From 1979 to 1980, comic book great Russ Manning created a popular series of Star Wars newpaper strips. Set in between the first two films, Classic Star Wars: The Early Adventures reprinted these strips for the first time in color. Artist Rick Hoberg, who originally worked with Russ Manning on the strips, worked on reformatting and retouching the original board into comic book pages. Other contributing cover artists include Mike Allred, Mike Grell, Eric Shanower, and Killian Plunkett.

This series is notable for not only introducing Blackhole and Lady Tarkin, but also features the very first appearance of the most notorious bounty hunter in the galaxy, Boba Fett!

Classic Star Wars artist Al Williamson provided the cover to the trade paperback, dedicated to Russ Manning.

CLASSIC STAR WARS: THE EARLY ADVENTURES
Classic Star Wars: The Early Adventures #1 Classic Star Wars: The Early Adventures #2 Classic Star Wars: The Early Adventures #3 Classic Star Wars: The Early Adventures #4 Classic Star Wars: The Early Adventures #5
Classic Star Wars: The Early Adventures #6 Classic Star Wars: The Early Adventures #7 Classic Star Wars: The Early Adventures #8 Classic Star Wars: The Early Adventures #9
Bagged Edition
Classic Star Wars: The Early Adventures 3 (Bagged) Classic Star Wars: The Early Adventures 3 (Bagged back)
Special Edition
Classic Star Wars 'The Constancia Affair' (KB Toys Exclusive)
Collected Edition
Classic Star Wars: The Early Adventures Trade Paperback


Back to Dark Horse Comics

San Diego Comic Con Coverage
NEW IN THE PHOTO ARCHIVE:
Probe
Droid
Poll
Of the San Diego Comic-Con exclusives revealed in the article published on StarWars.com, our ever inquisitive Probe Droid is tasked to find out which one you are most excited about.
Nixon Chewbacca Sentry Leather Watch
Stance Star Wars Socks
Loungefly Rey Backpack
Funko Han Solo & Thumbs Up BB-8 POP! Figures
Hallmark McQuarrie Boba Fett Keepsake & Itty Bitty Two Pack
Santa Cruz Skateboards
Beast Kingdom Egg Attack Electroplated Figures
Hasbro 6-Inch Obi-Wan Kenobi Pack
Mattel Hot Wheels Carships Trench Run
JAKKS Pacific Vac-Metal C-3PO & Captain Phasma
Bandai Teppou Ashigaru Sandtrooper Special Version
Gentle Giant Captain Phasma & Chewbacca McQuarrie Concept Mini Busts
Gentle Giant Jumbo Kenner Luke Skywalker Figures
Topps Star Wars Trading Card Posters
Sideshow Collectibles R2-D2 Unpainted Prototype
Other
Current Results