Star Wars #12
June 1978
"Doomworld!", 17ppg, $0.35

Writer, Editor: Archie Goodwin
Artist, Cover Pencils: Carmine Infantino
Artist, Cover Inker: Terry Austin
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Janice Cohen
Consulting Editor: Jim Shooter

CHARACTER
Featured
Luke Skywalker, Han Solo

Supporting
Jolli, space pirate 6 (attempted to kiss Jolli), space pirate 7 (with eye-patch, Chewbacca's escort), space pirate 8 (with sideburns, Chewbacca's escort), space pirate 9 (warns Jack of trouble on the observation deck), space wrecker 1, space wrecker 2, space wrecker 3, space wrecker 4

Villain
Governor Quarg, Crimson Jack

CREATURE
sea-dragon (both green and red variation)

DROID
R2-D2 (Artoo Detoo), C-3PO (See Threepio)

LOCATION
Drexel I

ORGANIZATION
space pirates, Stormtroopers (on board Imperial Star Destroyer), Dragon Lords, space wreckers

STARSHIP
Escape pod, Luke's spacecraft, Crimson Jack's Cruiser, Republic Cruiser (modified; Jack's original vessel)

TECHNOLOGY
sonic staff, electrobinoculars (single handed version)

VEHICLE
hydra-skimmer, wrecker city-ship

COMMENTS
Though both listed as artists, Carmine Infantino is primarily a penciler and Terry Austin is primarily an inker. The cover art is done by Carmine Infantino and Terry Austin and is signed by the two.
SYNOPSIS
Having just escaped from their sinking spacecraft in an escape pod, Luke, Artoo and Threepio watch the strange serpent rider direct the giant water dragons to push his damaged ship in some sort of salvage operation. Artoo suddenly notices three hydra-craft approaching from the opposite direction. The skimmers engage the dragons, which dive beneath the ocean, only to reemerge underneath the skimmer craft. The craft use their laser cannons to defend themselves and manage to drive off the dragon-lord and his beasts.

The remaining craft rescues the remaining surviving skimmer occupants and also notices the bobbing escape craft belonging to Luke Skywalker. They salvage that as well, and attempt to throw Luke back into the water in order to keep the pod and the droids. The young star warrior draws his lightsaber to defend himself as the crew attacks. Artoo helps out by spraying a slippery lubricant on the deck of the craft, causing a would-be attacker to slip. Luke demands to speak to the Governor that these crew members speak of, and they sullenly obey.

Luke is taken to meet Governor Quarg on board of a large floating city-ship. Quarg is about to execute the crew as traitors for losing two skimmers, but relents when he sees the droids they have returned with. Luke manages to convince the Governor that he has information to share, but worries that he may not be able to stall long enough to come up with a plan. He wishes Han and the Falcon would fly down to save him.

Little does Luke know that Han is being held prisoner on Crimson Jack's battle cruiser at that moment, under the guise that he is leading the pirate captain to the hidden Rebel treasury. While Solo ponders a way for them to escape from the red-haired pirate, Jack explains how he managed to salvage the Imperial Star Destroyer that they use as their base of operations.

Suddenly, a disturbance on the observation as Jolli defends herself against the amorous affections of certain crew members. She is angered that Princess Leia brought up strange feelings in her about men and how well Han can kiss.

The pirate ship drops out of hyperspace at the water world of Drexel and Jack pulls out a blaster on the Corellian. He claims that since the planet is a water world, the Rebellions treasuries could not be there. Solo tells him to take it easy, and to bring Leia up from the detention area and they can prove it, he silently hopes.


Related Issues
Star Wars (Marvel) #11 Star Wars (Marvel) #13 Star Wars (Marvel) #14 Star Wars (Marvel) #15


Trade Paperbacks and Alternate Covers
Star Wars Omnibus: A Long Time Ago... #1 The Original Marvel Years #1 A Long Time Ago Trade Paperback #1
Star Wars (Marvel) 12 (direct market edition)



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