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DARTH VADER STORYTIME

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Seen a lot of the old Dark Horse stuff posted here lately, thought I'd post some issues of the new Darth Vader series from Marvel, which I think is actually very, very good. Let's read and discuss!
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>>77936963
This is my first storytime, so let me know if I'm fucking it up somehow.
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>>77936963
i've been wanting to read these, so i'll be here for sure.
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Book acts as a sister storyline to the main Star Wars book by Jason Aaron. You don't have to read that to understand this one, though. They are crossing over now, unfortunately...
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>>77937039
Would you call yourself a SW fan, Anon?
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>>77937048
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>>77937134
Have to admit: was not a huge fan of the call back to ROTJ opening the series.
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>>77937085
he always did have a way with diplomacy
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>>77937145
On the other hand...
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>>77937168
I think the Dark Horse stuff and some of the old EU got pretty far away from what was recognizably SW.
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>>77937194
All the Marvel stuff so far has felt very of a piece with the OT.
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>>77937148
A lot of the book is Vader politicking (his version of politics, anyway). It's something we rarely saw and yet its very enjoyable.
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>>77937263
Flashback to Star Wars #1 incoming
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neato
thanks for the ST
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>>77937312
You're welcome!
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>>77937346
Haven't read this since it came out and I forgot how badly Sheev shames our Dark Lord protagonist...
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>>77937048
Yes and no. I'm of the generation that spent more formative years with Tie Fighter and Dark Forces than Prequels and Clone Wars, so Star Wars means a very different thing to me than what is actually "Star Wars."

>>77937210
Gillen somehow reconciles the Anakin of the prequels with the Vader of the OT in the voice he gives the character. I love it. It actually feels like he's adding to Star Wars, whereas Aaron's book feels like pure fanservice.
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>>77937462
Agreed. I want so badly to like "Star Wars," and while it gets the characters mostly right (except for how Chewie keeps getting his ass kicked for some reason), the plot is a means to stage fan-service-y setpieces.
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>>77937553
Best moment so far in any of the Marvel SW comics, for my $
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>>77937553
rude
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>>77937614
Vader and the dead raiders splash page, I mean.
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>>77937636
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>>77937553
>Murdered a bunch of other Tuskens just to pass the time

Good ol' Vader.
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>>77937636
>goodbye!

Good manners while dying, nice.
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>>77937691
Bureaucrats make the best villains for anti-heroes
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>>77937729
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>>77937691
man the stones on some of these generals or whatever are pretty good
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>>77937773
BIG! I mean big
not good
that would be gay

big stones
not like, good or shapely or whatever
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>>77938032
that last panel is great
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>>77938097
Time for maybe the most important contribution to the IP by Marvel so far...Dr. Aphra.
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>>77938126
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>>77938126
qtpi
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>>77938126
Blech, it's meme waifu.
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>>77938372
I'm mostly down with Aphra since she has a weird Vader-inspired deathwish. If she was just a hot adventurer with loose morals, I'd be far less on board.
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>>77936963
Between all of the ones that are out right now, which are the best? I want to know.

>Star Wars
>Darth Vader
>Kanan
>Princess Leia
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>>77938484
Psycho 3PO and weapon R2 shouldn't work, but they mostly do.
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>>77938489
I don't think any are bad, per se. I've read an issue or two of Kanan and they seemed well-done, especially if you're into the Rebels cartoon (I haven't seen it, so I have no context for him as an adult and am generally less interested).

I'm storytiming Vader because I think it's excellent. The main title had a good first arc, but I think #'s 8-12 were quite bad, actually.

Princess Leia has art by the Dodsons, so I never considered reading it....
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>>77938484
It's like HK being back with us. Like a Christmas miracle!
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>>77938556
Main problem with the SW books is that Marvel's greed wouldn't even let them finish a whole year's worth of stories before making the main books (SW and Vader) crossover.
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>>77938587
Think of it this way: Gillen wasn't even allowed to write his OC's for ten issues before having to hand them off to Aaron. Marvel doesn't let creators just do their books without interference form the rest of the line. Main reason for tripidation going forward, because except for some janky fanservice from Aaron, Marvel's SW books have been very high quality and with only the best talent attached.
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>>77938607
Man, these Captcha's are getting me down. Storytiming is a slog. You guys still reading, though? If the force is with us, Vader will continue.
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>>77938629
You can switch over to the legacy captchas, they are way easier imo
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>>77938629
Had a shitty day and this is the highlight. Know that at least one anon is reading along with you.
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>>77938629
Okay, I really like #4, so I'll post it and check after.
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>>77938670
Thanks gang. The show will go on. Legacy, huh? How do I manage that, Anon?
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>>77938721
Gillen does really amazing work with Prequel material...
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>>77938697
Click on Settings on the bottom right or top left of the site. Then under Quotes & Replying, check the Legacy CAPTCHA box
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OP, I just wanna say thanks for dumping, it's a fun read.
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>>77938733
Sadly didn't work, Anon.
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>>77938833
You're right, I'd much rather type, but I kept getting an "incorrect" response, no matter what I typed (or maybe I'm just mentally challenged).
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>>77938833
What do you mean 'it didn't work'? If you still get the new Captcha (where you have to select images) try refreshing
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>>77938831
Thanks, Anon. It's a terrific book.
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>>77938872
I'm typing in the Captcha correctly and I'm getting a message saying the response is not correct.
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>>77938901
It's okay. I'll keep going anyway.
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>>77938901
>I'm typing in the Captcha correctly and I'm getting a message saying the response is not correct.
Ah yeah can't really help you with that :/
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>>77938956
No worries. Thanks for the assist anyway.
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>>77938972
Any EU people know if the Genoshans were always portryaed outside AOTC as having a Queen a la ants/Xenos? I dig the weirdness, but it's interesting to see just how much of the new EU is actually a think veil over the old.
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>>77938489
I've only read Darth Vader and Kanan, and I like both of those.

