Star Wars #4 Review

What will the Rebels next course of action be? Read on to find out.

The official description from Marvel:

THE GREATEST SPACE ADVENTURE OF ALL TIME CONTINUES! Luke Skywalker is NOT a Jedi—not yet, at least. He’s only ever met one Jedi in his life…and he died. So, Luke’s quest leads him back to Obi-Wan’s hut…on Tatooine.

Star Wars #4 variantSince it launched back in January, Marvel‘s Star Wars has amazed me on a level beyond belief, as though I may have been sceptical going in, it has proven to be one of, if not the, best comic on the stand. Unfortunately the runaway frektrain finally starts to slow down, as though this latest instalment isn’t bad, it’s far from the stellar work that we’ve become accustomed to.

Exploring the aftermath of the Rebels’ latest mission, Jason Aaron takes us into the emotions of our main cast, with Luke still reeling from his encounter with Darth Vader, and Leia planning the Rebels next assault. This ultimately leads to a slower pace, with there being some heavy pieces of dialogue. There is on the other hand some interesting developments elsewhere, as we are also given some material that tie’s into Vader’s actions from his own series, with there also being someone after Han Solo. This all is more than tantalising, but unfortunately doesn’t save the issue from being rather average.

John Cassaday has been creating some of his best work ever on this series, and though I seem to find myself saying this each time the artist finds a new comic, I somehow feel this will remain true for at least a few years. Having a vividly cinematic flow, Cassaday makes this a joy to read, as where Aaron gives engaging narrative and dialogue, Cassaday conveys powerful emotion. He also delivers some eye catching scenery, and along with Laura Martin‘s vibrant, yet textured colours, it really brings this tale to life.

Star Wars #4 may not be as exciting as it’s predecessors, but that doesn’t stop it from being an intriguing continuation. Yes, it may be a little slow, with the final result being rather average, but it’s still a must have for any Star Wars fan.

  • + Great drama.
  • + Wonderful teasing.
  • - A little slow.
  • - All filler, no killer.

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