Star Wars Omnibus: Droids and Ewoks Trade Paperback

The Star Wars Expanded Universe is really lame … except of course when it involves the greatest species in the Star Wars universe, the Ewoks! This June Dark Horse will be releasing a trade paperback collecting all the issues of the Droids and Ewoks comics.

Ewoks comic issue #1 (1985) The Rainbow Bridge by Marvel Star Comics

Originally published from 1985 to 1987 the Droids and Ewoks comics, released by Marvel’s Star Comics, were based on the animated series of the same names. Droids is an 8 issue story following R2-D2 and C-3PO, the gay robots of Star Wars, in their adventures that predate the original film. Ewoks is a 14 issue story featuring the Ewoks as seen in Return of the Jedi, having great adventures on the Forest Moon of Endor. Retailing at $25, this 528 page book is quite a bargain.

Ewoks cartoon Wicket and Kneesaa

The only real problem with this release is that they chose to include those lame unknown Droid characters for the cover, the cover from Droid issue 2, instead of using the iconic Ewoks. They could even have used Teebo for the picture. He’s so hot right now, if sports fans are to be believed. I imagine most people who buy this comic won’t even bother reading the Droid stories, because they’ll just be buying it to read the Ewok stories.

Star Wars Droids comic issue 2 Marvel Star Comics  - C-3PO and R2-D2

Here’s the full press release.

Based on the children’s television cartoon series of the same names, Ewoks and Droids explores further adventures in the lives of the Ewoks on Endor and the droids R2-D2 and C-3PO. The Ewoks become embroiled in the dangers of their planet—lizard warriors, underwater kingdoms, magic spells—and the outside world—pirates, invaders, and more! The droids encounter more than one new master, war droids, megaweapons, time travel, and even Ewoks! This omnibus collects all the issues of the Ewoks and Star Wars: Droids comics series, released in the 1980s by Marvel’s imprint Star Comics.
• Collected for the first time!

Source: Galactic Hunter