IDW Publishing has announced that legendary late artist Al Williamson's Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back stories will be collected in an Artist's Edition format this April. Included in the collection will be the complete adaptation, first published in issues #39 through #44 of the monthly Marvel Star Wars comic plus pages from Star Wars #50, #98 and the Star Wars: Return of the Jedi mini series.
Williamson began his career at EC Comics in the 1950s. Later he worked on Alex Raymond's Flash Gordon, the X-9: Secret Agent Corrigan newspaper strip and the Star Wars newspaper strip. He was an Eisner Award-winning artist and was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic-Book Hall of Fame in 2000.
This Artist's Edition will be a 160 page hardcover and measure a 14"x21".