Dark Horse Comics has long held the rights to George Lucas’ ‘Star War’s franchise, publishing countless comics featuring the brand. Their latest, however, might be their biggest. ‘The Star Wars‘ is Lucas’ original draft for what would eventually become one of the greatest works in science fiction history, but this vision is drastically different from what was eventually filmed.
This eight-issue miniseries will detail the adventures of Kane Starkiller, his son Annikin and his Jedi ally Luke Skywalker, who bears no resemblance to Mark Hamill’s portrayal. Fans may be stunned by how little this miniseries resembles the classic movies. But even so, it’s interesting to see the creator’s initial vision and there are certain elements that made it into the eventual film. (Biggs Darklighter, Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru…) Among the changes, Han Solo is not human and C-3PO appears to be female. (Okay, that’s not such a huge change.)
Check out the first few pages and you will see that this version is entirely different from the ‘Star Wars’ we’ve all known and loved all these years!
Wow. Quite different, wouldn’t you say?
‘The Star Wars’ #1 hits shops on September 4th, and is written by J.W. Rinzler with art by Mike Mayhew, and colors by Rain Beredo and Brad Anderson.
This obviously isn’t meant to replace the movies, but it is interesting to see the creator’s thought process! What do you think? Will you be checking out ‘The Star Wars’? Comment below!
Source: Den of Geek