Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Retro Dark Horse: Star Wars 30th Anniversary Collection Volume 1: The Freedom Nadd Uprising

As hard as it is to believe, Star Wars turns 40 years old this year.  Marvel has already announced they will be issuing 48 variant covers to celebrate this milestone.  I suspect there will be additional 40th anniversary announcements as the year progresses.

Starting in March 2007, Dark Horse published a 12 volume hardcover collection celebrating the 30th anniversary of Star Wars.  Each volume in the collection features a reprinted story arc from one of the Star Wars titles and was limited to initial orders.  The first volume in this Star Wars 30th Anniversary Collection reprinted the 2-part mini-series Tales of the Jedi: The Freedom Nadd Uprising.  It retailed for $16.95, which for only 56 pages of story, is an expensive price.

Star Wars 30th Anniversary Collection Volume 1: The Freedom Nadd Uprising
- Dark Horse Comics, U.S. (March 2007)
All of the covers in this series feature a matte black background with the text in silver.  Framed in a silver box is a portion of one of the reprinted issues' covers; for this volume the cover art is from The Freedom Nadd Uprising #1.  The Freedom Nadd Uprising story was probably picked for this collection because the trade paperback had been long out of print and was bringing high prices on the secondary market.

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