Classic Marvel STAR WARS Comics #22: “To The Last Gladiator”


Classic Marvel Star Wars Comics #20: “Deathgame!” features a self-rescuing princess, Han “sleeping handsome” and two droids desparate to escape.

Classic Marvel Star Wars Comics #22 “To The Last Gladiator” centers on The Big Game – in which Han Solo and Chewbacca must fight a battle to the death with dozens of opponents, all floating in an anti-gravity arena full of hidden dangers. This battle takes place for the pleasure of the spectators gathered on The Wheel – a floating casino in space.

Show Notes:

Release Date: JANUARY 23, 1979
Writer: Archie Goodwin
Artwork: Carmine Infantino and Bob Wiacek
Cover Art: Carmine Infantino / Bob Wiacek

Synopsis: Now in this issue, Han Solo and Chewbacca team up against several competitors to stay alive in The Big Game. But they realize that, according to the rules, only one of them will be permitted to leave the game alive. 

Simon Greyshade, who has been playing double agent with the Empire presents Princess Leia with a proposition: escape with him and his stolen treasure and her Rebel friends will go free. As she contemplates her decision, she watches the main event with Han and Chewbacca, and witnesses a horrible outcome. And, across the galaxy, a Dark Lord is quickly making his way to the Wheel because of a tremor he has felt in the Force…

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