Odds are, you already know the story told by the Star Wars Webtoon by Hong Jacga: Luke Skywalker, a farmer on the desert planet of Tatooine, discovers he is strong with the Force, and eventually plays a key role in toppling the Galactic Empire.
Those who have watched the original Star Wars movies until their eyes started to bleed will notice some differences in the Webtoon. For one thing, there are a few additional scenes, including Luke being rescued from a kryat dragon by Obi-Wan Kenobi.
However, there are scenes from the movies that are omitted from the comics, as well: for example, during the events of The Empire Strikes Back, the perspective of the Webtoon remains with Luke on Dagobah, omitting the pursuit of the Millennium Falcon through the asteroid field.
In addition to offering a fresh perspective on the story of the original Star Wars trilogy, the Star Wars Webtoon also features some outstanding art. The likeness of the characters is effectively conveyed by the stylish art, with the droids and spaceships being especially easy to recognize thanks to their careful detail. Plus, the artist takes advantage of the scrolling format on more than one occasion, allowing the motion of a speeder chase through Beggar’s Canyon or the Death Star trench run to benefit from the movement of reading the comic.
As if all this weren’t enough, Star Wars devotees will be pleased to notice several flourishes that integrate the prequel trilogy into the narrative, including some glimpses of Anakin before his defeat on Mustafar and the scores of Jedi who arrive to welcome Luke’s father when he becomes one with the Living Force.
With The Rise of Skywalker bringing the Skywalker saga to a conclusion, now is the perfect time to go back to the beginning, and the Star Wars Webtoon offers a fresh way of revisiting the story in comic form.