Classic Marvel STAR WARS Comics #20: “Deathgame”

Classic Marvel Star Wars Comics #20 “Deathgame” is the 3rd chapter in a 6-issue story arc featuring Luke, Leia, Han, the droids and Chewbacca on The Wheel – a floating casino in space. Our heroes are still separated, and must deal with their own problems – Leia rescues herself (again), R2 and 3P0 befriend Senator Greyshade’s droid and Han channels Captain America in an attempt to best a pink monster in the gladiatorial arena of The Wheel.

Show Notes:

Title: “DEATHGAME”
Release Date: NOVEMBER 21, 1978
Writer: Archie Goodwin
Artwork: Carmine Infantino and Bob Wiacek
Cover Art: Carmine Infantino / Bob Wiacek

Synopsis: Imperial Commander Strom sets up another fake attack where a pleasure yacht is destroyed by an X-wing. The attack is broadcast into the casinos on The Wheel where the patrons watch in horror at the viciousness of the Rebels. Strom and Greyshade further plot their partnership, and Han’s battle with a terrifying creature doesn’t go as planned in the gladiatorial battle arena.  Meanwhile, Luke who was under observation in The Wheel’s hospital area is now…missing…

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