Released by Marvel Comics in April 1983, just a month before Return of the Jedi's release. Written by Mary Jo Duffy, drawn by Kerry Gammill and Tom Palmer.
The Star Wars Marvel series began with the comic adaption of the original film, and continued as a regular monthly, relating adventures of the gang in between the films, finally grinding to a halt a couple years after Jedi's release. Sales were down, and everyone pretty much felt like the Star Wars phenomenon was over (ho ho ho). It's now become one of the relics of the SW Expanded Universe, with a lot of its continuity largely ignored or forgotten, with a few major exceptions. This isn't surprising, as some of the early issues, under the auspices of old Roy Thomas, not only had some ridiculous ideas (the deluded would-be Jedi Don-Wan Kihotay and the legendary rabbit warrior Jaxxon
) but were badly hurt by later changes in continuity (Luke/Leia romance was hinted at, and Jabba the Hutt was depicted as a bipedal, rodent-looking thing). But particularly after Empire, the stories, largely under Duffy's writing, took a much less "wacky" tone, concentrating on characterization and tight plotting, with arcs spread over several issues that tied the comics to the films. ( I know you're to blame for this, Solo! And someday, somewhere, I'm gonna get you for it! )