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The Empire Strikes Back:
Beginning
Attribution information
Writer

Archie Goodwin

Penciller
Inker
Letterer

Jim Novak

Colorist

Glynis Wein

Cover artist
Publication information
Publisher

Marvel Comics

Publication date
Pages

17

General information
Era

Rebellion era

Timeline

3 ABY

Series

Marvel Star Wars

Issue number

39

Preceded by

Star Wars 38: Riders in the Void

Followed by

Star Wars 40: The Empire Strikes Back: Battleground Hoth

Star Wars 39: The Empire Strikes Back: Beginning is the thirty-ninth issue in the Marvel Star Wars series of comics.

Plot summaryEdit

The Rebel Alliance has established a new base on the ice planet called Hoth, but an Imperial probe droid discovers their location and transmits the data before it can be destroyed. Luke Skywalker has been attacked by one of the Wampas and is taken to the creatures cave, but Luke escapes from its custody and, with the help of Han Solo, returns to Echo Base. Captain Firmus Piett receives the probe droid's signal and reports his findings to Darth Vader who immediately orders the fleet to the Hoth system.

AppearancesEdit

By type 
Characters Creatures Droid models Events Locations
Organizations and titles Sentient species Vehicles and vessels Weapons and technology Miscellanea

Characters

Creatures

Droid models

Events

Locations

Organizations and titles

Sentient species

Vehicles and vessels

Weapons and technology

Miscellanea


Behind the scenesEdit

This is Part One of the six part adaptation of The Empire Strikes Back.

The price changes from forty cents to fifty cents with this issue.

As mentioned in the editorial comment of the letters page, Al Williamson and Carlos Garzon each pencil and ink the issues of the comics adaptation.

Only small references link the ESB story arc with the rest of the series; otherwise we have no clue on how and when the Alliance colonized Hoth, what happened to Jan Dodonna and other original characters etc. Storywise, the ESB story arc begins abruptly

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Star Wars Year by Year: A Visual Chronicle, provided by Lucasfilm
  2. The Comic Reader #180, provided by Marvel
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