Star Wars 4 is the fourth issue of the Legends comic book series Star Wars. It was written by Roy Thomas, illustrated by Howard Chaykin, and first published on July 12, 1977 by Marvel Comics. The issue features the story "In Battle with Darth Vader," in which Obi-Wan Kenobi confronts his former pupil, Darth Vader.
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Plot summary[edit | edit source]
After having some difficulty escaping Imperial stormtroopers aboard the Death Star, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Chewbacca, and the rescued Princess Leia Organa meet with the droids R2-D2 and C-3PO at Docking Bay 327, which holds the Millennium Falcon. Obi-Wan Kenobi also arrives but is confronted by Darth Vader, and the two engage in a lightsaber duel. Vader strikes Kenobi down in the duel, but in the confusion Luke, Leia, Han, and the rest of the group make their escape from the Death Star aboard the Falcon.
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Continuity[edit | edit source]
- "Threepio! Have Artoo open the pressure maintenance hatch on unit 366117891!'"
- ―Luke Skywalker
In the issue, Garbage Compactor 3263827 is identified as "unit 366117891."
Media[edit | edit source]
Editions[edit | edit source]
- UPC 071486028178; July 12, 1977; Marvel Comics; First printing
- (No UPC); September 29, 2015; Marvel Comics; Digital edition
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Appearances[edit | edit source]
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Organizations and titles
Vehicles and vessels
Weapons and technology
Collections[edit | edit source]
- The Marvel Comics Illustrated Version of Star Wars
- Marvel Special Edition Featuring Star Wars 2
- Marvel Special Edition Featuring Star Wars 3
- Marvel Movie Showcase 2
- Classic Star Wars: A New Hope 2
- Classic Star Wars: A New Hope TPB
- Classic Star Wars Box Set
- Star Wars: A Long Time Ago... Volume 1: Doomworld
- Star Wars Omnibus: A Long Time Ago.... Volume 1
- Star Wars: The Original Marvel Years Omnibus Vol. 1
- Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Original Marvel Years Vol. 1
- Star Wars: The Original Trilogy — The Movie Adaptations