Sunday, May 13, 2012

New Zealand Woman's Weekly Star Wars Newspaper Strip

The Star Wars New Zealand website has a thorough write up on the Star Wars newspaper strip that ran in the New Zealand Woman's Weekly from 20 Aug 1979 to 04 Jun 1984. With striking pink borders and hole punch guides the Star Wars comic page was one of two pages of the magazine devoted to children. Initially written by Don Christensen with conributions by Steve Gerber and Russ Helms the strip was illustrated by Russ Manning up until his death in 1981. This was followed by a several month run by Alfred Alcala, Russ Helm and Archie Goodwin which segued into Williamson reuniting with his  X-9 Secret Agent Corrigan colleague Al Williamson for the concluding years of the strip.

Star Wars by Russ Manning and Don Christensen

Star Wars By Russ Manning and Russ Helm

Alfredo Alcala and Archie Goodwin's adaption of Brian Daley's novel Han Solo at Star's End

Star Wars by Archie Goodwin and Al Williamson

Star Wars Copyright 2012 Lucasfilms

1 comment:

MrAction33 said...

I have 46 of these pages from 1981 - 1982 that I ripped out when I was 8 years old. Are they collectible? Are they worth anything? They are in varying stages of 'kid ripped out' but the panels are all in good shape