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This collected edition of Marvel Comics' adaptation of the original Star Wars, written by Roy Thomas with art by Howard Chaykin, served as one of the initial ways Lucasfilm sought to meet fans' demand for more Star Wars merchandise, appearing in print in November 1977, just six months after the film's release. Ballantine and Del Rey published it rather than Marvel itself and the book is significantly smaller than the original comic books it collects, making the type difficult to read at points. The paper is high quality, but, likely in an effort to cut costs, the images appear as the inked art prior to coloring. Though Chaykin's art is gorgeous, the reduction in size hinders the reader's ability to fully appreciate it. At this point, both Marvel and Dark Horse have published full-color (and full-size) collections of this initial comics adaptation, so this volume will appeal primarily to collectors rather than casual readers, but it still has its charms. Among them are Stan Lee's enthusiastic introduction from 1977 and Roy Thomas's account of the joy he had working with the film production team prior to the movie's completion, so that cut scenes ended up in the comic (like Luke and Biggs or Jabba the Hutt). ( )
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Thomas, RoyAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chaykin, HowardArtistmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Hoberg, RickIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Leialoha, SteveIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wray, BillIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Collects all six issues of the Marvel Comics adaptation of the film Star Wars (1977). Do not combine with part-collections.
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Black and white version drawn by Howard Chaykin

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