Classic Marvel STAR WARS Comics #31: “Return to Tatooine”

Classic Marvel Star Wars Comics Issue 31 “Return To Tatooine” (October 1979) is a treasure trove of nostalgia – from famous Tatooine locations to classic creatures, Kenner toys to old friends. What a FUN classic comic!!

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 plenty of these, especially as they relate to classic Kenner toys like the Patrol Dewback and the Imperial Troop Transporter! Also we do a REALLY dramatic reading of the Hostess/Marvel crossover Fruit Pie ad titled, ‘The Human Torch and The Icemaster Cometh’! Sarah got to be the Icemaster. She took her role seriously.

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Classic Marvel Star Wars Comics #31 “Return to Tatooine” Description:

Title: “RETURN TO TATOOINE”
Release Date: October 23, 1979
Writer: Archie Goodwin
Artwork: Carmine Infantino, Bob Wiacek, Carl Gafford
Cover Art: Carmine Infantino, Bob Wiacek
Editors: Jim Shooter, Archie Goodwin

Synopsis:

Luke Skywalker returns to his home planet for the first time since the events of SW and he’s with his droids R2-D2 and C-3PO. His mission is to recruit blockade runner pilots to help the Rebel Alliance evacuate their base on Yavin 4. 

During his mission, Luke reunites with his old friends Fixer and Camie and learns that the House of Tagge may be working with the Empire. As Luke continues his original mission and ventures to the Mos Eisley Cantina, he bumps into Han and Chewbacca. But now they all have to act quickly as the Empire has just discovered them.

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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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