Connect with us
EXCLUSIVE Preview: The Odyssey of Star Wars: An Epic Poem
Abrams Books

Books

EXCLUSIVE Preview: The Odyssey of Star Wars: An Epic Poem

Journey to a galaxy far, far away like never before—through lyrical verse and meter.

Out today in book stores, a unique Star Wars book by Jack Mitchell features the Star Wars saga like you’ve never seen before: As an epic poem. In the same vein as classic epic poems like The Odysseus and Beowulf, Mitchell has crafted an incredible work of poetry retelling the Star Wars story in verse.

Courtesy of Abrams Books, AIPT has a selection of pages from The Odyssey of Star Wars: An Epic Poem which can be purchased from Abrams Books. These excerpts feature Luke Skywalker’s ambition, the torture of Chewbacca on Cloud City, and the freezing of Han Solo in carbonite.

Listen to the latest episode of our Star Wars podcast, Talkin' Tauntauns!

The book also features illustrations inspired by terracotta art of Greek antiquity which further lend a unique approach to Star Wars. And yet, as is known George Lucas was inspired by The Hero with a Thousand Faces which further lends credence to this work.

So what’s The Odyssey of Star Wars: An Epic Poem about?

Journey to a galaxy far, far away like never before—through lyrical verse and meter. Like the tales of Odysseus and Beowulf, the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Jyn Erso, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader, and the Emperor are fraught with legendary battles, iconic heroes, fearsome warriors, sleek ships, and dangerous monsters. Beginning with Rogue One’s rebel heist on Scarif to secure the plans to the Death Star and continuing through the climax of Return of the Jedi, author Jack Mitchell uses the ancient literary form of epic poetry to put a new spin on the Star Wars saga.

Without further ado, check out the excerpts below.

Excerpt from the new book THE ODYSSEY OF STAR WARS: An Epic Poem by Jack Mitchell published by Abrams Image

Copyright & TM 2021 Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved.

EXCLUSIVE Preview: The Odyssey of Star Wars: An Epic Poem

EXCLUSIVE Preview: The Odyssey of Star Wars: An Epic Poem EXCLUSIVE Preview: The Odyssey of Star Wars: An Epic Poem EXCLUSIVE Preview: The Odyssey of Star Wars: An Epic Poem EXCLUSIVE Preview: The Odyssey of Star Wars: An Epic Poem EXCLUSIVE Preview: The Odyssey of Star Wars: An Epic Poem

Like what we do here at AIPT? Consider supporting us and independent comics journalism by becoming a patron today! In addition to our sincere thanks, you can browse AIPT ad-free, gain access to our vibrant Discord community of patrons and staff members, get trade paperbacks sent to your house every month, and a lot more. Click the button below to get started!

Comments

In Case You Missed It

An interview with 'The Final Girl Support Group' author Grady Hendrix An interview with 'The Final Girl Support Group' author Grady Hendrix

An interview with ‘The Final Girl Support Group’ author Grady Hendrix

Books

EXCLUSIVE Marvel Preview: Spider-Woman #16 EXCLUSIVE Marvel Preview: Spider-Woman #16

EXCLUSIVE Marvel Preview: Spider-Woman #16

Comic Books

'See' season 2 finale recap and review: Blood, battles and bombshells 'See' season 2 finale recap and review: Blood, battles and bombshells

‘See’ season 2 finale recap and review: Blood, battles and bombshells

Television

DC First Look: Detective Comics #1050 DC First Look: Detective Comics #1050

DC First Look: Detective Comics #1050

Comic Books

Connect
Newsletter Signup