There’s a six foot tall carnivorous rabbit running around the galaxy called Jaxxon, and like the very best easter eggs (and goodness knows, as a bunny he’d know all about easter eggs) he hops up now and again. Cavan Scott dangled the carrot and decided to bring him back to the galaxy, and speaking with SyFy Wire he explained just how it all came about.
CAVAN SCOTT: The story started life as a pitch for a potential Lando Calrissian book in the Star Wars Choose Your Destiny series. When that didn’t happen, I stored the idea away, knowing we’d be able to use it elsewhere. Nothing goes to waste in a galaxy far, far away. When I was asked to come up with a story featuring Jaxxon for the 2019 Star Wars Adventures Annual, I knew that it would be the perfect home for Lando … now with the addition of a big green space bunny! A team-up with Lando and Jaxxon was too good an opportunity to miss!
This story takes part just after Lando’s part in Michael Moreci’s and Arianna Florean’s Flight of the Falcon series which appeared in Star Wars Adventures #16, late last year. In that Lando and Nien Nunb had trouble refueling the Millennium Falcon after the Battle of Endor. Here we see Han eager for Lando to return his ship as soon as possible.
It’s great to be working with Mauricet again. He really gets the relationship between Lando and Han. I first worked with him on last year’s annual, when we brought Jaxxon back to Star Wars after an absence of 30 years. For those who don’t know, Jaxxon was a fast-talking, rabbit-faced smuggler, first introduced in Marvel’s Star Wars #8 back in 1977. It was the first Star Wars comic I ever read. In fact, it was my first experience of Star Wars in general, as at that point I hadn’t seen the first film.
Bringing Jax back was therefore a real buzz. For me, he represents the fun — and somewhat surreal — side of Star Wars. In a universe where alien squid men can command armadas and announce traps, there’s definitely room for a carrot-hating, blaster-loving cottontail.
And to hear Cavan mention for the very first time that Jaxxon was making an official return to the timeline, listen to Brian Cameron interview him on stage at Celebration Chicago i our live episode of Making Tracks.
- Michael Moreci
- Publisher: IDW Publishing
- Paperback: 80 pages