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Silent Drifting
Attribution
Writer

Mary Jo Duffy

Penciller

Carmine Infantino

Inker

Bob Wiacek

Letterer

Rick Parker

Colorist

Petra Goldberg

Cover artist
Publication information
Publisher

Marvel Comics

Publication date

June 1979

Pages

17

General information
Era
Timeline

0 ABY

Series

Marvel Star Wars

Issue number

24

Preceded by

Star Wars 23: Flight Into Fury

Followed by

Star Wars 25: Siege at Yavin

Star Wars 24: Silent Drifting is the twenty-fourth issue in the Marvel Star Wars series of comics.

Contents

Plot summary

After Han Solo used some skillful piloting of the Millennium Falcon to destroy some TIE fighters, Princess Leia mentioned that Jedi pilots developed that same maneuver and she tells of one particular event involving Obi-Wan Kenobi. Kenobi was traveling as a passenger on a pleasure cruiser when he was notified by Captain Quasar that Merson pirates had been spotted in the Merson asteroid field. The Jedi used some quick action to destroy the attacking ships, but he suspected that the Mersons had been lured to their cruiser by a signal from within their own craft. The other passengers immediately accused Augustus Tryll, a known criminal, of working with the Mersons, but Kenobi was not so quick to judge without proof. As more Merson ships were spotted, he realized that the signal the pirates were tracking was originating from an innocent fermentation device on board the cruiser, and once that was destroyed the danger was defused.

Behind the scenes

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This is Mary Jo Duffy's first Star Wars issue. She would later go on to be the regular writer on the title beginning with Star Wars 70: The Stenax Shuffle.

The framing story takes place after the events of Star Wars 15: Star Duel, according to the notation on the first page. Aside from the first four pages and the last half page, the entire story in this issue is a flashback to a time when Obi-Wan Kenobi was an active Jedi Knight in the Galactic Republic. The first comic book appearance to take place in the Galactic Republic era.

Kenobi's looks hardly resemble Ewan McGregor's in the prequel trilogy. They more closely resemble Alec Guinness as he appears in Episode IV. In-universe, this may simply be how the heroes envision him as Leia tells the story.

One of the letters in this issue's letters page criticizes the comic series for making Luke and Leia "... act more like young brother and sister than sweethearts." Although the creators of the book didn't know this at the time, it would be revealed several years later in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi that they were indeed siblings.

Appearances

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Characters Creatures Droid models Events Locations
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Characters


Creatures

Droid models

Locations

Organizations and titles

Sentient species

Vehicles and vessels

Weapons and technology

  • Lightsaber (Appears in flashback(s))
    • Obi-Wan Kenobi's lightsaber (Appears in flashback(s))
  • Microwave fermentation device (First appearance)

Miscellanea

Collections

  • Classic Star Wars: A Long Time Ago... Volume 2: Dark Encounters
  • Omnibus: A Long Time Ago... Volume 1
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