Luke Skywalker is ordered by Rebel Command to abandon a reconnaissance mission. It seems that appearances of unscheduled transport capsules have coincided with the destruction of Rebel bases, and just such a capsule has landed -- on Tatooine! Luke must return to his home planet, now a bustling locus of trade and a hotbed of rebellion, to discover how the Empire is finding out about the hidden Rebel bases. He finds the answer, but will it be at the cost of his life?
Russ Manning is credited as writer, which disagrees with the original strips. Gerber remembered writing it when the error was brought to his attention, but thought it was too late to do anything about it.