Star Wars (manga)

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Star Wars
Star Wars Manga cover 01.jpg
The first volume of the Star Wars manga, published in Japan on July 15, 1998
GenreScience fiction[1]
A New Hope
Written byGeorge Lucas
Illustrated byHisao Tamaki
English publisher
The Empire Strikes Back
Written byGeorge Lucas
Illustrated byToshiki Kudo
English publisher
Dark Horse Comics
Return of the Jedi
Written byGeorge Lucas
Illustrated byShin'ichi Hiromoto
English publisher
Dark Horse Comics
The Phantom Menace
Written byGeorge Lucas
Illustrated byKia Asamiya
English publisher
Dark Horse Comics
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Four Star Wars films were adapted to manga by Dark Horse Comics between 1998 and 1999: Star Wars (1977), The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Return of the Jedi (1983), and Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999).[2][3][4]


To conform to Western standards, for the English versions the art was copied in mirror-image in order to be read from left to right.

A New Hope[edit]

ArtworkHisao Tamaki
Volumes – 4
Volume 1: Luke meeting Obi-wan and the droids, destruction of Luke's home
Volume 2: Meeting of Han Solo, journey to Death Star
Volume 3: Death Star events, Obi-wan's death
Volume 4: Attack of Death Star

The Empire Strikes Back[edit]

ArtworkToshiki Kudo
Volumes – 4
Volume 1: Hoth Battle
Volume 2: Meeting Yoda
Volume 3: Han, Leia, Chewbacca, C3P-O on Cloud City
Volume 4: Han frozen, Luke loses his hand to Vader

Return of the Jedi[edit]

ArtworkShin'ichi Hiromoto
Volumes – 4
Volume 1: Everyone captured by Jabba
Volume 2: Escape from Jabba, head to Dagobah
Volume 3: Ewok village, Luke's capture
Volume 4: Death of Vader and Palpatine

The Phantom Menace[edit]

ArtworkKia Asamiya
Volumes – 2
Volume 1: Finding of Anakin
Volume 2: Qui-Gon's death and Darth Maul battle


  1. ^ "Star Wars: A New Hope – Manga #1 (of 4)". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved May 27, 2018.
  2. ^ ""Star Wars" Manga Returns in Digital Format".
  3. ^ "Animerica: Animerica Feature: Star Wars: Episode 1 in manga". 12 February 2004. Archived from the original on 12 February 2004.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  4. ^ "Animerica: Animerica Feature: Star Wars, the Manga". 7 April 2004. Archived from the original on 7 April 2004.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)

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