The Star Wars #7 Review

With all things accounted for does this version of the classic lore really need to be at your local comic shop? Read on to find out.

The official description from Dark Horse:

When Princess Leia falls into the hands of Darth Vader, General Skywalker, Annikin Starkiller, and Han Solo must go on the offensive against the Galactic Empire. But they have a secret weapon on their side—one that the Imperials have vastly underestimated: Wookiees!

The Star Wars 7_Preview PageI’ll be honest, this series up to this point, has been a wonderful and refreshing take on accepted characters and tropes we’ve all come to enjoy. And this specific issue went even further as the creative team addressed a sequence that always bothered me in the original films. I’m by no means a harsh critic of the established timeline but what happens in this comics makes a lot more sense than Ewoks taking down the Empire on the forest moon of Endor.

Compliments go straight to the scribe, as J. W. Rinzler does a marvelous job pushing the arc forward while paving the way for what should be a grand finale. This whole thing is very different than what we’re accustomed to, but familiar names and places make a wholly unique interpretation of a galaxy far, far away digestible. It all adds up to a bizarrely welcoming release and believe me when I say eager fans will love this outing. I especially liked the role of the Wookies along with their new allies.

From Annikin Starkiller to Han Solo, these characters are detailed and beautifully rendered. With realistic brush strokes Mike Mayhew cements his prowess with a brilliant display that’s honestly second to none. But when you factor in the colors done by Rain Beredo you’re left with an essentially cinematic take. It not only uplifts the written word but solidifies the existence of this version of events with a birth of credibility.

The Star Wars #7 is exactly the caliber comic followers want and with only one issue to go I can happily report that this is a franchise that’s worth paying attention to. Highly recommended.

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