Just finished reading the first Clone Wars comic Star Wars#51 and had the misfortune of being introduced to Durge.
He may just be the worst character off all time.
Totally contrived and calculated to be "cool" and "extreme".
And also a "bad a*s".
It's like that Simpsons Episode where a talking dog played by Homer was added to the Itchy&Scratchy show,it's that natural.
First off he's about 12 feet tall and as wide as a tank.
It looks totally silly.
Usually when i read a Star Wars comic or book i try and visualize it in my mind in movie terms.
With this guy it can't be done he takes you right out of it.
He's all "extreme" in a mid 1990's IMage comics character sort of way.
His misproportioned body,machine gun bigger than Obi-Wan,the Judas Priest symbol(!)upside down on his knee pads,the strap of bullets(!)he hangs on himself.
I mean all this turd is missing is a motorcycle with flaming wheels.
And he has dialog to match.
He runs off this list of Gungans and others he killed and then says"It's been a damn good week.."
Wow....how Star Wars.
And he totally schools 4 Jedi including Obi-Wan and Anakin taking a lightsaber in the leg a pistol blast to the head and he's all like"I'm going to rip off your head and carbon flush down your throat!"
And like starts tossing the Jedi around like Battle Droids,killing 2.
"I'm a walking nerve cluster,you can't sneak up on me!" he tells Obi-Wan and like throws him 500 feet or something.
And he laughs and gloats and talks like he's the main villian of Lethal Weapon 5.
It's just....it's horrible.
Doesn't Lucas even look at this stuff?
I mean this character is one of the centerpieces(or it's being promoted that way anyway..) of an entire promotional campaign based on one of the most important parts of the Star Wars legend and we get this designed for "extreme cool" factor piece of crap character?
Shouldn't this be run by Lucas first?
Hmm actually maybe George isnt the best guy for quality controll these days...
Shouldn't this be run by Gary Kurtz first?
Actually....can we run ALL Star Wars related stuff by Gary Kurtz from now on?
Also in this issue Arc Troopers are introduced,they are "super soldiers" that are clones but they are "only one step removed from Jang Fett"(says Anakin) Why being one step away from Jango makes them a "super soldier" im not sure.
There didn't seem to be anything super about Jango..
Basicly the Arc Troopers are like good guy versions of Durge,bigger and more G.I.Joe looking and have the ability to think on their own.
See it just got worse...