It’s the holiday season and as it turns out, Shenani-Girl has a little bit of time on her hands to answer your questions. Whether they’re about comics, life, movies, various geekery or other things, get your questions into Shenanigans for a brand-new Dear Abby style column that’ll be up as frequently as our podcasting superhero can handle. You can send in your questions to stephaniecooke@talkingcomicbooks.com or via Shenani-Girl’s Tumblr page (all responses from Tumblr will be posted on the site).

Shenani-Girl,

What is with the Star Wars Comic hate?

- Christian Støa

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Hey Christian,

Thanks for sending in your question. I don’t know if there’s any way to answer this on behalf of everyone at Talking Comics. I know there’s a lot of guffawing the titles that they come up with for the comics, but truthfully I don’t think any of the core TC crew have read the Star Wars comics, so it’s mainly just a dig at the various titles.

Again, I might be wrong but while the core crew like the Star Wars films, I don’t think any of us are really devoted fans to the franchise and subsequently, not that interested in checking out the comics.

However, from big fans of the Star Wars movies, I’ve heard that the comics actually do a pretty stellar job of being true to what made Star Wars such a big deal in the first place. That being said, if you have any recommendations for us as far as the Star Wars comics go, I’m sure we would be happy to give them a shot and report back on what we think


 

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Stephanie is [obviously] a comic book fan, but she also considers herself an avid gamer, movie watcher, lover of music, board games fan (although she doesn’t find nearly enough time for them…) and being snarky. Oh, and Twitter. Twitter’s a hobby, right? Stephanie is a purveyor of too many projects and outside of Talking Comics she’s done work for JoBlo.com, Agents of Geek, Word of the Nerd, C&G Magazine, Dork Shelf, Misfortune Cookie (her personal blog for words and pictures) and more. She also runs Toronto Geek Trivia in her home city and can be found helping out at other “geek” community things around there.

6 Responses

  1. Christian

    Thanks for taking a stab at my question. I figured it was a titling issue y’all were making fun of. Star Wars comics got me back into comics after 20 years of being gone from comics.

    I gotta say I buy every Star Wars comic that comes into my comic shop and I have not been disappointed with any of them. They do the series justice and add so much to the lore.

    As far as current runs with Star Wars comics, Hard Targets is pretty good, it is filled with spy and assassinations, but I think the best ones are the Dawn of the Jedi series, they are on the second grouping of issues, or second story, and it has been are great run. The best I have read from Star Wars has been Legacy, they are available in trades as are many of the titles.

    The great thing about the Star Wars runs is that they are short and typically available in trade after the comics run their course. I just picked up Tyrants Fist, which looks promising though I haven’t gotten to it in my stack of reads.

  2. Bob Reyer

    {Pardon me, Shenani-Girl, but would you please allow the Grey Guardian to take a swing at this one, too? Thanks!}

    Hello, Christian!

    As Shenani-Girl so correctly points out, we are all fans of the films, but to date, not the comics. For me personally, I love the original three films (well, two-and-a-half…right up to the Ewoks!), I’m just a bit tuckered out by 35 years of massive cross-marketing, is all, and my ennui may have spread to my team-mates, so my apologies. Thanks awfully for your recommendations, and I’ll alert my colleagues to pay even less attention to me than they do normally, and there-by be better citizens—“Truth, justice” and all that!

    The Grey Guardian
    {Keep ‘em flying, Shenani-Girl!}

    • Christian

      Thanks for replying. I have great respect for you and upon your recommendation took another stab at Fantastic Four, wow, thank you for guiding me there.

      I love Star Wars, but I didn’t see the original trilogy in theaters, the last one came out the year I was born.

      Like I said before it was SW comics that drew me back into comics, so they hold something special beyond just being Star Wars for me.

      Thanks for the reply. Great response. :)

    • Christian

      Also, a quick point. A great comic that I found was Planetoids, a fairly good read as well as great artwork.

      I love small label sci fi books, do you have any other recommendations for me. I am big on stories and good artwork comes second to that.

  3. Bob Reyer

    Christian,

    Before The Maestro (Steve) beats me to it, I’d heartily recommend the mini-series Girls by the Luna Brothers, which is available as a TPB. It has a “Twilight Zone” feel to it, and as with that classic show, as the mystery builds, so does your involvement with the characters and their situation. Saga by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples is high on all our lists, also.
    You could also do worse than finding reprints of the EC science fiction books from the Fifties, Weird Science, Weird Fantasy, and Incredible Science Fiction. They featured art by Wally Wood and Al Williamson, and adapted quite a few stories by Ray Bradbury! rrr

    • Christian

      Saga is on my pull list, it has been a great series and incredibly well written.

      I will look for Girls, what a play on words there.

      Thanks for the recommendations.

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