Star Wars #18
Written by Charles Soule
Art by Ramon Rosanas
Colors by Rachelle Rosenberg
Letters by Clayton Cowles
The Rundown: The Falcon gets a visitor that has information about the missing Han Solo.
In the aftermath of losing Han to Boba Fett, Leia and the rest of the crew of the Falcon deal with their feelings of loss. Lando and the others leave Leia and Chewbacca to deal with their emotions. At the same time, Lando continues to plot his escape from the rebels in order to get Lobot fixed up. Unfortunately, his plans to return Leia and Chewie are interrupted by the arrival of a ship from Crimson Dawn. Unable to escape, the Falcon receives a call from Qi’ra who wants to come on board alone.
After she arrives, she tells Leia that she wants to speak to her about Han alone. There interaction is tense, but Qi’ra reveals that it was she who got word to Holdo about the auction in hopes the information would get to Leia. She also tells a story about her and Han together and why he was better off with Leia and the rebellion. In the aftermath, she gives Leia information that will change everything. Information that could lead to the rebellion working with Crimson Dawn.
The Story: Soule does an excellent job of bringing in another element of the broader Star Wars universe into this story and giving more context to Han Solo. The story is very dialogue intensive and that works to establish both characters, their relationship to each other and their feelings about Han. The plot is great for its setting and pacing and I am interested in seeing where things go next with Leia and Qi’ra.
The Art: Rosanas has a brilliant eye for detail both in character and environment. The art is fantastic and visually engaging.