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 #6850  by MattG
 Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:56 am
I'm just in the process of giving the SWNZ article on the '79-'84 NZ Womans' Weekly Star Wars comic strips a bit of an update, and was wondering how many members here were around when these came out? Did anybody collect them, or even still have some?
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 #6855  by Buzz Bumble
 Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:10 pm
Yep, I've got the set (I think it's complete). :)

I know someone else who also has a set, but they aren't a member here - they're one of those silly Lord of the Rings fans instead. ;)
 #6899  by MattG
 Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:09 am
Nice; cool to know that there are other fans of this strip that have an intact collection.

Here's something I found a little while back - a blog posting all of the original US versions of these strips on a daily basis: http://dailysw.blogspot.com/

The format is a little hard to read them efficiently in order...start here, and use the 'newer post' links to page: http://dailysw.blogspot.com/2009/03/con ... ed_15.html
 #6903  by Buzz Bumble
 Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:51 am
Thanks. I'll have to take a look at that website ... although I'll have to wait until I eventually get broadband before I can read / download them all. :)

I vaguely recall reading a while back that you can buy the comic strips reprinted as a book, but I have no idea where I read it or who published the book. (Marvel would be the most likely since they published the comic book versions of the movie novels back then.)
 #6904  by MattG
 Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:11 am
Buzz Bumble wrote:Thanks. I'll have to take a look at that website ... although I'll have to wait until I eventually get broadband before I can read / download them all. :)

I vaguely recall reading a while back that you can buy the comic strips reprinted as a book, but I have no idea where I read it or who published the book. (Marvel would be the most likely since they published the comic book versions of the movie novels back then.)
Dark Horse printed some of the very early ones, but only the black & white dailies, not the full-page colour strips that appeared in the weekends and NZWW.
 #8018  by Darth
 Thu May 10, 2012 2:09 am
I used to have all these as well, but I gave them to a younger relative and havnt seen them since. Oh well...
But Darkhorse did put out 3 volumes of all the Archie Goodwin/Al Williamson strips as The "Classic" series, which were done in colour, starting with The Bounty Hunter of Ord Mantell and Traitors Gambit. I have never seen these ones in any other Print though.
 #8019  by MattG
 Thu May 10, 2012 2:41 am
Darth wrote:...Darkhorse did put out 3 volumes of all the Archie Goodwin/Al Williamson strips as The "Classic" series, which were done in colour, starting with The Bounty Hunter of Ord Mantell and Traitors Gambit. I have never seen these ones in any other Print though.
Ah yes, I remember those now :blush: (I do have them, in fact, amongst a thousand other comics). They actually had some new panels and reformatting of existing ones, IIRC. The Goodwin/Williamson stuff is brilliant, and even though the canon Universe has evolved, I think they really stand the test of time.
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 #16402  by MattG
 Mon Mar 23, 2015 12:42 am
Recently, I've been doing a lot of cross-referencing to validate the NZ publication dates etc for these Woman's Weekly comics.

I really wanted to preserve my collection of these - if anyone is interested in reading the full first story, I've put a archive of scans up here: http://swnz.dr-maul.com/moretext.php?folder=NZWW