“At last! Beyond The Movie! Beyond the Galaxy!” reads the cover of each issue of the Marvel Star Wars comics from 1977 and beyond. Richard, Sarah and Star Wars artist Randy Martinez dive into these classic Marvel Star Wars comics from the 1970’s and 1980’s.
In this episode we look at Star Wars #12: ’DOOMWORLD!’ Well, this comic MUST be good because the title is in all caps! There’s also a ROGUE ONE reference, and you will have to help us settle a big debate on just which Star Destroyer appears in this comic.
Release Date: March 14, 1978
Writer: Archie Goodwin
Consulting Editor: Jim Shooter
Penciller: Carmine Infantino, Terry Austin
Synopsis: Luke Skywalker, C-3PO and R2-D2 are still stranded on the water world Drexel. However they are caught in the middle of a battle between the sea-dragons, one ridden by a Dragon Lord; and hydra craft piloted by Governor Quarg’s scavengers. The combatants are battling for the prize of Luke’s wrecked ship, as anything mechanical is a rare commodity on this ocean-covered planet. Luke and the droids are captured and brought back to their base where Luke tries to convince Quarg that the droids would be more useful to them intact instead of being stripped down for parts. Meanwhile, Han Solo is leading Crimson Jack and his gang of pirates to the Drexel system under the pretense that there is treasure to be found.
Join us as we review the story and get an artistic analysis from Randy Martinez. Learn more about the Penciler vs. Inker vs. Colorist. We then go over our favorite panel, favorite line and most un-Star Wars moment from this issue.
We asked for your opinions on the cover art and you came through with some great feedback. Have fun with us and may the classic comics be with you…
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