Originally published in 1983 by Marvel Comics, the 4-issues that make up Star Wars: Return of the Jedi have been reprinted a number of times.

In 1994, Dark Horse released the two-issue Classic Star Wars: Return of the Jedi series, a pair of prestige format comic books reprinting Return of the Jedi #1-4, making them available for the first time since their original publication. Creators include Archie Goodwin, Al Williamson, and Carlos Garzon, with new covers by Adam Hughes and Williamson, and a special gallery of concept artwork was included in each issue. These issues were also collected into a special trade paperback offered with the 2006 DVD release of the Original Unaltered Trilogy from Wal*Mart stores.

RETURN OF THE JEDI (Classic Star Wars)
Classic Episode VI - Return of the Jedi #1 Classic Episode VI - Return of the Jedi #2 Return of The Jedi Trade Paperback (Wal*Mart DVD Edition)
Bagged Versions
Classic Episode VI - Return of the Jedi 1 Classic Episode VI - Return of the Jedi 1

Then, when the original version of the Classic Trilogy was released "for the last time" on video, a set of collected editions were published. These issues borrowed the same cover artwork from the video set and were square-bound. All three volumes were available separately, or in a special slipcase boxed set with slightly different cover art.

Collected Edition Boxed Set
Classic Return of the Jedi Trade Paperback Classic Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Trade Paperback (Box Set Version) Classic Star Wars Box Set Classic Star Wars Box Set

In honor of 1997's Special Editions, Dark Horse reprinted the Classic Star Wars: Return of the Jedi trade paperback with a new cover by Greg and Tim Hildebrandt, but no changes to the interior art. The trade paperback was also part of a Special Edition Boxed Set.

Collected Special Edition Boxed Set
Return of the Jedi – The Special Edition Trade Paperback The Special Edition Box Set The Special Edition Box Set

In 1999, a Japanese Manga version was produced by Shin-ichi Hiromoto, with covers by Adam Warren. This version was altered to suit Western audiences, being read left to right.

Manga publisher Tokyopop created a photo comic, or Cine-Manga, which is comic style book, but using images from the films of the Original Trilogy. These books were later reprinted by Dark Horse Comics.

Manga Edition
Return of the Jedi – Manga #1 Return of the Jedi – Manga #2 Return of the Jedi – Manga #3 Return of the Jedi – Manga #4
Photo Comics
Return of the Jedi Cine-Manga Episode VI – Return of the Jedi Photo Comic

And of course, Star Wars comics are not exclusively American. Here we feature some covers from other countries around the world.

International Editions
Classic Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (UK Version) Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (UK Version)


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