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5.0 out of 5 stars amazing read
you cant beat a great starwars novel, only when you have the omnibuses you can, these are great tales to fill in the gaps in the SW universe and beyond
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3.0 out of 5 stars Intruiging ideas marred by a juvenile hero-worship approach
This review may not be for everyone. I say that because as a huge fan of the Star Wars films, but only a recent convert to graphic novels, I was perfectly prepared to judge this simply on whether the stories were well written and exciting, and whether they lived up to the Star Wars cannon.
They don't.
While the characters in the films were imbued with a degree...
Published on 8 Aug 2011 by Benminx


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5.0 out of 5 stars amazing read, 2 July 2014
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This review is from: At War with the Empire, Volume 1 (Star Wars Omnibus) (Paperback)
you cant beat a great starwars novel, only when you have the omnibuses you can, these are great tales to fill in the gaps in the SW universe and beyond
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3.0 out of 5 stars Intruiging ideas marred by a juvenile hero-worship approach, 8 Aug 2011
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This review may not be for everyone. I say that because as a huge fan of the Star Wars films, but only a recent convert to graphic novels, I was perfectly prepared to judge this simply on whether the stories were well written and exciting, and whether they lived up to the Star Wars cannon.
They don't.
While the characters in the films were imbued with a degree of complexity, and conflicting emotions, here their behaviour tends to boil down into facile, childish one-dimensional characters; Vader's the ultimate bad-ass, Leia must be overly passionate and impulsive. The Emperor is Evil. Luke is a yearning simpleton of good nature.
I realise there's only so much depth that can be put into a graphic novel, but if even an Iron-man graphic novel can be made to seem complex, why can't some of the best loved characters in sci-fi???
Some of the behaviour is patently absurd too: Vader's supposed to be universally feared and yet astounding numbers of people seem willing to risk trying to kill him. ("Let's kill Vader!" seems to be the most common plot thread). A clueless socialite excitedly throws herself into battle with Leia and co. 'Cos after all, getting shot at is fun. It's all terribly childish, without any attempt at the wry cleverness or drama of the films.
The good news? There are some very impressive moments to leaven the disappointment. Some of the art is terrific. The first story, though patchy, features some enjoyably distinctive villains, and sweeps along in an exciting manner for most of its length.
It is enjoyable. It's just...juvenile. I wouldn't say "only for devoted Star Wars fans", as I am one, and I felt let down. However, I would say "only for graphic novel fans." This is because, weirdly, it's probably less annoying to regular readers of graphic novels who have adjusted to the style. That's not a slight to them - it's just to explain that they probably have more patience with the stylistic elements and tone that I found annoying.
It is good, and it is decent. It's just not necessarily for everyone.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 5 Oct 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love it, 25 April 2013
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The book arrived sooner than expected and in perfect conditions. I'm really happy with the purchase. The service was 5 * Thanks!
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