View Full Version : Ep2 Graphic Novel (spoilers)

04-14-2002, 12:01 AM
Just picked this up at Hastings (similar to a Barnes & Noble) today and read through it. What an awesome story! Very concise and wastes little time in unecessary scenes. The dialog is definitely not as sappy as many have claimed at least from what made it into the comic.

The writer (or should I say adapter) states that there are maybe three scenes in the comic which are cut from the final version of the film. I'm sure I've identified one, I have a idea about another; but have no clue about the third.

1.) Obi-Wan's visit to the Analysis Room in the Jedi Temple, where two robots study the Kyberdart and can't identify it.

2.) I think it is a scene that takes place on Naboo just after Anakin delivers the line, "No, I'd be much to scared to tease a Senator." He then jumps on some giant 'turnip with legs' animal and gets bucked off like a rodeo rider.

3.) ????? no clue about this one, maybe the writer was using outdated information and all the other scenes survived.

I assume that any scene which is in the trailers can safely be considered to be in the movie.

So, anybody else spoil the movie for themselves and read the comic? No? Just me?:cry:

The only big surprise, was the lack of any "I am your father" level revelations; but who knows that could have been deliberately cut from the comic adaption. Nonetheless, still a great story! Can't wait till May 16th to see this onscreen.

04-14-2002, 12:17 AM
I haven't picked it up yet, but I have seen scans of it. I think there is sort of a "I am your father" level revelation. When Dooku comes right out to Obi-Wan while he's being held captive that the senate is being controlled by Darth Sidious. But of course, Obi-Wan and the council choose not to believe him, since they find out later that he is a Sith. Gotta love the manipulation there.

All in all it looks like a good adaption, even though some of the art leaves alot to be desired. Alot of the charecters don't look all that much like their film counterparts. Like Padme. By the way BigB, did you laugh your arse off when Nute Gunray yells out "Foul" when Padme takes care off the Nexu? :D


Jar Jar Binks

04-14-2002, 12:49 AM
Whew, it's a good thing I didn't hear of these graphic novel findings until after I got back from my "mini-run". I don't know if I could have resisted it! I've peaked at a few scans here and there, but the whole thing might be too much for me. :(

Nice report bigB, did it use the term Kyberdart? I heard a rumor that they changed it to a Kybersaber. :confused:

04-14-2002, 12:57 AM
Originally posted by Caesar
Nice report bigB, did it use the term Kyberdart? I heard a rumor that they changed it to a Kybersaber. :confused:
I thought I heard that it was changed to "Saberdart"? Hmm, odd...three different names for it. According to the visual dictionary it's Saberdart. And the original name I heard for it was Kyberdart.


Jar Jar Binks

04-14-2002, 01:12 AM
Ah, yes that is what I meant. Sorry for the confusion, I did mean Saberdart. :stupid:

Re: Nute's "foul" call - is that all he says for a response? Sounds pretty goofy! :D

04-14-2002, 01:15 AM
Originally posted by Caesar
Re: Nute's "foul" call - is that all he says for a response? Sounds pretty goofy! :D
Nope, his whole compain reads as follows: "FOUL! She can't do that...shoot her, or something!" I would attach it, but it's way to big for the forums. :(


Jar Jar Binks

04-14-2002, 01:19 AM
Stop! Or my bounty hunter will shoot! :rolleyes:

04-14-2002, 01:25 AM
Originally posted by Caesar
Stop! Or my bounty hunter will shoot! :rolleyes:
LOL, odd that you say that. But three panels down, he says the following. "This isn't how it's supposed to be! Jango, Finish her off!" And the next panal is just a close up of Jango's face, with a blank expression, ignoring Nute. :D


Jar Jar Binks

04-14-2002, 01:33 AM
I thought that was pretty funny of Nute to say and it's cool that he still holds a grudge ten years after Ep1.

One glaring omission from the story was the rumored scene where Ki-Adi-Mundi leads a detachment of Jedi into a Droid Control Ship. In fact, Ki-Adi can be seen in the Arena battle. Guess that whole sequence got cut.

The comic does refer to it as a Saberdart, I just assumed it was an outdated name.

Other notable things which may or may not make it into the film:

Obi-Wan's code name for the Jedi Temple - "the old folks home." :D

Threepio's head getting placed on a Battle Droid body and him leading the attack of the droids in the arena. Until he gets blown away and Artoo runs out, grabs his head and runs back to shelter.

Anakin's very robotic looking replacement hand. The lack of a fake skin covering is kind of an eerie touch.

Anakin's lightsaber getting ground up in a droid making machine before his capture.

04-14-2002, 01:46 AM
Originally posted by bigbarada
One glaring omission from the story was the rumored scene where Ki-Adi-Mundi leads a detachment of Jedi into a Droid Control Ship. In fact, Ki-Adi can be seen in the Arena battle. Guess that whole sequence got cut.

