Thursday, January 15, 2015

Star Wars #1

   Well, it's been a while since I bought a Star Wars #1 from Marvel (almost 38 years, actually).

   Since Disney now owns both Marvel and the Star Wars franchise, it only makes sense to reclaim the series from Dark Horse, and bring it back to its original home.

   Happily, the stories are set right after the original Star Wars movie (now known as Episode IV: A New Hope).

   We find a team of Rebel fighters (all of whom you'll recognize) making a covert invasion of the Empire's munitions planet, where they plan to make trouble - but, of course, things get complicated by the arrival of... but that would be telling.

   It's loaded with action, adventure and humor - as any good Star Wars adventure should be.

   The real star of this issue is the art by John Cassaday, one of the best in the business today. With powerful layouts, strong likenesses and striking environments, he brings the universe to vivid life.

   It's a strong, strong start to the new series. Recommended!

Grade: A-


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