Marvel Special Edition featuring Star Wars #3
May 1978
104ppg, $2.50

Scripter, Editor: Roy Thomas
Layout artist: Howard Chaykin
Embellisher: Steve Leialoha
Embellisher: Rick Hoberg
Embellisher: Bill Wray
Embellisher: Dave Stevens
Cover Artist: Ernie Chan
Consulting Editor: Archie Goodwin
Production Manager: Len Grow
Art Director: Marie Severin



COMMENTS
This oversized comic, sometime called a Treasury Edition, reprints Star Wars #1-6 in their entirety. It removes any credits but keeps the chapter titles intact. There are no regular ads in the issue, but there is one page, just prior to Chapter Three, that lists the cast and crew of the film. There is a double page spread between Chapters Three and Four of the complete cover gallery for all six issues of the monthly series plus the last page is an ad for issue #14. There are also pin-ups by Tony DeZuniga, Howard Chaykin, & Carmine Infantino and Terry Austin spread throughout the issue.

The inside front and back covers have black and white stills from the film. They are they main cast at the award ceremony on Yavin IV; and a behind-the-scenes shot of Alec Guiness and George Lucas sitting in chairs while shooting in Tunisia. Plus the back cover also contains a dedication to George Lucas from Roy and Howard.

This issue comes in two cover variants. One with just a number and price box that has the Curtis Circulation Corp. logo and 02385. The other does not have the CCC and number, but a large Whitman 'W' instead. The contents of each issue is the same.

No actual month is listed for this 1978 issue. We know that it was published at approximately the same time as issue #14 of the monthly series, and is a quarterly publication (according to the indicia).


Related Issues
Star Wars (Marvel) #1 Star Wars (Marvel) #2 Star Wars (Marvel) #3 Star Wars (Marvel) #4 Star Wars (Marvel) #5 Star Wars (Marvel) #6 Marvel Special Edition featuring Star Wars #1 Marvel Special Edition featuring Star Wars #2 Marvel Comics Illustrated Version of Star Wars Marvel Movie Showcase Featuring Star Wars #1 Marvel Movie Showcase Featuring Star Wars #2 Classic Episode IV - A New Hope #1 Classic Episode IV - A New Hope #2


Trade Paperbacks and Alternate Covers
A New Hope Trade Paperback Classic Star Wars Box Set A Long Time Ago Trade Paperback #1 A New Hope Trade Paperback (Wal*Mart DVD Edition)
Marvel Special Edition featuring Star Wars 3 (back cover) Marvel Special Edition featuring Star Wars 3 (Whitman version)



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