Classic Marvel STAR WARS Comics #18: “The Empire Strikes!”


Classic Marvel Star Wars Comics #18 “The Empire Strikes!” is the beginning of a new story arc featuring our favorite heroes – Luke, Leia, Han, the droids and Chewbacca. Luke passes out, Han and Leia bicker, and C-3PO buffs up and becomes a superhero! We also see a new location that reminds us very much of LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures location – the Wheel! Only in Classic Marvel Star Wars Comics, The Wheel is a floating Casino in space, free of Imperial occupation. 

Show Notes:

Release Date: September 26, 1978
Writer: Archie Goodwin
Artwork: Carmine Infantino and Gene Day
Lettering: Rick Parker
Cover Art: Carmine Infantino / Bob Wiacek

Synopsis: Luke, Leia, Han, Chewie, 3Po and R2 are in the millenium falcon when Luke Skywalker suddenly passes out during a Jedi training exercise. They drop out of lightspeed to get him medical help, but run into Imperials, who chase the Falcon to a brand new location – The Wheel – a huge gambling center in space. The rebels scatter on The Wheel, the Empire is in pursuit, and that’s where this issue ends.

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