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Routine
Routine
Attribution information
Writer

Tony Isabella

Penciller

John Nadeau

Inker

Jordi Ensign

Letterer

Vickie Williams

Colorist

Dave Nestelle

Editor

Peet Janes

Publication information
Publisher

Dark Horse Comics

Published in

Star Wars Tales 2

Pages

8

General information
Era

Rise of the Empire era

Timeline

5 BBY

Preceded by

Skippy the Jedi Droid

Followed by

Extinction, Part 2

Routine is an 8-page comic that featured in Star Wars Tales #2 and Star Wars Collectible Bonus Magazine. It was written by Tony Isabella. The story takes place in 5 BBY.

Plot summaryEdit

Carrack bridge

Routine includes the first known depiction of a Carrack-class cruiser's bridge.

The Vigilant, an Imperial ship under the control of Captain Deyd Llnewe on border patrol duties, stops a Corellian corvette called Jaina's Light piloted by Han Solo. Llnewe orders Lieutenant Raprice to perform a Level One search of the ship but he finds nothing.

The next time Jaina's Light crosses the Vigilant's patrol route, Llnewe orders a Level Two inspection, as he is sure there is more to Solo than meets the eye. The inspection once again shows nothing suspicious.

The third time the Vigilant intercepts the Jaina's Light, Captain Llnewe, frustrated, demands a Level Five inspection, but his orthodox suboordinate, Lieutenant Raprice, counsels the captain not to abandon their normal duties on a suspicion. Jaina's Light is cleared to leave, but Captain Llnewe realizes that they have inspected three different ships, not one, and Solo is smuggling spaceships, not cargo. The Vigilant opens fire on Solo but he is long gone by then.

Background InformationEdit

There is a strong similarity between the story and an old parable about a man who is seen pushing a wheelbarrow full of some worthless material (sawdust in some versions, straw in others) away from the factory where he works every night. His employers, suspicious, search the wheelbarrow for something illicit being stolen or smuggled, and, when they find nothing, puzzle over what use he could have for straw or sawdust. It is not until much later that they realize that what he is stealing are wheelbarrows.

Roger Ebert quoted the parable in his "Great Movies" essay on Steven Spielberg's film Schindler's List, in describing how Oskar Schindler's Nazi masters puzzle over how Schindler's new factory scheme with Jewish workers is supposed to be making him money, and it never occurs to them that he is in fact, spending his war earnings to save Jews.

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Star Wars Tales
Tales 1: Life, Death, and the Living Force · Mara Jade: A Night on the Town · Extinction, Part 1 · Skippy the Jedi Droid · Senshi
Tales 2: Routine · Extinction, Part 2 · Stop That Jawa! · Incident at Horn Station
Tales 3: The Death of Captain Tarpals · Deal with a Demon · Lady Luck · Three Against the Galaxy
Tales 4: Moment of Doubt · A Death Star Is Born · Spare Parts · Sand Blasted
Tales 5: Yaddle's Tale: The One Below · What They Called Me · A Summer's Dream · Hoth · Lando's Commandos: On Eagles' Wings
Tales 6: The Hovel on Terk Street · A Hot Time in the Cold Town Tonite! · Fortune, Fate, and the Natural History of the Sarlacc · Junkheap Hero · The Hidden · Thank the Maker
Tales 7: Single Cell · Nerf Herder · Jedi Chef · Outbid But Never Outgunned · Force Fiction
Tales 8: Captain Threepio · The One That Got Away · The Secret Tales of Luke's Hand! · Death Star Pirates · Bad Business
Tales 9: Resurrection · Hate Leads to Lollipops · The Rebel Four
Tales 10: Trooper · Skreej · Nameless · A Wookiee Scorned! · Free Memory
Tales 11: Prey · In the Beginning · The Princess Leia Diaries · Tall Tales · Ghost
Tales 12: A Day in the Life · A Jedi's Weapon · The Revenge of Tag & Bink · Once Bitten · The Duty
Tales 13: Puzzle Peace · The Secret of Tet-Ami · Survivors · Stones · The Sith in the Shadow · Children of the Force
Tales 14: Apocalypse Endor · The Emperor's Court · Urchins · Tides of Terror · The Lesson · Smuggler's Blues · Mythology
Tales 15: Sandstorm · First Impressions · Falling Star · Do or Do Not · Slippery Slope · Lucky Stars
Tales 16: The Other · Best Birthday Ever · The Long, Bad Day · Kessel Run · Lunch Break · Heart of Darkness
Tales 17: Planet of the Dead · All for You · Phantom Menaces · Ghosts of Hoth · The Apprentice · Dark Journey
Tales 18: Number Two in the Galaxy · Payback · Being Boba Fett · The Way of the Warrior · Revenants
Tales 19: Collapsing New Empires · The Value of Proper Intelligence to Any Successful Military Campaign is Not to Be Underestimated · Rather Darkness Visible · The Rebel Club · The Lost Lightsaber · Into the Great Unknown · Storyteller
Tales 20: George R. Binks · Who's Your Daddy · Fred Jawa · Luke Skywalker: Detective · Hunger Pains · Failing Up With Jar Jar Binks · Nobody's Perfect · Problem Solvers · Melvin Fett · Young Lando Calrissian
Tales 21: Nomad Chapter One · Walking the Path That's Given · Equals & Opposites
Tales 22: Honor Bound · Nomad Chapter Two · Marooned
Tales 23: Shadows and Light · Nomad Chapter Three · Lucky
Tales 24: Marked · Fett Club · Unseen, Unheard · Nomad Chapter Four
Trade paperbacks
Tales Volume 1 · Tales Volume 2 · Tales Volume 3 · Tales Volume 4 · Tales Volume 5 · Tales Volume 6
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