The current STAR WARS comic has been establishing events in the Star Wars timeline between the events of Episodes IV and V. Some have wondered why this decision was made and others have felt having the series take place in this time period is restricting. We already know what happens after so what new things could be added?
All that has changed with STAR WARS #6.
We know this was when Han was basically on the run from Jabba the Hutt. He owed him money so it would be no surprise to see a bounty hunter looking for him. This particular woman was all business. She brutally sought out some answers on Tatooine and made it clear Solo was her target.
It was still unclear who she was. As a determined bounty hunter, she almost seemed to be taking the pursuit to a personal level. It was starting to look like Han must have caused her some grief in the past. Perhaps that was the reason she was set on finding him and claiming any reward for herself as retribution.
When she finally caught up to him in issue #6, the truth was revealed. Obviously there are spoilers below.
Han Solo has a wife. What the heck does this mean?
There's several things that could have happened. It is possible they were married and had a falling out. That would mean Han has been flirting with Leia while still in a marriage with someone else. It could be possible they had to get married as a matter of convenience. Perhaps they were fellow smugglers and had to give the pretense of being a married couple. They could have also been on a planet where the idea of marriage is established through other means.
Is Han still married? Are they separated or divorced? Do they even have divorce in the Star Wars universe? Needless to say, this changes some things for Han's future. We know the flirtation is still there in Empire Strikes Back. It's possible Sana will meet her end before then or they do get an official divorce or annulment. Looks like we didn't know all there was to know about Han Solo.