At Star Wars Celebration this year, IDW announced Star Wars Adventures, a new all-ages take on the galaxy far, far away, distinct from Marvel's Star Wars comic book offerings. That distinction is continuing with a new, stylised take on The Force Awakens, and we have a new look inside.
Image: IDW. Cover art by Eric Jones.
Marvel already released its own adaptation of the movie last year, but like Adventures, this new graphic novel — written by Alessandro Ferrari and with art from Simone Buonfantino, Ken Shu, Roberto Santillo, Marco Ghiglione and Stefano Attardi — is aimed at younger Star Wars fans, making it a bit more of an approachable read, even if it's an adaptation of the same source material.
One way it does stand out compared to Marvel's adaptation: It has a much looser, cartoonier art style, which makes The Force Awakens feel like a Saturday morning cartoon rather than a blockbuster movie — which I suddenly would like to see actually happen. Check out the opening pages of the new adaptation below, making their debut here.
IDW's Force Awakens adaptation is on shelves August 29.