The classic newspaper comics by Russ Manning. It can never be overstated how we–who were young when Star Wars first came out–were so starved for anything and everything Star Wars at that time. These newspaper strips filled a bottomless need that persists to this day. They were frivolous tales that led nowhere, except in circles within our own blissful imaginations. It’s not the first time they’ve been collected, but it looks to be the classiest. Buy this.
“The first of three volumes that present, for the first time ever, the classic Star Wars newspaper strip from 1979-1984 in its complete format – including each Sunday title header and ‘bonus’ panels in their meticulously restored original color. Initially the color Sundays and black and white dailies told separate stories, but within six months the incomparable Russ Manning merged the adventures to tell brand new epic seven-days-a-week sagas that rivaled the best science fiction comics of all time. Volume One contains 575 sequential comic strips from the strip’s premiere on March 11, 1979 to October 5, 1980.”