When fans think of Star Wars comics the first thing that probably comes to mind are the works from our friends at Dark Horse, but Star Wars originally got its start at Marvel. Now that Marvel has the Star Wars license back home the fans who missed out on the 45 issue run will be able to check them out. You'll get Star Wars #1-44 plus Annual #1.
My fondest memory was getting a Star Wars comic in a grab bag I got as a kid. I never sought out the Marvel issues because when I got older the Dark Horse books got my attention. I will definitely pick this up to add to my collection and also to take a trip down memory lane. The Star Wars omnibus will hit store shelves in January.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MARVEL ANNOUNCES STAR WARS™ OMNIBUS:
STAR WARS: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS
New York, NY – July 15th, 2014 – In 1977 a phenomenon dawned. Marvel Comics published the very first STAR WARS comic-book series. Now, the House of Ideas is re-presenting those original adventures in its over-sized Omnibus format – STAR WARS: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS collecting STAR WARS (1977) #1-44 and ANNUAL #1.
It’s the return of the Jedi to Marvel in an opening volume that begins with Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope and ends with Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back. In between, the rebels face a wealth of new perils — from space pirate Crimson Jack to the bounty hunter Beilert Valance, as well as a surprisingly svelte Jabba the Hut (one “t”). Luke goes back to Tatooine, Leia battles alone, Han and Chewie play the deadly Big Game, and Darth Vader hunts for answers!Revisit all your old favorites and discover some new ones!
There’s no doubt, the Force is strong with this collection!
“With Star Wars poised to return to its comic book home, what better time to revisit the first adventures of Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2 and, of course, Darth Vader?” says Marvel Editor In Chief, Axel Alonso. “I am extremely proud to present these original Star Wars stories, told as only Marvel can, in the first in a massive and glorious Omnibus series.”
STAR WARS: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARScomes out of lightspeed in January 2015 and is written by Roy Thomas, Howard Chaykin, Archie Goodwin, Jo Duffy & Chris Claremont, with pencils by Howard Chaykin, Carmine Infantino, Walter Simonson, Herb Trimpe, Michael Golden, Al Williamson and Mike Vosburg. Each copy of STAR WARS: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARSwill also bewrapped in a glorious covers by Howard Chaykin and Greg Hilderbrandt.