Star Wars Reveals the Shocking Secret of Han Solo's Father
The following contains spoilers for Star Wars: Hans Solo & Chewbacca #5, on sale now from Marvel Comics.
Star Wars: Hans Solo & Chewbacca reveals Hans Solo's father isn't actually Hans Solo's father after all.
Star Wars: Hans Solo & Chewbacca #5 comes from writer Marc Guggenheim, artist David Messina, colorist Alex Sinclair and letterer VC's Joe Caramagna. In Star Wars: Hans Solo & Chewbacca #4, Chewbacca faced his Wookie rival, Black Krrsantan, before saving Han Solo from being captured. Much to their dismay, the two of them ran outside only to find the Millenium Falcon, which was being piloted by Hans Solo's supposed "father," had left without them.
While Hans and Chewbacca are picked up by Greedo and his crew at the start of Star Wars: Hans Solo & Chewbacca #5, the issue also sees the man posing as Hans Solo's father -- who was first introduced in Star Wars: Hans Solo & Chewbacca #1 -- captured by a marshal named Buck Vancto. "I go looking for Han Solo and I find...a fella claiming to be his father," Vancto narrates. "Care to know how that happened? It's a fine little tale. Y'see, I asked Bib Fortuna for a line on Solo. What he gave me instead was information. To wit: a Kajain'sa'Nikto by the name of Vizam telling you about this job Solo was hired to pull for Jabba the Hutt. Long story short, I put it together. Namely, you trying to con Solo out of the urn he was supposed to steal for the Hutt."
Vancto proceeds to pull a mask off the man while revealing his true identity. "Imagine my surprise, then, when I learned there are six warrants out for...Corbus Tyra," he says. Near the end of the issue, Hans and Chewbacca's crew show up and rescue Corbus from Vancto. Chewbacca is captured by Vancto before Hans can have any kind of confrontation with Corbus, however, and Hans is then shot by Greedo when he insists they go after his Wookie partner rather than fly away to safety. While Hans' fate remains unknown, Chewbacca is last seen stuck inside a prison cell with Maz Kanata, a fan-favorite Star Wars: The Force Awakens character.
Star Wars: Hans Solo & Chewbacca #5 features cover art by Phil Noto and variant cover art by David Lopez, Chris Sprouse, Karl Story and Rachelle Rosenberg. The issue is on sale now from Marvel.