Monday, 25 April 2011
INDIANA JONES and the MISSED OPPORTUNITY
When it was first reported that a 4th Indy flick was being made after the mugging that was the Star Wars prequels I immediately knew that it would turn out to be a solid gold downer (a 20 year gap and an over the hill leading man should have been enough of an indication to let sleeping dogs lie) but when it was announced that the story would have a 'Sci-Fi' element to it a flash of excitement struck me, could it be that this 'new' picture could be an adaptation (or at the very least contain elements) of one of the strips that featured in Star Wars Tales issue 19 namely INTO THE GREAT UNKNOWN by W. Haden Blackman & Sean Murphy.
Star Wars Tales was a comic published by Dark Horse Comics (1999-2005) and in the style of Marvels 'WHAT IF?' books took the Star Wars universe and presented it in ways that where completely different to the films. The strip ''Into the Great Unknown'' tells the story of how Han Solo and Chewbacca come out of hyperspace and crash land the Millennium Falcon onto a strange planet.
Here's an article