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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

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: 24

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

Issue   Title   Story Arc   Cover Date
  September 1982
  Empire Strikes Back
  October 1 1980
  The Day After the Death Star
  January 2 1980
  Can Anyone Escape: The Fury Of Darth Vader?
  November 22 1978
  November 15 1978
  September 20 1978
  Doom World!
  July 12 1978
  The Creature From Beneath the Sea!
  July 5 1978
  Behemoth From The World Below
  June 14 1978
  The Space Savages!
  June 7 1978
  Luke and the Droids Orbit the Planet of Mystery
  May 31 1978
  May 10 1978
  A New Hope
  April 26 1978
  A New Hope
  April 19 1978
  A New Hope
  April 12 1978
  A New Hope
  April 5 1978
  A New Hope
  March 29 1978
  A New Hope
  March 22 1978
  A New Hope
  March 15 1978
  A New Hope
  March 8 1978
  A New Hope
  February 29 1978
  A New Hope
  February 22 1978
  A New Hope
  February 15 1978
  A New Hope
  February 8 1978

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