Star Wars #25

Marvel Comics

Written by Charles Soule

Art by Ramon Rosanas, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Will Sliney and Phil Noto

Inks by Daniele Orlandini

Colors by Rachelle Rosenberg, Arif Prianto, GURU-eFX

Letters by Clayton Cowles

The Rundown: Four original stories highlight the characters of the Star Wars universe.

The Lesson

Obi-Wan Kenobi prepares to train his young Padawan Anakin in lightsaber combat. As they begin, Anakin has a question about why they limit themselves to the weapon when they could make weapons more powerful. A question Obi-Wan decides to answer with a lesson he learned from his master long ago.

A great short story that does a wonderful job of both answering an interesting lore question and highlighting what is unique about the Jedi. The art is stunning and vibrant throughout.

The Lesson

In a burned out section of Coruscant, Emperor Palpatine stand before Darth Vader and orders him to fight. As the two spar with their sabers, Palpatine easily gets the upper hand and shows his apprentice that there are more powerful weapons in the dark side of the force that are all around him.

I love the contrast between this story and the previous one. It shows the differences in the Jedi and Sith as well as Anakin’s conflicted nature. Camuncoli delivers some beautifully dark and intense art in the story as well.

See You Around, Kid

In the aftermath of his failure to put down the Resistance, Kylo Ren returns to Crait. Not finding what he’s looking for, he takes his ship across the galaxy to places familiar to Luke Skywalker, but continues to come up empty in his search. With his anger intensifying, even those close to him begin to wonder if something is wrong with the Supreme Commander.

A good short story, but lacks the emotional depth that would make it great. It’s interesting, but really just boils down to a powerful baby having an intergalactic tantrum. The art is visually impressive though.

A Eulogy for Snap

After the battle of Exegol, the remaining members of Black Squadron meet on a hill. With everyone below celebrating their recent victory, Poe Dameron has gathered his friends to remember those they lost, especially Snap Wexley.

A good send off for the character that gives context and meaning to his character. The story also serves as a way of showing the cost of war. The art is subdued and complements the story really well.

Star Wars #25

8.6

8.6/10

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