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Star Wars: The Force Awakens

(Star Wars: Miniseries)

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3.55  ·  Rating details ·  453 ratings  ·  58 reviews
It's true — all of it! The blockbuster movie jumps from the big screen to the comic-book page! It's been three decades since the Rebel Alliance destroyed the Death Star and toppled the Galactic Empire — but now, on the remote planet Jakku, there is a stirring in the Force. A young scavenger named Rey…a deserting Stormtrooper named Finn…an ace pilot named Poe…and a dark app ...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published December 13th 2016 by Marvel (first published December 6th 2016)
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Aldo Haegemans
Dec 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Perfect adaptation! Reading this i remember everything again! I am So ready to watch The Last Jedi tonight!
Stephanie
Mar 31, 2018 rated it it was ok
There were a couple of really great panels/pages (eg Han’s death) but otherwise this was really mediocre and didn’t add anything to the story.
Chelsea
Apr 30, 2017 rated it liked it
Well, this is shot for shot, word for word, a rehashing of the film. I literally rewatched that two days ago and I was quoting along with it. So, by those standards, it's not really worth your time. I'm confused about the writing credit because everything is lifted from the script.

The art is just okay. Finn and Rey look different in every single panel. The cover for issue 3 has a gorgeous shot of Poe. He's in agony but good lord, he is gorgeous!

I enjoyed some of the emotion drawn in Poe's face
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Daria Marshall
Jan 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Yes, this is exactly the movie in graphic novel format. But you know what? I don't care. I thoroughly enjoyed this and loved seeing The Force Awakens in yet another form of media. The artwork is gorgeous (though there were a couple depictions of characters that could have been a little better). Would it have been nice to have a little bit of extra content? Yes. Was I disappointed that there wasn't? No. If you haven't seen the movie (you should, by the way), this is a great alternative.
David Edmonds
I know this is an adaptation of the film, but when it is a word for word, scene for scene rehash with absolutely nothing new added, the redundancy of the project becomes wildly apparent. I guess I just expect to have something new added in to make it worth my time and money. I probably won't be picking up any future adaptations if they are this one dimensional.
47Time
Jul 21, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics-scifi
I didn't notice the reference to 47 in the movie, but I'm glad to see them here. Reading this comic is very similar to watching the movie, if you don't mind the missing special effects. As far as I can remember, there are no differences between the two, certainly as far as main events go, so it's only a matter of preference what you want to experience. You have old character and new ones, a fan-favourite is killed and a super-weapon is destroyed. You'll almost think this is A New Hope. It certai ...more
Loup Coudray
Nov 25, 2016 rated it it was ok
In my opinion, this comic book adaptation of TFA suffers from the same problem than the novel adaptation... maybe in worse: if you've seen the movie, it won't bring you anything new; and if you haven't (shame on you :-) ) you probably won't understand much.

This comic was obviously written directly from the movie, and not from the script, so it sometimes spends a lot of time on some details that work in the movie (humour, some secondary interactions between the characters...), sometimes even tryi
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Neil R. Coulter
Jun 05, 2017 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: no one
When I was a kid, comic book adaptations of movies were essential, because home video viewing was not yet available. The comic books and novelizations were the only way to go back and revisit those worlds. I very clearly remember the oversize comic book of The Empire Strikes Back—and how terrified I was of the scene where Vader tortures Han!

Now, however, a graphic novel adaptation seems pointless. The only thing it might provide is an interesting visual interpretation that differs in some way fr
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Jerry
Apr 24, 2017 rated it liked it
It's great to see the story of Rey, Finn, and BB-8 in comic book form, but this adaptation delivers almost nothing new. The novelizations of the prequels--especially R. A. Salvatore's treatment of Attack of the Clones--added many new scenes; this is basically the movie cut and paste into a graphic novel. Hopefully, future Marvel adaptations will add more original content.
Katia
Dec 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dialoghi interamente presi dal film. Nel complesso ottimi disegni.
Katie
Aug 01, 2018 rated it liked it
ehehehehehe........ happy ix filming day
lauren ♡ (wonderless reviews)
Even though this is almost a word-for-word adaptation of the movie it was still really enjoyable. The art is great and it made me remember how much I loved the movie. It would be cool to see a series with new events though just because I love these characters so so much and I need more!!
Hosein
Dec 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
دقیقا مثل فیلم، عالی بود
Nessie McInness
Jan 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: star-wars
Yes, it's pretty much a word-for-word adaptation of the film. But I NEEDED to read it. It's a quick Star Wars goodness fix!
James Elkins
I don't remember when Marvel Comics published Classic Star Wars: A New Hope, I remember reading the Treasury Sized editions that reprinted the first six issues. Roy Thomas and Howard Chaykin delivered a lot of action paced story for a reasonable sum, and there was a lot to read on each page, I can't say that with this collection.

