Star Wars digital comic series debuts on LINE Webtoon in the U.S.

LINE Webtoon, the popular digital comic service pioneering the distribution and consumption of comics worldwide, has brought a new title to its burgeoning United States destination as it today unleashes the digital comic series, Star Wars. This highly-engaging series centered on the original Star Wars trilogy digs into the story from a new perspective – presented from the point-of-view of a young Luke Skywalker as he grows up on Tatooine.

Today’s launch marks the first time this acclaimed series will be available to U.S audiences. It is sure to appeal to both long time enthusiasts of Star Wars and new fans alike who will enjoy learning more about the epic space opera, designed with beautiful artwork and presented in LINE Webtoon’s unique, easy to read scroll-based storytelling style.

Star Wars trilogy, Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader

“[fans in the U.S.] now have a chance to dive into the epic Star Wars story in a totally new way

“Our fans in the United States are in for something special as they now have a chance to dive into the epic Star Wars story in a totally new way, only on LINE Webtoon,” said JunKoo Kim, Founder and Head of LINE Webtoon. “This immersive digital comic experience offers a brand new experience for Star Wars fans and perfectly showcases the appeal of our digital storytelling format.”

Star Wars, available starting today and every Thursday and Sunday on LINE Webtoon for free, is authored by Korean artist Hong Jacga of Hwa Ja, Dorothy Band, and The Cat Funeral fame — the latter two works having been adapted into musical and movie form respectively.

To effectively deliver the original Star Wars story, Hong Jacga not only reconstructs events from the films but also includes main characters, backgrounds and locations consistent with the Star Wars universe while adding his uniquely realistic and exquisite art style. As a fan of Star Wars himself, Hong Jacga’s passion for the original material really shines through in the series and there will be much to look forward to with new interesting content available exclusively through the Star Wars digital comic.

To access Star Wars, fans can visit the LINE Webtoon web site — http://www.webtoons.com – or download the official LINE Webtoon app through the Apple App Store and Google Play.