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Star Wars Weekly (UK)   (1978)
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Publisher: Marvel Comics UK (Marvel)

Publication Date: February 1978 - 1982

Country: United States

Language: English

Title Continuity:
Star Wars Weekly (UK) (1978) #117 continues to The Empire Strikes Back Weekly (UK) (1980) #118

Notes:
Published, as the covers proudly proclaimed, "every Wednesday" in the UK from 8 February 1978 until 1982, this magazine has a lot in common with its sister publication, Doctor Who Weekly. A mixture of comics and news, it was the primary source of Star Wars information for the UK market during the time that the first trilogy was produced.

Unlike DWM, though, it was decidedly heavier on comics pages, and faithfully reprinted what issues of the US Star Wars Marvel run (and, to a lesser extent, Pizzaz) that were then available to it. Due to the mixture of material in the book, it took three issues of this magazine to equal one US comic book's panel count. Even so, there came periods where everything that could've been printed from the US had been printed. The US publication was, after all, ongoing at the same time. At those moments where the UK publication had fully caught up with the US book, new material was inserted. At first, this "new" material was in the form of unused Goodwin/Williamson work for the US book. Eventually, though, Marvel UK commissioned work from UK native artists--some of whom are today hugely famous--to "mind the gaps".

Since the UK and US books stopped at around the same time, the runs in their entirety were ultimately a bit different from each other, and there are some stories which became "UK-only" and others that were "US only". Eventually in the 90s, Dark Horse managed to reprint the whole of the US catalog, and offer it for sale, through Titan, to the UK market. Thus, there really are no longer such things as "US only" stories. However, a few of the UK stories have yet to be republished, and thus remain the most-prized parts of any serious Star Wars comic collector's library.

