Saturday, February 16, 2013

Star Wars #2

So far this new version of the original adventure continues to build nicely.

For the first time in far too many years, we're back to the cast of the first Star Wars film (also known as A New Hope) - Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca and Threepio, in this issue.

This story picks up right after the destruction of the original Death Star, as the Rebellion seeks to find a new base to continue its fight against the Empire. But there's a problem - apparently the Empire has a spy in place, and they're setting traps for the Rebels.

The story continues to build slowly, but there are some nice character moments for Leia, and we finally catch up with Han Solo and Chewbacca and a certain other familiar opponent.

Considering that the Star Wars movies are primarily action and adventure, this series has skimped a bit on the action side as it sets the story in motion (though there are some brief bursts of action in here).

But I'm really enjoying this series so far - it provides a warm nostalgic buzz and brings back a beloved set of characters in a familiar but exciting setting.

With strong art and good writing, I'm signing on for the long haul here. If you're a Star Wars fan (and who isn't?), you should do likewise.

Grade: A-


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