Comics (non-Marvel)

Next to Marvel, other publishers (worldwide) are also publishing original Star Wars comics. Want to know all there is to know about these upcoming original non-Marvel Star Wars and Star Wars-themed comics? Look no further and check out this page!
Below the shortlist of regular issues is a complete listing with variant covers, solicitations, publisher info, previews, and pre-order links! Click on the covers and preview-images to see a bigger image! To see more preview-images, start following my accompanying facebook page! Solicitation texts and previews are always published underneath the regular, newsstand covers!

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Enjoy! Happy reading, happy collecting!

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shortlist comics

September 20, 2017

STAR WARS ADVENTURES # 2

comic (US)

September 21, 2017

STAR WARS: LOST STARS Part 9

webcomic original (Japan)

September 22 – 24, 2017 (Baltimore Comic Con)

STAR WARS ADVENTURES # 2

comic (variant cover) (US)

September 27, 2017

STAR WARS REBELS MAGAZIN # 36

magazine with original comic (Germany)

October 3, 2017

STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE – 40th ANNIVERSARY EDITION

Cinestory Comic

softcover (US)

STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE – 40th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTOR’S EDITION

Cinestory Comic

hardcover (US)

October 4, 2017

STAR WARS ADVENTURES # 3

comic (US)

October 25, 2017

STAR WARS REBELS MAGAZIN # 37

magazine with original comic (Germany)

October 31, 2017

STAR WARS ADVENTURES Vol. 1: HEROES OF THE GALAXY

digest (US)

November 7, 2017

STAR WARS REBELS: PATH OF THE JEDI

Cinestory Comic

softcover (US)

November 15, 2017

STAR WARS ADVENTURES # 4

comic (US)

November 18, 2017 (Local Comic Shop Day)

STAR WARS ADVENTURES # 1

comic (variant cover) (US)

November 22, 2017

STAR WARS REBELS MAGAZIN # 38

magazine with original comic (Germany)

December 6, 2017

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY

Graphic Novel Adaptation

junior digest comic (US)

December 13 2017

STAR WARS ADVENTURES # 5

comic (US)

December 20, 2017

STAR WARS REBELS MAGAZIN # 39

magazine with original comic (Germany)

December 27, 2017

STEAM WARS: STRIKE LEADER # 3

comic (US)

January 30, 2018

STAR WARS: THE CLASSIC NEWSPAPER COMICS Vol. 2

hardcover collection (US)

February 6, 2018

STAR WARS REBELS: MAUL

Cinestory Comic

softcover (US)

February 20, 2018

STAR WARS ADVENTURES Vol. 2: UNEXPECTED DETOUR

softcover (US)

April 24, 2018

STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

Cinestory Comic

softcover (US)

STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK – COLLECTOR’S EDITION

Cinestory Comic

hardcover (US)

May 22, 2018

STAR WARS REBELS: GRAND ADMIRAL THRAWN

Cinestory Comic

softcover (US)

also in 2018

STAR WARS: THE CLASSIC NEWSPAPER COMICS Vol. 3

hardcover collection (US)

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OUTNOWCOMICS

SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 

STAR WARS ADVENTURES # 2

Cover A by Derek Charm

comic (US)

publisher info:

IDW Publishing

comic (32 pages)

$ 3.99

credits:

cover by Derek Charm

BETTER THE DEVIL YOU KNOW Part 2

written by Cavan Scott
art by Derek Charm

TALES FROM WILD SPACE: THE FLAT MOUNTAIN OF YAVIN
written by Elsa Charretier & Pierrick Colinet
art by Elsa Charretier

solicitation copy:

Rey encounters a tough new enemy that may change the course of her life forever!

initial solicitation copy:

Rey is forced to save the life of the unpleasant Unkar Plutt! Will she be able to outwit the off-worlders who have captured him?

preview:

  

collection link (October 31, 2017):

amazon

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cover B by Elsa Charretier

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Retailer Incentive cover A by Tim Levins

Retailer incentives:

Order 10 copies [of the regular cover], get one free variant cover by Tim Levins!

