Classic Star Wars 11 is the eleventh issue of the Classic Star Wars series, published by Dark Horse Comics.

This particular Classic series were reformatted and colored reprints of the Star Wars daily newspaper strip by Archie Goodwin and Al Williamson from the early 1980s. Williamson supplied new panels and art to flow the stories for traditional comic format.

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Continuing with Dark Horse's popular reprint series, this issue Luke Skywalker encounters a menacing Darth Vader at the Iron Tower on Aridus, and a new friend posing as an old one gives his life to save Luke and the natives of Aridus from Vader's treachery. Meanwhile, a Rebel scheme for destroying Vader's private cruiser unfolds, with the legendary power gems of the Pirates of Iridium holding the key. Han Solo and Chewbacca volunteer to retrieve the gem, but don't count on being thrown to the wolves in the bargain!

As the liberated Night
Beast sets off to rejoin its
ancient masters. Imperial
troops attack Rebel weapons
smugglers on the desert planet
Aridus. Word from Aridus leaks
back to the Rebels about the
intervention of someone appearing to
be Ben Kenobi, and Luke and
inadvertent stowaway C-3PO set off to
the desert planet. They arrive on Aridus in
the midst of an attack on an Imperial hover-
train by the native Chubbits, and Luke insists
on joining the battle. The day is saved by the
ersatz Ben Kenobi, who has become something
of a hero to the Chubbits. "Ben Kenobi" however
is revealed to us to be an actor working for Darth
Vader's insidious purposes ... it's Vader's intent to
use the actor to lure Luke to him. Luke still unaware
that he's not traveling with the real Ben Kenobi leaves
for a fateful meeting at the Iron Tower as Vader arrives on


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