New in Comics: The Original George Lucas Star Wars Script Gets Adapted to Comics, Plus Space: 1999, Once Upon A Time, and More

By | September 4, 2013
A few choice selections from the comics due out September 4th (Note that the release dates are tentative on some of these titles):

The Star Wars #1
Dark Horse

Description: 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!

* Official adaptation of George Lucas’s original screenplay for Star Wars!

* Features regular, variant, and ultravariant covers!

By: J. W. Rinzler, Mike Mayhew, Rain Beredo, Brad Anderson, Nick Runge

Classic Space 1999 SC Everything That Was
Archaia Entertainment LLC

Description: The sci-fi classic series continues! September 13, 1999: An atomic accident causes the moon to be blown out of orbit and hurled into the unknown, the survivors of the lunar base stationed there launched toward their destiny, and adventures, across the stars. Set in the continuity of the original series, Classic Space: 1999 – To Everything That Was fills in the gap between the first and second seasons of the gothic science fiction television series Space: 1999, offering an exciting narrative of events that occurred ‘behind the scenes.’ This collection is a celebration of the Space: 1999 comics of yesteryear, reprinting the best of the Charlton Comics series, the British Look-In issues and Annuals, with an artistic storytelling twist! It utilizes over a dozen rare Space: 1999 painted artworks as chapter breaks, and is adorned by a previously unpublished Gray Morrow Space: 1999 cover painting. Originally intended for the next issue of the 1977 cancelled Charlton comic series run, this beautifully restored image had until now only seen print in the late ’70s as a puzzle!

By: Andrew E. C. Gaska, Gray Morrow

Once Upon A Time Prem HC
Marvel Comics

Description: The Evil Queen has, quite literally, captured the Huntsman’s heart — and now he’s her slave. Based on the world of ABC’s hit primetime series ONCE UPON A TIME, this is the never-before-told tale behind their twisted relationship — and what happens when a good man is forced to do bad. When Regina cooks up yet another devious plan to capture Snow White — this time by allying with a pack of power-hungry werewolves — the Huntsman comes face-to-face with his past and an independent spirit in Red Riding Hood that just may match his own. Can these two break free of the forces that bind them and save Snow White? When put to the test, where will the Huntsman’s loyalties lie? Has the Evil Queen stolen his heart in more ways than one?

By: Dan Thomsen, Nimit Malavia

Batman Black & White #1 (of 6)
DC

Description: The legendary, Eisner Award-winning series BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE returns in a brand-new six-issue miniseries featuring tales of The Dark Knight by some of comics’ greatest writers and artists!

This first issue kicks off with stories by Chip Kidd and Michael Cho, Neal Adams, Joe Quinones and Maris Wicks, John Arcudi and Sean Murphy, and Howard Mackie and Chris Samnee!

By: Chip Kidd, Michael Cho

Black Dynamite #1 (of 4)
IDW Publishing

Description: HE’S A POWDER KEG OF BLACK FURY THAT’S ABOUT TO EXPLODE!

The baddest kung-fu cat to ever appear on screen is coming to comics so you suckers better duck!

Former CIA agent, international ladies man, and sworn ass-kicking enemy of The ManÖ he’s BLACK DYNAMITE-and he’s about to walk into the most dangerous journey of his life!

By: Brian Ash, Jamal Igle, Dave Wilkins

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