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8 Ways "The Star Wars" Comic Differs From the Films

By Steven Romano Sep 10, 2013

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Alderaan is the Empire's Capital

We all know Alderaan as Princess Leia's adoptive homeworld and the one planet to have the distinction of being blown off the map by the Death Star. As such it's pretty neat to see that George Lucas intended Alderaan to be the Galactic Empire's capital in the same vain as its successor, Coruscant. Even wilder is the fact that it, conceptually, served as the basis for Bespin and Cloud City in The Empire Strikes Back.

Tags: movies, star wars, darth vader, george lucas, books-and-comics, luke skywalker, a new hope, the star wars

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Steven Romano

Like Captain America, Steven Romano is just a boy from Brooklyn. When he isn't contributing to The MindHut and other geeky websites, Steven's hard at work writing his first novel and comic book scripts. Follow him on Twitter @Steven_Romano, and swing by his blog: stevenromano.tumblr.com

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