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Return of the Jedi

Return of the Jedi

Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fighting, Sci-Fi

Publisher: Marvel UK

Writer: Archie Goodwin, David Michelinie, Mary Jo Duffy

Artist: Ron Frenz, Al Williamson

Publication date: June 15, 1983

Status: Completed

Views: 17,754

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After publishing 171 issues of Star Wars, Marvel UK launched a retitled and renumbered series, based on the latest movie at the time - Return of the Jedi (or ROTJ as it became more commonly known).

The first issue was cover dated 22 June 1983 and also reprinted Marvel's other Lucasfilm property - The Further Adventures of Indiana Jones as a back-up strip. This continued the adaptation of Raiders of the Lost Ark that had been started in the final issues of Star Wars. Indy would run for the first 22 issues before being replaced by an adaptation of Blade Runner, not a Lucasfilm property, but starring Harrison Ford, who played both Star Wars' Han Solo and Indiana Jones, and thus considered an appropriate substitute strip.

Later issues saw the comic dip into Marvel's other movie adaptations, such as Time Bandits, Krull and For Your Eyes Only, and then, when those ran out, began reprinting Crystar, followed by Power Pack, a Marvel US strip with a tenuous space opera linkage...

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