Han Solo and Chewbacca are hired by Ramiz, a moisture farmer on Aduba-3, to protect his village from a band of local thugs known as the Cloud-Riders led by Serji-X Arrogantus. Han and Chewbacca hire six misfit spacers to help them with the task, including Don-Wan Kihotay, an old man who thinks he is a Jedi Knight, and Jaxxon, a rabbit-like creature with a mean disposition. Serji-X tries to convince Han to forget about his mission to protect the peasants and even offers him compensation, but Han declines. Meanwhile, on Yavin 4, Luke Skywalker, C-3PO and R2-D2 leave in a scout ship to search for a location for the new Rebel Alliance base.
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Behind the scenes
Roy Thomas was the writer/editor on this issue. Howard Chaykin was the artist on this issue. Tom Palmer was the embellisher/colorist on this issue. Archie Goodwin was the consulting editor on this issue.
The Star Words letters column mentions that between the three editions of the Star Wars comic adaptation in print at the time (the regular Marvel Star Wars series, the Marvel Special Edition Featuring Star Wars 1 and 2, and The Marvel Comics Illustrated Version of Star Wars) there were more than two million copies of the comics version of the story in print.