Entertaining discussion gents! Can agree that until the Wheel saga most of the issues were hit and miss with a few gems found here and there. That's kind of the problem when something like Star Wars comes along and becomes such a spectacular hit. Certainly Lucas wasn't paying much attention to the comic as that was never intended to be anything more than part of the original marketing plan like the toy figures were. Considering the times, it is very surprising Marvel held onto the licensing as long as they did and were managing to keep the comic afloat between movies.
You totally hit it on the head Confessor about Luke/Leia being mythological stereotypes of the heroic ideals like Robin Hood and Maid Marian. Star Wars in the original movie is far more fantasy with bits of science-fiction tossed in (more as villainous aspects) with the Jedi following the path of the Templar's. I agree also that you have to just read those early Star Wars comics with your mind strongly upon the time and methods of creating comics in the 70's. If you cannot disconnect the movies from the comic then you are never really going to enjoy the comic. The whole 7 Samurai/Magnificent 7, giant green bounty hunter rabbit Jaxon, the water world, star pirate Crimson Jack were all old and tiresome 1950/1960s sci-fi tropes with the Star Wars crew tacked on. It took Goodwin a while to find his voice and understanding of what Lucas was attempting to create in the movies. Once Empire Strikes Back comes out then there is a much stronger concept and world for the comic to delve into.
Again, bravo to you both for a fun Pod Cast experience.
God, I ramble soooooo much! LOL...good editing job, Crimebuster. I love the way that you say at the end of this episode how intensive the editing process is. It's like, we've got a team of 30 audio technicians, some of the world's most powerful computers, and R2-D2 all trying to make the Confessor sound coherent!
It works though, my friend; you make me sound like I half have a point and half know what I'm talking about. But only just.
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