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Old March 9th 10, 22:12   #5
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Re: Comic book basis of Vorlon / Shadow conflict

Originally Posted by Raw Shark View Post
I don't remember seeing anything about a comic series that was a big influence on B5, but I do remember JMS writing about how he's been influenced in general by epic sci fi novels like Lensman and the Foundation Trilogy.

But there is an excellent comic series from the 80's and early 90's called Dreadstar, about a group of rebels trying to stop a 200 year-old galactic war between two superpowers. It has tons of similarities with B5, including a scene where the hero orders some ancient and powerful beings to leave the galaxy. Dreadstar and B5 are my two sci fi favorites, as are their writers.

Raw Shark

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I think you're right- Dreadstar, that must have been it. Thanks!
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