Ok, I Shot First

I think that a decent argument could be made that Star Wars comics are not only one of the more successful licensed comics out there, but also one of the best in terms of actually expanding up on  said license. Even some of this lonely scribe’s first four-color adventures were with Luke and Vader.

So, with the announcement that Dark Horse (in one last futile attempt to kick the Star Wars football before Disney’s Lucy yanks it away), will be publishing George Lucas’ original concept for (The) Star Wars, I am filled with many mixed emotions.

Initially, I was really stoked about the project. How cool would it be to see Luke Starkiller and Alien Han Solo fully realized instead of just whispered about in hushed tones. It would be a really interesting thing that might even get a few folks through the turnstiles at their local comic shop.

But then, I got pretty scared because I though, wait… didn’t Lucas change most of that stuff because it wasn’t very good?

Finally, I found an inner balance within myself and resolved all of my feelings into one interested, yet cautious vibe. Because in reality, it’s going to be a neat book and it’s not like it’s going to be worse than The Phantom Menace, right?

… Right?

Today’s page comes to us from a galaxy far, far away and Nate Taylor:

Nate Taylor is a freelance illustrator best known for his partnerships with fantasy author Patrick Rothfuss.  He illustrated the “not for children” children’s book “The Adventures of the Princess and Mr. Whiffle: The Thing Beneath the Bed,” and he has recently finished illustrating a sequel.  Future projects include a companion comic for the upcoming game “Torment: Tides of Numenera” and a comic mini-series set in the world of Rothfuss’ Four Corners.

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