Star Wars Omnibus: A Long Time Ago...., Volume 1

Star Wars Omnibus A Long Time Ago Volume Collecting the first twenty six issues of the Marvel Comics Star Wars series that launched in the same year as the first film this first volume of Star Wars Omnibus A Long Time Ago is a must ha

  • Title: Star Wars Omnibus: A Long Time Ago...., Volume 1
  • Author: Roy Thomas Archie Goodwin
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  • Page: 454
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  • Star Wars Omnibus: A Long Time Ago...., Volume 1

    Collecting the first twenty six issues of the Marvel Comics Star Wars series that launched in 1977 the same year as the first film , this first volume of Star Wars Omnibus A Long Time Ago is a must have for any Star Wars fan Future volumes will include material not previously collected along with the consecutively numbered Marvel run the comics adaptation of ReturCollecting the first twenty six issues of the Marvel Comics Star Wars series that launched in 1977 the same year as the first film , this first volume of Star Wars Omnibus A Long Time Ago is a must have for any Star Wars fan Future volumes will include material not previously collected along with the consecutively numbered Marvel run the comics adaptation of Return of the Jedi, material from Marvel UK, the Droids and Ewoks series, and other rare Star Wars comics.

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    1. Jenny

      I didn't expect to like this book so much! I've never seen the Star Wars movies, not by choice, necessarily, but maybe because of lack of interest? I'm not really sure. However, I received this book for free from , so I decided to give it a shot and not waste the opportunity. The first few issues of the omnibus are a comics version of Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope and were published in 1977, the same year as the movie. The rest of the issues collected in this volume continue the story of Luk [...]

    2. Timothy

      Notes From George Lucas to Marvel Comics, Circa 1978:1. Can you make Luke and Leia kiss more? I want them to get so into frenching even C-3P0 gets embarrassed. Kids love kissing and romance!2. Have you seen The Seven Samurai? Nevermind. Have you seen The Magnificent Seven? Think: Han Solo as Yul Brynner. Kids love Yul Brynner!3. Don't shave Han Solo's head unless you can use hair restorer at the end of the issue. Kids love Han Solo's hair!4. Steve McQueen should be a green rabbit. Kids love rabb [...]

    3. Andrew

      Let me start off by saying these old Marvel Star Wars comics aren't for everyone. They are not canon and they can be very silly, over the top and implausible. In other words: one of the main characters in this collection is Jaxxon: a six foot tall carnivorous womanizing humanoid rabbit who is employed as a mercenary and uses a flying kick as often as a blaster. Basically he's like Bucky O'Hare over a decade before Bucky O'Hare existed. If something like that seems too absurd for your tastes you [...]

    4. Mark

      This is very much a book of it's time. I say that not to denigrate it in any fashion, but just to say that the writers obviously had very little input from LucasFilm. The stories are all well told, inventive and very well illustrated. However, some of the characters created for the extended stories do not really fit with our image of the Star Wars universe.In particular, the character of Jaxxon (a giant green bunny rabbit) kind of breaks the story when he's featured, although he's no worse than [...]

    5. Keith Jones

      Found this at my local public library about a week ago. It reprints the original comic book published by Marvel Comics beginning with the movie adaptation. My brother and I had actually found the first issue of the comic at a 7-11 at Lake Tahoe, California, before the movie had been released. We had seen a trailer for Star Wars, which just looked awful, but picked up the comic anyway. We actually followed the comic way back in 1977 after the movie finally came out. Basically don't remember any o [...]

    6. Rich

      HA! I remember having a few issues of Marvel's "Star Wars" series back in the late 1970s (never that much of a comic book reader). They're just as horrible in this 500-page omnibus as I remember them! But in all they're ridiculousness, they're hilariously fun! My 7- and 9-year-old enjoyed laughing at how poor the artwork is, and the absurdity of many of the characters (the worst was the 6-foot-tall green rabbit gunslinger -- apparently played by Jimmy Stewart's "pooka" friend, Harvey). So horrib [...]

    7. Will Hoover

      It's hard to give this collection of the first 27 issues of Marvel Comics' Star Wars a full 5 star rating, NOT because quite a few of these classic tales don't have a whole lot going for them, but because the adaptation of the original film (which could easily merit something pretty close to 5 stars) only lasted the first 6 issues. Granted, even those first 6 books aren't flawless by any means. Mostly because the art by Howard Chaykin and Steve Leialoha, though certainly not bad, is just adequat [...]

