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Marvel Comics Illustrated/Marvel Illustrated Books (1970) - Paperback 02114
"Version of The Empire Strikes Back"
Del Rey

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Archie Goodwin

Carlos Garzon
Al Williamson

Carlos Garzon
Al Williamson

Carl Gafford - 'Gaff'

James R. 'Jim' Novak
Rick Veitch

Mary Jo Duffy - 'Jo Duffy'
Danny Fingeroth
Archie Goodwin

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Bob Larkin

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Cover Date: May 1980
Cover Price: US $ 2.50

Issue Tagline: None.

Format: Color; Trade Paperback; 221 pages

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Reprinted/Collected in:
Classic Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1994) TPB SE
Marvel Super Special (1977) #16
Star Wars (1977) #39
Star Wars (1977) #40
Star Wars (1977) #41
Star Wars (1977) #42
Star Wars (1977) #43
Star Wars (1977) #44

Definitely not a trade paperback, in the modern sense, but a more typical paperback novel size.

This version of the story appears to be the original, because of corrections made to Yoda. His appearance here was done without the benefit of the final film design. Marvel artists didn't get to see Yoda until the film was nearly in release. Thus, the monthly issues correct (and necessarily postdate) the version seen here. This book also has different coloring than later versions, such as Lando wearing a green shirt, rather than his normal blue one.

Very technically, this volume is slightly predated by a black and white version of this book, which is really the very first comics version of The Empire Strikes Back. This version is quite rare, however, and details are hard to find.

ISBN: 0-9604146-0-6

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