THE EM­PIRE STRIKES BACK: THE TRAD­ING CARD SE­RIES

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - Reviews -

re­leased OUT NOW! 548 pages | Hard­back Author Gary Gerani Pub­lisher Abrams

Com­plete ti­tle: Star Wars: The Em­pire Strikes Back – The Orig­i­nal Topps Trad­ing Card Se­ries.

Same for­mat as 2015’ s book on the cards from the first film – in­clud­ing waxy wrap­per- style dust jacket.

Col­lects all three Em­pire sets – 352 cards, 88 stick­ers and 30 Gi­ant Pho­to­cards – and comes with four bonus cards.

Orig­i­nal Topps ed­i­tor Gary Gerani pro­vides an in­tro and com­men­tary.

In­cludes rare comic strip- style il­lus­tra­tions of the film’s main play­ers, com­mis­sioned by Lucasfilm in 1980.

Win­ning card cap­tion: “Alas, poor Three­pio” as Chewie holds the droid’s dis­em­bod­ied head. Not bard at all…

Also re­cently re­leased: a col­lec­tion of ’ 90s range Star Wars Galaxy. A Re­turn Of The Jedi book is due in Au­gust.

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