Galaxy's Edge 1 is the first issue of the canon comic book miniseries Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, which ties in to the theme park of the same name. The issue was written by Ethan Sacks, illustrated by Will Sliney, and published on April 24, 2019 by Marvel Comics.
A CALL TO ADVENTURE ON THE VERY EDGE OF THE GALAXY! THE COMIC TIE-IN TO THE THEME PARK! BLACK SPIRE OUTPOST has long been frequented by smugglers, merchants and travelers from every corner of the galaxy looking to make their score on the infamous black market – or experience the exotic thrills only the remote world of Batuu has to offer. Beings like the infamous DOK-ONDAR, a proprietor of rare and one-of-a-kind antiquities, thrive on the unique opportunities which abound on the lawless outpost at the very edge of Wild Space! But the evil FIRST ORDER has come to Batuu and the survival of the entire outpost is at stake! The road to Black Spire's possible salvation might begin in the past…with a job HAN SOLO and his partner CHEWBACCA pulled for Dok-Ondar. The newest chapter of the growing Star Wars saga begins this April with ETHAN SACKS (OLD MAN HAWKEYE) AND WILL SLINEY'S (BEN REILLY: SCARLET SPIDER, SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY) GALAXY'S EDGE — the riveting comic adventure tie-in to the theme park.
Meeting up with Dok-Ondar
- "What matters is that we don't lose our audience with Dok-Ondar."
- ―Kendoh Voss
While walking through the streets of Black Spire Outpost, bounty hunter Remex Io bought a Meiloorun Juice from 8D-J8. A kid ran by and tried to steal food from the Clawdite but to no avail. Remex told the kid that he would starve to death if he continued to do poorly when stealing. But at the same time a First Order shuttle came in overhead. Inside the shuttle a First Order stormtrooper sergeant told lieutenant Agnon that there are Resistance scum hiding on Batuu and that they will "smoke them out."
Back on Black Spire Outpost, Remex Io took the form of a human and joins the rest of his gang. Kendoh Voss reminds Remex not to lose their audience with Dok-Ondar. When the gang arrived at Dok-Ondar's Den of Antiquities, Dok-Ondar was displeased with their late arrival and wished to not have his time wasted any longer. Kendoh then talked about how Ondar has the greatest collection of "rare relics in the known galaxy." At the same time fellow gang member Wooro tapped on a container that lit up with a sarlacc named Simpi inside. Kendoh's gang all get worried, but the calm Dok-Ondar said that the sarlacc is a beauty and begins to tell the story of how the smuggler he hired retrieved it.
A smuggler's run
- "But Dok is paying a good amount of credits for this "bad idea.""
- ―Han Solo
Han Solo and his Wookiee co-pilot, Chewbacca, arrived on I'vorcia Prime to collect a baby sarlacc for Dok-Ondar. Han landed the Millennium Falcon in the I'vorcia Prime Preserve and met with the galaxy's biggest expert on sarlaccs, Doctor Genzhor. But Solo is met by Genzhor's assistant, Ooris, who led Han to the pits where the sarlaccs are located. During their walk to the pits, Ooris talked about a battle that took place on the planet, in which the Galactic Empire ravaged the planet's ecosystem but it was later turned into a nature reserve where Imperial officers hunted the exotic animals of the planet. When the group arrived at the sarlacc pits, Han Solo didn't find them appealing to look at, but then Ooris betrayed Han and pushed him into the pits, while the Dowutin workers stunned Chewbacca, trying to get him into the pits with Han. Han landed right near a pit and shot at Ooris. Ooris told Han that he was going to take his ship and its codes to escape the planet with enough frozen sarlacc spores to make him rich. Then one of the workers fell into the pits with Han but was eaten by a baby sarlacc. Another baby sarlacc jumped out from the ground to attack the smuggler, but Han used a stun stick to neutralize it.
Back on the the deck, Chewbacca managed to throw a Dowutin into a sarlacc pit, while getting thrown near the pits himself. Chewbacca was then attacked by a Dowutin worker, but he dodged some of his blaster fire and killed the worker with his bowcaster. Han told Chewbacca to retake the Falcon from Ooris while he fought off two baby sarlaccs at the edge of a cliff. Han dodged one of the sarlaccs, causing it to fall to its death, but before the other one could attack Solo, Chewbacca arrived in the Millennium Falcon to pick him up with a screaming Ooris dangling from the ship.
Back at Dok-Ondar's Den of Antiquities, Han and Chewbacca brought the sarlacc to Dok-Ondar. Ondar was reluctant to pay the Corellian smuggler and his Wookiee counterpart more than what one sarlacc is worth, but Han reassured him there was only one sarlacc that they found.
Present day on Batuu
- "There are some things even Dok-Ondar will not traffic."
Back on Batuu, Kendoh Voss told Dok-Ondar that they are in the market for something more exotic and handed a tablet over to the Ithorian. Still disguised, Remex Io placed a hidden cam droid on a table before Dok-Ondar told them all to leave. As they walked away from the antique shop, Kendoh Voss states that Ondar had taken the bait. Back at Dok-Ondar's Den of Antiquities, Dok-Ondar's assistant Tohago was surprised how a mysterious weapon could show up when it was thought to be lost, to which Dok-Ondar stated that they cannot allow the weapon to fall into the wrong hands.
- UPC 759606093557; April 24, 2019; Marvel Comics
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Notes and references
- Galaxy's Edge: Black Spire begins concurrent with the events of Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens, then jumps four months ahead to the Resistance establishing its presence on Batuu, and concludes with an epilogue set several weeks later, when the First Order occupies the planet and the Battle of Batuu begins. Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is also set during the occupation of Batuu and depicts the Battle of Batuu via the attraction Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. The Star Wars Book dates the Battle of Batuu to 34 years after the events of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, which corresponds to 34 ABY according to Star Wars: Galactic Atlas. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary also places the Battle of Batuu six months after The Force Awakens, which Galactic Atlas dates to 34 ABY. Therefore everything within Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge and any related tie-in media depicting the Battle of Batuu, or set between The Force Awakens and the battle, must also occur in 34 ABY.
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