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icon_uk ([personal profile] icon_uk) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2012-04-14 12:03 am

Starting the weekend with some very cute Star Wars

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! :)
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[personal profile] leia_solo 2012-04-14 12:15 am (UTC)(link)
I was scrolling down complaining about the fact that I didn't see Leia and there she is! People always forget about lovely Leia. I will so be buying this book, it's just too cute!
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[personal profile] leia_solo 2012-04-14 12:33 am (UTC)(link)
I do think Lucas should have focused on Leia a bit more in ROTJ, but I just don't like the fact that most people forget Luke has a sister. But that's just a personal peeve of me XD

Leia's a Skywalker too dammit!
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[personal profile] shadowpsykie 2012-04-14 03:46 am (UTC)(link)
the EU does a good job of fleshing out Leia, she is my favorite character in the books, next to Jaina
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[personal profile] leia_solo 2012-04-14 11:17 am (UTC)(link)
She's part of the reason, I've started to read more of the EU!
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[personal profile] shadowpsykie 2012-04-14 03:37 pm (UTC)(link)
she really starts to shine during the Vong Series. she gets fed up with politics and decides to become a full fledged knight. (they actually think she is on the fast track to master) if you think about, besides being Luke's sister, she used the force in its more subtle ways in her career as a politician. so she got all the "fine motor skills" of the force mastered already... and she fights like a Barabel. :D

I love Leia :D
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[personal profile] leia_solo 2012-04-14 05:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Ooh I'll have to pick them up. I want to see Leia kick some ass!
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[personal profile] darkblade 2012-04-15 03:16 am (UTC)(link)
People remember she's his sister...when they want to make incest jokes.
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[personal profile] mrstatham 2012-04-14 10:38 am (UTC)(link)
The thing is, that was part Lucas wanting to put the saga to bed (until he realised he couldn't do anything else), and partly a result of him putting the saga to bed, because everything got condensed down pretty severely. It was pretty clear Luke was meant to have a sister, but the reveal of her being his sister kind-of flies in the face of the teasing moments Lucas had in Hope and Empire, where he kind-of suggested things but we eventually got Han/Leia.

Which is why we get the nonsense 'I've always known' dialogue in Jedi, which makes about as much sense as Ben's 'points of view' monologue.
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[personal profile] mrstatham 2012-04-14 11:09 am (UTC)(link)
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.
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[personal profile] his_spiffynesss 2012-04-14 03:30 pm (UTC)(link)
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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[personal profile] mrstatham 2012-04-14 10:35 am (UTC)(link)
The creator of the book has said that Leia only makes that small appearance in this volume - but if this book is successful, then it's very likely that he would do a book about her.
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[personal profile] leia_solo 2012-04-14 11:15 am (UTC)(link)
Ah that's nice to know! I'm planning on pre-ordering this one because it looks so cute. Honestly I love all the Skywalkers haha.
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[personal profile] mrstatham 2012-04-14 11:21 am (UTC)(link)
I think the more support this book gets, the more likely we are to have a Vader and Daughter sequel - although the fact Lucas endorses this alone could be enough to get a sequel down.

I really want to see stuff like Vader at a tea party, maybe, begrudgingly going along with it.