Ever since Jaxxon and Amaiza
appeared in the original Marvel Star Wars comics I've always
wanted to see more of them. Alas, it was not to be. They were
like the unwanted stepchildren of the Star Wars universe. So
I had thought it would be up to me to bring them back.
Then lo and behold, I had
been contacted by Rich Handley about this very thing, and the
possibility of working on a story together. Unfortunately our
schedules didn't allow it and it never happened. I still had
the idea swimming around in my head.
The idea for a story evolved
from another Bungo and Rusti story I had in mind where the duo
are delivering the first shipment of Biscuit Baron's new chicken
biscuits to a planet inhabited by chicken people. Of course
it would end in tragedy, but a throwaway line sparked my imagination.
While leaving the station to make their run, Bungo and Rusti
relay their flight plan to the station master who instructs
them that the planet they are headed for is one of those Imperial
genetic experiment planets.
Well, if chickens, why not