To commemorate the 10th Anniversary of Star Wars, Blackthorne Publishing created a new comic book series chronicling the adventures of those heroes in that galaxy far, far away. First published in December 1987, Star Wars 3-D was a quarterly series that only had 3 issues.
The first issue takes place shortly after A New Hope, focusing on Luke Skywalker's return to Tatooine to find a new owner for the Lars moisture farm. Luke's search takes him to the Mos Eisley cantina where, after a barroom brawl with Ponda Baba, Luke hands over the farm to the alien smuggler Throgg. The second issue finds the team searching for the Rebellion, who have evacuated the Yavin Base. Han Solo suggests the ice planet Hoth, and the team goes down to scout the planet. The final issue takes place on Dantooine, as the Rebel's search for new supplies leads them right into a confrontation with Darth Vader.
While it may be easy to dismiss this series as part of the Star Wars current continuity, the character of Throgg was mentioned in Michael Stackpole's first X-wing: Rogue Squadron novel, earning the series its place in the mythos. It was revealed that Throgg was forced out of the farming business by Huff Darklighter, the father of Biggs and uncle of Gavin.
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