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Star Wars: The Last Command Paperback – June 15, 1999


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Product Details

  • Series: Star Wars (Dark Horse)
  • Paperback: 117 pages
  • Publisher: Dark Horse Books; Gph edition (June 15, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1569713782
  • ISBN-13: 978-1569713785
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 6.7 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #872,724 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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BIOGRAPHY

Mike Baron is the author of Helmet Head, Whack Job, Biker and Skorpio, four mind blowing novels that will change the way you feel about horror fiction.

Mike Baron broke into comics with Nexus, his groundbreaking science fiction title co-created with illustrator Steve Rude. He has written for Creem, The Boston Globe, Isthmus, AARP Magazine, Oui, Madison, Fusion, Poudre Magazine, Argosy and many others. Nexus is currently being published in hardcover by Dark Horse. Baron has won two Eisners and an Inkpot for his work on Nexus, now being published in five languages including French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Baron's other creations include The Badger (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Badger_(comics)), Spyke, Feud, The Hook, and The Architect. The latter is available as a graphic novel from Big Head Press.

Baron's short stories have appeared in Masked, Blood Lite 2, the upcoming Blood Lite 3, and the June 2011 issue of Ellergy Queen's Mystery Magazine.

He lives with his wife Ann and some dogs in Colorado.

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This was a great ending to the Thrawn Trilogy.
Kindle Customer
The writers simply tried to cram too much of the hardcover novel into the comic, rather than simplifying the dialog and content.
Huey Freeman
I really enjoyed the book, and don't hesitate to recommend it!
Kurt A. Johnson

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Handofthrawn on September 2, 2001
Format: Paperback
The comic adaptations of 'Heir to the Empire' and 'Dark Force Rising' tackled the problem of adapting a 400-page novel into a 160-page comic quite well, and 'The Last Command' does it better than even those two. While the adaptations does run into inevitale problems (like in explaining Delta Source) Baron has done a truly admirable job.
First off, the art. The late Eddie Buikovic's second and last art job in the world of SW comics is even better than his one with 'The Phantom Affair'. The detail is incredibly, with gorgeous views of Coruscant, Mount Tantiss, and even Hijarna. The characters are all done very well, also. The movie cast looks just like they did on the screen and original characters like Pellaeon, Mara, Karrde, Ferrier, and so forth are done better here than in the other two adaptations. The one qualm I have with the art is that the coloring switched halfway through. Pamela Rambo's watercolor-type style worked better in the 'Dark Force Rising' adaptation, but its just doesn't fit well with Buikovic's style. Thankfully, the second half is done by Dan Brown, whose style resembles 'The Phantom Affair's masterful colorist, Dave Nestelle.
My one qualm with the art is that it's not always faithful to the 'real' SW universe. Craft like Chariot LAVs, the Golan IIIs at Bilbringi, and Ferrier's DP20 gunship don't look a thing like they 'actually' do. I'm willing to overlook it, still, because Buikovic's art made the adaptation of 'The Last Command'
That said, its a very well done adaptation that retains the spirit of the novel itself and created a gorgeous, almost cinematic, feel to it as well. Highly reccomended.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 29, 1999
Format: Paperback
BUY IT! The Story, Illustrations, Colouring and practically everything about this Book is Great. it wraps up Tim Zahn's trilogy ingeniously. If you are a true Star Wars fan, you wouldn't be seen without this. -Review By Violata
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kurt A. Johnson TOP 1000 REVIEWER on August 17, 2012
Format: Paperback
Grand Admiral Thrawn's offensive is underway, and threatening to overwhelm the New Republic. If the supply of new clones is to be stopped, someone is going to have to do something dangerous, and that some one is Han Solo, ably supported by Chewy, Luke, and others. But, the insane Jedi Master, Joruus C'baoth, has some tricks up his sleeve, and he intends to be the new Emperor!

I must say that the people at Dark Horse did a great job of reducing the 480 page novel to a 144 page graphic novel. It ably catches the essence of the novel, and presents it as a sort of movie-for-the-mind with very good illustration work. I really enjoyed the book, and don't hesitate to recommend it!
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Format: Paperback
As a long-time comics fanatic, I know good a graphic novel when I see it. Unfortunately, this isn't one. The writers simply tried to cram too much of the hardcover novel into the comic, rather than simplifying the dialog and content. As a result, you have panels that don't match the words and descriptions -- as well as some obvious mistakes in which the wrong character is speaking a given set of words.

If one does not first read the hardcover, following the action in the graphic novel is all but impossible.

"Shadows of the Empire - Evolutions" by Steve Perry does a much better job of matching actions and words. As a result, it is a much more coherent book, and far more understandable.
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By Ches T. on May 25, 2014
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Great book! A truely fun one to read through. Great artwork and wonderful flow. A great addition to any fans collection.
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Maybe this title suffered a little after reading another GN with more modern artwork, but as far as the artwork went, it was a little uneven. There were some panels that were just indifferent (mostly featuring Leia or Winter, Leia's aide) and some panels that were stunning (mostly fetauring Leia), and few partially-unclothed Mara Jade shots which seemed a little gratuitous. A lot of the big panels seemed to be worse than the smaller ones. The adaptation from the novel seemed okay, but I haven't read the actual novel in a long time, so that's harder to speak on. Still, worth picking up.
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By Kindle Customer on April 18, 2014
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This was a great ending to the Thrawn Trilogy. It had a great ending and book all star wars fans need to read.
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I read the print of the first two books of this trilogy and found them amazing. When I saw that the books had been converted into graphic novels, I was even more excited.

This book is excellent, just like the other two prior to this one, and is the only Star Wars fan fiction that I believe really brings to life the original characters. If you haven't read the first two books of the Thrawn Legacy series though, make sure you do or you will be totally lost in this one.

My only complaint against the graphic novel versions is that it is very abridged. The original novels are at least 400 pages, and to shrink them down to 150 pages means a lot has been deleted. Also, least on my Kindle Fire, some of the pages couldn't fit into the viewing screen so not all the pictures could be seen. However, the text is still complete.

I highly recommend this book to any Star Wars fans. Just be certain to read the first two books, either in text or graphic, before reading this one.
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