(1977)

Marvel, 1977 Series
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Volume
1
Price
1.00 USD
Pages
60
Indicia frequency
Quarterly
On-sale date
1977-07-26
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Barcode
0714860238575
Editing
Roy Thomas
Color
Color
Dimensions
Treasury Edition (10" x 13")
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

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.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Star Wars / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rick Hoberg
Inks
Dave Cockrum (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Luke Skywalker; Princess Leia Organa; Darth Vader
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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).

The Marvel Special Edition Of Star Wars (Table of Contents: 1)

Star Wars / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Luke Skywalker; C-3PO; R2-D2
Synopsis
Table of Contents page with credits page featuring a Black & White still from the movie Star Wars.

Indexer Notes

With Special Thanks To Archie Goodwin, Consulting Editor-In-Chief.

Star Wars Chapter I (Table of Contents: 2)

Star Wars / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Howard Chaykin
Inks
Howard Chaykin
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Jim Novak

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Luke Skywalker (Introduction); C-3PO (Introduction); R2-D2 (Introduction); Darth Vader (Introduction); Stormtroopers (Introduction); Princess Leia Organa (Introduction); Camie (Introduction); Fixer (Introduction); Biggs Darklighter (Introduction); Jawas (Introduction); Grand Moff Tarkin (Introduction); Admiral Motti; Commander Tagge; Owen Lars (Introduction); Beru Lars (Introduction); Tusken Raiders
Synopsis
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.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Part one of the movie adaptation.
Includes scenes with Biggs Darklighter on Tatooine that were cut from the original script.

Chapter Two Six Against The Galaxy (Table of Contents: 3)

Star Wars / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Howard Chaykin
Inks
Steve Leialoha
Colors
Steve Leialoha; Carl Gafford (uncredited)
Letters
Tom Orzechowski

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Luke Skywalker; Obi-Wan Kenobi (Introduction); C-3PO; R2-D2; Tusken Raiders; Princess Leia Organa; Darth Vader; Jawas; Stormtroopers; Ponda Baba; Wuhrer; Dr.Evazan; Han Solo (Introduction); Chewbacca (Introduction); Garindan; Greedo; Jabba The Hut (Intoduction, Incorrectly drawn and last name missing one "T")
Synopsis
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.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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.

Star Wars (Table of Contents: 4)

Star Wars / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A listing of the cast and crew from Star Wars.

Chapter Three Death Star! (Table of Contents: 5)

Star Wars / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Howard Chaykin
Inks
Steve Leialoha
Colors
Carl Gafford (uncredited)
Letters
Tom Orzechowski

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Darth Vader; Grand Moff Tarkin; Storm Troopers; Princess Leia Organa; Obi-Wan Kenobi; Luke Skywalker; Han Solo; Chewbacca; C-3PO; R2-D2
Synopsis
After being tractor beamed into the Death Star, Luke and the others realize Leia is aboard and attempt a rescue.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Part three of movie adaptation.

Star Wars Treasury # 2 (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Star Wars / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Star Wars Cover Gallery (Table of Contents: 7)

Star Wars / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Original covers to Star Wars (1977 series) #1-3

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Star Wars / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Luke Skywalker; Obi-Wan Kenobi; Chewbacca; Han Solo; Governor Tarkin; Darth Vader; Princess Leia Organa
Synopsis
Two Photo Stills from the movie,Star Wars.

Indexer Notes

inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Star Wars / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rick Hoberg
Inks
Dave Cockrum
Colors
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Luke Skywalker; Princess Leia Organa; Han Solo; Chewbacca; C-3PO, R2-D2; Obi-Wan Kenobi
Synopsis
Pin-up of the main Rebels in Star Wars.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover.
Rick Hoberg pencil credit confirmed by Rick Hoberg via Shaun Clancy (19 May 2015). Original pencil credit was given to Dave Cockrum.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Star Wars
  2. 1. The Marvel Special Edition Of Star Wars
    Star Wars
  3. 2. Star Wars Chapter I
    Star Wars
  4. 3. Chapter Two Six Against The Galaxy
    Star Wars
  5. 4. Star Wars
    Star Wars
  6. 5. Chapter Three Death Star!
    Star Wars
  7. 6. Star Wars Treasury # 2
    Star Wars
  8. 7. Star Wars Cover Gallery
    Star Wars
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Star Wars
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Star Wars
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