The classic 1970s science-fiction newspaper strip predates Star Wars-and nearly 40 years after its debut, Star Hawks remains fresh and exciting for new generations of sci-fi and fantasy fans. This second of three volumes 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.
Ron Goulart was born in 1933 and published his first science fiction story while still a teenager. He's well-regarded for his histories of pulp magazines (Cheap Thrills) and comics (The Adventurous Decade) and is a prolific fiction writer under his own name and various pseudonyms. He also ghosted the TekWars series credited to William Shatner. Gil Kane (1926-2000) is considered of the best comic book artists of the Silver Age and beyond, having won four awards from the National Cartoonists Society--including Best Story Strip for Star Hawks. During his long career, he is best known for his work on Green Lantern and The Atom for DC Comics, and then a long stint at Marvel, drawing the Amazing Spider-Man and hundreds of cover in the 1970s.