Tales from Wild Space: "Mattis Makes a Stand" is a comic story focusing on Mattis Banz that was published in Star Wars Adventures (2017) 4 on November 29, 2017.[1]

Plot summary[]

Learning new stories[]

While traveling through Wild Space on the Star Herald, Emil Graf had just finished telling his droid counterparts, CR-8R "Crater" and BB-00 "Boo" another story. Emil felt that Crater was being sarcastic when he told him he thought the story was "wonderful" but Crater told him that there was more important things to do while they were in Wild Space. Graf argued that stories are important because they can inspire great acts and inspire individuals to be heroes. He told Crater that stories inspired people like Mattis Banz who grew up on an orphan farm on the planet Durkteel who would do important things after the rise of the First Order.[4]

Stopping a bully[]

Mattis Banz was on a riding on a speeder with his friend, Jinby who was telling him that even though Darth Vader was big and strong, Princess Leia Organa didn't back down and protected her friends. Banz didn't believe the stories but was happy to hear them anyways as it helped the work feel like it went by faster. Jinby told him that stories were an important way to learn about the world and that they had lessons on how to be a good person. Banz believed he already was good but Jinby said that the only way they could know is if his goodness is put to the test. But Jinby was interrupted by the cry of Sol Charless who Mattis Banz thought was operating the splitter when he was told not to.

Banz and Jinby ran off and found Fikk who was holding Sol over the splitter with his leg. Sol called out to Jinby to help him and Jinby called Fikk a "bully". Marn had warned Fikk about picking on Sol but Fikk did not listen. Jinby tried to get Fikk to stop but he was not scared at all. Jinby asked Mattis for help but Fikk threatened Mattis by sending him into the splitter first if he took another step. Mattis Banz thought of the Rebel Alliance heroes, Princess Leia Organa, Luke Skywalker, and Admiral Gial Ackbar and all the other heroes Jinby told him in these stories they told. Mattis ran off into the fields instead, surprising Fikk and Jinby. But Fikk was about to continue where he left off.

Out in the fields, Mattis Banz was using the tools around him to create a hemmel reaper. Screaming, he charge out of the fields, scaring Fikk and making him drop Sol. Jinby caught Sol before he could hit the ground and Banz chased Fikk throughout the fields. Banz shouted to Fikk to stop being a bully and Fikk told him that he would pay for this.

Back on the Star Herald, Emil Graf summed up the story by telling Crater that if Mattis had not heard these stories he may have not had the courage to do his heroic acts and that you'll never know who is listening to these stories.


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Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 IDW Star Wars Adventures #4 on IDW Publishing's official website (backup link)
  2. TwitterLogo Comics with Kenobi (@ComicsWthKenobi) on Twitter: "Just a friendly reminder that #StarWarsAdventures #4 will be released Nov. 29, not Nov. 15, according to IDW. #StarWars #comics" (content obsolete and backup link not available)
  3. As shown in "The Lost Stories, Part 3," the events of all the Star Wars Adventures: Tales from Wild Space comics are set a relatively short time apart. "Tales from Wild Space: The Best Pet" depicts CR-8R being aware of the events following those of Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi, and "The Lost Stories, Part 1" features the First Order. The Star Wars Book places The Last Jedi thirty-four years after the events of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope and the fall of the First Order thirty-five years after A New Hope, which, according to Star Wars: Galactic Atlas, corresponds to 34 ABY and 35 ABY, respectively. Therefore, the Star Wars Adventures: Tales from Wild Space comics must take place at some point between those years.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Tales from Wild Space: "Mattis Makes a Stand" takes place concurrently with Join the Resistance, which takes place shortly before Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 34 ABY.