Tuesday, 1 November 2016

RECOMMENDED READING: STAR WARS EPIC COLLECTION - THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS VOLUME ONE...


Images copyright LUCASFILM Ltd

Are you a STAR WARS fan?  Are you a comicbook
fan?  Then this is the book for you!  I'll let the spiel on the
back cover (below) speak for itself, so instead, let's look at
ROY THOMAS's introduction to the OMNIBUS volume, re-
printed as one of the bonus features in the back of this book.  Roy
recalls seeing a rough cut of the film, wherein DAVE PROWSE's
voice hadn't yet been dubbed by JAMES EARL JONES, and
describes him as having a "thick Scottish accent".  Well, slap
me with a wet kipper and call me 'Bob' - Prowse comes
from Bristol, and sounds nowhere near Scottish.

It reminds me of the time BOB HOPE's writers had
actress JILL St. JOHN describe SEAN CONNERY as
"typical Welshman" in a show for a U.S. Air Force Base in
Madrid.  I'm sure Sean wouldn't have been well-pleased, proud
Scotsman that he is.  So what, if anything, have we learned from
this?  One thing at least - Americans seem to be crap at distin-
guishing accents, simple as that.  However, they have been
known to produce some very good comicbooks, so we
forgive them for their 'tin' ears.  Big of us, eh?

Okay, back to the book.  You can buy your very
own copy at your nearest FORBIDDEN PLANET.
Remember - last one there is a big girl's blouse!

6 comments:

TwoHeadedBoy said...

They should've put the back cover image on the front cover - it's a more accurate representation of the fun to be found on the inside than that dull looking crowd on the front...

Kid said...

I suppose they picked the front one because it had the main characters from the movie, THB.

paul Mcscotty said...

I really like the Star Wars movies (well most of them) but I never liked the original Marvel comic version - Dark Horse did it best until the new Marvel/Disney Star Wars books came out which I think look stunning (got to give Disne some credit)

Kid said...

The Star Wars movies never quite did it for me for some reason, and although I bought the weekly, I could never really get into it. Perhaps seeing the stories full-length (not divided into parts) and in colour might sway me when I get 'round to reading them. Haven't seen the Dark Horse or new Marvel/Disney stuff.

paul Mcscotty said...

The art in the new MARVEL books is prety good on some titles - I picked a few first issues up but as not a fan of Film to comic errr comics I don't usualy follow them

Kid said...

None of the characters really appeal to me,PM, so I'll probably give them a miss. I'm sure I'll enjoy the volume I've got 'though - simply because it's a way of returning to that time in the '70s when I was yet a youngster.

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