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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Adaptation

(Star Wars: The Force Awakens Adaptation #1-6)

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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 June 22nd 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!
Andreas
Dec 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really like the movie, even though I've got some major issues with it. All in all an enjoyable read. ...more
Stephanie
Mar 31, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: star-wars, comics
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.
Elaina
~4.5 stars~

Wanted to read this after watching The Rise of Skywalker...and I see some things in a different light now. But in general, it's just a short version of the movie...which can be nice sometimes if you're in the mood for a quick read! 😊 Enjoyed some of the artwork in it!




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Seeing Han die was emotional...and how they paralleled that scene with him and Ben in TROS was just..aghhh my heart 😭💔 It did kin
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Chelsea 🏳️‍🌈
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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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. ...more
Danielle (RunilaReads)
Title: Star Wars: The Force Awakens Adaption
Author: Chuck Wendig
Illustrator: Luke Ross, Philo Noto
Year: 2016
Rating: 3 stars

Synopsis: 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
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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. ...more
RG
Aug 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was an extremely well done companion novel. If you want a quick telling or recap of the film this is defs it
Christy
Jan 01, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: book-rewind
Added Nothing

This adaptation was more word for word certain scenes. It didn’t add anything to the story. If I didn’t know TFA, it wouldn’t have made sense.
Anthony
Jan 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: digital, star-wars
Doesn't really add anything new to the movie but it's a good adaptation! ...more
Shijia
Dec 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Exactly like the movie! Some of the character expressions made me laugh out loud lol. But of course it was an AMAZING read of my favourite movie franchise! :)
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-favorite is killed and a super-weapon is destroyed. You'll almost think this is A New Hope. It certain ...more
Scott Rhee
The Marvel graphic novel adaptation of “The Force Awakens” (Chuck Wendig, writer; Luke Ross and Mark Laming, artists) adds absolutely nothing new to the story that screenwriters Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, and Michael Arndt created for the film. If anything, the adaptation points out some of the film’s flaws and imperfections which comes from the senseless overanalysis and nitpicking that a geeky fan-boy like myself is wont to do.

This is to say that the graphic novel is okay. Wendig’s adaptati
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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. ...more
Quentin Wallace
Dec 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

I have to admit I'm giving this such a high rating based on the story itself rather than this particular comic adaptation. I just really loved the movie, and this is pretty much an exact retelling of it. If you love the movie check this out. If you're looking for something different, it's not here so I'd just stick to the film in that case.
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Michael Lee Howard -Mayhew
Fun time

This is a simple fun read of the force awakens. Quick read as well. Check it out if you can.
Abigail Walker
Jan 19, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2021
Great adaptation of the film! A nice quick, easy read which is a joy to read without taking away a lot of detail from the film.
Lisa
Jul 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love. Star Wars. Rey. And Kylo Ren.

I remember the first time I saw Star Wars Episode IV in the theater. I saw it 12 more times before it was pulled. I saw every single one afterward.
Star Wars is an epic adventure. The Force Awakens is well-written all-star addition to the story. And Kimi Ran is my new favorite baddie of all time. Love. Live. Love!
Camille
Apr 28, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned, read-in-2020
It doesn't add anything to the movie, but it was still enjoyable. ...more
lauren ♡
Dec 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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!!
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! ...more
Jay
Nov 15, 2020 rated it it was ok
The official graphic novel adaptation of the movie.

When I read a novelization or a graphic novel adaptation of a movie, I’m generally looking for something extra that we didn’t see on screen or an alternate version of a scene that brings new light to it. When I saw Chuck Wendig was writing this adaptation, my expectations increased based on my knowledge of the novels he’s written in the Star Wars universe. However, I was pretty disappointed here.

This amounts to nothing more than an abridged vers
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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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Alex D
Jan 28, 2021 rated it it was ok
Shelves: star-wars, 2020-2021
Excellent art and well-constructed panels could not save this graphic novel adaptation of The Force Awakens. All of what made Rey, Finn, Poe, and Ben such interesting characters in the film was stripped away, leaving only a husk of the excellent movie behind. Character development is practically non- existent in this comic, as well as the spirit of Star Wars.

All in all, this book left a bad taste in my mouth and has made me hesitant to read Chuck Wendig's other SW series: Aftermath.

2/5- For t
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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
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Chuck Wendig is a novelist, a screenwriter, and a freelance penmonkey.
He has contributed over two million words to the roleplaying game industry, and was the developer of the popular Hunter: The Vigil game line (White Wolf Game Studios / CCP).

He, along with writing partner Lance Weiler, is a fellow of the Sundance Film Festival Screenwriter's Lab (2010). Their short film, Pandemic, will show at th
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