The Star Wars, the graphic novel adaptation of George Lucas' original Star Wars screenplay, on trade paperback is #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list for "Paperback Graphic Books." You should be able to find the collection of issues #1-8 at your local comic shop for about $20. The Star Wars also comes in hardcover and includes issue #0. I haven't been able to find a price on it, it's available August 13th.
When it comes to comics, I rarely pickup single issues. I'm all about the trade paperback.
Before Star Wars, there was The Star Wars! This is the official adaptation of George Lucas’s rough-draft screenplay for what would become Star Wars—the film that changed motion pictures and the world. You’ll see familiar characters and places—but not all is the same in this long-ago and faraway galaxy. Still, strap yourself in for high adventure and lazersword duels, Jedi Knights, Princess Leia, Han Solo, and a battle to defeat the evil Empire!
* Trade paperback collects issues #1–#8 of The Star Wars.
* Hardcover collects issues #1–#8 and issue #0 of The Star Wars.
* The deluxe oversized boxed-set edition contains the entire saga—plus extras—in three deluxe, foil-stamped, hardcover volumes.