Continuing the new series, simply and boldly self-titled as Star Wars, Dark Horse enters the second chapter with a little action, along with much context that moves the story along significantly. Writer Brian Wood continues proving his chops with Star Wars #2, whilst artists Carlos D’anda and Gabe Eltaeb are beginning to forge a unique style for this new series.
Star Wars #2 begins with Han Solo and Chewbacca on a detached mission, still relatively unclear though involving a lot of credits, as they move through a sequence of rendezvous points and longwinded hyperspace jumps to avoid detection. While everything seems to be going like clockwork to begin with, the challenge of the mission makes itself clear when a particularly well-known bounty hunter, accompanied by an Imperial Star Destroyer, show up”¦
For those who celebrate Wookiee Life Day as opposed to all of the other end-of-year holidays, we have a treat for you… the Star Wars Holiday Special in 5 minutes, specially edited to only focus on the “live-action” stuff. Watch it here below.
If you haven’t seen the Holiday Special before, it’s certainly a gem from its time. If you thought Expanded Universe debates and Originals vs. Prequels debates turn out to divide fans, wait until you get in the middle of an argument about this thing.
Complete with Bea Arthur and Jefferson Starship, The Star Wars Holiday Special first aired in November 1978 and also featured Han and Chewie, Luke Skywalker with the WORST possible haircut ever, and Princess Leia singing a song that is sure to induce brain hemorrhages.
The original full special also marked a few firsts: one of which was the very first appearance of Boba Fett (before his debut in The Empire Strikes Back) in a short animated story involving Luke, Han, Chewie, the Droids, and some weird beast of burden Fett rides.
Being a big Star Wars fan, I really dig it when fans make some “Real Star Wars” Photoshop Art; meaning if Star Wars was real and in our world, what would it look like?
This image to the right (click to enlarge) hit the web recently, originally over at Reddit, of an AT-AT roaming through a neighborhood dealing with a Snowpocalypse on the level of the Battle of Hoth — quite fitting; but aside from that, it looks brilliant.
The Reddit caption for this image was, “You are walking to your car when you see this. What do you do? What. Do. You. Do?”, which is not bad, but I wondered whether our readers here could do better… Can you think of a better caption? Let us know in the comments below.
Also, I’m a sucker for this kind of “Real Star Wars” Photoshop Art, so if you spot any online, be sure to let us know here at Geeks Of Doom.