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IDW Convention black & white cover by Tim Levins

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UPCOMINGCOMICS

SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

STAR WARS: LOST STARS – PART 9

webcomic original (Japan)

publisher info:

Line webtoon

online webcomic

comic credits:
by Yusaku Komiyama / 小宮山優作

link:

Line Toons

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SEPTEMBER 22 – 24, 2017 (BALTIMORE COMIC CON)

STAR WARS ADVENTURES # 2

Baltimore Comic Con variant cover by Elsa Charretier

comic variant (US)

publisher info:

IDW Publishing

comic (32 pages)

credits:

cover by Derek Charm

BETTER THE DEVIL YOU KNOW Part 2

written by Cavan Scott
art by Derek Charm

TALES FROM WILD SPACE: THE FLAT MOUNTAIN OF YAVIN
written by Elsa Charretier & Pierrick Colinet
art by Elsa Charretier

solicitation copy:

Rey encounters a tough new enemy that may change the course of her life forever!

initial solicitation copy:

Rey is forced to save the life of the unpleasant Unkar Plutt! Will she be able to outwit the off-worlders who have captured him?

preview:

  

collection link (October 31, 2017):

amazon

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SEPTEMBER 27, 2017 

STAR WARS REBELS MAGAZIN # 36

magazine (Germany), featuring an original 12-page Star Wars Rebels comic 

publisher info:

Panini Verlags GmbH

edited by Gunther Nickel

magazine (36 pages)

€ 3.90

solicitation copy:

Das Star Wars Rebels Magazin zur TV-Sensation! Das offiziele Comic-Magazin für die jungen Star Wars-Fans! Comics, Rätsel, Poster, und ein tolles Star Wars-Extra sorgen für jede Menge unterhaltung und SpaB!

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OCTOBER 3, 2017 

STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE – 40th ANNIVERSARY EDITION

Cinestory Comic

softcover (US)

publisher info:

Joe Books

softcover (400 pages)

ISBN 978-1-77275-521-3

$ 19.99

solicitation copy:

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…

When Rebel leader Princess Leia is captured by the evil Galactic Empire, young Luke Skywalker, a Tatooine farm boy yearning for adventure, is thrust into an epic struggle between the two factions. Accompanied by the rugged, devil-may-care captain of the Millennium Falcon, Han Solo, Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi, the protocol droid C-3PO, and astromech droid R2-D2, the daring Skywalker rescues the princess…and the means to destroy the Empire’s deadliest weapon, the dreaded Death Star. As the intrepid Rebels embark on a dangerous mission to bring peace to the galaxy, Luke Skywalker discovers a destiny he never dared dream of.

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the film that started it all, experience Star Wars: A New Hope in this captivating graphic novel companion to the original film. Featuring thrilling images from the movie, Star Wars: A New Hope Cinestory Comic will transport you back to the story that has thrilled and delighted audiences for decades.

link:

amazon

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STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE –  40th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTOR’S EDITION

Cinestory Comic

hardcover (US)

publisher info:

Joe Books

softcover (416 pages)

ISBN 978-1-77275-764-4

$ 34.99

solicitation copy:

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…

When Rebel leader Princess Leia is captured by the evil Galactic Empire, young Luke Skywalker, a Tatooine farm boy yearning for adventure, is thrust into an epic struggle between the two factions. Accompanied by the rugged, devil-may-care captain of the Millennium Falcon, Han Solo, Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi, the protocol droid C-3PO, and astromech droid R2-D2, the daring Skywalker rescues the princess…and the means to destroy the Empire’s deadliest weapon, the dreaded Death Star. As the intrepid Rebels embark on a dangerous mission to bring peace to the galaxy, Luke Skywalker discovers a destiny he never dared dream of.

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the film that started it all, experience Star Wars: A New Hope in this captivating graphic novel companion to the original film. Featuring thrilling images from the movie, Star Wars: A New Hope Cinestory Comic will transport you back to the story that has thrilled and delighted audiences for decades.

link:

amazon

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OCTOBER 4, 2017 

STAR WARS ADVENTURES # 3

Cover A by Eric Jones

comic (US)

publisher info:

IDW Publishing

comic (32 pages)

$ 3.99

credits:
[UNTITLED]

written by Landry Quinn Walker
art by Eric Jones

TALES FROM WILD SPACE
written by Alan Tudyk & Shannon Denton
art by Arianna Florean

cover by Eric Jones

solicitation copy:

When Finn finds an adorable baby creature hiding in an Imperial ship, it’s up to him to find a home for the mischief maker before Captain Phasma kicks them both into space!

Bullet points:

– Plus an exciting new TALES OF WILDSPACE!

