- "My name is Ramiz, and I was selected to come here with the others to find... I do not know quite how to say it... a champion... a protector, so to speak!"
Han Solo and Chewbacca are hired by Ramiz, a moisture farmer on Aduba-3, to protect his village from a band of local thugs known as the Cloud-Riders, led by Serji-X Arrogantus. Han and Chewbacca hire six misfit spacers to help them with the task, including Don-Wan Kihotay, an old man who thinks he is a Jedi Knight, and Jaxxon, a rabbit-like creature with a mean disposition. Serji-X tries to convince Han to forget about his mission to protect the peasants and even offers him compensation, but Han declines.
The Star Words letters column mentions that between the three editions of the Star Wars comic adaptation in print at the time (the regular Marvel Star Wars series, the Marvel Special Edition Featuring Star Wars 1 and 2, and The Marvel Comics Illustrated Version of Star Wars) there were more than two million copies of the comics version of the story in print.
The storyline owes much to the Akira Kurosawa epic The Seven Samurai and its Hollywood western remake The Magnificent Seven.
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Organizations and titles
Vehicles and vessels
Weapons and technology
- 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
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ The Comic Reader #150