Out of curiosity, are there any unofficial/fan-written books that provide an issue-by-issue overview of Marvel's Star Wars UK comic? I found a book on Star Wars memorabilia that dedicated a chapter to the Marvel series, but find myself wanting a SW-equivalent of Stuart Webb's Personal Journey/Ryan Frost's Transform and Roll-out book. Does such a thing exist?
Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Original Marvel Years Vol. 3 was waiting for me when I got home. ESB adaptation (US SW 39-44) plus the 11 issues which follow including the start of the David Michelinie/Walter Simonson run. Also includes Marvel UK stories from Empire Strikes Back Monthly 149, 151, 153-157 & Star Wars Monthly 159, most of which have unfortunately been coloured for a previous collection but one does include a page missed from the original printing!
Fab volume, well worth having along with it's successor due next year
Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Original Marvel Years Vol. 4 is out in comic shops today - SW 56-73, Annual 2.
Picked up my digital SW issues to read again ahead of Epic 4 arriving. Michelinie/Walter Simonson run superb as ever 49-66, just an unfortunate fill in/inventory issue at 64 breaking the run of the story just before Simonson leaves.
Michelinie leaving brings in Jo Duffy. Her first few issues 70-80 aren't too bad but the title has a distinct wobble post Jedi and only really goes click again when Cynthia Martin arrives on art with issue 94. My goodness, she had something, such a shame she didn't do more to a wider audience, some of her issues look amazing.
Would love to know why SW 98 is an inventory issue again and the intended story doesn't appear till 101 - the plot is very tight around this point and 98 should have reintroduced a character and introduced a new one.