Star Wars: The Classic Newspaper Comics Vol. 2 is the second of three hardcover volumes that reprint the Star Wars newspaper comic strip, as originally distributed by the Los Angeles Times Syndicate. Volume 2 includes the Han Solo at Stars' End adaptation as well as the comic strips that ran from October 6, 1980 to July 25, 1982. It was published by IDW Publishing on March 13, 2018.
This second of three volumes reprints for the first time the classic Star Wars newspaper strip in its complete format. No other edition includes each Sunday page title header and "bonus" panels in their meticulously restored original color.
The epic seven-day-a-week sagas begin with "Han Solo at Stars' End," based on novel by Brian Daley, adapted by Archie Goodwin and Alfredo Alcala, followed by seven complete adventures by the storied team of Archie Goodwin and artist Al Williamson. The pair had previously worked together on Creepy, Eerie, and Blazing Combat comics magazines, the Flash Gordon comic book, and 13 years on the Secret Agent Corrigan newspaper strip. They seamlessly shifted gears to take over, at George Lucas's request, the Star Wars newspaper strip. Included are all strips from October 6, 1980 to July 25, 1982.
Collected comic strips
- Han Solo at Stars' End
- The Bounty Hunter of Ord Mantell
- Darth Vader Strikes
- The Serpent Masters
- Deadly Reunion
- Traitor's Gambit
- The Night Beast
- The Return of Ben Kenobi