Thursday, February 6, 2020

Star Wars #2

Set shortly after the events of The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars #2 continues the story of Luke Skywalker reeling from the revelation that Darth Vader was once his father Anakin Skywalker, and a fractured Rebellion struggling to continue the fight against the Galactic Empire.

If nothing else, this volume of Star Wars may be the one to examine the redemption of Lando (along with Luke coming to terms with his heritage and growing in the Force). With the Rebellion scattered and the cells unable to contact each other without alerting the Empire, Leia is needed by the leadership of the Rebellion putting Lando and Chewbacca in control of the search for their missing friend (which nearly immediately shows off Lando's smooth talking while questioning his loyalty and the level he will go for self-preservation).

As for Luke, his journey looks to be internal as the comic foreshadows a shrouded figure in visions that may hold keys to help unlocking his potential (or a potential threat that needs to be overcome?). Worth a look.

[Marvel, $3.99]

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