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  1. XXDarthSinisterXX Jedi Knight

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    Hello all.

    Welcome to my gallery. I hope you enjoy it.

    EIGHT AGAINST A WORLD!

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    In Marvel Comics' STAR WARS #8 Han Solo and Chewbacca are hired by Ramiz, a moisture farmer on Aduba-3, to protect his village from a band of local thugs known as the Cloud-Riders led by Serji-X Arrogantus. Han and Chewbacca hire six misfit spacers to help them with the task, including Amaiza, Don-Wan Kihotay, Hedgi, the Starkiller Kid, FE-9Q, and Jaxxon, a rabbit-like creature with a mean disposition.
  2. XXDarthSinisterXX Jedi Knight

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    Jimm "The Starkiller Kid" Doshun

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    Jimm "The Starkiller Kid" Doshun was a resident of Onacra on Aduba-3 who desperately wanted to make something of himself and get away from his home world.

    Jimm's parents were killed by high-hounds when he was three years old, and he was raised instead by the tractor droid FE-9Q.

    He always felt that the villagers of Onacra should have fought back against the Cloud-Riders, and felt much anger because they never did.

    When Han Solo was recruiting spacers to help combat the evil Serji-X Arrogantus, Jimm volunteered, hoping the opportunity would help him get away from Aduba-3. Solo was not keen on letting Jimm come along at first, but he was reminded of another cocky young friend of his, Luke Skywalker, and finally relented.

    After helping defeat both Arrogantus and the monstrous Behemoth from the World Below, Jimm won the affection of the beautiful Merri Shen, who had never noticed him before. He decided to stay on Aduba-3 with her. They later married, had a daughter named Hanna, and were expecting a second child.

    Jimm Doshun was created by Roy Thomas and Howard Chaykin & Tom Palmer.

    The nickname "Starkiller Kid" is a reference to an early draft of A New Hope in which Luke's last name is Starkiller.
  3. XXDarthSinisterXX Jedi Knight

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    FE-9Q


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    FE-9Q, also known as Effie, was a tractor-robot in the service of the Doshun family of Onacra on Aduba-3. The Doshuns were killed by high-hounds when their son, Jimm, was only three years old. Effie was left to raise the boy.

    Effie had a very strong personality. Although he truly did care for and protect his master, one could easily by fooled by what came out of his vocabulator. He often made cracks about Jimm, and claimed he belonged to no one.

    Effie joined Jimm and Han Solo on a mission to rid Aduba-3 of Serji-X Arrogantus. The droid was destroyed when he threw himself in front of a blaster bolt intended for Jimm.

    FE-9Q was created by Roy Thomas and Howard Chaykin & Tom Palmer.
  4. XXDarthSinisterXX Jedi Knight

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    Don-Wan Kihotay


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    When Han Solo was recruiting spacers to help him bring down Serji-X Arrogantus, Kihotay volunteered. The job became much bigger when a local shaman, the Old One, summoned the Behemoth from the World Below to also fight Arrogantus. Kihotay attempted to face the monster one-on-one, but Solo eventually took his lightsaber and was able to use it to defeat the monster.

    After the events on Aduba-3, Kihotay went to Telos to recover. However, the medical station at which he was staying was destroyed in a mercenary attack led by Beilert Valance, killing him.

    Don-Wan Kihotay was created by Roy Thomas, Howard Chaykin and Tom Palmer.

    "Don-Wan Kihotay" is a play on Don Quixote, a madman who thought he was a gallant knight in the classic Spanish novel, Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes. Don-Wan indeed looks how Quixote is usually protrayed: bearded, tall, thin, and wearing medieval armor.
  5. XXDarthSinisterXX Jedi Knight

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    Han Solo


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    Star Wars 8: Eight for Aduba-3 is the eighth issue in the Marvel Star Wars series of comics, and the second original Star Wars comic story.

    Han Solo and Chewbacca are hired by Ramiz, a moisture farmer on Aduba-3, to protect his village from a band of local thugs known as the Cloud-Riders led by Serji-X Arrogantus.

