The Kenner Shadows of the Empire Special two-part series were tie-in comics to the Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire. The second issue depicts an attempt by IG-88 to steal Han Solo from Boba Fett, and the beginning of the Battle of Gall. The issue is recognized by the digits 527008.00 on the front cover.

Opening Crawl[]

Ultimate victory lies within the grasp of the dreaded Galactic Emperor Palpatine as the tattered remnants of the Rebel fleet desperately seek sanctuary and time to muster new allies.

A grim Luke Skywalker, reeling from Darth Vaders' revelation on the cloud city of Bespin, ponders his own destiny and that of the Rebel Alliance. Meanwhile, the search ensues for Han Solo, captive of the notorious bounty hunter, Boba Fett.

But Boba Fett has more than Rebels to worry about, for the price on Han Solo's head is high, and the rest of the galaxy's bounty hunters, including the nefarious assassin droid, IG-88, want a piece of the action!

Plot Summary[]

Boba Fett is floating through space carrying Han Solo (who had been encased in carbonite by Darth Vader), when he is suddenly attacked by IG-88, who has just jumped out of hyperspace behind him. After a short but heavy battle between the two bounty hunters, Fett realizes that his chances are slim as most of his ship has lost parts of its functioning. Making a forced landing on the Imperial Enclave on Gall, Fett finds himself in bar in conversation with fellow bounty hunters Bossk and Zuckuss. The pair try to convince Fett to share the bounty for Solo as another bounty hunter sneaks on a higher platform to assassinate Fett, only to be shot himself.

Meanwhile Luke Skywalker and Rogue Squadron move to attack the planet of Gall, trying to recuperate Han Solo from Boba Fett. For this mission the Alliance opted to use the services of mercenary Dash Rendar, much to Leia Organa's dismay. Lando Calrissian comforts her telling her that he knows Gall and that he gave a good account of himself on Hoth.



Notes and references[]

  1. Kenner Shadows of the Empire Special, Part 2
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