Sunday, August 11, 2013

Dark Horse Unearths Classic Origins with ‘The Star Wars’ Miniseries

Let’s face it: The Star Wars Expanded Universe is kind of a mess. From clones to contrivances to storylines that only resemble coherence if you squint just right, there’s little actual Star Wars magic to be found in the countless books and comics spawned from George Lucas’ galaxy far, far away.

However, this fall, Dark Hose Comics hopes to change all that by bringing us a fresh new take on the franchise with The Star Wars, an eight-issue series adapted from Lucas’ 1974 rough-draft screenplay. The first issue hits on Sept. 4, 2013, and judging by the teaser available on EW.com, the concept has a lot of promise as an alternate reality to the space opera we know and love (or revile ... you know who you are).

If you thought it was impossible for such an oft-trodden mythology to surprise us after all these years, check out the trailer for The Star Wars by clicking here.