Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Star Wars Adventures: The Weapon of A Jedi #1

Set between the events of Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back, the first issue of the four-issue mini-series offers a solo mission for Luke. The series is an adaptation of the young adult novel and the first issue puts Luke on the surface of the planet of Devaron pulled by a calling in the Force he doesn't quite understand after being shot down by Imperials.

The beginning of a larger story, the first issue really serves to set up the three remaining issues to come ending with Luke on the edge of the forbidden Eedit Temple. The issue also introduces us to a few characters, such as Farnay and Sarco Plank as locals who feel like they will have a larger part in the story as it unfolds.

With so many different Star Wars comics being published, Star Wars Adventures: The Weapon of A Jedi #1 isn't a must-read. It's also not quite as lighthearted as most of the Star Wars Adventures line. However, it does work as a solid opening to tease what is to come.

[IDW, $5.99]

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