New on WookyWiki.com this Week (6/14/2021)!

Hello, Everywookiee! As you may know, we launched our sister site, WookyWiki.com, the Star Wars comics first appearance and key issue database earlier this year! We have been steadily updating the entries while chasing the ever elusive goal of a comprehensive database for Star Wars comics! Today, I figured I would start by updating you with weekly additions to show how the database is coming along! Last week, I decided to finish up entries for the year that kicked off all of Star Wars comics history, 1977! Check out the key issues from that first year of Star Wars comics publishing below!

As always, you can check out all these entries and more from the entire history of Star Wars comics publishing over at WookyWiki.com!

Star Wars #1 (1977)

First Appearance:

Darth Vader,
Luke Skywalker
Princess Leia
C-3PO,
R2-D2,
Grand Moff Tarkin,
Biggs Darklighter,
Admiral Motti,
Owen Lars,
Beru Lars,
Commander Cassio Tagge,
Jawas (species),
Stormtroopers,
Tusken Raiders (Species/people),
Banthas (animal).

CAMEO:

Wulff Yularen (background, unnamed),
Camie Marstrap,
Laze “Fixer” Loneozner,
R5-D4 (defective astromech).

FIRST COVER APPS:
Obi Wan Kenobi,
Han Solo,
Luke Skywalker,
Darth Vader,
Princess Leia,
Death Star,
Tie Fighter,
X-Wing,
Y-Wing.

LegendsDate Published:
7/1977
MarvelW: Roy ThomasA; Howard Chaykin

Star Wars #2 (1977)

First Appearance:

Obi-Wan Kenobi,
Dr. Evazan,
Ponda Baba,
Chewbacca,
Han Solo,
Greedo,
Luke’s Lightsaber (Anakin Skywalker’s Lightsaber, Rey’s Lightsaber),
Mosep Binneed (retcon)(Uses Jabba The Hutt’s name).

CAMEO:

Pondo Baba,
Cornelius Evazan,
Wuher (bartender in Chalmun’s Spaceport Cantina),
Moradmin Bast (Imperial general on Death Star),
Garindan,(Kubaz spy in Mos Eisley),
1047 (Stormtrooper from Zeta Squadron searching for missing droids in Mos Esiley)(unnamed),
Davin Felth (Stormtrooper from Zeta Squadron searching for missing droids in Mos Esiley)(unnamed)
Dannik Jerriko (male Anzati bounty hunter)(cantina, unnamed, background obscured),
Kabe ( female Chadra-Fan)(cantina, background, unnamed, back turned and obscured),
Nabrun Leids (Morseerian male smuggler )(cantina, unnamed, background),
Tzizvvt (male Brizzit)(Mos Eisley alley, unnamed),
Wioslea (female Vuvrian)(bought Luke’s landspeeder)

Note:

Jabba the Hutt was originally depicted as a yellow-skinned humanoid with white hair growing from his chin and cheeks. This was due to Jabba’s appearance not being final when the comic was released (in fact, not until the release of Return of the Jedi in 1983). The novel Star Wars: Kenobi by John Jackson Miller establishes that Mosep would sometimes travel under Jabba’s name, representing his interests, indicating that the Jabba from the Marvel comics may indeed have been Mosep.

LegendsDate Published:
8/1977
MarvelW: Roy ThomasA; Howard Chaykin

Star Wars #3 (1977)

First Appearance:

Shann Childsen (male human imperial officer aboard Death Star)(unnamed),
Khurgee (male human imperial officer aboard Death Star)(unnamed),
TK-421 (notable clone stormtrooper who was ambushed by Han Solo on the Millennium Falcon),
Pol Treidum (male human imperial officer aboard Death Star)(unnamed).

First Cover Appearance:

Chewbacca

LegendsDate Published:

6/7/1977
MarvelW: Roy ThomasA: Howard Chaykin

Star Wars #4 (1977)

Cameo:

Dianoga (creature living in Death Star trash compactor)(unnamed)

LegendsDate Published:

7/12/1977
MarvelW: Roy ThomasA: Howard Chaykin

Star Wars #5 (1977)

First Appearance:

Wedge Antilles (male human X-Wing pilot)(unnamed, claims shot into Death Star thermal exhaust port is impossible during briefing),
Jan Dodonna (male human Rebel general),
Graven Dreis (male human X-Wing Pilot) (Red Leader during Battle of Yavin),
Vanden Willard (male human Rebel general and tactical adviser),
BTL Y-Wing Starfighter (ship),
T-65 X-Wing Starfighter (ship).
Tie-fighter pilot.

