I’m all for the big Star Wars books. They usually contain such great detail and images. However, I have to admit I’m pleased that two new books coming from DK will not be appearing until October. I don’t think my wallet could take the strain of yet more books releasing in April!
I don’t know about anyone else, but the EU item I’m most looking forward to right now is Visionaries. Having long been a fan of alternate universes and concept art, this looks like it may be the one of most original things to come out of Dark Horse in years. Having the actual concept artists along for the ride can’t hurt either.
Obi-Wan Kenobi is in hiding, mourning the loss of his fellow Jedi, and devastated by the betrayal of his former Padawan. He has been tasked to watch over and protect a young child who may hold the key to the galaxy’s salvation.
But when Obi-Wan finds out that a former Jedi apprentice has survived, he must make a painful decision: whether to stay on Tatooine to preserve the future of the Jedi, or voyage into the heart of the Empire on one last desperate mission.
“After the first batch we were all exhausted, and we were starting to move on to do other things,” explains the animator. “And then all of a sudden we were contacted that they wanted to do another batch. And I wasn’t really interested in doing another one because I thought, ‘Well, it’s really hard.’ And I thought more Clone Wars is not going to be as interesting. But then I met with George and he told me he wanted to do a story where it ties in exactly to the beginning of Episode III, and that got me excited because it seemed like it’s really part of the mythology, and it’s coming from George himself — that he respected [Clone Wars] so much that he wanted us to tell the story of the scroll from Episode III.”
If there’s one thing that Episode 3 previews have taught us, it’s that fashion moves at a snail’s pace in the galaxy far, far away. This happens to explain something that’s been bothering EU fans since Union:
What the hell is up with Luke’s hair?
Finally, we have an answer! It may be more than a decade after Return of the Jedi, but GFFA fashion is still on 1987: