Darth Vader // artwork by Shelton Bryant (2014)

Darth Vader // artwork by Shelton Bryant (2014)

Star Wars: The Hugh Fleming Gallery // artwork by Hugh Fleming (2014)

Star Wars: The Casting // Pictures by Lucasfilms (1983)

One of the biggest strengths of the Star Wars Saga is their very consistent cast of characters. For the original saga we had for all the three films (l to r, top to bottom): Mark Hammil as Luke Skywalker, Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia Organa, Harrison Ford as Han Solo, Frank Oz as Master Yoda, Kenny Baker as R2-D2, Anthony Daniels as C3PO, Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian, Dave Prowse as Darth Vader (with James Earl Jones as the voice of the character), Jeremy Bullock as Boba Fett and Sir Alec Guiness as Obi-Wan Kenobi, just to name a few! 

Star Wars: Mara Jade //  model Shanon McRandle. Picture by Lucasfilms (1999)
Mara Jade is a character of the Star Wars expanded universe (a continuation of the Star Wars myths developed as prose and comic books). She’s introduced passing as a smuggler but secretly works for Emperor Palpatine with the sole mission of killing Luke Skywalker in a series of novels called The Thrawn Trilogy. She eventually falls in love and marries the Jedi. The character proved so popular among fans in the 90’s that Lucasfilm picked model Shannon McRandle to be the official image and face for her at conventions and events related to the brand.

Star Wars: Mara Jade //  model Shanon McRandle. Picture by Lucasfilms (1999)

Mara Jade is a character of the Star Wars expanded universe (a continuation of the Star Wars myths developed as prose and comic books). She’s introduced passing as a smuggler but secretly works for Emperor Palpatine with the sole mission of killing Luke Skywalker in a series of novels called The Thrawn Trilogy. She eventually falls in love and marries the Jedi. The character proved so popular among fans in the 90’s that Lucasfilm picked model Shannon McRandle to be the official image and face for her at conventions and events related to the brand.

Star Wars: Battle Of Endor // by Lucasfilms (1983)

In this May 4th I want to share what I believe is the best space battle I’ve ever seen in any science fiction film. The Battle Of Endor in “The Return Of The Jedi”. Hope you enjoy it!

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Star Wars: Main Theme // Composed and Directed by John Williams (1977)

Star Wars: The Ralph McQuarrie Gallery // artwork by Ralph McQuarrie (2014)

Behold the art of the ultimate conceptual artist for the Star Wars saga!

Star Wars: The Drew Struzan Gallery // artwork by Drew Struzan (2014)

Featuring promotional artwork for the Special Edition 1997 re-release of the classic trilogy and promotional art for Empire, Jedi and The Expanded Universe.

Star Wars Day: May The 4th Be With You // artwork by Drew Struzan and The Hildebrandt Brothers (2014)

Hey guys, what’s up? I hope you are enjoying your Star Wars day if you are a fan. If you are not I hope you give the saga a chance and learn why it’s so beloved all over the world. You can also check out all my Star Wars post over the years in Comics Forever over here. If you want to see more Star Wars around this place, just hit the ask box and let me know! 

You’ll Be Safe Here // artwork by Dean Trippe (2013)
Featuring… uh, just about everyone.

You’ll Be Safe Here // artwork by Dean Trippe (2013)

Featuring… uh, just about everyone.