This innovative two-tier comic strip was written by sci-fi novelist Ron Goulart and Archie Goodwin and illustrated by comic book veteran Gil Kane. But this volume also showcases the work of artists Howard Chaykin and Ernie Colon, who filled in for Kane while he was hospitalized with a gall bladder infection for the first two months of 1979. The strips collected first appeared in daily newspapers from August 11, 1978, through June 10, 1979. This is the largest and sharpest printing of these strips to date.
The generous foreword offers a retrospective on the life of Gil Kane and tells how Star Hawks got the go-ahead for syndication. Also included are several rough layouts by Kane.
From the publisher:
The classic 1970s science fiction newspaper strip predates Star Wars-and nearly 40 years after its debut, remains fresh and exciting for new generations of sci-fi and fantasy fans. Reprints more than 300 strips in a unique two-tier format, seven days a week. The Library of American Comics edition reproduces each strip on its own page so readers can relish Gil Kane's incredible achievement. Included are all strips from August 11, 1978-June 10, 1979. Star Hawks takes place in the "Barnum System" that Ron Goulart used in several of his novels.