Star Wars Vol.1 #1


A Long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...the galaxy is engrossed in an intergalactic civil war. A small band of freedom fighters led by Princess Leia opposes the evil Galactic Empire and steals the plans to their most destructive weapon, the Death Star. Darth Vader, the most feared name in the galaxy, will stop at nothing to recover those stolen plans and the location of the Rebel's secret base of operations. Now, it's up to farm boy Luke Skywalker and a motley band of heroes to save the Princess and the galaxy from the darkness that has engulfed it.

Printed: Jul 1977
Writers: Roy Thomas
Art: Howard Chaykin and Marie Severin
Cover: Howard Chaykin and Tom Palmer

- 1st appearance of Darth Vader
- 1st appearance of Luke Skywalker
- 1st appearance of Princess Leia
- 1st appearance of C-3PO and R2-D2
- 1st appearance of Grand Moff Tarkin
- 1st appearance of Beru and Owen Lars
- Introduction of Stormtroopers
- 1st cover appearance of Obi Wan Kenobi and Han Solo (not in story)