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Relive Star Wars: The Original Marvel Years

Enjoy over 45 classic Star Wars comic book stories with a new Omnibus collection!

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UPDATED with the Direct Market variant cover by Greg Hildebrandt

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 with 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 YEARS comes out of lightspeed in January of 2015 and is written by Roy Thomas, Howard Chaykin, Archie Goodwin, Jo Duffy and 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 YEARS will also be wrapped in a glorious covers by Howard Chaykin and Greg Hildebrandt.

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      STAR WARS OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC CHAYKIN COVER
      Written by ROY THOMAS, HOWARD CHAYKIN, ARCHIE GOODWIN, JO DUFFY & CHRIS CLAREMONT
      Penciled by HOWARD CHAYKIN, CARMINE INFANTINO, WALTER SIMONSON, HERB TRIMPE, MICHAEL GOLDEN, AL WILLIAMSON & MIKE VOSBURG
      Covers by HOWARD CHAYKIN & GREG HILDEBRANDT
      880 PGS./Rated T …$125.00
      ISBN: 978-0-7851-9106-3

      STAR WARS OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC HILDEBRANDT COVER (DM ONLY)
      880 PGS./Rated T …$125
      ISBN: 978-0-7851-9318-0

      © 2014 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. Used under authorization. All rights reserved.

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      3 comments
      dreed88
      dreed88

      This is AWESOME. These comics may not be considered official Star Wars canon anymore, but they're fun stories. Definitely on my must-buy list.

      DrewRadley
      DrewRadley member

      I have a comic book of Star Wars that was published before the movie was released and there are several differences such as Luke watching the battle in space and Han shoots Jabba who happened to look like Greedo. It was also 11"x17" rather than the standard size. Probably would be worth lots of money if I had taken care of it.

      Awesomaximus
      Awesomaximus

      They are an interesting piece of Star Wars history.I wonder what Marvel will do with the Dark Horse history arcs....