Remembering Star Wars annual number one – scyfilove nostalgia

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?

Star Wars annual number one cover

Star Wars annual number one cover

Star Wars annual - Luke vs the Sandpeople

Star Wars annual - Luke vs the Sandpeople

Star Wars annual - Alderaan destroyed

Star Wars annual - Alderaan destroyed

Star Wars annual - the Rebels attack

Star Wars annual - the Rebels attack

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One thought on “Remembering Star Wars annual number one – scyfilove nostalgia

  • Ah yes, happy happy memories. I was so excited when I got this for Christmas all those years ago. I read and re-read it many times. And guess what? My friend did a fantastic colouring job on the black and white pages!

    Like you – my 4 year old son now loves Star Wars and has reignited my own love of it – 25 or years later! You’ll probably enjoy my own young take on the film!

    John

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