Star Wars Rogue One: Graphic Novel Adaptation Capsule Review


Title: Star Wars: Rogue One Graphic Novel

Publisher: IDW Publishing/Disney Publishing Worldwide

Based on the Story by: John Knoll & Gary Whitta

Art: Ken Shue; Matteo Piana; Davide Turotti

Paint: Kawaii Creative Studio

Cover: Eric Jones

Review: ★★★☆☆

Nearly a year after the release of Star Wars: Rogue One in the theaters, IDW drops the comic adaption of the same story. The book itself was put together by a number of people actually. It appears, based on the credits, to be a group effort of sorts. Now if you didn’t know Rogue One is story between Star Wars Episode III and Star Wars Episode IV. It’s about a band of Rebels that have to capture the plans to the Death Star and get them to the Rebel forces. I personally have seen the movie numerous times so I know what’s happening. This adaption seems a little to kid friendly for me, though it does add a softness to one of the darker Star Wars films. I think Jyn’s design makes her seem older then she should. The scenes with Darth Vader are shorten so some of the dramatic points with his appearances are lost. Overall it’s not that bad with the different approach, if you’ve seen the film then hopefully like me you can hear the voices in your head as you read the story. This book is primarily for the hard core fans that need that extra book on their shelf. It also is a good starting point for new Star Wars fans that simply need a New Hope.

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