Thursday, December 21, 2017

Star Wars #40

Star Wars #40 finds Luke, Leia, and Han on Jedha (the planet used to test the Death Star in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story). Jedha was decimated by the Death Star's blast which destroyed Jedha City and left the rest of the world in shambles. They aren't the only ones who have returned to the planet as the Empire is hard at work mining any Kyber crystals which may have survived the attack.

Along with the remnants of Saw Gerrera's Rebel cell, our heroes work together to destroy the mining operation, prevent any more harm to the planet's survivors, and deny the Empire its prize.

Other than for the arc's return to Jedha, Star Wars #40 stands out for the friction between Luke and Leia. Following the attack, Luke learns of a Force temple on the decimated world and chooses to check it out (much to the dismay of Leia who questions the priorities of the would-be-Jedi). This sets up the conflict of the next issue as Luke's destination (what little we see here) doesn't appear to be what he expected. Worth a look.

[Marvel, $3.99]

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