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Marvel And IDW To Publish Original Star Wars Comic Strip UNCUT for the first time!

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https://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Classic-Newspaper-Comics/dp/1631408720/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1482249120&sr=8-1&keywords=star+wars+comic+strips

This is pretty big! This isn’t to be confused with the paperback version; that’s publishing the Classic Star Wars versions from Dark Horse.

What this is is a complete printing of the original strip, in its original format no less, with all the things you’d get if you’d collected the original newspaper clippings. While we do have those incredibly expensive Russ Cochran sets for the Williamson/Goodwin era, this is the first time that the Russ Manning era strips are being released in their original form (with fantastic stories like “Tattooine Sojourn” and “Gambler’s World”, I might add), but considering that this is only Volume One in a series, this likely means that the Williamson/Goodwin era will also, for the first time, get their original color sequences printed as well!

So, discuss. What are your all’s thoughts on this? I’ll start; I’m extremely glad that Marvel has the license for Star Wars comics now. Dark Horse never brought out something like this.

I’m just here because I’m driving tonight.

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doubleofive said:

I wonder why IDW is involved.

I think they’re big on these kind of archives. Those big hardcover collections of the Star Trek comic strips were by them, as are a good many other collections of classic comic strips (Flash Gordon, Miss Fury, etc.)

I’d be rather surprised if they weren’t involved, honestly.

I’m just here because I’m driving tonight.

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Tack said:

doubleofive said:

I wonder why IDW is involved.

Those big hardcover collections of the Star Trek comic strips were by them…

They have the license for Trek anyway, right?

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Awesome! Though I wonder if they’ll be reprinting all of the Sunday strips in color. When Dark Horse put out Classic Star Wars they weren’t able to locate any of Manning’s color strips. So they ended up doing their own revisionist color job. Would be fantastic to see them as they were meant to be.

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Tobar said:

Awesome! Though I wonder if they’ll be reprinting all of the Sunday strips in color. When Dark Horse put out Classic Star Wars they weren’t able to locate any of Manning’s color strips. So they ended up doing their own revisionist color job. Would be fantastic to see them as they were meant to be.

Doesn’t that mean you’re extinct?

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Obsolescence in the wake of total victory is a mixed blessing, but a blessing nonetheless.

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