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Star Wars Tales, Vol. 5 Paperback – March 8, 2005


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Dark Horse Books (March 8, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1593072864
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593072865
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 6.6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #146,129 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Andy Diggle is one of the UK's leading comic-book writers. His work for DC Comics, Vertigo, Marvel and Image Comics has been collected in over two dozen graphic novels in multiple languages.

The movie adaptation of his award-winning action thriller THE LOSERS opened worldwide in 2010, and is now available on DVD and Blu-Ray. His graphic novel GREEN ARROW: YEAR ONE inspired the hit TV show ARROW.

He was formerly the Editor of legendary British sci-fi comic 2000AD, and has twice been named as one of the "Top 50 Most Influential People in Science Fiction" by SFX, the UK's leading sci-fi magazine.

http://www.andydiggle.com
http://twitter.com/andydiggle

Customer Reviews

It has short stories, some are intense some are funny.
Fang Chi Yao
If you are a Star Wars fan, you will enjoy this series and if you are a fan of the Expanded Universe, you will love them even more.
S. Gallo
I also didn't like a lot of the artwork which detracted from the story.
Guy with Beard

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Hobby ADD Guy on March 7, 2007
Format: Paperback
THis is one of the thickest of the SW tales TPBs. As you can see, there's alot to this issue. It's probably not the one that you want to read to your kids before bed time, though. I wouldn't even want a teenager read #2 or #6. The first part is much too dark and evil for my liking but other comedy, Fett mania, and thought-provoking stories in the book made up for it. I knew Jar Jar would come in handy someday. Here's a brief Synopsis of each tale: (I really liked *)

1. Han Solo do-gooder story with zombies.

2. Teen Sith Wanabees.

3. Cover character's one appearance.

4. Chewie do-gooder story with phantoms.

5. The reason there's only two siths at a time.

6. Wicked, Twisted, Freaky Jedi chick.

7. Boba Fett is #1.*

8. Boba Fett Rules.*

9. Boba Fett has a heart.

10. Boba Fett has a cool dad.

11. Boba Fett won't die.*

12. Arachnid Artoo Mech-wierdness vs. Luke.

13. Space farers leave Gibbela alone.

14. A forgotten Clone Wars tale.

15. The Breakfast Club on the Death Star.*

16. Where Luke's first Lightsaber landed.*

17. Bigfoot story with a Harrison Ford cameo.*

18. C3P0 inspires a revolution in the devolved future.*

19. Jar Jar is an idiot.

20. Luke I'm your father practice.*

21. Jawas rip off the Oakies.

22. Young Luke solves a murder.

23. What became of the Wampa's severed arm.

24. Jar Jar is an idiot, still.*

25. Anakin and Padme work out the wedding details.

26. There's no place for Ewoks in the new republic.

27. Boba Fett's cousin demonstrates why no one has ever heard of him.*

28. Lando impersonates a Jedi.

--- Cover art Gallery*

--- A whole bunch of corny gag shorts by the editors.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Angie Hager on January 9, 2007
Format: Paperback
The thing that most suprised me about this comic book was how many stories were in it! I was used to buying a $12-$13 book and getting only one story line. Then, I bought this one and was very pleasantly suprised at how long it took me to read it. Though these stories are non-canonical they are still very amusing. Because they are not integrated so tightly in the storyline of the Star Wars universe there are also more instaces of humor. Some of my favorites include The Apprentice, a story about a sith apprentice with an unexpected turn, Storyteller, an example of the power of inspirational stories, and finally the long titled: The Value of Proper Intelligence to any Sucessful Military Campaign is not to be Underestimated, a short, comical story about a victory against the Empire. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Star Wars comic books but is ready for something more comical and substancial.
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Format: Kindle Edition
I usually don’t bother with Star Wars comics mostly because I’m not a huge fan of the franchise and the writers for it are usually really crappy (Ian Edginton, W. Haden Blackman, Ron Marz? Pee-yeew!). But Amazon was having a blowout, selling Kindle editions of these trades for pennies, and I noticed this book had an amazing line-up of some of my favourite indie creators: Tony Millionaire, Jason, Rick Geary, Peter Bagge, James Kochalka and Gilbert Hernandez, so I bought this puppy.

This is a book of short stories that range from the classic trilogy to the universally reviled prequels. I was disappointed that these great artists couldn’t do more with the material, though that’s not to say they don’t produce some interesting shorts. Tony Millionaire’s story, George R. Binks, features Jar Jar’s dad, a man who hates his retarded son and tries to kill him on numerous occasions. It was good for a chuckle and I’m glad it got published, Lucasfilm acknowledging the deep hatred fans have for the character. The ending is inspired too.

But really all of the stories are just ok – not good, not bad – and over all too soon. Jason’s Darth Vader flubs his lines “Luke, I am your father”, Rick Geary applies his true crime talents to Luke Skywalker in a tongue-in-cheek crime caper, and James Kochalka’s Melvin Fett looks at Boba Fett’s incompetent cousin who’s also a mercenary – but comically bad at his job. Peter Bagge’s Jar Jar comics are ok as he also goes after the dumb character’s annoying personality and general brainlessness, while Gilbert Hernandez’s Young Lando Calrissian is a nice looking but dull bait and switch story.

I suppose paying 77p for the lot wasn’t bad but I wouldn’t really recommend this even for fans of some of the creators. The novelty of seeing them apply their art styles and narrative voices to these enormously popular characters wears off pretty quick and the stories are, unfortunately, boring.
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By Guy with Beard on November 2, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This collection of short tales ranges widely in setting (All are in the Star Wars universe but they cover a lot of time.), characters, and style of artwork. The level of seriousness goes from serious to silly. Boba Fett gets the spotlight in several stories.

Some of my favorite stories do not fall into the "real" Star Wars universe. I found the parody of the Breakfast Club to be fairly funny. I also enjoyed the story of Han and Chewie making an impact on Earth (loved the cameo in that one).

But overall, I can't say that most of the stories blew me away. They weren't bad, just not that memorable to me. I also didn't like a lot of the artwork which detracted from the story. I realize artwork style is very subjective though, so others might not have the same reaction as I did.
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