Classic Marvel Star Wars Comics #24 “Silent Drifting” is a stand-alone story featuring the early days of General Ben “Obi-Wan” Kenobi. This is the first time the SWEU delved into the Galactic Republic! But with a name like “Silent Drifting,” is the story good? Chris Alexander (Star Wars Origami) joins us on our journey through this classic Marvel Star Wars comic from 1979.
Release Date: MARCH 27, 1979
Writer: Mary Jo Duffy
Artwork:Carmine Infantino, Bob Wiacek and Petra Goldberg
Cover Art: Carmine Infantino / Bob Wiacek
Synopsis: After Han Solo skillfully pilots the Millennium Falcon to destroy two TIE fighters patrols, Princess Leia mentions that Jedi pilots developed that same maneuver. She recounts one particular event involving Obi-Wan Kenobi.
In a flashback we see Kenobi, traveling as a passenger on a pleasure cruiser, and is notified by Captain Quasar that Merson pirates have been spotted. The attacking ships are quickly destroyed in a maneuver set forth by Obi-Wan, but now he suspects the Mersons to have been lured by a signal from within the cruiser. The passengers quickly form a mob and start pointing fingers, but Kenobi is not as quick to judge without proof.
Now Obi-wan has to battle the mob inside and the attacking ships outside! Now, how will Jedi Knight Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi bring peace to the galaxy?
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