A SPELL of tidying my house was not entirely wasted time this weekend, as I rediscovered a part of my childhood sitting on my son’s bookshelf – my copy of Star Wars Annual number one.
Published in 1978 (I was six) by a company called Brown & Watson and presented – for some reason – by the great Stan Lee, it is a comic book adaptation of the first film, give or take a few scenes and dialogue … erm polishes. (I don’t remember Han saying ‘hold on tight kiddies’ as the Falcon escaped from the Death Star)
There’s also a making of article and profiles of the stars, packed with information such as Mark Hamill making a film called Stingray after Star Wars (nope, me neither) and Harrison Ford being a name ‘that’s likely to crop up fairly frequently from now on.’
Anyway, here is a collection of images showing the front cover and some memorable artwork from the book. I think the x-wings one is my favourite. What about you?