History ComicBook / MarvelStarWars

28th Mar '18 10:06:50 PM nombretomado
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Marvel ''Star Wars'' eventually ran [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Star_Wars_%28Marvel%29 for a total of 107 issues and three annual specials]]. It ended in 1986. The series covered the events of the movies as well as stuff happening between them and eventually after them, making it an ExpandedUniverse before the StarWarsExpandedUniverse as we know it today.[[note]]Or [[HereWeGoAgain as we know it]] [[HereWeGoAgain ''today'']]; Disney's buyout of Lucasfilm triggered a CosmicRetcon which saw the old expanded universe ExiledFromContinuity and rebranded as ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends''.[[/note]]

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Marvel ''Star Wars'' eventually ran [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Star_Wars_%28Marvel%29 for a total of 107 issues and three annual specials]]. It ended in 1986. The series covered the events of the movies as well as stuff happening between them and eventually after them, making it an ExpandedUniverse before the StarWarsExpandedUniverse [[Franchise/StarWarsLegends Star Wars Expanded Universe]] as we know it today.[[note]]Or [[HereWeGoAgain as we know it]] [[HereWeGoAgain ''today'']]; Disney's buyout of Lucasfilm triggered a CosmicRetcon which saw the old expanded universe ExiledFromContinuity and rebranded as ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends''.[[/note]]



** As can be seen [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Canon#Canon_in_the_Holocron_continuity_database here]], Marvel Star Wars is considered to be on a lower level of canon than most of the StarWarsExpandedUniverse, although its material can be used or discarded as other authors wish, as long as it does not contradict the higher levels of canon.

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** As can be seen [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Canon#Canon_in_the_Holocron_continuity_database here]], Marvel Star Wars is considered to be on a lower level of canon than most of the StarWarsExpandedUniverse, ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'', although its material can be used or discarded as other authors wish, as long as it does not contradict the higher levels of canon.



* EqualOpportunityEvil: The Marvel series probably has more female antagonists than the rest of the StarWarsExpandedUniverse ''combined''. Lumiya is by far the most famous but there are many others ranging from serious villainesses like Kharys to one issue annoyances like Captain Traal. There are even a couple of nameless female {{Mooks}}!

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* EqualOpportunityEvil: The Marvel series probably has more female antagonists than the rest of the StarWarsExpandedUniverse ''combined''.''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'' combined. Lumiya is by far the most famous but there are many others ranging from serious villainesses like Kharys to one issue annoyances like Captain Traal. There are even a couple of nameless female {{Mooks}}!
11th Jan '18 10:17:29 AM hullflyer
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* TheDreaded: Wookies seem to be this in this setting. Torture-hardened imperials immediately beg to be asked questions when Chewie confronts them, and pirates, thugs, and all manner of galactic tough guys want nothing to do with him.


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* TheWorfEffect: Almost completely averted with Chewbacca, who only gets truly (physically) outfought once or twice in the entire series. If anything, Chewie is the one ''inflicting'' this trope left and right to the local tough guys.
28th Dec '17 8:24:43 PM hullflyer
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* VillainousValor: Baron Tagge in his lightsaber-duel with Luke. As an expert swordsman, he believed he could defeat a Jedi. He doesn't, but for a while he makes a credible showing.

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* VillainousValor: Baron Tagge in his lightsaber-duel with Luke. As an expert swordsman, he believed he could defeat a Jedi. He doesn't, but for a while he makes a credible showing.showing, though this is against a pre-''Empire Strikes Back'' Luke, who has only had a few quick lessons from Ben.
28th Dec '17 8:19:16 PM hullflyer
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* OutOfFocus: The Empire itself in the first year or so of the series run. Between issue #6 (the last installment of the adaptation of ''Film/ANewHope'') and issue #18 the Empire did not appear 'onscreen' ''at all'' except in the form of flashbacks which the villains in the interim being space pirates, mercenaries and raiders. After this though the Empire was almost never OutOfFocus again until the post-[=RotJ=] stories.

