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Classic Star Wars: A Long Time Ago... Volume 2: Dark Encounters (Classic Star Wars)

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A long time ago, in a decade that was far, far out there, moviedom's most beloved characters made the transition from silver screen to printed page in a comic-book series that was truly out of this world. Each new issue of Marvel's Star Wars comic-book series that launched in 1977 was stranger and crazier than the next. Where else could you find the friendship between Luke ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published July 23rd 2002 by Dark Horse Books (first published July 10th 2002)
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Brian Turner
Jul 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
I remember reading these as comics when I was younger. Marvel had first done a serialisation of A New Hope, then carried on adding their own adventures for the series. This collection ends at the point where Empire Strikes Back was coming out and they were due to start the comics for that.

This book introduces some new baddies in the form of the Tagge family/business as well as Darth Vader and Jabba the Hut (one "t").
This was at a stage where Jabba hadn't been defined as a character by George Luc
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J.M. Hushour
Apr 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
When you were a kid in the late 70s and early 80s, waiting for the next Star Wars movie was far, far different than kids have it these days. A chilling silence. An occasional mention of filming in "Starlog". There were no spoilers, no clues. Nothing. There was a trailer and then the movie appeared and everyone in your grade shit in their pants.
Except we had the Marvel comics series which, in retrospect (because kids didn't think about tie-ins and shit back then), filled in all those gaps and let
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S. J.
Jul 26, 2012 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Star Wars fans, classic comics fans
Recommended to S. by: Comic Book store
It has been ages since I read this and sadly, have since gotten rid of it. I went through a clean out time of my graphics novels and have regretted it ever since.

What I do remember is at first being mildly appalled at the...less than stellar story lines and then finally realizing the humor and nostalgia factor these comics carry. Are they beyond absurd? Oh my, yes! But they are also awfully fun to read and if you are a Star Wars fan, I would strongly urge you to give them a try. I regret giving
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Keith
Sep 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
i used to own around 50 of the original issues but i sold them. then i found this collection and regretted selling them. i really like carmine infantino's art on these. it's so weird. also the michael golden one at the end is great.
Hazel
These comics are great fun and really don't conflict too badly with established canon, either of them. this book brings you right up to just before the empire strikes back.
the art style isn't anything fantastic, but I'd adequate for helping to tell the story.
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Apr 29, 2008 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this immensely, not having read any of it before; like a fragment of childhood, saved for me to experience as an adult.
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Archie Goodwin was an American comic book writer, editor, and artist. He worked on a number of comic strips in addition to comic books, and is best known for his Warren and Marvel Comics work. For Warren he was chief writer and editor of landmark horror anthology titles Creepy and Eerie, and for Marvel he set up the creator-owned Epic Comics as well as adapting Star Wars into both comics and newsp ...more
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