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Marvel announces Facsimile edition of 1977 ‘Star Wars #50’

by Brittani Tuttle

As part of Marvel’s 80th-anniversary celebration, the comics publisher is releasing a special Facsimile edition of the 1977 “Star Wars #50”!

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Relive this classic comic from the 1970s with this special re-release.

This release will be a direct lineup with the “Star Wars #108” one-shot from Matthew Rosenberg and artists Giuseppe Camuncoli, Luke Ross, Kerry Gammill, and Andrea Broccardo, set to release this May. The Facsimile features a full reprint of the issues, ads and all, from writer Archie Williams and artists Al Williamson, Tom Palmer, and Walter Simonson.

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“So many true comic legends worked on those books – Archie Goodwin, Roy Thomas, Walt Simonson, Howard Chaykin, Al Williamson, David Michelinie, Klaus Janson, Jo Duffy, and so many more. It’s pretty overwhelming to think about, actually,” said Rosenberg of writing “Star Wars #108”. “What they made was the product of a very different time in comics, and it’s something modern audiences aren’t really accustomed to. So while it would be fun, if a little humbling, to try and just impersonate them, we wanted to do something a bit different, something that would appeal to classic and modern fans alike.”

Don’t miss out on reliving these legends from a galaxy far, far away in Marvel’s original Star Wars series when “Star Wars #50” hits comic book store shelves! To find a comic shop near you, visit ComicShopLocator.com.

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