Star Wars #19

Marvel Comics

Written by Charles Soule

Art by Marco Castiello

Colors by Rachelle Rosenberg

Letters by Clayton Cowles

The Rundown: A restless Luke Skywalker will travel the galaxy to find a way to continue his Jedi training.

The Rebel Fleet has reformed, but their supplies are dwindling and they are still being hunted by the Empire. As Akbar goes over the bad news regarding the Syndicate War, Luke is a million miles away mentally. Something Leia picks up on quickly. Luke is desperate to find a way to complete his training for his next encounter with Vader and Leia encourages him to go. Unfortunately, all the places on his list of former Jedi planets bring him face to face with the Empire who are poised around each planet.

Luke makes his way to a river moon that might have what he needs. Unfortunately, it’s not completely safe and he knows that the Empire is looking for him. His first foray into getting information is unsuccessful, but he finds himself in the presence of a man with a story to tell. A story about the Jedi who saved his life while investigating something on one of the mountains. To get what he’s after, Luke will have to find a way to put aside his fear if he has any chance of continuing his training.

The Story: Soule crafts an entertaining and engaging story in this issue. The plot does a brilliant job of fleshing out Luke as a character and giving him some great motivation. The nods to planets in Star Wars lore was a great touch for fans and I really enjoyed Luke’s journey in this issue. Soule does a great job of showing the evolution of these characters and this world before the events of Return of the Jedi and I cannot wait to see what happens next after the great cliffhanger at the end of the issue.

The Art: Castiello delivers some great art. I love the style and it works perfectly with both the character moments and the action.

Star Wars #19



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