Marvel Special Edition featuring Star Wars, Volume 2 #2
Spring 1980
93ppg, $2.00

Writer, Editor: Archie Goodwin
Artist: Al Williamson
Artist: Carlos Garzon
Colorist: Glynis Wein-Oliver
Letterer: Rick Veitch
Associate Editor: Mary Jo Duffy
Designer: Nora Maclin
Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter
Cover Artist: Bob Larkin
Editorial Assistant: Marian Stensgard
Production VP: Milton Schiffman
Staff: Danny Crespi
Staff: Marie Severin
Staff: Michael Higgins
Staff: Eliot R. Brown
Staff: Rob Carosella
Staff: Jim Novak
Staff: Andy Yanchus
Staff: Rick Parker
Staff: Joe Albelo



COMMENTS
This oversized comic reprints Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back from the monthly comic #39-44 in its entirety. It removes any credits but keeps the chapter titles intact.

This issue is listed as a Spring 1980 issue, which would put it between mid-March and mid-Jun. We can assume that this issue was published around the time of the film release (May 21, 1980) and after the Marvel Comics Illustrated version of The Empire Strikes Back, as the images of Yoda have been altered to more closely reflect his appearance in the film.

The inside front cover is a black & white pin-up of the Star Warriors by Williamson (the same as the splash page in Marvel Comics Illustrated Version of The Empire Strikes Back but flopped right to left). The first page is the credits page, including film credits. These are followed by a full page pin-up of Luke (from page 80) and a reproduction of Star Wars #39 without any cover text.


Related Issues
Marvel Comics Illustrated Version of The Empire Strikes Back Marvel Super Special #16 Star Wars (Marvel) #39 Star Wars (Marvel) #40 Star Wars (Marvel) #41 Star Wars (Marvel) #42 Star Wars (Marvel) #43 Star Wars (Marvel) #44 Classic Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back #1 Classic Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back #2


Trade Paperbacks and Alternate Covers
The Empire Strikes Back Trade Paperback The Empire Strikes Back – The Special Edition Trade Paperback The Empire Strikes Back Trade Paperback (Wal*Mart DVD Edition)
Marvel Special Edition featuring Star Wars, Volume 2 (back cover)



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