Saturday, August 8, 2015

Star Wars #7

Star Wars #7 is a throwback issue that follows the events Luke Skywalker finds in the journal Obi-Wan Kenobi left for him on Tatooine. Taking place a few years into Obi-Wan's exile, the latest issue of Marvel's Star Wars comic deals primarily with Ben's struggle with no longer being a Jedi, hiding in the desert, and his failure to train young Luke in the ways of the Force.

Although some complain that Luke is the biggest whiner in the Star Wars universe, there's more than enough self-pity in this issue for Obi-Wan to give the farm boy a run for his money. Despite struggling with inaction, Obi-Wan does find a way to be of service when during the biggest draught in the planet's history a young Luke attempts to stand-up to Jabba's shakedown of the local moisture farmers which almost gets him killed.

Star Wars #7 offers an unexpected glimpse into the in-between years of Obi-Wan. The story, and others like it may have made a better separate mini-series, but fans of the character can still enjoy this single look back. For fans.

[Marvel, $3.99]

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