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The Star Wars - Mayhew Imagining Lucas, pt. 1
Bleeding Cool ^ | July 13, 2013 | Dan Wickline

Posted on 07/14/2013 6:20:48 PM PDT by Thorliveshere

The Star Wars is a new project coming from Dark Horse Comics and can be ordered from retailers now. What makes it unique from any of the previous series is that its taken directly from George Lucas‘ first draft for the movie. Back when it was called The Star Wars, when the heroes were Kane Starkiller and his twin sons Annakin and Deak and they are going to General Skywalker for help. This series is a chance to see how Lucas first envisioned the movie and compare it to what we have today. Mayhew will be working with writer J.W. Rinzler who is also Executive Editor at Lucas Books.

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This is pretty cool. As a comic artist, I tried to do my version of the early scripts of George Lucas' first Star Wars movies (which is really neat to read through, seeing all of the ideas that were used for the first three movies, and then some used later for the prequels).

However, my artwork is on the best, so I'm finally pleased that someone is taking on the scripts and illustrating them... if you're a big Star Wars fan, this is a must see. Some preview images of pages at the site.

If you want to compare my comic to what's being done now, you can go to:

http://www.bftg.flyingferret.com/

(I did this many years ago, so I'm a little embarrassed at the artwork in it, but just thought some people might find it interesting...)

1 posted on 07/14/2013 6:20:48 PM PDT by Thorliveshere
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To: Thorliveshere

http://www.bftg.flyingferret.com/


2 posted on 07/14/2013 6:22:37 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Thorliveshere

Mayhew? Chewbacca?


3 posted on 07/14/2013 6:23:33 PM PDT by dangus (Poverty cannot be eradicated as long as the poor remain dependent on the state - Pope Francis)
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To: Thorliveshere

Do we know which character is going to be homosexual yet?


4 posted on 07/14/2013 6:25:42 PM PDT by Yogafist
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To: Thorliveshere

Considering the prequels, which Lucas put together without the same level of criticism and support from when he had with the first three movies, I shutter to think how bad the originals could have been had Lucas had his way.


5 posted on 07/14/2013 6:32:17 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans
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To: Yogafist

“Do we know which character is going to be homosexual yet?”

C3GLBTQ


6 posted on 07/14/2013 6:37:19 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Aevery_Freeman; ShadowAce; Jack Hydrazine; Altariel; nuancey; Thorliveshere; skinkinthegrass; ...

ping


7 posted on 07/14/2013 6:40:56 PM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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8 posted on 07/14/2013 6:48:29 PM PDT by 101stAirborneVet
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To: PLMerite
C3GLBTQ

Haha, that's funny....

However, these are the early scripts of Star Wars. Nowhere in there did I see any form of a homosexual character. All that's PC that came later (were there even homo characters in the prequels? I don't think there were).

I think the only possibility of that happening if the comic is successful and they decide to continue the series, but for now, no, and that's why I'll get the comics just based on the scripts.

Is Lucas' dialog still stilted and hammy? Yes. The best parts of the original Star Wars was the dialog polishing by two friends and the improv by the actors.

Still, the McQuarrie-style artwork in the book is what has me hooked.

P.S... thanks for getting that link to work for me, Jet Jaguar.
9 posted on 07/14/2013 6:50:50 PM PDT by Thorliveshere (Tais deau sá taghdedaul!)
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To: dangus
Peter Mayhew -- Chewbacca:

Mike Mayhew -- comic book artist (referenced in article)


10 posted on 07/14/2013 6:52:25 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (It's been over 90 days; time to start on 2014. Carpe GOP!)
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To: Thorliveshere

Your artwork is just fine.Much better than most animated TV shows these days


11 posted on 07/14/2013 6:53:36 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

Thank you, I appreciate that.

You made my day. :)


12 posted on 07/14/2013 7:01:13 PM PDT by Thorliveshere (Tais deau sá taghdedaul!)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Wow . . . if not for the characters lighting up their lightsabers, you’d never even recognize it as Star Wars at all.


13 posted on 07/14/2013 7:52:35 PM PDT by RansomOttawa (tm)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Well done!


14 posted on 07/14/2013 11:41:14 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: dangus
Mayhew? Chewbacca?

What a Wookie!

15 posted on 07/15/2013 2:24:13 AM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Thorliveshere
All that's PC that came later (were there even homo characters in the prequels? I don't think there were).

Jar-Jar Binks?

16 posted on 07/15/2013 3:20:19 AM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: Rodamala

Hey, at least I know how to spell, “wookiee.”


17 posted on 07/15/2013 7:31:23 AM PDT by dangus (Poverty cannot be eradicated as long as the poor remain dependent on the state - Pope Francis)
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To: Flick Lives
Jar-Jar Binks?

LOL! Well, I don't think I'll argue that one...

But it still stands the early scripts had nothing like that.
18 posted on 07/15/2013 9:50:44 AM PDT by Thorliveshere (Tais deau sá taghdedaul!)
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