LegendsDate Published:

8/10/1977
MarvelW: Roy ThomasA: Howard Chaykin

Star Wars #6 (1977)

First Appearance:

Tanbris (male human officer in the Empire, died on the Death Star),
Jek Tono Porkins (male human Rebel starfighter).

Named “Tono Porkins” in this issue, Porkins wasn’t given his name, Jek, until a 1989 roleplaying game sourcebook, Galaxy Guide 1: A New Hope.

Porkins also goes by the call sign “Blue Six” in this issue though it was later changed to “Red Four” in the A New Hope film.

LegendsDate Published:

9/13/1977
MarvelW: Roy ThomasA: Howard Chaykin

Star Wars #7 (1977)

First Appearance:

Azoora (female Wroonian),
Crimson Jack (male human pirate nicknamed “Redbeard”),
Jolli (human female pirate who served under Crimson Jack),
Pera (male Verpine priest of the Sacred Way),
Ramiz (male human farmer),
Sikurdian (alien species),
Verpine (bipedal sentient insectoid species),
Crimson Jack’s Battlecruiser (former imperial battlecruiser).

Note:

First Original Star Wars story in comic book.

LegendsDate Published:

10/11/1977
MarvelW: Roy ThomasA: Howard Chaykin and Frank Springer.

Star Wars #8 (1977)

First Appearance:

Serji-X Arrogantus (human male Swoop Gang leader),
Hedji (male spiner),
Amaiza Foxtrain (female human dancer, a pirate, a gunslinger, and a smuggler)(Black Hole Gang),
Don-Wan Kihotay (male human Jedi)(a.k.a. Hess Korrin),
Jaxxon (male Lepi smuggler),
Jimm Doshun (human male) (Starkiller Kid),
FE-9Q (tractor robot)(Effie),
Spiner (species),
Lepi (species)
Tractor Robot (droid type),
Cloud-Riders (swoop gang),
Star-Hoppers of Aduba-3 (rogue group organized by Han Solo),
Boltrunian (species),
Luke Skywalker’s scout ship (thought to be an XS-800 light freighter),
Peregrine-340 airspeeders.

First Cover Appearance of:

Hedji (male spiner),
Amaiza Foxtrain (female human dancer, a pirate, a gunslinger, and a smuggler)(Black Hole Gang),
Don-Wan Kihotay (male human Jedi)(a.k.a. Hess Korrin),
Jaxxon (male Lepi smuggler),
Jimm Doshun (human male) (Starkiller Kid),
FE-9Q (tractor robot)(Effie).

LegendsDate Published:

11/8/1977
MarvelW: Roy ThomasA: Howard Chaykin and Tom Palmer.

Star Wars #9 (1977)

First Appearance:

Merri Shen Doshun (human female),
The Old One (male human shaman),
Oncho Shen (male human),
Behemoth from the World Below (sithspawn monster),
High-Hounds (bird-like scavengers native to Aduba-3).

LegendsDate Published:

12/13/1977
MarvelW: Roy ThomasA: Howard Chaykin and Tom Palmer.

Of course, we can’t ignore the new development last week, Deathstick’s first cameo in comics, in Bounty Hunters #13!

Bounty Hunters #13 (2021)

Cameo:

Deathstick (female bounty hunter/assassin

Notes:

Deathstick is the daughter of the Nightsister witch, Shelish. She grew up in the Outer Rim territories and began as a street criminal. She gained notoriety through highly public assassinations of gang leaders. Deathstick had a run-in with the Empire which cost her the majority of her face which is why she wears the mask. She first appeared in the Kabam mobile game, Star Wars: Uprising.

Shelish first appeared in a collection of short stories by George Mann called Myths & Fables.

CanonDate Published:

6/9/2021
MarvelW: Ethan SacksA: Paolo Villanelli

That’s it for now! Check in next week for more updates to WookyWiki.com, the Star Wars comics first appearance and key issue database!

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