The Word for World is Death is a comic story which serves as the second part of a three-part comics series written by Chris Claremont, originally published in the UK's Star Wars Weekly 110–112, where it was named after the first part published in Star Wars Weekly 110. The other two original parts are "Unholy Alliance" and "A Creature in the Stars." It was reprinted in 1981 in the Marvel Illustrated Books collection Star Wars 2: World of Fire. The story was started in World of Fire and concluded in The Guardian of Forever.
The Word for World is Death continues the story of Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, and Mici Shabandar after they crash land on Alashan. The Rebels finally dig their way out of the hardened lava only to be captured by Major Wil'm Grau and his men. The Imperials are without a ship, and Grau agrees to search the planet together under a banner of truce. The team finally finds a destroyed Rebel archaeologist camp which has been working on an underground tunnel. The entire team decide to search the tunnel. Unknown to the group, they are being stalked by a beast native to the planet...
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