Monday, December 4, 2017

Retro Foreign: British The Empire Strikes Back Annual 1980

1980 saw the release of The Empire Strikes Back and the first country to get a wide release of the movie was the U.K.  Grandreams was one publisher of Marvel's The Empire Strikes Back adaptation for British audiences.  The Yoda depicted in this hardcover is the original, early version that appears in The Marvel Comics Illustrated Version of The Empire Strikes Back paperback.  Arrow Books published the U.K. version of this paperback.  Since Marvel modified the Yoda depiction to more closely resemble how he looks in the movie for subsequent printings of the adaptation in the U.S., it is likely both this British hardcover and the paperback were released in May 1980 to coincide with the film's release in the U.K.

The Empire Strikes Back Annual 1980 a - Grandreams, England (1980)
contains The Empire Strikes Back adaptation
The artwork used on the cover is the same used for the paperback adaptation.

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