Old Friends: Too many to name
Synopsis: This graphic novel encompasses the first 20 Official Star Wars Comics published by Marvel shortly after Star Wars - A New Hope was released back in the late 1970's. Since noone had any idea that GL was going to write and produce The Empire Strikes Back, since there were no books, and everyone was caught up in the Star Wars explosion, it was a free for all!
Review: This was a real trek (excuse the pun) back into the years before GL took control of Star Wars Canon, told folks what they could write about, what and who and where and when and all those things he now controls. The fist comic, calleds, believe it or not, Star Wars, does take a look at the movie. The art is definitely dated, the story does have some really big holes in it, but who cares? The editors have re-colored the art work and altho some of the colors aren't quite appropriate for what we are supposed to know now, it really doesn't make much of a difference.
From that point on, there are no holds barred, anyone and everything is up for grabs and even Chewbacca gets to hang out with girls! Roy Thomas and Archie Goodwin take most of the writing credit and it isn't all that bad considering what they didn't have to work with - just lots of imagination. The art work goes from pretty good to pretty darn awful, but again, the reader has to take this into context. Lots of fans weren't even born back then, so please don't criticize too harshly the content, stories and artistry.
Doomworld is just a hoot to read. Its fun, reminiscent of the "good old days" before GL was King of his world and thoroughly enjoyable. Jabba the Hutt as a person is enough to make you laugh for at least 3 pages! Wish I had the brains back then to collect the originals - probably would be worth a fortune now!
So, my reccomendation is to get this one, find a rainy afternoon, and read thru it with a bowl of popcorn. Great entertainment!
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