    8. Jedi Sunni

      Starwars: I would not call this nostalgic from my perspective because I missed this by a generation. On the other hand I will say this was a very good start. Being a true star wars fan I love everything about this story a love the art and feel of the story.Six against the Galaxy:I am really enjoying the flow of the story and how well it says inline with the movie. I will say the Dr.Evazan was right on point from my perspective but walrus man looked really weird. I thought jabba was pretty cool a [...]

    9. Nicholas Sedillos

      After a six-issue adaptation of A New Hope that hews closely to Alan Dean Foster’s prose novel, the very first Star Wars comic book takes a little while to find its bearings in the Galaxy Far, Far Away, first sending Han Solo and Chewbacca off on some pretty generic quasi-Western adventures. (One of the first new characters introduced is Jaxxon, a giant green cartoon rabbit that looks like something off a cereal box.) Eventually, though, we start to get a surprisingly coherent picture of the R [...]

    10. Jaime Krause

      2 stars for illustrations4.5 stars for inking3.5 stars for storylineThis is a Dark Horse compilation of the first 27 Marvel Comics Star Wars series. The covers were used before each part, which was awesome. Each issue was $0.30-0.35!! I did not enjoy the fact that there was so much writing. Comics are supposed to be a nice weave of words and images, allowing both to tell the story. With these, I paid little attention to the images, which is sad. Despite some massive issues I have with some of th [...]

    11. Jeremy Townsend

      I should state it's good to start somewhere, but when I look at the newer graphics, plots and dialog of the new comics I do not miss the old let's just say. I thought the coloring and artwork off. The plots, and cheesy 60's/ 70's dialog was lacking. Good to see improvement over the years in Star Wars comics. Toast to you silly caveman scribbles.

    12. Canaan Perry

      Marvel's Star Wars comics were some of the first comics book I read as a kid. They were my segue-way into the Marvel universe. I didn't care that they weren't the real movies; to me they were fun to read and I got to follow the adventures of all my favorite characters in the years between the cinematic releases.So, I was keen to snatch up these Omnibuses and re-read all these old Marvel stories (this particular volume runs from issues 1-27); and they have not disappointed me at all. They're stil [...]

    13. MC

      One of my fondest memories from when I was a child was watching the movies in the original Star Wars Trilogy. That and reading comic books. So when the comic book publisher Dark Horse Comics began releasing collected Editions of the old Marvel Star Wars comics, I was absolutely thrilled. I know that some may shake their heads at hearing of my love for this old comics series, as the overall cheesiness and some of the weirder parts of the plot line are known all too well. The problem is that such [...]

    14. Mark Oppenlander

      Like many men (and women) of my generation, I was captivated by the Star Wars films as a young boy. I saw the original trilogy of movies multiple times in the theaters, collected the action figures, had a Han Solo and Chewbacca T-shirt and yes, even bought the comic books. When Marvel extended their comic series beyond the storyline in the original film, I kept collecting. I know I had the first 12 issues, maybe more. I didn't keep them and now of course I wonder what they might be worth today?T [...]

    15. Christopher

      I remember reading some of these old '70s Marvel comics when I was a kid and they were originally available on comic book spinner racks in grocery stores (remember that?) - I especially remember the comic adaptation of Star Wars, which I originally owned as an oversized "Marvel Super Special" publication, which I remember reading over and over as a Jedi-obsessed 7-year-old, and which kicks off the Marvel Star Wars comic book series collected in this Omnibus edition. Re-reading the original adapt [...]

    16. Steven

      Reading this was a hoot, and much more fun than I expected it to be -- I remember seeing some of these early Star Wars comics back when they were published, and being appalled, but from this perspective, when we have Star Wars comics in staggering numbers and to varying levels of quality, the sheer innocence and zest of these stories is kind of charming. While at the point these were made there was no micromanaging Lucasfilm division policing the Extended Universe, it's easy to see that some ide [...]

    17. Matthew Godlewski

      I read this mainly due to the Brian Woods run with this same time period in the Star Wars universe for Dark Horse, and also the nostalgia factor (I was 6 years old when Marvel started this run). Overall, the omnibus is OK. It starts off with several issues that do a great job of adapting the original movie into comic form (and Roy Thomas and Archie Goodwin must have seen an extended cut of the movie/script because the Han Solo/Jabba scene and Luke talking to Biggs at Toshi Station scene both mak [...]