– From the team of the beloved series, Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the 8th Grade!

collection link (February 20, 2018):

amazon

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variant cover B by Babs Tarr

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Retailer Incentive cover A by Sean Galloway

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Retailer Exclusive: The Hall of Comics variant cover by Christopher Uminga

store exclusive:

Limited to only 1000 copies
$ 14.99

link:

hall of comics pre-order

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OCTOBER 25, 2017 

STAR WARS REBELS MAGAZIN # 37

magazine (Germany), featuring an original 12-page Star Wars Rebels comic 

publisher info:

Panini Verlags GmbH

edited by Gunther Nickel

magazine (36 pages)

€ 3.90

solicitation copy:

Das Star Wars Rebels Magazin zur TV-Sensation! Das offiziele Comic-Magazin für die jungen Star Wars-Fans! Comics, Rätsel, Poster, und ein tolles Star Wars-Extra sorgen für jede Menge unterhaltung und SpaB!

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OCTOBER 31, 2017 

STAR WARS ADVENTURES Vol. 1: HEROES OF THE GALAXY

collects the SDCC Special, # 1 and # 2

digest (US)

publisher info:

IDW Publishing

digest (80 pages)

ISBN 978-1-68405-205-9

$ 9.99

credits:
written by Landry Quinn Walker & Cavan Scott
art by Derek Charm

cover by Derek Charm

solicitation copy:

Brand-new Star Wars comic book stories for readers of all-ages! These new adventures make this sprawling universe more accessible than ever.

Travel to a galaxy far, far away in the first volume of an all-new series as a rotating cast of characters (and creators!) journey through Star Wars history! Stories range from before the events of Episode I: The Phantom Menace all the way up to Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, in theaters December 2017. Characters major and minor, classic and new, expand the world of Star Wars into new territory, telling larger-than-life stories that encapsulate the breadth of the galactic struggle between good and evil for a new generation of fans.

For fans of all ages and with with a mix of old and new characters, Star Wars Adventures will appeal to Jedi everywhere, Master and Padawan alike!

Collects three comic book issues, including the San Diego Comic Con Premier Issue and issues #1 and 2 of the ongoing series!

link:

amazon

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NOVEMBER 7, 2017

STAR WARS REBELS: PATH OF THE JEDI

Cinestory Comic

softcover (US)

publisher info:

Joe Books

softcover (384 pages)

ISBN 978-1-7727-5504-6

$ 14.99

solicitation copy:

A graphic novel-style retelling of the Disney XD show Star Wars Rebels.

link:

amazon

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NOVEMBER 15, 2017 

STAR WARS ADVENTURES # 4

cover A by Eric Jones

comic (US)

publisher info:

IDW Publishing

comic (32 pages)

$ 3.99

credits:

written by Ben Acker & Ben Blacker

art by Eric Jones

solicitation copy:

An exciting adventure set between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back!

A young Mattis Banz dreams of one day being like his heroes, Luke and Leia. Little does he know that in days past, the famous siblings once made a royal mess of an important mission with the easy-to-provoke Sarkans!

collection link (February 20, 2018):

amazon

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variant cover B by Nathan Greno

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Retail Incentive cover  by Annie Wu

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NOVEMBER 18, 2017 (LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY)

STAR WARS ADVENTURES # 1

Retailer Exclusive: Local Comic Shop Day variant cover by Chris Samnee

comic variant of the September 6, 2017 comic (US)

publisher info:

IDW Publishing

comic (32 pages)

solicitation copy:

Introducing an exciting new era in all-ages Star Wars comics! Each issue in this monthly series will feature two stories, starring your favorite Star Wars characters from all the films! This debut issue will reveal Rey’s early adventures on Jakku as well as a comical tale of clone catastrophe!

A monthly comic book for younger readers, IDW’s Star Wars Adventures will tell short, epic tales featuring iconic heroes from a galaxy far, far away, with a running backup featuring adventurer Emil Graf telling tales from all eras of the Saga.

preview:

  

collection link (October 31, 2017):

amazon

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NOVEMBER 22, 2017 

STAR WARS REBELS MAGAZIN # 38

magazine (Germany), featuring an original 12-page Star Wars Rebels comic 

publisher info:

Panini Verlags GmbH

edited by Gunther Nickel

magazine (36 pages)

€ 3.90

solicitation copy:

Das Star Wars Rebels Magazin zur TV-Sensation! Das offiziele Comic-Magazin für die jungen Star Wars-Fans! Comics, Rätsel, Poster, und ein tolles Star Wars-Extra sorgen für jede Menge unterhaltung und SpaB!

