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Product Details

  • Series: Star Wars, 1 (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 117 pages
  • Publisher: Dark Horse Books; Gph edition (May 3, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1569713596
  • ISBN-13: 978-1569713594
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 6.6 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,278,047 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 28, 1999
Format: Paperback
The graphic novelization of Episode I is very well done- the storyline is good, and the artwork is great. My only complaint is the change of artwork styles at the end. The lightsabers are writen very true-to-life during most of the comic book. During the final battle, however, the blades suddenly become rods of pure color. The white center to the lightsaber blade is gone. This gives the most exciting part of the movie a cheap look. Other than that, it's a good read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Norway Mom on July 30, 2013
Format: Paperback
I read this book aloud to my sons (age 11 and 15). We're all Star Wars fans. The artwork is very nice, and the characters look very much like the actors in the movie.

The battle scene at the end could have used more captioning, but generally I found this book easier to read aloud than most graphic novels. Because the book is true to the movie and filled with familiar characters, it was less confusing than the Star Wars Old Republic graphic novels (where we can't make heads or tails of what's going on). It's also more detailed/comprehensive than the various Star Wars picture books we've read, and novels without pictures aren't kid-friendly enough for us. So I'd have to say this is the best Star Wars book we've read.
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Format: Paperback
First, let me say that I am not a comic book expert. I haven't read that many recently, so I don't have a wealth of knowledge to compare this graphic novel against
That being said, I still feel able to judge the Graphic Novel for Star Wars: Episode One against my general Star Wars knowledge. Jar Jar haters will be pleased that his role was reduced a little, and that he doesn't come off as goofy as he does in the movie.
This is graphic novel is fairly true to the spirit of the movie. In places, the dialogue has been shortened, or a scene shortened, but for the most part, the book covers the movie.
However, there are places that if you did not know the story from the movie, you might get a little lost. For instance, the battle between the Gungans and the Droid Army. All of a sudden, the droid infantry just shows up with no real explanation that they were deployed from the troop carriers.
In other places, the novel fails to capture the drama, adventure, or feel of the movie. This is most apparent during the Pod Race. None of the speed, danger, or implications of the race are apparent. If this weren't a novelization of a movie, one would have to wonder why it was even included.
Overall, it is still a fun read, and a nice visual reference to the movie. Some additional narrative comments between panels to direct the action would have made up for some of the deficiencies, and the art could have been more inspiring. It'll stay in my collection as a reference, but it probably won't be reread much.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 9, 1999
Format: Paperback
Now don't get me wrong here. It's a great movie, well a good movie. But this isn't the movie, it's the comic book.
The problem is, it IS the movie! There is nothing here that stands out on it's own from the movie and all the other hype. It's a good movie, but it's not a good comic book in it's own right.
Or to simplify further, it'd be better if there wasn't a movie, because this is just the movie on paper (well, a movie on paper is a script, but you get the metaphor). If you've seen the movie, don't bother. If not, go ahead.
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By Rhiannon on February 4, 2003
Format: Paperback
This book is the graphic novel (comic book) of The Phantom Menace. It's a great book and I've read it thousands of times. The illustrations are great and and no characters are out of place. I think that the authors did a great job with Qui-Gon Jinn especially. And all of the other characters were great. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves Star Wars. This is definently a Star Wars book to add to your collection.
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By dayton pfeifer on November 22, 2013
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It was like watching the movie when you read this graphic novel. And star wars fans will love it. I promise
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By VS on October 12, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
It seems to be a good book... If you only able to read it.
First of all, it loads only on Kindle for iOS and Kindle. Neither Kindle for Windows nor Windows Phone can load it.
Secondary, font size is so tiny, that you cannot see anything...
I wish I could return it for refund, but I guess it is too late because I downloaded it to every device I own trying to get it working.... Very disappointed
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Format: Paperback
As part of the Star Wars promotions, Dark Horse Comics was allowed to produce a series of comic books on the movies. This book collects the four-part serialization of The Phantom Menace into one book. Overall, I found the illustration work to be very good, quite reminiscent of the movie. Indeed, it is true that these comics are quite close to the movie, with nothing added, and a fair amount of detail lost. As such, if you are looking for a novelization that added more to the story as presented in the movie, then you will be disappointed.

But, if you are just looking for a nice, comic book version of the movie, then I think that you will like the movie. As far as it goes, it is quite good, and I don't hesitate to recommend it.
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