Thursday, July 6, 2017

Retro Foreign: Mexican Clásicos del Cine #299 - 302

Editorial Novaro began translating Marvel's Star Wars in their Clásicos del Cine or Film Classics title starting with issues #299.  The first four Star Wars issues in the title are in the smaller sized aguila or eagle format.  Starting with issue #303, the format was changed to the avestruz or ostrich format which are standard sized issues.  The title ended with issue #315 and Star Wars was published in every issue from #299 - 315.  When the title ended, the Star Wars translations were moved to Novaro's Domingos Alegres title starting with issue #1427 where they would appear every four issues alternating with other features until that title ended with issue #1457.  The Star Wars issues in that title are all in the aguila format.

The Star Wars movie translation was published for Mexican readers in Clásicos del Cine #299 - 302.  Since it was published in four issues instead of six like in the U.S., each issue contains one and a half U.S. issues.  The covers used for the Mexican issues are those for the complete issues inside which are the covers for issue #1, 3, 4, and 6.

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Clásicos del Cine #299a - Editorial Novaro, Mexico (July 1978)
contains Star Wars #1 and 1st half of #2
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Clásicos del Cine #300a - Editorial Novaro, Mexico (July 1978)
contains 2nd half of Star Wars #2 and #3
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Clásicos del Cine #301a - Editorial Novaro, Mexico (August 1978)
contains Star Wars #4 and 1st half of #5
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Clásicos del Cine #302a - Editorial Novaro, Mexico (August 1978)
contains 2nd half of Star Wars #5 and #6

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