Saga continues…(as it were)

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Photo May 18, 8 37 10 AMI admit here and now, I didn’t get on the Saga bandwagon initially. For a long time, even.  Because, I had a feeling it was just that…a bandwagon thing.  When the internets get all hot and bothered about a book, I tend to ignore it.  It’s just how I am.

But, that’s not to say I didn’t try it.  I bought the first trade shortly after it was released.  I didn’t get far, though.  I just couldn’t get into it.

It’s just how I am.

After months of relentless bothering from friends and the internets alike, I picked the first trade up again, and forced my way through it.  And I admit here and now (again), this time I liked it.  So much so I tracked down the old issues and got myself caught up.

What can I say?  It’s just how I am.

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Star Wars, the Expanded Universe and Happily Ever After.

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Ahhhh…Star Wars.  It’s all starting to build up again, isn’t it?  The excitement, the buzz…can you feel it?  The little pieces popping up here and there that are only the beginning of the overall mosaic that won’t be completed until your peepers glaze over when that all too familiar 20th Century Fox sound and logo Disney logo appears on the giant screen mere feet in front of you on Dec 18th 2015.

Still, though…not much has been said in regards to what the new movies will be about.  But with Disney/Lucasfilm’s recent announcement that it’ll be an original story, not based on anything from the Expanded Universe (the EU…not to be confused with the European Union), your friendly neighborhood jman’s still left wondering…what is there really left to tell.

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The Steam Wars.

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As you could probably guess based on the cover (and “they” say you can’t judge a book by it’s cover!) and the title of the book, Steam Wars #1 by Antarctic Press is quasi-based on a sci-fi fantasy you may have heard of a time or two…Star Wars

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Steam Wars #1, as you might also surmise, is a steampunked version of Star Wars.  Now, if you’re thinking Steam Wars is just a shot by shot re-telling of A New Hope, ala the 1998 remake of Psycho, you’d be thinking wrong.  It’s more than that.  Steam Wars #1 takes elements of A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back for a clever new telling of the Star Wars mythos.

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