Hurry up, first week of April. Once we survive the pranks on April Fools' Day, it's all about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Tuesday, April 4 brings the home release of the Star Wars standalone, while April 5 marks the day Marvel's comic book adaptation of the film comes to shelves. Star Wars: Rogue One Adaptation #1 puts readers into hyperspace and takes them to a face-to-face meeting with the Rebel Alliance, and we have a preview.
Written by Jody Houser with art by Emilio Laiso and Oscar Bazaldua, the six issue Rogue One adaptation will follow the plot of the movie with Jyn and her new pals going after the Death Star plans. It's not only about rehashing what we saw on screen. Using a different medium to approach the story means some new material and going deeper with characters. Some scenes from the novelization and cut moments from the film will find their way into the story. I hope this means Chirrut and K-2SO are in every single scene. That would make total sense, right?
I'll keep my Chirrut and Kaytoo fanfic to myself. Let's look at some art!
Rogue One #1 cover by Phil Noto
I will never say no to seeing more of Noto's art--especially in Star Wars universe.
What's that? You like variant covers? Here's one:
Rogue One #1 action figure variant by John Tyler Christopher
Okay, covers of the comic are fine and dandy, but what about interiors? You'll find four pages from Rogue One #1 in the gallery below, in addition to a couple more variant covers. The art isn't necessarily final on the interiors, but it's enough to see the likenesses and style happening in the comic. The pages show familiar scenes from the film: Jyn being rescued from Imperial imprisonment (I can't help but hear Kaytoo's voice in my head), Jyn's arrival to Yavin IV, and her encounter with Saw Gerrera on Jedha. My little Stardust. I like that even without the dialogue on the page, I can see emotion happening in expressions and postures.
Will you be adding the Rogue One comic adaptation to your pull list? Let me know in the comments.
If Rogue One had a title crawl, this might be what it said...