This classic 1970s science fiction newspaper comic strip predates Star Wars–and nearly 40 years after its debut, remains fresh and exciting for new generations of sci-fi and fantasy fans.
This third volume concludes the series, collecting more than 500 strips drawn by Gil Kane, written by Archie Goodwin, and set in the “Barnum System” that series creator Ron Goulart also used in several of his novels. The Library of American Comics edition reproduces the daily strips two per page and each Sunday strip on its own page so readers can relish Gil Kane’s incredible achievement. Included are all strips from June 11, 1979 to May 2, 1981.
“The most imaginative innovation in the newspaper strip since adventure stories invaded the funnies. Goulart furnished fastmoving stories, crisp and economical scripting, and more than an occasional flash of humor…but Star Hawks’s toehold near the pinnacle of noteworthy comic strips is best secured by [Gil Kane’s] graphic treatment.” — R.C. Harvey
“We throw around the phrases ‘classic’ and ‘legendary’ so lightly that the words have lost most of their meaning, yet maybe here’s a book that can restore some of the intended luster of the terms. Now readers get a chance to see how Star Hawks stands up nearly four decades later. The answer: superbly, and it benefits from the usual excellent LOAC presentation.” — Scoop