The Han Solo Adventures

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The Han Solo Adventures -5 Years BNH

BNH=Before ‘a New Hope’     ANH=After ‘A New Hope’

The Han Solo Adventures #1 – Han Solo at Stars’ End
Writer:Brian Daley
Cover Artist:Dean Ellis
Format:Paperback
Details:183 pages – $2.50
Publish Date:April 1, 1979
Publisher:Del Rey
Han Solo was a trampfreighter captain, a smuggler and a free-lance law-bender when it suited him. Together with his Wookiee pal Chewbacca, he roamed the galaxy in the starship Millennium Falcon, owing nothing to anyone – human, droid or otherwise. if the Authority took a dim view of some of his activities, well, that was the Authority’s problem. Or so Han Solo thought.

Then the Authority informed him he would have to bring the Millennium Falcon up to certain specific technical standards. “Safety standards,” they had said – but Han knew better. He also knew a safe planet where Doc fixed up starships – no questions asked. Unfortunately Doc had disappeared. His daughter Jessa was willing to make the necessary repairs; she was even willing to provide the waiver that would keep investigators out of Han’s starship for a long time. All Han and Chewbacca had to do was pick up some undercover agents at the Authority Data Center on Orron III and then find Jessa’s father.

Unfortunately neither Han nor Chewbacca could foresee the incredible twists of fate that would pit them against powerful and ruthless enemies bent on their destruction . . . events that would drive them to a place of rocky desolation, an airless speck few star charts even knew existed – the ominously quiet Stars’ End!

 

The Han Solo Adventures #2 – Han Solo’s Revenge
Writer:Brian Daley
Cover Artist:Dean Ellis
Format:Paperback
Details:198 pages – $2.50
Publish Date:November 1, 1979
Publisher:Del Rey
There’s always work for a space-faring freighter captain who doesn’t ask awkward questions, and Han Solo quickly got a job that would pay him a cool 10,000 credits. It would also, he discovered as soon as he made planetfall to pick up his cargo, earn him and Chewbacca summary execution. The Corporate Sector Authority could overlook many crimes, but the slave trade carried with it mandatory capital punishment.

Thanks to the quick thinking of Blue Max, computer-partner of Han’s work droid Bollux, Han was able to turn the tables on the slavers and free their captives. But he and Chewie were dead broke, with not many prospects in sight. Figuring that somebody still owed him 10,000 credits, Han kept a rendezvous the slavers had arranged with their shadowy boss. But the lovely girl who kept the date didn’t fit his idea of a slave trader. And she wasn’t . . . Rather, Fiolla was a full-fledged officer of the Sector Authority . . . most of whose laws Han had already broken. Now he was in real trouble!

 

The Han Solo Adventures #3 – Han Solo and the Lost Legacy
Writer:Brian Daley
Cover Artist:William Schmidt
Format:Paperback
Details:186 pages – $2.25
Publish Date:September 1, 1980
Publisher:Del Rey
The fabled hoard of the mad tyrant Xim was beyond measure – it was also, as far as Han Solo and his Wookiee partner Chewbacca were concerned, strictly legendary. But the pleadings of an old spacebum who had once saved his life – plus the fact that a trifling misunderstanding had set the deadliest gunman in the galaxy on his trail, making a secret expedition to almost any place seem highly desirable – were enough to grab Han Solo’s interest.

But within hours of landing on the planet rumored to hold the treasure, Han’s beloved spacecraft Millennium Falcon was hijacked, and his party had to contend with assassins and an army of killer robots. This was no way, Han Solo felt, for a pair of honest smugglers to make a living …

 


This Story Collected In …

The Han Solo Adventures
Writer:Brian Daley
Cover Artist:William Schmidt
Format:Paperback
Details:564 pages – $5.99 US, $6.99 CAN
Publish Date:May 5, 1992
Publisher:Del Rey
Han Solo soars again — in this awesome trilogy of his extraordinary exploits. Ride with him as he rides to the rescue, narrowly escapes certain death, and foils evil in its ruthelss tracks!

 


Alternate Editions …

The Han Solo Adventures #1 – Han Solo at Stars’ End
Writer:Brian Daley
Cover Artist:Dave Dorman
Format:Paperback
Details:183 pages – $5.99 US, $6.99 CAN
Publish Date:July 1, 1997
Publisher:Del Rey
Han Solo trusts no one, and does no favors. But when the best illegal ship builder in the galaxy disappears, Han and Chewie agree to go after him. Their search pits them against powerful and ruthless enemies out to destroy them, and finally leads them to an airless spec of desolate space – the Authority prison planet known as Stars’ End.

 

The Han Solo Adventures #2 – Han Solo’s Revenge
Writer:Brian Daley
Cover Artist:Dave Dorman
Format:Paperback
Details:198 pages – $5.99 US, $6.99 CAN
Publish Date:September 30, 1997
Publisher:Del Rey
For a cool ten thousand credits, Han and Chewie will do just about anything — except transport slaves. So when a high-paying cargo shipment turns out to be a consignment of slaves, Han and Chewie have to think fast. Han forms a plan to turn the tables on the slavers and free the captives — and sour the skies for the nasty joker who set him up!

 

The Han Solo Adventures #3 – Han Solo and the Lost Legacy
Writer:Brian Daley
Cover Artist:Dave Dorman
Format:Paperback
Details:187 pages – $5.99 US, $6.99 CAN
Publish Date:December 2, 1997
Publisher:Del Rey
There’s a fabled treasure at stake and a price on Han’s head. So he and Chewie head for a planet rumored to hide undreamed-of riches. But once they get there, Han’s beloved spacecraft, the Millennium Falcon, is hijacked by a gang of assassins.

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