Dark Horse Comics, the company known well for it's manga
series (Blade of the Immortal,
Appleseed) and for it's
many Star Wars series, has brought to America a treat that
encompasses both. Acclaimed manga artist Hisao Tamaki masterfully
translates George Lucas' script into a fine four-book series.
Fine detail is used in recreating the original tale while
remaining faithful to Lucas' concept is handled well. The
covers by Adam Warren are also finely done.
Star Wars purists may not take to these books because of
small bits of the script that are snipped out to fit the whole
story in, but Tamaki's take on the character personalities
does shine through. There are instances where a facial expression
that might have been lost in the original film is captured
in the manga. This added character depth gives the reader
another person's insight to the famous tale.
If you've ever loved Star Wars and Manga, then this really
is a treat for you. While some people may find it hard to
sit down and read a manga based on a movie, this really is
a great collection just to have.