Star Wars Adventures: Tales from Vader's Castle 3 is the third issue of the comic book miniseries Star Wars Adventures: Tales from Vader's Castle. The comic was written by Cavan Scott, illustrated by Derek Charm and Corin Howell, and published on October 17, 2018 by IDW Publishing.

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Back when Star Wars Adventures: Tales from Vader's Castle was first conceived, it was originally going to be set around the same time of the 2015 film Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens. As such, this story started as one starring Poe Dameron. However, when plans changed to set it around the same time as the 2016 film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Dameron was replaced by Han Solo.[2]

Cavan Scott's original intent for the issue was a story featuring the Nightsisters, but given that the story's placement on the timeline made that impossible, he opted to use Han Solo and Chewbacca as protagonists. One of Scott's inspirations for the story was Disney's 2013 hit animated film Frozen, as Scott's daughters loved such film.[3]

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At one point in the issue, Han Solo says that Chewbacca is 192 years old,[4] placing the story around the year 8 BBY.[5] However, the comic also references Solo and Chewbacca's mission to Ushruu from The Mighty Chewbacca in the Forest of Fear!, which featured the Alliance to Restore the Republic. Since the Rebel Alliance was not formed as of 8 BBY, it can be deduced that the "192 years old" line is incorrect.[6]

In responding a fan question about the matter, Lucasfilm Story Group's Matt Martin responded that respect to the Ushruu mission reference, it could be possible that Han and Chewie had more than one mission there, while Han wasn't really being exact about Chewie's age, adding that Han himself doesn't know even his own.[7]

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  • Bird (Appears in flashback(s))
  • Cat (As statue) (Appears in flashback(s))
    • Tooka (As statue) (Appears in flashback(s))
  • Rancor (Mentioned only)

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Amazon favicon.png Star Wars Adventures: Tales From Vader's Castle #3 (of 5) on Amazon.com (backup link)
  2. Juaco VTX7 (November 27, 2019). Interview: Cavan Scott. El Recoveco del Geek. Archived from the original on May 8, 2020. Retrieved on November 27, 2019.
  3. StarWars.com The Spooky Secrets of IDW's Tales from Vader's Castle on StarWars.com (backup link)
  4. Tales from Vader's Castle 3: The Briar Witch
  5. Solo: A Star Wars Story The Official Guide establishes that Chewbacca was born in 200 BBY.
  6. The Mighty Chewbacca in the Forest of Fear!
  7. TwitterLogo.svg Matt Martin (@missingwords) on Twitter: "If you're going to go with that, K-2 is a bigger issue. But two things: A. what if they had more than one mission to Ushruu? And B. do you really think Han is being exact about Chewie's age there? Han doesn't even know his own age, you think he's doing the math for Chewie?" (backup link)

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