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In Deadly Pursuit (Classic Star Wars, Volume One) Paperback – June 14, 1994


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Product Details

  • Series: Classic Star Wars (Book 2)
  • Paperback: 117 pages
  • Publisher: Dark Horse Books; Gph edition (June 14, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1569711097
  • ISBN-13: 978-1569711095
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 6.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,024,906 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Review

If you're like me, you know that all of the Star Wars stuff that keeps coming out cannot possibly measure up to the original movies. However, Classic Star Wars from Goodwin and Williamson recaptures the joy of seeing Star Wars for the first time. The book reproduces the newspaper strips published between 1981 and 1984, but instead of merely reprinting the strips, the images are arranged to be more suitable for the comic book page. The result is sometimes slow and repetitive, though that's easy to forget with the gorgeous art and fun story.

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If you're going to buy any star wars comics, buy this one and its two sequels.
Nathan
It also contains great artwork, and the only negative comment I have to say about the book is it gets a litte wacky at some parts.
Jason Richard Davis
As for the story lines, they are creative and create the same adventurous sense of fun that the movies did.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By bowen@charlottesville.net on July 3, 1999
Format: Paperback
As someone who was a mere child during the original running of the newspaper comic strips, I was seeing these for the first time, and they do not disappoint. The artwork is fairly good, and I much prefer it to the artwork in the newer comics like Dark Empire. As for the story lines, they are creative and create the same adventurous sense of fun that the movies did. I bought the first two volumes and devoured them without stopping in a matter of hours. I would definitely recommend these to any serious Star Wars fan.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jason Richard Davis on April 19, 2000
Format: Paperback
A long time ago,in a galaxy far,far away, I was a huge fan of the Star Wars comic strips in the early 1980's. I was such a fan that I actually cut each one out and made an album.Unfortunately, I never had the chance to get the complete set. The only thing I wished for was that someday, someone would compile these great comics into a book or album. When I caught word that they were being published I immediately rushed to purchase them. This part in the classic Star Wars series is my favorite. If you're like me and love to read the adventures that took place between the films, this is the book for you. It has great plots, and suprising twists everywhere. It also contains great artwork, and the only negative comment I have to say about the book is it gets a litte wacky at some parts. But, its all in the name of Star Wars. It is completely deserving of a four star rating. I definetely would recomend this book to any avid Star Wars fan.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nathan on February 21, 2000
Format: Paperback
It's strange, but Dark Horse Comics' Star Wars line seems to be degrading in quality over time. These early Classic Star Wars graphic novels, reprinting the comic series of the same name, which in return are reprinting in revised format the Star Wars comic strips of the early 80s, are among the very best Star Wars comics available.
Although sometimes a little awkward because they were adapted from hundreds of individual 2-3 panel comic strips, the art is wonderful and all the characters and ships look right, like they do in the films. The coloring is for the most part very good, and the characters' dialogue also sounds right. These comics are action packed, but they don't go over the line into stupidity as the Marvel series tended to.
Also, these comics have a lot of the little touches...the Luke/Han/Leia bickering that would carry on into Splinter of the Mind's Eye and Empire Strikes Back, Luke reminiscing about Obi-Wan, and little stuff like that. As I've stated, but it's worth reiterating, the art is absolutely fantastic.
If you're going to buy any star wars comics, buy this one and its two sequels. They are fun entertaining classics.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 24, 1997
Format: Paperback
Star Wars was first inspired by the Flash Gordon serials during the 30s and 40s. It somehow seems fitting that, following the success of A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back, they would commission a wonderful newspaper serial to carry on that swashbuckling spirit. Despite being about 15 years old, these volumes (all three) are great fun. They somehow manage to perfectly capture the spirit of the original Star Wars movie in a way even its sequels couldn't. Sure the dialogue is a little stilted, and the characters are two-dimentional, but isn't that part of the appeal of Star Wars? The artwork, too, is fabulous, especially when you consider that the panels were originally about the size of a matchbook cover. They manage to convey the action perfectly. In short, if you liked Star Wars, buy all three volumes of Classic Star Wars. You won't regret it
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Curious as to what happened between the destruction of the first Death Star and when the Galactic Empire struck back?This book is the first in a series showing asventures had by Luke,Hand and the others during that time.Based on the "Star Wars"comics that appeared after the first movie,it brings the characters to life with realistic coloring and settings all "Star Wars" fans know well!It was a trip down memory lane for me:I grew up loving this comic book series.Whether you saw "Star Wars" when it first came out or you're new to the galaxy,you'll lowe it too.
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By Wendy Gray on March 25, 2014
Format: Paperback
What I liked about this book: I thought this book was very interesting because its story is between “A New Hope” and “The Empire Strikes Back.” This particular book has a lot of action and adventure and good pictures and you can learn some things about the empire and the rebels.

The story: the story starts with Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia looking for a new place for the rebel base, so they fly to a planet and scout for a place for their base then they noticed that there were imperial storm troopers training for battle. The storm troopers came across Luke and Leia’s ship. Luckily Luke and Leia were out of site while they were watching the storm troopers, but then the storm troopers blew up the ship that Luke and Leia came in. Will Luke and Leia find their way off the planet before the empire finds them?

I recommend this book to everyone who likes Star Wars.
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