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Marvel Remasters Thomas, Chaykin’s “Star Wars” Adaptation as Oversized Hardcover

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Update 12/16/2014 @ 8:00 AM PT: the STAR WARSâ„¢: EPISODE IV A NEW HOPE OGN HC will be released in May 2015, not March 2015 as noted in Marvel’s original announcement.


Marvel Comics expands its growing line of “Star Wars” comics in May with the announcement of its plans for an oversized, remastered hardcover edition of the original adaptation of George Lucas‘ seminal creation.

Under a new cover by Adi Granov, Roy Thomas and Howard Chaykin’s adaptation of “A New Hope” — fully recolored by Chris Sotomayor — will be reprinted in full, including the scenes which Marvel readers experienced in 1977 that never made it to the big screen in Lucas’ final cut.

“When Star Wars took the world by storm in 1977, Marvel Comics was right there with exciting comic adaptations and new stories set in a galaxy far, far away,” Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel said via press release. “With new Star Wars comics being published by Marvel in 2015, we’re proud to look back on this exciting remastered adaptation of the original film, with remastered adaptations of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi coming later in 2015.”

“Start Wars: A New Hope” arrives in comic stores in May 2015.