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Nov 1, 2023

We break down the FINAL issue of THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Marvel comics adaptation - BETRAYAL AT BESPIN! This comic includes the confrontation between Luke and Darth Vader, and Darth Vader's terrifying familial declaration. Meanwhile, Leia, Chewie, C-3P0, R2-D2 and Lando make their escape from Bespin. Richard and Sarah share their thoughts and find fun Easter eggs throughout. What a rousing finale to The Empire Strikes Back series of comics!


We recommend watching the video version (above) of this episode which contains the full comic as we page through it: 



Classic Marvel Star Wars Comics #44 “Duel A Dark Lord!"


Release Date: November 25, 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


As usual, we take our Facebook Group Comments on the cover into account as we analyze this issue. Become a part of our Facebook Group to contribute!



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