Thursday, June 15, 2017

Retro Dark Horse: Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Mini-Comic

It is generally known by gamers that video games based on movies tend to not be good.  I suspect licensing costs which eat into the development money and a tight deadline to develop these games are the reason they tend to be bad.  Most are clearly a money grab by the movie studio and the video game companies; they know the big-box stores like Target and Walmart will stock them on the shelves at the front of the store where they no doubt sell well for hit movies.

The Revenge of the Sith video game by LucasArts and Ubisoft was released a few weeks before the movie in May 2005.  Different retailers had an exclusive that came with the purchase of the game and Target's was a mini-comic bundled inside the the Xbox version of the video game.

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Mini-Comic a - Dark Horse Comics, U.S. (May 2005)
available with Revenge of the Sith Xbox video game purchased from Target stores
The cover artwork for the mini-comic is the same art used on the first issue of the 4-part Revenge of the Sith mini-series.

The cheapest way to acquire the mini-comic is to buy the video game with the comic.  Be careful and do not assume anything when purchasing the video game used or new.  It is always a good idea to verify that the comic is included.

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