With the destruction of the Death
Star, the Rebel Alliance has struck a critical blow
against the forces of the evil Emperor Palpatine. And
with the Senate dissolved and the Empire's main tool of
domination reduced to space dust, thousands of systems
have joined their voices against the Empire. After Darth
Vader's narrow escape from the doomed Death Star, the
dark lord is consumed with a desire to find the identity
of the Force-strong young pilot, who had fired the fatal
shot. For the young pilot represents the strength and
tenacity of this newly galvanized Rebel Alliance, and
perhaps, for Vader, he represents much, much more.
Darth Vader has commissioned a network of spies and
rogues to track down young Luke Skywalker, and one of
them has struck paydirt in the form of Jal, the Rebel
pilot who was forced to sit out the Battle of Yavin
while Skywalker destroyed the Death Star and took all
the glory. Drunk and miserable, Jal barely survives an
Imperial attack and realizes that information he has
casually shared might very well destroy Luke Skywalker,
and perhaps the entire Rebel Alliance!
Luke Skywalker hunts for the missing princess of Jazbina,
oblivious to the real reason she has disappeared!
The Rebel pilot Jal races to find Luke in the hope that
the Empire hasn't found the Alliance's hero first! And
Darth Vader prepares to land on Jazbina. Will the Dark
Lord finally have his long-lost son in his clutches?
The insidious Darth Vader has arrived on the planet
Jazbina, with devastating consequences! Having learned
that the pilot who destroyed the Death Star was none
other than his own son, he comes face to face for the
first time with Luke Skywalker! The planet's populace
stands ready to assist Luke against the evil Dark Lord,
but with an Imperial Cruiser over their heads, are they
willing to pay the price for defying Vader?