Star Wars: The Original Marvel Years Omnibus, Vol. 1 by Roy ThomasIm not really a fan of the movies any more (Empire is pretty good) but I had read some of these comics when I was a kid and wanted to revisit them.
Its a very different experience reading this series today than it was back then. The first six issues, adapting the original film, are pretty rough in the art department. Howard Chaykin has said that if he knew how big Star Wars was going to be, he would have tried harder--movie adaptations being mostly forgettable merchandising tie-ins. Of course, no one knew how big it would be. The movie wasnt even out yet when the comic series began. Obsessive, err, I mean astute fans will notice discrepancies that are a result of having worked from an earlier version of the script (or not having been provided information at all)--most notably in the case of Jabba the Hutt who is neither human nor slug here. If youre going to get upset about such things, you wont enjoy this book at all. Die-hard fans should relax and try to see the comic as its own thing.
Roy Thomas writes the first several issues, we get some great art by Tom Palmer and then the new team of Archie Goodwin and Carmine Infantino takes over for most of the duration. I was never a fan of Infantinos style, but it looks alright (particularly when inked by Terry Austin). Goodwin does a fine job building up his own Star Wars universe in spite of the restrictions placed upon him. He couldnt, of course, make any drastic changes or do anything that would interfere with George Lucas plans for the continuing film story. This is where knowing too much as a reader affects the experience. After a while, it starts to feel like it is spinning its wheels waiting for the next official or real chapter to begin. Not fair, perhaps, but it cant be helped.
The book ends with the adaptation of The Empire Strikes Back. Goodwin continues to write while Al Williamson handles the art. The art in this section of the book is fantastic. Not only is it easier on the eyes, it also has a near-photo-realistic attention to detail. For the first time, everything looks just as it does in the movies. The story ends on a cliffhanger, but it finishes the volume on a high creative note.
Star Wars Vol 2 1
Aaron and Cassaday agreed they wanted to write the comic by imagining what it had been like if they wrote the sequel to the original Star Wars. They toured Skywalker Ranch and visited the Archives for research while meeting with Lucasfilm over the comics. Aaron described the series as being a team book,  but also emphasized it as being Luke's journey, explaining how he identified with the character as a boy because had also grown up on a farm. Cassaday described drawing the galaxy's "junk-like" aesthetic as a "headache and an absolute pleasure all at the same time. Getting the details together has been time consuming and tedious, but once I got going, it's been great fun.
The top-selling single issue of the past twenty years has appeared, and unlike previous top-selling comics, no hero had to die to make the sales. Since Star Wars has returned to Marvel, the way the company sells comics has changed. This has been the case for some time. In , new comic books were still being seeded to newsstands and the idea of reading digital comics on a tablet was still a science fiction concept like Star Wars itself. The idea that a single issue of a comic book could sell 1 million printed copies in the current comic book selling market is frankly staggering.
Luke Skywalker and the ragtag band of rebels fighting against the Galactic Empire are fresh off their biggest victory yet-the destruction of the massive battle station known as the Death Star. Join Luke along with Princess Leia, smugglers Han Solo and Chewbacca, droids C-3PO and.
free magic eight ball reading
Shop by category
In , Jason Aaron stepped down as the comic's writer and was replaced by Kieron Gillen while the art was taken over by Salvador Larroca. In , Marvel announced that the series will be finished after 75 issues. In issues 4—5, Luke returns to Tatooine , searching Obi-Wan Kenobi 's abandoned house for anything of interest regarding Obi-Wan or his father. He fights Boba Fett but also discovers Obi-Wan's journals, which Luke reads in issues 7, 15, 20 and Issues figure into the "Vader Down" crossover with the Darth Vader comic series, and later issues focus in "The Screaming Citadel" crossover with the Dr. Aphra series.
Finally we have true to subject matter material characters. A gritty and ruthless Fett, a rides-the-line Luke! Luke Skywalker and the ragtag band of rebels fighting against the Galactic Empire are fresh off their biggest victory yet—the destruction of the massive battle station known as the Death Star. But the Empire's not toppled yet! Verified purchase: Yes Condition: New. I have been reading and collecting Star Wars comics since !!