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Star Wars was a comic strip published in newspapers from 1979 to 1984 and distributed by the Los Angeles Times Syndicate and the Watertown Daily Times.

HistoryEdit

The strip first featured writing and art by Russ Manning until poor health forced him to retire from the strip. Russ Helm took over writing duties with Princess Leia, Imperial Servant, followed later by Archie Goodwin with an adaptation of the novel Han Solo at Stars' End. Artist Al Williamson joined Goodwin for the next story, The Bounty Hunter of Ord Mantell, and their partnership continued until the final strip, published in 1984.

ReprintsEdit

Decades later, Dark Horse Comics edited, colored, and reprinted most of these stories in two comic-book series: Goodwin and Williamson's strips in Classic Star Wars, and Helm and Manning's in Classic Star Wars: The Early Adventures. These comics did not include Planet of Kadril or the Sunday strips. Later, Han Solo at Stars' End was reprinted under the Classic Star Wars title, as was the Sunday strip The Constancia Affair. The Star Wars Scrapbook is a department of the comic strip.

In 2005, StarWars.com's Hyperspace began publishing the newspaper strips alongside all-new stories. All of Manning's daily strips were included, as were most of Goodwin's.

According to the Star Wars Insider magazine's Special Edition 2012 article "The Empire Strips Back," Dark Horse Comics planned to collect and anthologize these comics.

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