Sunday, June 25, 2017

Retro Foreign: Danish Star Wars: Jedi-Ridderen Vender Tilbage Album #6

The Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden all had Marvel Star Wars comics translated into their native language between 1977 and 1983 in album or trade paperback format.  Albums #1, 4, and 6 contain the Marvel movie adaptations.  Albums #2, 3, and 5 contain other early Marvel stories arcs heavily edited.  Denmark's Inter Presse published the Danish translations of the album and Sweden's Semic Press published the translations for the other three Nordic countries.

In Denmark, the first five albums use the Danish translation for Star Wars on the cover Stjerne Krigen.  For the last album, only the Star Wars name is used, although Return of the Jedi is translation to Danish as Jedi-Ridderen Vender Tilbage.  The Danish version of the album has a different cover than the other Nordic countries.  The other countries use the cover art found on Marvel Super Special #27.  Denmark's version of the album uses the artwork found on the Return of the Jedi style "B" poster.

Star Wars: Jedi-Ridderen Vender Tilbage Album #6a - Inter Presse, Denmark (1983)
contains Return of the Jedi #1 - 4
Interestingly, the image of Luke Skywalker on the cover should be familiar to Star Wars comic fans; Luke on the cover for Dark Empire #1 is similar to his image found on the 1983 poster.

Star Wars: Dark Empire #1a - Dark Horse Comics, U.S. (December 1991)

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