Randy Stradley is an editor that works at Dark Horse Comics. Also writes under the pen name Mick Harrison.
Stradley not only writes but also deals with the publishing at Dark Horse comics (DHC).
Randy took his first stroll in the Comic Industry in 1984, at 28 years old. Shortly there after he met up with Mike Richardson and formed DHC. The fledgling publishing company acquired the rights to do Star Wars books and they never looked back. With the 10 titles of Star Wars and its movie fan base, DHC became a premiere publishing company. He later became the Senior Editor for Star Wars in 2002.
Randy continued to do editing and writing for other movie genres which included Aliens and Predators.
It was Stradley's stroke of genious, or moment of lunacy to bring the idea of killing off Chewbacca in the Star Wars books.