Entertainment Weekly has placed Han Solo at #7 on their list of the 20 all-time coolest heroes in pop culture. And he’s not even the only Harrison Ford character on it; Indiana Jones makes #2, beat out only by James Bond. The ladies are no slouches, either: Ellen Ripley is #5 and Buffy is #8, with Foxy Brown, Nancy Drew, and Sydney Bristow also making appearances.
UPDATE: Jezebel is annoyed that there weren’t more women on the list. Can’t really blame them there!
Han and Leia by Steph Swanger takes the Gone With the Wind pose back to the source. (I figure since in past years I’ve tormented you with twincest, photoshoppery, and Law & Order, it wouldn’t hurt to go traditional. Just this once.)
Looking for more holiday stuff? StarWars.com rounds up their offerings.
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Rounding off the con, io9 has gathered their favorite NYCC costumes, including several Star Wars folks and an entire section devoted to Jayne hats. (Photo by Ellen Wright.)
Scrap the Maker? The relaunched Sci-Fi Wire (now in blog form!) has come up with nine reasons for George Lucas to retire already. Cinematical then made a poll out of it, and ‘yes, please’ is winning. Your thoughts? I honestly don’t care all that much as long as he sticks to the prequel/intertrilogy era.
Andy Helms has embarked on an illustration product to draw a Dude A Day, last year, and several Star Wars characters showed up in November. (via)
Han Solo’s illegitimate daughter (maybe,) Danielle Kieran. Proving, if nothing else, that Harrison Ford would not look all that great in drag.
Holiday Special week fallout: Han Solo’s little-known furry roots glommed on by internets, many bad jokes (and debate?!?) ensue.
Better a Wookiee than a Selonian, I guess. (We’ll leave them to Corran.)