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Dark Horse Comics Announces Adaptation of Original Star Wars Script

David Gillette 04/01/2013 News, Reviews

Randy Stradley of Dark Horse Comics announced at WonderCon that George Lucas requested they adapt his original Star Wars screenplay into a comic.

Adapted from the original 1974 script The Star Wars, which is radically different than the film fans came to love, the adaptation will run eight issues in length. Fans should recognize some similarities like character names such as Darth Vader and Han Solo, except in this Han is a lizard.

Other variations on familiar things include General Luke Skywalker and Anakin Starkiller. Stradley explained that in this original source material, the Emperor was more of a puppet character, and the Sith make their appearance as the Sith Overlords.

This development provides an interesting what if for fans of the iconic movie franchise, allowing a look at what could have been.

Here’s a look at never been released images for the new comic. The following image is the first completed page of art from issue 1, page 2 with subsequent pictures part of the adaptation concept art.

Dark Horse Comics Star Wars


This is a vastly different conception of the original Luke Skywalker.

General Luke Skywalker

An interesting look at Darth Vader without the suit.

Dark Horse Comics Star Wars

Anakin has a different name and look in this wildly different imagining.

Dark Horse Comics Star Wars

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Unofficially a I'm a musicologist, journalist, and comic book/prose writer. Officially, a teacher and father of three. I also have a big nose. When I'm not teaching or writing for Comic Booked, I'm writing my new series The Ghost Notes. +David Gillette

  1. jeffhillwriter 04/01/2013 at 7:45 pm

    I'm just glad Marvel won't have anything to do with it. Looks interesting, to say the least.

  2. davidgillette 04/01/2013 at 9:44 pm

    The sad news is the future of Star Wars comics at Dark Horse will take about a year to clarify according to the panel I went to.

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