A long time ago in our own galaxy comic writers adapted the
movie into a comic mini series. They then went on to continue
to print original stories following on from the events of
the movie. Reprinted here are the first 20 comics...
is the first part of an eight volume series and at £25
a volume fans can look forward to parting with £200
to own the entire set. Sounds expensive, but there is more
than a few hours worth of reading material here and fans of
the series will be eager to snap these glossy reprints up.
story is beautifully reprinted on glossy paper and all stories
have their original covers. I remember owning a pocket sized,
black and white reprint of the original Star Wars movie
back in the early 80s. I read it so many times that the pages
eventually fell out and it is really great, for me, to be
able to reread them years later in colour.
are a few nitpicks that fans will no doubt have of the original
strips when compared to the movies. Firstly Jabba the Hutt
makes an appearance. But, instead of the fat slug like creature
we know and loath, the artists have drawn him as a thin yellow
creature that walks on two legs. Secondly the Tie-figter pilots
have slightly different helmet designs to the ones that ended
up on the big screen. And in the final battle Luke is known
as blue 5, whereas in the movie we know him as red 5.
also noticed something in this reprint that I had never thought
about before. On the final attack on the Death Star why do
the X-Wing pilots zoom down the trench for miles? As the computer
targets the exhaust port which they must shoot at why can't
they simply dive in a few hundred feet before the target and
then zoom out again? This would stop the tie-fighters from
being able to pick them off so easy.
the Star Wars IV: A New Hope reprints we are treated
to some of the events that may have happened afterwards. Han
has now left to repay Jabba, but space pirates stop his plans.
He forms a small army of men (including a large green rabbit)
to rid the galaxy of evil and try and get some money together
before Jabba can track him down.
have done a wonderful job of reprinting these 70s comics and
£25 is not an unreasonable price to pay for such a huge
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