Sunday, April 5, 2015

Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope OGN HC Preview

Writen by: Roy Thomas
Art by: Howard Chaykin
Cover Price: $24.99
Release Date: May 6th, 2015

Lucasfilm Ltd. and Marvel Entertainment have already taken the industry by storm with blockbuster new stories set in the Star Wars universe. This May, we’re proud to return you to the story that started it all as the first original comic adaptation of the greatest space-fantasy film of all time is reborn as the STAR WARS™: EPISODE IV A NEW HOPE OGN!

Weeks before George Lucas’ first STAR WARS film hit theaters – Marvel gave eager fans their very first look at Luke Skywalker, boldly asking “Will he save the galaxy, or destroy it?” Now, 30 years later, you may know the answer, but that doesn’t spoil the excitement of reliving this now classic adaptation like you’ve never seen before – including scenes that never made it to the silver screen!

Completely remastered for the modern age with new coloring by Chris Sotomayor, Roy Thomas and Howard Chaykin’s iconic story debuts this May in an oversized hardcover format with a new cover by famed artist Adi Granov! Now is your chance to relive the original Marvel Comics adaptation that started it all when STAR WARS™: EPISODE IV A NEW HOPE OGN comes to comic shops and book stores this May!

Plus, don’t miss exciting remastered adaptations of THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK and RETURN OF THE JEDI coming later this year!

There are only a few Marvel books that would ever be allowed on our site.  One of them is Star Wars.  A New Hope still ranks as my favorite movie of all-time. I get a lot of crap for that amongst Star Wars fans and while I agree that Empire is a better movie, it's not my favorite.  I was eight years old when Star Wars came out and it took over my entire world.  I wanted to be Luke and I wanted to have friends like Han and Chewie to go on adventures with.  I wanted to see the movie over and over and over.  It was such a badge of honor to see Star Wars multiple times and while I wasn't even close to some of my buddies (my friend Joe saw it over 30 least that's what he told everyone), every time was a huge moment.  The best one was seeing it with my family at a Drive-In with me and my brother laying on a blanket on the car roof. Unfortunately, as the years have passed and I've been forced into adulthood, the pure joy and excitement that I felt seeing Star Wars back then has never been replicated with any other movie. However, every time I see that opening crawl and hear that wonderful theme blast in, I'm eight years old again for at least two more hours.  I think I'm going to go watch it now.  Enjoy this preview.

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