76 pages (including covers and partially numbered blueprint insert)
Cover price: $1.50
Starlog isn't the only magazine to use the above photo on its cover of a TIE fighter shooting at an X-wing, but it's the only magazine that ended up with an iconic cover with it. Go back and look at all of the covers for Starlogs one through six. Nice and colorful, yes, but number seven had action, space opera, adventure; the same elements that made Star Wars such a refreshing jolt to the moviegoing public in 1977 also makes this cover leap out from other early Starlog covers.
"The story is set in another galaxy and time and concerns a valiant struggle against a totalitarian empire that is spread among the stars. The characters herein have never heard of Earth. Their alien worlds and cultures, their dress and architecture, their technology, history and future (if any) are not of our world."
--David Houston, writer, "Creating the Space-Fantasy Universe of Star Wars"To view previous Starlog Archive issues, click on "Starlog Internet Archive Project" in the keywords below.