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The Rise of a Hero is an illustrated Star Wars young readers title described as a retelling of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. 48 pages long, it is released by Disney–Lucasfilm Press on May 30, 2017, authored by Louise Simonson and with art by Walter Simonson, Tom Palmer and Laura Martin.[1]

Publisher's summaryEdit

Blast into hyperspace and relive Luke Skywalker's exciting adventure as he goes from being a farm boy on the dusty desert planet of Tatooine to the rebel pilot and hero who destroys the Empire's most powerful weapon--the Death Star!

Star Wars: The Rise of a Hero reunites legendary Star Wars comic book creators Louise Simonsson, Walter Simonsson, and Tom Palmer, along with Laura Martin, they deliver an all-new, action-packed retelling of A New Hope just in time to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of that landmark science fantasy epic.

May the Force be with you!.[1]

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Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
Books
Full adaptations
Novel · Junior novelization · Mighty Chronicles · Random House · The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy
Shakespeare · Star Wars: A Storybook · The Star Wars Storybook · Shimmer Book · Golden Book
Partial adaptations:
A New Hope: The Life of Luke Skywalker · Choose Your Own Star Wars Adventure
Darth Vader's Mission: The Search for the Secret Plans · Death Star Battles · Heroes in Hiding · Journey to Mos Eisley
Join the Rebels · Luke's Fate · R2-D2's Mission: A Little Hero's Journey · R2-D2 and Friends

Star Wars Journal: Captive to Evil · The Fight for Justice · Hero for Hire · The Rise of a Hero

Comics
Marvel Star Wars: 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · Marvel Illustrated Version
Marvel Special Edition Featuring: 1 · 2 · 3
Classic Star Wars: A New Hope: 1 · 2 · Trade paperback
The Special Edition: 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · Trade paperback
Star Wars Droids: 6 · 7 · 8
Infinities: 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · Manga: 1 · 2 · 3 · 4
Contemporary Motivators: Star Wars · PhotoComic
Video games
1987 video game · 1991 video game · Super Star Wars
Activity books
Ultimate Sticker Book
Book-and-record:
Star Wars · Classic Star Wars · A New Hope · Episode IV: A New Hope Read-Along Storybook and CD
Behind the scenes
The Annotated Screenplays · The Art of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope · Behind the Magic · Chronicles · The Making of the Movie
The Making of Star Wars · The Making of Star Wars: The Definitive Story Behind the Original Film · The Star Wars Portfolio
Guide and reference books
Galaxy Guide 1: A New Hope (Second Edition) · Super Star Wars Official Game Secrets
The Movie Trilogy Sourcebook · Star Wars Trilogy Sourcebook, Special Edition · Who's Who
Other material and merchandise
Jedi Pack · Radio drama (NPR Dramatization) · Original Soundtrack Anthology · Soundtrack · Toy line · Trading card game
Star Wars Customizable Card Game:
Premiere Limited · Premiere Two-Player Introductory Set · Premiere Unlimited
A New Hope Limited · A New Hope Revised Unlimited · Enhanced Premiere · Special Edition Limited
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In other languages

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