Wednesday, June 06, 2007
A long time ago in a galaxy far far away, I starred in a Star Wars comic. Okay...I wasn't the star per-say, but I did play a very vital role in the story. I was the first person ever to be seen killed by the intergalactic bounty hunter Jango Fett.
You see, a friend of mine is a comic book artist. He found out the he got a gig drawing a
pre-Episode II comic, that would serve as a prologue to the character showing up in 'Attack of the Clones'. My immediate question was if I could be drawn into the thing. I have no shame. And it's very likely the closest I'll ever get to being in a Star Wars movie. He wasn't sure at first, as he didn't have the script yet. It could have been a story about a bunch of Droids and Jawa's for all he knew.
A little while later, he phoned and asked if I would like to be killed by Boba's dad. Yes. Yes I would. And that is how I got myself into real actual Star Wars continuity (those who don't count comics as canon can go straight to hell). Currently, the story has been re-released as part of Dark Horse Comics celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Star Wars. So now I have another shot for the character to be noticed and turned into an action figure. Star Wars always gets toys made based on character's who were on screen for a third of a second, so why not one from a comic?