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Now you know that I have my little... quirks, but I do like me some cute of a weekend, and this hits the spot...

I found a copy of this new book in my local comic shop, HAD to buy it (despite the fact it was the only one that they had in and I think the owner wanted to read it himself, and I wanted to share it because it is AWESOME!

It's called

(If you thought "Batman and Sons" was the a humorous take on the most stressed father/son dynamic out there, think again...)

Simply a collection of one page gags featuring a refreshingly light take on the father/son dynamic at the core of George Lucas magnum opus...

Essentially.. "What if... Darth Vader raised Luke like a good father would"

No commentary needed on any of these, so I'll shut up now...

Oh, and fear not, Leia does make an appearance....

And there are 64 pages like this in the book!

If you never take heed of my recommendations again, please take it this time, you NEED this book! :)

Date: 2012-04-14 11:09 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mrstatham
Well, in Empire, Yoda does the whole 'no, there is another' thing in response to Ben's 'that boy was our only hope' line, which basically hinted at another Jedi or potential Jedi, and given the setup Lucas forced on himself - that the Jedi have basically been exterminated save for Kenobi, Yoda, and Luke - another Skywalker sibling was the logical choice, and it was in the gameplan for Lucas' larger saga, until he cut it down to existing size.

I'm not saying, by any stretch, Leia was always meant to be said sister. She got lumped into that role because Lucas condensed the story down. Which, you know, makes ZERO sense in the light of Episode III, because Bail Organa, prominent Republic senator, gets a kid out of nowhere (Maybe Alderaanians(?) just pop their kids out immediately, no long, obvious pregnancy?), and neither the Emperor or Vader would maybe have an inkling that prominent young Princess Leia is NOT Organa's actual daughter? In the twenty years or so (it seems) that it actually takes the Emperor to properly dismantle the Republic, judging from dialogue in Hope?

I mean, I love Jedi more than Hope to a certain degree, but people accuse Lucas of screwing up the saga with the prequels, and yet the plotholes were descending even back then.

Date: 2012-04-14 03:30 pm (UTC)
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Oh and IMHO any suggestion that the Empire was remotely competent was sort of blown out of the water by having Luke raised on the family homestead on his father's homeworld, using his fathers surname, by his adoptive uncle and aunt, and knowing that he was the son of Anakin Skywalker, which is what he'd tell anyone who asked him.

Well, Tattooine was a fairly remote location and not exactly a major part of either the Empire or Republic. It's also a very rustic frontier world so I'm doubtful the planet has comprehensive identification for all of it's population. Even if they did, considering the scale of the galactic bureaucracy (they need a whole planet for it!) I could easily see that bit of minuscule data being lost in the shuffle.

Plus, the only two people who might actually care about these kids are Vader and Palpatine, and maybe Palpatine had assumed Padme and the kids had died at Vader's hand. It wasn't until Luke blows up the Death Star does anyone even think they exist.

Of course, I do have this vision of the Imperial Security data analyst who compiles the dossier on Skywalker for Lord Vader, only to get a force choke for his troubles.


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