Anything in the comics, be they monthly series such as Star Wars or Darth Vader or Kanan: The Last Padawan, or mini-series Princess Leia and the upcoming Lando Calrissian are canon and forever part of the Saga’s lore.
That was made VERY apparent in the Wednesday release of issue six of Star Wars, which left most readers, if not all, asking themselves: “Who’s that girl? His what?!?”
To know more, read below, but do so with the knowledge that spoilers abound. What kind of spoilers?
BIG SPOILERS! ASTOUNDING SPOILERS! STUNNING SPOILERS!
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Han Solo is married. Take a moment. Let that sink in.
Han Solo? Married. Has a wife named Sana Solo and she’s been looking for that no-good nerf herder for the last couple of issues. Now, in No. 6, she’s found him and he’s not exactly happy to see her while Princess Leia is absolutely gobsmacked.
You know who else is feeling that way? Just about everyone ever always knew Han was a scoundrel during the events of Star Wars: A New Hope and throughout the original trilogy. But a married scoundrel? Whoa. Simply, whoa!
Sana Solo’s first appearances, shrouded as she was, led to feverish speculation and hope that she could be Salla Zend, who appeared in Dark Horse Comics’ Dark Empire and, conceivably, could have been among the first Legends-era characters to make the leap to Canon.
Only comic writer Jason Aaron, editor Jordan D. White, some folks at Marvel and the Lucasfilm story group, know what the long game is in all of this, but it’s sure to cause more than just a casual ripple among fans old and new.
Again, married. Han. Not to Leia. But to Sana. Man and wife. Sacred bonds. Til death, etc. etc. Pretty sure gallivanting and crushing hard on a Rebel Alliance leader and Alderaanian royal aren’t part of that marital compact. Of course there’s dozens of potential options for this to unfold: Maybe they got married like Doors frontman Jim Morrison, just not legally. Maybe they’re divorced and someone’s not accepting of that. Perhaps they were the Star Wars equivalent of common-law man and wife. Who knows?
And this totally refocuses the prism on the relationship between Chewie and Han, too. It was always the duo as an inseparable pair. Has Chewie been a third wheel all this time and we didn’t know it? There’s clearly so much more to come. Yet how it plays out will be interesting, given this comic is set between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. And it’s clear by the end of that latter film Han and Leia are in love. But is he still married?
Intriguing, to say the least.
Matt Moore has been perpetrating journalism since 1985, reveling in Star Wars since 1977 and reading comics since 1974.
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