Star Wars #28
Written by Charles Soule
Art by Andres Genolet
Colors by Rachelle Rosenberg
Letters by Clayton Cowles
The Rundown: Luke goes on a dangerous mission to rescue a family of defectors.
Melton and his family have crash landed on Coruscant and are on the run from the Empire with information about the construction of the second Death Star. At the same time, Luke Skywalker is convinced that their plea for help is genuine and convinces some of his fellow rebels to take a dangerous trip to the heart of the Empire to attempt to rescue the family.
After arriving on the planet, Luke must disguise himself as an Imperial Officer in order to move freely throughout the underworld areas of the planet in hopes of finding the family and rescuing them before they are captured and before either Vader or the Emperor are alerted to their presence.
The Story: Soule delivers an entertaining story in this issue. There are some great character moments with the family as well as with Luke and Hera. The story teases a lot of tension with Luke traveling to Coruscant, but that tension doesn’t really pay off in the story. As entertaining as it is, the story moves a little too quickly to engage me as a reader. There are still a lot of fun moments within it, but I wish the story had the tension a dangerous trip to Coruscant would naturally require.
The Art: Genolet delivers some fun and exciting art throughout the issue. The visuals are thrilling and I wish the store allowed the art to convey the tension it wanted to deliver.