Friday, February 3, 2012

Star Wars Annual #1 (February 1980)

Title: The Long Hunt!
Cover: Walt Simonson
Writer: Chris Claremont
Penciler: Mike Vosburg
Inker: Steve Leialoha
Colorist: Bob Sharen
Letterer: John Costanza
Editor: Jim Shooter
Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter
Cover Price: $0.75
Cover Date: February 1980
Release Date: November 1979
Synopsis: While visiting the planet Tirahnn, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia are attacked by a group of Catuman warriors acting under the orders of Kharys, the Majestrix of Skye. Luke and Leia report back to Han Solo who knows Kharys from his days as a smuggler. Han and Chewbacca decide to go to planet Skye to confront Kharys, but the Millennium Falcon is shot down over the planet by an Imperial starship. Luke and Leia are captured on Skye and brought to trial before the Supreme Council of the Highland Clans. Leia is accused as an enemy of the Empire but Luke is acknowledged as an ally, so the council decides to help the two Rebels. Han and Chewbacca are captured by Kharys and questioned about Luke. Luke and Leia along with their native allies attack the Majestrix's fortress and rescue Han and Chewie. Kharys fights Luke and dies in combat, freeing Skye from Imperial rule.

Source: Kraalo Archives, Marvel Wikia, Wookieepedia

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