When the High Republic publishing initiative was announced, we couldn’t help but be reminded of the classic Dark Horse Star Wars comic series TALES OF THE JEDI! Also taking place many years before the films and telling the stories of ancient Jedi, the comics went to some wild places that we’re still trying to figure out! How were they created? What input did Lucas have and how did they inspire the prequels? What happened as Gabe read many of them for the first time? Do they make any sense?
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Have you read the classic Star Wars newspaper comic strips? You know, the ones where Luke and Leia go to Casino Planet, Takrin’s wife shows up and Dodonna’s Charles Bronson lookalike son VRAD joins the crew? If you haven’t you’re not alone as these amazing comics are often overlooked in the rich history of Star Wars and comics. But where did this history begin and how does it connect to Lucas’ love of art and a little comic book store in New York City? Join as we explore the stories and history of the many incredible Star Wars newspaper comics, who made them and journey that begins with some old Flash Gordon comics and ends with the soon to be opened Lucas Museum of Narrative Art! So get rid of that space actor Ben Kenobi & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!
Jason and Gabe are talking about one of their favorite Star Wars things ever, Dark Horse Comics’ amazing and vastly underrated Star Wars Tales comic series. It was an anthology series that would feature everything from stories about the main heroes to thrilling tales of Yaddle or George R. Binks, Jar Jar’s sea captain father. They go over which stories and issues have some of their favorites and why the carefree spirit of the Tales comics is for them missed in today’s strictly controlled Star Wars universe. (Tales talk starts at about the 16 minute mark)
AND! They go over the latest news with talk on a possible Obi-Wan spin off movie, singing Obi-Wan, whispering George Lucas’ late night phone calls, the nonstop Last Jedi toy leaks & more!
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