Pick(s) of the Week: The Star Wars #1

the star wars #1 coverThis week is packed with awesome releases making this choice a very difficult one. For years now, there has existed an elusive script written by George Lucas, The Star Wars. This early draft of the classic film we know today is filled with familiar characters, worlds and concepts, but all twisted just a little into a new adventure.

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!

This is the official adaptation of the screenplay we’ve only heard about and having read it, we’re getting one hell of an adventure.

Check out below for the rest of our picks!


Top Pick: The Star Wars #1 (Dark Horse) -See above as to why I’m going with this one. I read the first issue and it’s awesome.

Forever Evil #1 (DC Comics) – Out of the Trinity War comes this first company wide event. Trinity War was pretty solid, but this one sounds like it’s going to get people talking with some shocking moments.

Superior Foes of Spider-Man #3 (Marvel) – While I love Dan Slott’s Spider-Man comic, this one looks at the villains he faces in an awesome comic that’s part comedy as well as adventure. The writing and dialogue is fantastic.

Trillium #2 (Vertigo) – The first issue absolutely blew me away in one of the best debuts of the year. Here’s hoping the second issue holds up and is just as solid.

X-Men: Battle of the Atom #1 (Marvel) – The other big event kicking off this week. Marvel has been stumbling a bit with their events lately and here’s crossing my fingers this one breaks the downward spiral.


Top Pick: The Star Wars #1 (Dark Horse) – You’ll see my review out tomorrow, and hopefully you’ll pick this up tomorrow, because in my opinion it’s one of the best series debuts this year!

Forever Evil #1 (DC Comics) – I’m plainly just looking forward to seeing what DC does with this.

Infinity #2 (Marvel) – The first issue was pretty fantastic, and I’m not even a huge Marvel fan, so how could this be a let down?

Superior Spider-Man #17 (Marvel) – The return of Spider-Man 2099, and, well, this makes the list because it’s Superior Spider-Man and Dan Slott hasn’t disappointed. Oh, and I think Harry’s back?

X-Men: Battle of the Atom #1 (Marvel) – What, another major event? This is madness! X-Madness!



  • From the previews that I’ve seen , The Star Wars just looks incredibly fun. I’m kind of conflicted about Forever Evil; I sort of feel like the way DC has strung together Trinity War and Forever Evil is slimy, but is it any slimier than the usual DC/Marvel marketing horribleness? And David Finch is drawing it, he is the worst. BUT, I am huge nerd, so I don’t know if I could handle NOT picking up DC’s first line-wide event title in two years….UGGGH, WARNER BROS JUST TAKE MY MONEY AND LEAVE ME ALONE.

    • The Star Wars is really fun. I read my review copy and will have a review tomorrow (due to embargo) and I can say, it’s as good as I hoped.

      As far as Forever Evil, forget the gimmicky villain comics, the event itself looks interesting and Trinity War left me in a much better place than Age of Ultron which actually had ads for the comics that were spinning out of it. That’s not a comic, that’s a brochure.