Friday, May 8, 2020

Retro Foreign

Los Comics de El Sol #34 and 35

Los Comics de El Sol or The Sun Comics is a free comic supplement included with the El Sol Sunday edition newspaper.  These comics were published in agreement with Comics Forum, an imprint of Planeta DeAgostini, and ran for 45 issues from May 1990 to March 1991.  Comics Forum published Marvel comics for Spanish readers from 1983 to 2004 and Los Comics de El Sol reprints a variety of Marvel comics.  The issues contain 16 pages in color and are printed on newsprint including the covers.

Los Comics de El Sol #34 and 35 contain the story Riders in the Void! from Star Wars #38.  Issue #34 only contains the first 5 pages and the cover is from Star Wars #52.

Los Comics de El Sol #34a - Planeta DeAgostini, Spain (January 13, 1991)
contains 1st 5 pages of Star Wars #38
Issue #35 reprints the last 12 pages of the story and the cover is from Star Wars #60.

Los Comics de El Sol #35a - Planeta DeAgostini, Spain (January 20, 1991)
contains last 12 pages of Star Wars #38
Despite being printed on low quality newsprint, the pages of this Michael Golden drawn story are surprising vibrant.

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  2. I'm afraid C├│mics Forum didn't publish Star Wars comics beyond 1986. At the moment of "El Sol" Star Wars comics, the regular series was far away cancelled. Not sure where did you find that detail O_O It's owner, Planeta DeAgostini Group, wouldn't recover the franchise until 1998, but until that moment, Norma Editorial was the absolute ruler ^_^

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