Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Retro Foreign: Spanish MyComyc Collection

Original Ewoks and Droids comic strips were published for Spanish readers by Editorial Gespa in the magazine-sized series MyComyc.  The series began in 1986 and ran for 16 issues.  Each issue is very thin with only 16 color pages including the front and back cover.  The magazine is filled with several two page strips for characters like Tom and Jerry, The Pink Panther, Inspector Gadget, and other characters that are not familiar to U.S. audiences.  For the first 8 issues, a two page Ewoks strip appears, accompanied by a two page Droids strip in the first 7 issues.  The covers incorporate the characters found in the strips into the artwork.

It is a standard practice in many foreign countries to rebind individual issues for a title into collections for resale.  There is a collection that includes the first 8 issues, complete with covers, bound inside an outer cover with new artwork.  Whether the issues are remainders or printed just for the collection is unknown.

MyComyc Collection a - Editorial Gespa, Spain (1986)
original Ewoks and Droids strips
MyComyc Collection a - Editorial Gespa, Spain (1986)
back cover
These comics were discovered by Star Wars comic fans in late 2012 when Adolfo Rodriguez posted about them on the Dark Horse Comics Star Wars forum.[1]

References:

  1. DROIDS AND EWOKS RETURN: SPAIN’S LOST STAR WARS COMIC STRIPS

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