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Comics based off of movies and television shows aren’t a new thing. As far back as the Golden Age you can find adaptations. A few of those adaptations even launched their own ongoing series. Sometimes those stories mattered and were included in what is called “cannon”. Other times those stories were just for fun, not having any impact on the larger narrative.
One of the great things about comic books is that there are no restrictions when it comes to continuing a story from another medium. Take the Star Wars Universe BEFORE Disney bought the rights. Not only were there dozens of novels that continued the adventures of Han, Luke and Leia, but comic books as well. Thanks mostly to Dark Horse Comics.
Strap in for a trip in to lightspeed as our trio of geeky hosts travel to the world of the Star Wars Expanded Universe to look at Those Other Star Wars Comics during this episode of My Big Fat Pull List!
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Links from this Episode:
— My Big Fat Pull List on the Web http://mybigfatpulllist.com
— Star Wars Expanded Universe https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars_expanded_to_other_media
— Quinlan Vos https://www.starwars.com/databank/quinlan-vos
— Star Wars: Clone Wars https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0458290/?ref_=nv_sr_1
— Starkiller http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Starkiller
— Dash Rendar http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Dash_Rendar
— Star Wars Rebels https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2930604/?ref_=nv_sr_1
— Rogue One https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3748528/?ref_=nv_sr_3
— Star Wars: The Force Unleashed https://www.starwars.com/games-apps/star-wars-the-force-unleashed
— Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars:_Shadows_of_the_Empire_(video_game)
— Nintendo 64 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nintendo_64
— Timothy Zahn https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_Zahn
— Heir To The Empire Trilogy or Thrawn Trilogy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thrawn_trilogy
— Grand Admiral Thrawn https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Admiral_Thrawn
— The Solo Twins http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Solo_twins
— The New Jedi Order series https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_Jedi_Order
— Clone Trooper Alpha http://starwarsrepublicclonetroopers.wikia.com/wiki/Alpha_17_(Alpha)
— Durge http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Durge
— Rogue Squadron https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rogue_Squadron
— Full List of Star Wars comics from Dark Horse Comics http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Dark_Horse_Comics
— The Ewok Adventure https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087225/?ref_=nv_sr_1
— Ewoks: The Battle for Endor https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089110/?ref_=tt_rec_tt
— Star Wars Christmas Special https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars_Holiday_Special
— Jedi Academy trilogy http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Star_Wars:_The_Jedi_Academy_Trilogy
— Admiral Daala http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Natasi_Daala
— Star Wars Legacy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars:_Legacy
— Mara Jade http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Mara_Jade_Skywalker
Calls to the Audience Inside this Episode:
— Do YOU remember any non-human stormtroopers in the Star Wars Expanded Universe? Tell us now!
— What do YOU miss most from the Expanded Universe? Tell us now!
— What character/characters would YOU like to see brought over from the Expanded Universe?? Tell us now!
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Nicholas J. Hearne:
Blessed with an overactive imagination, Nick spent his early years absorbing as much pop culture as possible. From comic books to television, films, sci-fi, fantasy, horror – if it was great storytelling, he assimilated it! His fascination with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Marvel Comics X-Men drove him to become an avid reader of all literature and a devoted comic collector at the age of eleven! Even though Nick enjoyed most comic book related material, his deep passion for all things “mutant” led to his alter ego being formed, the Uncanny Mister X! In recent years, Nick has co-founded his own comic book company, Archlight Comics, a film company, Archlight Studios, and has become a skilled podcaster and podcast editor. Mister X has taken all of Nick’s talents and found an outlet for his mad ramblings… the My Big Fat Pull List podcast!
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Just a common man, working hard with his hands, Jacob Petri has always had an eclectic taste in the world of pop culture. As a child, Jacob read comics, watched Saturday morning cartoons, enjoyed televised sports entertainment, played video games and collected trading cards and action figures. As an adult, he took his love of over the top theatrics and parlayed that into a mediocre Pro-Wrestling career, as he believed Pro-Wrestling was the closest he could get to live action comic books.
As Pistol Danger, he’s used his knowledge and skill both in the ring and on the internet, navigating video games during Let’s Plays and dishing out advice about the wrestling business. Needing to conquer new forms of entertainment, Pistol Danger has turned to podcasting, hoping to educate people on the finer points of geek culture, from comic books to films and everything in between.
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Born with the ambition to one day be a professional football player and then join the military, Sean Murphy was always drawn towards hero based cartoons such as G.I. Joe and the X-Men. Sadly, those dreams were crushed after a terrible accident while playing street football. Sean learned that he was born with missing bones in his feet and his doctors informed him that he wouldn’t be able to play pro football let alone join the military. Missing out on being the hero he wanted to be, Sean turned towards the heroes he knew and loved… comic book superheroes!
As his teenage years turned to adulthood, Sean found a deep love for pop culture. Taking part in role-playing games, cosplaying as his favorite characters at conventions, Sean even worked at a comic book shop for over a decade. His need to absorb geek culture and fun facts earned him the nickname Smurphy. A fun-loving and sometimes socially clueless podcaster, Smurphy is eager to pass on all he knows and then some.
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