A long, long time ago in a country far, far away there was a rumor about a science fiction movie that came out in America which rocked everybody’s world, a movie that contained cool words like Darth, Jedi and Skywalker.
This movie, of course, was Star Wars, and the Chinese were strictly forbidden from seeing this American film, but that didn’t stop some Chinese artists from dreaming about that forbidden space opera, and bringing their thoughts to life in a comic book.
An assistant history professor named Maggie Greene discovered this incredibly rare Chinese comic book version of Star Wars, entitled Xing Qiu Da Zhan, at a Shanghai book fair in 2011, and now she has shared some of the wonderfully illustrated pages from the book with her fellow Star Wars geeks via the interwebs.
Darth riding an alien triceratops? Obi-Wan with a J&B sign on his wall? C-3PO jumping into the fray? The force is strong with this comic!