Monday, January 30, 2017

Comic Connection: Star Wars Annual (1979) #1 and Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith - Spiral #1 Tate's Comics Exclusive

A winged humanoid species introduced in Star Wars Annual #1 is the S'kytri from the planet Skye.  In the story, the S'kytri Kharys is working with Imperials to subjugate her people.  Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia attack Kharys' fortress to free Han Solo and Chewbacca.  Luke Skywalker kills Kharys during the assault, freeing the S'kytri.

The green-skinned Kharys is shown on the cover for Star Wars Annual #1.  In the foreground, Luke is being attack by Kharys' Catuman body guards while she flies above the fray.

Star Wars Annual #1a - Marvel Comics, U.S. (December 1979)
Another female S'kytri would appear in the Lost Tribe of the Sith - Spiral story arc from Dark Horse.  The leader of the Doomed is also a green-skinned S'kytri named Kaliska.  The Doomed are a group of Jedi descendants who lived on Kesh and oversee the imprisonment of the Dark Jedi Remulus Dreypa.

The Tate's Comics exclusive cover for Lost Tribe of the Sith - Spiral #1 shows Kaliska standing behind the Lightsaber wielding Takara.  Like Kharys, her head is mostly bald except for a mohawk-like tuft of hair down the middle.

Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith - Spiral #1b - Dark Horse Comics, U.S. (August 2012)
Tate's Comics exclusive
The S'kytri are not used in any other Star Wars stories although they are mentioned in various encyclopedias that focus on Star Wars species.

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