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IDW Publishing Presents ‘Star Wars: The Classic Newspaper Comics, Vol. 1’

There’s a lot on my plate today so the intro copy is simple once again. It’s here to line out the couple of days old press release from our friends at IDW Publishing and this awesome new tome that they will be delivering in “Star Wars: The Classic Newspaper Comic”. Take a look at the press release below.

The Press Release:
In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the first Star Wars film this May, IDW Publishing and the multi award-winning imprint, Library of American Comics present Volume One of Star Wars: The Classic Newspaper Comic which contains 575 sequential strips from its premiere run March 11, 1979 to October 5, 1980. Included are every Sunday’s title header and “bonus” panels in meticulously restored original color, making this the first-ever complete collection of this comics classic as they originally appeared. During the five years Star Wars Comics first appeared, early fans were treated to a total of twenty-seven storylines that remain some of the best “Classic Star Wars” era tales ever told.

In this first of three volumes, a stunning image of Darth Vader graces the cover and the most beloved original Star Wars characters journey through space along with new characters in new worlds never seen in the feature films. These daily adventure comic strips brought all the action of the movie directly into people’s homes for the first time.
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