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This article is about the 2018 Epic Collection. You may be looking for the 2015 hardcover collection.

Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Original Marvel Years Vol. 3 is an Epic Collection trade paperback that collects issues focusing mostly on the initial run by Marvel Comics. The Epic Collection edition was published on July 31, 2018.

Publisher's summary[]

The Empire Strikes Back! Marvel's classic Star Wars saga continues with the official adaptation of the second film in the original trilogy - and Darth Vader's ruthless revenge! In the wake of Luke Skywalker's deadly duel with the Dark Lord, the rebels' adventures continue - and a living nightmare stalks the universe! But can R2-D2 and C-3PO beat terrible odds to survive Droid World? With everyone's favorite smuggler lost, the Rebel crew is on a search for Solo - but Han will have to wait when the Crimson Forever poses a more immediate problem! And so will the Empire's latest, greatest superweapon! Can our heroes take Tarkin? Plus, rarely seen Star Wars tales from the United Kingdom!

COLLECTING: STAR WARS (1977) 39-55; EMPIRE STRIKES BACK MONTHLY (UK) 149, 151, 153-157; STAR WARS MONTHLY (UK) 159

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THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS
VOL. 3
After a failed attempt at repaying crime lord Jabba the
Hutt, smuggler pilot Han Solo and his Wookiee partner
Chewbacca rejoin their companions Luke Skywalker,
Princess Leia, C-3PO, and R2-D2, and find themselves
running from galactic pirates led by the devious Crimson
Jack.

As the Rebel Alliance searches for a new base of
operations safe from the prying eyes of the evil Galactic
Empire, the crafty Baron Tagge has plans of his own for the
rebels. Tagge intends to win the Emperor's favor for his
family and upstage the fearsome Darth Vader, but is
thwarted at every turn.

Meanwhile, Vader has finally learned the identity of the
pilot who destroyed the Death Star: Luke Skywalker. Under
the guise of diplomacy, Vader arranges a meeting with the
rebels and comes face-to-face with Luke - but before they
can resolve their conflict, the rebels escape once again.

Elsewhere, Jabba's underlings discover the remains of
Crimson Jack's ship, and blame the missing cargo and
stolen treasure on Han and Chewbacca - restoring the
price on their heads and sending bounty hunters after the
rebels. But despite the many months of hardship, the
rebels have finally found a new base: the frozen world of
Hoth....

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