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A Valentine Story
A Valentine Story
Attribution information
Writer

Judd Winick

Penciller

Paul Chadwick

Letterer

Jason Hvam

Colorist

Ken Steacy

Cover artist

Paul Chadwick

Editor
Publication information
Publisher

Dark Horse Comics

Publication date

February 12, 2003

Pages

32

General information
Era

Rebellion era

Timeline

3 ABY

Series

One-shot

Issue number

1

A Valentine Story was a one-shot published by Dark Horse Comics in February 2003 and later collected in Star Wars: Empire: The Heart of the Rebellion under the title, Breaking the Ice. It is also included in the Omnibus: At War with the Empire Volume 2.

Publisher's summaryEdit

She's a Princess with a fiery spirit and a hot temper to match. He's a scoundrel with a mercenary's sensibility and the heart of a hero. Together they help topple an Empire and restore order to the galaxy…And if they stop fighting long enough, they just might realize that they're in love! Set during the days leading up to The Empire Strikes Back, Han Solo and Princess Leia find themselves trapped together on a downed starship, lost in the frozen wastelands of Hoth as a storm rages around them. And while the snow flies outside the ship, the sparks fly inside. No matter how hard they fight it, there's more going on between them than just friendship!

Plot summaryEdit

As the Rebel Alliance works to establish a base on the planet Hoth, sparks fly between Princess Leia and Han Solo. A Rebel Alliance general suggests Han flies down to the base to bring much-needed supplies to the workers. Leia volunteers to accompany Han along in one of the two transports, while Chewie flies in the second. Much to Han's chagrin, Leia is permitted to join in as well. As the two transports fly down to Hoth's surface, a massive blizzard hits at the same time. Both transports crash-land on the surface and, to make matters worse, Chewie's transponder wasn't activated; in this, Chewie cannot easily be located. Han tries valiantly at first to rescue Chewie on foot, but is knocked out by the powerful winds. Leia brings Han back in to chastise him on his reckless actions, but Han's fierce loyalty to his co-pilot makes Leia sympathize with the rogue smuggler. The blizzard worsens, forcing the two to huddle together for body heat in the night. As the night passes, Han shares stories of his exploits to Leia, which allows the two to bond together. Just when they are about to kiss, a Rebel scout party locates them with Chewie alive and well. The Millennium Falcon's pilots are happily reunited and, later at the new base, Leia commends Han for being a better man than she originally thought.

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Valentine Story art

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Droid models

Events

Locations

Organizations and titles

Sentient species

Vehicles and vessels

Weapons and technology

Miscellanea


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External linksEdit


Star Wars: Empire
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21 · 22 · 23 · 24 · 25· 26 · 27 · 28 · 29 · 30 · 31 · 32 · 33 · 34 · 35 · 36 · 37 · 38 · 39 · 40
Trade paperbacks
Betrayal · Darklighter · The Imperial Perspective · The Heart of the Rebellion
Allies and Adversaries · In the Shadows of Their Fathers · The Wrong Side of the War
Boba Fett: Man with a Mission · 30th Anniversary Collection: Darklighter · Seeds of Rebellion
A New Hope · Luke Skywalker, Last Hope for the Galaxy
Omnibus Collections
At War with the Empire Volume 1· At War with the Empire Volume 2
The Other Sons of Tatooine · Boba Fett
Related issues and series
A Valentine Story · Star Wars: Rebellion
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