The Star Wars: Lucas Draft #2

The Star Wars: Lucas Draft #2

Writer: Jonathan Rinzler Artist: Mike Mayhew Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: October 2, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 3
7.2Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

The Empire is poised for an attack on the peaceful world of Aquilae, and only Jedi General Luke Skywalker seems concerned. When King Kayos is killed, Jedi in training Annikin Starkiller is ordered to find Princess Leia, while Skywalker sends his only squadron against the Empire’s powerful new battle station!

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Oct 5, 2013

    I stated that Rain Beredo wasn't being paid enough for the work delivered. I'd like to amend that comment: everyone involved with this book isn't getting paid enough to deliver a bookthis good. So, Dark Horse, what you're delivering to the fans is a steal! Keep it coming! Highest possible recommendation! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Rhodes Review - Stephen W Rhodes Oct 2, 2013

    We're 2/8 of the way throughThe Star Wars maxi-series, and it's been tremendous so far. I don't expect it to let up either. Once again, my favorite thing about this series is that despite it being an alternate universe and a comic series, it perfectly captures the spirit of the original trilogy of movies. You can sense vintage George Lucas at the core, but obviously it wasn't him that made it come to life. So, anyway, the story is amazing, the artistic style is perfect, and this issue is just awesome. I recommend all Star Wars fans check this issue and this series out! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Roel Fiala Oct 2, 2013

    In summation, I have found this issue very much pleasing in regards to story and art. Not only is it much better than it's first issue but also provides aspects of drama, tension and urgency from the films and implements them into this issue. Being only a second issue, I have reserved judgement for anything negative till I reach half-way of the story. Although, being nit-picky there was a small section I found to be just ridiculous and very much disrespectful. Overseeing that one section, this issue delivers, by far it is better than it's predecessor and it is very much enticing and intriguing. Supporters of the franchise or not it is comic book readers will enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Oct 1, 2013

    The Star Wars #2 is a must own that comes from such high caliber stock that it deserves to be on everyone's pull-list. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 3, 2013

    Similar to my feelings with the first issue, I really don't know how to feel about this incarnation. It's a huge insight into what could have been and the creative process as well. We see elements of the prequels here with the senate, trade implications that came up before and other political shenanigans that dominated the early parts of those movies. We also get some Gungan style craft showing up and a look at this incarnation of the Death Star. We also get some very different character portrayals, which is to be expected, but it goes so far in different directions that it can make you cringe at times. There's still a very rushed feeling about the series when it comes to pacing and panel layout and the expansive dialogue at times that's trying to cover a lot, but it's somewhat expected for a book working off of a draft script for a movie. I find it endlessly fascinating, but more because of what it is than the story that it's telling. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Florida Geek Scene - Peter Schmeiser Oct 30, 2013

    Issue two of The Star Wars continues to bring a puzzle to the mind and a feast to eyes. The enigma at the heart of this book is the twisted familiarity that haunts the reader. We somehow know these strange characters, but they aren't acting in any familiar way. Charaters who introduce themselves to us turn into total strangers through their actions. With this type of confusion it isnt for the casual fan. You cant just have a love of Star Wars to help you through this story. You need the open mind of a true sci-fi fan to appreciate the universe that is being built in front of you, and push through the under-developed style of storytelling that is being told. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Sean Tonelli Oct 2, 2013

    The Star Wars #2 isn't a perfect issue and while it may become bogged down with some boring political speak, the climax more than makes up for it. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 2, 2013

    The Star Wars is a fascinating experiment, but it's not always that great a story. This is one case where trade-waiting really seems to be the more sensible option for most readers. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Jeff Butler Oct 2, 2013

    Most people who are dedicated fans of the franchise have heard the story of the original cut of the film, an unwatchable badly paced mess until it was re-edited with the help of Lucas's wife Maria to the masterpiece it is today. With 'The Star Wars' we get a glimpse of what could have been, and it's dark, a head-scratching uneven mess that has more in common with the legion of Star Wars rip-offs that directly followed the 1977 premiere like 'Starcrash' and 'Galaxina' than the Adventures of Luke Skywalker. Don't expect to be told a great story if you decide to keep reading; buy it if you love the art or are as fascinated as I am by this time capsule of Lucas history, but you'll probably find what is really being published here is the legacy of the luckiest filmmaker alive. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    We The Nerdy - Mario Miranda Oct 8, 2013

    Although this series proves to be a very interesting experiment, its very clear why this draft did not make it into production. I would not recommend this series to casual fans of the Star Wars universe but hardcore fans that may be interested in a very different take on the Star Wars universe. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Jimbus_Christ Oct 2, 2013

    In the end, the book still feels like an unproduced screenplay. The elements of a story are there, but they are too sporadic and unfocused to take us along for the ride. Sadly this reflects onto J.W. Rinzlers ability, however, we must remember that he was given the impossible task of bringing this screenplay to life. There are fantastic things within this book that deserve praise. The sheer fact that it exists is something to celebrate, and hopefully with a few more issues the story will find its footing. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Paul Brian McCoy Oct 8, 2013

    Lucas' story has already fallen apart and the first act isn't even complete. None of the heroes are remotely likeable, the villains are nondescript and flavorless, and a lot of the boring political blather that helped ruin the Prequel Trilogy is on full display. What I'd hoped would be an interesting look at an alternative take on the story we all know and love, is instead just the displaying of a corpse that maybe never should have been uncovered. Read Full Review

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