Jun 24, 2021
Classic Marvel Star Wars Comics Issue 32 "The Jawa Express" (November 1979) builds upon the nostalgia factor of Issue 31 with its Tatooine location. Only this time, Luke, Han, Chewie and the droids are stuck out in the Dune Sea. While trying to hide from the Empire and fix their overheating landspeeder, they run into Jawas and a strange object that looks like a moisture vaporator. This issue is all action!
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 Jawa Sandcrawler and the Imperial Troop Transporter! We were also flabbergasted to find our heroes actually teaming up with the Jawas.
Title: "THE JAWA EXPRESS!"
Release Date: November 27, 1979
Writer: Archie Goodwin
Artwork: Carmine Infantino, Bob Wiacek, Petra Goldberg
Cover Art: Carmine Infantino, Bob Wiacek
Editors: Jim Shooter, Archie Goodwin
Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca, and the droids are stranded in the Dune Sea of Tatooine after fleeing Imperial stormtroopers from Mos Eisley. They arrange a deal with some Jawas to travel with them in their sandcrawler, and soon discover that the House of Tagge is working with the Empire to create a long range freezing mechanism, but the higher purpose of the technology still remains a mystery.
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