Chronicle Books May the 4th Celebration Starts Today

May 1, 2013 at 11:12 am | Posted in Chronicle Books, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Virtual chatChronicle Books, publishers of, among other stuff, Vader’s Little Princess, is holding a week long May the 4th celebration.  Starting it off with a bang today, they’re hosting a virtual chat with Jonathan Rinzler, Daniel Wallace and Jeffrey Brown.  Details in the image.

Chronicle is also having May the 4th giveaways, details to be found on Facebook.  Prizes include the chance to get Darth Vader and Son,Vader’s Little Princess, Book of Sith and Ice Sabers.

If you prefer a sure thing, you can get 30% off plus free shipping on all Star Wars books at  Discount code is MAY4.

Last, but far from least, check out Star Wars X Books Chronicle Tumblr.

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Dark Horse to Adapt Lucas’s Original Concepts

March 31, 2013 at 5:56 pm | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars | 6 Comments
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darkhorse_logo_1_Dark Horse announced at WonderCon that they will be producing an 8 issue series based on George Lucas’s original Star Wars concepts.  The comic will be titled The Star Wars (not to be confused with the Brian Wood’s series, Star Wars).  The comic will feature General Anakin Starkiller — not a Sith – as well as and old general, Luke Skywalker.

Jonathan Rinzler will write and Mike Mayhew will be the artist.

(via John Jackson Miller and Bleeding Cool)

UPDATE: Here’s the official press release from Dark Horse Comics…


George Lucas’s original-draft screenplay for The Star Wars to be adapted by J. W. Rinzler and Mike Mayhew!

APRIL 1, MILWAUKIE, OR–It’s no April Fools’ prank! Dark Horse is honored to announce a dream project: working with J.W. Rinzler, executive editor at LucasBooks, and artist Mike Mayhew (Avengers) to adapt the rough-draft original screenplay which spawned the biggest franchise in film history!

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!

Here’s a look at the interior art…

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