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* OutOfFocus: The Empire itself in the first year or so of the series run. Between issue #6 (the last installment of the adaptation of ''Film/ANewHope'') and issue #18 the Empire did not appear 'onscreen' ''at all'' except in the form of flashbacks which with the villains in the interim being space pirates, mercenaries and raiders. raiders; likely due to the Empire regrouping after what must have been a devastating loss. After this though this, though, the Empire was almost never OutOfFocus again until the post-[=RotJ=] stories.stories.
1st Oct '17 8:49:45 PM Trooper924
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* GreaterScopeVillain: The Emperor, naturally, before Return of the Jedi. Also doubled as TheGhost since he was often referenced, but never seen during that time.
23rd Aug '17 4:43:55 PM Trooper924
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* VillainEpisode: "The Hunter" is a combination of this and ADayInTheLimelight as the focus is on both the evil cyborg Captain Valance and the surviving heroes of the group Han and Chewie assembled in "Eight for Aduba-3" from earlier in the series run. Uniquely ''none'' of the core heroes (Luke, Leia, Han, Chewie and the droids) appear outside of flasbacks.

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* VillainEpisode: "The Hunter" is a combination of this and ADayInTheLimelight as the focus is on both the evil cyborg Captain Valance and the surviving heroes of the group Han and Chewie assembled in "Eight for Aduba-3" from earlier in the series run. Uniquely ''none'' of the core heroes (Luke, Leia, Han, Chewie and the droids) appear outside of flasbacks.flashbacks.
** "Dark Encounters" is another one that features Valance and Vader [[EvilVersusEvil fighting over a Rebel deserter]] [[spoiler:and ends with the cyborg's and the deserter's deaths.]] Luke and the droids only briefly appear as part of an interlude that isn't involved with the main story.
13th Jul '17 7:43:51 PM Skagit
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Many characters appear in a very different form than they do in the movie. This is usually because many of the the comics were written before the films were released so the artists relied on concept art that didn't make the final cut or just guesswork. Most notably, Jabba appears as a yellow, bipedal walrus like guy.
2nd Jul '17 11:46:34 AM DinoMaurus
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** Another good example would be Jaxxon, a giant green bunny man. Legend has it that Lucas stated that Marvel were to never, ''ever'', use him again. His race, the Lepi, has resurfaced in more recent RPG material.

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** Another good example would be Jaxxon, a giant green bunny man.humanoid rabbit. Legend has it that Lucas stated that Marvel were to never, ''ever'', use him again. His race, the Lepi, has resurfaced in more recent RPG material.



* PettingZooPeople: The "Lepus carnivorus", better known as [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Lepi Lepi]], such as Jaxxon himself, are man-sized, green-furred sentient rabbits.



* RuleOfFunny: Disco planet? Funny. Green carnivorous bunny? Funny. Goth elves? Hilarious. Hoojibs? Possibly their own MemeticMutation.

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* RuleOfFunny: Disco planet? Funny. Green carnivorous bunny? rabbits? Funny. Goth elves? Hilarious. Hoojibs? Possibly their own MemeticMutation.
5th May '17 12:38:23 AM Pinokio
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* CoversAlwaysLie:
** On the cover of issue 1, Darth Vader's helmet is green and shaped more like a gas mask.
** The cover of issue 5. As the Death Star, visible in the sky, fires two lasers on the planet's surface, Luke tells Chewbacca, "Hurry, Chewbacca! We're being attacked by the Death Star!" Han replies, "It's too late kid! We're finished!" This is part five of an adaptation of ''Film/ANewHope'', and includes no such scene.
** The main cast is referred to as The Star Warriors on the covers, but not in the stories. Probably better that way.
8th Apr '17 3:56:28 PM nombretomado
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* AscendedExtra: Lando Calrissian is very prominent in the stories set between TheEmpireStrikesBack and ReturnOfTheJedi, more so than in either movie. This, of course, is justified by him having to play the part of TheLancer in Han Solo's absence.

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* AscendedExtra: Lando Calrissian is very prominent in the stories set between TheEmpireStrikesBack ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' and ReturnOfTheJedi, ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', more so than in either movie. This, of course, is justified by him having to play the part of TheLancer in Han Solo's absence.
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