Marvel Comics Illustrated Version of The Empire Strikes Back
May 1980
221ppg, $2.50

Writer, Editor: Archie Goodwin
Artist, Cover Artist back: Al Williamson
Artist, Cover Artist back: Carlos Garzon
Letterer: Rick Veitch
Letterer: Jim Novak
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Assistant Editor: Mary Jo Duffy
Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter
Cover Artist: Bob Larkin
Production Supervisor: Sol Brodsky
Production Coordinator: Irene Vartanoff
Cover and Interior Production: Eliot R. Brown
Cover and Interior Production: Frank Giacoia
Cover and Interior Production: Sharon Ing
Cover and Interior Production: Paty Cockrum
Cover and Interior Production: Mark Rogan
Cover and Interior Production: John Tartaglione
Cover and Interior Production: Irving Watanabe
Cover and Interior Production: Letitia Wells
Cover and Interior Production: Carl Wirshba



COMMENTS
Paperback book sized adaptation of The Empire Strikes Back. Notable because it includes the original version of Yoda as drawn by Al Williamson. This issue was published prior to the film and the final design for the Jedi Master was revealed. The issues of the Star Wars monthly corrected the artwork as did the reprints for Marvel Super Special #16 and Marvel Special Edition vol. 2 #2. This book also has different coloring than later versions, such as Lando wearing a green shirt, rather than is normal blue one.

The artwork is also laid out specifically for the paperback medium, with 2-3 panels per page. The splash page is the same artwork from the back cover, recolored and including a large Darth Vader image behind the characters, which was also used as interior cover images in Marvel Super Special #16 and Marvel Special Edition vol. 2 #2, and the splash page in issue #39.

ISBN: 0-9604146-0-6


Related Issues
Marvel Special Edition featuring Star Wars, Volume 2 #2 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 Comics Illustrated Version of The Empire Strikes Back (back cover)



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