Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Star Wars Adventures #7

Part One of "The Princess and the Bog, A Twin Tale" kicks off a new story in Star Wars Adventures #7 featuring Luke and Leia and set between the events of the original Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back. While scouting the Outer Rim world of Bogano, Leia is a bit miffed to discover Luke there as well (who has felt drawn to the planet by the Force) rather than following the orders she gave him.

There isn't much in the way of conflict between Luke and Leia in the original trilogy, but the story offers a glimpse of how Luke's attempts to follow the Force could lead to conflict within the rigid structure of the Rebellion. Luke helps discover an impressive structure, although he's less sure than Leia it might make a base for the Rebellion. Turns out it's a good thing Luke showed up, as the pair encounter some unsavory characters.

While not as interesting, "Tales of Villainy" back-up story "The Crimson Corsair and the Crime Lords of the Barren Rim" does offer the first appearance of the space pirate Sidon Ithano in the comic.

[IDW, $3.99]

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