As hiatuses go this one’s a doozy. If things had been different we might have been about to hit issue #502 of the original Star Wars comic run, but instead – after 396 months without an issue – we’re getting issue #108 of volume one instead. Marvel take a closer look at some key moments from that original run.
The original STAR WARS comic book series launched in 1977 just as the movie busted blocks around the world. After a legendary run, the series ended over 100 issues later in 1986 before going dormant for the next three decades… But now, writer Matthew Rosenberg has teamed up with a slew of spectacular artists to revive the original, picking up the Legends series where it left off in issue #107!
And since it’s been thumping 33 years between issues #107 and #108, we’ve crafted a quick guide to get you caught up on all things STAR WARS!
Back in the mid ’70s, Marvel took a risk on a big budget sci-fi flick called Star Wars that wound up taking the world by storm. Roy Thomas and Howard Chaykin launched the series and took the first six issues to adapt the film which debuted on May 25 that same year. From there, a variety of creators—including Archie Goodwin, Carmine Infantino, Chris Claremont, Walt Simonson, Jo Duffy, and Cynthia Martin—would continue building the comic book iteration of the universe until the series ended in 1986.