Saturday, May 2, 2015

Heavenly Body of the Week: Abuda-3

So, in honour of International Star Wars Day on  Monday (May the Fourth be With You), and coinciding with the opening weekend of Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron, we here at All Things Kevyn (aka, me me me) thought it would be a good time to include a planet from Marvel's Star Wars comic series from the 1970's/1980's. Which brings us to issue #8 of the Bronze Age series. Once the original film adaptation was over with issue #6, the story moved onto new planets and new perils. A couple issues later, and Han and Chewie found themselves teamed up with six fellow rogues and rapscallions. Maybe even a scruffy nerfherder or two. This new story arc also brought this gang to the planet, the heavenly body, if you will, called Abuda-3. Yeah, not a very sexy name, but then this storyline is often thought of as one of the low-lights in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. Personally, I remember really enjoying the story back when it first came out in early 1978 - especially the six foot tall green rabbit. Then again, I was just turning ten years old at the time, so what the hell did I know!?

Sure, Disney has since rendered much of the Expanded Universe stuff null and void, including this old Marvel series, but that doesn't mean we can't discuss it here. I mean, it's not like we are talking about those supposed prequel things everyone is talking about. I personally don't think they actually exist, but I digress. I honestly don't remember much of this story arc, other than Jaxxon, the aforementioned  big green rabbit, some porcupine-like dude, and some kick-ass chick in a fluffy pink and red bikini (those just burgeoning preteen hormones, ya know), but I'm sure it was quite good. Or maybe not. Who knows. All I know is I remember enjoying it, even if I don't remember what happened. There was a heavenly body though, and that's all that matters here and now.

That's it gang. See ya 'round the web.

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