Classic Marvel Star Wars Comics #10: Behemoth From The World Below

by Skywalking Through Neverland

Skywalking Through Neverland teams up with Star Wars Artist Randy Martinez to talk Classic Marvel Star Wars  Comics from the 70s and 80s. This time, it’s issue #1, “Behemoth From The World Below”

What did Sarah Richard and Randy think of issue 10, Behemoth From The World Below? “Beh?”

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Show Notes

“At last! Beyond The Movie! Beyond the Galaxy!” reads the cover of each issue of the Marvel Star Wars comics from 1977 and beyond. Richard, Sarah and Star Wars artist Randy Martinez dive into these classic Marvel Star Wars comics from the 1970s and 1980s.

In this episode we look at Star Wars #10: ’Behemoth From The World Below!’ A Behemoth ravages the town, characters die rather gruesomely, Jaxxon has a moment, and we get to see something miraculous happen before it really happens in The Empire Strikes Back. What could it be??

But first, Randy Martinez remembers Kenny Baker (R2-D2) with a great story about that time he spent an evening over at Kenny Baker’s house. It’s true. All of it. 

Let’s dive in to this issue.


Issue Information

Title: “Behemoth From The World Below”

Release Date: January 10, 1978

Writer: Roy Thomas and Howard Chaykin

Script Writer: Don Glut

Illustrator: Howard Chaykin

Synopsis: The giant reptilian Behemoth has been summoned! Serji-X Arrogantus, the leader of the Cloud-Riders, knows that he and his men have no chance against the beast, and he also realizes that the behemoth is being controlled by the village’s old shaman. The situation gets out of control causing the monster to run amok.

Meanwhile, Leia Organa searches the Drexel system for Luke Skywalker who hasn’t been heard from since his last transmission was interrupted.

Join us as we review the story and get an artistic analysis from Randy Martinez. We then go over our favorite panel, favorite line and most un-Star Wars moment from this issue. We asked for your opinions on the cover art and you came through with some great feedback.

Have fun with us and may the classic comics be with you…


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