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SWCIC: Ty Yorrick Fights A Xunji, Haunted Droids Attack, A Wampa Fights Dragon Slugs & the Hassarian Storyteller (Tales From The Rancor Pit) – Ep 118

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A HASSARIAN BEGS JABBA FOR HIS LIFE BY TELLING 3 SPOOKY STORIES! For ep 118, Mike delves into the latest of Cavan Scott’s horror comics; Tales From The Rancor Pit, where 3 horror stories from across the Star Wars galaxy are recounted to the gangster Jabba The Hutt! One features haunted droids during the Clone Wars, the second features monster hunter Ty Yorrick during the High Republic era and the last features Han Solo, Leia & Chewbacca dealing with local creatures on Hoth, set shortly before the Empire attack! Mike also gives information on Hassarians, Cereans, Wampas, LEP droids and more!

Tales From The Rancor Pit was released in full on November 23rd2022 and was written by Cavan Scott. Nick Brokenshire did the artwork & colouring for the framing story, which is set between Empire Strikes Back & Return Of The Jedi. Ghosts Of The Machine’s artwork & colours were done by Juan Samu, with the story set during the Clone Wars (22-19BBY), Undead or Alive is set during the High Republic Era (before Light Of The Jedi) and has artwork by Andy Duggan with colours by Roman Stevens, and In The Lair of The Dragon Slug is set just before Empire Strikes ack (3ABY) and has art by Rafael Pérez and colours by DJ Chavis.

Mike tackled Cavan Scott’s 3 other anthology horror comics; Tales of Vader’s Castle, in episodes 76, 103 & 112 of SWCIC. Mike tackled the Mace Windu mini-series in episode 16 of SWCIC and the Ty Yorrick mini-series The Monster Of Temple Peak was in episode 87.

Mike spoke with Cavan Scott in April 2022 which can be found on this very feed or on YouTube, which has their conversation with video!

Last week, in ep 117, Mike delved into the 5 issues of Doctor Aphra set after Crimson Reign, featuring the Spark Eternal possessing Aphra, trapping her inside her own memories with no one to speak with aside from a long-dead Chadra-Fan. Meanwhile, Sana Starros puts a crew together to find Aphra while Just Lucky is hotly in pursuit! As well as this plot, Mike provides further information on Cortosis, the Mairan species, the Droid Crush and more!

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Outro read by BZ The Voice:

Intro theme arranged by Mike Burton, backing music by Eric Matyas at


00:00 Intro
00:50 Comic Info & Vader’s Castle Stories
02:04 What This Episode Entails
02:48 Personnel & Release Info
03:57 Framing Story Begins
05:41 Ghosts Of The Machine
11:18 Undead Or Alive
18:27 In The Lair of The Dragon Slug
22:37 End Of Framing Story
24:53 Coming Up
28:33 Support
28:57 New Podcast Feed
29:47 Bonus Content & Patreon
30:39 Outro

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