Thursday, May 5, 2016

Star Wars #18

While the Han and Luke's story is held to a minimum as nothing more than a comic interlude, the majority of Star Wars #18 focuses on Leia and Stana Starros getting stuck in the middle of the hijacking of Sunspot Prison while attempting to get some useful answers from Aphra. With all hell breaking loose, including dozens of killer robots shooting up the place and a masked man with ties to Leia's past calmly executing prisoners, the three women must put aside their individual differences and find a way to work together if they have any hope of survival.

Star Wars #18 offers plenty of action as the three women fight their way through countless robots to the prison control room. There's a nice nod to fans as well in that by the time they make it there C-3P0 and R2-D2 have things well in hand. With the issue more about survival than answers, we'll have to wait at least another issue for the reveal of who is behind the attack on the prison, what his true motivations are, and how his past is tied to that of Leia. Worth a look.

[Marvel, $3.99]

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