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Six Against the Galaxy
Attribution
Writer

Roy Thomas

Penciller

Howard Chaykin

Inker

Steve Leialoha

Letterer

Tom Orzechowski

Colorist
Cover artist
Editor

Roy Thomas

Publication information
Publisher

Marvel Comics

Publication date
Pages

18

General information
Era

Rebellion era

Timeline

0 BBY

Series

Marvel Star Wars

Issue number

2

Preceded by

Star Wars 1

Followed by

Star Wars 3: Death Star!

Star Wars 2: Six Against the Galaxy is the second issue of the Marvel Star Wars series of comics.

Plot summaryEdit

Luke Skywalker is rescued from an attacking band of Sand people by Obi-Wan Kenobi. Once Luke, Obi-Wan, and the two droids R2-D2 and C-3PO are safely in Obi-Wan Kenobi's hut, R2 plays a recorded message for Kenobi from the Princess Leia Organa asking him to bring the little droid and the critial information contained within its memory to Alderaan. Initially Luke refuses to accompany Obi-Wan on his journey because of his obligations at home, but upon realizing that his home has been destroyed and his uncle Owen and aunt Beru have been killed by Imperial stormtroopers he agrees to go along. They hire Han Solo and Chewbacca to pilot them to Alderaan aboard the Millennium Falcon.

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Behind the scenesEdit

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This is part two of the six-part adaptation of A New Hope.

This is the first comic book appearance for Obi-Wan Kenobi, Han Solo, and Chewbacca. The lightsaber makes its comic debut in this issue, although it is spelled "lightsabre," and has a pink blade rather than blue.

This issue includes the Han Solo and Jabba the Hutt Docking Bay 94 scene that wasn't finished for the film. (Hutt is spelled "Hut" in this issue, as it was in all official Star Wars material before 1983.) Rather than portray Jabba as he appeared in the filmed version of the scene (a large Human wearing furs, as played by Declan Mulholland)—which was never meant to be how Jabba would have looked in the film anyway, had the scene been completed—the likeness of Mosep Binneed, a Nimbanel seen in the background during the Mos Eisley scenes, was used. This likeness of Jabba was also used in Star Wars 28: What Ever Happened to Jabba the Hut? and Star Wars 37: In Mortal Combat. After Return of the Jedi officially established what Jabba looked like, it was decided to make Mosep an associate of Jabba, and the Nimbanese a species of Hutt servants.

Similarly, Garindan and the IT-O interrogation droid look different in this issue from the way they do in the film. As editor Roy Thomas would explain in the letters column of issue 7, much of the artwork for the early Marvel issues was based on an unfinished cut of the film with incomplete postproduction, so the Marvel artists didn't have access to many final images before their version went to press.

In her message to Obi-Wan Kenobi, Princess Leia states that one "Bail Antillies" is her father. Bail Antilles was later mentioned in The Phantom Menace. In 2007, the Marvel adaptation of A New Hope was released in a trade paperback and bundled with the 2006 DVD release of A New Hope. "Bail Antillies" was replaced with "Bail Organa" in this edition.

This is the first issue in the series where the traditional Star Wars logo on the cover has the "S" attached to the "T" in the word "star." On the previous issue's cover, they do not connect.

The original cover price for this issue was 30 cents. There were also several reprint versions, easily identified by "Reprint" in the upper left hand corner of the cover or on the inside indicia, or by the price and number appearing inside a diamond on the cover with no date or UPC. These "Reprint" versions were found in the bagged comic three packs commonly found at department and drug stores in the 1970s and 1980s. The first eighteen or so issues of this series are available in the bagged three packs.

In 1994, Dark Horse Comics acquired the rights to reprint this issue and the other parts in the adaptation.

In 2007, this issue was reprinted and included in Hasbro's Comic Packs along with a Governor Tarkin and a stormtrooper action figure.

Along with the first issue, this is one of the most reprinted comics of all time. It has been reprinted along with the other five parts of the adaptation in standard formats and also large treasury size and small novel size editions.

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Star Wars Year by Year: A Visual Chronicle, provided by Lucasfilm
  2. The Comic Reader #143, provided by Marvel


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