The Phantom Bully by Jeffrey Brown | Scholastic
The Jedi Academy book series by multiple authors includes books Star Wars: Star Wars: l'Acad?mie Jedi: N? 2 - Le Retour Du Padawan, Jedi Academy 3: The . Jeffrey Brown's Darth Vader and Son and Star Wars: Jedi Academy books, For those that don't know, Jeffrey Brown is comics artist whose other works you'll have to wait for book 3 to see how his relationship with Roan play out. Roan seems to have a little crush on Gaiana and his friend Pasha is dating Shi-Fara. Ashley said: This was the first Star Wars expanded universe book I ever read, Jedi Search (Star Wars: The Jedi Academy Trilogy, #1) When I started dating my husband I agreed to watch the movies with an open Did I read it three times ? And Kyp is kinda cool, a young man who's had a horrible life thanks to the.
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Many of the developments are insulting to me as a human person, as a Star Wars fan, and as a woman most of these insults occur in the second two books. This book is the best of the series solely because all of that potential is still there, but by books two and three, it's piddled off, like a bad puppy on your favorite rug. But even by the end of this book, you can see the potential dying. Let's break it down by the four plot points I mentioned above: The supposed Jedi search: This book is supposed to feature Luke and Co.
Lando is wasted on the stupidest plot of all time, finding himself searching for a potential Jedi while attending Umgullian blob races. And the guy doesn't even turn out to be a Jedi. At least thirty pages full of a complete waste of time. Luke only finds three himself. And he doesn't even have to work very hard to do it. It's not satisfying on a story level at all. Not to mention it's apparent while reading these scenes that KJA has no idea how to write Luke as a competent Jedi Master.
His Luke can't even figure out how to sense life signs or take a quick walk across lava. But thanks for misleading me, I guess. Admiral Daala and the Empire: Admiral Daala could have been such a good character.
A woman admiral in a notoriously sexist institution like the Empire. A leader who has been out of the loop for ten years and the universe has moved on without her.
A sudden influx of Imperial troops and power revives the efforts of the dying Empire. But none of it was. Daala's characterization was almost exclusively focused on her obsession with Grand Moff Tarkin, who was her mentor, and as she notes almost every time she remembers him, "her lover" as well.
Which is icky in the book, and icky on the part of the author. Also, for a supposed military genius, Daala is a moron. She is not good at her job. Lastly, the idea of Maw Installation being hidden in the black hole cluster is good if you don't think about it, but doesn't hold up even remotely if you do. The time dilation from being near one black hole, let alone a cluster of them, would make every event in this book impossible.
Lazy science is lazy. The Kessel stuff surprisingly delivers. We get Han and Chewie being captured by an old frenemy and forced to become slaves in the spice mines of Kessel, and upon escaping are forced into an even more terrifying situation in the black hole cluster. It's terrifying, and there be monsters down there. But it also seems like this entire story was developed solely so Han could meet Kyp Durron and bring him into the fold.
I suppose you could hand-wave that away by saying the Force works in mysterious ways, but Anderson doesn't even bother to do that! And should we worry for Roan now that Mr. Garfield has been assigned as his personal Jedi Master? Garfield"-- is this your tribute as a comics artist to one of the comic character greats?
Jedi Search by Kevin J. Anderson
I still remember drawing diagrams of atoms, and having him take over showing me how to make the circle more perfect. A slight blow to my young ego and self image as The Artist.
And yes, he is named after Garfield the cat. Garfield was the first comic I really loved and read religiously. I can still draw Garfield from memory. One of my favorite characters in Return of the Padawan was Voorpeethe voorpak on loan from the Naboo Zoo. I'm a sucker for small, cute, furry creatures. Please tell me that Voorpee's being bullied and stuffed in a locker doesn't mean the end of class pets at the Jedi academy.
Sorry, I guess that's not quite a question, but I'd love to either see Voorpee again, or more class pets. There will be more pets in book 3, yes! They did also eat bugs, though, and I have a bit of an insect phobia myself.
The Phantom Bully
I understand you have a son. I imagine he's an inspiration for things that happen in the Darth Vader and Son books. What about Jedi Academy? Feel free to be a specific or vague as you like. In fact, I draw them the same, except Luke has the feathery seventies haircut. I still feel like that, now that I think about it. I also sprinkle in lots of specific events that really happened - like the time my friends put a jalapeno pepper in my sandwich! Yet Roan lives in a somewhat unexplored era of Star Wars, a time in which the Jedi were peacekeepers, trained in lightsaber combatbut largely working through diplomacy and negotiation.
At least, with Yoda being about years old. What's the future like for a Jedi training in the academy of his time? We intentionally set the books in that time period so we could focus purely on the characters and their middle school experience, without being distracted by grander events and galaxy -wide drama. Roan seems to have a little crush on Gaiana and his friend Pasha is dating Shi-Fara.
But attachment is forbidden. Is there a protocol at the Jedi academy regarding such relationships? Your works enjoy a rather unusual place in the Star Wars universe. I like to imagine that even though they're not part of the official Star Wars continuity, somewhere the stories still happened in a Star Wars galaxy in an alternate dimension. And can you imagine the idea of the feared Sith Lord Darth Vader raising his children Luke and Leia ever really working? Perhaps he's raising them on the Emperor 's orders to make it easier to somebody twist them to Sith?
There would just be more tantrums and time-outs. I saw in your Reddit interview that you were inspired by Calvin and Hobbes, which I enjoyed reading too growing up. Outside of the realm of comics, what are some other children's books or authors that may have inspired you? Nesbit, Roald Dahl, etc. I love Roald Dahl, and a lot of fantasy - J. Tolkien and Lloyd Alexander. Could you tell us a bit more about Mark Alan Stamaty and how he influenced you, for those that might also have trouble finding his books, such as the one that you mentioned?
Small In The Saddle was a short picture book, about a tiny cowboy, that used some of the formal elements of comics like speech bubbles. Each page is insanely detailed with tons of little jokes, as well as strange, imaginative details. His more well-known book, Who Needs Donuts?