And, that story was dynamite--about a bounty hunter who picks up on an old man, dying in a medical institution. The bounty hunter used to be a Storm Trooper, and he blames Skywalker for all his woes since the kid blew up the Death Star.
So, the old man leads him to Aduba-3 (mentioned that above--the first story arc after A New Hope), where we revisit some of the characters from that story arc.
One was a kid, and at the end of the story, the bounty hunter realizes that he mistook the dying old man, Don-wan Kioteh, for Obi-wan Kenobi. And, he mistook the kid, Jimm (the starkiller kid), for Luke Skywalker!
I wonder if Lucas ever read these, too. Because on adventure takes place on a water world (not Kamino from the prequels!). And, there is an adventure where R2 gets out on the surface of the Falcon as Han pilots the ship in a battle, where the droid has to fix the craft from the outside (like the scene in The Phantom Menace where we are introduced to R2 as Princess Amidala's ship escapes from Naboo).
There's a neat flashback tale that takes place in Luke's past on Tatooine, showing him bullseyeing womprats in his T-16 Skyhopper. And, there is talk about Owen Lars' brother....da, da, da, dah, dee, dah, dah, dee, dah.
Oh, and the next issue? Issue 18, published in December of 1978, is printed with the title, The Empire Strikes! No lie. This is four years before Episode V hit the screens.