Thursday, June 11, 2015

Star Wars #6

The latest issue of Marvel's main Star Wars offers some surprises along with the first big "Fuck You" to the previously existing Expanded Universe continuity.

In the main storyline a blinded Luke, searching for Obi-Wan's journal on Tatooine, faces off against Boba Fett whose been sent by Darth Vader to bring back the pilot responsible for the destruction of the Death Star (whose name the Dark Lord of the Sith finally learns at least bringing an end to that "mystery"). Offering plenty of action while foreshadowing the Jedi that Luke will become, Skywalker survives mainly through dumb luck and trust in the Force.

The issue's B-story has wide consequences as Han and Leia run into Han Solo's ex-wife while running from an Imperial patrol in the Outer Rim. Just what exactly Sana Solo's role will be going forward is unclear but her introduction begins a likely wide divergence between the decades of Star Wars comics and novels of the past 25 years. Worth a look.

[Marvel, $3.99]

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