In 1993, 10 years after the release of Return of the Jedi, the Topps Company reintroduced the Star Wars universe to collectors with a series of trading cards. Illustrated by the biggest names in science-fiction, fantasy and comics--including Kyle Baker, Moebius, Jon J Muth, William Stout, Walter Simonson, and Boris Vallejo--George Lucas's galaxy is reinterpreted in each artist's own style, portraying favourite characters, recreating classic scenes, and even inventing new scenes the illustrators always wanted to see. These trading-card images became instant fan favourites and the benchmark for visual reinterpretations of Star Wars to come. For the first time, this collection showcases the complete New Visions series; rare promotional images; and an introduction and commentary by Gary Gerani, the original editor of the Topps's Star Wars series.
Gary Gerani is the creator, editor and writer of hundreds of Topps trading-card sets and the author of Topps's Star Wars series. Gerani lives in Los Angeles. The Topps Company, Inc., founded in 1938, is the preeminent creator and brand marketer of sports cards, entertainment products and distinctive confectionery.