Comic Review: Walter Simonson Star Wars Artist’s Edition (IDW Publishing)

IDW has released another in its collectible large-sized (12″ x 17″) hardcover volumes of Artists Editions. This time around, it’s Walter Simonson’s Star Wars. Simonson, born in 1946 in the […]

IDW has released another in its collectible large-sized (12″ x 17″) hardcover volumes of Artists Editions. This time around, it’s Walter Simonson’s Star Wars.

Simonson, born in 1946 in the US, has illustrated many many comic books, including Manhunter, The Mighty Thor, and Star Slammers.

This volume concentrates on his Star Wars work, of course, printing entire stories from the original artwork. The reproduction is sharp and clear, and it is marvelous to be able to look at Simonson’s work up close and without the addition of colour.

The stories included in this volume: Star Wars issues 51, 52, 55, 56, 57 and 60.

There are plenty of spacecraft, fights, dramatic situations and aliens here, all carefully crafted in these tales from the early 80’s Marvel comics. Simonson is excellent, inked by comic veteran Tom Palmer. In several issues, Simonson co-writes with David Micheline.

IDW Walter Simonson Star Wars Artist’s Edition. $125 for 144 pages of content. Not rated, assume Teen

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