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December 6, 2017

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY

Graphic Novel Adaptation

junior digest comic (US)

publisher info:

IDW Publishing

digest graphic novel (80 pages)

ISBN 978-1-68405-220-2

$ 9.99

credits:

written by Alessandro Ferrari

art by Matteo Piana

cover by Eric Jones

solicitation copy:

The epic scope of Star Wars meets the signature style of Disney animation to deliver an entirely new experience for fans of the blockbuster film.

The Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon, is nearing completion, and the Rebel Alliance may be doomed. Enter Jyn Erso, daughter of the Death Star’s reluctant creator, who desperately seeks to save her father from Imperial control. On her quest, she’ll join forces with Rebel spy Cassian Andor, reprogrammed Imperial droid K-2SO, and other supporters of the Rebel cause, only to discover that their goals may differ crucially from her own. It all culminates in a saga-defining showdown on the tropical planet Scarif, with Jyn and her friends attempting to steal the Death Star’s plans and keep hope for the Rebellion alive, leading directly into the iconic opening scene of Star Wars: Episode IV.

link:

amazon

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DECEMBER 13, 2017 

STAR WARS ADVENTURES # 5

cover A by Eric Jones

comic (US)

publisher info:

IDW Publishing

comic (32 pages)

$ 3.99

credits:

written by Landry Quinn Walker

art by Eric Jones

solicitation copy:

With their diplomatic mission turned into a debacle, can Leia and Luke possibly salvage the situation? We hope so because the future of the Rebel Alliance may depend on it!
Plus an exciting new Tales of Wildspace!

collection link (February 20, 2018):

amazon

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cover B by Arianna Florean

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retail incentive cover  by Jon Sommariva

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DECEMBER 20, 2017 

STAR WARS REBELS MAGAZIN # 39

magazine (Germany), featuring an original 12-page Star Wars Rebels comic 

publisher info:

Panini Verlags GmbH

edited by Gunther Nickel

magazine (36 pages)

€ 3.90

solicitation copy:

Das Star Wars Rebels Magazin zur TV-Sensation! Das offiziele Comic-Magazin für die jungen Star Wars-Fans! Comics, Rätsel, Poster, und ein tolles Star Wars-Extra sorgen für jede Menge unterhaltung und SpaB!

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DECEMBER 27, 2017

STEAM WARS: STRIKE LEADER # 3

comic (US)

publisher info:

Antarctic Press

comic book (32 pages)

$ 3.99

credits:

story: Joe Wight

art: Joe Wight

solicitation copy:

The Crimson Empire’s new sky dreadnoughts cannot be stopped by the arsenal of the Free Realms. A new, untested strike fighter has been rushed to the front lines, and a young band of pilots must quickly train for a one-way mission to bring down the steel in the sky. The fate of the world rests in the hands of the Strike Leader.

link:

previewsworld

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JANUARY 30, 2018

STAR WARS: THE CLASSIC NEWSPAPER COMICS Vol. 2

hardcover (US)

publisher info:

Library of American Comics (imprint of IDW Publishing)

/ Marvel Worldwide

hardcover (296 pages)

ISBN 978-1-68405-053-6
$ 49.99

solicitation copy:

This second of three volumes reprints for the first time the classic Star Wars newspaper strip in its complete format. No other edition includes each Sunday page title header and “bonus” panels in their meticulously restored original color.

The epic seven-days-a-week sagas begin with „Han Solo at Stars’ End,” based on a novel by Brian Daley, adapted by Archie Goodwin and Alfredo Alcala, followed by seven complete adventures by the storied team of Archie Goodwin and artist Al Williamson. The pair had previously worked together on Creepy, Eerie, and Blazing Combat comics magazines, the Flash Gordon comic book, and 13 years on the Secret Agent Corrigan newspaper strip. They seamlessly shifted gears to take over, at George Lucas’s request, the Star Wars newspaper strip. Included are all strips from October 6, 1980 to February 8, 1981

[NOTE: this last date is not correct, as that is the end-date of the publication of HAN SOLO AT STARS’ END. See below for all adventures included in this volume – Eddie].

reprints the following newspaper strips:
STAR WARS: HAN SOLO AT STARS’ END

October 6, 1980 – February 8, 1981 (128 weeklies, black & white / 18 Sundays, color)
STAR WARS: THE BOUNTY HUNTER OF ORD MANTELL

February 9 – April 19, 1981 (60 weeklies, black & white / 10 Sundays, color)

