Friday, July 13, 2018

Star Wars #50

Issue #50 kicks off a new arc that shows the culmination of the Rebellion's hard work. The Rebel Fleet has finally been assembled. It's an impressive sight to behold. Finally, the Rebellion has a weapon to fight back against the Empire. While showing it off new toys and new level of unity to their closest allies, however, things begin to go horribly wrong.

There's certainly a huge emotional shift in Part 1 of "Hope Dies." The celebration is cut short when the Rebels discover several of their ships have been sabotaged by Trios who betrays her new friends. That itself would be bad enough, but the arrival of Darth Vader and a fleet of Imperial ships to spring the trap foreshadows big trouble for the Rebellion heading into the next issue.

Betrayed, outgunned, and with their backs against the wall, it will be interesting to see how the core characters make it out of Vader's trap as we're likely to see lots of action in the issues to come (if the Rebellion can figure out how to launch its fighters before the Star Destroyers pick them off one-by-one). Worth a look.

[Marvel, $3.99]

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