In Classic Marvel Star Wars Comics Issue 30 “A Princess Alone” (September 1979), Princess Leia travels to an Imperial factory to spread the message of hope to its servants.
She is confronted by Baron Tagge, but also encounters a little girl in a surprisingly touching interaction. 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). There are foreshadowing moments to Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Pulp Fiction! Also we do a dramatic reading of the Hostess/Marvel crossover Twinkies ad titled, ‘Spider-Man Meets June Jitsui’! Check out our new Twitch channel to see the comic and ad as we talk about each page.
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Classic Marvel Star Wars Comics #30 “A Princess Alone” Description:
Title: “A PRINCESS ALONE”
Release Date: September 25th, 1979
Writer: Archie Goodwin
Artwork: Carmine Infantino, Gene Day, Petra Goldberg
Cover Art: Carmine Infantino, Bob Wiacek
Editors: Jim Shooter, Archie Goodwin
Synopsis: Princess Leia travels to the Metalorn on a mission to spread the message of hope to its residents. Metalorn, which is a factory planet, has been completely controlled by the Empire under the direction of Governor Corwyth who keeps the existence of the Rebellion a secret from the citizens and workers.
Leia manages to evade Imperial stormtroopers long enough to contact her former Alderaanian instructor, Arn Horada, in order to have him spread the word that the Rebel Alliance is actively opposing the Empire’s tyranny. She is quickly confronted by Baron Tagge before she is able to establish any details, but escapes with the help of a new friend.
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