Star Wars: Omnibus: X-Wing Rogue Squadron, Volume 1, on the next Star Wars Beyond the Films, YOUR Star Wars discussion podcast! YOUR ticket to the EU!
This week true believers, Beyonders, Fanboys, Fangirls, respected aliens around the galaxy, your EU Guru; Nathan P. Butler, and The Defender of the EU; Mark Hurliman sit down to discuss the first volume of the three volume X-Wing Rogue Squadron Omnibus series. Strap in and tighten the crash webbing; Mark’s piloting this episode! Star Wars Beyond the Films is setting off on a rapid-fire trip to a galaxy far, far away!
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This episode covers the issues collected in the the Star Wars: Omnibus- X-Wing Rogue Squadron Vol. 1: (Be sure to check out the links for some epic cover art)
- X-wing: Rogue Leader 1
- X-wing: Rogue Leader 2
- X-wing: Rogue Leader 3
- X-wing Rogue Squadron 1: The Rebel Opposition, Part 1
- X-wing Rogue Squadron 2: The Rebel Opposition, Part 2
- X-wing Rogue Squadron 3: The Rebel Opposition, Part 3
- X-wing Rogue Squadron 4: The Rebel Opposition, Part 4
- X-wing Rogue Squadron 5: The Phantom Affair, Part 1
- X-wing Rogue Squadron 6: The Phantom Affair, Part 2
- X-wing Rogue Squadron 7: The Phantom Affair, Part 3
- X-wing Rogue Squadron 8: The Phantom Affair, Part 4
- Handbook 1: X-wing Rogue Squadron
First question out of the gate: where does the first volume of the X-Wing Omnibus lie in the timeline? Nathan has singles whereas Mark has the Omnibus collection. Apparently there are some minor differences along the way. They talk about the different art styles used in the various stories. They discuss a movie character’s death in Rogue Leader. Apparently Sullustan are the Red Shirts of the SWEU.
Mark points out that we see a different side to Tycho in Rogue Leader. Nathan and Mark both felt the second story in the Omnibus felt so off in style it was practically off-putting. Nathan mentions Derek Hobbie Klivian, which leads to a correction in printing. As well as some crazy in atmosphere flight tactics. They talk story arcs, character progression, fighter combat, and much, much more.
Once again, your dynamic duo cover entirely too much EU-goodness in their ONE hour, but don’t worry, give it a go; you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you might even get a little education on the EU while you’re at it. But no matter how you slice it and dice it, you’ll be having another adventure Beyond the Films. So once again, sit back, hang on, enjoy the show and may the Force be with you!