Friday, December 18, 2015

Speculation Spotlight: 7 Comics to Watch When The Force Awakens Revisited

Well, I did get to see The Force Awakens on December 17th.  I thought I'd revisit the 7 comics spotlighted and post what was learned.  If you don't want to be spoiled, please do not proceed with reading this.

Star Wars: Jedi - Mace Windu (February 2003)
1st comic appearance of Asajj Ventress

Star Wars: Jedi - Mace Windu

Asajj Ventress did not appear in the movie and Lupita Nyong'o did indeed play Maz Kanata.

Dark Empire II #5

We did get a Solo kid in the movie.  Kylo Ren is Ben Solo.  There is no chance Rey is Han and Leia's child.  Is Ben Solo enough for this comic's price to remain high?

Star Wars Tales #19

So, we got a Ben Solo instead of a Ben Skywalker.  It is also possible that Rey will end up being Luke Skywalker's daughter, although you have to wonder if that is the case why he could not have found a more hospitable planet in the Republic for her.  The story about retrieving Darth Vader's lightsaber makes this one the most interesting comic on this list.

Star Wars Tales #23c - Dark Horse Comics, U.S. (May 2005)
1st comic appearance of Darth Revan

Star Wars Tales #23

Kylo Ren is not Darth Revan.  In fact, Kylo is a member of the Knights of Ren and that group is the source of the surname he adopts.  So, while this comic is interesting for the close visuals of Kylo Ren and Darth Revan, there is no other link between this comic and the movie.

Chewbacca #1

Chewbacca did not die in the movie.  In fact, his character received much needed attention that he was not afforded in the original trilogy.  The character who does die is Han Solo, killed by his son who has renounced his birth name.

Star Wars: Dark Empire #3a - Dark Horse Comics, U.S. (April 1992)
Luke joins the Dark Side

Dark Empire #3

The reason for Luke Skywalker's absence from the movie has more to do with Ben Solo's crossover to the Dark Side than Luke's fall.

Tag & Bink: Revenge of the Clone Menace

We do know that Leia and Han know about Supreme Leader Snoke.  The visuals for the character in the movie are nothing like Darth Plagueis in the Expanded Universe, but that does not necessarily discount Snoke being Darth Plagueis since the Expanded Universe is no longer considered canon.  Unfortunately, we will not know until a future movie if this rumor turns out to be true or not.

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