I've also been following the Vader Down crossover thing.
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Thanks OP!
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>>77938559
Just wait until that IG droid shows up with HK's speech pattern.

That made me do some double takes the first time I saw it.
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>>77939135
Here's where things get a lil out there, IMO. Gillen manages to ground everything enough in the SW lore to make it work, but it's all very biopunk.
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>>77939165
Biopunk stuff showed up a lot in the EU that got tossed out I think.

The new Star Wars stuff from the past few years has slowly been pulling in more stuff from the old EU.

Recently Rebels reintroduced the Interdictor-class Star Destroyers which are pretty much necessary if we're to believe the Empire can keep rebel ships from escaping during the battle of Endor.
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I like homicidal Triple 0 and BT-1.
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>>77939365
I'm sorry that I coulnd't post page 15...kept saying an image was embedded in the file. No clue.
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>>77938346
Is she supposed to be Space Indiana Jones?
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>>77938556
I don't really like Rebels. Season 1 was solid in story but season 2 goes from good to shit too much. More episodes means more filler I guess. While I find Kanan an annoying character I like his younger personality in the comic more. And it's technically more clone wars and I can't argue with that.

It very rarely shows the present with the other rebels characters so it's a fresh story that moves away from the OT which all the other comics are fixated on.

Looking forward to Obi&Ani in Jan. Shame it's only a miniseries :(
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>>77939395
More or less.
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I enjoy this. Keep it up OP
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>>77939490
Sure thing, Anon. Glad you're enjoying.
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>>77937148
Fuck you.
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>>77939476
I wonder in what ways Vader will kill all of his rivals.

This one is probably being set up for being picked off at the end of Vader Down somehow.
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>>77939590
Here we go...
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>>77939607
Gillen's execution in this scene is so economical and effective. He's a master of the form.
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>>77937048
Nope, not even a little bit.
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>>77939607
Drawing the actors' faces from the movies always comes out weird in these series.

The Kanan series seems to have better art than some of the other series since there are no faces to re-draw of real life people.
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>>77939651
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>>77937048
I enjoy SW, but I wouldn't concider myself a fan of it.
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>>77939685
Okay everyone. The lady has returned home and I must retire. I'll do 7-12 tomorrow if Anons are into it. Have a good night everyone.
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>>77939665
>that fucking face
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>>77939685
Best Vader scene in all the comics so far!
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>>77939708
May the Force be with you, OP. Always
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>>77939659
Depa has an actress, but in Kanan she looks a lot younger for some reason.
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>>77939708
Thanks OP, t'was a nice storytime.
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>>77939752
She never had much prominence in the films, so there's no reason to trace her face for the comics.
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>>77939659
They're tracing over 3d models
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>>77939200

Chitari?
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>>77937048
Every time I hear the Imperial march every hair on my body stands on its end.
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>>77939708
Thanks again. May the force be with you.
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>>77939685
Is it weird that I actually got shivers?
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>>77939001
>Any EU people know if the Genoshans were always portryaed outside AOTC as having a Queen a la ants/Xenos

That is from TCW and probably something Lucas himself personally put in there.
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>>77939912
It'd be weird if you didn't. It's honestly a chilling scene. It's the exact moment Vader goes from Whiny Anakin Bitch to Empire's Darth Vader of Supreme Asskicking.
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>>77939001
>>77939954
Yeah, TCWs had an arc about them retaking Geonosis since the queen can stick larva into other living things' brains and control them like meat puppets.

