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Star Wars 26 is the twenty-sixth issue of the Marvel comic book series Star Wars. Written by Jason Aaron with art by Salvador Larroca, it is the first issue in a new story arc that features the character Yoda, set prior to Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace.[1] The story was published on December 28, 2016.

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Plot summary[]

Book VI, Part I
It is a time of renewed hope for the Rebel Alliance.
but the Galactic Empire continues to hold its
domination and has doubled its efforts to
eliminate any who would stand against its rule.

The Alliance's heroes, pilot Luke Skywalker,
Princess Leia, and smuggler-turned-soldier Han
Solo, have just succeeded in stealing a massive
Star Destroyer to deliver supplies to an ally planet.

However, their success does not come without cost –
Darth Vader enlists a group of ultra-dangerous
stormtroopers, Scar Squadron, to destroy the
rebels. Even though Luke, Leia, and Han escape
victorious, the stormtroopers, humiliated in their
defeat, vow retribution. In order to force another
battle, Scar Squadron turns its focus on its new
prisoner: C-3PO....

A Droid Under Interrogation[]

Aboard The Devastator, C-3PO is being interrogated, but the troopers of Scar Squadron find his constant barrage of information pointless and annoying. Worst of all? None of it reveals the location of the Rebel Fleet or their potential new base. Sergeant Kreel suggests scouring through C-3PO's memory banks, but Darth Vader orders him and his squadron to scrap the droid for parts, threatening a similar future for them if they continue to fail him. But before they embark on that, the other troops convince Kreel to send a message to the Rebellion that their "beloved" droid is in their hands, hoping to lure them into a trap. C-3PO assures the squadron that his friends would leap at the chance to rescue him.

A Resounding No From All But One[]

Back aboard the Rebel Fleet, Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, Han Solo and Chewbacca all agree that a rescue attempt would be suicidal, especially with the recent theft of a Star Destroyer.

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This comic book depicts the Delta-7 Aethersprite-class light interceptor existing before the Invasion of Naboo. However, the 2016 book Star Wars: Complete Locations states that the Delta-7 was created in response to the Naboo invasion.[6]


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Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 StarWars.com Adventure and Excitement: Jason Aarons Kicks Off an Untold Yoda Tale in Marvel's Star Wars #26 – Exclusive Interview! on StarWars.com (backup link)
  2. Marvel: The new Star Wars comics in December 2016 (2016-09-20). Jedi-Bibliothek. Archived from the original on June 11, 2020.
  3. In Star Wars 26 Obi-Wan Kenobi is Qui-Gon Jinn's padawan. Master & Apprentice establishes that Kenobi became Jinn's padawan when he was thirteen years old. Since Star Wars: Card Trader states he was born 57 years before the Battle of Yavin0 BBY according to Star Wars: Galactic Atlas —Kenobi became Jinn's padawan in 44 BBY. He remained so until Jinn's death, which occurred in 32 BBY according to Galactic Atlas.
  4. This issue takes place after the Alliance to Restore the Republic's victory at Yavin, which is featured in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 0 BBY. The issue also takes place prior to the assault on the Mako-Ta Space Docks, which Ultimate Star Wars, New Edition dates to around one year after the Battle of Yavin, meaning that it takes place in 1 ABY. Therefore, this issue must take place between 0 ABY and 1 ABY.
  5. Marvel Comics DECEMBER 2016 SOLICITATIONS (2016-09-20). newsarama.com. Newsarama. Archived from the original on September 21, 2016.
  6. Star Wars: Complete Locations