Where should Marvel take their latest comic property? Just what should you do with their newly returned Star Wars publishing rights? Made a sequel to Light Day? Maybe an Ewoks book? Just kidding.
I’ve been thinking a lot about the Star Wars movies as of late, especially about Episode 1. What do people not like about this film? Then on the other hand, what do people like about it? Well, I think most people dislike the political backdrop that makes up the story of Episode 1. They dislike the pandering towards children through Jar-Jar Binks and how a whole load of continuity is shoved down their throats.
The one thing I’ve noticed that people do like is the intense fight scene near the end. You know the one I’m talking about, the one with a young Obi-Wan, Qui-Gon and Darth Maul which you can probably just watch on YouTube.
So now here’s what I kind of liked from Episode 1; I kind of enjoyed the relationship between Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his young and promising padawan, Obi-Wan Kenobi. The whole zen-master vibe that comes of Qui-Gon gives an insight into the ways of the Jedi and you have the naive straight talking Obi-Wan, a great exposition device and the voice of reason.
One of my current comic quests is to explore the new defunct Star Wars expanded universe that was previously published by Dark Horse comics. One current focus of that quest is the stories that focus on the adventures of Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan. The thing is, I’d like to see more of this since I think this was one of the few shards of Episode 1 that I enjoyed.
Speaking of small shards and small quantities of things I’ve enjoyed, the brief bits and bobs that I’ve read of Marvel’s new line of Star Wars comics have been fairly solid, so there’s that. So maybe there could be chance of a mini-series similar to the current Obi-Wan and Anakin trade (which is pretty good and can’t wait for the next one)
I mean could we could at least embrace some of the good things from this controversial movie?