Star Wars #56
Written by Kieron Gillen
Art by Andrea Broccardo
Colors by GURU-eFX
Letters by Clayton Cowles
Rebel leaders Han Solo, Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker are finding out that even the Outer Rim territories are no longer safe to hide in as the fallout of their escape from Vader’s fleet brings Imperial troops to the Outer Rim in search of the wantedfugitives. Han’s smuggler acquaintance Sana has a plan to get them off world and possibly closer to finding Ackbar, Chewie and the Falcon.
After finding a route that takes them away from Imperial patrols and scrutiny, they come upon a Star Destroyer and must act quickly to avoid being detected. Their new plan involves sending the rebels down to an uninhabited planet to lay low, but that becomes another complication when they discover that the planet is not so uninhabited after all.
Gillen has some fun with Luke, Han and Leia on the run and their vulnerability makes the issue incredibly entertaining. The pace of the story is well done and both the dialogue and the plot are engaging and entertaining. It’s fun to see Han dealing with the lack of control being in command of the Falcon gives him and taking orders from his fellow smuggler has got to be difficult. Luke and Leia aren’t given much in this issue, but the overall dynamic between the characters remains interesting.
Broccardo does an amazing job with the art in this issue. There is a definite shift in the tone of the book with the new art, but it works for this story and the visuals that are required to tell it.