Star Wars 036 Cover

Revenge of the Astromech

Published September 13th, 2017


Star Wars #36 is the thirty-sixth issue of the canon comic book series Star Wars. It was published on September 13, 2017 by Marvel Comics.



  • TypeComic book
  • FormatIssue
  • AudienceAdult
  • SeriesStar Wars
  • Release StatusReleased
  • Release Date09/13/2017
  • Episode Number#36
  • Story ArcsOut Among the Stars

Publisher's Summary

The Empire has held Threepio captive for far too long.
There’s no way they are prepared to deal with this rescue.
That’s right — Artoo is ready to take action!

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Opening Crawl


It is a time of turmoil in the galaxy. While the evil Galactic Empire remains strong, the Rebel Alliance continues to undermine Imperial forces throughout the galaxy in their fight for freedom.

An Imperial siege on Tureen VII compelled Alliance heroes Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Han Solo, to intervene. Darth Vader dispatched Scar Squadron, an elite group of stormtroopers, to stop them. Although humiliated and disgraced when the rebel forces were able to break the siege, Scar Squadron did not emerge empty handed–they captured C-3PO.

Scar Squadron has turned their focus to extracting as many rebel secrets as possible from the protocol droid. Meanwhile, R2-D2, concerned for his fellow droid and friend, has abandoned the rest of the rebel force in order to launch a solo rescue mission….