Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Star Wars Adventures: Smuggler's Run #2

Set after the events of the Battle of Yavin, Han Solo and Chewbacca have been talked into a mission by Princess Leia by travelling to the Outer Rim world of Cyrkon in search of a Rebel on the run who has information that may spell the end of the Rebellion if it falls into Imperial hands. After duping Imperials to attack the bounty hunters after them in the last issue, Han and Chewie continue their search for Lieutenant Caluan Ematt.

Alec Worley and Ingo Römling's adaptation of Rucka's young adult novel Smuggler's Run: A Han Solo & Chewbacca Adventure gives us more of Han and Chewie out thinking and outmanuevering both the bounty hunters looking to cash in on the price Jabba put on Han's head and the Imperials led by the driven and vicious Alecia Beck who is outfoxed by Han and forced to let the Rebels escape or turn an entire planet against the Empire. The second-half of the fun adaptation (originally released in German and now translated back to English) delivers gun fights, space battles, and Chewie throwing Han around like a rag doll (don't worry, it's all part of the plan).

[IDW, $5.99]

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