It’s time to go back, back, back, waaaaay back to the early days of a galaxy far, far, away, and see what might have been as Stephen and Matthew take a look at Dark Horse Comics’ The Star Wars #1.

Writer: J. W. Rinzler
Artist: Mike Mayhaw
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: Before Star Wars, there was The Star Wars! This is the authorized adaptation of George Lucas’s rough-draft screenplay of what would eventually become a motion picture that would change the world. Annikin Starkiller is the hero . . . Luke Skywalker is a wizened Jedi general . . . Han Solo is a big green alien . . . and the Sith . . . Well, the Sith are still the bad guys. High adventure and derring-do from longer ago, in a galaxy even further away!

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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment. You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...


  1. I recently heard that part of what Lucas was going for with the original Star Wars was he own Vietnam war allegory. And while you can see those elements in the film that came out in 1978 I was wondering if the Vietnam them is more central to this book?

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