All the past week it's been Star Wars Week over at Dimension 13, the blog that's ten dimensions beyond your puny three dimensions! Check out George Folz's ambitious project of sketching a Star Wars original trilogy drawing every day this year (and how you can enter to win one of them, but hurry, entries close at 11PM EST tonight!). Thrill as Comics Creators Pick Their Fave Star Wars Moments, find out how Mark Hamill changed Seth Kushner's life, or even the Top 13 Grooviest Vintage Star Wars Figures (hey, where's Boba Fett with Rocket-Firing Backpack with Patented You'll- Put-Your-Eye-Out action?).
And then there's a little article by my pal John which is on a subject that's only about as important as, oh, how he got started on comics reading and collecting the the first place. (So it's kinda my comics fan origin, too!) Check out How I Became a Comics Fan, Thanks to Carmine Infantino’s Darth Vader, in which pal John tells us about his love for the first Marvel Comic he ever bought, Star Wars #21! (He lets me read it if I am not eating jelly sandwiches at the time.)
Here's some panels that aren't from #21 but is from #19, part of that same story that compasses issues #18-23: The Wheel Saga, which is a dandy Star Wars-ing saga and one about which John may tell you more someday in the future when he can get around to it. I have chosen to feature it because it stars everyone's favorite walking carpet, Chewbacca R. Wrarrararrarrrr. (The 'R' is for 'Rarrrrrrrrr.')
Panels from Star Wars (1977 series) #19 (January 1979), script by Archie Goodwin, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Bob Wiacek, colors by Carl Gafford, letters by Irv Watanabe
Yes, visually-suck in the splendor that is the tight and toned and yet still furry ASS OF CHEWBACCA.
So don't forget, mosey on over to 13th Dimension to check out How I Became a Comics Fan, Thanks to Carmine Infantino’s Darth Vader! And never forget