Preview: Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope OGN Remastered


I’m going to assume, for the sake of argument, that you’re already familiar with the story in the original Star Wars movie. I’ve heard it was pretty popular.

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Nevertheless, with all things Star Wars helping to build up to a fever pitch of fandom for the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, there’s no better time to go back and revisit the classics, and that means comic books based on the franchise as well. Marvel no doubt agrees, which is why a remastered edition of the Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope graphic novel is making its way back to stores next month.

Brought to life by the great creative team of writer Roy Thomas and artist Howard Chaykin, the comic adaptation of A New Hope actually released several weeks before the movie back in 1977. That might seem like spoiler city, but it’s important to remember big things:

1. Even 20th Century Fox, the studio behind Star Wars, didn’t think it was going to be a big deal.

2. No internet! Or smartphones, etc.

But I digress. That original comic book treatment has been given a huge makeover here, complete with colors by Chris Sotomayor and a new cover by Adi Granov. Put it all together in an oversized, hardcover format and you’ve got yourself something special, or so it would seem.

Marvel is planning on doing the same thing for The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi later in 2015, but it’s always fun to start at the beginning. Check out some sample pages by scrolling down here, and look for the Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope OGN in stores on May 6.

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