Lucasfilm is releasing a new book, STAR WARS ICONS: HAN SOLO CHRONICLES THE JOURNEY OF A LEGEND,by Gina McIntyre. Apparently this book was meant to ride the wave from the hit blockbuster, Solo: A Star Wars Story. Just kidding.
Here’s the description from starwars.com
As revealed earlier this week on The Star Wars Show, a beautiful new tribute to our favorite scoundrel, Star Wars Icons: Han Solo by Gina McIntyre, is coming November 13. Published in the US by Insight Editions and in the UK by Ilex, the tome covers Han’s entire journey in great detail; complemented with arresting imagery and photos, McIntyre charts the character’s history from George Lucas’s first explorations in the mid-’70s to Harrison Ford’s performance in the original trilogy and The Force Awakens, up to the high-adventure and personal origin tale in Solo: A Star Wars Story. It delves into his role in novels, comics, and video games, and features exclusive new interviews with Harrison Ford, Alden Ehrenreich, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams, Peter Mayhew, Ron Howard, J.J. Abrams, Lawrence Kasdan, Jonathan Kasdan, and more.
But what starwars.com doesn’t tell you, is its determination to transform the Han Solo character from heroic, to the deadbeat dad who routinely has domestic problems. Previously I wrote about Han Solo’s adventures in babysitting in the Last Shot novel, as well as Han Solo’s domestic problems in the same novel. Daniel Jose Older imposed social justice dullardry on the Han Solo character, and claimed to give him racial equality.
Now it appears that Han Solo’s domestic issues continue in the pages of Marvel Comics. Here’s a page from the Star Wars Icons book:
Is there any normal person on planet Earth who would look at this image of Leia giving a roundhouse punch, and think that Leia’s teeny tiny fist and arms would be capable of causing the 6 foot Han Solo to reel like that? Of course not. The laws of physics make this an absurd image.
But this is more about the SJW quest for the non-existent phantom known as equality. But what if things really were equal? Let’s reverse the roles in this image.
What if Han Solo had punched Leia in the same manner? Would that then be seen as a token of masculine equality and male empowerment? If we’re to be perfectly equal, why wouldn’t it be?
Or would it just be viewed as base domestic abuse? If so, then why isn’t this image as it is a portrayal of base domestic abuse, rather than a glorification of female empowerment and equality? If we’re to be perfectly equal?
In the end, feminists are merely using Star Wars to express their fantasies of putting the toxic masculinity of Han Solo in his place, and revealing their hateful misandry in the process.
There were some interesting comments from a Reddit thread, that indicate that there’s some sort of context that has be understood in this image:
This is one panel from the Han Solo comic and depicts Leia faking a fight before Han goes on a secret mission so a mole would not be interested in Han’s activities. This outrage about the comics physics is ridiculous and the comments on the blog pushing it are even worse.
It’s a real image. Context is Leia and Han have to put on a show for the other rebels so Han has plausible deniability. It’s not nearly as damning as some people here believe.
I would refer them both to my comment about “comics phsyics.” Who on Earth would believe such a performance? Naive SJWs I suppose, and no one else. Because thinking people understand that this is what would happen:
Let’s be honest, the real context is that this is being used by feminists as a pretext to excuse the expression of their misandrous sentiments towards the Han Solo character. This might be a ludicrous statement if this were the only example of misandry coming out of today’s Lucasfilm. Unfortunately, it’s not.