Archive for February, 2017

I happened to be in Korea in 1997 when Star Wars: A New Hope Special Edition was released. This is a handout I got from the theater when I went to see it. Just in case you’re wondering, the film was in English with Korean subtitles. 


Star Wars Novelization

Posted: 28 February 2017 in Information, Movies, Retro

I ran across this pre-movie release novelization of Star Wars (note back cover “Soon to be a spectacular motion picture…”, the understatement of the year). December 1976, five months before Star Wars was released. I wonder how many people read the book before seeing the movie. 

I love the artwork on the front, obviously not how Vader appeared in the movie. I think he looks more sinister here. 

Comic Books

Posted: 28 February 2017 in Arts, Information, Literature, Personal History, Retro

Just going through some old comic books. These date back mostly to the late 70s and early 80s, but there are some newer ones, too. Not worth much, but great for nostalgia. 

I own the Marvel Comics movie adaptations of Star Wars. Mine are the 35ยข Reprint versions, worth very little. 

I also have the rerelease of these by Dark Horse Comics. Despite being the same artwork, there is one huge difference I noticed–the lightsaber coloring. 

In the originals, both Luke’s and Ben’s lightsabers were red. 
   
 

In the rerelease, they are the proper color–blue. As far as I can tell, all else is the same aside from more vibrant colors and higher quality paper stock. 
   
 

I also have a smaller Marvel comic in black and white, presumably the template for the color versions.