This issue has variants.
The on-sale date is the publication date reported in the U. S. Copyright Office filing.
This is an oversized 10 x 14 inch reprint of STAR WARS (Marvel, 1977 series) #1-3 (July-September 1977).
There are no ads besides a house ad for the subsequent issue.
This issue was published in two versions, one by Marvel, the other by Whitman. The Whitman version has the "W" logo replacing the Curtis distribution logo, but the rest of the comic is the same.
Cover art is an homage to the poster for the feature film "Star Wars."
Star Wars Art: Comics (Abrams, 2011) reproduces the original art for this cover. The signature “Cockrum” is visible (another signature, perhaps once pasted onto the original, is missing), and editor Eric Klopfer credits the art to “Dave Cockrum and Rick Hoberg” (without particularization).
Rick Hoberg pencil and Dave Cockrum inks credits confirmed by Rick Hoberg via Shaun Clancy (19 May 2015).
With Special Thanks To Archie Goodwin, Consulting Editor-In-Chief.
Part one of the movie adaptation.
Includes scenes with Biggs Darklighter on Tatooine that were cut from the original script.
Part two of movie adaptation.
Light Saber mispelled 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 mispelled 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.
Part three of movie adaptation.
Original covers to Star Wars (1977 series) #1-3
inside back cover.
Rick Hoberg pencil credit confirmed by Rick Hoberg via Shaun Clancy (19 May 2015). Original pencil credit was given to Dave Cockrum.