- "With Star Wars poised to return to its comic book home, what better time to revisit the first adventures of Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2, and, of course, Darth Vader? I am extremely proud to present these original Star Wars stories, told as only Marvel can, in the first in a massive and glorious Omnibus series."
- ―Axel Alonso, Marvel Comics editor-in-chief
Star Wars: The Original Marvel Years Omnibus Vol. 1 is a Legends hardcover Omnibus that collects the first forty-four issues of the Marvel comic-book series Star Wars, as well as Star Wars Annual (1977) 1. This omnibus collection was released with two covers, one by artist Howard Chaykin and a variant edition by Greg Hildebrandt. It was published by Marvel Comics on January 27, 2015 and was followed by two additional volumes collecting the entirety of the original 107-issue Marvel Star Wars series.
In 1977 a phenomenon dawned. Marvel Comics published the very first Star Wars comic-book series. Now, the House of Ideas is re-presenting those original adventures in its over-sized Omnibus format — Star Wars: The Original Marvel Years collecting Star Wars (1977) #1-44 and Annual #1.
It's the return of the Jedi to Marvel in an opening volume that begins with Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope and ends with Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back. In between, the Rebels face a wealth of new perils — from space pirate Crimson Jack to the bounty hunter Beilert Valance, as well as a surprisingly svelte Jabba the Hut (one "t"). Luke goes back to Tatooine, Leia battles alone, Han and Chewie play the deadly Big Game, and Darth Vader hunts for answers! Revisit all your old favorites and discover some new ones!
There's no doubt, the Force is strong with this collection!
- ISBN 9780785191063; January 27, 2015; Marvel Comics; US hardcover, Howard Chaykin cover
- ISBN 9780785193180; January 27, 2015; Marvel Comics; US hardcover, Greg Hildebrandt variant cover