Official Press Release
Fate. Coincidence. Synchronicity. Whatever you call it, life sure works through mysterious mechanisms. One little glitch in Time’s complex operating system can lead to a remarkably divergent series of events. Dark Horse’s ultra-successful Star Wars Infinities line has examined how the Star Wars universe would be changed by a series of these glitches. What would happen if the torpedoes Luke dropped down that Death Star exhaust port had faulty detonators? What if Luke died on Hoth while his would-be rescuer, Han Solo, was still a kilometer away?
Star Wars Infinities-Return of the Jedi takes its cue from a similar mishap. What if C-3PO is unable to translate the exchange between a disguised Leia and Jabba the Hutt as Leia tries to infiltrate Jabba’s palace and rescue Han Solo? One misunderstanding leads to another, and before you know it, thermal detonators are flying and everybody’s shooting! When the smoke clears, Boba Fett has reclaimed Han Solo’s frozen body, Leia has commandeered Jabba’s sail barge, and Luke is going to be late for an important rendezvous on Dagobah.
Written by Adam Gallardo (Star Wars Tales) and drawn by Ryan Benjamin (Star Wars: Empire), Star Wars Infinities-Return of the Jedi rockets from the failed Han Solo rescue attempt on Tatooine to Dagobah to the dual assault on Endor’s forest moon and the Empire’s new Death Star. Gallardo is determined to put the familiar Star Wars characters through the wringer as events begin to spiral out of control.
For Adam Gallardo, Return of the Jedi-Infinities is a dream project. “Watching Star Wars in the theater is my first movie memory,” he explains. “As a kid, I also loved the old Marvel What If…? comics. Now I get to do a What If…? comic set in the Star Wars Universe.” Asked about major differences between the “official” Return of the Jedi and its Infinities incarnation, Gallardo promises “more Lando and fewer Ewoks. I don’t want to spoil the rest.”
The newest chapter in the Infinities series promises the twists and turns and unique takes on classic characters that fans have come to expect. The newest Infinities thrill ride begins this November.
The first issue of Star Wars Infinities-Return of the Jedi, a four-issue miniseries, is available November 12 from Dark Horse Comics for the retail price of $2.99.