In this King-Size episode, we dive into Classic Marvel Star Wars Comics King-Size Annual #1! (December 1979) This one-shot story is double the size of a regular issue, and is split into two parts: “The Long Hunt” and “A Dual of Eagles”. We will be talking about both with our special guest, Chris Alexander (Star Wars Origami author).
Richard, Sarah and Chris discuss this comic and find FTOOM! Fast Facts (classic comic people or places that appear now in Star Wars books, comics and films). Plus, what is up with our heroes mingling with the likes of fantasy characters – are those werewolves?? We all remark on the artwork – it is SO MUCH better than previous issues. Hmmm, could that be due to new artists? We think so. Do you remember this comic as a kid, like Richard and Chris? Or are you new to these stories – like Sarah? Either way, we have a fun podcast episode for you.
Watch the Unedited Episode and See the Comic Book Pages in this Video
Classic Marvel Star Wars Comics King-Size Annual #1 Description:
Title: “THE LONG HUNT” and “A DUAL OF EAGLES”
Release Date: December 4, 1979
Writer: Chris Claremont
Artwork: Mike Vosburg, Steve Leialoha and Bob Sharen
Cover Art: Walter Simonson
While Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia are on the planet Tirahnn they are attacked by a group of Catuman warriors under the orders of Kharys, the Majestrix of the planet Skye. Han Solo recognizes the description of Kharys from his old smuggling days and decides to confront her, but the Millennium Falcon is shot down over Skye by Imperials. Han Solo jettisons Luke and Leia to safety however they are captured and brought to trial before the Supreme Council of the Highland Clans, and there Leia is recognized as an enemy of the Empire but Luke is recognized as the son of their wingless brother who helped them a while back and so the council decides to help the two Rebels.
Meanwhile Han and Chewbacca have been captured by Kharys and questioned about what they know about Luke Skywalker. Luke and Leia along with their S’kytri allies attack the Majestrix’s fortress and rescue Solo and Chewbacca. Now, a great battle begins with the prize being freedom of the S’kytri people.
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