    This is a post ANH Han dressed in his Aduba-3 outfit.
  6. XXDarthSinisterXX Jedi Knight

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    Chewbacca


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    Star Wars 8: Eight for Aduba-3 is the eighth issue in the Marvel Star Wars series of comics, and the second original Star Wars comic story.

    Han Solo and Chewbacca are hired by Ramiz, a moisture farmer on Aduba-3, to protect his village from a band of local thugs known as the Cloud-Riders led by Serji-X Arrogantus.

    This version of Chewie is set during the post ANH era and depicts his look on Aduba-3.
  7. XXDarthSinisterXX Jedi Knight

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    AMAIZA FOXTRAIN


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    Amaiza and her twin sister Jodelle were dancers on Ord Mantell. A Twi'lek businessman named Quatrain Pudundruh became their manager. After working with them for a standard year, he sold the sisters into slavery to make up for his failing assets.

    They were purchased by the Black Hole Gang, a group of pirates from Delphon. Jodelle was killed in an accident during one of the pirates' raids. Amaiza decided at this point that she would learn how to defend herself. She was popular with the pirates, and eventually wound up leading the gang after killing the former leader, Kayso. At some point during this time, she made the acquaintance of Han Solo.

    However, the gang was wiped out shortly thereafter by the Galactic Empire, and Amaiza eventually wound up on Aduba-3.

    Solo ran into her again while marooned on Aduba-3 and drafted her into helping combat the evil Serji-X Arrogantus, and eventually, the Behemoth from the World Below. During this adventure, Amaiza met Jaxxon the Lepi smuggler, and they began a business partnership, operating out of Nar Shaddaa.

    On Nar Shaddaa, Amaiza rescued Jaxxon from Beilert Valance's associates, Fud & Dafi and other bounty hunters who were searching for information on Luke Skywalker, whom they believed to be Jimm Doshun. She gunned down and killed each of them but missed one who returned to Valance with the information they needed. She and Jaxxon then returned to Aduba-3 to warn Doshun and wound up in a conflict with Valance and several of his bounty hunters.

    Amaiza Foxtrain was created by Roy Thomas and Howard Chaykin & Tom Palmer.
  8. XXDarthSinisterXX Jedi Knight

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    JAXXON THE LEPI



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    Jaxxon was a quick-witted Lepi smuggler from Coachelle Prime. The most rambunctious of his family's thirteen children, he left his homeworld at an early age, after stealing an unprotected freighter. He made his way to Nar Shaddaa, where he began to perform odd jobs, quickly becoming familiar with the important elements of fringe culture. After a short stint as a mercenary, he decided to try his hand at smuggling, and he bought a WUD-500 starship, christening it the Rabbit's Foot. However, the ship was fraught with mechanical problems and he was forced to land at the shady spaceport of Aduba-3. Needing to acquire funds in order to make repairs, he accepted a job from Han Solo, and became part of the Star-Hoppers of Aduba-3, a mercenary force tasked with defending the small village of Onacra. After protecting the community from Cloud-Riders, the group was forced to fight off the Behemoth from the World Below. Due to Solo's efforts, the giant monster was killed, and Jaxxon was able to get the money needed to repair his ship.

    Later, Jaxxon paired up with one of his fellow Star-Hoppers, Amaiza Foxtrain, to help him in his smuggling business. Using her skill at gambling, the two eventually built up enough money to modify the Rabbit's Foot considerably, making it a formidable smuggling vessel. A short time after the Battle of Yavin, bounty hunters loyal to Beilert Valance, who were looking for clues to the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker, captured Jaxxon. The hunters had inadvertently confused one of Jaxxon's fellow Star-Hoppers, Jimm Doshun, with Skywalker, and knew that Jaxxon would know his location. After prying the location of Aduba-3 from Jaxxon, Valance and his crew went to the world to capture "Skywalker." However, Jaxxon and Foxtrain got there first, and in a carefully executed plan they were able to defeat Valance's men, leaving only him alive at the end of the encounter. Once Valance had realized his mistake, he fled from Aduba-3, claiming that the Star-Hoppers would never stop him from locating his quarry.

