Star Wars #1 comic unwrapped

Ahead of Marvel’s Star Wars #1 comic next week, Entertainment Weekly was lucky enough to get an exclusive sneak peek at some pages from the anticipated book.

EW noted the book is the first Marvel-published Star Wars title in over 20 years and is a new entry in the Star Wars-Disney canon. Set between Episode IV and V, the plot follows Luke, Han and Leia after the destruction of the first Death Star.

Cover art of Marvel's Star Wars #1 by John Cassaday. Image: Marvel (Entertainment Weekly)

Pretty good likeness of Luke, Han, C3PO and R2. Image: Marvel (Entertainment Weekly)

According to EW, the tome is quite possibly going “to sell one million copies — the first comic in two decades to do so”. The report continues to say, ‘… here’s your first look at lettered pages from Star Wars #1. If it’s any indication of what’s in store, it might just live up to the hype’.

Atom Comics has prepared a release party for Star Wars #1 in Singapore on Jan 17. The event will take place at The Cathay from 1pm. Star Wars toys and games will be on sale all day and the 501st SG will be on parade. For more details, visit http://bit.ly/starwars1atom.

Here are some pages from EW’s site. For more, visit http://bit.ly/starwars-1.

Marvel's Star Wars #1 cover art by John Cassady. Image: Entertainment Weekly, Marvel

Marvel’s Star Wars #1 cover art by John Cassady. Image: Marvel (Entertainment Weekly)

A page from Marvel's Star Wars #1. Image: John Cassady, Laura Martin (Entertainment Weekly)

A page from Marvel’s Star Wars #1. Image: John Cassady, Laura Martin (Entertainment Weekly)

Another page (not in sequence) from Marvel's Star Wars #1 comic. Image:  John Cassaday, Laura Martin (Entertainment Weekly)

Another page (not in sequence) from Marvel’s Star Wars #1 comic. Image: John Cassaday, Laura Martin (Entertainment Weekly)

Having seen the artwork and read some of the dialogue, I can’t say for sure I will like the comic. The artwork seems a little too structured and clean for me. The lack of details on the weapons and buildings make the illustration a little too child-like. Perhaps, I am too biased, having been a fan of Frank Miller’s edgy contrasts and shadowplay. The story, at least in these pages, doesn’t excite me. But that’s just based on the first four pages of the book, which is not a fair gauge by any means. I will reserve full judgement until I see the book with my own eyes next Saturday.

What do you think of Star Wars #1? What do you like about it? Tell me in the comments.

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