Saturday, October 31, 2015

Chewbacca #1

Set shortly after the events of the Battle of Yavin in the original Star Wars, Marvel Comics' new Chewbacca five-issue mini-series gives the Millennium Falcon co-pilot his own mission for the Rebellion. Stranded on a planet in need of parts to fix the ship he borrowed for the mission, Chewbacca makes the acquaintance of a young girl named Zarro who has escaped the local mines where her father is still a prisoner working off his debt to a local gangster and extortionist.

Despite the fact that Zarro cannot understand a word the Wookiee is saying, the pair strike up a quick rapport after Chewie decides to help the young woman on the run hide from the thugs who are chasing her. And even though he has his own mission to accomplish, Chewie certainly can't abandon Zarro in her time of need.

The issue begins by explaining Zarro and her father's predicament, allowing writer Gerry Duggan and artist Phil Noto set the stage allowing the walking furball to stroll in at his leisure. Although we don't know just what Chewie's secret mission is, I'm interested to see where this detour leads.

[Marvel, $3.99]

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