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(From Malay Mail)
Byline: Rizal Solomon
STAR WARS INFINITES: EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (DARK HORSE) THIS version of `Empire Strikes Back' takes place in a skewed universe in which the `Star Wars' saga is reimagined from a `what if' perspective.
For example, in the alternate version of Episode IV: A New Hope, the comic asks the question `What if Luke failed to blow up the Death Star?' Now, you might wonder...
why are these guys messing around with the original trilogy and re-writing the entire Star Wars mythos as we know it? Hey, I wished I had the answer because, frankly, I am wondering the same thing myself.
There are two ways of looking at Star Wars Infinites: Empire Strikes Back.
One way is to convince yourself that this is an inventive expansion on an already-very good story.
It's either that, or this is some serious scraping at the bottom of the barrel of ideas (any ideas) for doing a Star Wars comic.
How you look at it will end up being a personal thing.
For me, I think the original stories were fine just the way they are, and all this energy should be redirected to expanding upon the current universe without inventing a parallel one.
As it is, the Infinites: Empire Strikes Back story is a let-down.
It feels like a bad TV miniseries rather than the epic that the original trilogy was.
There is no sense of larger-than-life events, nor do we (as readers) have any personal investment in the characters.
The whole story doesn't feel like it really matters.
In the end, this just feels like we got stuck in a twilight zone of discarded Star Wars ideas, with the comic just messing with the mythology for the sake of it.
Ultimately, it's not really that …