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May 16, 2024

Do you recall the first ever expanded Star Wars Universe story waaay back in 1977? Long before Thrawn, Mara Jade, and Exar Kun there was Crimson Jack, Serji-X, and Jaxxon in Classic Marvel Star Wars Comics! Cary Gordon (Metal Geeks Podcast / Comicpalooza Podcast Manager) join us to break down these four comic issues. We go over the story, reveal lots of FTOOM Fast Facts, and share what these comics have meant to us and the greater Star Wars universe over 45 years.


Comics discussed:


  • Star Wars Issue #7: New Planets/New Perils
  • Star Wars Issue #8: Eight for Aduba-3
  • Star Wars Issue #9: Showdown on a Wasteland World
  • Star Wars Issue #10: The Behemoth from Below


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



Story Synopsis:


After the award ceremony on Yavin 4, Han Solo and Chewbacca head out to pay their debt to Jabba the Hutt when they're attacked by pirates led by Crimson Jack! With their reward money from the Rebel Alliance stolen, the smugglers decide to lay low on the planet Aduba-3. There, they take a job defending a moisture farmer from a local gang known as the Cloud-Riders. However, they can’t defend the village alone so they hire several mercenaries, including Jaxxon!


During the Cloud Rider attack, The Behemoth, a giant reptilian monster, is summoned and Han Solo may be the village's only hope for survival.


This arc was written by Roy Thomas, Howard Chaykin, and Donald F. Glut. Artwork by Howard Chaykin, Frank Springer, Tom Palmer, Alan Kupperberg


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