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Star Wars: Comics is an art book that collects the original art that have appeared in the comics since 1977.

It's a large hardcover book with 180 pages. Each piece of art is on a page by itself. The artworks are beautiful, big and satisfying to look at. There are pencil works, inked illustration, and full coloured paintings.

Lots of great artists are included, like Dave Dorman (who drew this book's cover), Al Williamson, Howard Chaykin, Adam Hughes, Bill Sienkiewicz, and more.

The selections includes the cover art for the first Star Wars issue that was published by Marvel in 1977, including its special edition. The variety is quite huge, including webcomics pages as well. Besides the pages and covers, there are also new work created just for this book by artists such as Mike Mignola, Paul Pope, Jim Steranko and more.

Reproduction is clear and sharp. Many of the pages and covers are drawn on the Dark Horse comic art boards, complete with bleeding lines, sometimes with blue pencils still visible. Some of the complicated scenes are drawn in higher than usual amount of detail, collected in the book to be admired. I think comic artists can be inspired by the high standard of work. There are a few average pieces, but don't really bring down the quality of the book much.

The book ends with an interview from 1976, with George Lucas, comic book artist Howard Chaykin and Marvel comic book editor Roy Thomas. The Star Wars film was still in production at the time. The interview discusses how they are going to approach creating the comic. They even talk about whether the comic characters should have likeness to the film actors.

Easily recommended to Star Wars fans.

(There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
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on 2 October 2013
Massive fans of Star Wars and looking at other reviews of this book i bought for both my brother and boyfriend. They were delighted and loved the book. Thanks! Great service and fast delivery too! :)
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on 4 March 2013
Lovely bits of artwork. Just wish it had spanned a wider time line. Also a few more pencil sketches would not have gone amiss. Still brilliant however.
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on 26 February 2016
A beautiful book, much like the others in the series. My only complaint is that most of the tables are inked (black and white) pages as opposed to colored ones... I appreciate inked (and pencil only) work, but I expected more colored pages. At times, as is to be expected from the amount of Star Wars comics that have been published over the decades, I am not clear on why exactly some of the pages where chosen.
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on 23 January 2013
Bought for my Brother-in-law who is a big comic and Star Wars fan. Not only does he love it but everyone who has seen it loves it whether they are a Star Wars or comic fan or not. Amazing artwork and great piece of history of the Star Wars evolution.
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on 29 December 2012
I bought this for my brother as a Christmas present. It's enough to say that I desperately wanted to keep it for myself. Beautiful art for any Star Wars fan; nice binding, quality paper and excellent reproductions.
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on 11 December 2012
This book is a state of art. As a longtime fan of both Star Wars films and Star Wars comic books, I can say that, this book is impressive.
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on 10 June 2015
Bought as a present and was greatly appreciated.
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