Star Wars #53 [Newsstand]
(November 1981)

Marvel, 1977 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.50 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [various positions]
Barcode
0714860281711
Editing
Louise Jones
Color
color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of Star Wars (Marvel, 1977 series) #53 [Direct].


The Last Gift from Alderaan! (Table of Contents: 1)

Star Wars / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Chris Claremont
Pencils
Walt Simonson (pages 1-5); Carmine Infantino (pages 6-21)
Inks
Tom Palmer (pages 1-5); Alan Kupperberg (pages 6-21)
Colors
Glynis Wein
Letters
Shelly Leferman

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Princess Leia Organa; Captain Chedaki (death); Jubilee; Warlord Aron (first appearance); Keral Longknife (first appearance); Jain Havero (first appearance); DeLois (first appearance); Alisande (first appearance); Sk'ar (first appearance); Obi-Wan Kenobi (flashback); Darth Vader (flashback); Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin (flashback)
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Indexer Notes

Most of this issue is an unused John Carter of Mars story redrawn as a Star Wars story. This note and art page information added 2005 by Steven Tice.

A Lesson to be Learned! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Thing; Hostess Cup Cakes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Star-Words] (Table of Contents: 3)

Star-Words / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers - Gino D'Ambrosio, Kevin C. McConnell, C. J. Laubacher and Larry Young, Jr.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Star Wars
  2. 1. The Last Gift from Alderaan!
    Star Wars
  3. 2. A Lesson to be Learned!
    Thing; Hostess Cup Cakes
  4. 3. [Star-Words]
    Star-Words
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  • Peter Croome
  • ge.org.e
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  • Gene Reed
  • Carl Gafford
  • Brett Joslin