It’s the greatest Star Wars comic Lucasfilm never made is back, just in time for the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story! Read on for more of this amazing fan project!
A Star Wars Comic: The Corellian Run
Writer: Jim Mello | Artist, Letterer: Alex Ray
Every once in a while, a fan project comes around that demands attention and delivers true talent. Today, that project is A Star Wars Comic, which is described by creators Jim Mello and Alex Ray as “a fan-made bi-monthly anthology series exploring the small moments, characters, and themes of a galaxy, far far away.” While it initially sounds like a small and sparse project, after just a few pages it becomes clear that there is more going here than an average piece of fan fiction.
While Mello and Ray accept absolutely no compensation for A Star Wars Comic, it is clear their talent is on par with many professional comic artists and writers. The stories are well thought out and full of detail; the art is impeccably beautiful, but also brigs the characters to life. The lettering adds narrative weight, with thoughtful placement and emphasis that allows the narrative to flow.With this much depth to their passion project, one has to wonder why they haven’t yet been approached by Marvel, DC, Image, or IDW?
And then it begins to dawn on you: A Star Wars Comic is one of the best portfolio-building projects for a budding team of creators possible. If your dream is to make Star Wars comics, why wouldn’t you cut your teeth creating Star Wars comics?! And, should that eventuality come to pass, these comics may one day be seen as some of the most professional and well-done demo comics ever put on screen.
To read the full issue, and to check out the previous issues of A Star Wars Comic, check out their website here.
Joseph Tavano is the owner and editor in chief of RetroZap. Born just months before Luke found out who his father was, he has been fortunate to have had Star Wars in his life as long as he can remember. Growing up just outside of Boston, Massachusetts, he can remember substituting sticks for lightsabers and BMX bikes for speeders. He loves comics, retro games, vintage sci-fi paperbacks, and maps. Though an accomplished drummer, he doesn’t crave adventure (as much) any more, and prefers his old haunts in Salem, Massachusetts, where he resides with his wife. Buy him a glass of whiskey and he’ll return it in kind.