Star Wars 3: Skywalker Strikes, Part III


Star Wars 3: Skywalker Strikes, Part III

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This article is about the 2015 Marvel comic. You may be looking for the 1977 Marvel comic Star Wars 3: Death Star! or Dark Horse's Star Wars 3: In the Shadow of Yavin, Part Three.

Star Wars 3: Skywalker Strikes, Part III is the third issue of the Marvel comic book series Star Wars and the third of six issues in the series' first story arc. The comic continues the events of Star Wars 1: Skywalker Strikes and Star Wars 2: Skywalker Strikes, Part II, and takes place between the films Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope and Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back. The issue, written by Jason Aaron with art by John Cassaday, was released on March 11, 2015.

The comic continues the story of the Rebel assault on Cymoon 1's Weapons Factory Alpha, as the Rebels race to escape from Darth Vader and his Imperial forces. Luke Skywalker destroys the factory and the Rebels escape aboard the Millennium Falcon, while Vader resolves to corrupt Skywalker and make him his apprentice. The aftermath of the assault is depicted in Darth Vader 1: Vader and the Star Wars 4: Skywalker Strikes, Part IV.

Publisher's summaryEdit


Plot summaryEdit

Book I, Part III
It is a period of renewed hope for the Rebellion.
The evil Galactic Empire's greatest weapon, the
Death Star, has been destroyed, and now the Rebel
Alliance looks to press its advantage by unleashing
a daring offensive throughout the far reaches of

Princess Leia Organa has led a covert team of rebels
in an attack on Cymoon 1, the largest weapons
factory in the galaxy. But after rigging the factory's
main power core to explode and rescuing dozens of
innocent slave workers, their escape plan was
thwarted by the unexpected arrival of Darth Vader.

Now the rebels must fight their way to freedom,
using the Empire's own vehicles as their means of
escape. And Luke Skywalker must remain one step
ahead of the unstoppable Lord Vader, who is
beginning to take an interest in the young rebel

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Marvel Comics Full MARCH 2015 SOLICITATIONS. Newsarama (December 16, 2014). Retrieved on December 16, 2014.
  2. Star Wars #3. Retrieved on February 1, 2015.
  3. Marvel Star Wars April 2015 Solicitations. Geekgusher (January 19, 2015). Retrieved on January 19, 2015.
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Skywalker Strikes: 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6
Showdown on the Smuggler's Moon: 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12
Vader Down: 13 · 14
Rebel Jail: 16 · 17 · 18 · 19
From the Journals of Old Ben Kenobi: 7 · 15 · 20
The Last Flight of the Harbinger: 21 · 22 · 23 · 24 · 25
Yoda's Secret War: 26 · 27 ·28 · 29 · 30
The Screaming Citadel: 31 · 32
Book VII: 33 · 34 · 35 · 36 · 37
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