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Are there any books or comics that give us more information about Luke's early life, between arriving at Tatooine and leaving with Obi-Wan?

  • I'm not sure why this is being closed under "lists and recommendations". The question isn't which you should read, it's whether such a thing exists. – Valorum Jan 12 '15 at 17:54
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    @Richard If the question was really just "does it exist", then your answer could/should have just been "yes." The nature of these questions, however, really requires some examples (a list of recommendations, if you will), at the very least, of stories that go into the timeframe. – phantom42 Jan 12 '15 at 17:56
  • @phantom42 - It's certainly a finite list (three books, two comics) and he's not asking which he should read, just whether any of the comics/novels cover it. I don't think this fits the criteria for a Vote-to-close:List – Valorum Jan 12 '15 at 17:58
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    @Richard I'd generally agree, and that's why I didn't personally VTC this time - but the argument is generally a valid one. Also, Lil Trevis did ask for a "good book". You updated the question to ask for any book(s), which sort of contradicts your point about him not asking for recommendations. – phantom42 Jan 12 '15 at 18:02
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Luke's life on Tatooine, including the raging excitement of trying to fix 'vaporators with a faulty droid, sandstorms, trying to buy power convertors and his bizarre nickname (wormie) are all covered in the deleted scenes from Star Wars IV : A New Hope.

You might also be interested in the Star Wars Radio Plays which covers much of the same material.


If you're dead set on reading, these events are covered in the original novelisation and in much greater detail in the Radio Plays collected scripts as well as the original Marvel comic adaptation of A New Hope.

  • Star Wars Tales #15" (Sandstorm) details a story about 10 year old Luke. Knocked unconscious in a sandstorm, he encounters a young boy named Ani. Together they face a Krayt dragon.

  • Adventure in Beggar's Canyon is a children's paperback. The main plot is that a young (14 year old) Luke and his friend Windy who crash their T-16 skyhoppers while attempting to "womp rats at Beggar's Canyon". Again they're saved by Ben Kenobi.

  • Old Wounds is a non-canon comic in which Uncle Owen and a very young Luke are threatened by a revived Darth Maul in order to draw out Obi Wan. Because of this experience, Owen tells Obi Wan to stay away from Luke and his family.

  • There were a few other stories in Tales that covered the time period as well. And IIRC in 'Sandstorm' it was actually a young Anakin (pre-Ep1) that helped Luke. – Omegacron Jan 12 '15 at 18:06
  • @Omegacron - Richard is somewhat morally opposed to things that Mickey Mouse didn't bless :) – DVK-on-Ahch-To Jan 12 '15 at 18:26
  • @Omegacron - Yes, I've read it since and updated the description. – Valorum Jan 12 '15 at 18:33

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