Sunday, June 28, 2015

Retro Marvel: Marvel Illustrated Books Star Wars 2: World of Fire

The second U.S. paperback publishing original British Star Wars Weekly content for the U.S. came out a year after the first paperback.

Marvel Illustrated Books Star Wars 2: World of Fire - Marvel Comics, U.S. (1982)
This paperback contains the single story World of Fire from Star Wars Weekly #107 - 115.

The cover contains a painted picture of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, C-3PO, R2-D2, and Mici Shabandar.  This is one of the few times Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia are wearing clothes different than their attire from the Star Wars movie.  The outfits could have been from the movies and its too bad Marvel didn't allow the characters to change their clothes more often in the comics leading up to The Empire Strikes Back.  On the cover, R2-D2 is his usual comic book "bulky" self (a depiction that Carmine Infantino used throughout his run on the Star Wars title) but C-3PO is looking excessively thin.

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