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#ReadingRetroSW: The “Han Solo Adventures”

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"The Han Solo Adventures" by Brian Daley

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In 1977 no one had expected George Lucas' scar-chinned cabinet maker to be the breakout star of "A New Hope".

Despite the beautiful princess and space wizards with laser-swords the demand for more Han Solo commissioned the "Han Solo Adventures" written by Brian Daley in 1978.

Daley wrote "Han Solo At Stars' End" (October 1979), "Han Solo's Revenge" (May 1980), and finally "Han Solo and the Lost Legacy" (December 1980).

Since "Empire" had yet to reveal the scoundrel's involvement in an incestuous love triangle, the books focused on Solo's adventures before he met Luke and a crazy old man in a cantina.

Like all EU it gradually became paved over with future works. The new Han Solo Star Wars Story film will cover roughly this same period. It will be interesting to see if they pull out any references to Han and Chewie's adventures in the Corporate Sector with the Tion Hegemony.

The Droids you're Looking for....

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Since "Empire" had yet to reveal the scoundrel's involvement in an incestuous love triangle, the books focused on Solo's adventures before he met Luke and a crazy old man in a cantina.

Like all EU it gradually became paved over with future works. The new Han Solo Star Wars Story film will cover roughly this same period. It will be interesting to see if they pull out any references to Han and Chewie's adventures in the Corporate Sector with the Tion Hegemony.

The smugglers also traveled with two droids named Bollux and Blue Max. Unfortunately they suffered the same post-Star Wars slump as many actors. Bollux became addicted to spice and was left to reality show circuits.

Blue Max languished in obscurity until a supporting role in Marvel's "The Avengers" resurrected his career when he played "The Tesseract". Perhaps his involvement in Disney properties will put him on the short-list for future films.

Thanks for reading! On my next #ReadingRetroSW I will revisit one of my first favorites "Tales of the Bounty Hunters".

It was an excellent way to fill time in the fourth grade while others kicked a ball around. Even though it never fired a single laser back.

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