- "Well, picture that! Han Solo, last of the red-hot space-smugglers..., going soft over a girl not much bigger than a Wodanian wood-sprite!"
- ―Amaiza Foxtrain
Star Wars 9: Showdown on a Wasteland World! is the ninth issue in Marvel's Star Wars series of comics.
Han Solo, Chewbacca and the Star-Hoppers of Aduba-3 arrive at Ramiz's village Onacra, only to find it under attack by flying High-hounds. They repel the beasts, saving the life of a young girl named Merri to the great relief of her father, Oncho, the village spokesman, but their relief is short-lived as Serji-X Arrogantus and his Cloud-Riders attack. The Star-Hoppers valiantly defend the village from the attack, but not without cost, as FE-9Q is destroyed in the fray. However, Merri's grandfather the Old One, a shaman, dismisses the hired spacers' help and summons a large, mythical reptilian monster called the Behemoth from the World Below to handle the invading Cloud-Riders.
Meanwhile, Luke Skywalker informs Leia Organa that he has found a new location for the Rebel Alliance base in the Drexel system, but the transmission suddenly ends, and a worried Leia sets out to find Luke.
Roy Thomas was the writer/editor on this issue. Howard Chaykin and Tom Palmer were the illustrators, Tom Palmer the colorist, John Costanza the letterer, and Archie Goodwin the consulting editor on this issue. This issue includes a special pin-up page of Han, Chewbacca, Luke, and Leia drawn by Howard Chaykin.
In 2018, when asked if the concept of the Cloud-Riders from Solo: A Star Wars Story originated in the 1977 Star Wars Legends comic Star Wars 9: Showdown on a Wasteland World!, or if it was just coincidental, Jon Kasdan, a writer of the film, replied on Twitter that it was no coincidence, as when former directors Christopher Miller and Phil Lord settled on swoop bikes for the group, Kasdan found the Star Wars Legends Cloud-Riders when browsing Wookieepedia, and the name stuck.
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- Star Wars: A Long Time Ago... Volume 1: Doomworld
- Star Wars Omnibus: A Long Time Ago.... Volume 1
- Star Wars: The Original Marvel Years Volume 1
- Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Original Marvel Years Vol. 1
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