STAR WARS: DARTH VADER STRIKES

April 20 – July 26, 1981 (84 weeklies, black & white /  14 Sundays, color)

STAR WARS: THE SERPENT MASTER

July 27 – November 1, 1981 (84 weeklies, black & white / 14 Sundays, color)

STAR WARS: DEADLY REUNION

November 2, 1981 – January 3, 1982 (54 weeklies, black & white / 9 Sundays, color)

STAR WARS: TRAITOR’S GAMBIT

January 4 – March 7, 1982 (54 weeklies, black & white / 9 Sundays, color)

STAR WARS: THE NIGHT BEAST

March 8 – May 16, 1982 (60 weeklies, black & white / 10 Sundays, color)

STAR WARS: THE RETURN OF BEN KENOBI

May 17 – July 25, 1982 (60 weeklies, black & white / 10 Sundays, color)

link:

amazon

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FEBRUARY 6, 2018

STAR WARS REBELS: MAUL

Cinestory Comic

softcover (US)

publisher info:

Joe Books

softcover (384 pages)

ISBN 978-1-77275-635-7

$ 14.99

solicitation copy:

When Ezra, Kanan, and Ahsoka arrive on Malachor, a seemingly dead world that is home to an ancient Sith Temple, they encounter a mysterious man who reveals himself to be Darth Maul. The Ghost’s crew’s fate become intertwined with Maul and his dangerous plans, sending everyone hurtling toward a devastating confrontation.

Experience the story line of Maul’s haunting character in Maul: A Star Wars Rebels Cinestory Comic.

link:

amazon

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FEBRUARY 20, 2018 

STAR WARS ADVENTURES Vol. 2: UNEXPECTED DETOUR

collects Star Wars Adventures # 3 – 5

digest (US)

publisher info:

IDW Publishing

digest (80 pages)

ISBN 978-1-68405-169-4

$ 9.99

credits:
written by Landry Quinn Walker
art by Derek Charm

cover by Eric Jones

solicitation copy:

Journey to a galaxy far, far away in Volume Two of an all-new series that captures the Star Wars universe for readers of all ages.

A rotating cast of characters (and creators!) takes us on a tour through Star Wars history and across the galaxy! Stories range from before the events of Episode I: The Phantom Menace all the way up to Episode VIII: The Last Jedi and beyond! Characters major and minor, classic and new, expand the world of Star Wars into fresh territory, telling larger-than-life stories that encapsulate the breadth of the galactic struggle between good and evil for a new generation of fans.

Collects Star Wars Adventures # 3 – 5.

link:

amazon

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April 24, 2018

STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

Cinestory Comic

softcover (US)

publisher info:

Joe Books

softcover (400 pages)

ISBN 978-1-77275-693-7

$ 19.99

link:

amazon

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STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK – COLLECTOR’S EDITION

Cinestory Comic

hardcover (US)

publisher info:

Joe Books

softcover (416 pages)

ISBN 978-1-77275-765-1

$ 29.99

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MAY 22, 2018

STAR WARS REBELS: GRAND ADMIRAL THRAWN

Cinestory Comic

softcover (US)

publisher info:

Joe Books

softcover (400 pages)

ISBN 978-1-77275-766-8

$ 14.99

link:

amazon

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also in 2018

STAR WARS: THE CLASSIC NEWSPAPER COMICS Vol. 3

hardcover (US)

newspaper

publisher info:

Library of American Comics (imprint of IDW Publishing)

/ Marvel Worldwide

hardcover
$ 49.99

reprints the following newspaper strips:
STAR WARS: THE POWER GEM

July 26 – October 3, 1982 (60 weeklies, black & white / 10 Sundays, color)
STAR WARS: ICEWORLD

October 4 – November 14, 1982 (36 weeklies, black & white / 6 Sundays, color)

STAR WARS: REVENGE OF THE JEDI

November 15, 1982 – January 23, 1983 (60 weeklies, black & white / 10 Sundays, color)

STAR WARS: DOOM MISSION

January 4 – April 17, 1983 (72 weeklies, black & white / 12 Sundays, color)

STAR WARS: RACE FOR SURVIVAL

April 18 – July 10, 1983

STAR WARS: THE PARADISE DETOUR

July 11 – October 2, 1983

STAR WARS: A NEW BEGINNING

1983

STAR WARS: SHOWDOWN

1983/1984

STAR WARS: THE FINAL TRAP

1984

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