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The Empire Strikes
Attribution information
Writer

Archie Goodwin

Penciller

Carmine Infantino

Inker

Gene Day

Letterer

Rick Parker

Colorist

Janice Cohen

Cover artist
Publication information
Publisher

Marvel Comics

Publication date
Pages

17

General information
Era

Rebellion era

Timeline

0 ABY

Series

Marvel Star Wars

Issue number

18

Preceded by

Star Wars 17: Crucible

Followed by

Star Wars 19: The Ultimate Gamble

Star Wars 18: The Empire Strikes is the eighteenth issue in the Marvel Star Wars series of comics.

Plot summaryEdit

While training on board the Millennium Falcon, Luke Skywalker falls into a deep and mysterious trance. As Han Solo, Leia Organa, and Chewbacca pilot the Falcon toward medical help, they stumble across the remains of a House of Tagge merchant ship. They discover a surviving Rebel soldier who tells them that the Tagge ship was actually attacked by Imperials, but was made to look like it was Rebels who destroyed the civilian craft. The Imperial cruiser of Commander Strom soon arrives on the scene intending to capture the Falcon and her crew, but Han pilots their escape to the relative safety of The Wheel. Strom sends his troops to follow, but soon hears from the Wheel administrator Simon Greyshade who reminds the Imperial commander that the Wheel is supposed to be free of interference from the Empire. Strom then claims that these Rebels are responsible for the attack on the House of Tagge ship which was carrying profits from the Wheel, at which point Greyshade relents and allows the Imperials onto the Wheel's lower levels to catch the Rebels.

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Characters

Droid models

Locations

Organizations and titles

Sentient species

Vehicles and vessels

Weapons and technology

Miscellanea


DevelopmentEdit

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This issue Introduces The Wheel, Commander Strom & Senator Simon Greyshade.

This is the first issue since the adaptation of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope where Imperials have made an appearance in the comic series; said Imperial officers don't wear the characteristic Imperial caps, against their invariable appearance in all later sources.

This issue is also unique in that the phrase "The Empire Strikes" appears on the cover. Star Wars Insider later made reference to its somewhat prophetic nature.[2]

CollectionsEdit


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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. The Comic Reader #160
  2. SWInsider small "Comic Marvels"—Star Wars Insider 91
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