The Razor-class frigate was an Imperial starship class in use during the Galactic Civil War. A few months after the Battle of Yavin, Rebel pilot Luke Skywalker encountered the Razor-class vessel Kreuge's Revenge, which was on patrol in the Outer Rim in conjunction with TIE fighters. Skywalker barely escaped in his starfighter Y 4.
Behind the scenesEdit
The Razor-class frigate first appeared in Jason Fry's 2015 canon young readers book The Weapon of a Jedi: A Luke Skywalker Adventure. However, it was first pictured in the first part of the novel's comic adaptation written by Alec Worley and illustrated by Ruairí Coleman.
Since neither the novel nor the comic script specified a design for the ship, Coleman had free reign for the design of the Razor-class, although Worley did tell him the frigate was maybe 1/5 the size of a regular Star Destroyer. Considering that the ship would only appear in a few panels, Coleman sought to make instantly recognizable as an Imperial craft, which is why he gave it a characteristic command tower. Coleman admitted that the bottom part of the ship looks more like a freighter than a frigate, and that if he had a chance to do it, again, he would with a sleeker design with far more weapons emplacements.
- The Weapon of a Jedi: A Luke Skywalker Adventure (First appearance)
- The Weapon of a Jedi, Part 1 (First pictured)