New Interview with Mike Mayhew on ‘The Star Wars’

September 3, 2013 at 6:20 pm | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Interview, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Newsarama has a new interview with The Star Wars artist Mike Mayhew. The Star Wars #1 hits stores tomorrow, so be sure to check it out.

You’ve called this the Apocalypse Now version of Star Wars in terms of its dark nature. How is it so different, thematically?

Mike Mayhew: Thematically, it’s probably similar; a group of disparate characters come together to fight for freedom against an evil empire. The execution is way different and darker. There is much more emotion, action, and violence. It’s on par with The Searchers or Seven Samurai. Almost all of The Star Wars #3 feels like a “spaghetti western” with lazerswords. This isn’t a children’s fantasy that softens danger and is mindful of toy licenses. This is a journey into the heart of darkness, with Jedi warriors who slice and dice their way through everything the Empire can throw at them. I’m wrapping up The Star Wars #4, and half way through this “movie” General Luke is approaching double digits for kills. Overall there is more loss, tragedy, and passion in these characters driven by higher stakes consequences as a result of the war with the Empire. This is the draft that I bet John Milius would have loved!

Click here to read the full interview.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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