Star Wars Spotlight: X-Wing Rogue Squadron

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The best pilots in the galaxy take off for the first of many adventures!

Each week Star Wars Spotlight combs through the digital archives of Marvel Unlimited to showcase one classic story from that distant galaxy filled with Jedi, Sith, princesses, scoundrels and droids.

After assisting Luke Skywalker in blowing up the second Death Star, Rogue Squadron made quite a name for itself and became the go-to bunch when those in charge needed a crack team. So, it came as no real surprise when the Wedge Antilles-led group scored a comic book series way back in 1995.

STAR WARS: X-WING ROGUE SQUADRON originally consisted of a series of limited series numbering nine in total. The first of the stories launched from writers Michael A. Stackpole and Mike Baron and artists Allen Nunis and Andy Mushynsky. That tale, called THE REBEL OPPOSITION, saw the Squadron heading to Cilpar on a seemingly simple mission to protect a supply run when Imperial forces appeared. Tycho and Janson went down in the battle and eventually met up with a Princess Leia impersonator known as Dame Winter while the others encountered Elscol Loro and her group of freedom fighters who had a mole in their organization.

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