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In a comic book storyline, Han Solo and Chewbacca crash land on Earth!


“Into the Great Unknown" is a ten-page non-canon comic story that was written by W. Haden Blackman. It was published in the comic book Star Wars Tales 19, which was released in 2004.

The story is notable for being the first officially licensed work to include both Han Solo and Indiana Jones, two characters portrayed on film by Harrison Ford in the 1970s and 1980s. Within the comic book pages, Solo and his co-pilot Chewbacca flee blindly into hyperspace from an Imperial fleet and end up crashing onto an unfamiliar planet, Earth.

Solo is attacked and killed by a primitive group of humans and 126 years later his skeleton is discovered by Indiana Jones. Blackman intentionally inserted references to both film franchises into the story, hoping to appeal to a wide range of fans. Blackman’s intentions paid off. The comic book appealed to a wider audience and achieved success.

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