Star Wars #20
Written by Charles Soule
Art by Marco Castiello
Colors by Rachelle Rosenberg
Letters by Clayton Cowles
The Rundown: Luke travels to a planet powerful in the force and learns more about the Jedi he hopes to become.
After discovering a lost Jedi holocron, Luke Skywalker finds himself continuing his training with a familiar face giving him instruction. Unfortunately, it’s a lesson Luke believes that he’s already mastered. Frustrated at recent events and his seeming inability to advance his training, Luke has a moment of doubt. When the holocron tells him of a location that might help him focus his visions, Luke and Artoo head to a planet in the middle rim that might help him.
Luke makes his way to the strange planet and his first steps on the surface might be his last as he’s pulled under into a world he doesn’t understand and cannot escape. When he gives himself over to the experience, Luke finds himself in the presence of a stranger. A stranger who not only knows who he is, but is skilled in the use of the force as well. A stranger that will help him take more steps into a larger world.
The Story: I love the pacing and message of this story a lot. Soule has done a great job of broadening the perspective of the character through a connection to the larger universe Soule is creating. The story has great dialogue throughout and that dialogue is engaging to the reader. The conflict within the story is internal and I like the change of pace that it brings as well as the surprise at the end of the issue.
The Art: Castiello delivers some great visual flair throughout the issue. I like the style of the art and the serious tone that it takes. Rosenberg delivers some vibrant colors throughout the story and the color pallet brilliantly distinguishes both time and location.