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Star Wars Tales, Vol. 3 Paperback – February 17, 2003

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  • Series: Star Wars Tales (Book 3)
  • Paperback: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Dark Horse; Gph edition (February 17, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1569718369
  • ISBN-13: 978-1569718360
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 0.6 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #425,117 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jason Hall is the writer/co-creator of the critically-acclaimed PISTOLWHIP series of books (originally published by Top Shelf and soon to be collected in a new full-color hardcover edition by Dark Horse). Back in his more reckless college years, he also wrote/directed a short movie where he played "Jack Peril" (the Pistolwhip series character's first appearance) and actually rode on top of and was hit by a speeding car!

For DC, he wrote the Vertigo miniseries Beware The Creeper, the creator-owned Vertigo series Trigger, and has contributed to Batman Adventures, Justice League Adventures, Justice League Unlimited, Ben 10, Samurai Jack, Dexter's Lab, Superman, and Detective Comics. For Dark Horse, he co-authored the Hellboy Companion, wrote a Hellboy Animated graphic novel, multiple stories for Star Wars Tales and Clone Wars Adventures, The Amazing Adventures of the Escapist, The Messengers adaptation, and created/wrote the Rocket Comics series Crush. He has been nominated for two Harvey Awards and his work has been translated into Italian, French, German, Portuguese, Chinese, and Filipino.

Jason hates, with the white-hot intensity of a thousand suns, when people refer to themselves in the third person.

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By JediMack on July 22, 2003
Format: Paperback
This is the best of the three Star Wars Tales TPB comics complied so far. I am reviewing Star Wars tales volume 3, simply called Star Wars Tales by Amazon. This is ISBN 1569718369 and collects issues 9 through 12 of the Dark horse quarterly comic-book anthology STAR WARS TALES.
This is my favorite of the 3 SWT volumes. It is 20 stories that I can read to my son (who has a short attention span and ADHD) and enjoy them together. The art work quality varies, as each story has different production staff working on them, but generally the art is from a 3 to a 4.5. The Stories are very uneven, but out of 20, if you found 5 that you could re-read with your kids, won't you call the book a winner? It is. That is why I assign it 3.5 stars, rounded up to 4.
At 224 pages, watch for poor binding. Many of the larger TPB comics I have purchased since manufacture was moved from Canada to china have bindings where the comic just falls apart in your hands. The one I have is OK, but I want to be aware of the problem.
The cover art is by Tsuneo Sanda, and is an awesome picture of Han Solo standing with a hugh fire blazing in the background.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By E. Lee Zimmerman TOP 1000 REVIEWER on October 22, 2006
Format: Paperback
It's really unfair -- in many respects -- to call these 'tales.' Most of these stories -- spanning across all possible timeframes of the Star Wars universe -- are little vignettes: the 224-page collection clocks in somewhere between 20-25 separate stories, so they're not in-depth character pieces ... but they're truly thrilling reads!

I picked this one up from the local comic book shop essentially on the recommendation of the other reviews 'round Amazon and some of the other boards I frequent. I understood that this was a collection from the popular 'Star Wars Tales' comic book, and, prefering to collect trade paperbacks for the simple fact that I get through it easier in one or two sittings than I do individual issues any more, I was a bit suspicious. However, these wonderful vignettes are incredibly relevant to what's already been established in the universe. Sure, the Vader/Maul face-off was pretty solid, but I was strongly impressed by some of the smaller works: C3PO comes to grips with aftermath of flushing R2's memory banks; "The Princess Leia Diaries" may not seem like a great idea but it ends up being a uniquely inspired look at the young rebel's grooming to lead a rebellion; even an early possible encounter between Darth Vader and Boba Fett pose some tremendous 'what if' possibilities for the Star Wars universe.

Sure, as some of the tales go by too quickly, it's hard to get a great investment in story, but some of these yarns really weren't meant to. They're quick, and, for the most part, they feel very faithful to the source material. Dark Horse is be highly commended, and I'll definitely be picking up another volume simply on the strength of this release.
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By Guy with Beard on October 30, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This is a collection of short stories set in various times throughout the Star Wars universe. They range from serious to silly. The artwork also has a wide range of styles. As can be expected with stories that were intended as fillers, some are good and others are not so good. With all of this mixing of different elements, any Star Wars fan should be able to find something they like. On the other hand, there will almost always be something that doesn't come off as favorable. Therefore, I am going with a rating of three stars. It is good, just not great or horrible.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 2, 2006
Format: Paperback
I agree with the previous review in that this is by far the best of the paper back volumes of Star Wars Tales. It includes the very popular, and increasingly rare Star Wars Tales #9 (#9-12 total). The stories are all very, very well written, and for the most part, it has beautiful artwork from beginning to end.

If you own only one volume of Tales, this is the one. A must for any Star Wars fan, even if comic books are not your thing.
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It has tales, and they are from Star Wars. For the penny a page I got them on sale I'm satisfied. They're not exactly chronologically in order, (Tales 2 has a prequel C3PO to Tales 1's intro for example, but go ahead and get the first one. If you like it, get the next - lather rinse repeat until you've had enough. All in all, not a bad way to spend a flight.

These are not as good as the best of modern graphic novels, not in terms of artwork or writing,but nostalgia can make up for a lot.
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By M. Galloway on April 24, 2013
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This is an issue with the book itself or the condition of which it might have been stored. The binding is not set very well and the pages come loose. I read each edition I ordered (I ordered all six volumes) and in almost each on pages were coming loose after only one reading. If you want to read this in anything other than ideal conditions then don't expect it to last very long.
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By Kindle Customer on May 5, 2014
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Anthologies are always a mixed bag.It was worth the price of admission to see Vader vs. Maul."Troopers" by Ennis is the best story.
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