The Marvel Comics Illustrated Version of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back is a Legends graphic novel created by Archie Goodwin and Al Williamson that adapts the film Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back. It was published by Marvel Comics on May 1, 1980, and the story was later serialized in issues 39–44 the comic book series Star Wars.

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The most eagerly awaited science-fantasy film of them all…now in a complete, full-color illustrated version from Marvel Comics!


In the book, Al Williamson and Carlos Garzón's artwork for Yoda resembles one of Ralph McQuarrie's concepts for the character. When the story was reprinted in Star Wars 42, the artwork was updated to reflect Yoda's appearance from the film.[3]



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