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There is one thing in this story that is based on a very obscure bit of Legends material that I suspect people won’t spot. It’s so obscure that even long term Star Wars fans might not spot it and even then they probably won’t notice it until the end, because it’s a complete reimagining of a concept. I mean, to stress, it’s so obscure that I 100 percent don’t expect people to get what I’m building on. It’s just a good idea we’re giving a 21st century spin on. I expect readers to experience it just as this excellent thing that happens. -- Kieron Gillen

Date: 2017-05-22 07:40 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] reveen
Oh, right. That old Alan Moore comic.!

One of the things about Star Wars that's really rad, is just how much obscure old lore there is sitting around in Legends continuity. It's not like Warhammer where most of it is just another iteration of what you expect from the setting. There's a lot of weird and interesting ideas buried in the pile.

Date: 2017-05-23 02:38 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] q99
Yep, I caught it too. Gillen underestimates us ^^

Heck, from his "this is so obscure" spiel, it was even one of the ones that came to mind!

The Essential Guard to Warfare also expanded on the Terrible Glare order a bit, though that's old EU.

Date: 2017-05-23 02:49 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] scorntx
-Gillen underestimates us-

He was frankly asking for a kick in the ass on that one.

Date: 2017-05-23 02:59 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] q99

Heck, I'm mildly impressed that it's one that makes me go, 'yea, that's somewhat obscure,' but it's a good idea to never brag about knowing something so obscure that even long-term fans won't know.

Date: 2017-05-23 12:24 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ozaline
I'm kinda surprised it is one I read, I remember having a reprint of that that was put out in an anthology by Dark Horse... I remember thinking th strangest part of that story was Moore was under the impression that an X-wing had room to practice using a lightsaber in.

Date: 2017-05-23 10:28 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] candescencearia
Wait, Alan Moore did a Star Wars comic?!

I think I need to look up Moore's list of works, he's way more prolific than I thought, because his name seems to keep popping up.

Date: 2017-05-23 02:02 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] wizardru
Moore's big work tends to overshadow his short-story material, but he did quite a bit of it. The interesting thing being is that some of his throwaway material keeps getting seized upon and then expanded. One of my favorite short things he did was a Clayface story where he's hiding out at a department store, where he has delusionally "married" a store mannequin and has set up a twisted 'household' there.

It's a brilliant story, where Clayface (III, technically), interprets "Helen's" frozen face and silence differently depending on his personal emotional state. And when the mannequin gets moved to the lingerie goes bad, fast.

Edited Date: 2017-05-23 02:15 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-05-23 01:55 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] tcampbell1000
Oh, boy! Another modern reuse of Alan Moore's ideas for him to enjoy!


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