Star Wars comics have been produced by various comic book publishers since the debut of the 1977 film Star Wars.
Marvel Comics launched an eponymous series in 1977 which began with a six issue comic adaptation of the film and
ran for 107 issues, included an adaptation of The Empire Strikes Back. Marvel also released an adaptation of
Return of the Jedi and spin offs based on Droids and Ewoks. A self titled comic strip ran in American newspapers
between 1979 and 1984. Blackthorne Publishing released a three issue run of 3-D comics from 1987 to 1988.