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Escape to Hoth (Star Wars) Paperback – January 16, 1996


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Product Details

  • Series: Star Wars
  • Paperback: 117 pages
  • Publisher: Dark Horse Books; Gph edition (January 16, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1569710937
  • ISBN-13: 978-1569710937
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 6.7 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,564,945 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is the final volume of reformatted newspaper comic strips from 1981-1984 describing Luke, Han, and Leia's adventures during the time between the end of Star Wars, the movie, and the beginning of The Empire Strikes Back. Their previous rebel base has been destroyed and our heroes must escape an Imperial blockade on the world of the Mon Calimari in order to establish a new base on the ice planet of Hoth. Al Williamson, best known for his work on Weird Fantasy and Flash Gordon, provided the lavish artwork.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 27, 1998
Format: Paperback
This graphic novel is a great history filler for the time that lapsed between A New Hope and Empire. When read sequentially after the first two volumes, it becomes a whole new movie explaining how and why the rebels chose to go to Hoth and helps to give a better understanding of the main characters motives. All in all, a great read for any Star Wars afficinando!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mark Groessler on October 18, 2004
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al williamson is the best star war artist, han solo looks like harrison ford, luke sykywalker looks like mark hamill and darth vader is brillant. anybody that gives this book less than 4 stars is blind. archie goodwin is excellent as well (at writing the strip) i can't say enough about the illustration for this book and it's predessors. the art really draws u in deep into the story and the writing, hans, luke, darth and the gang, sound in character. a really lovely and beautiful book
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By Handofthrawn on October 21, 2001
Format: Paperback
Here is probably one of the most unique SW comics. The reformatted serial comic strip from the days of yore has a feel all its own, which can be both good and bad. nonetheless, it throughout contains an adventurous Star Wars-type feel. The art has a very comic-strip-serial quality too it and fails to acheive a dynamic sense like many other comics, despite the reformatting. I've also noticed that Leia looks nothing like Carrie Fisher for some odd reason that presently eludes me. The massive collection feautures a long line of stories ranging from high-quality to utter blabber. The actual evacuation from Hoth and its subsequent excape is the real gem of the collection, featuring a sense of drama and suspense rarely seen in any Star Wars story. It also helps greatly to fill in the story of the war between ANH and ESB.
It's not in any means the best SW comic out there, but its a reasonably enjoyable and interesting series of adventures highlightesdby an excellent 1st 1/3.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Benjamin Denes on September 20, 2001
Format: Paperback
Just like the two other releases in the Archie Goodwin classics ('Deadly Pursuit' and 'Rebel Storm') Escape to Hoth offers mediocre stories and art. One positive about these books is that they do offer some continuity and fill the gap between 'A New Hope' and 'Empire Strikes Back'. Buy if you love Star Wars, but ignore otherwise.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By JediMack on July 23, 2003
Format: Paperback
This is a review of the Dark horse TPB comic Classic Star Wars volume 3 - Escape to Hoth. Dark Horse did an excellent job collecting and enhancing newspaper comic strips from the early 1980's. The pencil work is good, but here, who was that lady pretending to be Leia? The stories are fun and worthwhile.
It does seem that Dark horse has let the quality of its art and writing slide a bit as they went along here. Volume 1 and 2 are the best. Volume 3 is OK, and volume 4 is only fair. I gave them all 3 stars because the stories can be a fun journey that DOES fit in with the movies.
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