This is just my own speculation, but I think that will make for a better story. For awhile, it seemed the end of the film would include

Ani/Obi vs. Dooku
arena ground battle
arena air battle
Ki-Adi/droid control aspect of the air battle

It just seems like too much to be focusing on, I thought TPM suffered from the interweaving of 4 elements. If anyone can clear up the makeup of the end battles, I would be glad to hear it. :)

originally posted by JarJarBinks
And the next panal is just a close up of Jango's face, with a blank expression, ignoring Nute

That sounds pretty cool, I like the idea that Jango is working for them but only to an extent - he isn't going to rush to the commands of just anyone, especially Nute. :D

04-14-2002, 09:56 AM
big barada,

so, does jango get his head cut off? or does mace just slash him in the torso area and the result is his helmet popping off when he hits the ground?

i guess the spoilers we've been reading for a while now are true, since this is official, not just some possibly fake leaked script?

04-14-2002, 10:06 AM
I picked up the GN as well. It didn't spoil the movie for me either. In fact, I can't wait to read the Hardcover and see the movie. Also, after reading it, i sighed cuz now its 3 years to EPIII. dang.

As for the ending battles.
1) There is the arena battle with all the Jedi's.
2) The clone ships arrive with the troopers to help clear out all the battle droids.
3) Dooku escapes and is chased by Anakin and Obi Wan and lightsaber battle ends there. Actually, Anakin and Obi Wan take on Dooku at separate times not like with Obi Wan and Qui Gon's fight with Maul where they attack together.

The Ki-Adi scene is not shown in the comic so who knows. Also not in the comic is the scene with Anakin and Palpatine where he says "You don't need guidence Anakin, I see you becoming the greatest of all Jedi". So I want to know where that fits in.

And in case you were wondering, the token line throughout all SW movies "I have a bad feeling about this." is said by Anakin when he is chained up in the arena. Guess George forgot to mention the other part that is consistant thru all the movies besides the droids. :D

Jango gets his head lopped off by Mace.

04-14-2002, 12:13 PM
Yep, Jango gets beheaded. The comic also stays very vague as to exactly how much of Anakin's arm is cut off. When Dooku cuts him it appears to be mid-forearm below the elbow; however when we see Anakin holding his arm it looks to be cut off above the elbow. Finally, during the wedding scene, we only see his mechanical hand. I guess GL wasn't sure yet how much got cut off while this book was being written.

As rdrnr89 noted, the Anakin/Palpatine scene is missing, as is the part on Coruscant were they fly through the energy coupling. Also I counted a total of 15 outfits for Amidala, 17 if you count the variations on her "peasant disguise" and "battle arena" outfits. The only one missing, that we saw in the trailers, is the all blue, turtleneck one she appears to be wearing on Coruscant.

04-19-2002, 04:17 AM
This picture will show Anakin's wounds (and Obi-Wan's) from the movie. This is a spoiler thread, so....

Meanwhile, Jan Duursema did an awesome, awesome job!

I didn't notice Ki Adi Mundi in the Arena Battle, but I will go back and check. I also thought he led a small "Jedi Commando" attack on board one of the Trade Federation ships because they supposedly thought they could shut the droids down from there but were wrong and barely get out alive.

I think that's a cool idea, as long as it doesn't focus too much on that - three scenes: the boarding, the failure to deactivate the droids, and then most of the Jedi getting killed for the attempt, with Ki-Adi Mundi escaping. He lives, so he could have barely gotten down there and off that ship with his life, only to wind up in the middle of the Arena Battle. ???

But you're right about the ending getting very busy.

You have Fett vs. Mace Windu, Anakin and Obi-Wan to follow during the Arena Battle, Padme's adventure, the Droids, etc. Dooku escaping and so on.

The lightsaber duel will happen after all of this, so it will not be interrupted the way the Qui-Gon / Obi-Wan / Maul one was. A different style, with the Jedi taking turns at going in on Dooku, because mostly of Anakin, who can't restrain himself and follow his master's lead. (idiot. but he still doesn't learn anything!)

Meanwhile, as to Anakin's reward for his insolence... maybe he just didn't have time to have skin applied to his prosthetic, or he wanted to have a shotgun wedding before he got caught up in an extensive medical proceedure (to grow new flesh, etc). I think the technology is up to the times in medacine - Luke's hand wasn't so advanced, especially the way the Empire would stifen research and development under their command economy. Perhaps it was just that the Jedi were humble and could not afford such proceedures, so Anakin was marrying 'a rich girl.' (joking because the Naberries are not rich). I think the time-table explanation is the best one, but meanwhile I thought it would have been cool if there'd been a scene where he put a black glove over the artifical hand! That would have been gosh-darn eerie!

Anyway, here's the pic!