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Now here is the complete screenplay of the film that launched a science fiction phenomenon. Experience the capture of Princess Leia by Lord Darth Vader and the evil minions of the Empire...Farmboy Luke Skywalker's discovery of her desperate message hidden in the droid R2-D2...Luke's fateful meetings with legendary Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi and intergalactic smuggler Han S Now here is the complete screenplay of the film that launched a science fiction phenomenon. Experience the capture of Princess Leia by Lord Darth Vader and the evil minions of the Empire...Farmboy Luke Skywalker's discovery of her desperate message hidden in the droid R2-D2...Luke's fateful meetings with legendary Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi and intergalactic smuggler Han Solo...And the climactic battle to destroy the sinister Death Star.


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Now here is the complete screenplay of the film that launched a science fiction phenomenon. Experience the capture of Princess Leia by Lord Darth Vader and the evil minions of the Empire...Farmboy Luke Skywalker's discovery of her desperate message hidden in the droid R2-D2...Luke's fateful meetings with legendary Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi and intergalactic smuggler Han S Now here is the complete screenplay of the film that launched a science fiction phenomenon. Experience the capture of Princess Leia by Lord Darth Vader and the evil minions of the Empire...Farmboy Luke Skywalker's discovery of her desperate message hidden in the droid R2-D2...Luke's fateful meetings with legendary Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi and intergalactic smuggler Han Solo...And the climactic battle to destroy the sinister Death Star.

30 review for Star Wars: A New Hope, Volume 1

  1. 4 out of 5

    Juho Pohjalainen

    About time I got around reading this manga adaptation: I've heard a lot of things - good and bad - about it. Judging by the first volume, I'm leaning towards the good bits I heard. It follows the movie script word to word, which I don't necessarily agree with, but it also adds in several of the scenes that ended up on the cutting floor (such as Biggs showing up earlier), and a whole new scene or two like the Stormtroopers attacking the Jawas. That's all very nice. The art is good, the action fluid About time I got around reading this manga adaptation: I've heard a lot of things - good and bad - about it. Judging by the first volume, I'm leaning towards the good bits I heard. It follows the movie script word to word, which I don't necessarily agree with, but it also adds in several of the scenes that ended up on the cutting floor (such as Biggs showing up earlier), and a whole new scene or two like the Stormtroopers attacking the Jawas. That's all very nice. The art is good, the action fluid, and the expressions... well, rather exaggerated of course, as is the style, but here it works. All in all, it's pretty solid. I'll keep up and see where it goes.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Matti Karjalainen

    Hisao Tamakin "Star Wars: A New Hope" (Dark Horse, 1998) on ihka ensimmäisen Tähtien sota -elokuvan mangasovitus ja sellaisenaan ihan kelpo kamaa. Leffalle ollaan uskollisia ihan yksittäisiä repliikkejä myöten. Sarjakuvan kiinnostavimmat ansiot taitavatkin olla visuaalisessa ilmeessä, joka onkin ihan vinkeä. Kovimmille puristeille tiedoksi, että albumin lukusuunta on käännetty länsimaiseksi. Hisao Tamakin "Star Wars: A New Hope" (Dark Horse, 1998) on ihka ensimmäisen Tähtien sota -elokuvan mangasovitus ja sellaisenaan ihan kelpo kamaa. Leffalle ollaan uskollisia ihan yksittäisiä repliikkejä myöten. Sarjakuvan kiinnostavimmat ansiot taitavatkin olla visuaalisessa ilmeessä, joka onkin ihan vinkeä. Kovimmille puristeille tiedoksi, että albumin lukusuunta on käännetty länsimaiseksi.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Tarl

    Reading this book is something I have wanted to do for over a decade, and I am glad that I decided to finally pick it up. It was everything I had wanted from a Star Wars adaptation in comic form. The anime aspect adds a lot to it, and has a certain aesthetic which is very pleasing to the eye. I actually love how Leia is drawn in this book, where her hair actually drops from her hair buns rather than being tied up tight. It actually makes her a lot cuter, in a way only anime can seem to do. Hisao Reading this book is something I have wanted to do for over a decade, and I am glad that I decided to finally pick it up. It was everything I had wanted from a Star Wars adaptation in comic form. The anime aspect adds a lot to it, and has a certain aesthetic which is very pleasing to the eye. I actually love how Leia is drawn in this book, where her hair actually drops from her hair buns rather than being tied up tight. It actually makes her a lot cuter, in a way only anime can seem to do. Hisao Tamaki does a fantastic job portraying the movie panel to panel, and does a fantastic job in choosing what to portray vs what to leave out. All in all, I am very happy with getting this, and finally reading it. I would greatly recommend this book to any Star Wars and anime fan.

  4. 5 out of 5

    María

    nobody: me: *in love with leia organa in every shape or form*

  5. 4 out of 5

    Mark Nevitt

    Enjoyment throughout, Volume one of four... I felt like I was actually in the movie like a fly on the wall. I know this is basically a comic, however the illustrations really bring this tale to life .

  6. 5 out of 5

    Chris Hamilton

    A fun, manga stylization of Star Wars: A New Hope. I felt like the artist did a great job of capturing the different characters emotions and was true to the original story. I'm looking forward to reading some more of these. A fun, manga stylization of Star Wars: A New Hope. I felt like the artist did a great job of capturing the different characters emotions and was true to the original story. I'm looking forward to reading some more of these.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Víctor Cid

    Perfect comic for May the forth!

