Rebelscum points towards a new magazine, License!, which is doing some features on Star Wars. Alas, they get off to not-so-great start on their publishing feature (warning: PDF download) with the above misspelling. Did their web staff bypass the copy editors, perhaps?
Elsewhere in the article, they do mention something I haven’t heard of before:
A collectible limited-edition, six volume set, entitled Star Wars; Frames will debut in fall 2008. Overseen personally by George Lucas, and available exclusively through Sideshow Collectibles and limited to 950 numbered copies, the suggested retail will be $1,999 for each mammoth set.
And in the final paragraph, a hint at continued relations with Random House, of which both Del Rey and Bantam are imprints:
What’s next for the Star Wars empire? Roeder says, “We’re looking at the ‘Legacy of the Forceful’ next year with the ninth book and we’re talking to Random House about what the next series will be.
Legacy of the Forceful? Umm….
RebelScum has pictures of several of the new comic packs, including HttE Luke and Mara, Infinities Leia and Vader, and A’Sharad Hett and Dark Woman.
Suddenly I feel way less guilty about not looking too hard for these figures. The fug is strong with them…
John Campea of The Movie Blog begs George Lucas to make the Thrawn trilogy into movies. Yeah, cause that would totally work.
Look, I love those books. They’re one of the things that really got me into Star Wars fandom. But I just can’t see them as movies. They work great for what they are – novels.
Thoughts? (Note: If anyone starts a ‘casting’ discussion I will shot them on sight. I hate those kind of discussions the way some people hate Jar Jar Binks.)
Rebelscum has a scan from Lee’s Toy Review #175 featuring several figures based on comic books: Vader and Leia from Infinities: A New Hope, Dark Woman & A’sharad Hett from Republic and Mara and Luke from the Heir to the Empire comic adaption. No longer will Mara fans have to depend on eBay for a figure, though I’m actually kind of digging the Dark Woman…
This week’s featured filk is inspired by events in the Heir to the Empire trilogy, the book series that brought a group of online fans together and resulted in the inception of Club Jade. I Wanna Clone Your Hand by Echo was one of Club Jade’s first filks, and remains a classic. Every now and then, one finds a song and matching parody idea just begging to be filked, and I have to imagine this was one of those times. I’m not sure what I find more amusing: the clever twist on the original Beatles lyrics, or the mental image of Joruus C’Boath singing them!
Cinematical’s Mark Beall talks ‘extended’ universe. He wants an X-Wing TV series. And no KJA. And lots of Zahn. Can’t argue too much with that. Okay, it’s a typical fanboy wishlist, but one I mostly agree with.
However, the fangirl in me is compelled to point out that the proper term is Expanded Universe. Extended just makes me think of this. Which may, depending on your point of view, be rather apt…
This week’s featured filk is a classic from one of Club Jade’s earliest and most prolific filkers, Echo. Inspired by the events in Tim Zahn’s “The Last Command”, I Wanna Clone Your Hand is sung to Luke by the crazy clone Jedi Master C’Baoth.
Read more from Echo’s body of work in the archive here.