Friday, February 09, 2007

Giant Green Star Wars Rabbit!

Giant green Star Wars rabbit?


Giant green Star Wars rabbit.


Giant green Star Wars rabbit!


Giant green Star Wars rabbit!


Giant green Star Wars rabbit!


Giant green Star Wars rabbit!


Giant green Star Wars rabbit!


Giant green Star Wars rabbit so important he got cover billing alongside Han, Chewie and Luke!

Giant green Star Wars rabbit!



Giant green Star Wars rabbit!




GIANT




GREEN







RABBIT!




All panels are taken from Star Wars (Marvel) #8, 9, 10 and 16 (1978)
(The cover of Star Wars #16 was de-colorized by me to emphasize
GIANT GREEN STAR WARS RABBIT.)
Issues written by Roy Thomas, Howard Chaykin, Don Glut and Archie Goodwin;
Art by Howard Chaykin, Alan Kupperberg, Walt Simonson, Bob Wiacek,
Tom Palmer, Françoise Mouly and Bob Sharen.

Yes, that Françoise Mouly.



15 comments:

Jones, one of the Jones boys said...

I don't know, Bully, I'm unconvinced. He looks sort of yellow in most of those panels. If only Roy Thomas had written a story to explain the discrepancy...

Runmentionable said...

I know you've emphasised it heavily so I'm not after any prizes for observation... but Francoise Mouly? My head, he spin.

Sleestak said...

I think there was a story about an old Jedi rabbit redeeming himself also. Kind of a Don Quixote tale.

Siskoid said...

And the next time I get in an argument about the many reasons I think Star Wars is stupid, I'm gonna use this as my finishing move.

Thanks, Bully!

Bully said...

He looks sort of yellow in most of those panels. If only Roy Thomas had written a story to explain the discrepancy...

He might explain how Earth-2 Bully has better scanning and Photoshop skills than Earth-Prime Bully! It's more green in the original; some of it got lost during scanning.

I think there was a story about an old Jedi rabbit redeeming himself also. Kind of a Don Quixote tale.

There's actually two different stories you're thinking of there (neither one a rabbit). In the same story with Jax (the Giant Green Star Wars Rabbit!), one of Solo's Seven is...um..."Don-Wan Kihotay," a crazy old coot who claims to be the last Jedi but no one believes him, until he proves himself in his final battle. (You can spot him in the group panel above where Han is crouching--Don-Wan is in the middle between the giant chipmunk and the Luke-wannabe without pants.

Then there was a second, slightly less weird story in Star Wars #49 about a reptilian alien claiming to be the last Jedi, but no one believed him until he proved himself in his final battle. This is a much better story (script by Mike Barr, art by Walt SImonson) from around the period the Marvel Star Wars comics actually started getting really good, and interestingly enough it still holds up today post-Episode III: there's nothing in that story that is invalidated by the later movies.

One of these days I'm going to do a big-ass post or series of posts on the Star Wars Marvel comics, because I may make fun of them but I do truly love them. Star Wars #21 was the first Marvel comic I ever bought, too.

Matthew E said...

I totally had one of those comics when I was little. As soon as I read the phrase 'giant green Star Wars rabbit' I knew exactly who you were talking about. "Cool! He's posting about Jax!" Of all the things for me to remember.

Caleb said...

So who came first, Giant Green Star Wars Rabbit or Bucky O'Hare?!

SallyP said...

I...you...you mean this is REAL?

Well I'm just gobsmacked.

ABS said...

What's hilarious is that Lucas started putting editorial pressure on Roy Thomas because he's unhappy about this giant green rabbit, (rumor reported by Comics 101's Scott Tipton: http://www.moviepoopshoot.com/comics101/115.html).

And then what does Lucas do decades later? Adds a giant green Star Wars Rabbit-duck:
http://www.halloweenexpress.com/images/imagecache/200-300-TA207.jpg

(I assume he's green. Colorblindness notwithstanding.)

LurkerWithout said...

Its been a while since I was into the Star Wars novels. But I believe that post-dead Chewbacca Drunken Han was travelling around with some alien that was described as vaguely rabbit like. So the Giant Green Star Wars Rabbit may be cannon for the books...

Bully said...

Post-dead Chewbacca Drunken Han is one of my favorite Star Wars action figures.

Bill D. said...

Star Wars 16 is one of the first comics I ever remember reading. Giant Green Star Wars Rabbit confused the hell out of me, since no Giant Green Star Wars Rabbit action figure existed.

Michael Jones said...

I think it would have been more interesting if he were an invisible rabbit that only drunken Han could see.

Chawunky said...

I salute you, bull.

Andrew Gilbertson said...

If you've got any fondness for Jaxxon and the rest, those first Marvel issues have been adapted and spun off into an audio drama...
http://www.nolinecinemas.com/marvels/mmain.htm