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This is all [personal profile] icon_uk's fault. If you don't enjoy this, blame him for posting New Mutants stuff. He started it.

A number of people point to this mini-series as one of the worst of all time. Personally, I find it cracky and fun, so that's why I'm sharing. Feel free to disagree. While most of this issue was setup, later issues will take a turn for the entertaining.

Remember that time Roberto and Warlock ran off to Manhattan and lived on the streets? )
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Released by Marvel Comics in April 1983, just a month before Return of the Jedi's release. Written by Mary Jo Duffy, drawn by Kerry Gammill and Tom Palmer.

The Star Wars Marvel series began with the comic adaption of the original film, and continued as a regular monthly, relating adventures of the gang in between the films, finally grinding to a halt a couple years after Jedi's release. Sales were down, and everyone pretty much felt like the Star Wars phenomenon was over (ho ho ho). It's now become one of the relics of the SW Expanded Universe, with a lot of its continuity largely ignored or forgotten, with a few major exceptions. This isn't surprising, as some of the early issues, under the auspices of old Roy Thomas, not only had some ridiculous ideas (the deluded would-be Jedi Don-Wan Kihotay and the legendary rabbit warrior Jaxxon) but were badly hurt by later changes in continuity (Luke/Leia romance was hinted at, and Jabba the Hutt was depicted as a bipedal, rodent-looking thing). But particularly after Empire, the stories, largely under Duffy's writing, took a much less "wacky" tone, concentrating on characterization and tight plotting, with arcs spread over several issues that tied the comics to the films.

I know you're to blame for this, Solo! And someday, somewhere, I'm gonna get you for it! )
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In response to a request from Shadowpsykie, here's Action Comics #662.

For the previous fifty years, the Superman mythos had a status quo of "Lois Lane loves Superman, but isn't too keen on his secret identity Clark Kent. Meanwhile, Superman loves Lois, but conceals his double life from her for various reasons." But with the reboot of the franchise after Crisis on Infinite Earths the relationships had slowly progressed, and by 1991, Lois had gotten over her Superman obsession enough to realize that she had feelings for Clark, and they got engaged.

Not a hoax, not a dream, not an imaginary story. )

It occurs to me that this kind of blocks off Silver Banshee's appearance in this issue; if at some future point someone's doing a character profile on SB, let me know and I'll trim a few pages at that point to make room.

Otherwise, your thoughts, comments, questions?

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char: Lois Lane
char: Silver Banshee
char: Superman/Clark Kent
creator: Bob McLeod
creator: Brett Breeding
creator: Kerry Gammill
creator: Roger Stern
publisher: DC Comics
title: Action Comics


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