David Natiuk's Reviews > Classic Star Wars: A Long Time Ago... Volume 1: Doomworld

Classic Star Wars by Roy Thomas
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Jun 05, 2011

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bookshelves: fiction, graphic-novels, comics, sci-fi, star-wars
Read from June 05 to November 02, 2011

Interesting for its history, being the very first comic book that extended the adventures of the original Star Wars movie cast. This collection gathers Issues #1 - #20, and also is an improvement to the ink and color quality over the original comic books.

The stories vary from fairly mundane to decently exciting. The most memorable for me was the multi-issue storyline that brought Han, Luke, Leia, Chewy and the droids through a complex plot involving the taking over of gambling central "The Wheel." Cool stuff.

The artwork is a mixed bag, with my main gripe being Han & Luke sometimes looking like The Incredible Hulk... all beefy, muscles rippling. Doesn't really fit their character. Chewbacca is also a hulking monster, a bit different than his final screen persona.

Leia has also been "enhanced" (especially on top) and she's wearing that silly white dress (now more skin tight) throughout the entire series. Other buxom female antagonists also enter the storylines... sometimes distractingly so.

But I did enjoy it. Fun to see what the initial ideas were for how the Star Wars gang proceeded after the events of "A New Hope." There were still many details that George Lucas had yet to fill in, and therefore these issues do not fit snugly into an overall chronology. But there's also nothing blatantly askew.

Enjoyable for Star Wars fans, if you like the comic book format.

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