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[The Rebellion]
Events that occur from 2 years before to 5 years after the Battle of Yavin.

[ Classic Star Wars: Volume 4: The Early Adventures ]

Graphic Novel published as
Classic Star Wars: The Early Adventures.
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[things from another world]

Comic Strip published 1979-1980 by LA Times; Comic Book series published August 1994 thru April 1995 as Classic Star Wars: The Early Adventures #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9
by Dark Horse Comics:

[issue 1][issue 2]

Issue #1Issue #2

[issue 3][issue 4]

Issue #3Issue #4

[issue 5][issue 6]

Issue #5Issue #6

[issue 7][issue 8]

Issue #7Issue #8

[issue 9]

Issue #9

The Early Adventures
Russ Manning et al.
Dark Horse Comics [US]; Boxtree Limited [UK]
Stories published as:
Comic Strips (1979-1980, 2004-2005)
Comic Book Series (1994-1994)
Graphic Novel (1994 [UK only], 1997)

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This book collates together many of the comic strips first published in the LA Times from March 1979 to August 1980. The original monotone artwork has been coloured, reformatted, and expertly retouched by Rick Hoberg, who worked with Russ Manning on the original strips. Relive the adventures that thrilled readers seventeen years ago! Experience the very first comics appearance of the infamous Boba Fett, dated prior to his debut in The Empire Strikes Back.
This volume collates the following stories:

  • Gambler's World
    Luke, Leia, Threepio, and Artoo travel to Vorzyd 5, a casino world that is funnelling money from the people of the galaxy into the Emperor's pocket. The Rebels plan to work with a high official to stop the cash flow. However, when Luke and Leia are jumped by stormtroopers, the droids have to try to save them and two other Rebels from the shadowy "Blackhole," while at the same time avoiding a group of droid-thieving Freelies. Following the rescue, Luke meets with the official - Vorzyd's President. The Freelies kidnap Leia and Artoo for ransom in the meantime, and a rescue attempt is interrupted by Blackhole. The Freelies and Imperials duke it out, allowing the Rebels to escape.

  • Tatooine Sojourn
    Luke Skywalker's recon mission is interrupted when he is sent to Tatooine to investigate a transport capsule crash. He meets a woman named Anduvil at the Mos Eisley Cantina, who tells him the real reason he is there - to crack an intelligence operation the Empire is running on Rebel bases. The transport capsules carry Bledsoe's disease to the bases, wiping them out. The Jawas are already spreading the disease, and the stormtroopers are checking them out, checking their eyes. Luke is accidentally infected, and his eyes become star charts - means the Empire uses to locate the bases (which is just what they manipulated the disease to do in the first place). They fight their way out of the Imperial base of Tatooine and escape to safety, where Luke is cured.

  • Princess Leia, Imperial Servant
    On the run from the Empire, Leia is forced down over the megonite-mining labor colony of Phelarion, run by the vindictive widow of Grand Moff Tarkin. "Lerna" is forced to work as a servant girl for an upcoming diplomatic party, and she learns of miners who plan to escape with some valuable megonite (an explosive). She manages to send out a distress call, which Vader intercepts. The party is interrupted when the stolen megonite goes critical. Han Solo rescues Leia and the miners, while Lady Tarkin is held personally responsible for her escape by Vader.

  • The Second Kessel Run
    Professor Renn Volz and his daughter Mira, scientists of Maw Installation, test the Professor's latest invention, the Ionic Ring ship, on the planet of Zerm. The experimental craft tames the planetís wild weather, ridding it of the killer storms that had rendered the planet nearly uninhabitable. The Volz's work does not go unnoticed, however; Captain Bzorn, a mad Imperial officer assigned by Darth Vader to locate and punish Rebel planets, arrives in orbit, boards the ship and takes Mira hostage. Bzorn orders Volz to use the Ionic Ring ship to ruin Rebel planets - or he will never see his daughter again. Mira is transferred to Bzorn's Star Destroyer, and the Ion ship leaves for a group of planets on the Kessel run.

  • Bring Me The Children
    While delivering pre-Empire era books to Harix, Luke is stunned to watch an Imperial raid go right past him to attack the school of Myoris, where the children are all kidnapped. Luke rescues one child (Myoris's son). Vader intends to use the threat of executing the children and teacher as a trap for the Rebels. Luke and company use drone ships transmitting false sensor signals to distract the Empire while rushing down to Harix to rescue the children, taking them with them into space. Vader decides it is time to give his personal attention to Skywalker.

  • As Long As We Live Forever
    On the neutral industrial world of Arda-2, Luke and Leia try to convince the business heads of how the Empire is using their T6 diodems to target Rebel ships. One Mag Doum, however, is a traitor who kidnaps Leia. Leia is taken to a hideout by Kiros, Doum's partner (who is heavily in debt to him), only to be rescued by his son Zon. Doum takes to space and summons Vader. In the subsequent battle of Ardans and Rebels vs. Empire, both father and son give their lives to cripple Vader's ship.

These stories occurs just after the Battle of Yavin.

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