While we were drinking…

Here’s some of what’s been going on in the outside world.

Revenge of the Sith won two DVD awards. Also on the official site, November 2006 Comics.

Speaking of comics, don’t bother looking for Legacy #3 in stores. It was supposed to come out today (the schedule even said so until this morning) but it’s… not. Word on the boards is that last week’s books didn’t ship either. (I don’t know: I only buy Legacy.) Dark Horse isn’t the only one: Something is rotten in the comics industry.

“May the force be with you” tops online quote poll. And I don’t think TFN linked the poll, which means it might actually have won fair and square. Cool.

Some new Star Wars miniatures debuted at GenCon. The set includes a “Mystral” Shadow Guard, but unless they came with booze and/or naked men, I don’t think any of us noticed. Also, it seems they’re restarting the RPG.

Colleen Doran witnesses The Fan From Hell. I think we’ve found one that beats the Woodtick, folks.

Those damn Harry Potter plagiarists made it all the way up the fannish blog chain to John Scalzi. Twice.

Other stuff I would have blogged:
NASA has misplaced the original moon landing tapes. Our tax dollars at work!
Daniel Radcliffe is down with Harry Potter dying.
Crazy mofo has “temporary” Wolverine piercing. My hand hurts just looking at it.
Hayden Christensen making some movie.
Things writers have no control over. (Add to the list: Killing Chewbacca.)
The Top 8 Shows For SF Myth Busters.
11 Things in Fantasy/That I Don’t Promise Not to Use (or Keep Using) in My Writing and 6 More Things I Could do Without in Fantastic Literature & I don’t plan to use except to make fun of.

Legacy #0 out today

The preview issue of the controversial comic series that takes place 100 years into the future of Star Wars will be available in a comic store near you tomorrow for only 25 cents. The comic is written by by John Ostrander, with art by Jan Duursema, the folks behind the Republic series that had fanboys salivating.

At least, we can hope it comes out tomorrow, as #0 has been pushed back pretty much every week so far.

In any case, there’s a hefty article up on Newsarama for your perusal.

To further jog your memory, here’s our past coverage on Legacy: Letter from Randy Stradley / The Previews solicitation / Newsarama interviews Randy Stradley and Jan Duursema / The initial annoucement

Legacy #1 is due out the 21st.

More on the Legacy comic

Dark Horse Editor Randy Stradley wrote a bit on the upcoming comic series, including a first look at some of Cade Skywalker’s buddies who I assume to be the Deliah Blue and Jeriah mentioned. Cade himself looks a bit less Billy Idol/Rambo in this take, although he seems to have a bit of a Garfunkel hair problem. It’s up for grabs which of the Sith is this delightful Darth Talon fellow.

My buddy McEwok thinks Cade is looking a tad like the lead singer of Coldplay. Hmm. He actually looks kind of Solo-ish to me, but maybe it’s just the trench/gun combo. Or the nose. I can’t decide.

Two months to Legacy comic

Dark Horse is soliciting Legacy #0 in the new Previews. There’s nothing in the mag that we haven’t already seen, but this is a good time to get your local comic shop to put you on the hold list.

For those unfamiliar with the industry, Previews is the catalog for Diamond, the largest comic book distributor in North America. What’s solicited in Previews (usually) ships two months later. That means that comic shops are ordering for May 2006 now.