Al Williamson was a comic-book illustrator. He worked on the Star Wars daily comic strips, as well as the comic-book adaptations for The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi published by Marvel Comics.

In 1952 Williamson began working at EC Comics on their Weird Science and Weird Fantasy titles. In the 1960s he worked on the moderately successful line of comic magazines published by Warren Publishing, and later went on to draw the Flash Gordon comic book for King Comics. In the late 1960s Williamson teamed up with writer Archie Goodwin, and together they produced the Secret Agent X-9 syndicated comic strip, and would later work together again on the comic adaptation of The Empire Strikes Back for Marvel Comics. After Russ Manning died in the early 1980s, Goodwin and Williamson took over the Star Wars syndicated comic strip, and the same team produced the comic adaptation of Return of the Jedi for Marvel. In the 1990s Williamson became a regular inker on various Marvel titles including working for several years on the Daredevil title. He also did the inking for the Dark Horse Comics adaptation of The Phantom Menace.

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Cover of Classic Star Wars Volume 3: Escape to Hoth by Williamson

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