Star Wars #1
Star Wars #1 under Marvel is set to release next week, 01/14/2015. We received a copy a week early for the Marvel's Launch Party for it. Now if someone stuck a copy of one of the most anticipated comics this year in front of you, what would you do? Well, read it of course. Aaron, Cassaday, and Martin hit it out of the park, and all the hype is deserving. The first three pages alone, will make any Star Wars fan get butterflies in their stomach, and revert back to a childhood excitement.
What was on those first three pages? What's at the beginning of every Star Wars film? 'A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away..." That segment alone makes fans across the world rejoice and cheer when they see it, because we all know we are about to delve into a story about a galaxy that we all know very well, and love or hate every character in it.
That also drives home my next point. The creative team behind Marvel Star Wars treated this comic with the respect it deserves, and did their proper homework of the original trilogy. They pay that respect in being fans themselves, which is obvious from the first page. There were parts of this comic, where I didn't feel like I was even reading a comic. I felt at times that I was watching a fluid transition that picks up after the events of A New Hope. The character development, and their interactions and relationships with each other are all spot on in the proper timeline.
You're not going to want to miss this next week! There also bonus previews of Darth Vader #1, and Princess Lei #1 in the back of Star Wars #1. May the Force be with you!