Classic Marvel Star Wars Comics #29 “Dark Encounter!” features cyborg bounty-hunter Valance confronting none other than Darth Vader himself! Richard and Sarah discuss this comic and find FTOOM! Fast Facts (classic comic people or places that appear now in Star Wars books, comics and films). We also admire the heck out of the artwork. Check out our new Twitch channel to see it as we talk about each page.
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Classic Marvel Star Wars Comics #29 “Dark Encounter!” Description:
Title: “WHATEVER HAPPENED TO JABBA THE HUT”
Release Date: August 28, 1979
Writer: Archie Goodwin
Artwork: Carmine Infantino, Glynis Wein, Bob Wiacek
Cover Art: Carmine Infantino, Bob Wiacek
Editor: Jim Shooter
Synopsis: Darth Vader discovers that Tyler Lucian, a Rebel deserter, knows the name of the Rebel pilot who destroyed the Death Star. Valance the bounty hunter is on the trail of the same man but for a different reason, he wants to prevent Vader from learning the information he seeks. The two confront each other near Tyler Lucian’s hideout at Rubyflame Lake, and a battle occurs between the two cyborgs.
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If you liked this episode, check out this podcast episode in which Valance confronts Luke Skywalker and has a moment of reflection and character growth.
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