Star Wars series -the only lineage connection we’ve had so far is Cade Skywalker – a descendant of Luke.
But what about other Star Wars family trees? Dark Horse Editor Randy Stradley recently tackled that topic in a letter to the editor q&a.
1. Are we going to learn what happened to the Solo family of this time?
There are no plans for an exploration of the Solo lineage for the forseeable future. We’re not in denial about them, it’s just that there isn’t a place for them in the story. Yet.
2. Any chance of running into any other descendents of of any other Star Wars Characters?
Oh yes my friend. Oh, yes.
4. How long are we going to have to wait until we learn who Darth Krayt is under the mask?
The answer will be revealed in issue 15.
My guess is that Darth Krayt is a descendant of Jacen Solo.
Anyone want to take that bet?
Star Wars Legacy of the Force Exile – Review March 15, 2007Posted by showmescifi in Books, exile, han solo, hansolo, jacen solo, jedi, legacy of the force, scifi, sith, skywalker, star war legacy of the force, Star Wars, star wars legacy of the force, starwars.
Another awesome chapter in the Star Wars saga but then again what else should any of us expect?
At this point these books are written to a formula:
• escape from crisis,
• move to next crisis from multiple points
• escape from final crisis while leaving breadcrumbs for the next crisis to open the next book.
The best part of this book for me was likely, Exile’s first escape from crisis which occurs as Han, Leia, Corrran , Wedge and family escape from Correlia as Wedge resigns from the Correlian military.
Overall this installment in the Star Wars Legacy of the Force moreso than any other yet is all about plot progression as opposed to any sort of deeper character development. Not that there is anything wrong with that. This book is all about action and plenty of it.
With Correlia and its allies in an all out war against the Alliance one could hardly expect the book to just be about a bunch of diplomats talking.
Only in the final pages of the final chapter do we see some deeper character development in Jacen as he continues his decent into the dark side. Lumiya tells him that he must choose his Sith name and his sacrifice. Not coincidentally Sacrifice is the name of the next installment in this series. The Darth Who contest should also be wrapped up then so we’ll definitely know Jacen’s Sith name too and I’d expect Lucas to go all out on promotions.
Star Wars Legacy of the Force Exile is a raucous page turning, swashbuckling adventure that I thoroughly enjoyed and recommend. If you haven’t yet indulged in the Legacy of the Force Series you should, the previous books (Betrayal , Bloodlines and Tempest) are all great …and the next one is likely to be even better. I can’t wait to see ‘Darth Solo’ in action!
Star Wars Legacy of the Force Exile- OUT TODAY!!! February 27, 2007Posted by showmescifi in Books, han solo, hansolo, jedi, legacy of the force, scifi, sith, skywalker, star war legacy of the force, Star Wars, Star Wars Expanded Universe Books, star wars legacy of the force, starwars legacy.
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Today is the day. Star Wars Legacy of the Force Exile hits the shelves TODAY.
I’ve written about this book before, it’s one i’ve been waiting for…It’s the fourth book in the series (So far there have been three previous Star Wars Legacy of the Force books (Betrayal , Bloodlines and Tempest). At the end of Tempest the Solos (Han and Leia) were on the run, now we’ll find out how far they went.
We won’t however likely find out Jacen Solo’s Sith name. The contest for that was not wrapped up prior to publication so i don’t see anyway how Jacen could take his Sith name in this book.
It might happen in the next one though which is titled, “Sacrifice” which is expected to be released in June of this year.
I’ll start reading this tonight and will post a full review in a week or so when i’m done.