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Star Wars 24: Silent Drifting is the twenty-fourth issue in the Marvel Star Wars series of comics.

Plot summaryEdit

After Han Solo skillfully pilots the Millennium Falcon to destroy a number of TIE fighters, Princess Leia mentions that it was Jedi pilots developed that same maneuver. She recounts one particular event involving Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Kenobi, traveling as a passenger on a pleasure cruiser, is notified by Captain Quasar that Merson pirates have been spotted in the Merson asteroid field. The attacking ships are quickly destroyed, but Obi-Wan suspects the Mersons to have been lured by a signal from within the cruiser. The other passengers immediately accuse Augustus Tryll, a known criminal, of working with the Mersons, but Kenobi is not as quick to judge without proof. When more Merson ships are spotted, he realizes that the signal the pirates are tracking is originating from an innocent fermentation device on board the cruiser. Once destroyed, the Merson ships lose track of the pleasure cruiser and danger is avoided.

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This is Mary Jo Duffy's first Star Wars issue. She would later go on to be the regular writer on the title beginning with Star Wars 70: The Stenax Shuffle.

The framing story takes place after the events of Star Wars 15: Star Duel, according to the notation on the first page. Aside from the first four pages and the last half page, the entire story in this issue is a flashback to a time when Obi-Wan Kenobi was an active Jedi Knight in the Galactic Republic. This is the first comic book appearance to take place in the Galactic Republic era.

Kenobi's looks hardly resemble Ewan McGregor's in the prequel trilogy. They more closely resemble Alec Guinness as he appears in Episode IV. In-universe, this may simply be how the heroes envision him as Leia tells the story.

One of the letters in this issue's letters page criticizes the comic series for making Luke and Leia "... act more like young brother and sister than sweethearts." Although the creators of the book didn't know this at the time, it would be revealed several years later in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi that they were indeed siblings.

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Star Wars Year by Year: A Visual Chronicle, provided by Lucasfilm
  2. The Comic Reader #166, provided by Marvel


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