Thursday, January 28, 2016

Vader's motivation seems right, but I'm not sure about "Score one for justice."


So I was re-reading an old Star Wars comic, as you do, when it occurred to me that Darth Vader must be single-minded as all get out, or he would've had the Millennium Falcon shoved offa Cloud City after he captured them in Empire. 'Cause I'm pretty sure, even if he doesn't know who's flying it, he haaaaaates that ship. Vader must have been focused on getting Luke, or else he probably would've rage-hacked the Falcon into scrap himself.

Hmm. In-story, the Falcon has a pretty stock body, so I wonder how many innocent YT-1300's Vader had shot down...from 1979, Star Wars #23, "Flight into Fury!" Written and edited by Archie Goodwin, art by Carmine Infantino and Bob Wiacek. This issue, Luke and Leia escape from the gambling satellite the Wheel, but are happy to see Han faked his death a couple of issues back. Han does foreshadow the ship trouble that would lead to his next appearance, as well as to a running subplot in Marvel's adaptation, than he can not hang on to money for the life of him.

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