EUbits, arty scoundrel edition: Han, Chewie, Lando and Cade

Visions. So I haven’t been unimpressed with the peeks we’ve had of this ‘mystery’ book so far, but I wasn’t really blown away until Raymond Swanland’s ‘Shadows of Tatooine’ appeared today. It may not be ‘The Death of General Wolfe’ pastiche I so greatly desire, but: WANT.

Fate of the Jedi. Why hello there! Get your first look at Lando on the back cover of Allies.

Comics: io9 has the preview for Legacy #46.

EUbits: John Jackson Miller is everywhere, Crosscurrent is a hit, Dan Wallace gets interviewed, and comics

lostribe3Lost Tribe of the Sith returns with ‘Paragon’. (The excerpt from Allston’s Fate of the Jedi: Backlash starts on page 37.) Meanwhile, Old Republic go-to guy John Jackson Miller talks a bit about Knight Errant on his blog… Where he’ll be counting down to the Knights of the Old Republic finale on his blog.

Crosscurrent: Paul S. Kemp’s Star Wars debut is an official bestseller: It’s on the New York Times list at #10 and Publishers Weekly at #8. All this and two more reviews: Graeme’s Fantasy Book Review and Jawas Read Too.

Interview: The lovely and talented Mandy of TFN explores the GFFA with the amusing and knowledgeable Daniel Wallace.

Comics: Legacy was Day 37 of CBR’s Year of Cool Comics. Or, since I’m fairly sure y’all already know about Legacy, head over to Dark Horse for previews of issue #45 and Knights of the Old Republic #50.

Reviews of ‘The Mandalore Plot’ a columnist plot?

For last week’s episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, it seems from the reader comments to our review that ‘The Mandalore Plot’ is really ‘We Demand-more Plot’ or more something. Here’s what other online reviewers have to say:

  • The Star Wars Prequel Appreciation Society picks up on the Obi-wan/Satine rawr moments, and points out that Vizsla comes from the Cobra school of villainy.
  • Television Zombies gives it 4 out of 5 sabers, liking sort of flirty Obi-wan, and makes a BSG reference but doesn’t acknowledge the EU revision.
  • TheForce.net liked having all the new elements: new world, new conflict, new characters, and especially the dynamic between Satine and Obi-wan, but has some nitpicks about the Duchess, and discusses a lot of Mando continuity issues.
  • MTV Movies Blog‘s reviewer called it an “entertaining piece of fiction” that brought a smile to his face, even with the heavy changes to the EU.
  • Dauntless Media gives it a B, liking the exceptional visuals, but feeling the plot a bit questionable and poorly paced.
  • Big Shiny Robot liked it but found the ending lacking, and points out the EU shockwaves – prompting a reader to leave an rambling comment.
  • Pendragon’s Post points out the coolness of seeing Mandos in action but also picks up on the racial disparity between the Fetts and the ‘Plot’ Mandos.

We’ll see how Obi-wan and the woman he once loved fare in the continuing storyline, in tonight’s ‘Voyage of Temptation,’ when Anakin learns that his mentor has a love life. On the official site, series writer Henry Gilroy looks at Obi-Wan, Satine, Jedi romance, and differing ideals. Meanwhile, Dave Filoni talks to the Insider about bringing in the Mandalorians. Seriously, shouldn’t ‘Voyage of Temptation’ that be the title of a FOX or VH1 reality show on a cruise ship?