Saturday, November 10, 2018

#RRSciFiMonth Comic Review: Star Wars, Vol.1 Skywalker Strikes

Star Wars Vol.1, Skywalker Strikes 
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Release Date: October 6th, 2015
Format: Trade Volume

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Luke Skywalker and the ragtag rebel band opposing the Galactic Empire are fresh off their biggest victory so far--the destruction of the massive Death Star. But the Empire's not toppled yet! Join Luke, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2 and the rest of the Rebel Alliance as they fight for freedom against the evil of Darth Vader and his master, the Emperor! But when a Rebel assault goes very wrong, Han and Leia will have to think fast to make their escape--while Luke finds himself face-to-face with Darth Vader! In the explosive aftermath, a humbled Luke returns to Tatooine to learn more about his mentor Obi-Wan Kenobi. Meanwhile, Leia and Han undertake a vital--and dangerous--secret mission. But can they succeed without Luke? Plus: the menace of Boba Fett!

I've got another comic book review coming in hot today! Today i'm talking about Star Wars, Vol.1 Skywalker Strikes. This is the trade volume version that collects 1-6 of the single issue comics. This one is set in-between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Backs. You can tell because Luke is still wearing that ugly yellow jacket. Who told him that was a good look? No one in the Rebel Alliance told Luke how ugly that jacket was? Did they all just go, "Welp, he's a farmboy." Okay, I realize they probably had more pressing matters to attend to, but if you couldn't tell I hate that jacket. 😂
So, anyway....this book is interesting because we get to see Luke going through grief and just feeling like he's powerless. He going through a lot of things, and he's feeling a lot of self-doubt. I think we kind of forget that Luke and Leia are still very young, and they are involved in this rebellion at a young age when their feelings about who they are as people are still evolving. They are still trying to find themselves, but they don't really have that time because the rebellion needs them.

The plot of this comic is that the Rebellion needs to find a new base after they blew up the Death Star. They also are in the middle of an assault against the Empire where they have a run in with Darth Vader again. We get a cool side plot with Vader when he goes to talk to Jabba, but I definitely wanted more from them. I wanted Vader to just say something in Huttese to Jabba because I feel like that would have been such a baller move, but it he only responds in Basic. I think he doesn't because Darth Vader is not Anakin Skywalker anymore, he has completely shed that identity so doing so would be him admitting that he came from nothing. I think that makes him feel powerless, so he won't because Vader who deal is that he makes himself the most powerful person int he galaxy.

I love the banter between Han and Leia in this one. She continues to just make fun of the Millennium Falcon, and it gives me so much joy. I adore their hate to love romance, and we know they get together but seeing the seeds of that in this comic made me laugh a lot.

This one is great for hardcore star wars fans, or ones that are just curious about what the Rebellion was doing in between the two original movies.


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