Star Wars #6

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The heroes are scattered on their various missions, and none of them are doing wonderfully well. Luke is on Tatooine seeking clues to further his Jedi training. What he does manage to find is Boba Fett, hired to track down the pilot that blew up the Death Star. Those two have a very impressive fight, and both are surprised. 

Elsewhere, Han and Leia are continuing to bicker on their mission, which so far has mostly involved running and crashing. Like I said, no one’s doing real well so far. Han gets a surprise visitor which is going to make things even more awkward with Leia. I think Chewie got lucky by not coming along on this one.

Plot: Aaron is weaving a good tale of early in the Star Wars mythos. Luke’s quest and Leia’s passion for the Rebellion both make a lot of sense and fit well with where the characters are. I’ll give the plot a 3 out of 5.

Art: The art is good. Everyone looks right, the fight scenes flow well visually. I’ll give the art a 3.5 out of 5.

Positives: The characterizations are good, and the overall feel is right. Really, what more do you need for a Star Wars story? Luke being off on is own works, and, while I could do with a bit less of Han and Leia sniping at each other, it’s right for the period.

Negatives: Something about the Fett/Skywalker fight didn’t work for me, and I can’t put my finger on it. It just felt off somehow. And while the heroes scattering happens in many of the books, I’d like some hint of them getting back together in the relatively near future.

I’m a big Star Wars fan, and this is being done well. I have a few quibbles with some of it, but I’m having fun, and wondering what happens next, which is one of the best indicators that a story has your attention.

Star Wars #6

Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: John Cassaday
Colorist: Laura Martin
Letterer: Chris Eliopoulos
Cover: Cassaday & Martin

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