Once they found out about that, they didn't lose the planet a second time.
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>>77938489
Lando is far-and-away the best story in the new Marvel books.
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>>77938629
>muh legs feels
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Thanks, OP, been meaning to read this one.
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>>77939367
Evil R2D2 and C3P0 best comedy duo.
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>>77938394
I love her weirdly almost sexual Vader death lust
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>>77940155
>I was bluffing
>FOR YOUR WHOLE LIFE!
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>>77939665
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>>77937048
I was more of a fan of the comics and the originals than the games and the novels but yes.
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>>77939597
Vader will kill him in combat and then blame Luke for it.
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>>77937462
shit yeah tie fighter and dark forces. you've taste and are my kind of star wars fan.
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>>77938489
Honestly I've only picked up Star Wars both issues #1 & #2 and I really liked both of them. The story begins just a few hours after the deathstar blowing up.

My brother bought the first issue for Darth Vader and we both enjoyed it. As you can see it's very entertaining
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>>77942033
Eh? No it doesn't.

Princess Leia picks up a few hours after the Death Star blows up. Star Wars is set at least a few months afterward, with smaller tie-in novels in between.
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>>77938972
best reference/callback
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>>77939413
i can't get into rebels art style and characters seem pretty shit in comparison to clone wars. also those lightsaber designs are deplorable.
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>>77942235
>deplorable

They literally went and found the original ANH lightsaber designer to get it exactly how it was in ANH.
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>>77939665
It really bugs me that the first panel is traced from ROTS
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>>77942298
like the weird rapier designs? tonally they do not mesh well with the rest of the series.
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>>77942362
Do you seriously not remember how they were in ANH? That is exactly how they looked there.

I've been trying to find that youtube video where they show exactly how they hunted down the original ANH designer just to get the effect exactly right.
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>>77942385
sorry. not the blade itself, but i meant an emphasis on the the hilts(?), with ezra and the inquisitor's lightsabers in particular. they look awful.
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>>77937691
>Talking shit about my boy Tarkin
Get fucked Tagge
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>>77942448
>the hilts

I have never heard this complaint before.
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>>77939708
Thank you for everything OP
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>>77942060
Really? She was with them the whole time in issue #1 and i remember them talking about how they had just gotten out of destroying the death star and already had to go to another battle. But maybe im mixing them up. Still fairly entertaining
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>>77941526
Maybe.

Though his death happening at the hands of the rebel army seems equally likely just to show the gap between him and Vader.
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>>77936963
>which I think is actually very, very good. Let's read and discuss!
You should read Kanan
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>>77938607
There should have been a bit with

>Hm, you've already explored clones as an option?
>Clones can be...compromised.
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>>77937048
To a degree, but mostly because of the space battles. Honestly, the sudden focus on Jedi has always been an issue with me. Give me a nice B-Wing or bounty hunter, and I'll be cool.
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>>77937048
Honestly? I like it but I'm not really in love with it the way everyone else seems to be.

The high point of Star Wars was Gennedy Tartakovsky's Clone Wars series imo. And I *guess* the OT as well.
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>>77939476

Ackbar-Grievous? Holy shit!
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>>77937048
it's one of the thousands of stories I've learned and liked.

If I seem to read more Star Wars compared to say Punisher or Gundam it's because of the sheer enormity of the Star Wars franchise.
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>>77946495
>high point of Star Wars was Gennedy Tartakovsky's Clone Wars series

Not really. Don't get me wrong, I love his series, but it wasn't really a "high point" for Star Wars. It doesn't mesh at all with Star Wars's style and is more like Samurai Jack with a Star Wars skin on it.

The films and the CGI TCW series are much better than his series.
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>>77937553

> A pretty clever call back to episode 2

That wasn't expected, but it was done pretty tastefully
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>>77938440
heh
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>>77937824
Gotcha anon, no homo.

Lol.
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>>77938697
damn this is comfy, written it's like an SWTOR quest
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OP here. If you enjoyed the storytime, I'm about to finish up the next arc over here: >>77947091
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>>77939200
Harley x Metabarons
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>>77939590
... does Fett know?
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Lovely, thanks OP
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>>77938126
>JUST
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>>77939395
Isn't that Han Solo?
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>>77937512
I fucking love the notion of Fett with an evil Wookie like some kind of negative universe Han. It's goofy but I still really like it.
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>>77937048
I guess, yeah. I love movies, I love games, Jedi Knight series was my jam. But I never was like one of those fanboys who dress like Luke Skywalker and swing with green dildos. Like, you know, I liked Star Wars things because they were good, not because I like Star Wars. But those good things made me like Star Wars, like, you dig, dude?
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>>77939685
I believe this scene was in Star Wars ongoing as well.

And you just know Aaron didn't write it, he can't write good dramatic moments for shit.
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>>77939521
Chris Pratt?
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>>77938394
Vader is such an amazing negotiator.
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