Get ready to return to a galaxy far, far away at a time slightly longer than a long time ago as LINE Webtoon unleashes its digital comic series “Star Wars,” which retells the original trilogy from the perspective of a young Luke Skywalker, beginning during his time growing up on Tatooine.
Originally an officially licensed Korean comic series, “Star Wars” is now being released to American audiences for the first time ever on a twice-weekly digital basis. Every Thursday and Sunday new chapters of the saga arrive, which fans can read either through the LINE Webtoon site or through the official LINE Webtoon app available on the Apple Store and Google Play.
“Our fans in the United States are in for something special as they now have a chance to dive into the epic Star Wars story in a totally new way, only on LINE Webtoon,” JunKoo Kim, Founder and Head of LINE Webtoon, said in a press release about the announcement. “This immersive digital comic experience offers a brand new experience for Star Wars fans and perfectly showcases the appeal of our digital storytelling format.”
Korean comic artist and Star Wars fan Hong Jacga wrote and drew the series, reconstructing events from the original trilogy of films from a new perspective and story.
LINE Webtoon launched in the United States in 2014 after more than a decade of existence in Korea and most recently began exclusively releasing a new “Cyber Force” series, developed by Marc Silvestri and written by Matt Hawkins.
The first installment of “Star Wars” is available starting today.
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