Star Wars #13
Written by Charles Soule
Art by Ramon Rosanas
Colors by Rachelle Rosenberg
Letters by Clayton Cowles
The Rundown: As the rebellion continues to lick its wounds and regroup, the hunt for the missing Han Solo begins.
Luke Skywalker has continued his Jedi training, but finds his workout interrupted by Threepio and Artoo. Artoo has information for him regarding his latest mission and Chewbacca has a lead on both Boba Fett and Han’s location. Leaving Leia and Lando behind, the rest of the group heads to Hutt space and the smuggler’s moon of Nar Shaddaa to intercept the bounty hunter. Chewie finds his contact who has a lead on where Han might be and the group learns of a Mandalorian fighter making a name for himself in the arena. Unfortunately, more interested parties make their presence known.
Luke and company must fight a group of killers who are also looking for the rogue Mandalorian. Unfortunately for them, keeping them from getting the information throws Chewie into a rage that their potential killers was not prepared for. As the group fights to escape from a growing list of people wanting them dead, Luke discovers from Artoo more information that could help his training as well as a transmission from Leia with a lead on Han’s location.
The Story: Soule does a great job of nailing the adventure, intrigue and fun of Star Wars in this issue. There is a lot being established in this issue and the story to come sounds interesting as well. I loved the self-contained adventure elements of this issue because all of its elements from story to character work. Soule is teasing a big arc involving the bounty hunters and this does a great job of establishing it while also keeping the other arcs moving forward.
The Art: Rosanas nails it with the art in this issue. Everything from the characters to the action is beautifully done and visually engaging.