    18. Sud666

      Star Wars is one of my favorite stories. Whether in novel or comic book, I have always enjoyed the vast universe and the great tales of the Jedi and the Sith. So I was interested to see what this volume had to offer. Well I can say I am disappointed. I understand that at the time that this was written the Star Wars universe had not been fleshed out so the writers had to go off the cuff- from Jabba not being a Hutt, to Vader and Luke's father being two separate people, etc. So even taking that in [...]

    19. Kevin

      This book started with the comic book adaption of the film, STAR WARS: Episode IV-A New Hope. This lasts about 8 issues, with excellent Howard Chaykin art and great scripting by Roy Thomas. This covers the first seven issues, though the Thomas/Chaykin collaboration continues some ways after the film adaption, creating new characters and situations within the S.W. universe. It's interesting to note that this includes a 'walrus-biped' version of Jabba the Hut(t) rather than the 'slug' version of R [...]

    20. Ashley

      A long time ago in a galaxy far, far awayWith those words the world was plunged into an epic adventure that continues to this day on television, in novels, in video games, and in comic books/graphic novels.From July 1977 to September 1986, Marvel Comics Group published monthly comics based on the wildly successful Star Wars film franchise.When looking back at these early tales with the advantage of hindsight, the "mistakes" (such as the idea that Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker's father were two [...]

    21. j_ay

      Reprinting the old Marvel comics from the 1970s…issues 1-27. This is one of those occasions where I would use a half star. So this would be 3 and a half. I’m not much of a Star Wars fan, and I had a few of these comics as a kid (although I only remember the covers, so I may not have even read them, only looked at them). But its quirky looking back on them. These issues came out after Star Wars, but before Empire Strikes Back, so undoubtedly Lucas (and company) had restrictions on what Marvel [...]

    22. Shannon Appelcline

      The initial stories are by Roy Thomas, and as a result the adaptation and the Seven Samurai storyline that immediately follows are both strong [7.5/10]. When Archie Goodwin takes over, the quality drops a bit for the mishmash of pirates & planetary warfare, though there’s some good worldbuilding here and by the ending its picking up [6+/10]. After a mediocre return of the Seven Samurai [5/10] and a nice backstory for Luke [7/10], Goodwin seems to find his feet with a 6-part story set on Th [...]

    23. Bryan

      I not a big Star Wars guy, and these stories aren't great, to be honest. But the first quarter of the book is the Marvel Comics adaptation of the first Star Wars movie, and then the rest of the stories are this weird, alternate continuity published before The Empire Strikes Back, written and illustrated in that funky late-70's Marvel house style by Archie Goodwin, Carmine Infantino, Howard Chaykin, Roy Thomas, Walt Simonson, etc. It actually feels more like the Guardians of the Galaxy movie than [...]

    24. C.S.

      I bought all of these comics when they came out originally. As a kid I lived for every new Star Wars story. Rereading them made me chuckle. Their was no canon at the time and the Marvel writers just went hog wild. If you have a problem with Jar Jar you are going to love Jax. This was the only way to get extra Star Wars while you waited for the movie. They sold incredibly well at the time.Some of the stories are great but others don't hold up well. I would have given them a 5 as a kid now they ar [...]

    25. Joseph

      The classic comics. I have them all except #3. I have wanted to read this for a long time from start to finish to see the whole story. I got this at the library and it was much easier to read compared to going through it. The first 5-6 are based on the movie for the most part and then it goes into its own direction. Even though it has Leia and Luke making out it is still great to read and see what story direction they went with.One thing I have always liked about this series is the covers. The a [...]

    26. Greg

      Overall, the art in here was just awful -- which made getting through the stories a little tedious (a good artist goes a looonnnnggg way in making a dull story palatable). Regarding the stories -- total cheeseball juvenile material, but I felt obligated to read this as part of my reading journey through the "Star Wars Expanded Universe." Leia does a lot of lip-locking with Luke in several of these stories, which I found amusing.

    27. Robert

      Published between Star Wars and Empire - and roundly ignored in all discussions of continuity - the two things the Expanded Universe is poorer for losing are:1) The Millenium Falcon can FLOAT ON WATER and take off from same like a WWII pontoon boat2) Han Solo uttered the phrase HOLY BEEK-MONKEYS like a cut rate TV Robin

    28. Justin

      It's totally goofy and doesn't fit with later Star Wars stuff at all (starting with The Empire Strikes Back), but it's mostly fun. This version of A New Hope is pleasing, and the last third of the collection's a blast. The middle drags even though redoing Seven Samurai with the inclusion of a giant green rabbit should be awesome.

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