Star Wars #94-97
The new bad guys are finally officially introduced: a buncha' goth lookin' Japanese anime leftovers called the Nagai. With the help of some Empire remnants, they're setting up shop in the Star Wars galaxy. So they're basically a clean slate, as they don't know about all the history. Their motives aren't clear, they just want to conquer.
Han, Leia and 4 new (male) Zeltron emissaries run into Knife and more more Nagai on one planet. They're able to defeat them, but Luke, Kiro and Dani run into serious Nagai trouble on a remote planet. Luke gets defeated by the new-and-improved Lumiya and her energy whip... but comes back and beats her the next issue. Her helmet rips off and it's revealed that she is, in fact, Shira Brie.
Kiro and the Nagai Den Shiva fight over Dani and fall into a river. They both disappear and it's teased that Kiro may have died. Everybody else escapes, as the Nagai invasion fleet officially lands.
The 4 male Zeltrons all dress like 1985 suburban "break dancers" or like some weird Duran Duran fanboys. Imagine if Hot Topic had been around, then. That's their gear. Dani herself gets something of a make-over, dropping the black cat-suits for a more practical flight suit. Surprisingly, she actually looks a bit hotter.
Weird trivia: issue 97 features one-panel of a new, unidentified type of Storm Trooper. Its helmet looks like a cross between the regular Trooper and Darth Vader. Plus some extra shoulderpads.
So, with the new (goofy-lookin') threat established, you'd think they'd jump into that, full-on, right? Well, here comes...
Star Wars #98
Writer Archie Goodwin returns in another one-shot Heavy Metal wannabe! Han and Nien Nunb go on a supply mission to meet the "guildmaster" who makes all the ships. The Guildmaster wears a costume right out of the 1960's, even. Yeah, Nien Nunb, since Chewie's on leave on Kashyyyk. Oh, and since it's Archie Goodwin, Han flies through space in a jetpack. He sure LOVES that plot device.
Well, so much for any momentum. What happens next is even messier. Marvel screws up and flip-flops the release of issues 99 and 101. Yet #100 runs as scheduled. These three issues are actually tied-together, continuity-wise, as some important characters appear "first" in issue 101. So the correct order of reading turns out to be: 101, 99, 100 (and I'll be recapping them in that order).
The plot of issue 101 is even promoted in the "next issue" box at the end of issue 97. Big, big mess, especially book-ending a big "Anniversary" issue that they've been pointing to for the last 10 issues or so. Really confused the few readers who were left. So it's no surprise that the title drops to bi-monthly with issue 104, then quickly ends at 107.