I read this collection as individual issues and I feel confident in saying that there were more words in a single issue of Roy Thomas's Star Wars adaptation than in all
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Andrew Lovell
Aug 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This adaptation is basically the movie. The reviews on this book range from hateful to enamored and I just liked it because I needed a Star Wars fix. Unbeknownst to me, comic book adaptations of movies usually contain new information or scenes that were not included in the film which engage the reader and makes the graphic novel more "enjoyable". This graphic novel definitely does not do that but none the less I enjoyed it...most likely because I haven't seen the movie in almost two years so it ...more
Matt
Oct 02, 2017 rated it it was ok
Collects Star Wars: The Force Awakens Adaptation issues #1-6

Around the time of the original Star Wars, Marvel also had a Star Wars comic book series which started in 1977. Because those stories were based off of an early screenplay, some plot elements were different or expanded in the comic book series. I read this hoping for something like that, with new insights into "The Force Awakens," but instead it was as if someone transcribed the lines from the final cut of the movie and threw together a
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Stacie
An "okay" adaptation. Nothing really stands out, either story or artwise. Some adaptations feel like revisiting the original, some feel like rehashing the original. This was the latter. This would have worked better "way back when", when access to the movie was difficult or impossible once it was no longer showing in theaters. Now, with the source material so readily available, the adaptation doesn't offer anything additional to the movie experience. I'd say that if you had nothing much else to ...more
RumBelle
Apr 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: star-wars, favorites
A wonderfully faithful interpretation of the film. The author and illustrator did an amazing job visually bringing the action of the film to life. You could almost see the illustrations in motion as you read. The emotion on the characters faces, and in their words, was intense and vividly recreated. Rey and Leia in particular were very well drawn.

Some of my favorite scenes were in Maz's castle, Han's confrontation with Kylo Ren, and everyone's reaction, and the final panels when Rey finds Luke.
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Stephanie Jobe
Dec 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a very direct adaptation. There are no shots that reveal something you might have missed. There are no deleted scene type moments. It does make a good refresher if the movie isn’t fresh on your mind. The art is solid and I like that it isn’t overly realistic allowing for some different expressions and interpretations. I think they did a good job of cliff notes, but I’ll take the movie any day.

Original Review on my Website
Sarina
May 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is basically the graphic novel adaptation of The Force Awakens. While I could easily have been bored by this book because it is a word for word, almost shot by shot adaptation of the movie, I found that I wasn’t. I found that I was able to focus more on the emotional impact the events had on the characters. I was also able to catch some details that I had missed when watching the movie. However, I would have liked extra insights into the story that weren’t provided by the movie. Overall, it ...more
Gordon Kane
Nov 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: star-wars
We've all seen it, most liked it. No need to buy this if your one of them. It's pretty much exactly the same as the movie. Now I know it's an adaptation but i would have liked some little extra scenes or some fleshing out in areas too reward us for going ahead and reading it. They did this in the other books of the movies (novels and comics). However if I had not seen the movie this would've been great! So I have 4 out of 5'd this based on it's own merit
Nancy
Fair, as these adaptations go. Does a decent job of condensing the story, though I feel that a lot of the characters' depth got lost. The artwork really fell down for me. I felt like it lifted images and scene blocking directly from the movie, and just didn't really make use of the comic medium except for a few moments here or there. Loved the page with Han's "I used to be.", and Maz's "Han Solo!" exclamation. Also Phil Noto's cover art is super pretty.
Julie
*shrug* Pretty much as advertised. A decent adaptation, but as such, there's really not anything new here. I got a little more out of the novelization because you spent more time in the characters' heads than you can in the film.
Lilia Garriga
Jul 07, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: tbr-comics
It didn’t add anything to the story it was just fine, if you didn’t watch the movie I think you would have been a little lost while reading this.
But overall it was cool seeing it in this format.
Grade: C
Rating: 3 Stars
Stephen Cronin
Jul 14, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: star-wars, comics
An underwhelming adaptation. On my first read, I didn't notice any additions/differences to the story (which I suppose was an incorrect expectation for me to hold) and didn't feel like the artwork fit into the SW universe.
Salimbol
Feb 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
Kelly
Mar 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Première lecture en Allemand ✌🏻
Paul E. Morph
May 16, 2017 rated it did not like it
Well, I didn't like it any more in comicbook form than I did on the big screen... :-(
Nicolas
Oct 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
This doesn't really add anything new, but I love this story. It was fun to experience it in a different format.
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