Dark Horse Comics announced something pretty interesting today, starting in September they will release an eight-issue mini-series based on the original Star Wars screenplay when the main characters were Annikin Starkiller, General Luke Skywalker, and an alien companion named Han Solo (Who was a six-foot lizard).
The series will be written by J.W. Rinzler and illustrated by Mike Mayhew, Rinzler in fact was the writer behind the Making of Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and The Complete Making of Indiana Jones. Mayhew’s wonderful artwork can be seen in Marvel Comics’ The Avengers currently and he has quite a following on the internet for his fan art.
From the Dark Horse Press Release: “Three years before his 1977 film, George Lucas put down on paper his first story set in a galaxy far, far away-a tale of fantastic adventures, daring escapes, “lazer swords,” romance, and monsters. A story of Jedi Annikin Starkiller and General Luke Skywalker, an alien named Han Solo, and evil Sith Knights. The screenplay was titled The Star Wars!”
I want to thank Ziah Grace over at Comics Alliance for the heads up on the press release.