Malgré le rachat de la franchise Star Wars par Disney/Marvel qui compromet la collection publiée par Dark Horse, l’éditeur annonce la publication d’une nouvelle mini-série en 8 parties intitulée The Star Wars.
Le scénariste J.W. Rinzler et le dessinateur Mike Mayhew adapteront le scénario original du film tel qu’imaginé par Georce Lucas trois ans avant la sortie du premier opus de la saga.
Sortie du premier numéro en septembre 2013.
Ci-dessous, une première page de Mike Mayhew et quelques recherches du concepteur Ralph McQuarrie qui serviront d’inspiration au projet:
[quote=“Dark Horse”]Three years before his 1977 film, George Lucas put down on paper his first story set in a galaxy far, far away—a tale of fantastic adventures, daring escapes, “lazer swords,” romance, and monsters. A story of Jedi Annikin Starkiller and General Luke Skywalker, an alien named Han Solo, and evil Sith Knights. The screenplay was titled The Star Wars!
“I’m not sure where I first read about The Star Wars—it was years and years ago—but the idea of Luke Skywalker being an older Jedi General, and Han Solo being a six-foot-tall lizard, turned my Star Wars fan brain on its side,” said longtime Star Wars editor Randy Stradley. “I always assumed this would be one of those stories that would be ‘lost to history,’ so getting to work on bringing it to life is kinda like a dream come true.”
“While researching in the Lucasfilm Archives I’ve found many treasures—but one which truly astounded me was George’s rough draft for The Star Wars. His first complete imaginings were hallucinating to read—mind blowing,” said writer J.W. Rinzler. “While working with George on another book project, I once asked if we could adapt his rough draft. He was hesitant. Years later, with Dark Horse’s invaluable help, we showed him a few drawn and colored pages of what it might look like. He gave us the okay.”
Originally conceived in 1974, The Star Wars has been the subject of rumor and legend in the fan community throughout the history of the galaxy far, far away. Now, Lucas has seen fit to grant Dark Horse the right to adapt this fabled story into an eight-issue comic series launching in September![/quote]
Le site de l’éditeur: darkhorse.com