    Jaxxon was created by Roy Thomas and Howard Chaykin for use in Marvel Star Wars' Star Wars 8: Eight for Aduba-3. A large anthropomorphic bunny, he was created in homage to Warner Brothers cartoon star Bugs Bunny who often addressed strangers with the generic nickname "Jackson" in his 1940s cartoons. As a member of a band of mercenaries brought together by Han Solo, Jaxxon joined the group on a quest to free the local Adubans from the tyrannical Serji-X Arrogantus. This story, inspired by the film The Seven Samurai, was one of the earliest stories to appear in the Expanded Universe, making Jaxxon one of the first characters to be created outside the films. After Archie Goodwin took control of the storyline in Star Wars 11: Star Search, Jaxxon played a much smaller role in the comic. He was seen in a flashback in issue 11, and played a small role in Star Wars 16: The Hunter, before departing fully from the storyline. Jaxxon's abrupt departure caused some fans to surmise that George Lucas himself had asked that Jaxxon make no more appearances. However, this rumor is unsubstantiated and remains just a popular urban legend.
  9. XXDarthSinisterXX Jedi Knight

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    HEDJI THE SPINER



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    Hedji was one of the few Spiners that the Republic was able to save when their homeworld, Yablon, was destroyed by the supernova of its sun.

    He eventually wound up living on Aduba-3. When he heard that Han Solo was recruiting spacers for an unknown mission, he attempted to sign up. At first, Solo wanted nothing to do with Hedji, who did not carry a blaster, until he realized the Spiner could throw his razor-sharp quills at will. Soon, Hedji joined the rest of the Eight for Aduba-3 on a quest to rid the planet of Serji-X Arrogantus.

    One citizen of the small village they were protecting, the Old One, had plans of his own, and summoned a large monster, the Behemoth from the World Below to fight Arrogantus. The monster managed to kill both Arrogantus and the Old One, leaving the Eight to deal with it. Hedji was able to distract the monster from killing Don-Wan Kihotay by shooting quills at it, but was himself killed by the behemoth.

    Hedji was created by Roy Thomas and Howard Chaykin & Tom Palmer.
  10. _Sublime_Skywalker_ Force Ghost

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    Eeeee! I really like Hedji! He's cute!!! Is he supposed to be a mixture of Hedgehog and Porcipine?

    Han looks great too, and same with Chewie.
  11. XXDarthSinisterXX Jedi Knight

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    Star Wars 16: The Hunter is the sixteenth issue in the Marvel Star Wars series of comics. Beilert Valance, bounty hunter and droid-hater, leads his mercenary gang on a merciless attack of the Anglebay medical station on Telos-4. Issue #16 introduces Beilert Valance, Fud, Dafi, Slzzk, the return of the Star-Hoppers, and the death of Don-Wan Kihotay.


    MARVEL BOUNTY HUNTERS


    BEILERT VALANCE


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    Beilert Valance, also known as Valance the Hunter, was a former Imperial stormtrooper officer who, after a crippling injury in combat, was rebuilt as a cyborg and, after leaving the Stormtrooper Corps, went into business for himself as a bounty hunter. His hatred of droids, and his own half-mechanical nature, was incensed when he chanced upon information of an unidentified Human who befriended droids. In his search for this boy, his path crossed with that of the former Star-Hoppers of Aduba-3, until finally locating Luke Skywalker and his droids, R2-D2 and C-3PO. Rather than ending in a fatal firefight, their confrontation actually caused a change of heart in Valance, driving him to protect Skywalker from the Empire in hopes that one day the Rebels might create a society that had room for cyborgs like himself. His new mission brought him into conflict with Darth Vader, and he sacrificed himself on Centares to prevent Vader from learning Skywalker's identity.
    The character of Valance was introduced in 1978 by veteran comic writer Archie Goodwin. He was not originally given a complete name, but when Jason Fry expanded the Valance story for roleplaying purposes in his multi-part online article The Hunt Within, he gave the bounty hunter a first name. Convinced that Goodwin took the name "Valance" from the classic John Ford western film The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), Fry intended Valance's first name to be an anagram of "Liberte." He also named Valance's homeworld Shinbone, after the town in the film where Liberty Valance lived.