  8. 5 out of 5

    James

    Well done. Had some parts with Biggs Darklighter that weren't in the original movie. Well done. Had some parts with Biggs Darklighter that weren't in the original movie.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Caitlyn G

    cute!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Cibernetes

    Me encanta el dibujo.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Tammy Dayton

    Enjoyed it. I enjoyed the facial expressions and the illustrations. I wished it was a true manga format. I would have liked to experience reading from right to left.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Brian

    Some of my students like Manga versions like this one better than traditional versions.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Daniella

    The adaptation was pretty faithful to its source material as far as writing goes. I love the artwork.

  14. 5 out of 5

    S. J.

    *3.9 Stars* **Warning: I'm assuming everyone who wants to read this and other reviews in the series has at least seen A New Hope once. Therefore, I will not be hiding any "spoilers".** *The Gush* During the late 90s and early 2000s, I was a huge Star Wars fan. I still am today, but then I was trying to get my hands on any novel, comic, etc. in the Star Wars universe. I had also only recently been introduced to manga and was hooked. Enter this, a manga about Star Wars...and the rest is history. This *3.9 Stars* **Warning: I'm assuming everyone who wants to read this and other reviews in the series has at least seen A New Hope once. Therefore, I will not be hiding any "spoilers".** *The Gush* During the late 90s and early 2000s, I was a huge Star Wars fan. I still am today, but then I was trying to get my hands on any novel, comic, etc. in the Star Wars universe. I had also only recently been introduced to manga and was hooked. Enter this, a manga about Star Wars...and the rest is history. This is a great adaptation. Indeed, the dialogue is word for word; you can almost hear the soundtrack in the background as you read. The artwork is amazing. If you are not familiar with the art style of Japanese comics (what Manga essentially is), the wide eyes and unique facial dimensions might throw you for a moment; however, it does not take long for one to realize how close these characters are to their movie counterparts. The reader has no problem recognizing each one and the artwork soon appears normal or at least not so surprising. The inclusion of a couple cut scenes from the movie (Biggs Darklighter makes an appearance as well as the 'battle' between the Jawas and the Stormtroopers - if you don't know who Biggs is...you don't know your Star Wars, he's one of the X-wing pilots near the end of the movie) is wonderful and really adds to the familiar story. It is however in the scenery and establishing 'shots' that the book truly shines. Some of the scenes on Tatooine are absolutely gorgeous and the two page spread showing the size and might of the Death Star is amazing. *The Rant* Two points: 1) The price. Dark Horse comics are always high and this was no exception. A admittedly flimsy paperback book cost ten dollars and with the breaking up of the story into four parts, that's $40 just for A New Hope and there are two more sets after this. The only reason I was able to get both this and Return of the Jedi was the lucky break of finding both sets in their entirety at a used book store. Since manga tended to be almost solely a teenage interest during the time this came out, I find it kinda shortsighted that they didn't knock this down to more of the price of Viz manga. This reason is also why I have vastly more Viz manga over Tokyopop because the later too was ten bucks a book. 2)The main reason for the lost of a star is the fact that this is a flipped manga. For non-manga readers, this phrase will make little sense, so let me try to explain. In Japanese, the words are read from right to left rather then left to right as most Western languages are. Therefore, what is the back of our books is actually the front of their books and viceversa. This means little when you deal with text but it means a HUGE deal when you are dealing with pictures. Until the late 2000s, nearly all manga brought over to America was 'flipped' or the pictures printed in mirror-image of the original. So a person standing on the right in Japan is suddenly standing on the left when the story is brought over here. The problems with this become very apparent when reading the Star Wars manga as the artist clearly took care to make each frame as close to the movie as possible...and then the picture was flipped and suddenly people are walking in the wrong direction or the group is standing wrong. Manga artists were very upset by all this as were manga readers and finally a solution was reached: we Westerners have learned to read the 'wrong way' ;P and the artwork is left alone. I prefer this method and sometimes will open a regular book at the end after reading a couple manga. This might not mean much to some people but manga readers will find this volume a bit aggravating to read. *Conclusion* Despite my moaning above by 90s manga practices, I really like this series and thoroughly enjoy revisiting it often. If you are a manga fan or a Star Wars fan, this is a must read. The artwork is incredible and it is a wonderful adaptation of the movie (at least the first fourth of it). If you like neither...you probably want to give this a miss.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Ashley Brooke

    While the lines come straight from the movie, I love the animation in the manga version of Star Wars. This first volume goes all the way up to Luke deciding to follow Ben and learn the ways of the force. It includes the scene between Biggs and Luke that was eventually cut out of the original film.

  16. 4 out of 5

    null &

    Aaaaaaah I remember this! There was a copy of this book at my old library--they hardly had a budget for new books, but they had a ton of really obscure titles in their shelves--and I was greatly amused when I found it. From what I can remember, I enjoyed it.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Kaitlin

    The characters are well drawn and it takes after the movie really well so far!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Carl Nelson

    Clean, great artwork, a good (and fairly strict) adaptation of the film.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Secret Stacks

    This comic was discussed on Secret Stacks Episode 2. This comic was discussed on Secret Stacks Episode 2.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Evey Morgan

    Nota: 3.5/5

  21. 4 out of 5

    Kate

    Star Wars IV? Manga? Yes please.

  22. 4 out of 5

    The Third Place A Teen Library

    SW nh v.1

  23. 4 out of 5

    Rfabiob

  24. 4 out of 5

    Kim

  25. 4 out of 5

    Elicia

  26. 5 out of 5

    kman1000

  27. 4 out of 5

    Jani

  28. 5 out of 5

    Oliver

  29. 5 out of 5

    Elsie

  30. 5 out of 5

    Kris

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