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After bidding farewell to their Rebel friends, Han Solo and Chewbacca set out to return to Tatooine to pay off their debt to Jabba the Hutt. En route there, they are hijacked by space pirate Crimson Jack and his gang of thugs. The pirates take the reward money given to Han and Chewbacca by the Rebel Alliance for rescuing Princess Leia Organa, but spare their lives. Forced to lay low because they can't pay Jabba, the two seek refuge on the planet Aduba-3. There they are hired by a priest of the Sacred Way to bury a recently deceased borg. Although they meet with some resistance from the locals who object to having a borg buried in their traditional mound, they do eventually find their way to the burial site. After completing that task, the two smugglers are relaxing in a local cantina where they are presented with a much deadlier one.
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Behind the scenesEdit
The unnamed cyborg that Han and Chewbacca help to bury bears a distinct (and presumably intentional) resemblance to Tharok, a villain from DC Comics' Legion of Super-Heroes comic, a science fiction/superhero series set in the 30th century. Roy Thomas, who scripted this issue, went on to write several issues of the Legion's comic book series in 1981.
The letters column, Star-Words, stated that the comic series would focus on the characters Han Solo and Chewbacca until George Lucas has a better idea of where the story of the second film would go. This issue's Marvel Bullpen Bulletins announced that Marvel Special Edition Featuring Star Wars 2, reprinting the final three issues of the film adaptation, was available at the time of this issue's release.
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