early-mid 1978 | age 9-10 Here… how come Han says ‘Space Pirate’? Isn’t he a smuggler? I wonder where that originated. I mean, he may be somewhat criminal, but I don’t think he boards other people’s ships and robs them.
Blammo! The Action Really Starts
“Good shot kid. You’ll make a Spasce Pirate yet!”
“These Stormtroopers are crazy!”
Things are really hotting up today, comic fans! From here on to the end it’s pretty much non-stop blasting, explosions, gore and wise-cracking. I bet you’re not disappointed with that news. In the film, this is where the action really takes off.
In the this comic, Han’s captured mid-stride, blasting and shouting encouragement to Luke–who’s just blown an enemy trooper to pieces. That’s right, no neat laser wounds here; nothing short of blood drenched dismemberment. I suppose it’s inline with the Marvel version. And like the Marvel version there’s something more fluid and lava-like about the blaster fire–rather than the neat laser bolts that we see in the film, they’re almost like some sort of gloopy-napalm-flame-throwers.