Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Star Wars Daily Strips - Bonus Content

Today I have something extra special for you. Before the Star Wars daily strip was launched by Russ Manning, someone else had tried their hand at starting the strip. This someone was Al Williamson. Known mostly for his Flash Gordon work in the 60's, he was Lucas' first choice to do the strip. And so to test the waters he did two weeks worth of strips and started an adaptation of Star Wars.

Unfortunately for whatever reason he was not able to carry on with the strip and Russ Manning took over. If you really enjoy his work however, don't fret. He later returned to the Star Wars universe and did the full Marvel comic adaptation of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Amongst other things... So without further ado I present to you what the start of the strip could have been like:












Tatooine Sojourn - originally published September 11th, 1979

Monday, September 14, 2009

The Star Wars Daily Strips - Bonus Content

Well unfortunately that's the end for Gambler's World and The Kashyyyk Depths. To ease the pain of the sudden transition for the next two days I'll be posting some bonus goodies! Today we have some deleted scenes that never made it into the strip:




Tatooine Sojourn - originally published September 10th, 1979

The Star Wars Daily Strips - Tatooine Sojourn

Today we see the start of Tatooine Sojourn a brand new storyline "From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker." Unfortunately this also means the end of both Gambler's World and The Kashyyyk Depthsbut I think you'll like the strip's new pace. Taking over as writer is Steve Gerber with Russ Manning remaining as artist. If you'd like to revisit the first three storylines just click here.