- Full Description
This second of three volumes reprints for the first time the classic Star Wars newspaper strip in its complete format. No other edition includes each Sunday page title header and “bonus” panels in their meticulously restored original color. The epic seven-days-a-week sagas begin with "Han Solo at Stars’ End,” based on the novel by Brian Daley, adapted by Archie Goodwin and Alfredo Alcala, followed by seven complete adventures by the storied team of Archie Goodwin and artist Al Williamson. And boy oh boy, is Williamson's art incredible. It's EC Comics reborn, some of his finest work ever.
The pair had previously worked together on Creepy, Eerie, and Blazing Combat comics magazines, the Flash Gordon comic book, and 13 years on the Secret Agent Corrigan newspaper strip. They seamlessly shifted gears to take over, at George Lucas’s request, the Star Wars newspaper strip. Included are all strips from October 6, 1980 to July 25, 1982.
And of course, EC veteran Al Williamson was in his element. Brought up as a young aspiring artist to love Alex Raymond's Flash Gordon, which was a direct inspiration for Star Wars, here Williamson was working on his dream strip. And it shows. It's amazing that week in and week out, he was creating space ships, alien civilizations, brilliant heroes and beautiful, heroic women.
The introduction by Rich Handley looks at just the inspiration for Al's fine work here, reproducing a hand-colored limited edition print of Flash Gordon from 1978; his King Features Flash Gordon comics; his sci-fi style work on Secret Agent Corrigan, and Al's Marvel Comics Star Wars adaptations done before these strips.
- Additional Information
Item Code STWC02H Publisher IDW Publish Date 2018 ISBN 9781684050536 Binding Hard Cover Dimensions 11x9 # Pages 296pg Color Partial Color