Artist Creates Star Wars: The Force Awakens Alternate Ending Comic Strip


If you were looking for more of an definitive ending to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, look no further, as comic artist Stephen Byrne has created a 14 panel story titled Star Wars: Episode 7.5

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Artist Stephen Byrne (Serenity and New York Times bestselling Trick ‘R Treat) is extremely talented, and recently, he put pencil to paper to create an alternate ending…of sorts, to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The story is called Star Wars: Episode 7.5, and is absolutely terrific. Check it out:

Here we have some random officer walking down a hallway on what looks like the city-world of Coruscant. He’s just minding his own business when suddenly…

…a wild Rey and Friends appear!

This poor guys gets a galactic beat-down, and then we get one of my most favorite scenes from The Force Awakens, BB-8 giving the thumbs up. Only this time, it’s double the thumbs up. My God, I love that droid.

Our heroes rush down the hall to where a mysterious hooded figure awaits…

…obviously it’s Kylo Ren, right? Wrong, it’s none other than the insidious and evil Darth Jar Jar!

Using his Dark Side powers, Darth Jar Jar stops a blaster bolt fired by Finn (ala Kylo Ren in The Force Awakens), and sends it into the chest of Poe. Our favorite bromance has a tender moment, but there is still a Sith Lord to deal with.

Although Rey is a strong Jedi in training, she is no match for the power of the Dark Side, wielded by Darth Jar Jar, and the former scavenger is defeated.

Of course, this wouldn’t be a proper Star Wars comic, if someone wasn’t getting thrown through a window, and Darth Jar Jar uses his extensive Dark Side powers to finish Rey off, Mace Windu and Palpatine in Revenge of the Sith, style.

Not to be outdone, and seeing his pals in distress, BB-8 rolls into action!

But, although temporarily disarmed, Darth Jar Jar once again calls on the Dark Side of the Force to deal with his foe. Just then, Rey stands up, and summons the Skywalker lightsaber through the Force, and for a moment, the saber rockets toward her…

…and then past her to the rightful owner, Jedi Master Luke Skywalker!

Luke removes his hood, and sitting firmly beside the stoic Star Wars icon, is none other than BB-8! The old Jedi Master has saved the day, and he quickly presents Rey with the necessary tool to dispatch the evil Darth Jar Jar.

Rey catches the lightsaber thrown to her by her Jedi Master (and totally her father, duh), and he springs into action with a double bladed, dual-colored lightsaber that seems to have been fashioned from both Skywalker lightsabers!

Darth Jar Jar is decapitated in one swift motion, and the galaxy, and more importantly, the integrity of Star Wars is saved!

Our heroes, including Poe, board the Millennium Falcon, piloted by the trusty Chewbacca, and they speed off-world from Coruscant. After the credits roll, a scene with three old friends — the Force Ghosts of Obi-Wan, Yoda, and Anakin Skywalker — are seen having a moment, when who should appear? Jar Jar Binks

And Star Wars: Episode 7.5 ends appropriately. No one likes you Jar Jar, not even Force Ghosts.

I’ve got to say, this is definitely one of my favorite fan-created The Force Awakens inspired art that I’ve seen. As I said, Stephen Byrne is incredibly talented, and I’m glad he did this. You can follow Stephen on his Facebook or on Twitter, to see his other fantastic works of art.