Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Star Wars #21

Star Wars #21 breaks from the formula of Marvel's main Star Wars comic. Moving away from the adventures of the core characters from the original Star Wars trilogy, the latest issue focuses instead on Sgt. Kreel and his new squad of elite Stormtroopers tasked with finding and eliminating Rebel insurgents throughout the Empire.

The latest issue is more a military comic with the squad learning to trust their new commander while performing their orders from the Emperor. While Stormtroopers have gotten a bad name (given their inability to hit anything resembling a target), writer Jason Aaron and artist Jorge Molina show that this is a different breed of soldier than those other walking targets seemingly trained solely to be shot down by the Rebellion.

Certainly a big perspective shift given the focus of the series first twenty issues, Star Wars #21 offers a different kind of Star Wars story beginning here with the first issue of the new three-part arc. Worth a look.

[Marvel, $3.99]

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