Marvel Announces Star Wars: The Force Awakens Comic Adaptation


Marvel will release a limited series comic adaptation of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, starting in June.

The series will be written by Star Wars: Aftermath author Chuck Wendig, and illustrated by Luke Ross (Marvel’s Hercules). Some of the covers will be drawn by Esad Ribic, and artist on Marvel’s Secret Wars series.

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Jordan B. White talked to Comicbook Resources, who broke an exclusive, about adapting the popular film into comicbook form (via Making Star Wars).

"“‘The Force Awakens’ knocked our socks off from the very first time we saw it, and we could not wait to start being able to play with these new, awesome characters!” editor Jordan D. White told CBR. “Now, we get to bring all of them to the pages of our comics with an adaptation of the film we loved so much! We’re all fans first, so it’s all love that is bringing these pages to life!”"

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The more true-to-life style of the artistry in the above image from CBR is reminiscent of past comicbook renderings of Star Wars films. The Force Awakens is not the first Star Wars film Marvel has adapted into a movie; before the comic rights went Dark Horse, Marvel produced issues detailing the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Han Solo throughout A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi. Now the rights have reverted from Dark Horse back to Marvel, and the latter company is returning to familiar ground in full force.

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Look for Marvel’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens beginning June 2016.