Sunday, June 7, 2015

Star Wars #6

   Being the cynical old comics fan that I am, it's rare for a cliffhanger at the end of one issue to leave me anxious to see the next one.

   But that's exactly what the creative team managed with the latest Star Wars adventure.

   Writer Jason Aaron has been taking advantage of the creative freedom to pit characters against each other earlier than we might expect - so we saw Luke Skywalker facing off against Darth Vader a few issues ago - and now Luke must survive an battle with Boba Fett!

   It's an action-packed confrontation that will keep you on the edge of your seat - thanks in no small part to the outstanding artwork by John Cassaday, who was born to handle this kind of high-octane, wide-screen adventure.

   There's another startling revelation in the issue, as Han and Leia search for a new rebel base and encounter - well, let's just say it's someone whose identity is guaranteed to shock the reader.

   It's been a terrific series so far, though this is sadly the last issue for Cassaday. Here's hoping the future artists can maintain the high level that has been set in this opening story!

Grade: A


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