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Escape to Hoth (Star Wars) Paperback – March 26, 1996

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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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Product Details

  • Series: Star Wars
  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Dark Horse; Gph edition (March 26, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1569710937
  • ISBN-13: 978-1569710937
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 6.7 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,203,982 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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By Moses 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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OK, Im a sucker for anything Hoth-related. In fact, I'd say if I collect anything related to Star Wars specifically, it's anything to to with Hoth, the battle, the forces (including, and especially, the Rebellion's special forces). This comic isn't related in any way to the Star Wars RPG, but I've used this book to add some background and texture to adventures I've run based on Hoth. Definitely worth picking up a copy.
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The final adventures of the Rebel Alliance chronicled by Archie Goodwin and Al Williamson is collected in this Dark Horse treasury from the mid-90s. In this volume, the Rebels seek to establish their new base on the ice planet of Hoth. But first the Alliance fleet's caravan must escape an Imperial blockade. Then Luke is stunned by a blast from his past before accidently getting Han captured by a band of bounty hunters under the employ of one Boba Fett. Lastly, Luke and Vader have one more battle through the Force before this epic comic strip comes to an end.

If you are disappointed that this series is through like I am, remember 2 things. First, the next thing that happens in Star Wars timeline is the events of Empire Strikes Back- so you haven't missed anything. Second, though the Goodwin/ Williamson run is through, it's not the end of Classic Star Wars. No less than 2 Han Solo adventures are contained under the imprint title and with volume 4 of this series, you'll get the Russ Mannings run on the strip that occurred before Goodwin took over as scripter. I told that this was a confusing title!

None the less- those adventures are on my wish list and I loved the Goodwin/Williamson books. Goodwin was a gifted storyteller of Star Wars and I just can't say enough about Al Williamson. His art is just that damn good! If you overlook these treasuries you're really doing yourself a disservice!
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