The Star Wars: Lucas Draft #3

The Star Wars: Lucas Draft #3

Writer: Jonathan Rinzler Artist: Mike Mayhew Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: November 6, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
7.5Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

A Queen steps down! The Hidden Fortress destroyed! The Imperial army on the march!

Annikin Starkiller and Princess Leia rescue two wayward droids in the desert, Darth Vader recruits a famous Knight of the Sith to his army, and a squad of lazersword-wielding Stormtroopers attempt to arrest Jedi General Luke Skywalker!

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Nov 11, 2013

    A must own for every Star Wars fans, lover of comics or the curious if you've ever wanted to know what might have been. Highest possible recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    The Rhodes Review - Stephen W Rhodes Nov 9, 2013

    The Star Wars #3 is an awesome continuation of this maxi-series. It's a fun, wacky, and exciting issue (and series) filled with intrigue and action. Emphasis on the action. There have been some exciting scenes in the previous two issues, but #3 takes it up a notch. The whole second half of the issue is a race as the heroes try to escape the Empire's clutches. I've been waiting to see Luke kick some ass. I'm sure there's an even better battle coming if that Sith Knight ever catches up to him. Once again,The Star Wars delivers a great issue from art to story! I can't wait to see Alien Han Solo next time! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Ben Simms Nov 9, 2013

    To put it simply, The Star Wars issue three is fun! More and more elements of what would become A New Hope are being woven throughout the overall story, while still keeping a unique identity. With dynamic art and a quick pace, this is defiantly a book to pick up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Alan Shields Nov 5, 2013

    The great thing about 'The Star Wars 'is that it's a strong enough story on its own that, even without the character familiarity, it would still be a decent comic book. As long as the pacing keeps up, and the book doesn't get weighed down by its script, this could be a cracker come the third act. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Culture Mass - Boyd Reynolds Nov 6, 2013

    The Star Wars #3 is not as engaging as the previous two issues in the series, but for Star Wars fans, there is enough to satisfy the urge. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Jeff Butler Nov 6, 2013

    And alas, it really doesn't have much else going for it. 'The Star Wars' is a professionally rendered experiment and little more, with J.W. Rinzler presumably just making editorial decisions with Lucas's stiff and unlikeable script. From the meaningless kid sidekicks to the more openly hostile tone of the Threepio/Artoo relationship when both of them are capable of speech, it's really amazing that 'Star Wars' ended up the classic it is today. Nobody is worth rooting for, I can't tell who the main villain is supposed to be, and I'm lost as to what the end goal of our heroes is. Boy, is this like the prequels or what? Despite this, it's gorgeous and fascinating from a historical perspective since I've never read the original screenplay the comic is based on, so it's worth buying for the curious enthusiast. For everyone else however? Better off sticking with the movies. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Nov 11, 2013

    As part of a continuing story, "The Star Wars" #3 doesn't really work by the inherent virtue of its work-in-progress nature. But as a showcase that unearths these old ideas from the mind of George Lucas and makes them presentable for display, it's far more successful. It's an odd mixture that falls just on the good side of being fun. Read Full Review

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