“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 #9: ’Showdown on a Wasteland World!’ which was originally released December 13, 1977 and written by Roy Thomas and Howard Chaykin, with Archie Goodwin acting as a consulting editor. Issue illustrated by Howard Chaykin and Tom Palmer.
Title: “Showdown On a Wasteland World”
Release Date: December 13, 1977
Writer: Roy Thomas and Howard Chaykin
Consulting Editor: Archie Goodwin
Illustrator: Howard Chaykin and Tom Palmer
Synopsis: Han Solo, Chewbacca and the Star-Hoppers arrive at Ramiz’s village of Onacra, only to find it under attack by flying High-hounds. They repel the beasts, saving the life of a young girl named Merri to the great relief of her father Oncho, the village spokesman. But their relief is short-lived as Serji-X and his gang attack; the Star-Hoppers valiantly defend the village from the attack, but not without cost.
Meanwhile, Luke Skywalker informs Leia Organa that he has found a new location for the Rebel Alliance base in the Drexel system, but the transmission suddenly ends, and a worried Leia sets out to find Luke.
Join us as we review the story, get an artistic analysis from Randy Martinez then see what is the 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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