Revisit Classic Marvel Star Wars Comics with Dee Tails! Dee, creature performer and actor (SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY / THE LAST JEDI / WILLOW series) joins us to break down the second issue of THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Marvel comics adaptation. It’s “Battleground Hoth!” How do the classic comics portray this classic on-screen battle? What are our memories (if any) of reading this for the first time? Go grab issue #40 and follow along with us!!

Classic Marvel Star Wars Comics #40 “Battleground Hoth” Description:

Title: “The Empire Strikes Back: Battleground Hoth”
Release Date: July 22, 1980
Writer: Archie Goodwin, based on the script by Leigh Brackett and Lawrence Kasdan from the story by George Lucas
Artwork: Al Williamson, Carlos Garzón, & Glynis Wein
Cover Art: Al Williamson & Carlos Garzón


This issue continues the official six issue adaptation of Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back. It begins with Luke in recovering from his encounter with a wampa, and a near-kiss and then full kiss with Princess Leia. Then the battle begins as the Rebels spot Imperial walkers. Luke and Wedge take out an AT-AT with harpoons and tow cables, and the issue ends with Luke shot down and he falls into the path of an AT-AT.

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