    Valance's confrontation with Vader was named as an "Honorable Mention" in the Star Wars Insider article "20 Most Memorable Moments of the Expanded Universe".

    I've used the face of Lee Marvin as a model for Valance. Since Marvin played the title character Liberty Valance I felt it was the only choice.
  12. XXDarthSinisterXX Jedi Knight

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    FUD


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    Fud was a Bounty Hunter who was an associate of the droid hating bounty hunter, Beilert Valance and often seen with Dafi.

    Fud had accompanied Valance and other bounty hunters on many droid destroying raids, funded by Valance himself.

    When Valance was searching for Luke Skywalker and his droids, C-3PO and R2-D2, Fud was given misleading information from a dying Don-Wan Kihotay about a boy and his droids that led them to Jaxxon on Nar Shaddaa. Kihotay was not referring to Skywalker but Jimm Doshun who served with Han Solo on Aduba-3.

    After capturing Jaxxon and torturing him for the information on where Han and the boy with the droids were, Fud and his associates were gunned down and killed by Amaiza Foxtrain.

    Fud was created by Archie Goodwin and Walt Simonson & Bob Wiacek. Because Jaxxon was a rabbit, Archie Goodwin named "Fud" as an homage to Elmer Fudd, a Looney Tunes character who hunted the rabbit, Bugs Bunny.
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    DAFI


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    Dafi was one of several bounty hunters sent to Nar Shaddaa in search of Jaxxon, who was a lead to Valance's bounty on Luke Skywalker, who Valance believed to be Jimm Doshun.

    After capturing Jaxxon and torturing him for the information on where Han Solo and the boy with the droids were, Dafi and most of his associates were gunned down and killed by Amaiza Foxtrain.

    Dafi was created by Archie Goodwin and Walt Simonson & Bob Wiacek. Because Jaxxon was a rabbit, Archie Goodwin named "Dafi" as an homage to Daffy Duck, a Looney Tunes character who was a rival of Bugs Bunny.
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    SLZZK


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    Almost as feared as Valance himself, Slzzk was a gladiator on the planet Loovria for ten years before joining Valance's crew onboard the Kill Switch. He wore metallic armor and often accompanied Valance on droid destroying raids. He was often in charge of rounding up the droids ready to be slaughtered.

    When Valance was in search of Luke Skywalker, he, along with Slzzk and several other bounty hunters were led to Aduba-3, after a misleading tip lead them to believe Jimm Doshun was Luke. When Slzzk led a squad to capture their prey, Jimm set off a stampede of banthas which killed many of the bounty hunters in Valance's crew. However, Valance and Slzzk were able to sidestep the banthas, avoiding certain death. With his crewmates dead, Slzzk tried to make it back to their ship only to be spotted by Amaiza Foxtrain who shot him dead.

    Slzzk was created by Archie Goodwin and Walt Simonson & Bob Wiacek.
  15. TheOnlyJediPrincess Jedi Master

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    Amazing work! I love Han Solo!
  16. XXDarthSinisterXX Jedi Knight

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    Sublime Skywalker and TheOnlyJediPrincess thank you for the complements. I hope everyone here likes my Marvel Era Redoux. I grew up reading Marvel's Star Wars comics, and while they weren't the best stories or art work I still loved them... at that time it was almost the only EU out there. I see a lot of action figure polls that are now including some of these characters but Hasbro still says no way because of the silly factor so I decided to give them a face-lift to show all that with a little reworking these characters can shine again.

    After all, how much difference is there in Jaxxon or Jar Jar on the silly meter. Wookipedia has a great Marvel section if anyone is interested.
    starwars.wikia.com

    Thanks everyone.

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