Of the 600+ books and comics listed on Star
Wars Books around one fifth are written for younger readers.
Even in 1977, with the release of the first Star Wars film Episode
IV: A New Hope, stories for children were available: as well as
a junior novelisation to accompany the film, there was also Star
Wars' first comic story from Marvel Comics - beginning with their
own adaptation of the film and then spreading into new and exciting
stories furthering the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia,
Han Solo, Chewbacca, R2-D2 and C3P-0 as they battled Darth Vader and
the evil Galactic Empire.