On the Dark Horse boards, Randy Stradley shares a new cover (by Adam Hughes) and the content list for Luke Skywalker: Last Hope for the Galaxy. It’s a pretty nice selection, and looks to include some of Marvel’s Shira Brie/Lumiya arc and a bit from Dark Horse’s only NJO-era comic, the Chewbacca mini-series. See the full list under the cut. Continue reading “New cover, content list for Luke Skywalker omnibus”
EU newsbits: Blueprints, comics
- Reference: Rebelscum has a new cover for DK’s Star Wars Blueprints: The Ultimate Collection. The DK listing still shows another version.
- Upcoming: On the Dark Horse boards, Randy Stradley has revealed the complete contents of the The Ultimate Star Wars Graphic Novel Collection.
- Preview: Dark Times #12/Vector part 6.
EU newsbits: Graphic novels, KOTOR, miniatures
- Upcoming: ‘The Ultimate Star Wars Graphic Novel Collection’ has been spotted on several of the boards… Dark Horse editor Randy Stradley gave a few details over at their message boards. The gist? “Our existing comics readers are not the target audience for these books.”
- Preview: Knights of the Old Republic #30
- Gaming: Rebelscum has pictures of some of the Legacy of the Force miniatures.
New Dark Horse editor’s letter sheds light on staffing changes, The Clone Wars, TFU offerings
Randy Stradley updates fans on what’s going on at the comic licensee in the latest From the Editor. As previously reported on their boards, editor Jeremy Barlow has moved on to freelance writing – and Stradley implies that he’s working on something that we’ll here about “in a future Zone.” Dave Marshall has stepped in to fill the gap, and Ms. Freddye Lins is replacing him as assistant editor.
Meanwhile, we learn that a The Force Unleashed graphic novel is coming in August, and Dark Horse will be serving The Clone Wars with a quarterly digest and monthly comic series. And of course, it wouldn’t be complete without a mention of the upcoming uber-digest Luke Skywalker, Last Hope for the Galaxy.
Randy Stradley speaks: Dark Times and Rebellion to take a break for The Clone Wars
Fanforce Portugal has an interview with Dark Horse’s Randy Stradley, grand poobah of their Star Wars line. Revealed: Dark Times and Rebellion are going on hiatus after Vector for the two The Clone Wars tie-ins, one a standard comic and the other one in the Clone Wars Adventures digest. (Knights of the Old Republic and Legacy will remain.) He also talks about the rest of the line, fan feedback, and Chewbacca’s death.
Dark Horse plotting “super-deluxe volume”
Look out: Dark Horse has something hefty in store for the holiday season. Literally hefty. So sayth Randy Stradley on their boards:
Start saving your money now, because we’re about to announce a $100, 800-page, super-deluxe volume in time for Christmas this year. It won’t be a limited edition, so there should be plenty to go around…
No, I’m not joking. For once.
What could it be? The most plausible speculation on TFN seems to be some sort of Clone Wars omnibus, to tie in with the TV series. But it looks like we won’t have to wait long to find out.
Get on track with Vector
Newsarama has been catching up with the Dark Horse folks to talk about the upcoming crossover Vector. First up, editor Randy Stradley (and a peek at another cover) and then creators John Jackson Miller, John Ostrander and Jan Duursema. Interesting factoid: They’ve been laying the groundwork for the crossover for a while now. Intrigue!
No comic news is good comic news
Randy Stradley: Don’t expect any big Star Wars announcements from Dark Horse this year. That’s cool. We’re mostly just hoping the books show up on time.
Stradley takes on Clone Wars
In a MySpace entry on writing comics, Randy Stradley of Dark Horse reveals that he’s scripted an episode of the animated Clone Wars series.
By way of contrast, last year I had the opportunity to write an episode of Lucas Animation’s upcoming Clone Wars TV series. It was an interesting experience, and it came with a substantially better pay day than a comparable amount of work in comics. I wrote an outline (based on a synopsis provided to me), then rewrote the outline based on notes received from the producer, director, and head writer. Once that was approved, I wrote a script. Again, after a round of notes, I rewrote the script. At that point, my involvement with the script ended, but based on various production concerns (the expense in animating certain sequences, or changes in direction of the series as a whole made after my participation), my script was rewritten by other writers a number of times. I’m told that there is still one scene in the episode that is more or less as I wrote it.
Now, based on what I’ve seen of the show, I doubt very much that I will be disappointed with the quality of “my” episode (heck, I’m sure it will make me look better than I deserve), but I can’t deny that there’s a part of me that wishes I had more control. In comics, I would.
Stradley’s blog as a whole has a lot of interesting insight on comics and writings. Check it out!
The future of SW comics is… fairly vague
Jeremy Barlow and Randy Stradley talk Star Wars comics at Comic Book Resources:
With the vision and dedication these men have to making the Star Wars comics better and better, fans can look forward to greater character development, more exciting storylines and perhaps even a few surprises.