A young human orphan from Corellia, who grew up to be galaxies' most notorious smuggler, Han Solo used to work for Jabba the Hutt
after finishing the Kessel Run within twelve parsecs. He mostly hangs out with his Wookiee best-bud Chewbacca
, who is also his first mate aboard the Millennium Falcon ship and has a friendly rivalry going on with fellow smuggler Lando Calrissian
. His life was completely changed when he agreed to take young Luke Skywalker
, veteran Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi
and their droids R2-D2 and C-3PO to Alderaan system for a pretty hefty payment.
Solo lost his parents in a very early age and rose by pirate Garris Shrike along with his crew before he finally escaped as a teen. From then, Han started out as an outlaw smuggler, working for his own interests. He had a short history with Bria Tharen of the Rebel Alliance until she left him for the sake of her duties. When he saved a Wookiee named Chewbacca
from the internment of an Imperial officer, it became his closest ally and swore a life debt to the outlaw. The Millennium Falcon actually belonged to Lando, which Han won in a gamble and used for his future endeavors.
A New Hope
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Solo and Chewbacca
were at Cantina looking for some ways to pay off his debts to Jabba or he is in trouble. When former Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi
approached him for a safe passage to the Alderaan system with Luke Skywalker
and the droids, Han charged them more than his usual. Surprisingly, Obi-Wan raised his bid before leaving the place, offering more than what was asked for and that made Han quickly accept the job. Seeing a way to finally pay Jabba the Hutt
, he sends Chewbacca
to get the ship ready. Before leaving the Cantina, Solo came across bounty hunter Greedo and shot him first.
He soon is confronted by Jabba with his bounty hunter Boba Fett
and barely managed to convince them to let him go so he can repay the Hutt. As they were about to leave, Stormtroopers shot at them but Solo ditched them and two Imperial Star Destroyers as they jumped into hyperspace. Although, a non-believer of the Force, Han witnessed its power when he saw Obi-Wan training Luke but still remained skeptical. The band reached to Alderaan systems when it was already destroyed and discovered the Imperial space station, Death Star, which pulled them in.
ordered the Stormtroopers to search the ship and Han Solo
took them down to go looking for Princess Leia
in their guise with Luke. After rescuing Princess Leia Organa, he eventually got involved with the Rebellion to oppose The Empire. Obi-Wan sacrifice himself in a lightsaber duel with Vader so that they could escape in Millennium Falcon to Yavin IV. Although Han wanted to leave right away after collecting his payment, he eventually fought alongside the rebels in the Battle of Yavin before Luke destroyed the Death Star for the Rebellion.
The Empire Strikes Back
Three years after blowing up the Death Star, the Rebellion has moved to ice planet of Hoth and Han Solo
goes looking for a missing Luke. He finds Luke unconscious and managed to rescue him after keeping his friend from freezing to death. Upon convinced by bounty hunter Ord Mantell, Han finally decides to pay his debt to Jabba the Hutt
but Princess Leia
thought he was leaving and requests him to stay with the rebels. Han thought Leia romantic feelings, which resulted in a heated conversation.
found and destroyed one of the probe droids employed by Vader but by then, it has managed to inform Imperial fleet about the rebels. Darth Vader
heads toward Hoth with reinforcements and the rebels attempt to retreat beyond outer rim. When the Sith Lord arrived on Hoth, Leia is rescued by Han and escaped in Millennium Falcon alongside C-3PO and Chewbacca
. Aboard the ship, Han and Leia shared a passionate kiss before ditching the Imperial fleet into an asteroid field.
Unable to make a hyperspace jump, Han Solo
land on an asteroid to repair the ship but the threat of space slug Exogorth forced them to flee to Cloud City. There, Han and his group are welcomed by his old friend Lando Calrissian
, who runs the place. Meanwhile, Vader summons a few bounty hunters to bring the Millennium Falcon to him and Boba Fett
eventually tracks them to Cloud City. Lando lured Han, Leia and Chewbacca
to a room where Darth Vader
was already waiting for them. Since he planned to put Luke into suspended animation, Vader froze Han in carbonite and handed him over to Boba Fett
Return of the Jedi
Frozen in carbonite, Han Solo
is taken to Jabba's Palace by bounty hunter Boba Fett
and Jabba the Hutt
kept him as his most favorite trophy. Following his previous battle with Darth Vader
, Luke Skywalker
and his friends came to rescue Han from captivity. Whatever ruse he tried with Jabba didn't quite catch on and upon discovering that they all are here to free Han, he condemned them to Sarlacc pit. Han was still experiencing temporary blindness because of the hibernation and in the ensuing chaos; he shot Fett's jetpack, sending him into Sarlacc.
