You all know the story of how George Lucas wrote a scene with Jabba the Hutt talking with Han Solo after Han fries Greedo. Mr. Lucas couldn't get Jabba into A New Hope, but Marvel got him into their 1977 comic adaption. You may be wondering, "Wait, how'd they know what Big J looked like in 1977...?" Well, by the looks of it, they guessed.
Jabba the Whutt?
The people at Marvel based this "Jabba" off a Cantina background alien now known as Mosep Binneed.
In the same issue, it's time for Leia to face her interrogator... but it's not the IT-O Interrogator droid like in the film (you know, the floating one that has a syringe that says "British Made" on it). The fear inducing automaton in the comic looks more like a protocol droid!
I don't own Marvel's Star Wars #1, but the 30th Anniversary Comic Pack action figure set for the premier issue comes with a much more accurate interrogator droid, despite its green color.
Could it be that issue one's droid was the familiar hovering ball while the next issue featured a humanoid droid? Or did Hasbro make another one of its mistakes? Next time I see a cheap copy of Star Wars #1, I'll pick it up and take a look.