Number of issues cataloged: 117

Number of users with this title in their pull list: 1



Issue   Title   Story Arc   Cover Date
117
  Riders In The Void - Part 2
 
  May 21 1980
116
  Riders In The Void
 
  May 14 1980
115
  The Guardian Of Forever - Part 3
 
  May 7 1980
114
  The Guardian Of Forever - Part 2
 
  April 30 1980
113
  The Guardian Of Forever
 
  April 23 1980
112
  The Word For World Is Death - Part 3
 
  April 16 1980
111
  The Word For World Is Death - Part 2
 
  April 9 1980
110
  The Word For The World Is Death
 
  April 2 1980
109
  World Of Fire - Part 3
 
  March 26 1980
108
  World Of Fire - Part 2
 
  March 19 1980
107
  World Of Fire
 
  March 12 1980
106
  The Weapons Master - Part 3
 
  March 6 1980
105
  The Weapons Master - Part 2
 
  February 27 1980
104
  The Weapons Master
 
  February 20 1980
103
  The Long Hunt - Part 4
 
  February 13 1980
102
  The Long Hunt - Part 3
 
  February 6 1980
101
  The Long Hunt - Part 2
 
  January 30 1980
100
  The Long Hunt
 
  January 23 1980
99
  The Day After The Death Star - Part 3
 
  January 16 1980
98
  The Day After The Death Star - Part 2
 
  January 9 1980
97
  The Day After the Death Star
 
  January 2 1980
96
  Way Of The Wookiee - Part 3
 
  December 26 1979
95
  Way Of The Wookiee - Part 2
 
  December 19 1979
94
  Way Of The Wookiee
 
  December 12 1979
93
  In Mortal Combat - Part 3
 
  December 5 1979
92
  In Mortal Combat - Part 2
 
  November 28 1979
91
  In Mortal Combat
 
  November 21 1979
90
  Red Queen Rising - Part 3
 
  November 14 1979
89
  Red Queen Rising - Part 2
 
  November 7 1979
88
  Red Queen Rising
 
  October 31 1979
87
  Dark Lord's Gambit - Part 3
 
  October 24 1979
86
  Dark Lord's Gambit - Part 2
 
  October 17 1979
85
  Dark Lord's Gambit
 
  October 10 1979
84
  Thunder In The Stars - Part 3
 
  October 3 1979
83
  Thunder In The Stars - Part 2
 
  September 26 1979
82
  Thunder In The Stars
 
  September 19 1979
81
  Saber Clash - Part 3
 
  September 12 1979
80
  Saber Clash - Part 2
 
  September 5 1979
79
  Saber Clash
 
  August 29 1979
78
  The Jawa Express - Part 3
 
  August 22 1979
77
  The Jawa Express - Part 2
 
  August 15 1979
76
  The Jawa Express
 
  August 8 1979
75
  Return To Tatooine - Part 3
 
  August 1 1979
74
  Return To Tatooine - Part 2
 
  July 25 1979
73
  Return to Tatooine
 
  July 18 1979
72
  A Princess Alone - Part 3
 
  July 11 1979
71
  A Princess Alone - Part 2
 
  July 4 1979
70
  A Princess Alone
 
  June 27 1979
69
  Dark Encounter - Part 3
 
  June 20 1979
68
  Dark Encounter - Part 2
 
  June 13 1979
67
  Dark Encounter
 
  June 6 1979
66
  What Ever Happened To Jabba The Hutt? - Part 3
 
  May 30 1979
65
  What Ever Happened To Jabba The Hutt? - Part 2
 
  May 23 1979
64
  What Ever Happened To Jabba The Hutt?
 
  May 16 1979
63
  Return Of The Hunter - Part 3
 
  May 9 1979
62
  Return Of The Hunter - Part 2
 
  May 2 1979
61
  Return Of The Hunter
 
  April 25 1979
60
  The Kingdom Of Ice - Part 4
 
  April 18 1979
59
  The Kingdom Of Ice - Part 3
 
  April 11 1979
58
  The Kingdom Of Ice - Part 2
 
  April 4 1979
57
  The Kingdom Of Ice
 
  March 28 1979
56
  Doom Mission - Part 2
 
  March 21 1979
55
  Doom Mission
 
  March 14 1979
54
  Siege At Yavin - Part 2
 
  February 14 1979
53
  Siege At Yavin
 
  February 7 1979
52
  Flight Into Fury - Part 2
 
  January 31 1979
51
  Flight Into Fury
 
  January 24 1979
50
  The Keeper's World - Part 4
 
  January 17 1979
49
  The Keeper's World - Part 3
 
  January 10 1979
48
  The Keeper's World - Part 2
 
  January 3 1979
47
  The Keeper's World
 
  December 27 1978
46
  To The Last Gladiator - Part 2
 
  December 20 1978
45
  To The Last Gladiator
 
  December 13 1978
44
  Silent Drifting - Part 2
 
  December 6 1978
43
  Silent Drifting
 
  November 29 1978
42
  Shadow Of The Dark Lord - Part 2
 
  November 22 1978
41
  Shadow Of The Darklord
 
  November 15 1978
40
  Deathgame - Part 2
 
  November 8 1978
39
  Deathgame
 
  November 1 1978
38
  The Ultimate Gamble - Part 2
 
  October 25 1978
37
  The Ultimate Gamble
 
  October 18 1978
36
  The Empire Strikes - Part 2
 
  October 11 1978
35
  The Empire Strikes!
 
  October 4 1978
34
  Crucible Part 2
 
  September 27 1978
33
  Crucible
 
  September 20 1978
32
  The Hunter Part 2
 
  September 13 1978
31
  The Hunter
 
  September 6 1978
30
  Star Duel - Part 2
 
  August 30 1978
29
  Star Duel
 
  August 23 1978
28
  The Sound of Armageddon Part 2
 
  August 16 1978
27
  The Sound of Armageddon Part 1
 
  August 9 1978
26
  Day of the Dragon Lords Part 2
 
  August 2 1978
25
  Day of the Dragon Lords Part 1
 
  July 26 1978
24
  Doomworld Part 2
 
  July 19 1978
23
  Doom World!
 
  July 12 1978
22
  The Creature From Beneath the Sea!
 
  July 5 1978
21
  Star Search
 
  June 28 1978
20
  Behemoth from the World Below
 
  June 21 1978
19
  Behemoth From The World Below
 
  June 14 1978
18
  The Space Savages!
 
  June 7 1978
17
  Luke and the Droids Orbit the Planet of Mystery
 
  May 31 1978
16
  Eight for Aduba-3 Part 2
 
  May 24 1978
15
  Eight for Aduba 3 Part 1
 
  May 17 1978
14
 
 
  May 10 1978
13
  New Planets, New Perils
 
  May 3 1978
12
 
  A New Hope
  April 26 1978
11
 
  A New Hope
  April 19 1978
10
 
  A New Hope
  April 12 1978
9
 
  A New Hope
  April 5 1978
8
 
  A New Hope
  March 29 1978
7
 
  A New Hope
  March 22 1978
6
 
  A New Hope
  March 15 1978
5
 
  A New Hope
  March 8 1978
4
 
  A New Hope
  February 29 1978
3
 
  A New Hope
  February 22 1978
2
 
  A New Hope
  February 15 1978
1
 
  A New Hope
  February 8 1978







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