DARK HORSE DAY
Today, we talk about the be-all end-all of science-fiction modes of transportation. Star Wars is replete with advanced modes of transportation, space ships, refined weaponry and methods of warfare. I present to you, the Death Star!
A Death Star was a gargantuan space station armed with a planet-destroying superlaser.”
-“Death Star“, Dark Horse Database
The Death Star is a moon-size space station created by the Galactic Empire “to be the most powerful force in the galaxy.” The Death Star is able to destroy an entire planet as demonstrated “by a test firing on Princess Leia’s [planet] of Alderaan at full power and the prison planet of Despayre at [half] power.” (Death Star)
Commanded by Grand Moff Tarkin of the Galactic Empire with a crew of over 250,000, the Death Star can house around 700,000 personnel once: gunners, troops and support staff are included, It also boast an impressive arsenal including: TIE Fighters, strike cruisers, blast boats and assault shuttles. It also has defense weapons ranging from turbo blasters to ion cannons and tractor beams.”
-“Death Star“, Comic Vine
The Death Star was created by George Lucas in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977). The Death Star first appeared in Marvel Special Edition Featuring Star Wars #2 (1978).
Visit Death Star on Comic Vine.
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