Star Wars

Andy Madura's Comics & Paper Collectibles

Andrew Madura, 1265 Fran Mar Ct, Clermont, FL 34711


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Star Wars by Russ Manning  (1340-) 1st Appearance March 11, 1979 - Russ Manning was already known to be a master at his craft when he signed on to adapt the Star Wars story to Sunday Panel.   The space opera was naturally adaptive to comics, thanks to it's serialistic style.   That style included short-scened cliff-hanger action which Manning made sure he put into his adaptation.   The result was a strip that was very true to the essence of the movie, which wasn't too shabby.   The stars, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Darth Vader and the rest came to life on paper to a greater detail than could be done on the screen.    The market for the Star Wars strip is good.   Considering it's age and the popularity of the movie, the strip was collected by more than the normal comics enthusiast, so supply is good.    Collectors look for vertical quarters or tabs when available.

Sunday Comics

Item # Date-#-size* Condition* Price Notes
S1340-0001 1979/04 - 4Q VG/VG/VG $4.00 No Reverse
S1340-0002 1979/05 - 4Q VG/VG/VG $4.00 No Reverse
S1340-0003 1979/05 - 2TH G/G/G $2.00 No Reverse (5/20, 5/27
S1340-0004 1979/06 - 2TH, 1Q G/G/G $3.00 No Reverse (6/3, 6/10, 6/24)
S1340-0005 1979/07-09 - 5TH G/G/G $5.00 No Reverse (7/1-7/22, 8/12)
S1340-0006 1979/10-12 - 13Q G/G/G $13.00 No Reverse
S1340-0007 1979/10-12 - 13TH G/G/G $13.00 No Reverse
S1340-0008 1980/01-03 - 13TH G/G/G $6.50 No Reverse
S1340-0009 1980/04-06 - 13TH G/G/G $6.50 No Reverse
S1340-0010 1980/07/08 - 9TH G/G/G $4.50 Last Manning 8/3, No Reverse

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