Marvel Announces Star Wars: The Original Marvel Years Omnibus
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 07.15.2014
The original Marvel comics in one collection...
Marvel Comics has announced that they are collecting the original 1977 Star Wars Marvel Comics series in a new omnibus. The company will release Star Wars: The Original Marvel Years Omnibus in January of 2015, collecting issues #1-44 and Annual #1 of the original books. It is their first Star Wars publication since Disney bought Lucasfilm in 2012.
The omnibus will kick off with the events of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope and end with Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back. In between, the rebels face a wealth of new perils — from space pirate Crimson Jack to the bounty hunter Beilert Valance, as well as a surprisingly svelte Jabba the Hut (one "t"). Luke goes back to Tatooine, Leia battles alone, Han and Chewie play the deadly Big Game, and Darth Vader hunts for answers.
Marvel Editor in Chief Axel Alonso said, "With Star Wars poised to return to its comic book home, what better time to revisit the first adventures of Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2 and, of course, Darth Vader? I am extremely proud to present these original Star Wars stories, told as only Marvel can, in the first in a massive and glorious Omnibus series."