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Marvel Announces STAR WARS OMNIBUS

Marvel to reprint their STAR WARS run

In 1977 a phenomenon dawned. Marvel Comics published the very first STAR WARS comic-book series. Now, the House of Ideas is re-presenting those original adventures in its over-sized Omnibus format - STAR WARS: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS collecting STAR WARS (1977) #1-44 and ANNUAL #1.

It’s the return of the Jedi to Marvel in an opening volume that begins with Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope and ends with Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back.In between, the rebels face a wealth of new perils — from space pirate Crimson Jack to the bounty hunter Beilert Valance, as well as a surprisingly svelte Jabba the Hut (one “t”). Luke goes back to Tatooine, Leia battles alone, Han and Chewie play the deadly Big Game, and Darth Vader hunts for answers! Revisit all your old favorites and discover some new ones!

There’s no doubt, the Force is strong with this collection!

"With Star Wars poised to return to its comic book home, what better time to revisit the first adventures of Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2 and, of course, Darth Vader?" says Marvel Editor In Chief, Axel Alonso. "I am extremely proud to present these original Star Wars stories, told as only Marvel can, in the first in a massive and glorious Omnibus series."

STAR WARS: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS comes out of lightspeed in January 2015 and is written by Roy Thomas, Howard Chaykin, Archie Goodwin, Jo Duffy & Chris Claremont, with pencils by Howard Chaykin, Carmine Infantino, Walter Simonson, Herb Trimpe, Michael Golden, Al Williamson and Mike Vosburg. Each copy of STAR WARS: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS will also be wrapped in a glorious covers by Howard Chaykin and Greg Hilderbrandt.

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Posted by butters911

Im down!

Posted by manwithoutshame

Totally cool! That Darth Vader helmet on the other hand...let's just say I don't think it survived being Chaykinized.

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Posted by StMichalofWilson

Awesomesauce!!!

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Posted by 2cool4fun

I still feel bad for Dark Horse :/

Posted by Sidious

Awesome. I loved these when I was a kid.

Can't wait to see the giant green carnivorous rabbit again!.

Posted by tparks

I still feel bad for Dark Horse :/

Same here, but this Omnibus looks pretty sweet for someone who missed most of the classic Marvel SW comics.

Posted by BatarangBamz

I wonder if they will consider this canon.

Edited by ShadowSwordmaster

@batarangbamz said:

I wonder if they will consider this canon.

Nope it's under the Legends banner.

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Edited by DDangelico

This will make my shelf happy, but I'm assuming will make my wallet very very sad at the same time.

Posted by Xwraith

I already have the whole Marvel series in the Dark Horse omnibuses (omnibi?), so I'll probably pass on this.

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Edited by AmazingWebHead

SWEEEEEEEEEEEET!!!

Edited by Kerrigan

"Who needs necks, anyway?"

Posted by nateb1211

The force is strong in this one.

Posted by Wardishy