You had to kind of expect this would happen eventually, and now it’s official that Star Wars: The Force Awakens will indeed be heading to the printed page.
It seems like a kind of short notice announcement, but if there was a previous one I don’t think I saw it. Either way, the latest Star Wars film is being adapted to comic book format starting with issue #1 of the oddly named Star Wars: The Force Awakens Adaptation next month. In all, the book will run for 5 issues, and will have all the bells and whistles, including multiple variant covers by the likes of Joe Quesada, John Cassaday, and Phil Noto.
As for the creative team, Chuck Wendig is adapting the screenplay, with Luke Ross taking up the art chores, while Esad Ribic will be working out the standard cover illustrations. Look for part 1 (of 5) on the racks and digital download storefronts starting June 22nd.
From creators Chuck Wendig (Star Wars: Aftermath) and Luke Ross (Hercules) – it’s been decades since the Rebel Alliance destroyed toppled the Galactic Empire. But now, on the remote planet of Jakku, there’s been a stirring in the Force. A young scavenger named Rey, a deserting Stormtrooper named Finn, an ace pilot named Poe, and a dark apprentice named Kylo Ren. Their lives are about to collide. The awakening is happening at your local comic shop this June with STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS ADAPTATION #1!