Star Wars #9

Marvel Comics

Written by Charles Soule

Art by Jan Bazaldua

Colors by Rachelle Rosenberg

Letters by Clayton Cowles

The Rundown: Leia begins plans for a new operation but communicating with the seperated rebel fleet will have to come first.

The empire has decrypted the rebel’s security codes and they cannot risk contacting other cells without bringing the Imperial fleet down on them. Leia will have to think of a new way of communicating with them and an unexpected source comes up with a plan. A dead language known to only one droid might hold the key to creating a new way to communicate and coordinate the fleet, but it won’t be easy to find.

Unfortunately, the droid they’re looking for is located on one of the most dangerous planets a rebel could be caught on, Coruscant. Luke volunteers for the mission, but the proximity to both Vader and Palpatine prompts some new faces to take on the mission of breaking into an imperial museum and stealing the droid. The team finds itself on the planet and will have to find a way to break in and break out with the prize. It’s a good thing they have a smuggler with them.

The Story: A great issue that highlights the high risk and rewards that the rebellion faces. Charles Soule understands not only these characters and this world, but how to integrate them into an interesting, entertaining and thought-provoking story. I really enjoyed every twist and turn in this issue and how there was no clean resolution to the mission. I cannot wait to see what happens next and how the story evolves.

The Art: Bazaldua delivers some great art throughout this issue. There is an energy and immediacy to the story and the art captures it brilliantly with scenes that feel like they are in motion.

Star Wars #9

8.5

8.5/10

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