“As new comic book publisher Impact Theory continues to make waves with its expanding library, pairing fan-favorite writers and artists with popular recording artists, the publisher’s second series, Hexagon, is poised for a wide release next month. Written by Michael Moreci, Impact Theory founder and CEO Tom Bilyeu and electronic artist Don Diablo, and illustrated by Jheremy Raapack, the new series received a timed exclusive release at New York Comic-Con this past October before its retail debut on March 18. […]
In an exclusive interview, Moreci discussed working with Bilyeu and Don Diablo, his deep love of the sci-fi genre and teased his upcoming comic book miniseries Star Wars: The Clone Wars — Battles Tales, with IDW Publishing. […]
You’ve always been a pretty vocal supporter of the prequel trilogy. What is it you think a lot of people miss out on or overlook with those films?
That’s a really good question. I think they’ve started to well, which I’m really gratified by, but I think is that people get caught up in the elements in the prequels that don’t work; easy targets like Jar-Jar or lines about sand that get endlessly repeated in our online meme, social media culture. But you take out, like, those five minutes or whatever and you still have an entire movie. There’s a lot more there and they really are complex movies that get taken for granted. There’s Anakin’s story and the failure of the Jedi and the jealousy and how the Jedi were responsible for creating Anakin and his seduction to the Dark Side; there’s really deep stuff happening there.
George Lucas’ singular vision is spectacular, and I think they’re visually stunning movies. But what gets lost is how deep they are and how they’re original stories; Episodes VII and VIII are echoes of the original trilogy. So the prequel trilogy was its own thing and I think that caught a lot of people off-guard; George Lucas wasn’t going to go back and play the hits, he was going to create something really unique and really complicated. I think it’s harder to readjust expectations and appreciate the prequels for what they are and not how we want them to be. Once you get to that place, it’s such a satisfying story and such a satisfying achievement and I think it’s the last tentpole franchise we’re going to get with one person’s singular vision. You don’t get that from Marvel or DC or even Star Wars anymore; it was just George Lucas uncompromisingly doing it and we should cherish it for that reason alone.”