|Base of Operations||Feriae Junction|
|First Appearance||Star Wars, Volume 1 #27|
Skinker was the proprietor of a salvage yard on the Outer rim world of Feriae Junction. He dealt primarily with the sale, trade and refurbishing of droids. Working for him was a one-meter tall alien assistant named Polyp. Several months after the Battle of Yavin, Skinker hired a cyborg bounty hunter named Beilert Valance to track down and kill a renegade slaver named Marko Tyne. Valance succeeded in the task and Skinker delivered on their agreed-upon wage - a collection of repurposed droids. Valance despised droids and wanted them only so he could take pleasure in destroying them. What he really desired though, was to get his hands on Republic hero Luke Skywalker, a fugitive of the Galactic Empire and an alleged "droid-lover".
By happenstance, Luke and his trusted droid companion C-3P0 came to Junction in need of supplies and parts with which to repair Luke's astromech droid R2-D2. When he came into Skinker's shop, the wily proprietor instantly recognized him and sent Polyp off to go find Valance. Valance came to the shop and engaged Skywalker in combat. Skinker and Polyp were briefly stunned during the firefight, but recovered soon after.
Notes & Trivia Edit
- Skinker is exclusive to the continuity of the Marvel Comics Star Wars comic book series and as such, his canonicity is subject to speculation.