Thursday, 16 June 2016


From 1997: THE BEST OF STAR WARS one-shot magazine, published in the States by Topps.

This harkens back to the halcyon days before the Prequels added a whole new layer of characters and mythology to the saga. At This point, things were so simple: three films, a few TV spin-offs (of the easy to ignore variety), the computer games and copious books and comics (which were equally of the take-it-or-leave-it variety). It was a lot easier to enjoy STAR WARS back then.

The magazine itself is nothing to write home about. Its just a collection of lists, of the sort that would bulk out the official magazine or your average issue of WIZARD, puffed out to fill a whole mag. Its not,despite the title, a compilation of material from STAR WARS GALAXY MAGAZINE or any of the other SW mags floating around at the time.

Loving the 1990s lens flare on the logo. Nice touch.

1 comment:

  1. You make an excellent point. There is such a surfeit now of spin-off comics and books that's its hard to know where to begin.

    The lists are actually the results of an earlier poll in which fans voted for their favourite whatever. Not surprisingly, Han solo came No.1 in the character poll.

    I also remember being really annoyed that the classic marvel series came second to dark horse in the comic poll.


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