Friday, September 18, 2015

Star Wars #9

   I've read lots of Star Wars-based comic books, and I'm surprised to realize that the current stories filling the pages of the new Marvel Comics version may be the best ever.

   Writer Jason Aaron continues to take the cast of the original trilogy in surprising directions, and keeps the action fast and frenetic - and fun!

   So we follow Luke Skywalker as he continues to look for information about how to be a better Jedi knight - and finds himself facing a powerful gangster - and a deadly trap!

   Meanwhile, Princess Leia and Han Solo are nearly captured by the Empire, and their only hope for escape is a woman who hates - and loves - Han!

   And oh, that last page!

   Stuart Immonen and Wade Von Grawbadger's art is stunning - amazing alien vistas, strange (and familiar) creatures, and excellent likenesses.

   The key word here is "fun" - this series captures the sense of adventure, the spirit of wonder, the pure entertainment that any good Star Wars-based story should include.

   Highly recommended!

Grade: A


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