Star Wars Omnibus: Droids
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Star Wars Omnibus: Droids (Star Wars Omnibus #6)

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Before the clueless C-3PO and his clever companion R2-D2 fell into the sands of Tatooine for their first fateful meeting with Luke Skywalker, those two troublesome droids had some amazing adventures of their own!

Sold to a junk trader and shipper off to the treacherous Kalarba System, Artoo and Threepio begin a journey that takes them from the jaws of a droid-eating beast

Paperback, 430 pages
Published July 1st 2008 by Dark Horse (first published June 18th 2008)
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I was actually pretty surprised with this collection. I expected a series of disconnected one-offs like the Droids and Ewoks omnibus but this is actually, for the most part, a coherently connected story. The ways in which the two droids engage in each story continue to be somewhat formulaic for their characters but I did think some of the larger stories were pretty decent and included enough twists and turns to keep you interested. I liked that, for the most part, there were characters that kept...more
The stories were fun if not dramatic. Bearing in mind I've only watched the movies and read none of the books, here are a couple things I enjoyed:

A deeper look at the personalities of R2 and C3PO and their relationship. C3PO actually acknowledges his close friendship with R2D2! I get it now, they are like Bert and Ernie or Felix and Oscar.

The different art styles. The first couple stories are drawn with a really terse style with solid coloring. The last one seems like it's colored using pencil o...more
These are fun stories for children that do not effect the larger continuity of the expanded universe, but who would pay the RRP of £ 19.99 for this collection?
Most of the art was cartoonier than I prefer, and most of the stories bored me. I did enjoy the last 2 stories, however. So I give the volume a C overall.
I enjoyed most of the Star Wars omnimbuses, but I liked how this one was pretty unique because it was only about two characters, R2-D2 and C-3P0.
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