Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Retro Foreign: British The Empire Strikes Back Weekly #127

Not only does the British The Empire Strikes Back Weekly have the first cover appearance of Boba Fett, but this magazine-sized comic also has the first cover appearance of Yoda.  Yoda's first and only appearance on the cover of the U.S. Marvel Star Wars title is issue #50.  The Empire Strikes Back Weekly has Yoda first appear on the cover of issue #127.


The Empire Strikes Back Weekly #127a - Marvel Comics, England (July 31, 1980)
first 1/3rd of Star Wars #42
The cover for The Empire Strikes Back Weekly #127 is an interesting combination of several panels from the interior art of Star Wars #42.  The background and X-Wing are taken from page 2.  The drawing of Luke Skywalker, R2-D2, Yoda, and Luke's supply kit are taken from the first panel on page 3.  The inset art with Darth Vader clenching his fist are taken from the last panel on page 6.  The blurb reads Thrills and Intrigue in a Far Flung Galaxy Lost to Time!
Star Wars Weekly #42 - Marvel Comics, U.S. (December, 1980)
page 2
Star Wars Weekly #42 - Marvel Comics, U.S. (December, 1980)
page 3

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