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In a distant galaxy in the far past Princess Leia Organa escapes from a once-peaceful republic which has been taken over by tyrants. She has the plans of their Death Star, a deadly new weapon, but she is captured by Grand Moff Tarkin and the evil Darth Vader, Leia's faithful robot R2-D2 is entrusted with the plans, and together with his robot 'friend' C-3PO takes them to Ben Kenobi, a former Jedi Knight and a believer in the Force.
With the help of young Luke Skywalker, the team set off on a rescue mission. They are joined by a mercenary, Han Solo, and his ape-like companion Chewbacca - but Tarkin manages to capture them. During the escape, Kenobi is killed by Darth Vader in a Light Sabre fight.
The final battle, as the heroes' and villains' craft streak and dive at each other with blasters aflame, is truly exciting cinema.
- Marvel Comics Group

 

One of the notable things about Star Wars Weekly (which I collected at the time) was that it was drawn in 1976 - a year before the film came out. This meant that it contained all the original scenes from the screenplay, some of which were not included in the eventual film (the Biggs on Tatooine scene, for instance).

It also included wince-inducing adverts:

"Hey Kids, be the first on your planet to join the Official Star Wars Fan Club! The only fan club that's really out of this world! (Actually, that's just a figure of speech. We realize how difficult interplanetary travel is for you Earthlings". "We're gonna bring you a crater-full of galactic goodies that'll blow your binary circuits!"

Pass the bucket.

Also there were adverts for Star Wars Super 8 Home Movie extracts of the film (remember there were no home video recorders at that time).
The prices were (and bear in mind these were 1978 prices when most people only earned around 30-50 a week):
Black & White Silent (8 minutes long) - 6.25
Colour Silent (8 mins) - 12.15
Colour Sound (8 mins) - 16.15
"SPECIAL - extra long colour sound version - approx 20 minutes of super extravaganza - at just 32.95".

Now let's see - Star Wars was about 120 mins long. That would make it 198.00 for the whole film! I'll never complain about the price of videos again! - Steve Wylie

Star Wars Weekly was to a degree the forerunner of Doctor Who Weekly. But whereas Doctor Who had been running for sixteen years so there was plenty to write about, Star Wars Weekly had a strip based on characters from the film, some behind the scenes articles which dried up very quickly, anmd so they had to pad the magazine out with some science fiction strips which were nothing to do with Star Wars. The best of these strips was Adam Warlock. - Clive Huggett

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