Classic Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back by Archie GoodwinCollects Star Wars (1977) #39-44 (remastered).
The comic adaptation of the darkest chapter in George Lucas’ original trilogy is remastered for the modern age! As the Imperial Forces regroup from the Death Star’s destruction, they target the new Rebel base on the ice planet Hoth. Will Darth Vader’s troops find Luke Skywalker, or will a wampa get Luke first? Meanwhile, feelings run high in the galaxy’s greatest love triangle, bounty hunters target Han Solo, and Jabba the Hutt lies in wait. Luke seeks out the great Jedi Master Yoda on swampy Dagobah, but the Emperor has designs on turning the young Rebel hero. As the battle begins for Skywalker’s soul, will his fear lead to anger, hate and the dark side? It’s all heading to one of the greatest confrontations of all time. Prepare for a grave disturbance in the Force!
Imperial walkers... from The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: The Digital Movie Collection
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Leigh Brackett and Lawrence Kasdan wrote the screenplay, with George Lucas writing the film's story and serving as executive producer. It is the middle installment of the original Star Wars trilogy , and the fifth episode in the nine-part ' Skywalker saga ' albeit being the second released. After the success of the original Star Wars film, Lucas hired Leigh Brackett to write the sequel, before personally outlining the saga as a whole and finishing the film's script himself. The story follows the Galactic Empire , under the leadership of the villainous Darth Vader and the mysterious Emperor , in pursuit of Luke Skywalker and the rest of the Rebel Alliance. When Vader captures Luke's friends, Luke must decide whether to complete his training and become a Jedi Knight or to confront Vader and save them.
The battle for the galaxy intensifies in this thrilling fifth episode of the unfolding saga. Luke Skywalker Mark Hamill journeys to the mysterious, marshy planet of Dagobah, where the wise Jedi Master Yoda teaches the young hero the ways of the Force. Little does Luke know that all his Jedi training will be called upon so soon. The Philadelphia Orchestra will play John Williams' iconic musical score live as the film is projected on three giant screens. Since the release of the first Star Wars movie over 40 years ago, the Star Wars saga has had a seismic impact on both cinema and culture, inspiring audiences around the world with its mythic storytelling, captivating characters, groundbreaking special effects and iconic musical scores composed by Williams. Come early and use the Force for your chance to win Film Society passes and more. We encourage you to celebrate your favorite movie characters at this performance, but please leave all masks, toy weapons lightsabers, imitation grenades, etc.