Thursday, December 17, 2015


In light of going to the early showing of Star Wars The Force Awakens tonight, I wanted to refresh my memory and maybe yours, on the original film.

The Marvel Special Edition featuring Star Wars #1 is an oversized 10 x 14 inch Treasury-sized comic, which were very popular and common in the 1970's. I thoroughly enjoyed the artwork displayed in this oversized edition, especially since it was drawn by Howard (Cody Starbuck, American Flagg) Chaykin. 

Star Wars #1 is my favorite since Chaykin did all of the artwork. Dramatic!

Marvel Special Edition featuring Star Wars #1
Cover art, with Rick Hoberg pencils and Dave Cockrum inks, is an homage to the poster for the feature film "Star Wars."
Table of Contents
"Star Wars Chapter 1"
Fleeing Darth Vader and the Imperials, carrying top secret information given to them by Princess Leia, a member of the rebels, R2-D2 and C-3PO meet Luke Skywalker on Tatooine.
Written by Roy Thomas with art by Howard Chaykin.
Includes scenes with Biggs Darklighter on Tatooine that were cut from the original script.   
Reprints Star Wars #1.
"Star Wars Chapter 2"
Luke, Obi-Wan and the droids seek the help of Han Solo and Chewbacca so they can get the message from Princess Leia to the Alderaan System.
Written by Roy Thomas with art by Howard Chaykin & Steve Leialoha.
Light Saber misspelled as Lightsabre in this chapter.
Due to scene being cut from film due to budget and technology, Jabba The Hutt is incorrectly drawn and name misspelled as Jabba The Hut. George Lucas had not yet Designed Jabba, so Chaykin used a random passerby alien for reference, which in later years became known as Jabba's accountant and someone who posed as him.

Reprints Star Wars #2.
"Star Wars Chapter 3"
After being tractor beamed into the Death Star, Luke and the others realize Leia is aboard and attempt a rescue.
Written by Roy (Conan the Barbarian, Arak Son of Thunder) Thomas with art by Howard (Scorpion, Star*Reach) Chaykin & Steve (Coyote, Spider-Woman) Leialoha.
Reprints Star Wars #3.
Star Wars Cover Gallery.
Star Wars #1 cover by Howard (Black Kiss, James Bond) Chaykin & Tom (Avengers) Palmer. 
Star Wars #2 cover by Rick (Green Arrow, What If...?) Hoberg & Tom (X-Men) Palmer.
Star Wars #3 cover by Gil (Blackmark, His Name is...Savage!) Kane & Tom (Doctor Strange, Tomb of Dracula) Palmer.
Two Photo Stills from the movie.
Back cover pin-up of the main Rebels in Star Wars by Rick Hoberg & Dave (X-Men, Futurians) Cockrum.

I hope you will be enjoying the movie as much as I plan on. Got chills this morning hearing the original theme song!

The second Treasury edition concluded the adaptation, with the third edition collecting the entire adaptation.

The second Treasury edition included art by Dave Stevens & Tony DeZuniga! There were three Treasury editions.

Live Large My Friends!

Thank You! 

Early poster Chaykin did for Star Wars!
Paperback novelization of the film. Well worth reading. Highly Recommended!
Paperback edition of the Star Wars adaptation.
I never get tired of Chaykin's work!
Early motion picture poster for Star Wars!


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