I’ve been reading through the Marvel Comics series Star Wars recently, after hearing about them on Grognardia (although I actually got a few of them when they first came out in the 70s and 80s).
This post is about issue 53. The story begins with Princess Leia crash-landing on a new planet. Characters do this a few times in the series. It’s a good way to have new stories that don’t have to interact with the main setting. I seem to remember the original Battlestar Galactica did the same thing.
Then she discovers these guys:
The plot (which goes over two issues) doesn’t have very much to do with John Carter, but for some reason I enjoyed this pastiche, whereas I really didn’t like the Magnificent Seven story earlier in the series. Perhaps the Don Quixote character and the talking green rabbit were a bit too much. I do think it’s appropriate that Princess Leia ends up in the planetary romance and Han Solo ends up in the Western.
Every time I search for “funny star wars” it seems to think I said “I need an example of what man-children can do with Photoshop”.
I’ve been feeling very old and tired recently, probably largely because I’m starting a university course and so am suddenly surrounded by people who are 15-20 years younger than me. So I was kind of surprised that an editor described my writing as having “youthful energy.”