Star Wars and House of Mystery

Marvel’s Star Wars series began based on the first film—but, after that story wrapped up, other characters were introduced. In #8 (February 1978, © 2021 Lucasfilm Ltd.), Roy Thomas, Howard Chaykin, and Tom Palmer brought readers the villainous Serji-X Arrogantus. (Any resemblance to cartoonist Sergio Aragonés is, well, a resemblance.) DC wrapped up House of Mystery with a memorable cross-universe story by Dan Mishkin, Gary Cohn, and Adrian Gonzales in #321 (October 1983, TM & © 2021 DC). Fervent fans not only knew that Karen Berger was the editor; they may also have known that the appearance of series host Cain was based on writer Len Wein.