Allegiance 1 is the first issue of the canon comic book miniseries Star Wars: Allegiance. It was written by Ethan Sacks, illustrated by Luke Ross, and published on October 9, 2019 by Marvel Comics. The issue is part of the Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker publishing program, and it features the story "An Old Hope," which is set after the events of the 2017 film Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi.
BEFORE THE EXCITING EVENTS OF STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER! Hounded by the FIRST ORDER across the galaxy, the RESISTANCE is in dire need of ships, weapons and recruits to make a final stand against KYLO REN'S forces. Desperation drives a delegation led by GENERAL LEIA ORGANA and REY to entreat the Rebel veteran's one-time allies, THE MON CALAMARI, to join the fight — but decades after Imperial occupation enslaved their planet, there are those willing to stop at nothing to prevent another war from bloodying the waters of Mon Cala. A system away, POE DAMERON and FINN have their own mission: to hunt down a weapons cache on the remote moon of Avedot, unaware that they are being hunted by the most notorious criminal gang in the galaxy.
Attack on Tah'NuhnaEdit
A fleet of First Order Resurgent-class Star Destroyers, accompanying a Mandator IV-class Siege Dreadnought, arrives at Tah'Nuhna, an ice planet in the Mid Rim. Leading the armada is General Armitage Hux, who informs the leader of the Tah'Nuhna people that a Resistance transmission was traced to their planet.
The Tah'Nuhna leader informs Hux that they are neutral, but always help those in need. In response, Hux orders his ships to open fire on the cities of the planet. Before the destruction is complete, the Tah'Nuhna leader sends a final transmission to inform anyone who can hear that Tah'Nuhna has fallen under attack by the First Order.
At the Resistance campEdit
On the garbage planet Anoat, Lieutenant Kaydel Ko Connix receives the transmission from Tah'Nuhna and rushes to tell General Leia Organa. C-3PO recalls that the Tah'Nuhna provided supplies to the Resistance after their escape from Crait, to which Leia responds that they paid the ultimate price for their kindness.
General Jonato, overhearing this, informs Organa that the pollution on Anoat may have hidden the Resistance from the First Order's long-range sensors, but it may not last much longer if the First Order traced them to Tah'Nuhna. C-3PO wants to prepare an evacuation plan, but Organa refuses, noting that if the Resistance wants to win, they need more ships, more weapons, and more personnel.
Jonato updates Organa on current missions to achieve those goals, reminding her that Vi Moradi is searching for a more permanent base; Snap Wexley is leading a scout team to remote shipyards; and Poe Dameron and Finn are trying to acquire more weapons.
Organa decides it's time to do something she should have already done—not a mission, but a "friendly visit." She asks Chewbacca to prepare the Millennium Falcon for departure, and asks C-3PO, Chewbacca, and Rose Tico to accompany her, over the objections of Jonato. Organa also wants to have Rey pilot the Falcon, believing Rey will appreciate a break from scavenging for spare generator parts.
Rey, meanwhile, is fighting with an Anoatian pit beast. She muses to herself that she picked the fight with the creature, and is having trouble focusing as she attempts to use the Force to fling garbage at it and subsequently make a mental connection with it. The arrival of the Falcon scares the creature away, and Rey boards the ship, taking over the pilot's seat.
Finn and Poe's missionEdit
At the Wayward Comet refueling station, Finn is involved in a fight with a Dashade. Watching from a doorway nearby and wearing a cloak, Poe Dameron reprimands BB-8 for not staying out of trouble while Poe went to meet a contact. BB-8 beeps that it was not his fault, and Poe asks BB-8 to intervene. BB-8 trips the Dashade, creating a distraction that allows Finn to slip away and meet with Poe.
Poe informs Finn that Poe's contact came through. They now have the coordinates of a secret, decommissioned New Republic impound on the moon of Avedot, which is alleged to have a cache of weapons that were confiscated from pirates. Finn volunteers to get Norik and Oron from the supply depot and meet Poe at their shuttle in the hangar.
As Finn leaves, he bumps into a person and, distracted, does not see the person change shape to reveal himself as the Clawdite Remex Io. Io recognizes Finn, and uses a comlink to contact Kendoh Gang leader Kendoh Voss and ask about the size of the bounty on Finn. Voss, onboard a ship with Basso Mak and Wooro, tells Io to follow Finn back to Finn's ship and place a tracker on it. Voss then contacts a lieutenant of the First Order, requesting to claim the bounty on Finn's head. After conferring with General Hux on the Finalizer, who is pushed into chasing the sighting by Supreme Leader Kylo Ren, the lieutenant is ordered to authorize a down payment on the bounty and inform Voss of the consequences of their failure.
Arrival at Mon CalaEdit
The Millennium Falcon emerges from hyperspace at the planet Mon Cala, and lands in Dac City. Organa informs Rey and Chewbacca that they are there to honor an old debt to an old friend. As they disembark from the Falcon, they are detained by a security team composed of Mon Calamari and Quarren members, led by Nossor Ri. Ri threatens Organa and her crew, reminding Organa of all the death she has brought to the waters of Mon Cala, and asks why they should not kill her where she stands.
The issue was published by Marvel Comics on October 9, 2019. A Target-exclusive variant edition of the issue was published on Triple Force Friday, which was held on October 4. The Target-exclusive issue was included in a Star Wars: The Black Series mystery box, and it features cover art by Will Sliney and Guru-eFX.
- UPC 759606094158; October 9, 2019; Marvel Comics; First printing
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Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2
- ↑ Star Wars: Allegiance takes place after the Hosnian Cataclysm, which is dated to 34 ABY by Star Wars: Galactic Atlas, and the series also takes place before Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, which is dated to 34 ABY by a timeline shown at D23 2019. Therefore, Star Wars: Allegiance must be set in 34 ABY.
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