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Star Wars Fan in 1979: We Need More of Luke and Leia’s Romance!

Star Wars fever was raging across the nation in the wait between the first movie in 1977 (now called A New Hope, but then known as just Star Wars) and the sequel The Empire Strikes Back in 1980. Marvel had a comic book series running during that time, but they didn’t know what would happen in Lucas’ sequels -and neither did the audience. That’s the part you have to remember when you read this letter to the editor printed in one of those comics in 1979.

In the second film, we saw that Leia had made her choice of suitors, but it wasn’t until Return of the Jedi in 1983 that we knew Luke never really had a chance. And then we all felt weird about that first spark of romance in the the initial film. Now we are kind of glad that Marvel had them act “more like brother and sister” in the comics. There are more fan letters full of complaints, which is eternal for Star Wars fans, in an article at Uproxx.


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