Back at his feet, Han joined forces with the rebellion once again and by this time, The Empire has already built the second Death Star. Han became General Solo during the Battle of Endor and led the rebels to blow up the shield generator of Imperial super-weapon. On the forest moon of Endor, their group had a run-in with Ewoks tribe, who eventually helped the rebels in their mission. Seeing the strong resolve of his son for him, Vader manages to kill Darth Sidious
to save Luke and following the destruction of the second Death Star, Han and Leia finally reunites.
The Force Awakens
Galactic Empire has fallen thirty years ago and now The First Order is menacing the galaxy, while General Leia Organa oppose them with the Resistance at her side. An elderly Han Solo and Chewbacca pulled the Millennium Falcon with a tractor beam after finding it on Jakku, only to discover scavenger Rey, former First Order Stormtrooper Finn and droid unit BB-8 inside his ship. These three were running from Imperial Troops looking for the droid, who now has the map leading to the location of self-exiled Jedi Master Luke Skywalker, whom both the The First Order and Leia is looking for.
Han and Leia had a son named Ben Solo, a Force-sensitive child who was sent to the newly built Jedi Temple of Luke Skywalker to train with him. However, the boy was seduced by Supreme Leader Snoke of the First Order to the dark side and he ultimately became a Sith Lord named Kylo Ren. Han then went back to smuggling and returns years later to help the Resistance take down the First Order after coming to meet Leia. With Chewbacca, Finn and Rey, Solo goes to his final mission at Starkiller Base, where he confronts his son to reach out to him only to be stabbed by a lightsaber and fall to his death.
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Here is your links to buy "Han Solo
" comics from Dark Horse Comics
and Marvel Comics
Star Wars – Episode IV – A New Hope
Star Wars – Princess Leia
Smuggler's Run – A Han Solo & Chewbacca Adventure
Star Wars – Skywalker Strikes (Softcover)
Star Wars – Skywalker Strikes (Hardcover)
Star Wars – Showdown on the Smuggler's Moon
Star Wars – Vader Down
Star Wars – Rebel Jail
Star Wars – The Last Flight of the Harbinger
Star Wars – Yoda's Secret War
Star Wars – The Screaming Citadel
Star Wars – Han Solo
Star Wars – Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars – Episode VI – Return of the Jedi
Star Wars – The Force Awakens – Shattered Empire (Softcover)
Star Wars – The Force Awakens – Shattered Empire (Hardcover)
Star Wars – The Force Awakens Adaptation
A fictional non-jedi human from Star Wars
universe and a prominent figure of original trilogy, Han Solo
was created by filmmaker George Lucas
and portrayed by actor Harrison Ford
, when he first appeared on Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
in 1977. Even though he was created as a loner, he was associated with popular characters like Chewbacca
, Lando Calrissian
, Luke Skywalker
and Princess Leia
. Han was also unknowingly responsible for the predicament of notorious bounty hunter Boba Fett
during their final confrontation at Sarlacc's pit, while making an escape from his captor Jabba the Hutt
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On publications, both Dark Horse Comics
and Marvel Comics
have published many issue featuring Han Solo
contributed by popular comic-book creators Greg Rucka
), Jason Aaron
, Incredible Hulk
), Kieron Gillen
, Young Avengers
), Leinil Francis Yu
, Secret Invasion
), Mike Deodato Jr.
, Secret Avengers
), Salvador Larroca
, Ghost Rider
) and Stuart Immonen
). Han Solo
is also the father of young Ben Solo who grew up to be a ruthless Sith Lord named Kylo Ren
. In live-action films, Solo's last appearance was in 2015's Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
, which also marks the debut of Kylo Ren
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