Aug 12, 2021
Classic Marvel Star Wars Comics Issue 34 "Saber Clash!" (December 1979) continues the story of our heroes vs. Baron Tagge. Today’s issue features situations reminiscent of a big plot point that we see in The Last Jedi and a Lightsaber battle that will come around in Attack of the Clones. Plus, we now know where J.J. Abrams got the name - The Force Awakens.
Richard and Sarah discuss this comic, the artwork and writing, and find FTOOM! Fast Facts (classic comic people or places that appear now in Star Wars books, comics and films). Ready? VOOORP!!
Title: "SABER CLASH!"
Release Date: December 25, 1979
Writer: Archie Goodwin
Artwork: Carmine Infantino, Gene Day, Petra Goldberg
Cover Art: Carmine Infantino, Bob Wiacek
Editors: Jim Shooter, Archie Goodwin
As the Millennium Falcon and her crew depart Tatooine they recognize a House of Tagge Mining Explorer readying to jump to hyperspace. The Rebels follow them to the planet Junction where the Mining Explorer meets with a Star Destroyer where they will transfer their Omega Frost technology.
Luke Skywalker infiltrates the transfer crew and is captured. Han Solo then races the Falcon to the Rebel base at Yavin 4 to let them know that the Empire plans to use their Omega Frost weapon against the critical planet of Junction and, that Luke has been captured. Back on the Mining Explorer, Luke engages in a lightsaber duel with Baron Tagge who soon realizes that the youth has more ability than he expected.
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