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Powet Alphabet: Y is for Yoda

Yoda from Star Wars

Since the alphabet is the building block of our language, the Powet Alphabet is the building block of what makes us geeks.

Yoda is a pretty cool guy. At first look he’s a gross looking green 900 year old hermit but in reality he’s a gross looking green 900 year old Jedi Master hermit! He is kind of the extreme personification of a wise old man in that his wisdom and age are both beyond anything a human could conceivably achieve. I guess this happens when you teach Jedi for 800 years.

Yoda on Luke's back in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Let’s take a look at Yoda throughout history as we follow him through his various appearances first in the real movies, then in the shitty movies. First let’s look a bit behind the scenes at how he works and what he’s about.

Frank Oz with the Yoda Puppet filming Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Yoda is a puppet controlled by the great Frank Oz. Check out this outtake of Frank fubbing a line:
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Powet Alphabet: Y is for Y The Last Man

Since the alphabet is the building block of our language, the Powet Alphabet is the building block of what makes us geeks.

[Disclaimer – This article was written after reading the first three volumes of the series with no knowledge of what happens in the story thereafter.]

Y The Last Man is not only a concise description of the story following Yorick, the last man on Earth, but also a question. Why the last man on Earth? The stage is set in the first issue with a series of events leading up to the ‘plague’, as it is sometimes referred to in the book. Everywhere around the world at that moment in time, every male of every species on the planet died. Except, of course, for Yorick and his pet monkey, Ampersand.

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Powet Alphabet: Y is for Yellow Lanterns

Since the alphabet is the building block of our language, the Powet Alphabet is the building block of what makes us geeks.

The Sinestro Corps

The story of the Yellow Lanterns is the story of how a slew of plot devices and some incidental uses of color eventually coalesced over the course of decades and countless comic book writers into the Sinestro Corps and the War of Light.

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