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The Advertisements in Marvel’s Star Wars Comics

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One of the many covers for STAR WARS #1 (2015)

Marvel Comics published licensed Star Wars comic books from 1977 until 1986.  Last week, the franchise returned to Marvel Comics with Star Wars #1, and the Nothing But Comics! team shared multiple perspectives on this debut issue.  Reading a print copy, I noticed the advertisements published in the comic.  These ads showcased toys, a book, toy retailers, a comic shop, and other Marvel publications. Thinking it would be interesting to compare the modern advertisements in Star Wars #1 to the ads published in the earliest vintage Marvel Star Wars comic book in my collection, I dug out my copy of Star Wars #13 (dated July 1978).

The cover of my vintage copy of STAR WARS #13 (1978)
The cover of my vintage copy of STAR WARS #13 (1978)

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