Friday, August 17, 2012

32 BBY: The Phantom Menace Trade Paperback

I remember getting all four issues of The Phantom Menace comic as a birthday gift from old girlfriend.  I also remember being completely underwhelmed with the gesture.  I think on the outside I was like “Oh, thanks, that’s awesome!”  But inside I was like “WTF?!?  Phantom Menace comics?!?”  I guess she was doing her best, but I threw them in my closet, and they stayed there for five years.  When my wife and I were married and moved in together I put them in the basement with all my other nerdy paraphernalia.  I dug them out today and read through them.
Story wise there is nothing to report.  Darth Maul has a little more dialogue like in Brook’s adaptation but that’s it.  The art by Rodolfo Damaggio was the best part. He did ok in capturing the likeness of the actors, but not as good as Robert Teranishi from Life, Death and the Living Force.

All I can say is that at least it wasn’t stills from the film.
As of right now I've not only watched The Phantom Menace more times than I’d like to admit, but I've now read it more times than I’d like to admit.

My next post will be more of the same with my reactions to the anime comic version of The Phantom Menace. Until then my friends, may the Force be with you.

1 comment:

  1. Remember that after you are done with straight adaptations you get to read about events between the scenes of the movie. Some of them are actually interesting (like Maul getting ambushed by Tusken raiders), some are truly unimportant (I don't need to know that Padmé and Jar Jar hunted a bug just before the pod race) and some are just nonsensical (Anakin and Jar Jar running after a broken droid on Coruscant). Not so great stuff, and definitely not worth big commentaries.