Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Brian Wood's "Star Wars" Comic Book Series is iBooks Pick of the Week - Download FREE Digital Comics

This week ios & Mac users can download Star Wars Volume 1: In the Shadow of Yavin for FREE on Apple's iBook platform.  Each week iBook selects a great book and provides it for free as its Book of the Week.  In honor of Comic Con taking place this week and next month's conclusion of the Star Wars comic book monthly series published by Dark Horse Comics and scripted by author Brian Wood, iBooks has selected the graphic novel compilation of the title's first six issues.  The Star Wars comic book series tells original tales set between the movies Episode IV A NEW HOPE and Episode V THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK with an artistic tone that pays homage to the feel and vibe to the franchise's original trilogy of movies.

Star Wars Volume 1: In the Shadow of Yavin

After the destruction of the Death Star, the Rebels are hounded by the Empire.  Suspecting a spy in their ranks, Princess Leia forms a secret X-wing squadron - which includes Luke Skywalker - to expose the spy and find a safe home.  Meanwhile, Han Solo and Chewbacca are sent on a covert mission.  Star Wars Volume 1: In the Shadow of Yavin collects Dark Horse Comics Star Wars #1 - #6 and the Free Comic Book Day 2013 issue. 

I've personally purchased every issue of this Star Wars series during its run and have look forward each month to picking up and reading the newest issue.  I'll miss this series when it concludes next month as Dark Horse wraps up its Star Wars publications and the comic book license reverts to Marvel, who originally had it in the 1970s and 1980s.  If you are a nostalgic fan of the original Star Wars trilogy of movies, you will enjoy this comic book series that provides a modern update to the imagery but has an old school Star Wars  interpretation of the characters and their stories.  If you haven't read these comics this iBooks offer is a nice jumping off point to start, and if you can also read  this graphic novel without having to pick up the other issues in the series to enjoy it.  Though you probably will get hooked and want to keep reading the rest of the series stories!  ... and if you have already been reading Brian Wood's Star Wars than this is a nice addition to your collection that can be stored on a PC, laptop, tablet or smart phone for reading.

To download a FREE digital edition of STAR WARS VOLUME 1: IN THE SHADOW OF YAVIN visit the iBook store or CLICK HERE.

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