Sunday, August 28, 2016

Retro Foreign: Star Wars: la Guerra de las Galaxias Collection Comparison

There are two versions of the Star Wars: la Guerra de las Galaxias comic collection published by Ediciones Surco.  In an earlier posting, I showed one version of the collection.

Star Wars: la Guerra de las Galaxias Collection - Ediciones Surco, Spain (1983)
collection Star Wars: la Guerra de las Galaxias #1 - 5 with covers
This collection consists of the first 5 issues, including covers, wrapped in an outer cover.  The outer cover has the same art as issue #2 of the series.

Star Wars: la Guerra de las Galaxias #2a - Ediciones Surco, Spain (June 1983)
Star Wars #21 and 22
The second version of the collection also contains the first 5 issues, but without covers, also wrapped in an outer cover.  Whether the covers were removed prior to the bundling or they never had covers is not clear.

Star Wars: la Guerra de las Galaxias Collection b - Ediciones Surco, Spain (1983)
collection Star Wars: la Guerra de las Galaxias #1 - 5 without covers
This second collection has the same cover art as issue #3 of the series.

Star Wars: la Guerra de las Galaxias #3a - Ediciones Surco, Spain (July 1983)
Star Wars #23 and 24
In addition to the collection outer cover containing a black star-filled background, the C-3PO and R2-D2 corner characters are removed and the logo is different.  The logo used is the logo that began with issue #6 of the series.

Star Wars: la Guerra de las Galaxias #6a - Ediciones Surco, Spain (October 1983)
Star Wars #29 and 30
The difference with the logo on this second collection and the logo used on issues #6 - 8 is the title is just Star Wars, and the Spanish translation, la Guerra de las Galaxias, is de-emphasized and shown elsewhere on the cover.  I believe this second version of the collection was packaged after the first version and most likely after the series ended.

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